antigua

 
All the signs pointed towards Antigua. The island had warm, steady winds, a complex coastline of safe harbours, and a protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef. It would make a perfect place to hide a fleet. Antigua the island of warm, steady winds, a complex coastline of safe harbours, and a protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef, making It a perfect place to hide a fleet. And so in 1784 the Admiral Horatio Nelson sailed to Antigua and established Great Britain's most important Caribbean base. 

Little did he know that over 200 years later the same unique characteristics that attracted the Royal Navy would transform Antigua and Barbuda into one of the Caribbean's premier tourist destinations.