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Holidays to Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

To enjoy the definition of an island paradise, book astounding Antigua holidays. Antigua is a beautiful Caribbean island, located only 17 degrees north of the equator. This idyllic holiday destination, therefore, offers travellers a hot climate and sunny skies all year round – with temperatures rarely dropping below 20 degrees and soaring in centigrade, year by year.

Getaways to Antigua combine beachside adventures with enthralling activities and mesmerising sights. You will also have plenty of opportunities to taste exquisite local Creole cuisine; whether this is at a seafood and rum shack, or during a pre-booked local cooking class.

Gather around the beach by a bonfire and socialise with other travellers, or watch the sun go down at one of the many viewpoints located here. Seek out your adventurous side and embark on a zip line tour, or visit the marine life and admire the colourful fish and majestic stingrays. Whether you’re venturing on a romantic break, or on an active adventure with a group of friends, Antigua provides something for everyone.

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LANGUAGE English
CURRENCY East Caribbean Dollar
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT -4
FLIGHT TIME 8 hrs
COST OF A BEER 5 EC$
3 COURSE MEAL 62 EC$
  • Taste flavourful cuisine

    Antigua’s variation of Creole cuisine will tantalise your taste buds, leaving you wanting more when you return home. Thankfully, you’ll be able to prepare these dishes for yourself after attending one of many cooking courses here. Book onto Nicole’s Table Caribbean Cooking Class, and learn all about sea-cooking fresh fish, how to cook jerk cuisine and the art of incorporating rum into your favourite dishes.

  • Hop on a boat to Barbuda

    Antigua holidays are all about exploring a host of idyllic beaches, and a boat over to Barbuda ensures you discover the best beaches out there; from secluded bays to impeccable shorelines, which are completely unspoilt. The Barbuda Express Ferry takes you on a journey you’ll never forget. Hike up the caves at Princess Diana beach, or simply admire the turquoise seas and salty sea air.

  • Underwater adventures

    Famed for its vast range of waterparks, waterslides and boat trips, offering plenty of opportunities for underwater adventures; if you’re a true water baby, then Antigua is the holiday destination for you. Book onto a wreck-diving trip, snorkel in between coves with colourful, native fish and enjoy paddle boarding or kayaking sea adventures.

Activities

Antigua offers so much more than just a beach holiday, thanks to the wide range of activities available to embark on and partake in. Take a day trip by boat to the remarkable Pacaya Volcano – in Guatemala, or head over to see the yacht racing at Superyacht Challenge. Or, if you’re an avid foodie, book onto one of many interesting and tasty local cooking classes here.

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Boat tours

There are many operators offering boat tours in Antigua. You are bound to find something to suit your tastes and requirements, whether you prefer to join others on an excursion, explore this idyllic island on a private tour, or jump on a speedboat trip around the island.

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Cricket

The game of Cricket in Antigua is more of a religion than a sport, being one of the foremost passions in life amongst locals and those travelling here. In fact, there has been a cricket team representing Antigua since the late 1890s.

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Beaches

Antigua holidays are prized for the array of heavenly beaches on offer. Head to the western coast of Antigua and discover the breathtaking Tuner’s Beach, or explore the remote and natural harbour, Carlisle beach. Opt for a snorkelling adventure, or simply slink back into your sun lounger and admire one of many calm, and paradise-like beachfronts this idyllic island has to offer.

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Carlisle Beach

Carlisle Beach is a natural harbour, located in the most remote corner of the island by the village of Old Road, on the south coast of beautiful Antigua. This sprawling beach offers crystal clear waters, soft powdery white sands and excellent…

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Dickenson Bay – Lashings

Dickenson Bay – Lashings, is located on the north-west coast of Antigua, featuring beautifully-white, powdery, soft beaches and tranquil, clear, turquoise waters. It is not as secluded as some of the other beaches, with a string of large…

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Food and Drink

When you think of traditional and tasty cuisine, Antigua is sure to spring to mind. Tuck into Creole-style seafood at Papa Zouk Fish ‘n’ Rum bar, or savour homemade banana bread at The Seabreeze Italian Café – in English Harbour. Taste local rum, while warming up next to a beach bonfire, or head to vibrant cocktail bars serving up fruity cocktails with a kick.

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Antigua cafes

There are numerous cafes in Antigua, some in the bustling area of St. Johns, some along the many beaches and bays and others overlooking the various harbours. The O Chill – Dada Wa Cafe, situated on Dockyard Drive, English Harbour…

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Beachfront bars

There are so many amazing beachfront bars in Antigua, each with its own special charm. Venture to Ana’s On The Beach Mediterranean restaurant and lounge, in Dickenson Bay. This bustling bar has striking, pink doors opening you up to…

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Sights

Antigua’s sights are simply astounding. Hike up to Mount Obama (the highest point of the Shekerley Mountains), to admire the idyllic sunsets. Or, take a trip down to Nelson’s Dockyard, a superb cultural heritage site with a sparkling marina and vibrant atmosphere. To view more of Antigua’s beautiful coastline, Fig Tree Drive runs across the south, leading through wild rainforests and fishing villages.

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Falmouth Harbour

Falmouth Harbour is a horseshoe-shaped bay and natural harbour, located on the far south coast of Antigua, situated along the English Harbour’s main road. This fantastic harbour is close to the eastern end of the Shekerley Mountains…

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Fig Tree Drive

Fig Tree Drive runs along Antigua’s southern coast and continues through rainforest, farmlands, and fishing villages. Pass through several tranquil villages of pastel-hued homes and charming churches, then why not stop for a while…

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Top Resorts in Antigua and Barbuda

Barbuda

Located to the north of Antigua, Barbuda’s tropical climate and stunning natural geography are an obvious pull for tourists seeking sun, sea and sand.

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Location of Antigua

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