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Any tips for Antigua, St. John's?

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Any tips for Antigua, St. John's?

My husband booked a trip to Antigua for February, 2013, does anyone have tips or cautions for us? I have never been but am hoping for beautiful beaches and quiet relaxation but also want fun at night.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

Laura

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1. Re: Any tips for Antigua, St. John's?

Where are you staying?

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3. Re: Any tips for Antigua, St. John's?

I would suggest renting a car for a few days a visiting other parts of the island. Some ideas: Devil's Bridge, Half Moon Bay, English Harbour, Shirley Heights, Fig Tree Drive, Turners Beach, Darkwood Beach, Fryes Beach, Jolly Beach and Jolly Harbour. There are lots of lovely beaches and restaurants to visit.

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4. Re: Any tips for Antigua, St. John's?

Thank you very much for your suggestions!

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a lot of people say bring bug spray but I didn't have that problem. my biggest issue was with heat rash. I have never had heat rash before. at first I thought it was bites but it wasn't. SPF sunscreen. Someone said the prices on the resort were resonable in the shop, not to me. When we were there a newly married young couple had to spend $25 on sunscreen.

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6. Re: Any tips for Antigua, St. John's?

Try Pepperz and Lime (it's along the beach) on Friday night. Putters, which is across the road from the casino, has several themed nights that you may also want to check out.

Or go to the casino on a Tuesday (or Thursday, can't remember) for ladies night, drinks are only $1 EC! (which is like 40 cents)

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CHECK before you order in a resto' or buy anything that prices are in US or EC $. Just about EVERYWHERE is in EC with a US option. A menu we were given Just said $. Another one (we didn't see until too late) WAS clear. We (four) had a perfectly delicious salad, snack lunch and four glasses of punch, in 'Cheers' on Heritage Quay and got a BIG surprise when the bill was $132 US!! As everywhere they (inc the Policeman) were charming but.... a VERY disappointing experience.

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