St John's, Antigua © UKWiki
Antigua's capital city is a bustling cruise ship port, replete with old colonial buildings, colourful markets, museums and restaurants, and a whole load of friendly, welcoming locals. Tourists are greeted by the city's most prominent landmark, St John's cathedral. There are restaurants and bars aplenty, spectacular views from Shirley's Heights, live steel drum music, and fascinating historic sightseeing opportunities such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nelson's Dockyard. The pace of life here is slow, and most tourists will enjoy simply relaxing in the Caribbean sun, rum cocktail in hand, and soaking up the unique atmosphere.