In addition to its fabulous beaches and varied watersports, Antigua offers a number of land activities to keep you busy, should you so desire.
Visit Nelson's Dockyard to get a taste of Antigua's history. The informative and entertaining museum here includes a marina and military fortifications, and there are interactive displays as well.
There are a few opportunities for hiking on Antigua - including the hills around Boggy Peak in the southwest and a rainforest trail at Wallings. A guide is helpful to lead you in the right direction and to teach you about the tropical flora and fauna. Contact The Hiking Company (268-463-2662).
A horseback ride is a great way to sightsee "off the beaten path." A range of trail rides, including the popular ride to secluded Rendezvous Bay, are offered by Spring Hill Riding Club in Falmouth (www.springhillridingclub.com, (268-460-7787 or 268-773-3139).
Want to stay active, even on vacation? Consider renting bikes or taking a bicycle tour. Contact Bike Plus (268-462-2453), Cycle Krazy (268-462-9253), or Mountain to Sea Bike Adventure (www.mountaintoseabikeadventure.com, (268-770-4837) for information.
Antigua has many excellent tennis courts, with the best at St. James's Club, 5 courts (268-460-5000); Ramada Renaissance, 8 courts (268-462-3733); Half Moon Bay, 5 courts, ((268-460-4300); Curtain Bluff, 5 courts (268-462-8400).