Deep Bay is a typically beautiful Caribbean beach with picture perfect white sand fringed by tall palm trees. This is the perfect spot to drop anchor and either swim from the boat or head ashore and spend some time relaxing by the beach. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Antigua with beach bars and restaurants waiting to pour you your next cocktail.
The beach is fantastic for snorkelling. In the middle of the bay lies the shipreck of The Andes; an English built ship that was en route from Trinidad to Chile when it caught fire on the 7th June, 1914. The wreck is in easy reach of divers and snorkellers and is teeming with Marine life. Sometimes, when the tide is low, the ships its mast emerges out of water. If you want to stretch your legs then you can take a 10 minute hike to Fort Barrington that sits on the northern end of the bay.
The fort, dated about 1779, used to protect the southern approach in to St Johns and you can see its fortifications today.
The main commercial centre, St Johns, is the capital of Antigua on the western coast. It is also the main cruise ship port, so is a bustling and busy town. There are many shops, restaurants, and galleries situated around the waterfront such as Redcliffe Quay. The main attractions are St Johns Cathedral built in 1845 (previously destroyed by earthquakes in 1683, and again in 1745), the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda (located in the colonial courthouse) and the local market that takes place every Friday and Saturday morning.
- Anchor in Deep Bay
Things to do:
- Snorkel the wreck
- Explore the history of the island
- Head to St Johns lively market
- Enjoy sundowners at the beach bars
- No facilities for yachts are available