South-Eastern Antigua Attractions
The lower land in the south-east catches the winds from the Caribbean Sea. There are many agricultural and natural areas here, and the protected bays provide sheltered waters for boating and diving.
Half Moon Bay
The crescent shaped beach of Half Moon Bay, known as Half Moon Beach has fine sand, backed by a natural setting. There is a restaurant just off the beach.
Betty's Hope Plantation
Two stone sugar mills and the cotton storeroom are all that remain of Betty's Hope Plantation, but restoration is ongoing at this site. The Antiguan government has restored one of the mills to working order with new sails and crushing machinery. The storeroom has been converted into a museum displaying aspects of the plantation's history with maps, estate plans and artifacts.First built in 1674 by Sir Christopher Codrington, Betty's Hope was the first large sugar plantation on the island.
Although this 17th C fort is in ruins, its high stone walls are still mostly intact. The 7ac/2.8ha fort was built as a last refuge for the Antiguans in the event of an attack on the island. The fort is located near the village of Falmouth.
Harmony Hall Art Gallery
Harmony Hall Art Gallery, in a restored mill, showcases Caribbean artists. It offers changing exhibits throughout the year with a focus on Antiguan artists in November.Also on site is a well known restaurant, simply called Harmoney Hall.
Indian Town National Park
Indian Town National Park is located along a rugged sea front and includes Devil's Bridge. Some 36 species of birds roost in the park among the acacia trees. The eastern point of the park is believed to have been an Arawak campsite.
Evidence of pre-Columbian cultures has been unearthed around Mill Reef. Field trips may be arranged through the Antigua Historical & Archaeological Society.
Potworks Lake is a man-made reservoir created to provide the island with clean drinking water.
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