In the water or out, Antigua's beauty does not diminish no matter how long your vacation lasts. There are breathtaking beaches all around and enough of them so that you never have to see the same one twice, even if you're here for an entire year. There are scuba diving and snorkeling spots aplenty, with package deals catering to everyone from pros to first-timers, and if you can ever tear yourself away from the shore, make your way to Shirley Heights for the best views of the island, or visit the Cathedral of St. John the Divine which has been around since the 1600s and just about survived two earthquakes. When the sun goes down, St. John's nightlife will not disappoint with its wide variety of laid-back bars, lively dance clubs, glitzy casinos, and restaurants for every budget from cheap to extravagant.
To get a true taste of the local culture, go off the beaten path and buy a ticket to a local cricket match where you will often enjoy a performance of calypso music by the local band and dance to cheer on your favourite team. No matter who wins, the party spirit prevails and you're guaranteed a good time.