Antigua & Barbuda
St. John's is the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda with a population of about 22,000. If you're cruising to Antigua, you'll dock in St. John's at the Cruise Terminal at Heritage Quay, which is where you'll find the duty-free shopping. Visits to the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda are popular in St. John's as well.
Nelson's Dockyard National Park, the world's only surviving Georgian naval dockyard, is a popular stop in English Harbour. The park offers restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, and gift shops. Shirley Heights Lookout is another can't-miss opportunity. At 490ft above sea level, it has the absolute best view of English Harbour.
Barbuda is the deepest retreat into solitude you could dream of. Frigate Bird Sanctuary is located in Codrington Lagoon National Park and is home to the world's largest colony of frigate birds. More than 2,500 of the black-feathered, red-throated birds roost in the mangroves. The lagoon can only be visited by licensed sea taxi from the Codrington jetty. While on the island, explore shipwrecks, abandoned forts, and Neolithic caves.
Sandals Grande Antigua, which has repeatedly been voted the "World's Most Romantic Resort," is a 5★, luxury-included resort located on Dickenson Bay, Antigua's most famous beach. Other luxury recommendations include Hermitage Bay, comprised of just 30 upscale suites, and Galley Bay Resort & Spa, an adults-only, all-inclusive intimate hideaway.