Star Clippers Caribbean Cruise - Part 5 - Antigua

7th January 2016

Antigua

Today, for me, was a true highlight. On the majority of our long-haul itineraries, we offer a beach BBQ on one of the days, and today was the day on the Windward Island route. Again, we are trying to offer different destinations, so instead of docking in St John’s, Antigua, where all the big ships go, we drop anchor in Falmouth Harbour, which really is the St Tropez of the Caribbean, littered with billion pound yachts and home to the famous annual yacht races, the perfect setting for Star Clippers.

Tenders left for the harbour every 30 minutes from the ship, and the beach was just a short walk away from the small marina, so after a cooling drink, we made our way to Pidgeon Beach.

Antigua

Something new for me on this cruise was the offer of a ‘beach massage’ bringing the spa to the beach! I loved this idea, to enjoy a full body massage whilst listening to the sea, the ultimate relaxation. After an hour long treatment by the very experienced masseuse, I sleepily walked to where we had set up a camp for the day and took in the stunning bay. The beach BBQ saw all of the chefs come across to the beach and cook a variety of meats fresh on the grill, with an array of salads and bread all available too. The bar also made an appearance with drinks available to be charged back to your room, so no cash was required. Beach BBQ day is always an amazing day, and we certainly enjoyed it to the max!

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