A beach for every day of the year
An island with 365 beaches – one for every day of the year – Antigua is full of idyllic experiences. Settle poolside or on the beach with a good book, get pampered in the spa or enjoy a boat trip and explore the surrounding area.
Famous for its white sandy beaches and many activities, holidays to Antigua can be as relaxed or active as you like. Spend your days on sun loungers listening to the lapping waves of the Caribbean Sea and the breeze in the palm trees. Once the sun has set you can enjoy a gourmet candlelit dining on the beach.
There are plenty of activities for the adventurous as well. Water sports will keep everyone entertained, while scuba diving and snorkelling offer a chance to explore beneath the surrounding ocean. Book boat trips and explore towns dating back to the 18th century, or climb to the top of a mountain for luscious interior landscapes and spectacular views across the island and its many beaches. In the evening, a selection of lively bars in the towns offer a fun change of pace.
Couples will find plenty to keep them occupied, with private beach dining available at many of our hotels, sunset sailing trips and couples’ massages available.
Families are well catered for in Antigua, with Kids’ Clubs offering a range of activities, including finger painting, water sports lessons, cooking lessons and lots more. Many hotels can keep little ones entertained all day, while Mum and Dad enjoy a well-deserved pampering session in the spa.
Each of the hotels in our collection have been handpicked by our Trusted Advisers to ensure the ultimate in luxury and facilities. Infinity pools, gourmet dining, horse riding on the beach and tranquil gardens are just some of the luxury amenities you can look forward to.
Whatever you choose to do, our family holidays in the Caribbean offer plenty of fun in the sun, whatever age your children are.
Flights from the UK to Antigua take approximately 8 hours 30 minutes.
Antigua’s Caribbean climate means year-round good weather. Average highs hover around 28°C in June, while the coldest month is January at a toasty 25°C. The rainy season takes place from June to November, with October racking up the most rainfall. Unlike the constant drizzle we often get at home, Caribbean rain tends to fall in short, sharp bursts, usually followed by sunshine and blue skies.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Antigua.
A 10% service charge will often be added to restaurant bills, however, for good service, it’s common to leave a 5% cash tip as well. Aim for a 10% tip on fixed taxi fares and a couple of dollars for porters and maids.
The official language of Antigua is English.
No vaccines are required or recommended for Antigua, however all routine immunisations should be up to date. For full details, please contact your GP.