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You’ll love visiting Antigua, but one of the best memories of any trip is having something to bring home to remember your visit by. One of our favorite recent takeaways was a native loofa, which we plucked and peeled ourselves from a tree. (Did you know loofas grew on trees? We didn’t either, until we visited Antigua.) You’ll also want to pick up a bottle of the local hot sauce, Susie’s, which is a spicy peppercorn blend (sold in the airport and available in flavors like mango and raspberry). The island also grows local peppercorns and vanilla that would make a great gift for a cook. Of course, we’d never pass up spiced rum – English Harbor five-year spiced rum is our top pick, but truth be told, other islands are better known for spirits.