The English left behind various traces of their domination during the Antigua and Barbuda colonial era.
Nelson's Dockyard museum in Antigua retraces the island's history and keeps alive the memory of the battles fought by the Royal Navy against the Spanish, the French, and the Dutch during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Forts and castles succees one another along the coves and bear witness to Antigua and Barbuda's history.
The nature in Barbuda is still wild and unspoilt and includes the beautiful Frigate Bird Sanctuary. From Antigua, you can go on a boat excursion to go swimming with the stingrays in the crystal-clear and shallow waters of Stingray City.
The coral reefs are home to many different species of fish and shellfish. The marine fauna is the most interesting to see. On land, you will find a multitude of migratory and resident birds, as well as fauna that is endemic to the islands and comprised mostly of spiders and snakes. From June to December, sea turtles come to lay their eggs on the beaches of Long Island.