Monday, 20 June 2016

Guest Post - Top Things To Do in Antigua by Bella Osborne - Blog Tour

Hi Rachel and thank you for having me on your blog and for being part of my first ever blog tour! 

The holiday that features in my latest novel ‘A Family Holiday’ is on the beautiful Caribbean island paradise of Antigua and here are my top five things to see and do whilst you're there.

Top things to do in Antigua

No 1 - Swim with Stingrays - Forget swimming with dolphins this beats it hands down! These are wild animals that come and interact of their own free will and they are quite safe too. An amazing experience.
No 2 - A boat trip - Antigua is beautiful inside and out but a chance to see it from the sea, just as the first explorers would have done, is inspiring. There is also something special about chasing across the water in a fast boat!

No 3 - Nelsons Dockyard – A trip full of history, this area has been beautifully restored and tells the story of a time when Antigua was the ‘Gateway to the Caribbean’ and a thriving stop on the trade routes of the British Empire.

No 4 - Zipwire – This is a chance to see Antigua from a very different viewpoint! Get an adrenalin hit whilst whizzing high above the ground in the rainforest canopy.

No 5 - Shirley Heights - There are two sides to Shirley Heights: there is the quiet restaurant and bar that boasts lovely views across English Harbour to Nelsons Dockyard and holds some history as in it’s previous life it was a military complex responsible for conveying messages back to St Johns. But on a Sunday night Shirley Heights is transformed into the must go to party and barbecue. An opportunity to watch a stunning Antigua sunset whilst sipping a cool drink is not to be missed.

But to be honest wherever you go in Antigua you will have an amazing time because the locals will see to it that you do. Have a fun summer!

Thank you so much for sharing Bella, I loved my trip to Antigua about 10 years ago and I loved re-visiting the country both with this post and also in A Family Holiday.  My review of A Family Holiday will be on the blog on 12th July.

A Family Holiday

‘Heartwarming and funny from an exciting new talent’ – Katie Fforde

She’ll do whatever it takes to keep this family together…

As the nanny to four quirky but loveable children, Charlie French has learnt that if there was ever a cement shortage Weetabix would be a viable substitute and that YouTube videos can go viral in seconds, much to her horror. But, most importantly, she's learnt that whatever happens you stick together as a family.

When tragedy strikes, Charlie is forced to decide whether it’s time to move on or fight to keep the children she loves. With the distraction of the children's gorgeous Uncle Felix and the chance of a holiday in stunning Antigua, she’s left wondering if turquoise seas can wash away their present troubles. Is the pull of white sand beaches too tempting to resist or will paradise fail to keep them all together?

A gorgeous summery beach read, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Jill Mansell.

About Bella Osborne

Bella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full length novel.

In 2016, her debut novel, 'It Started At Sunset Cottage', was shortlisted for the Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year and RNA Joan Hessayon New Writers Award.

Bella's stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you. She likes to find the humour in the darker moments of life and weaves these into her stories. Bella believes that writing your own story really is the best fun ever, closely followed by talking, eating chocolate, drinking fizz and planning holidays.

She lives in The Midlands, UK with her lovely husband and wonderful daughter, who thankfully, both accept her as she is (with mad morning hair and a penchant for skipping).

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Twitter - @osborne_bella

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