Wow, I am so excited! The day our hosts picked us up from the airport we stopped to get their son from swim practice. They belong to the Antigua Athletic Club and Alex is on the Storm Swim Club (the premiere swim team in Antigua). It’s a beautiful club with a nice pool and gym. My daughter Ellie loves to swim and I love to exercise. I asked if we could join the club while we are here and if Ellie could get swim lessons. They said yes! It’s really quite reasonable (most things here are very expensive).
We actually went to watch the Jumby Bay Shark Bait Swim yesterday. We cheered people on (two of our host family swam), the kids played on the nice little beach, and we had a great time hanging out with the locals for the after party.
Staying with locals offered us opportunities we would never have in a hotel.