History of Antigua is clear to see

Antigua view from Dow Hill copy

On a recent visit to Antigua, the history was brought to life at Dow’s Hill Interpretation Centre.

Dow’s Hill Interpretation Centre offers a well-crafted and knowledgeable production on the history, culture and heritage of Antigua and Barbuda.  It takes you  back into the six ages of time that have and shaped and formed what the island is today,  on a trip through the eras of the American hunters, the enormous British military presence and the struggle against slavery.  Following the fifteen minute film, stand at the top of the hill and you will be able to see key locations in the harbours and forts below that were affected by the history of ships, pirates, slavery and sugar plantations.

Antigua view from Dow Hill intepretation center copy

From English Harbour , the patchwork quilt of British History and the substantial British influence makes sense of the British feel to the island.  There are forty forts on the island, each spaced 2 miles apart.

Nonsuch Bay Resort:   we stayed in a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment overlooking the pool and the ocean, and could have stayed months with the space, the perfectly appointed amenities, and the sheer simple luxurious feeling of it. Rentals are available in 1 to 3 bedroom apartments and for a small extra fee, the resort will stock your fridge with provisions so that you don’t have to waste valuable relaxing time grocery shopping. A return visit to any resort I stay at for research speaks volumes.   I enjoyed it so much, I am returning at the end of the month with my family.


Nonsuch Bay resort beautiful shot 2

The beach and Nonsuch Bay harbour has sail boats, wind surfing, hobie-cats, paddle boards, snorkel equipment.   www.nonsuchbayresort.com

Melody’s trip to Antigua was  sponsored by the Antigua Board of Tourism

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About The blog of travel & lifestyle journalist Melody Wren

Melody is a freelance writer because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. She writes about travel, food, lifestyle and green living. Melody loves staying in a place long enough to get acquainted. Local customs, markets and traditional cultures are magnets for this writer. When not writing she’s either on the road, in the air, or savoring something tasty. Most of her travels feature outdoor adventures of some sort, although she typically avoids sleeping on the ground. She is an ordinary person that enjoys challenging and pushing herself, facing fears with an eye on experiential travel. She needs to do it, feel it and see it so she can write about it. Her hope is that her stories encourage readers to get out there and do the same.
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2 Responses to History of Antigua is clear to see

  1. Sounds like a great island getaway! Look forward to seeing you at the course you’re giving in Southhampton.

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