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Welcome to Antigua holidays 

Surrounded by sapphire blue ocean and miles of spectacular coral reef, Antigua is famous for its stunning pink and white beaches, glorious weather and laid back Caribbean atmosphere. Whether you want to dive into the warm water and explore the reef, soak up the rich culture and history or simply stretch out on the beautiful beaches - a holiday to Antigua has everything you could want from the Caribbean! Made up of two small islands - Antigua to the south and the smaller Barbuda to the north – there are idyllic coves, vibrant beach towns and plenty of water sport activities on offer. Enjoy a slice of tropical paradise as you kick back on the beach with a cocktail in hand, and it won’t be long before you catch yourself saying, ‘this is the life.’

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Top Resorts in Antigua

Costa de Antigua Holidays to Antigua Costa de <b>Antigua</b>
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Costa de Antigua

from £175pp

Dickenson Bay Holidays to Antigua Dickenson Bay
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Dickenson Bay

from £662pp

Jolly Beach Holidays to Antigua Jolly Beach
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Jolly Beach

from £924pp

Top Hotels in Antigua

The Anchorage Inn
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The Anchorage Inn

Dickenson Bay,

from £662pp
Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts
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Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts
Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts

Dickenson Bay,

from £868pp
Antigua Village
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Antigua Village
Antigua Village

Dickenson Bay,

from £972pp
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa
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Jolly Beach Resort & Spa
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

Jolly Beach,

from £924pp
Trade Winds Hotel
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Trade Winds Hotel
Trade Winds Hotel

Dickenson Bay,

from £1108pp
The Verandah Resort & Spa
6
The Verandah Resort & Spa
The Verandah Resort & Spa

Dian Bay,

from £1535pp
St James's Club & Villas
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St James's Club & Villas
St James's Club & Villas

Mamora Bay,

from £1575pp
Blue Waters
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Blue Waters
Blue Waters

St John's,

from £2401pp

At a Glance

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  • Language: English
  • Time Zone: GMT +-4
  • Average flight time: 9h 0m

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Things to do in Antigua

For those with little ones, a visit to Half Moon Bay is a must. Filled with crystal clear rock pools and plenty of hideaway coves, it’s the perfect place to kick back or make a splash. Adventure-seekers on holiday in Antigua will love the abundance of water sports on offer including kayaking and snorkeling. Another must-see is the Codrington Lagoon on Barbuda, which is home to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary. Make sure you have time to sample the traditional cuisine too; spiced ducana – sweet potato dumplings – and freshly grilled seafood is a popular favourite with the locals. Afterwards, watch the sun go down as you sip the award-winning English Harbour Rum, named after the British rule of the country.

There are plenty of ways to delve into the history of the country - the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda and the Museum of Marine life are home to an impressive collection of historic artefacts – from shells to shipwrecks. A wander around Fort James harbour is the perfect way to spend an afternoon and there are plenty of markets selling fresh food so you can immerse yourself in the local culture throughout a holiday in Antigua. 

 

Beach bliss on Antigua holidays 

Like the rest of the Eastern Caribbean, Antigua boasts stunning weather and cool sea breezes making it the perfect destination to relax in the sun! With over 365 beaches to choose from you are spoilt for choice. Head to the northwest coast for the popular beaches at Dickenson Bay, St John’s and Hawksbill Bay or alternatively seek out the picturesque and quieter beaches on the southwest and south east coast at the resorts of Johnson’s Point or English Harbour.

If you’re looking for action and adventure, then why not try scuba diving or snorkeling which are found all around the island, or zip wire your way across the rainforest canopy before sitting down to the very best of Caribbean food and drink. For those who like to soak up some culture, why not head to English Harbour and explore Horatio Nelson’s Dockyard, or spend the day in the capital St Johns, admiring the town’s cathedral and shopping for local goods.

 

Wine and dine in Antigua 

Eating out here is a feast for the senses with an array of options available. Restaurants, whether they be independently owned, or hotel based, offers exceptionally high standards and you’ll find everything from local dishes to international cuisine so you’ll have plenty to choose from. If you’re looking for authentic, unpretentious local fare check out Bumpkins at Pigeon Point Beach, a casual beach front restaurant offering a selection of Caribbean dishes and drinks at very reasonable prices.

Top Antigua Destinations

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