Antigua

Sun Drenched, fringed with dazzling white sand and set by a warm jade and aquamarine sea

Overview

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.


Low Season Saving

25%


Tourist:Local Ratio

Peak Season

Low Season

1:4


Flight Time from UK

13 Hours

Low Season Months

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
27°C
10mm
11hrs
Jul
27°C
9mm
11hrs
Aug
27°C
11mm
11hrs
Sep Oct Nov
28°C
11mm
10hrs
Dec

Hotels

Top Experiences

Sunset Party at Shirley Heights

Every Sunday evening people gather at this most picturesque location to enjoy sundowners overlooking English Harbour.

Scooter Snorkelling Safari

The easiest (and most fun) way to experience the richness of Antigua's underwater beauty.

Dine with the Local

A wonderful way to get under the skin of Antigua, is to join an Antiguan family for dinner. Through friendly and warm local interaction you will learn so much about the culture and traditions of the island.

Insider Tips

  • Catch a boat to the neighbouring Island of Barbuda
  • Nature lovers – Make sure you take in the impressive Devils Bridge and take a hike to Signal Hill
  • Watch out for ‘Susie’s Hot Sauce’ – How hot can you handle?

Good To Know

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Food & Drink

Sheer Rocks

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Le Bistro

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Incanto

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Reviews

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  • Having travelled to Antigua several times over the years, I can only atest to it’s charm and beauty. The locals are incredibly welcoming and I can’t recommend Galley Bay highly enough as the perfect place for relaxation at any time of the year.

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