Galleon Beach (see above) is only a mere 5 minutes water taxi ride away from The Ocean Inn.


With our location right at the heart of the sailing capital of the Eastern Caribbean it makes sense that many of the exciting things to see and do when in Antigua are about sailing, but we also have great beaches, carnival and of course we love our cricket and rum. Find out a little bit more about these events and pastimes below.

Antigua Sailing Week – one of the top 5 sailing regattas in the world held yearly at the end of April or early May, more than 200 yachts descend on English Harbour to race and take part in the many parties and events. A great time to visit the area.   

Antigua Classic Week – if history is your thing – then Classic week is essential. Beautiful yachts of 40 years or older enter the races, and sail elegantly in the waters off Antigua the week before Sailing Week.

Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting – the most important event of the year for yacht owners, brokers, agents, captains and crew. English Harbour becomes the show case for some of the most beautiful yachts worldwide getting ready to receive lucky vacationers setting sail for the Caribbean.

Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association – home to the many businesses involved in Marine Trades in Antigua. This website is a great source of news and information about the trades in Antigua.

Antigua Carnival – Every year at the end of July into August the whole country heads for St. Johns to celebrate emancipation. A 10 day long party, there are events to suit all ages and desires – from Steel pan shows, to Soca Jump Ups and Last Lap.

Cricket is one of Antigua’s biggest loves and continues to play an important role in the yearly sporting calendar. To find out more visit

Antigua Rum -  Information about Antigua can’t be complete without talking about rum. Still distilled on the island and a main ingredient in many big party nights, rum is a passion with no fear of waning. Local distillery Antigua Distilleries are responsible for producing the amber nectar as well as brewing the local beer Wadadli. To find out more visit  

For an excellent island guide which gives you up to date information about what’s happening – visit

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