My best friend is getting married in Jamaica in March, and I figured if I'm going to have to fly down to the Caribbean I might as well make a vacation out of it. I'm not really interested in Jamaica, so after some research I decided to fly to Antigua for a week before heading to Jamaica for the wedding. My main reason for picking Antigua is because I really want to see Montserrat. I thought about staying on Montserrat the whole time, but it seems like there are better beaches and more to do on Antigua, so I think I may just spend one night on Montserrat and the rest of the time on Antigua. I am female and will probably be traveling alone. I don't want an all-inclusive or family type resort, but I also don't want anything too secluded. I'd like to be near fun day and night-time activities where I can feel safe taking a taxi or driving myself back to the hotel by myself after dark. The main activities I'd like to do are to explore historical sights and hiking as well as do the normal beach holiday stuff - snorkeling and vegging on the beach. I've done some research, but I honestly don't know what part of the island to stay on! I will rent a car for at least a day or two to drive around the island and check everything out, but it would be nice to have a lot of options for activities close to where I'm staying. What area/accommodations would you all suggest? Also, any must-do activities? Thanks!