Five Ways to Enjoy Five Days: Antigua & Barbuda
09 February 2023
As part of the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment programme, once investors are granted citizenship, they are required to spend a minimum of five days on the island within their first five years of citizenship.
Most decide to take advantage of the stunning surroundings and spend their required five days on vacation, soaking up the serene atmosphere.
Antigua and Barbuda's Citizenship-by-Investment Programme (CIP) offers visa-free travel to 150 countries in return for a donation from $100,000 USD. As such, it is no surprise that it's one of the world's most popular CIPs.
If you’re looking for ways to spend your days (other than lying on a beach!), discover our top things to do in Antigua.
1. Scooter Snorkelling in Antigua
Antigua provides many fantastic places to snorkel.
Make the snorkelling experience even more magical, by using a sea scooter – a nifty device with a small, motorised propeller, allowing you to navigate effortlessly and dive further under the water while giving your legs a break from kicking.
Scooter snorkelling is perfect for those who love to free-dive but want to use less energy, while still getting the best views of the incredible marine life under the surface.
2. Sail into the Sunset on a Private Cruise
It’s without a shadow of a doubt: the sunsets in Antigua are some of the most spectacular to be seen, Of all the attractions in Antigua, enjoying a sunset is by far one of the easiest and most beautiful.
As the day comes to an end, the sky is filled with magnificent orange and purple hues, beautifully reflected on the clear seas.
There's nowhere better to experience an Antiguan sunset than from the deck of a private sailing or motorboat. Private sunset cruises operate out of Falmouth Harbour and head west to Cades Reef, a prime position to see the sun sink into the ocean.
3. Visit Nelson's Dockyard at English Harbour
If you’ve had enough of drifting from a sunbed on the beach to the crystalline shores, another of our top places to visit in Antigua is Nelson’s Dockyard.
Nelson's Dockyard is a former British Naval Base located at the heart of English Harbour, which now plays host to an excellent museum, lively bars and restaurants and Antigua's modern sailing industry.
The area was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 2016 for its exceptional atmosphere and unique Georgian architecture. Nelson's Dockyard is also one of the best places to enjoy those spectacular sunsets whilst still on dry land.
4. Soak up the sun
Antigua and Barbuda is nicknamed the “Land of 365 Beaches”, one for each day of the year.
The islands boast a wide selection of luxury hotels, superb restaurants, and pristine beaches, making it a fantastic destination for couples and families to take a relaxing break.
To take the pressure off you in choosing which of these beaches to visit in your five days on the island, we’ve put together a guide on our top seven beaches to visit in Antigua.
5. Dinner and Drinks with a View
Antigua is blessed with an abundance of fantastic restaurants.
Le Bistro has been considered one of the best on the island. Since opening in 1981 people have continued to return to enjoy the French-inspired dishes with a Caribbean twist.
Le Bistro is located in the Hodges Bay Area of St John's and reservations are always recommended.
After dinner, move on to Cloggy’s – a restaurant and bar located at the Antigua Yacht Club. The prestigious establishment provides unbelievable views across Falmouth Harbour.
Exploring the Antigua Citizenship-by-Investment Programme
For families and successful individuals, Antigua and Barbuda's Citizenship-by-Investment Programme provides a streamlined and affordable route to a powerful second passport. Benefits include:
- Visa-free travel to 150 nations worldwide, including the UK, Europe, Hong Kong & Singapore.
- Safe second home option.
- Favourable personal tax structures.
To be eligible, applicants must pass due diligence checks and select one of the following straightforward options:
- A donation to the National Development Fund starting from $100,000 USD.
- Purchase of property in a government-approved project from $200,000 or $400,000.
For more information visit our Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship-by-Investment programme page.