Ringed with coral reefs, Antigua is famous for its 365 beaches. Antigua is quintessentially Caribbean, with colourful houses all around the island instilling a great sense of cheerfulness, helped along by the rum punches considered a speciality of the island. Antigua is also steeped in cultural history. Nelson's Dockyard is the historic base with plenty of points of interest. The view from Shirley Heights looking down on English Harbour is also one of the best known sights of the Caribbean and a wonderful place for sundowners.