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 a couple of to choose from. Navigate to this extended discussion dedicated to scuba diving in this area if you want to learn additional specifics.

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're a fishing fanatic you'll be pleased to know there are a few charter fishing services in this area. You can get more details about fishing in this area can do so by clicking here.

Golf

Antigua Golf

Want to play some golf on vacation? There are two area golf courses. The courses in the area are Cedar Valley Golf Club and Cedar Valley Golf Club. Click on the name of the course for more information concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. In addition, you can visit this article if you want additional information concerning golf throughout Antigua.

Sailing and Boating

Adventure Antigua Day Sails

Take some time to look through the following table for a listing of area firms that will help you spend some time 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

If you want to read about marinas and charter operators read this article.

Shopping

ZEMI Art Gallery

If you have some people who love to shop traveling with you, they might want to know that more than 69 retailers operate in this area. You can go to this article if you're interested in learning about shopping in St. Johns.

Sightseeing

The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

Many visitors spend at least a day soaking in the culture, sounds and sights of St. Johns. Interesting sights include 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Those visitors who enjoy natural surroundings frequently enjoy spending some time at the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To read more about area sightseeing attractions, click this link.

The chart right below lists a few details regarding a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

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 1.5 mi. East of Central St. Johns
Heavenly Tours Travel and Tour Operators (268) 4774-0206 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
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 exploring a watery world sounds fun you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance while vacationing in St. Johns. Click this link to read our discussion of local snorkeling opportunities.

Spas

Going to a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 5 spas that operate in this area. Visit this article about spas in the area if you're looking for additional information.

Tennis

Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort

If you're a tennis player you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. Included is the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning 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 table right below enables you to learn information about other activities.

Other Activities In St. Johns
Name Type Phone Location
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
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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