There are not many holiday destinations where they can boast 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. That’s the marketing line Antigua has used for years to highlight just what of an island paradise it really is. You can see why its so popular with the British, having a perfect mix of hideaway and character.
Having travelled to Antigua for our own holiday, it really can only be seen to be believed. Different to Barbados in the sense that most of the hotels can be found in their own coves (and very nice they are too, some all-inclusive, some with amazing spas and others fulfilling those who love boutique hotels), with the exception of English Harbour.
If you’re around at the right time, a visit to Shirley Heights is a must (and very easy if you’re staying at The Inn, its just a walk up the road if you’re feeling energetic). It has the most amazing views over the beautiful English Harbour and out to sea.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Antigua is a destination where you can go to all year round, although you may want to avoid hurricane season from late August through to October.
Around 8 hours on the direct flight
Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Beach lovers, and those who love yachts and cricket (maybe not always in that order!).
HOW TO GET THERE
There are direct flights from London, both Heathrow and Gatwick most days of the week (although can be less during the summer).
IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH
Antigua is a hub for across the Caribbean – so maybe try St Kitts & Nevis, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands or maybe Barbados.
We would be delighted to talk about your holiday arrangements over the phone. You can contact us between 8am and 10pm every day (outside of office hours may not be immediate).
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