View from Shirley Heights AntiguaSun-soaked days on two Caribbean islands with two very different vibes, but one common thread: they introduced rum to the world.

Rum was a byproduct of sugar processing on plantations established by Dutch and British planters, who also introduced slavery and the slave trade to the Americas via Barbados.

At Antigua, the British Navy found a perfect protected port for repairs to their Caribbean fleet, dubbing it English Harbour. Antigua is small and vibrant; Barbados, much larger, has deep roots in world history.

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Itinerary

Antigua

DINING
Trappas, English Harbour
Beach Limerz, Fort Bay
Turners Beach
Pineapple Beach Club
LODGING
Pineapple Beach Club

Barbados

Island Safari
– Barclays Park
Bathsheba Bay
Little Bay
Speightstown
Bridgetown Walking Tour
– Careenage
– House of Parliament
Nidhe Israel Synagogue
– James Street Methodist Church
The Garrison
– George Washington Home
Barbados Museum
Mount Gay Distillery
Riahanna Drive
DINING
The Cliff
The Cliff Beach Club
Cuzz Cafe
Sugar Cane Club
Dinner with George Washington
LODGING
Hilton Barbados
Sugar Cane Club

Maps

Antigua

Center map

Barbados

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