Activities for you and your children
What better Way to Enjoy Antigua than on the water? Whether above or below or simply splashing around in it. At the Dickenson Bay Cottages we can arrange for you to get out there on a number of tours and excursions based off shore. And for navigating your way to some of our best beaches we will point
you in the right direction to find some of our best gems.
THE WADADLI CATS, KOKOMO CATS, OR TREASURE ISLAND CRUISES are swift moving fun catamatan outings that do full circumnavigations or partial with stops at desert islands oftern with lavish lunches and snorkeling excursions.
STINGRAY CITY, SEAFARIS, PADDLES, ADVENTURE ANTIGUA – all offer their own unique glimpse of our island from a different perspective. All very popular and highly recommended.
For some under the sea scuba action we can find you any of half a dozen well qualified and certified diving schools that can take you out to our barrier reefs for truly breathtaking underwater adventure.
Or try a booze cruise with Pirates of the Caribbean, or a sunset sail with a charted sailboat, more affordable than you would think for a personal memory that will be with you long after the sun has set.
Or simply find your way from one amazing beach to the next with a hire car and map it will take you weeks to enjoy every one!
Beyond the grounds of Dickenson Bay Cottages, a host of exciting adventures are all within easy reach. Join a Jeep adventure into the rainforest, play golf, or discover some of the island’s 365 beautiful beaches. The island also has a fascinating history, revealed in several interesting sites around the island. You’ll also want to stroll around the vibrant capital city of St. John’s, stopping to dine and to shop for unusual souvenirs. Our experienced staff can arrange everything you
need to make your excursion complete, from transportation and directions to suggestions for things to see along the way.
Here are some of our suggestions:
SHIRLEY HEIGHTS in English Harbour is one of Antigua’s most notable historical sites, filled with activity and nightlife (during the winter months). Shirley Heights offers the best views over English Harbour, so stop off for a photo call before continuing down to Nelson’s Dockyard – named after Admiral Horatio Nelson – now a national park.
Here you’ll find yachts, bars and boutiques, museums, inns and although it tends to be quiet during the summer months, it still merits a visit any time of year.
Spare a few moments to take a leisurely drive along the lush terrain of FIG TREE DRIVE, continuing on a little further to BETTYS HOPE PLANTATION to get a better idea of the island’s history. DEVIL’S BRIDGE and HARMONY HALL (open only Nov-May) are also well worth a visit.
Other interesting places include MONKS HILL, FORT BARRINGTON and FORT JAMES.
THE MUSEUM, THE PUBLIC MARKET, THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE and the ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL, are just a few of the other places that you can visit while staying here.
Local charters are available for you to explore other neighbouring islands, including our sister island of Barbuda, Montserrat, Bird Island.
Further information (including times and prices) of trips, tours and cruises can be found at Dickenson Bay Cottages front desk.