Antigua Holidays

The beach is just the beginning

With its crystal clear waters, endless coral reefs and the soft hum of calypso music wherever you go, it’s hard not to completely fall in love with Antigua. Whether your agenda is to rest or play, this little island has it all. Lie back on a palm-studded beach, or explore tranquil bays with some of the best water sports in the Caribbean.

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Carlisle Bay

5* out of 5 stars

  • Free upgrade to One Bedroom Ocean Suite
  • 20% saving

7 nights Bed and Breakfast including Virgin Atlantic flights from £1,869 per person

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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

  • 40% saving

7 nights Luxury Included ® including Virgin Atlantic flights from £1,673 per person

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Blue Waters

4.5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 15% saving

7 nights Bed and Breakfast including Virgin Atlantic flights from £1,482 per person

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Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa

5* out of 5 stars

  • Up to 40% saving

7 nights All Inclusive including Virgin Atlantic flights from £1,280 per person

Luxury Holidays to Antigua

If you care for the finer things in life, let a holiday to Antigua take you to some of the most exclusive resorts in the Caribbean, encapsulating you in pure luxury and refinement. Imagine yourself surrounded by swaying palm trees, sun-drenched beaches and lush green mountains all the while secluded in your very own lover’s paradise. The stunning island has year-round tropical sunshine and a selection of rare and exotic birds which you can often see gliding between the palm trees or soaring across the sea. For those of you with a love of water sports, Antigua is the best in the Caribbean due to its rugged coastline and shady bays.

5 Great Reasons to Holiday in Antigua

  • Scuba diving or snorkelling along the coral reefs
  • Hiking up to ‘Boggy peak’ and gazing out at 360° views of the island
  • Take a helicopter ride for amazing panoramic views of Antigua
  • Stroll around the beautiful harbours
  • Deep-sea fishing trips; Marlin, King-fish and Barracuda are all abundant in these waters

Things to Do on an Antigua Holiday

Your holiday to Antigua is going to be a culinary expedition that you will cherish for a long time. In order to experience a true taste of the Caribbean, dine out in one of the many fine seafood restaurants. The sheer diversity of the exquisite 'fruit de mer' at hand is astonishing, combined with a nice bottle of wine and you'll never want to leave. Especially noteworthy is the Sheer Rocks Restaurant in the Cocobay Resort which serves great food in an unbelievable setting.

Interesting Facts about Antigua

  • Area - 108 sq. miles
  • Population - 92, 295 (January 2016)
  • Capital - St John’s
  • Currency – East Caribbean Dollar (EC$)
  • Antigua lacks permanent rivers and lakes; they do have streams after significant rainfall, but no lasting fresh water stores
  • Nicknamed the ‘Land of 365 beaches’, one worth visiting is the Pink Sand Beach, where the sand glows a champagne colour in the sun thanks to crushed coral
  • Cricket is the national sport of Antigua

Antigua Holidays 2021 / 2022

If you’re looking for a multi-centre Caribbean holiday with a difference, you could start with a stay in one of Antigua’s luxury beach hotels before moving on to one or more of the other islands via a 5-star cruise or short-hop flight. The Caribbean and the rest of the world is truly your oyster; let us take you on a holiday of a lifetime that you will never forget. Let Kenwood Travel take care of every little detail. After all, we’ve been doing it for forty years.

Antigua Honeymoons & Weddings

A beach wedding is a dream experience – an experience that we can bring to life. The charm of the Caribbean makes Antigua an ideal setting for the most magical and breath taking ceremony. Let us prepare your wedding amongst sparkling sea waters and tropical landscapes, for a day you’ll never forget. Call the experts at Kenwood Travel and start planning your Antigua honeymoon or wedding today.

Top Picks

View our collection of amazing hotels in Antigua and save on your next trip to the Caribbean. Our travel experts have put together the most stunning catalogue of accommodation that Waladli has to offer and are more than happy to lend a helping hand so you are able to make an educated decision on where to stay.

Blue Waters

4.5* out of 5 stars

Blue Waters, on the northern shore of Antigua, is a privately owned resort ideal for honeymoons and weddings because of its intimate and secluded atmosphere but also gladly accommodates families.

Carlisle Bay

5* out of 5 stars

Secluded away in a tranquil bay, Carlisle Bay resort is a slice of tropical beachfront heaven. Enjoy free afternoon tea anywhere in-resort, plus great dining, watersports & more.

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

5* out of 5 stars

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa is an award-winning retreat, famous for its weddings and honeymoons, with a great variety of accommodations and dining options.

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Useful information

  • Local time GMT ( - 4)
  • Currency US Dollar ($)
  • Language English
  • Location Lesser Antilles, Easter Caribbean Sea
  • Telephone code +268
  • Flying time 8 hours & 30 minutes

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Things to do

Antigua Rainforest Zipline Tour

Antigua Rainforest Zipline Tour

Discover Antigua from dizzying new heights on an eco-tour of the island's lush rainforest. Zipline through the verdant canopy, picking the pace and altitude that's right for you and allow the rangers to guide you on everything from wildlife watching and bird calling, to the best nearby hiking trails and the ideal zipline technique.

Soar over the gorge, taking in all the flora and fauna the rainforest has to offer from treetop bridges and aerial walkways. Alternatively, the Antigua Rainforest Company also offers several combination tours, including Zip & Kayak and Zip & Stingray. 

Steel Pans at Shirley Heights

Steel Pans at Shirley Heights

Shirley Heights is a restored military lookout with a high point of approximately 490 feet, affording it incredible views over both English and Falmouth Harbour. Alongside the breathtaking panoramas on offer, visitors can also take in weekly live music at the bar and restaurant.

Come and let your hair down whilst the sun sets and musicians play tropical tunes from the Caribbean and farther afield. Popular with locals and holidaymakers alike, concerts here always make for a night to remember.

 

Visit St. John's

Visit St. John's

A holiday in Antigua wouldn't be complete without a trip to the island's colourful capital - St. John's. Culture vultures will be enthralled by the local history on display at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, whilst the city’s unique Museum of Marine Art also showcases fascinating artefacts.

Otherwise, St. John's offers an eclectic mixture of restaurants, bars, and shops. We'd recommend visitors a trip to Public Market, which sells a range of crafts and fresh produce.

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