The Beach Is Just The Beginning

Active Antigua & Barbuda

October 13, 2022 Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority Season 1 Episode 10
The Beach Is Just The Beginning
Active Antigua & Barbuda
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Get active in Antigua and Barbuda! From kitesurfing and E-biking to snorkelling and kayaking, the islands are teeming with activities that aren't only  fun and exhilarating, but show you another side of island life as well.

For a gentle introduction to the island’s more active side, Kander Lewis from South Coast Horizons recommends joining them on a kayak tour through the serene mangrove swamps near Cades Bay. And combining it with snorkelling trip on Cades Reef, one of the best underwater experiences in the Caribbean.

While we’re out on the water, we’ll pop into Stingray City and chat to Justin Moody-Stuart. He reveals why swimming with rays here is a real ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience. And why dropping in on Laviscount Island to see the giant tortoises is pretty cool too.

Robert Hall from the Antigua Barbuda Sport Fishing Club tells us why the islands offer some of the best game fishing  in the world and where you can land yourself a big one.

In recent years, Antigua and Barbuda have emerged as one of the best hiking destinations in the Caribbean. Shawn Maile from Trek Tours tells us about  the different trails you can follow and what you can expect to see.

E-biking has become increasingly popular in Antigua too. Rudolph Zacariah from BestoEPV explains why their tours are such a great way of exploring and experiencing the island. And I chat with their guide KJ, moments after I finish one of their tours. I think you’ll be able to tell, I’m pretty pumped.

Ready to ramp things up? Amie from Salty Dogs Adventures reveals that the roller coaster thrills of driving a 4WD buggy through some of the most remote and rugged corners of Antigua is also a pretty good introduction to life on the island as well.

And Jake Kelsick from Kelsick Kiteboarding reveals why the north side of Antigua is the best place to learn kitesurfing in the world. And why it’s a pretty good place to go wakeboarding as well. 

But first, we start with the most popular activity on Antigua and Barbuda, Ziplining across the lush forests of Fig Tree Drive with Antigua Rainforest Zipline Tours. It’s Antigua’s number one activity on Trip Advisor and I chat with Nancy Hadeed to find out why.

I must warn you though, there is screaming. Mostly in delight. But not always.


The official Antigua and Barbuda tourism authority website:

Learn more about Peter at his personal website:

Book your ziplining adventure at Antigua Rainforest Zipline Tours.

More about the kayaking and snorkelling tours offered by South Coast Horizons.

Swim with stingrays at Stingray City.

All you need to know about hiking with Trek Tours.

Reserve your e-bike adventure with BestoEPV.

Get muddy with Salty Dogs Adventures.

Learn to kitesurf with Kelsick Kiteboarding.

Antigua Rainforest Zipline Tours with Nancy Hadeed
South Coast Horizons - Khander Lewis
Stingray City with Justin Moody-Stuart
Sports Fishing with Robert Hall
Hiking with Shawn Maile from Trek Tours
E-Biking with Rudolph Zacariah from BestoEPV
E-Biking with KJ from BestoEPV
4WD Buggy Ride with Amie from Salty Dog Adventures
Kiteboarding with Jake Kelsick from Kelsick Kiteboarding