The greatest claim to fame for this independent commonwealth is its beaches. Approximately three hundred sixty five beaches grace these shores since Antiguans like to say they have a different one for every day of the year. The sand is often sugar-white and the water clear azure and crowded with brilliant coral reefs perfect for snorkeling and diving.
There are many small, intimate hotels here as well as more extensive resorts like the Sandals and luxurious lodging like Curtain Bluff or St. James's Club. With all these beautiful beaches and the glorious Caribbean waters to explore, you may never want to leave your resort. But exploring the history and culture of these beautiful islands is another kind of romance, perfect for winding strolls with the one you love. There are several forts dating from before the commonwealth won its independence from the British. St. John's is the capital of these islands, and its cobblestone streets and weathered homes provide the historical setting for its picturesque markets and ancient architecture like the beautiful St. John's Cathedral.
Antigua and Barbuda offer a beautiful tropical destination for romance. With the sun, sand, and surf, you'll find ample opportunity for your favorite beach and water sports and all kinds of outdoor comfort and luxury for the ultimate in relaxing island getaways.