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. 

Diving

Antigua Diving

There are two in the area. To read a more complete discussion of this topic, navigate to this guide.

Fishing

St. Johns 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.

If you like to fish you'll be pleased to discover there are several charter fishing services that operate from this area. To get more information on deep sea fishing in this area, click here.

Golf

Antigua Golf

Like to play golf? There are two golf courses in the area. The area courses are Cedar Valley Golf Club and Cedar Valley Golf Club. Click on the course name for more detail concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. Those wanting to find out more concerning golf throughout Antigua can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Adventure Antigua Day Sails

The table right below has some key facts concerning area firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around St. Johns
Name Phone Location
Adventure Antigua Day Sails (268) 726-6355 Freeman's Village, 4.6 mi. South West 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, 4.6 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
Wadadli Cats (268) 462-4792 1.2 mi. Northwest of Downtown St. John's
West Coast Tours Antigua (268) 728-5239 Jolly Harbour, 4.3 mi. South West of Central St. Johns

If you want to read about area marinas and charter operators navigate to this page.

Shopping

Lipstick Perfumes

If you're vacationing with some foks who enjoy exploring new shops they can have some fun exploring some of the 54 retail shops in the area. To get information on opportunities for shopping in St. Johns, use this link.

Sightseeing

The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

You really should set aside a day for exploring the culture, sights and sounds of St. Johns. Among other sights, the area has 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Nature enthusiasts will frequently enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Visit this page concerning area sightseeing attractions if you want additional details.

Details concerning a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights can be seen down below.

Sightseeing Services In And Around St. Johns
Name Type Phone Location
Footsteps Rainforest Hiking Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (268) 460-1234 Freeman's Village, 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Gordon Tours and Travel Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 772-8738 Downtown St. John's
Heavenly Tours Travel and Tour Operators (268) 4774-0206 Downtown St. John's
Pelican Safari Tours Travel and Tour Operators (268) 728-2969 Freeman's Village, 4.3 mi. Southeast of Central St. Johns
Scenic Tours Antigua Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 720-8844 0.9 mi. Northeast of Downtown St. John's
Suntours Caribbean Travel and Tour Operators (268) 462-4788 Pigotts, 3.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central St. Johns
Tropical Adventures Antigua Excursions and Sightseeing Service (268) 480-1225 Downtown St. John's

Snorkeling

St. Johns Snorkeling

If you like to snorkel you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so while vacationing in St. Johns. Make your way to this page regarding snorkeling if you'd like additional information.

Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, considering that there are 5 spas in this area. Navigate here to see our article concerning this topic.

Tennis

Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort

If you like to play tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you can see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on each name to learn more about 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 instance, Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

The chart right below enables you to get some key facts concerning other activities.

Other Activities In And Around St. Johns
Name Type Phone Location
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
AquaSports St. Johns Watersports Equipment Shop (268) 462-3474 Downtown St. John's
Caribbean Cinemas - Antigua Megaplex 8 Movie Theater (268) 562-4000 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
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 4.0 mi. East of Central St. Johns
 

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