Activities in St. Johns

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 thinking about exploring the area in the open air there are a couple of places that can help make it happen. Visit this extended discussion dedicated to bike and scooter rentals if you'd like more information.


Antigua Diving

There are two to choose from. You can read this extended discussion which is all about scuba diving in this area if you want to find additional facts.


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.

Want to catch some fish during your vacation? You might be pleased to learn 4 charter fishing companies operate from this area. Follow this link to view our page regarding this topic.


Antigua Golf

Enjoy playing golf? There are two golf courses in the area. The area courses are Cedar Valley Golf Club and Jolly Harbour Golf Course. All you have to do is click on the course name for more detail concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more. Those needing to get more information concerning golf courses throughout Antigua can do so by following this link.

Sailing and Boating

Adventure Antigua Day Sails

The chart below has a few details regarding firms that can enable you to get 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, 4.1 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 read about charter operators and marinas go to this page.


ZEMI Art Gallery

If there are some avid shoppers in your group, they can "discover" a few of the 74 retail shops in the area. Go to this page if you want to know more about shopping in St. Johns.


The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Another great option is spending a day soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of St. Johns. The area's sights include 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Assuming you like spending time outdoors will typically enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To get more information on area sightseeing attractions, use this link.

Information about a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights can be seen right below.

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


If you enjoy looking at fish you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in St. Johns. Readers can learn more concerning opportunities to go snorkeling here.


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be the highlight of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you will be happy to learn there are several in this area. To visit our complete guide to spas, go to this article.


Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort

If you like playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read 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 instance, Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort is located directly on the beach, where you can go and relax between games.

Other Activities

Details concerning lots of other activities are provided directly below.

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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