Galleon Beach (see above) is only a mere 5 minutes
water taxi ride away from The Ocean Inn.
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
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
an excellent island guide which gives you up to date
information about what’s happening – visit