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Anyway help would be appreciated as it's driving me nuts :-) Chris Antigua claim to have a different beach for every day of the year although we have not visited them all the islands many beautiful soft sandy beaches and coves certainly constitute its main attraction. The most popular tourist resorts have hotels located either on beaches or close by many of them taking their names from the beaches. However for the more energetic there is plenty to see and do away from the beaches. The island is rich in colourful bird and insect life; off-shore beneath the waters of the Caribbean are splendid tropical fish and coral and there are several sites of historic interest.<br><br><b>Introduction</b><br><br>Antigua Barbuda comprises three islands; Antigua Barbuda and Redonda. All low-lying and volcanic in origin they are part of the Leeward Islands group in the northeast Caribbean. Antiguas coaantiguaine curves into a multitude of quaint coves and harbours there are more than 365 beaches of fine white sand fringed with swaying palms trees. The islands highest point is Boggy Peak (402m 1318ft); its capital is St Johns. Barbuda lies 40km (25 miles) north of Antigua and is an unspoiled natural haven for wild deer and exotic birds. Its 8km-long (5-mile) beach is reputed to be amongst the most beautiful in the world. The islands village capital Codrington was named after the Gloucestershire family that once leased Barbuda from the British Crown for the price of one fat pig per year. There are excellent beaches and the ruins of some of the earliest plantations in the West Indies. The coastal waters are rich with all types of crustaceans and tropical fish. Redonda smallest in the group is little more than an uninhabited rocky islet. It lies 40km (25 miles) southwest of Antigua. An excursion to Great Bird Island can be made from Dickenson Bay. Many hotels offer excursions in glass-bottomed boats for a leisurely view of the reef. A restored pirate ship sails around the island and takes passengers for day or evening trips; food unlimited drink and entertainment are included.<br><br>Nelsons Dockyard in English Harbour is one of the safest landlocked harbours in the world. Admirals Nelson Rodney and Hood as a safe base used it for the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Clarence House overlooking Nelsons dockyard was once the home of the Duke of Clarence later King William IV. It is now the Governor Generals summer residence and is periodically open to visitors. Dows Hill Interpretation Centre provides visitors with a good overview of the island s history including information on the early Amerindians and the impact of slavery on Antiguas culture and economy.<br><br>Shirley Heights and Fort James are two examples of the efforts made by the British to fortify the colony during the 18th century. Shirley Heights was named after General Shirley later Governor of the Leeward Islands in 1781. General Matthew erected one of the main buildings known as the Block House as a stronghold in the event of a siege in 1787. Close by is the cemetery containing an obelisk commemorating the soldiers of the 54th Regiment.<br><br>St Johns Cathedral appears on postcards and in almost all visitors photographs. The church was originally built in 1683 but was replaced by a stone building in 1745. An earthquake destroyed it almost a century later and in 1845 the cornerstone of the present Anglican cathedral was laid. The figures of St John the Baptist and St John the Divine erected at the south gate were supposedly taken from one of Napoleons ships and brought to the island by a British man-of-war.<br><br>The Market is in the west of St Johns and makes a lively and colourful excursion especially on busy Saturday mornings its ideal for purchasing locally hand crafted goods and souvenirs.<br><br>Indian Town one of Antiguas national parks is at the northeastern point of the island. Breakers roaring in with the full force of the Atlantic behind them have carved Devils Bridge and have created blow-holes with foaming surf.<br><br>A lake now monopolises the countryside in the centre of Antigua. The result of the Potworks Dam it is Antigua's largest artificial lake with a capacity of one thousand million gallons.<br><br>Fig Tree Drive is a scenic route through the lush tropical hills and picturesque fishing villages along the southwest coast. Taxis will take visitors on a round-trip. At Greencaantiguae Hill there are megaliths said to have been erected for the worship of the Sun God and Moon Goddess. Parham in the east of the island is notable for its octagonal church built in the mid-18th century, which still retains some stucco work.