Jolly Harbour is situated on the southwest corner of Antigua, just six miles from St John's. This splendid setting has a modern self-contained village with shops, bars, restaurants, an 18-hole golf course and a marina filled with luxury yachts. The resort area of Jolly Harbour boasts lush tropical gardens, landscaped peninsulas surrounded by inlets and a mile of white sandy beach. Water sports on offer are plentiful and include wind surfing, waterskiing, parasailing, jet skis, pedalloes, catamarans, small sail boats, kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving. Other activities include golf, mini-golf, tennis, squash and biking. There is plenty to do here for both adults and children. A range of local excursions offer many sightseeing opportunities and you can visit the museum at Nelson's Dockyard, a fully restored sugar mill at Betty's Hope, the capital of St John's or nearby islands such as Barbuda. There are glass-bottomed boat trips, deep-sea fishing and helicopter trips, organised dives to various sites such as the designated underwater park at Cades Reef and eco tours of mangrove swamps and Bird Island.
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