THE CARIBBEAN SERIES, DAY 3
A day of beaches in Antigua. A day of beach hopping in Antigua, what could be better than that. I suppose maybe spending more than 15 minutes on one. Having time to sit down and relax. Sipping on a cocktail possibly 👸🏻 and just enjoying the moment. Oh the joys of travelling at pace.
I WANT TO VISIT AS MANY ATTRACTIONS IN THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME POSSIBLE
Most of the time I really don’t travel that way, I’m pretty sure of it actually. I get a heap of requests, some are joking but most people are super keen to come travel with me. But I always imagine that once they experience my travel style, I don’t think they’d want invited back, its intense!
- HOTEL – Dickenson Bay Oasis, Antigua village 6.5/10, £125
- ATTRACTIONS –
Beth’s HopeShirley Heights
ONTO THE NEXT STOP
I travel fast, there is no denying it, but it’s the only way to get through my huge shopping list of attractions I have for each place I visit. And if that means arriving at the best beach I have ever seen, and taking a few photos only to leave for somewhere subpar in comparison then that’s the way it’s got the be. However, I am always trying to afford time towards the end of my stay to revisit anywhere that’s worth the extra effort.
DAILY TRAVEL STATS….
- Steps – 18,000
Take two today at Bettys Hope, which if I’m honest doesn’t shout out as a must visit but it was everywhere on the internet so I felt obliged. Bettys was a sugar plantation established in 1650, not long after Antigua became an English Colony, and benefitted hugely from the centuries of slavery. However, they were one of the first to emancipate all of it’s slaves and done so at the first opportunity. The entire workforce of 32,00 was freed at midnight August 1, 1834.
The Sun – Dawn of a new era.
Red – The life blood of slave forefathers and the dynamism of the people.
Blue – Hope.
Black – The soil and African heritage.
Gold, blue & white – Antigua’s and Barbuda’s tourist attractions sun, sea and sand.
THE ACTUAL BLOCKHOUSE & SHIRLEY HEIGHTS
After yesterday’s mishap I was happy to learn I could drive up to the Blockhouse after missing out on it during the hike. The number of derelict military buildings might not be impressive but the views definitely make the trip up here worthwhile. The site, built in 1780s has stables, officers’ quarters and those for servants.
A day of beaches in Antigua
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After visiting Shirley Heights, the rest of the day was spend going from beach to beach, and I could have spent a week at any one of them, Antigua’s beaches are truly epic! An apparent gem; Rendezvous Beach requires either an off-road vehicle or a 45 minute hike. Neither my car or body was up to the challenge but not ruling it out before my flight tomorrow.
- A tiny country with such a diverse territory
- The highest peak is named after President Obama
- It has a pink sand beach
- HIGHLIGHT – Drone photos at Shirley Heights & the local who wave at everyone.
- LOWLIGHT – Toe might have to come off
I can only wonder if the other islands can live up to the level of Antigua.
My own version of “The Beach” and one of the biggest pinch me moments of my travels!! Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This post is part of The Caribbean Series, click to explore the series or for episode 1, click here.
To watch the video of my trip, head to my highlights on my Instagram.
- What traveller are you, slower and steady or stupid pace?
- Public transport or rental car?
- Best beach in the world?
Let me know in the comments below . . .