Its many beaches never fail to make it to the list of the most eye-pleasing and visited places in the world.
There are other natural and human-made attractions that make Antigua and Barbuda a must-visit place as well.
The many lovely places you will find in this country make getting a passport through the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Program worth it.
Antigua and Barbuda’s Citizenship by Investment Program or CIP allows foreigners to become legal citizens of this country. With a legally issued passport, you can enter and leave the islands anytime. You are free to do the same in the other Caribbean nations.
Aside from hassle-free entry to Antigua and Barbuda and other Caribbean islands, your second passport allows you visa-free travel to more than 130 countries.
Through the CIP, you can enjoy lifetime dual citizenship. This means you will not have to renounce your current nationality. You can reap the benefits of having two passports, which include not paying capital gains and estate taxes in Antigua and Barbuda.
Lastly, through the CIP, you can own a property in the country. As such, you have the option of buying a home here where you can stay during your visits in addition to checking in at one of the hotels here.
Top Sights To See In Antigua And Barbuda
Whether you have recently moved to Antigua and Barbuda or you are having your holiday here for the first time, treat your sense of sight to these astonishing views that you shouldn’t fail to capture on camera:
1. Shirley Heights
One of Antigua’s most famous attractions, Shirley Heights Lookout, is more than a place for hanging out and enjoying a scrumptious barbecue. It gives visitors the best view of the island and surrounding areas.
Shirley Heights stands around 490 feet above sea level overlooking the English Harbour and Falmouth Harbour. Atop the Lookout, you will have breathtaking views of these harbors and the whole island.
You will also have amazing views of Guadeloupe and Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda’s neighbor islands.
The 360-degree panoramic vistas are definitely worth several photos that you should share online. If you visit the place at sunset, you may even have more Instagrammable images.
Shirley Heights is the best place to catch the Green Flash, a phenomenon where a green spot is visible above the sun or a green ray is released from the sunset point.
This phenomenon only happens within seconds at sunset or sunrise, so you have to keep an eye out for it if you want to capture this fantastic sight.
2. Ffryes Beach
If beaches are your favorite places to visit and sights to see, Ffryes Beach should be on top of your must-visit spots in Antigua and Barbuda.
Ffryes Beach has fine white sand and crystalline azure water. You can’t help but be amazed by the natural scene that awaits you once you step on the beach.
Although the beach is already one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see, you will become even more awestruck when you see it after a storm. The area is usually strewn with driftwood, transforming it into a more fascinating view worth a shot or two.
The addition of the driftwood makes the beach a great backdrop for your pictorials, too.
3. Pigeon Point Beach
A popular destination among locals and tourists, Pigeon Point Beach may not be as quiet as the other beaches in Antigua. However, it is one of the must-see places here due to its clear blue water and white sand.
The place is also teeming with trees, making it a fantastic place to enjoy a beach day and capture in photos.
Since locals frequent Pigeon Point Beach, it is the perfect place to take pictures of the people and lifestyle that everyone enjoys here.
Pigeon Point Beach is also one of the best snorkeling spots in the country. As such, bring an underwater camera so that you can get photos of the colorful undersea life and scenery.
4. Devil’s Bridge
Although the name may evoke a terrifying image, don’t let it fool you. Devil’s Bridge is one of the most Instagrammable places you can visit in Antigua.
Located near the village of Willikies, Devil’s Bridge is the result of reef and sand building up in the last millions of years. The natural formation is a unique sight worth the long trip you might take to this area.
Aside from the outstanding natural formation, the area has several blowholes and geysers which you should take shots of as well. Try to time it when they emit sprays of seawater to get gorgeous, fascinating photos of Devil’s Bridge.
Additionally, take a few pictures while the waves crash into the rock formation for more dramatic images.
5. Nelson’s Dockyard
If you want to know more about the history and culture of Antigua and Barbuda and see plenty of beautiful sceneries, head to Nelson’s Dockyard.
Nelson’s Dockyard is a marina and cultural heritage site in St. Paul Parish, English Harbour. The buildings here are some of the Caribbean’s oldest colonial structures.
The marina is a popular docking area for yachts of different types and sizes. With the beautiful harbor in the background and various vessels, you will have plenty of beautiful images to capture.
With the many well-maintained colonial structures and gardens, you will definitely have plenty of lovely sights to see.
There is also a museum within the area where you can delve into the country’s interesting history, traditions, and customs.
6. Pink Sand Beach
Lastly, Barbuda also has a gem that is worth exploring and capturing in photos: Pink Sand Beach.
Pink Sand Beach is Barbuda’s most popular and picturesque attraction. The coastal area boasts of eight miles of silky pink sand and clear turquoise water.
Crushed coral gives the sand its eye-catching champagne pink color. Pair it with the clear blue water and you will have pictures that will definitely impress anyone that sees them.
Pink Sand Beach is also a great snorkeling spot. As such, while in Barbuda, explore the island’s underwater life as well.
When going to Antigua and Barbuda, aside from packing your beach and resort wear, do not forget your best cameras. There are plenty of incredible sights to see and capture in this Caribbean country.
Abire Mansoor is a Director and Licensed Agent at Citizens International, a white-glove specialist firm offering private client services necessary for citizenship, residency and investment into the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. Based in her home country of Antigua & Barbuda, she is an experienced consultant who works directly with many professional partners and advises clients worldwide.