Caribbean Cruising '23: Antigua

Suzanna Pinder on 14 March 2023
What a joy to be back in Antigua!

You may recall 12 months ago we packed away ‘Ghost’ in Jolly Harbour, having sailed from the Canaries to Barbados and up through the Caribbean chain, stopping at many lovely islands along way… Grenada, the Grenadines, St Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, Barbuda and Antigua.

Roll on a year and we are back in Antigua reassembling Ghost - hurrah! Whilst our eventual route may change with the weather and our mood, we are aiming to sail further north, island hopping through St Kitts & Nevis, St Barts, St Martin, Anguilla, the BVI, Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos and ultimately back across the Atlantic via Bermuda and the Azores… well, that’s the rough plan anyway!

I have always had a fondness for Antigua, having spent a fair bit of time here over the years. Taking a break from working on the boat, we have allowed ourselves a bit of time off, popping to some favourite beaches, Ffryes, Darkwood and Pigeon, plus poking our noses into the popular hotels of Carlisle Bay and Curtain Bluff. We have enjoyed catching up with friends and revisiting some old haunts in Falmouth and English Harbour, plus finding some new delights, such as Karnagio, a Greek restaurant in the most idyllic spot, with stunning views out towards Monserrat.

I plan to post tales of our adventures as we go along, so stay tuned...

This article was published as part of a series ‘Caribbean Cruising 2023’.

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