Activities in St. Johns

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Home to the main cruise ship dock and the capital city of Antigua, Saint John's is the busiest spot on the island.  In this town, it is the simple activities that matter, like a visit to the Saturday Morning Market where you'll find the best deals on local goods or a walking tour of town that will take you to a historic cathedral and a culture museum.

Sailing and scuba diving are two activities that adventurous visitors won't want to overlook, and those in the know can head to Shirley Heights on Sunday nights for a party that introduces you to local people and music while enjoying a barbecue of fresh caught fish and other delights.  And, if you missed the Saturday Market, don't worry.  Some of the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean is available at the Heritage Quay or Redcliffe Quay Markets. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

This capital city can be a great place for a biker looking to do some sightseeing. Additionally, other small vehicles like scooters can give you a mobility edge over cars when navigating the streets of St. Johns.

If you are intrigued by the idea of sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, there are a couple of businesses that can help you. For a more thorough discussion of bike and scooter rentals, go to this page.

Diving

Antigua Diving

There are two to choose from. To read our complete guide to diving in this area, navigate to this page.

Fishing

Nightwing Sports Fishing

The fish population near St. John's changes with the season, so those planning to visit this city should plan accordingly if they have a specific game in mind.

Thinking about reeling in a big one while on vacation? You might be happy to know there are 4 charter operators in this area. Readers can find out more concerning fishing in this area can do so by clicking on this link.

Golf

Antigua Golf

Want to play some golf on vacation? There are two golf courses in this area. The area courses are Cedar Valley Golf Club and Jolly Harbour Golf Course. You can click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. For more information about this specific topic, go to this page, about golf courses throughout Antigua.

Sailing and Boating

Adventure Antigua Day Sails

Details concerning local providers that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water can be found down below.

Boating Opportunities In And Around St. Johns
Name Phone Location
Adventure Antigua Day Sails (268) 726-6355 Freeman's Village, 4.1 mi. Northeast of Central St. Johns
Life's A Beach A Water Sports, Cruises & Taxis (268) 784-1406 Freeman's Village, 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Miramar Sailing (268) 721-3456 Jolly Harbour, 4.5 mi. South West of Central St. Johns
Pirates Of Antigua (268) 562-7946 Freeman's Village, 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Treasure Island Cruises (268) 461-8675 Downtown St. John's

If you'd like to find out about charter operators and marinas check out this page.

Shopping

ZEMI Art Gallery

If your group includes some folks who enjoy shopping they might enjoy browsing a few of the 74 retail shops in the area. You can read this article if you'd like to learn more about shopping in St. Johns.

Sightseeing

The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

You really should set aside a day for enjoying the sights and culture of St. Johns. Area sights include 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Those visitors who enjoy being outside frequently enjoy the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Those needing to find out more about area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

Take a moment to read the following table to read more about a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

Sightseeing Services In St. Johns
Name Type Phone Location
Antigua Nature Adventure - Cat's Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 560-4362 Downtown St. John's
Heavenly Tours Travel and Tour Operators (268) 4774-0206 Downtown St. John's
Historical Harbour Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 736-8846 Downtown St. John's
Island Safari Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 480-1225 Downtown St. John's
Scenic Tours Antigua Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 720-8844 0.9 mi. Northeast of Downtown St. John's
Tropical Adventures Antigua Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 480-1225 Downtown St. John's

Snorkeling

St. Johns Snorkeling

If you like the idea of going snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in St. Johns. To reach our detailed page about local snorkeling opportunities, use this link.

Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you will be happy to know there are a few options. For a better look at this specific topic, read this page, about your options for visiting a spa in this area.

Tennis

Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. At a glance, you'll see the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near St. Johns
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort Five Islands, 2.6 mi. West of Central St. Johns 5 check
Sandals Antigua Caribbean Village & Spa Dickenson Bay, 2.7 mi. North of Central St. Johns 2 check
Rex Resorts Halcyon Cove Dickenson Bay, 2.8 mi. North of Central St. Johns 4 check

For example, Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

The chart below lists some details concerning other activities.

Other Activities In And Around St. Johns
Name Type Phone Location
Adventure Trails Horseback Riding Site (268) 461-7758 Cassada Gardens, 2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central St. Johns
Antigua Athletic Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (268) 460-2582 3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central St. Johns
Antigua Recreation Grounds Sporting Event Venue -- 0.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown St. John's
Caribbean Cinemas - Antigua Megaplex 8 Movie Theater (787) 880-7979 1.1 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown St. John's
Cassada Gardens Racetrack Horse and Dog Racetrack -- Cassada Gardens, 2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central St. Johns
Deluxe Cinemas Movie Theater (268) 562-4036 Downtown St. John's
YMCA Fitness Centers and Instructors -- 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown St. John's
 

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