“I want to stay down here in the Caribbean sun, drive a little while on the wrong side of the road. Get this laying low off to a flying start.” –Kenny Chesney
We have all felt that stir crazy feeling. You need to go and need to go now! The sun and beach bed calls to me about every month and a half. My sweet hubby doesn’t understand that it is rude not to answer when a beach bed calls. HaHa
When you finally get that chance to go, live a little. Take a tour of the island with a local. Do what they do, eat where they eat. They have a passion for the destination they call home and can’t wait to share it with you. And if you are lucky, they may sing for you along the way. Let’s face it island people are happy and very entertaining!
While in Antigua last month we did the ATV tour offered thru Island Routes at our Sandals Resort. It was a great opportunity to see the island and it’s scenic areas. Also, it filled my need to drive on the wrong side of the road. We were given a quick lesson on the ATV’s (most of us knew what we were doing but others did need it) and we were off. Traveling from the North East of Antigua on old cane roads, passing through old estates and rural farm lands to arrive at the the historical Monks Hill overlooking the scenic harbours of the South Coast with neighboring islands on the horizon. This is the ultimate riding experience traveling along dirt tracks and animal trails, while enjoying the natural beauty of the island’s interior.
If you are comfortable with renting a car- DO iT and experience driving on the left side of the road. If that seems impossible, do an ATV tour. You will see parts of the island that is not accessible by car. Isn’t that what everyone one wants? Something that you don’t do everyday?