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.
(see above) is only a mere 5 minutes water taxi ride away from The Ocean Inn
This is one of Antigua's biggest loves and continues to play an important role in the yearly sporting calendar. For more visit www.windiescricket.com
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. www.abma.ag
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.
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. www.antiguacarnival.com
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. www.antigua-charter-meeting.com
Information about Antigua can't be complete without talking about rum. Local distillery Antigua Distilleries are responsible for producing the amber nectar as well as brewing the local beer Wadadli. To find out more visit www.antiguadistillery.com