Sandy beaches and golf greens
Dian Bay is settled on a gorgeous part of Antigua’s north-eastern coast. Fringed by green-carpeted headlands and eco-luxury hotels, the resort has two picture-perfect beaches for soaking up the island’s year-round sunshine, and is just half an hour outside St. John’s. Golfers are well taken care of; there are plenty of good courses around, with the 18-hole championship course at Cedar Valley just a 35-minute drive away.
The resort is close to Indian Town, a scenic national park. It’s a great place for hiking, with gorgeous trails leading down to the coastline through protected areas filled with rare bird life. The national park’s most famous spot is Devil’s Bridge, a dramatic natural arc in a rocky headland carved by years of seawater erosion.
You’re also a few minutes’ walk from Long Bay Beach, one of the prettiest spots on the island. Expect floury white sand and perfectly clear water.
Flights from the UK to Antigua take approximately 8 hours 30 minutes.
Transfer time from Antigua airport to Dian Bay is approximately 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.