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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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Private Villas and Homes of Jumby Bay, Antigua

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Expert Advice / 4 May 2016

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The Private Travel Company Sale Collection

The Private Travel Company Sale Collection

Offers / 5 Jan 2017

We have handpicked a selection of stunning properties with outstanding offers for you to choose from in our Sale Collection. From the white sands of Barbados to the heady scented souks of Dubai, there is something to excite and inspire every desire. Make 2017 one to remember and book a holiday which will be remembered

Get in touch with us

Our travel experts are waiting to take your call, so they can discuss, book and plan your dream holiday. We follow the steps below to make sure that all the stress and hassle is taken out of your booking, leaving you free to look forward to your perfect escape.

Call

Wherever you want to go on your next luxury escape, just pick up the phone and speak to one of our travel experts here at The Private Travel Company, who have travelled throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, the USA, Arabia and the Indian Ocean. They’ll discuss your plans with you in detail and start working on a bespoke travel proposal. They’ll then send you a quotation within an agreed time frame.

 

Discuss

Once you have received your quotation your travel expert will give you a call to check whether you need further information or some changes to your bespoke travel itinerary. Alternatively, we may have hit the nail on the head first time around and you’ll be ready to book your holiday.

 

Refine

We are always on hand to answer your queries and make any additional holiday arrangements (restaurant bookings / guided sightseeing / activities) for you. Do call us any time prior to travel as nothing is too much trouble for us to arrange.

 

Book

When you are ready to book your holiday we ask for a non-refundable deposit (which may vary according to date of travel and local booking conditions) in order to secure your flights and accommodation. We will then confirm all of your arrangements and send you a hard copy of your luxury travel itinerary and invoice.

 

Travel

Two to three weeks prior to travel we will send you your travel documentation in the post. Then all you have to do is pack, fly and enjoy your holiday, knowing you are in safe hands. We will be on hand 24hrs a day during your holiday in case of any emergencies. On your return we will give you a call to see how things went.

 

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Tel: 02077510880
Email: info@theprivatetravelcompany.co.uk

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