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Johnson's Point is on the south western tip of the island of Antigua. Quiet white sand in a natural setting make this an ideal destination for those wishing to relax and soak up the Caribbean atmosphere. The beach is secluded so that sunbathers don't get disturbed by anything more alarming than the brilliantly coloured tropical fish that drift through the clear water. There are more secluded beaches on Antigua but the surroundings of Johnson's Point make is a favourite with many.
Johnson's Point is an ideal meeting point for friends and family but also suits the solo visitor seeking nothing more than the tranquility of the Caribbean. The resort is small but buses run from Johnson's Point into the capital of St Johns every half an hour so the visitor needn't isolated from all activity. For many years the beach was known as Turners Beach, named after the family who owned it, now thankfully for the visitor it is open for all to enjoy.
There are a number of hotels in the area but these are all small so the beach is never crowded with large numbers of guests. As with all beaches on Antigua Johnson's Point is ideal for snorkelling and swimming and the beach is said to offer the best views on Antigua of neighbouring Montserrat. The facilities on the beach are very limited, but there is a beach bar offering food and snacks and especially great seafood. This really is the ideal spot for a lazy day sunbathing undisturbed by anything bar the lapping of the waves.
Midway between English Harbour and St Johns this is a good base for visiting the rest of the island, especially the tropical scenery of Fig Tree Drive. Sixteen kilometres away is Betty's Hope, the site of Antigua's first sugar plantation. Here the visitor will gain an insight into Antigua's history and the way in the past it relied on sugar cane production. There are the ruins of two stone windmills and a distillery and there is a small visitors centre. Nelson's Dockyard which is one of the islands biggest historical attractions is at English Harbour and one of Nelson's telescopes can still be found here.
One of the hotels in the area is an adults only resort. The Blue Heron By Rex Hotel is open to visitors of sixteen and over only . It has its own gardens and offers beachfront rooms. The hotel has two restaurants, one being right on the beach and it offers the usual range of activities such as windsurfing and sailing. The other main accommodation spot is the Keyonna Beach Hotel. These apartments all have sea views and the beach is on the doorstep. Each apartment sleeps up to five people.
Whether you travel to Johnson's Point as a day tripper or as a visitor for a few days be prepared to relax and unwind in secluded tranquility. This is not a beach for partygoers, more for those who wish to laze in a hammock, sip a cocktail, watch the sunset and plan to do exactly the same tomorrow.