Venture beyond the beach

Life really is a beach in Antigua. White sands and cerulean waters make this beautiful destination what it is; but this Caribbean isle has much more to offer besides sunbathing spots. Darkwood beach offers sublime snorkelling and a cool beach bar to quench your thirst, while we also recommend taking a Catamaran trip with fresh lobster lunch for a breath of sea air.

If you’re visiting Antigua for your honeymoon, why not take a romantic day trip to barefoot Barbuda with its pink sands and breathtaking sunsets? Or perhaps, visit during Sailing Week when the shores are lined with luxury sail boats and super yachts, perfect for a spot of window shopping.

Swathes of Antigua’s landscape is covered in lush rainforest, with a rich naval history and St John’s, the island’s capital, is lined with pastel-coloured buildings that present the ideal backdrop. It’s a slice of paradise that promises to captivate you.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Explore the island on its Beach Bar Trail
  • On a Sunday evening, join the party at Shirley Heights
  • In operation since 1745, visit Nelson's Dockyard with restaurants and bars
  • Discover Rendezvous Bay after a 90 minute trek through the rainforest
  • Ponder Antigua's colonial past at Betty's Hope
  • Stroll along the promenade in the bustling capital of St. John's
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT -4 hours
  • Currency XCD - Eastern Caribbean Dollar
  • Visa Information British Passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx 8hrs 30mins; direct flights from the UK are available
  • Health Information No vaccinations required

Top Tips from our Experts

Indianna

Sales Performance Leader

“Be sure to attend the sunset party every Sunday at Shirley Heights. With stunning views over English Harbour, watch the sunset as a live steel band play, serving great BBQ food and a great atmosphere.”

Melissa

Destination Specialist

“Barbuda is Antigua’s lesser known sister. However, a visit is a must with its stunning pink sand beaches. Home to an abundance of wildlife, it’s perfect for a honeymoon or a couple looking for something special.”

Jas

Destination Specialist

“Antiguans are passionate about their food. Join our Nicole’s table excursion to pick your ingredients, prepare and cook them, and create a real local dish for you then to enjoy.”

Types of Antigua holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

The island of Antigua is around 11 miles wide and 14 miles long and covers an area of around 108 square miles. It forms a dual-island nation with Barbuda which covers an area of 62 square miles.  

It’s possible to fly or take a 90-minute catamaran trip from Antigua to the sister isle of Barbuda. There are also various flight options with LIAT airlines and British Airways to pair Antigua with trips to other Caribbean islands such as Grenada, St Kitts, and Barbados.

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Blue Waters and Cove Suites

Antigua

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Blue Waters and Cove Suites

Carlisle Bay Antigua

Antigua

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Carlisle Bay Antigua
Unique

COCOs Antigua

Antigua

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
COCOs Antigua

Curtain Bluff

Antigua

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Curtain Bluff

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