Silken sands. Captivating coves. Secluded shores. There are 365 beaches in Antigua, one for each day of the year. Tucked along the bays of the island, Antigua's beaches are some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. A protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef makes Antigua a delight for sun worshippers and watersport enthusiasts. The coasts of Antigua are ideal for yacht cruising and racing, with constant trade winds and many harbors for exploration. Snorkeling and diving are prominent on the east coast while the northwest coast by Galley Bay attracts surfers during the winter. With a tropical climate, outstanding beaches, a plethora of water activities and delicious cuisine, Antigua is a great Caribbean escape.