I can’t begin to tell you about the excitement I felt at the thought of all the shenanigans my friend and I would encounter as we embarked upon the beautiful island of Antigua (pronounced An-tee’ga) this past March.
Antigua and Barbuda are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, roughly 17 degrees north of the equator. To the south are the islands of Montserrat and Guadaloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin. The current population for the nation is approximately 68,000 and its capital is St. John’s on Antigua.
So the day began with our arrival into Antigua as part of our 5 day island hopping adventures. The big event of the day was our Catamaran Lobster Lunch adventure which was sorta kinda a birthday treat for my friend that almost didn’t happen because it was apparently a very popular activity. Nevertheless we almost didn’t make the cut due to scheduling and space availability but in the end Godivaworld wins!!!
Oh to wandering aimlessly along the beaches of Antigua……
Anyhoo, our destination was Jolly Beach which appeared to be pretty isolated and definitely NOT saturated with tourists. I can’t say enough about non-tourist areas even when I’m being a tourist lol. I prefer to wander the path less taken and get lost in the streets the locals travel more often than not as that’s where you really find the jewels of any city.
Upon reaching the beautiful Jolly Beach (after sailing the seas around Antigua feasting on grilled lobster, beans n rice, a vegetable medley and rumvodkajack) the comedy and shenanigans really took center stage. We disembarked from the Catamaran to a cozy little spot on the beach so the luxuriating could begin and shortly thereafter laughter ensued. Just taking in the scene my partner in crime for this adventure, Norman, spotted what he called his (make-believe) cliff-side property being renovated just in time for him to approve the current progress.
As if this wasn’t enough comedy, we just so happen to catch a glimpse of a lady with very colorful scarves/wraps approaching our “friends” from the Catamaran for a sale (who were attempting to lounge and luxuriate on the beach). Luckily we were already basking in the warm water of the sea to miss this “pop-up” beach sale. However, since my “look away” reflex is a little sluggish I made eye contact with “JjAHkeey” <–said just like that. Please check out the video below to see how Norman adds color and comedy to this scene. Ms. Jackie just wanted to know if I were interested in her wears to which I kindly responded – “I don’t have any cash on me” (my go-to response). Well honey, Ms. Jackie told me to let her know if I change my mind (she throwing shade?)!
See why this is titled “Antics in Antigua”……are you still hollering because I was there and STILL can’t watch this without cracking up. Gotta love your friends I tell you!
Needless to say, after our Jolly Beach shenanigans and Norman’s comedy show, the rest of the afternoon was filled with basking in the glow of the aftermath.
Although I didn’t see much of St. John’s (capital of Antigua), I know without question that I WILL be making a return visit with atleast 5 days of leisure, wandering, and luxuriating to satisfy my wanderlust soul. Honestly what more does one need to be convinced to see this beautiful island?
~ Travel Well ~