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 considering exploring the area in the open air there are two places that can help you. Take advantage of this article about bike and scooter rentals if you want to find out additional facts.


Antigua Diving

You'll find a couple of in the area. For more details about diving opportunities in this area follow this link.


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.

If you enjoy fishing you will be happy to know there are several charter fishing services in this area. Anyone needing to find out more concerning fishing in this area can do so here.


Antigua Golf

Hoping you can spend some time on the greens during your vacation? There are a couple of golf courses in the area. The courses in the area are Cedar Valley Golf Club and Jolly Harbour Golf Course. To get additional information concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more just click on the course name. To read more about this topic, visit this article concerning golf throughout Antigua.

Sailing and Boating

Adventure Antigua Day Sails

The following table offers some details on local providers that can 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, 4.1 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 want to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators click here.


ZEMI Art Gallery

If there are some avid shoppers in your group, they'll be interested to know that there are more than 74 retail stores to browse in this area. Navigate to this page if you're interested in learning about shopping in St. Johns.


The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda

You should plan on spending at least a day soaking in the culture, sights and sounds of St. Johns. Among other sights, the area has 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to visitors Visitors who enjoy being outside will probably have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. Follow this link to check out our page about area sightseeing and attractions.

The table directly below enables you to get information on a firm that can 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


If spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in St. Johns. Make your way to this article concerning snorkeling if you want to get better facts.


Going to a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you might be happy to learn there are several in this area. Click to read our article concerning this topic.


Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort

If you want to play some tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following table can help clarify your options. At a glance, you can see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to read 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 example, 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 listed right 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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