Falmouth Harbour, Presidents Tour
Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
This tour has been created especially for Windstar’s President and guests. You will be greeted at the pier by your professional Tour Guide for the start of this interesting tour and listen to your Guide through the Whisper Radio System for ease and clarity, so you miss nothing even for those with hearing aids as there are special adaptors! Your first stop will be at Betty’s Hope. Built in 1674 by Sir Christopher Codrington, this was the site of one of the first full-scale sugar plantations on Antigua and is located just south of Pares Village. For more than 300 years, this prominent sugar plantation has played a leading role in, and influenced the lives of many generations of Antiguans. This is the only twin sugar mill, standing side by side in the Eastern Caribbean and has several renovated sugar trains used to transport sugar cane across the island which you can view and photograph. Your tour will continue to Devil’s Bridge. For hundreds of thousands of years, the Atlantic’s waves have crashed into the east coast of Antigua creating a natural arch, or bridge. Numerous geysers and blowholes surround the arch as waves continually break against the coastal rocks. In addition to being a natural phenomenon, Devil’s Bridge also holds cultural importance in Antiguan history. A prehistoric, Amerindian site is located within its vicinity and suggests that prehistoric peoples may have used the area for fishing and settlement. Popular belief suggests slaves leapt to their death off of the natural arch during the period of slavery in Antigua. Devil’s Bridge gets its name from these myths as the stories contend the devil claimed those who leapt off the bridge. Your tour will continue where you will hug the south coast line and drive past Darkwood Beach, Turner’s Beach, Fryes Beach, Jolly Harbour, many secluded beaches, 5* hotels and exclusive homes through Fig Tree Drive, Antigua’s lush rainforest area through Antigua’s countryside, rich in daily West Indian life, local villages, and old churches, that exemplify West Indian culture.
Please note: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. There is one step in and out of the bus.