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Dickenson Bay lies on the north west coast of Antigua. This is one of the busier beaches on the island although far from being overcrowded and hotels line its expansive shore, along with a number of restaurants. Dickenson Bay offers the usual Antiguan formula of tranquil blue seas and powdery white sand. There are the odd vendor booths along the shoreline making it an easy option to find a cool drink throughout the day. Dickenson Bay gives its guests the opportunity to meet new people whilst still lazing the day away in the Caribbean sun. Being slightly more active on the tourist front than many Antiguan beaches Dickenson Bay has a good range of activities on offer.
A helicopter flight will take you out over Johnson's Point and give you some stunning views of the volcanic mountains. Sailing has been a big part of the life of Dickenson Bay for centuries; now you can find traditional sailboats, classic yachts and even international racing boats on display, especially during the annual sailing week. During the festival tourists can hire all kinds of vessels for a day at sea.
Diving is a popular choice in Dickenson Bay as the shores around Antigua are dotted with wrecks and this area is no exception. The experienced diver will be allowed to explore the depths alone but there are also many local dive centres to help the beginner. The bay is also renowned for its windsurfing especially in the months of January and July, when organized competitions take place.
For those less happy at sea there are plenty of hiking trails in the area. Hiking equipment can be hired locally and there are also organized hiking tours available. For the less adventurous who would still like to explore on foot, you can just follow the markers of the trail at an easy pace and return at your leisure.
Fishing is a popular pastime on Antigua and in Dickenson By you will find many peaceful spots to try your hand. If your efforts prove fruitless then head to one of the local fish restaurants and try one ready prepared.
Markets are a popular way of shopping here, many traditional and locally made gifts can be found in the markets and when you have done shopping try popping into a local restaurant. Dickenson Bay also has a healthy night scene as there are many bars and clubs and even a casino. The bay has a number of hotels, but wherever you chose to stay you will have the same stunning views to wake up to. This really is holiday brochure stuff.
There is a Sandals resort in Dickenson Bay offering a number of packages for weddings and honeymoons. This resort offers the best access to the beaches. If you don't fancy a hotel then the Dickenson Bay Cottages are a good option These lovely little open plan homes offer a bit more freedom than a hotel but still have a pool on the complex and access to the beautiful beach.
If you are looking for somewhere slightly more lively but still maintaining that Caribbean charm then Dickenson Bay is the place for you.