Antigua, the eastern Caribbean’s largest English-speaking island in the Leeward Islands, is exceptionally yacht-friendly. In addition to enjoying Antigua’s unique charms, you can also sail to nearby Barbuda (about 30 miles north) — a largely uninhabited, flat, coral island. Tiny Redonda — a nature preserve — also belongs to Antigua.
St. John’s, the capital is dominated by its baroque cathedral, which provides a panoramic view of the town and the harbor. Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson established Great Britain's Royal Navy base — Nelson’s Dockyard — at English Harbor in the late 1700s.
Antigua’s tropical climate and steady trade winds make it one of the world’s great sailing destinations. In addition to yacht cruising, Antigua holds annual yacht races and regattas.