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Antigua Holidays: Your Passport to Caribbean Paradise

Antigua.... and its enchanting sister island, Barbuda are Caribbean gems, beckoning with sun-kissed shores and powdery white beaches lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters. This tropical paradise offers not only breathtaking natural beauty but also a rich historical legacy, with Nelson's Dockyard and Fort James standing as testaments to its colonial past. Visitors can immerse themselves in the vibrant local culture, from the rhythmic beats of Caribbean music to the lively celebrations of the annual Antigua Carnival. For adventure seekers, the island offers watersports aplenty, from scuba diving and snorkelling to sailing and kite surfing. And if you're in search of luxury, Antigua boasts opulent resorts and private villas, ensuring an unforgettable stay.

Whether you're drawn to its natural wonders, historical charm, or the promise of a romantic escape, Antigua promises a Caribbean experience like no other!

Want to find out more about holidays in Antigua and its sister island Barbuda?  Simply ENQUIRE TODAY and our experienced Caribbean specialists will get back to you.

Our incredibly knowledgeable Caribbean Specialists have lived and travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean. ATOL & ABTA protected with access to over 500 suppliers and part of the Hays Travel Independence Group we guarantee unbiased advice and tailored itineraries perfectly suited to you!

1. Beach Hopping: Antigua is renowned for its 365 beautiful beaches, one for each day of the year. Whether you seek lively shores with water sports like Dickenson Bay or the secluded tranquillity of Half Moon Bay, there's a beach to suit every mood. Don't miss the iconic Pink Sand Beach on Barbuda, a short ferry ride away.

2. Watersports Extravaganza: The warm, clear waters around Antigua offer the perfect playground for watersports enthusiasts. Dive into the underwater world with scuba diving or snorkelling, sail on a catamaran, try windsurfing, kiteboarding, or paddleboarding, or even swim with stingrays at Stingray City Antigua.

3. Historic Exploration: Discover the island's rich history at Nelson's Dockyard National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the beautifully restored colonial-era buildings and enjoy breathtaking views from Shirley Heights. Fort James and Betty's Hope Sugar Plantation are also must-visit historic sites.

4. Adventure in the Rainforest: Head inland to experience Antigua's lush rainforest with activities like ziplining, hiking, and birdwatching along Fig Tree Drive. Explore Antigua's Donkey Sanctuary and meet rescued donkeys, offering a unique eco-tourism experience.


5. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture by attending the annual Antigua Carnival or enjoying traditional Caribbean music and dance. Savour local cuisine with dishes like "fungi and saltfish" and "pepperpot." Visit local markets and shops to find unique handmade crafts and souvenirs.

These activities showcase the diverse range of experiences that Antigua has to offer, from natural beauty and water adventures to history and cultural immersion. Whether you're an adventure seeker or looking for relaxation, Antigua has something for every traveller.

Nestled on a secluded Caribbean island and framed by swaying palm trees, you’ll find the 14 villas and  28-suite resort managed by Oetker Collection grace 300 acres of paradise, surrounded by white sandy shores.

Jumby Bay has a  car-free policy, where each suite includes bicycles, fosters a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for families with safe areas for children to explore. Conveniently located just a short 10-minute boat ride from the northern coast of Antigua and close to the airport, you can reach the island from your doorstep in under 20 minutes, including a brief 10-minute car ride from the dock.

PRICING: Doubles from £1,463 in low season; and from £2,194 in high, including all meals, beverages, water sports, and kids' club

An exclusive beachfront retreat featuring luxurious wooden suites seamlessly integrated into the lush hillside amidst tropical foliage. Indulge in sunrise yoga and pilates sessions, savour the finest local ingredients, and experience flawless service. This sanctuary is designed for rejuvenation and relaxation

Nestled within a sprawling 140-acre expanse of untouched greenery, Hermitage Bay creates an exclusive sensation of residing on a secluded island. The resort offers a speedboat for guests to embark on coastal adventures, from exploring the northern Five Islands to heading south towards the bustling Jolly Harbour marina (a mere 10-minute drive for golf, tennis, or the casino). The airport and vibrant nightlife of English Harbour are both within a 40-minute drive, while the capital, St. John's, is a convenient 25-minute journey away.


PRICING: Double rooms from £918 in low season; and from £1,376 in high. All-inclusive. Free Wi-Fi.

Set apart along an expansive, secluded beach, this impeccably crafted modern resort effortlessly satisfies the desires of couples and families in search of a tranquil Caribbean escape. Offering generously sized suites, a sprawling spa, an elegant Asian dining venue, numerous tennis courts, and even a cinema, Carlisle Bay distinguishes itself as the premier choice for accommodation on this sought-after island

Visitors are greeted by a haven of serenity and sophistication adorned with serene fish ponds, towering mature trees, vibrant tropical gardens, and an expansive, lofty lounge area featuring reception desks. Approximately 60 per cent of the guests are British, including many returning visitors, drawn to the resort's secluded and tranquil beachfront setting


PRICING:  Double rooms from £568 in low season; and from £2,272 in high. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi. The hotel normally closes from late August until mid-October

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When is peak season?

Dec - Feb best weather and peak season
March - June good weather and less busy
June - Nov rainy season

How long to get there?

Flights go direct from major UK airports
Flight time is 8.5 hours

What currency is used?

US Dollar is accepted everywhere

What's the time difference?

Antigua is 5 hours behind UK time

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