Antigua

Sail the famous trade winds like buccaneers, marauders and British and French colonial powers of yore; you’ll find sheltered bays for snorkelling and lonely stretches of beach to stop off at. Go a bit further afield and you can find yourself in Barbuda to the north – Antigua’s quieter neighbour. There’s the Frigate Island Nature Reserve where you can see these massive bird’s mating ritual. Inland, there’s a few tell tale signs of a colonial past like the stone windmills that once processed sugar cane and young boys playing cricket. Island life wouldn’t be complete without island cuisine, make sure you take advantage of the fresh seafood prepared with spices, lime and coconut. The ‘Fish Friday’ at Nelson’s Dockyard is a popular dining spot.