Long Bay Antigua

Long Bay Antigua is located at the easternmost point on the island of Antigua, a white-sand beach with dramatic views shaped by a mix of time and elements. On the road to Long Bay Beach, you'll find one of the most dramatic pieces of evidence of the mix of time and powerful waves—Devil's bridge, a dramatic natural arch carved from the limestone.

Some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere are found along the east coast of Antigua. Long Bay Beach is a family-friendly location and a favorite for snorkeling. The nearby Half May Bay, now preserved as a national park, is consistently voted as one of the most romantic places for weddings and honeymoons. Because the beaches are so close together, it's easy to include more than one on your vacations. The staff at the hotels near Long Bay can make recommendations about where to visit or activities to include on your visit to these tropical beaches.

The white sands of Long Bay Antigua are home to a beach bar that's become a favorite place to relax and grab a cocktail. The fruit punch, made right on sight, and live music are specialties of the house. The longtime favorite is just the beginning of the fun in and around Long Bay Antigua.

The bay is rimmed by coral reefs, making it one of the best places in Antigua for snorkeling and shallow diving. Underneath the calm waters of the bay, there's a fascinating world worth exploring. Sometimes the turtles swim right up to the snorkelers to say hello, which is quite a memorable occurrence.

On the surface, the sand and shore offers just what you'd expect from a tropical beach, numerous opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing in the sun. Several of the hotels near Long Bay provide the equipment their guests need to enjoy their time at the beach.

Whether you sign up for sailing classes, go for a spin on charter boat tours, or spend time fishing, you'll have the chance to soak in the beautiful scenery and warm breezes that are hallmarks of Long Bay

Image: andrewjamesroberts (flickr)

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