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Peek into Antigua

(pronounced an-TEE-guh)


The Island

Antigua, the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, is about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles.

Antigua was visited in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, who named it for the Church of Santa Maria de la Antigua in Sevilla, Spain. It was colonized by English settlers in 1632 and remained a British possession until 1981. Antigua and Barbuda, its sister island, remain members of the Commonwealth and Elizabeth II is the country's queen and head of state.

The Eastern Caribbean Dollar has an exchange rate of 2.7 per US dollar. Both currencies as well as Mastercard and Visa are readily accepted on island.

Nelson's Dockyard and its surrounding area was proudly named an Unesco World Heritage Site in 2016.

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Nearby Moondance

Five minutes by car or water taxi and your palette will be tantalized by the range of restaurants, bars & nightlife. 

Moondance is a stroll away from a white sandy beach and nearby nature trails. The sunsets from our balconies are the best on island.

Locals and tourists from all points of Antigua attend the Shirley Heights Sunday BBQ Party from 4-9pm. Arrive early to take your own iconic sunset picture like the one we've featured on this page. Shirley Heights and Lookout Point sit above the Moondance property peering down on Galleon Beach.

The airport and tourist sites across the island can be reached by car or taxi within 40 minutes travel time.


What to do

There's a myriad of activities in Antigua from tours to scuba to fine dining to hiking, cooking, and sailing.

History buffs might explore Nelson's Dockyard in English Harbor with lunch and souvenir shopping at your fingertips. Active tourists love to snorkel off the coast of Galleon beach, rent paddle boards in Falmouth Harbor, or hike up into the National Forest with an eagle's view of the Pillars of Hercules and the cresting waters below.


The capitol of St. John's has duty free shopping, local markets, a casino, and is the port for boat tours which circumvent Antigua.


It's said that there are 365 beaches to explore so gather your towels and chairs and head off knowing that your peaceful Moondance haven is awaiting your return.

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