Magazine article The Spectator

ANTIGUA - Far from the Madding Beach

Magazine article The Spectator

ANTIGUA - Far from the Madding Beach

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It's easy to slide into comfortable sloth in Antigua: breakfast, swim, sleep, read; lunch, swim, sleep, read - a morsel of frozen fruit on a stick or afternoon tea here, a snorkelling trip or paddle in a glass-bottomed canoe there. Then perhaps a game of tennis or trip to the spa, followed by dinner.

But you'd be a fool to snooze your time in Antigua away. We made some wonderful discoveries. Who knew you could go zip-wiring through rainforest here? I came away with three top tips: first, avoid St John's, with its cruise ships and KFCs, and head south instead to English Harbour, where row upon row of big boats wink at you like nautical pornstars. Have grilled lobster at Catherine's Cafe on the waterfront, a rowdy but fun Antigua institution.

Second, have dinner at Sheer Rocks, a lovely little restaurant set into the cliff reached by flare-lit walkways. …

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