Antigua Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4k 60fps)

Antigua Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4k 60fps)


Just 3 hours from Miami and 8 from London, is Antigua, the largest island in the nation
of Antigua and Barbuda. Whatever time zone you’re coming from, the moment you set foot here, you’re walking
in island time. Christopher Columbus claimed this island for
Spain when he sailed past in 1493, but he was in too much of a hurry to stop. Don’t go making the same mistake he did, or you’ll miss out on some of the best beaches
and mellowest vibes the Caribbean has to offer. Antigua’s capital is St John’s, built by British traders 150 years after Columbus
first rushed by. High on the hill, The Big Church looks down
upon a town of plantation shutters, iron roofs and colors as bright as our spirit. Mix up a little history and shopping, down by the city’s quays, where old shop-houses have been given new
life as cafes, bars and duty-free boutiques. Take a break from the noonday sun in the cooool
shade of the old Courthouse, now the home of the national museum. From the days of sugar and slaves, to cricketing legends, the story of Antigua is all here to touch
and enjoy. Spend a lazy afternoon walking the ramparts of the harbor’s fortifications, whose cannons made sure that pirates and other
mischief-makers stayed well out to sea. When the hustle n bustle of St John’s gets too much *chuckle*, there’s a whole island waiting to meet you. Just to the north of St John’s, you’ll
find Runaway Beach and Dickenson Bay. These beaches have everything a sophisticated
beachcomber could need, from the purest sands, to some of the finest
resorts in all the West Indies. And the sunsets are pretty fine too. On the island’s Eastern side, spend an hour or two at Betty’s Hope, the queen of all Antigua’s sugar plantations. The island was once covered with over one
hundred mills just like this, whose great sails turned slowly in the trade
winds, each one crushing up to 200 tons of cane per
week. A few miles east from Betty’s Hope, feel the power of the trade winds again, at
Devil’s Bridge, a natural arch carved by Atlantic waves pushed
all the way from Europe. When it’s time for some gentle rhythms, cool off in the sheltered waters of neighboring
Long Bay. Or let the breeze carry you further around
the Island, to curvaceous beauty spots like Half Moon
Bay,…and Mamora Bay. Sooner or later you’ll wind up at English
Harbor, once, one of the Royal Navy’s
most important bases, today, the prettiest town in the islands south. Hi-Tech yachts have replaced the great ships
of old, and the timber and gunpowder stores are now
boutique hotels. But the smell of rum and tar still lingers
around the Nelson’s Dockyard, …in the windlasses that pulled weary ships
ashore for repair, and in the former officers’ quarters which
now celebrate the great age of sail. Head up the hill to Clarence House, and share the same views that admirals, governors, and visiting royalty once enjoyed. For even bigger views, keep climbing, to Shirley Heights. Once a place where lookouts scanned the horizon
for prowling ships, today it’s the perfect place to catch the
breeze , …and think about your next swim. From English Harbor, back to St John’s, it’s just one perfect beach after another. Pigeon’s Point Beach, is alive with local laughter. Carlisle Beach, comes straight from a dream. Turners Beach, is as calm as the sea can be. And Valley Church Beach, is like
warm medicine for the soul. Some say there are 365 beaches in Antigua, one for each day of the year. But you won’t see every beach,
don’t even try. Just take it eeeeasy, because the slower you
move, the better you’ll feel. And Antigua is all about, feeling gooood. For thousands of years Antiguans have called this island, Waladli, which means “our place.” So come, set your mind to island time, and make it your place too.

89 thoughts on “Antigua Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia (4k 60fps)

  1. Who is the voice? he's awesome, got me hook line and sinker in under a minute! definitely want to there

  2. Most amazing country I've visited! Half of my family are from here!
    Beautiful beaches! Loved the culture and such an amazing experience.
    Any Davis's here message me!

  3. I've been sailing here a few years back. While not my absolute favorite place I've gone sailing in the world, it was still amazing to experience. If you get the chance, go. Simple as that.

  4. Some of the scripts are so cheesy. How many times do you hear "island time" in these videos? xD Beautiful video though!

  5. Please do a travel tour featuring beautiful attractions in the Philippines like Ilocos, Boracay and Palawan.

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  7. What a wounderful place! Unfortunately it is quite expensive to came from Poland… :-/ But sooner or later I will find an opportunity. Thanks, Expedia for revealing to us such great Carribean island!

  8. Excellent video! One of the most informative I've seen on YouTube. Shows you where to go what to see. You're not watching some moderator or a scantily dressed young lady in a bikini
    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy all aspects of beauty. But, when I'm doing research on a vacation spot, I want to learn as much about that vacation spot as possible. see the sights & sounds. Great video.

  9. So this is the reason why an Indian fugitive Mehul Choksi has opted for Antigua Citizenship. Mehul Choksi is convicted of fraud for about 14,000 Crore Indian Rupee in PNB Bank. This money is equivalent to 2,04,33,00,000.00 United States Dollar.

  10. Submit a 'short film' or 'music video' to the new 'Wadadli Short Film Festival' in ANTIGUA, starting in October… 
    Go to either; www.filmfreeway.com/wadadlishortfilmfestival or www.wadadlishortfilmfestival.com

  11. I LOVE ANTIQUA IN DER CARIBIC mit freundlichen Grüßen von Stefan Xenarios aus Burscheid Germany.

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