Relaxed, fun-loving and wonderfully unspoilt, Antigua is one of the Caribbean’s best-loved treasures. A breathtakingly-beautiful island, ringed by powdery white-sand beaches and spectacularly-clear turquoise waters, Antigua is an utterly wonderful low season destination. Occasional rainfall during the low season months brings a natural relief and freshness to the destinations and there is nothing quite like watching a tropical downpour surrounded by new found friends, sipping cocktails in a quaintly thatched beach bar.
With verdant natural beauty Antigua’s sights become even more dramatic beneath the ocean waters, where exotic coral reefs and abandoned shipwrecks are waiting to be explored; head to Green Island off the east coast for one of the best snorkelling experiences in Antigua. Relatively unspoiled and exuding a relaxed, West Indian charm, Antigua is every inch your typical Caribbean island – supposedly with a beach for everyday of the year. However, delve beyond its palm-fringed exterior and you’ll discover a unique British colonial heritage, still living and breathing through the island’s love of two treasured sports – cricket and sailing.
From natural to manmade beauty, Antigua’s main towns and cities are steeped in rich history and culture. A colourful carnival spirit suffuses the air in English Harbour, where locals and visitors alike head to Shirley Heights to savour rum punch, dance to the rhythm of steel pans and witness the sun setting. In capital city St. John’s, step back in time and explore the 18th Century ruins and grounds of Fort James, before relishing in the views over St. John’s Harbour.