Antigua is a paradise Caribbean island with warm seas, luxurious resorts and mega yachts from around the world. Tourists flock to this island for its incredible beaches and rocky coastlines. Antigua also hosts a yearly regatta and is a great spot to cruise around uninhabited islands and deserted beaches. Brightsun Travel offers great value Antigua holidays from the UK at some of the island’s premier resorts, boasting stunning waterside locations.
You could easily spend your days relaxing on pristine white sand Antigua beaches, or leisurely exploring the well-preserved coral reefs of the surrounding Caribbean Sea. From the comforts of your resort, you can also take part in water sports such as wind surfing, kayaking and sailing, with some resorts offering group sailing courses. And if you'd like to see more of Antigua, you can explore the island’s remote bays, unspoilt national parks and historical harbours on a cruise.
On Antigua’s sister island, Barbuda, there are beaches with pink sands. Barbuda is far less developed than Antigua, and is now protected by the Blue Halo Initiative, encouraging an abundance of marine life. As well as amazing beaches in and around the island, Antigua has a rich history that is worth exploring; the museums of St John’s Bay offer an interesting historical insight, and Antigua’s English Harbour is home to the historical Nelson’s Dockyard, the former home of the British Royal Navy.
17.115800, -61.896876, Gray's Farm Main Rd, Five Islands village, Antigua & Barbuda
Long Bay, Antigua & Barbuda
Hodges Bay Main Rd, St John's, Antigua & Barbuda
Mamora Bay, St. Paul's, Antigua & Barbuda
P. O. Box 2000, Long Bay, St John's, Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua Currency: You’ll be spending Eastern Caribbean Dollars, though USD is also widely used.
Language: English, though Antiguan Creole is widely spoken.
Local Time in Antigua: Four hours behind GMT.
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 8hrs 50mins
Tourist Information: Visit the official Antigua and Barbuda tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Antigua, British citizens need a valid passport. A travel visa is not required. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Antigua and Barbuda.
A: Antigua is situated in the centre of the Caribbean, approximately 1000 miles east of Jamaica.
A: We recommend visiting Antigua between December and April for some winter sun and less rainfall.
A: Antigua is one of the safest travel destinations in the Caribbean, considered as a somewhat crime-free country. However, we would advise that visitors take precautions such as not leaving valuables unattended.
A: At the majority of hotels and resorts it is 240 volts, 50 cycles, and adaptors are widely available.
Key sightseeing attractions in St John’s include the Betty’s Hope archaeological site, Fort Barrington, Fort James, the Zemi Art Gallery, the Heritage Quay Complex, and the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. Each of these architectural landmarks will take you back in time to a bygone era and allow you to immerse yourself in Antigua’s culture.
There are also some beautiful landscape attractions to explore in St John’s including the Devil’s Bridge National Park, Shirley Heights Lookout, Galley Bay Beach, and Dickenson Bay Beach. The views you will witness at these hotspots will make for some incredible photo opportunities.
Antigua offers hot sunny weather all year round with its prime location north to the Caribbean Sea equator, with the added bliss of the north-easterly trade winds which offer a welcome breeze. There is a hurricane season to be aware of in Antigua from June to November, and within this period, August & September are the hottest months with more rain and humidity.
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