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Great Bird Island

Great Bird Island is generally regarded as a “desert island” dream. During the day though, it does attract passing tourists, but at night, if you’re lucky enough, you may get it all to yourselves. White sand beaches at either end of the sandbar are the main attraction for visitors, as well as the lure of seeing the Antiguan Racer snake. This is the only place in the world that you can still see it in the wild. Great Bird Island is also home to a variety of endangered species, including brown pelican, exotic red-billed tropic birds and West Indian whistling ducks.

Parham, once the capital, has an anchorage and has for some interesting walks around it. The walk to the top of the island will reward you with some fantastic views of Antigua and the surrounding islands, as well as the experience and thrill of looking straight down a naturally formed blowhole. Great Bird Island is actually part of a group of small islands, known as the North Sound National Park. Rabbit Island, located nearby, is home to the brown pelican. On Long Island, the Hawksbill Turtles have been the object of a successful project, designed to monitor the animals to come to the island and lay their eggs.

Great Bird Island is without a doubt one of the best places in Antigua for snorkelling for its rich marine life, promoted thanks to the large concentration of mangroves. After a strenuous snorkel around the reef, the beach here is just crying out for you to take comfort in one of the low lying tree limbs and be one with nature.



  • Anchor

Things to do:

  • Explore the bird sanctuary
  • Spot the wildlife
  • Snorkel the reefs
  • Hike to the top of the island to enjoy the view
  • Be one with nature and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the beach


  • No facilities for yachts are available