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Step onto Antigua and play Robinson Crusoe, with 365 sweeping beaches – one for every day of the year. Soft white sands couple up with cerulean skies, West Indian flavour meets British colonial charm, the clear Caribbean waters are perfect for swimming and steady trade winds offer calm sailing across to sister island Barbuda’s pink coral sands. What’s more, you can choose between some truly breathtaking hotels, including all-inclusive resorts, cosy boutique retreats and chic hideaways. Panoramic clifftop views, luxurious spas, sparkling pools, laid back beach dining and romantic sun-drenched terraces only add to the paradisiacal vibe. Antigua Sailing Week brings world class racing and extravagant parties at the end of April and beginning of May, but year-round aquatic adventure means you can charter a yacht, swim, snorkel, kayak or windsurf any day of the week. The diving here is perhaps not for those looking to push the boundaries, but it’s a safe bet for beginners. Paradise Reef and Deep Bay are a snorkeller’s dream, and the latter is home to the Andes shipwreck, easily accessible with just a snorkel and flippers. Get out of the water and into a jeep for a rainforest tour, find out more about the island’s colonial history and naval heritage at Nelson’s Dockyard or jump in a helicopter and take a flight over neighbouring Montserrat’s notorious volcano. Back on solid ground, sun lovers will find dozens of deserted beaches. For dreamy sunsets get down to Darkwood Beach, and for pelican spotting head to Ffrye’s Bay. Dining can be sophisticated pan-Asian at the superb East at Carlisle Bay, or casual fresh fish and lobster at OJ’s at Johnson’s Point. To really hit it off with the locals, join a Saturday night street grill or head to Shirley Heights’ famous Sunday night barbecue, when the whole island seems to come together and the old garrison reverberates to the rhythms of reggae, soca and calypso.
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Flight Time

Flight Time

Flying time from the UK is approximately 9 hrs and all flights are non-stop.

Currency

Currency

Eastern Caribbean dollar. US dollars and major credit cards are widely accepted.

Time Difference

Time Difference

4 hours behind GMT and 5 hours behind BST.

Visa

A full British passport is required for Antigua and it should be valid for 6 months after the return date of your holiday. Visas are not required for British citizens.

Good To Know

It is illegal to wear any camouflage clothing anywhere on the island. Any camouflage clothing found by customs will be confiscated and not returned.

Your Holiday

Your Holiday

Top Hotels in Antigua

Carlisle Bay

The beautiful sweeping beach and backdrop of gently rolling hills make Carlisle Bay the perfect haven for your Caribbean holiday. The all-suite resort is especially popular with families but a wonderful spa, as well as adult only dining are...

Jumby Bay

A long time favourite with with our clients, Jumby Bay offers a paradise retreat on its own 30 acre private island. You’ll stay in total luxury, enjoying wonderful cuisine, outstanding facilities and service that is second to none. Rosewo...

Blue Waters

It won’t take you long to discover why this charming resort remains such a favourite amongst Caribtours clients and our staff. Set in 17 acres of gardens on a secluded cove, at Blue Waters you’ll find yourself instantly relaxing into th...

Hermitage Bay

Set on one of the most beautiful coves in Antigua, Hermitage Bay is the epitome of Caribbean barefoot luxury. With only 25 suites and friendly, discreet service this is definitely a place to experience true island living.

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