St Johns Car Hire In Antigua
St John's is a wonderfully evocative city, full of the colours, scents and sounds of the Caribbean.
Whether you arrive by car or cruise ship you are soon immersed in the surroundings, be that the market with its stalls packed with local fruits and flowers, or the pastel coloured cottages which draw the eye.
On the skyline there is St John's Cathedral with its white towers, which stands on a hilltop in the city. It is head of the Diocese of the North East Caribbean. Built on a fossilised reef in 1845 the current cathedral replaced one destroyed in the 1745 earthquake, which in turn was the successor to another which was earthquake damaged in 1683.
Notable places to visit in St John's include the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda which is housed in the city's former Court House . It is situated close to the port. Shopping, and in particular the duty-free variety, is popular at Heritage Quay. Those looking for something to remember their Antiguan holiday by would be well advised to visit Redcliffe Quay. If you are in the city on a Friday or Saturday visit the markets close to the harbour.
For those wanting to get a grander view of the city and harbour the 18th-century Fort James and Fort Barrington, both built to ward off the French and ruined in the 18th century are ideal destinations.