English Harbour is the principal port of Antigua and is one of the most important centres for Yachting and Maritime History. This perfectly protected bay was used by the British Admiralty as the headquarters of the Caribbean fleet in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Barracks, Quays, slipways and boatyards have been rebuilt and restored in the 1950s. The former buildings of the Royal Dockyard today house several Hotels, restaurants, shops, a museum and a Library, in some very well kept gardens.
Falmouth Harbour is home to the Antigua Yacht Club, one of the most prestigious in the Caribbean, which is also the base for the World famous Antigua Race Week, which attracts international competition. The Race is held at the end of April and beginning of May each year and is one of the World´s leading Yachting events.
Antigua is considered a rather flat Island by Caribbean standards. The Island unlike other neighboring Caribbean Islands is not Volcanic. The beautiful indented coastline is full of coves and bays to explore and several idyllic anchorages with the clearest of waters. The local towns are full of interesting people and places to visit.