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Sightseeing in Long Bay - what to see. Complete travel guide

Ha long Bay Huge beaches with soft white sand, hammocks stretched between slender palms, top-notch resort hotels and restaurants serving all sorts of seafood are the main attractive features of Long Bay, for which thousands of travelers appreciate it. This resort town is located on the island of Antigua and is quite large, populated by about 70,000 permanent residents. Many of them are engaged in the tourism sector, as fans of beach activities, exotic places, and fascinating tours come to their hometown every year.
Long Bay is a corner of paradise on Antigua Island where everyone can have a great time. This is not only about swimming in the waters of the Caribbean or playing beach sports and trying … Open
The discoverer of the beautiful island in the Caribbean was Christopher Columbus who first landed on its shores in 1943. The period of active colonization began much later. The UK sent the first research expeditions here only in 1632. However, the attempt to capture the island was failed due to the hard resistance of the aborigines.
Only a few years later, the British colonialists have managed to seize power over the island. In the course of numerous battles, a significant part of the indigenous people was killed. In 1666, France tried to recapture these lands from the United Kingdom but never succeeded. The abolition of slavery in 1834 became a significant event for the history of the island. The present area of Long Bay City played an important role during the Second World War - a large US military base was located here. Copyright
The traditional Long Bay cuisine was greatly influenced by European and African culinary traditions. Now, most national dishes represent a surprising combination of components and cooking … Open
Today, nothing reminds of the tragic past of the island, travelers are attracted to the resort by charming beaches, tropical gardens, and several interesting sights that have been preserved here. Near the central square is the Government House built in the colonial period. Now it is considered one of the main architectural attractions of Antigua Island.
Ha long Bay Cave In the vicinity of Long Bay, you'll find the wonderful St. John's Cathedral dating back to the same period. This is a vivid example of the Baroque style. Since its foundation, the exterior and interior decorations of the cathedral have never been changed. Here you can notice old wooden elements, admire wonderful stained glass windows and religious relics hidden within the cathedral walls.
Long Bay is especially interesting to visit during traditional holidays and carnivals when the small beach resort turns into a huge open-air concert venue. One of the most striking and … Open
The shrine is located in an incredibly beautiful natural area, so its visiting is often accompanied by a walk through exotic forests. Another interesting colonial symbol of the island is the monument to the famous British composer William Bird standing not far from the cathedral. In the 16th century, it was built at the initiative of British colonizers.
The main attractions for resort guests are picturesque gentle beaches perfectly suitable for families with small kids. Keep in mind that in the central part of Long Bay there are quite crowded beaches with a well-developed infrastructure, but if you move a little away from the center, you can find quiet beaches featuring pristine natural beauty. Most of the resort's entertainment facilities are concentrated around the central beaches. These are numerous restaurants and bars that turn into nightclubs in the evenings.
Long Bay is quite a small resort that cannot boast a great variety of preserved historical monuments. Nevertheless, they can be found in the immediate vicinity, so absolutely everyone can … Open
Water sports centers are also available on local beaches. Here, everyone can go diving, try water skiing and other water activities. Boat trips of all kinds remain very popular among resort guests. They organize romantic cruises, during which you can listen to live music while tasting exquisite delicacies. Curious tourists will be offered tours along the coast of Antigua Island, during which they have the opportunity to admire its beauties from the water.
Ha Long Bay at sunset Glass bottom boat tours allowing to watch the exotic marine life are extremely popular as well. For fishing enthusiasts, they organize trips to the most interesting fishing spots. Another common type of entertainment for fans of outdoor activities is hiking and cycling around the island. Long Bay has relatively few historic attractions but more than enough beautiful hiking locations. Here you can stroll through tropical gardens, see rare plants and watch birds, as well as see unique natural sights firsthand.
Long Bay is famous for its gorgeous beaches, which remain the main attractions for tourists. They are perfectly suitable for both serene rest and water sports. The resort offers several … Open
The easiest way to get to Long Bay is by British Airways. There are regular flights from London to Antigua Island. Lufthansa - Condor offers regular flights to VC Bird International Airport from Frankfurt. From the airport, the resort can only be reached by taxi or rented car, there is no public transport on the island.
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♥   National Park 'Mount Obama' , 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Nelson’s Dockyard' , 15.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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From the series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
However, some citizens have refused to leave their homes, even on pain of death. According to official figures, before the tragedy, the population of the town was about 4 000 people; 19 residents died in the eruption. Currently, about 80% of the city is literally cemented in pyroclastic material. There are several streets where it’s still possible to walk. They attract fans of the unusual entertainment. Tourists have an opportunity to look into empty houses, where furnishings remain unchanged for almost 20 years. You can look at streets hidden under a layer of ashes, which were very lively until recently. … Read further

Sightseeing in Antigua and Barbuda: things to see

Don’t forget to visit a small town named English Harbor during your stay in Antigua. The town is located in the western part of the country. During the Napoleon era the town was used as a large military base, and the UK’s sea fleet was based there. However, the National Park is the main attraction of English Harbor. The park is famous not only for beautiful landscapes, but also for several historic buildings such as Clarence House – a wonderful example of architecture of the 18th century. Several protective facilities and Berkley fort have also managed to survive till our days. Do not forget to visit St. Paul Church and Antigua Church that are considered the most elegant religious buildings of the islands. … Open
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It will welcome its first guests in 2024. 313 rooms of various categories will be available, the interior of rooms and hotel spaces will become one of the main features of the high-class hotel. When decorating the rooms, it is planned to use local textiles, which are famous for their high quality and are considered to be one of the best in the world. Read this


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