S. John’s, Antigua: Planning Group Activities For Wedding Guests

St. Johns Things to doSt. John’s is the capital of Antigua and Barbuda, which makes it the most popular city to visit.

Almost all of the main attractions and things to do are located in St. John’s! If this is where you’re having your destination wedding, plan things to do for wedding guests.

St. John’s wedding guests will find that there’s something to do for everyone!

Galley Beach

Galley Beach is said to be the #1 attraction in St. John’s. It’s one of the best beaches in Antigua and is more secluded than the rest. You can relax on the white sand and enjoy the peace and quiet and the beautiful views! You can also take a deep in the clear blue water. It’s a great spot for swimming and snorkeling.


For your wedding guests that enjoy history or learning about the island they’re visiting, they’ll enjoy Fort Barrington. This British fort was built in 1779 to protect the island from the French. It’s located right over the shoreline, which makes it a spot for stunning views.

The long walk up the hill is well worth it when you reach the top! Bring your cameras, as it’s the perfect place for photos. It’s a hike that wedding guests are sure to enjoy!

Fort James is also a popular attraction for tourists. It was built in the 17th century to protect St. John’s harbor. Another opportunity for great views and pictures!

Another activity for those who enjoy sightseeing and checking out the island is Luxury Safari Antigua, which is a guided tour. You’ll be taken by van to many different places on the island, observe the nature, and learn a wealth of knowledge! It’s one of the best tours of Antigua.

Betty’s Hope is another historic attraction on the island. It’s a sugar plantation from 1674 that is now a monument in honor of the slaves whose labor it exploited.

Miramar Sailing

Miramar Sailing is the name of the most popular tour in St. John’s. Every person that has been on this sailing trip has said nothing but amazing things to say about it and it’s often the highlight of their trip.

Miramar Sailing offers private and informal day sailing. They can teach you how to sail or you can just sit back and enjoy a nice cruise! You can also choose how long you want be to be on the yacht, times ranging from 3 hours to 8 hours. This really allows the group to customize their experience!

Additionally, the wedding guests can choose between a “sunset cruise” and a “lunch cruise”. The sunset cruise is very romantic and guests are provided with champagne, rum punch and snacks right on the boat! For the lunch cruise, guests enjoy a full buffet on board along with some snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing.


If your wedding guests enjoy shopping or want to look for some souvenirs, Heritage Quay and Redcliffe Quay are two great options in St. John’s for them to check out! At Heritage Quay you’ll find some duty free deals and nice restaurants.

Redcliffe Quay is a former slave compound that has been turned into a shopping district.  It has some nice small shops and restaurants to dine at! More stores are open when a cruise is docked in this area.


For wedding guests that like to golf, provide them with a list of the best golf courses in St. John’s! One of the most popular is Cedar Valley Golf Club. It’s a par 70 course that has amazing views of the ocean. It’s an activity that allows for some exercise, friendly competition and sun!


Are your St. John’s wedding guests looking for something to do when the sun goes down? Antigua has an exciting nightlife. One activity they can do is head to King’s Casino for some gambling.

King’s Casino is located in Heritage Quay and is most popular in the evenings or weekends. They have online games, table games and concerts. If guests are looking for a bar, Sports-Mon Pub in Dickenson Bay is a recommended one to check out.

If you’re visiting Antigua for a wedding, St. John’s is a must see. There are plenty of activities, shops, restaurants and bars. There are also beautiful beaches if you just want to relax! You won’t want to leave this Caribbean island.

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