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Antigua — Boasting 365 beaches (or, “one for each day of the year”), Antigua (pronounced an-tee-gah), has made a name for itself among the rich and the famous for its coral reefs, miles of sugar-white sand, calm waters, and remote, high-end beach resorts. Though no longer British in governance, cricket is still played here and a historic harbor that served as Britain's main naval base during the Napoleonic wars is a popular tourist draw, with Shirley Heights (the historic fort atop the harbor), attracting locals and tourists alike to toast the sunset with live reggae music, BBQs and juicy libations. Antiguans claim the two best beaches are Dickinson Bay and Half Moon Bay, but, if you're looking for a more private reprieve, deserted Green Island, off the island's east coast, may be your best bet.

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For British-island flavor, fabulous resorts, pink-and-white shell beaches, and fantastic sailing.

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