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St. John's, Antigua

The first settlement on the island we now know as Antigua was not established until the 1600s, when English settlers arrived. Antigua remained a part of the British Commonwealth until its independence in 1981. Today, Antigua is a popular holiday destination, attracting tourists with its ideal climate, amazing landscape, leisurely lifestyle and 365 beautiful beaches - one for every day of the year! 

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St. John's, Antigua

Port of Call

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Discover Antigua's past at Nelson's Dockyard, a restored working dockyard. In this tropical Colonial Williamsburg, you can visit many of the original colonial buildings and get a real feel for the history of the place.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Sail aboard a catamaran and take in a few hours of breathtaking scenery. You'll depart for the northwest coast of Antigua to a specially selected anchorage, where you'll enjoy snorkelling and water skiing. Then move on to a beautiful sandy beach for more fun in the water.
  • Experience the rich history, unique culture and tropical flora of St. John's on an informative Antigua Island Tour.
  • Discover some of Antigua's most beautiful secret spots and small, uninhabited, islands by kayak. You'll stop for a swim, and if you're quiet, you may spot the sea turtles, frigate birds, whistling ducks, endangered fallow deer and flying fish that inhabit the area.
  • Feel the wind in your hair as you travel through Antigua's lush rainforest via a zip line 91 m (300 feet) in the air.

Sporting Adventures

Take an unforgettable island safari and rugged hiking adventure through lush vegetation and enjoy unbelievable panoramic vistas from one of the island's highest points at 366 metres (1,200 feet). This is a great opportunity to experience a part of the island that few tourists have seen – with exotic plants, animal life and more.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Antigua's local beer is Wadadli, which is the Carib name for the island. You might also want to try Cavalier, a local rum used in drinks across the island.

Local Currency

The Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD) is the official currency. US dollars, traveller's cheques and credit cards are widely accepted.

Weather in St. John's, Antigua


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 83° 28.33°
Average Low 73° 22.78°
Mean Temperature N/A N/A
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 0.93 in 2.36 cm

    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.