Vacations In Antigua And Barbuda
We were bored of our routine life so, I and my friends decided to go on a trip to Antigua and Bermuda. We were not sure of how this trip would be. One of our friends advised us to go to these twin islands and we landed there on a cruise. Once we were there we came to know the Scenic beauty of the place. This is the best place to spend a marvelous time, you can choose from shooting, boating, fishing, biking, rowing and there are many more to enjoy. Antigua and Bermuda are twin islands between the Caribbean and Atlantic. Your trip to these twins will be the best time for you to spend and you would never like to return home from here.
Some of my friends wanted to do Archery first as they had practiced it earlier also. So we decided to go to the Reservoir range. It is a sports complex in the st. Johns. Jean and Shawn proved to be the experts in archery and helped me and Mark in aiming. Soon we too also started hitting the targets. It was an awesome experience for us. Then we tried our hands on clay pigeon shooting. The staff here was very friendly and cooperative. I came to know about a hidden shooting expert in me. It was an awesome feeling as I was doing a good job that too when I was doing it for the first time. We had our breakfast in the restaurant and rested for a while. After an hour we were again ready for the mountain bike riding. It was a tiring job for us but we enjoyed it a lot, though Shawn was the one who was always lagging behind and we had to stop and wait for him all the time. In the evening we enjoyed lighter games there like pool, table football and darts. These are free sports available here.
How can one forget the rum and the sugarcanes directly from the field? The next day we decided to go to the hells gate. We all were in the boat in the Caribbean. It was fun for us to go on this Eco trip. The staff on the boat was very friendly and knowledgeable. It would be very difficult to complete this trip without their knowledge. The crew on the boat provided us with the reef shoes and a very good snorkel kit. The snorkeling experience was the ultimate one and I can never forget that. I really want to go back now and enjoy it again and again. We had a lunch on the boat and also visited some beautiful islands in the vicinity. I was not ready to come back from there but had to.
We then went to Shirley Heights. You would never forget the scenic beauty and awesome sunset in the area. We went with a local cab driver. He was a very helpful guide for us and helped us to capture every awesome scene in our camera. It was the best place to relax and enjoy nature after the tiring snorkeling. Though our guide advised us that it is very much crowded here on Sundays so should avoid going there. We enjoyed the sunset and the music there. There are many places from where you can get some good souvenir and gifts for all your friends. If you can make up early on Sundays you would find many locals playing music. It would be an awesome experience to have a cocktail and enjoy the exceptional beauty of the place.
One cannot explain the beauty of these islands in words. We reached the Devil’s Island and were stunned with the beauty of the nature. One can find interesting rock formations created by the waves of the Atlantic. It was very enchanting for me to feel myself surrounded by dazzling water all around. The scenic beauty of this view was incomparable. You can find some shallow water beach where you can enjoy the diving. You need to be a bit careful on the wet rocks. They are a bit slippery. If you can get here early enough, you will find some shells. Jean made a good collection of shells from there. Even I collected a few to gift to my girlfriend. I would describe the Devil’s Island as the best creation of water over time. The breeze blowing here refreshes the mood and leaves a soothing effect on the body and mind as well. One can easily spot the local people selling souvenirs of this place. Having a camera with you for this trip is a must and do watch your each step as you can encounter crabs too. The eye soothing beauty of Devil’s Island is far ahead of any worldly description.
This was the first time in my life when I was experiencing such glory of nature. I was already very much amazed with the beauty of nature and the next place we decided to visit was Fort Barrington. A local person advised us that we should go to the place to get the 360 degree view of the island. This place is at a height from the rest of the island. You can get an awesome view of Antigua and see the Atlantic waves hitting the island. You can even enjoy the beauty of the neighboring islands from here. This place is just awesome like the other parts of Antigua. You just need a pair of shoes with nice grip and an insect repellent for mosquitoes and sand fleas. It’s hot here in the afternoon so try to be here in the morning. We made it early in the morning as the local guide had already told us about this.
The next day we headed to the Stingray City. This was going to be our first encounter with the sting rays as none of us had ever seen the sting rays in our life. This was an awesome place to see the stingrays. As soon as we boarded the boat to go to the floating pier, we were given a short session on how to behave with the stingrays and how to make sure that we are safe. We were offered services by several local guides. We hired José and he proved to be the best guide for us in the whole tour. He took us to the shallow waters and we got a chance to take the pictures of the stingrays. It was a pleasant experience to feed them, and watch them grabbing the bread chunks. It was an awesome experience for me.
Runaway beach is a little piece of heaven on earth. This is the best beach I have ever seen in my life. Antigua has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, but this one is just awesome and the best among them. We did horse riding on the beach. We got some umbrellas and chairs on rent and were enjoying on the beach, sitting for hours. The sand here is as fine as the talcum powder. We took so many pictures of this scenic beauty till the evening, when finally the battery of the camera gave up. At the night we enjoyed beer at a local restaurant.
Every place in Antigua is a little masterpiece of natural beauty. We all never wanted to come back. But as the vacation was over so we had to come back. But the matchless scenic views we had seen are still fresh in our minds. Most of the pictures taken from there serve as the wallpapers on my desktop. We are again planning to go back to that heaven once again, very soon. I would suggest that everyone who is tired of his daily routine life should once think about going to this place. You will surely get to experience the awesome beauty of nature. You will enjoy each and every place on your trip.