“Antigua is one of those paradisiacal islands that actually lives up to the hype.”
—NEW YORK TIMES
Known for its scenic beauty, the English Harbour area is home to many international residents, and more than 30 restaurants offering diverse culinary experiences from fresh island cuisine to fine European gastronomy. The area’s protected tropical forest and pristine bays are dotted with historic forts, white-sand beaches, and miles and miles of scenic hiking trails. Rendezvous Bay lies at the heart of the National Park adjacent to English Harbour and all the fun and beauty of the area is within a short drive.
Antigua is blessed with some of the most naturally protected and safe harbours in the Caribbean. The entire coastline is carved with picturesque inlets, bays and protected anchorages. English and Falmouth Harbours together house four major marinas and the prestigious Antigua Yacht Club, founded in 1967, has played a pivotal role in developing the yachting industry in Antigua and in the Eastern Caribbean. Because of this, English Harbour is home to many international residents and beautiful restaurants surrounded by historic buildings unparalleled in the region. It has become a chic destination for those in the know who wish to relax in an understated yet sophisticated milieu.
From November to May each year Antigua’s harbours fill to capacity with motor and sailing yachts of all sizes and from ports around the world. Aside from large annual events such as The Classic Yacht Regatta, The Caribbean RORC 600, and Sailing Week, the Antigua Yacht Club is very proactive with its Youth Sailing Program where former Olympian Karl James teaches.