Antigua and Barbuda, two tiny Caribbean islands, are perhaps best known for their 365 white sand beaches, one for each day of the year. However, as their official tourist website states, “the beach is just the beginning” of everything this renowned cruise ship location has to offer.
The contemporary culture of Antigua and Barbuda is a unique blend of the islands’ British colonists and the African slaves brought with them. Calypso music, which is still prevalent in Antigua and Barbuda.
Antigua comes alive with hundreds of locations to party during the night, including Shirley Heights, which hosts Sunday night “jump-ups” (street parties) with live music and plenty of rum punch.
The Pavilion, whose exquisite atmosphere is evocative of a plantation dining room and whose wine cellar holds no less than 8,000 bottles from across the world, is one of several Antigua and Barbuda restaurants located near VC Bird International Airport. Sticky Wicket (20 Pavilion Dr, Coolidge, Antigua), located close to Stanford Cricket Grounds, offers some of Antigua’s best Caribbean cuisine and a thrilling cricket match at the same time.