Best things to do in Antigua

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What is the best thing to do in Antigua just found out we are going there due to our cruise being rerouted next week. Is a resort Day pass the way to go?


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Originally posted by cjackson12
What is the best thing to do in Antigua just found out we are going there due to our cruise being rerouted next week. Is a resort Day pass the way to go?


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We've only been there once. We took a taxi, really cheap , and toured , then beach.
I would skip the tour this time, myself, but they have beautiful beaches! We went to long beach, but there are hundreds more...
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The Eco Tour boat trip is fantastic but a little pricey https://adventureantigua.com/the-eco-tour/
We enjoyed this very much.

For beaches these two are short taxi's away from port and get good reviews, take a look at this thread. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2463395

This time we are renting a car.

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We are going to do a Yacht Race with "On Deck" Tours --- they used to have a place in St. Thomas so I've used them before. It's the kind of thing where two yachts go out and race each other on a course (with real deck hands, of course). Super fun to do. You can be as active as you wish, or sit back and enjoy the salt spray.

I just happened upon their office the last time I was in Antigua because it's right near Nelson's Dockyard and we were wandering around. I said that when I returned I'd go sailing with them again, and that's what we will be doing because our stop has been changed from St. Maarten to Antigua.
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Originally posted by happy_travellers
The Eco Tour boat trip is fantastic but a little pricey https://adventureantigua.com/the-eco-tour/

We enjoyed this very much.

We loved this tour. Would do it again.
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we have done the day pass at jolly beach resort twice and are going back in january. great friendly staff, awesome food and drinks. long huge beach and a refreshing pool, it is 75$ a person but if you can get 10 people it drops to 67.50 ,
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Originally posted by kassimer1
we have done the day pass at jolly beach resort twice and are going back in january. great friendly staff, awesome food and drinks. long huge beach and a refreshing pool, it is 75$ a person but if you can get 10 people it drops to 67.50 ,
Would you mind telling me how you reserve this? I've looked on their website but don't see anything about day passes. I would love to give this a try. Thanks