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.
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.
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