Be prepared to be embraced by the warm waters and tropical ambience of white sands, breathtaking scenery and calm surroundings. See hints of its colonial past by the fields of sugar canes and historic plantations. Antigua is only 280sq metres in size, but hosts a beach for every day of the year – yes, 365 beaches to choose from! This is paradise…
Being the Caribbean, you can’t miss its sun kissed beaches where there are stretches of sand to suit everyone. Whether you’re a romantic couple loving a secluded patch along the south west coast, or someone who desires a relaxing walk with warm white sand between their toes, strolling along Long Bay, there’s enough beach for everyone. Even party lovers don’t miss out, as the vibrant hub of Dickenson Bay hosts a party on the beach when the sun sets.
The nightlife is laid back and guaranteed to give you a great Caribbean time. Cocktails, dancing and live calypso bands, the Antiguans know how to party. During the first week of August, the whole island comes alive with its vibrant Carnival Festival.
Mind you, it doesn’t have to be all beach, beach, beach…there is life beyond the sun-lounger. Antigua boasts breathtaking scenery and wildlife, such as the brown pelicans or even the rare Antiguan racer snake, not seen anywhere else in the world. There are hiking paths leading to the foothills of Shirley Heights where you’ll see the dramatic cliff top views.
Jolly Harbour and Jolly Beach, found on the West Coast of Antigua, is fantastic for boat enthusiasts, with its indisputable quality sailing.
The peak tourist season for Antigua is the dry months of mid December to mid April. It’s a little cooler during these months, making a visit more bearable temperature wise! With its palm fringed coast line, Antigua is guaranteed to be a holiday of a lifetime.