365 stunning beaches, English influences and a fantastic choice of accommodation - welcome to Antigua
Renowned for its endless sunshine and a beach for every day of the year, the Eastern Caribbean island of Antigua is a paradise that’s waiting to be explored. It may only be 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, but don’t be deceived by its size as there’s plenty to experience here. The English influence of an island that was once a British colony still remains; Nelson’s Dockyard located in the quaint English Harbour was previously used as a British naval base, and is now one of the must-see attractions in Antigua, with beautifully restored eighteenth and nineteenth-century buildings, exhibits showcasing its fascinating history and now home to luxurious yachts along with world-class sailing events. Outside the dockyard, you’ll find fantastic hiking trails, historic forts and Shirley Heights, famed for its incredible sunsets. Visit the colourful markets in the capital, St John’s, see the natural rock formations and rugged terrain of Devil’s Bridge or choose your pick of 365 pristine beaches that are a haven for snorkelling and exploring the marine life and tropical reefs – you’ll truly be spoilt for choice in Antigua.
With over 100 square miles of pure paradise, Antigua boasts powder-white sands, azure seas and a relaxed, friendly vibe. The island is scattered with luxurious properties and the incredibly high standard of service that will leave you feeling nothing but spoiled. Choose from elegant beachfront resorts with exquisite dining and amenities, spacious private villas with exceptional spa facilities or luxury island getaways just off the coast of Antigua, if you’re looking for that ultimate escape.
Antigua’s relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect destination for honeymoons. Feel the sand between your toes as you take a stroll on the white sandy beaches, see the wondrous marine-life and coral-encrusted shipwrecks and head up to Shirly Heights, a truly romantic spot to watch the sun go down, sip on a rum punch and hear the rhythm of the steel band. Choose from luxurious adult-only accommodation, from private villas with infinity-edged pools to intimate beachfront suites with candlelit dining.
From snorkelling with the stingrays, trekking through the rainforests and exploring the colourful capital of St John’s, Antigua makes a wonderful holiday for children and the family as a whole, and there’s plenty of family-friendly accommodation available, including all-inclusive options. With kids’ clubs and babysitting services available in many resorts, you can simply kick-back and relax with a cocktail in hand, knowing that your children are enjoying the getaway just as much as you.
SPA & WELLNESS
The natural sea-breeze, swaying palms and that ‘getaway’ feel makes Antigua an island where you can come back feeling completely rejuvenated, it’s the perfect destination for a wellness holiday. Breathe in the fresh, Caribbean air from your private decking, take that much-needed dip in your infinity-edged pool, or choose to indulge in authentic spa treatments, yoga classes or meditation sessions. You will return to the UK feeling like new.