Sugar, sugar, sugar
The ghosts of British colonial rule still haunt Betty’s Hope (001 268 462 1469; EC$5/£1), near Pares, in the east. Antigua’s first major sugar plantation had its heyday in the 17th century but still produced sugar into the 20th century. Today, it is a benign open-air museum whose ruins only hint at the horrors of the slave trade. Head east for Devil’s Bridge (nationalparksantigua.com), a limestone arch from which it is said slaves leapt to their death.