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Antigua

365 palm-fringed beaches

Antigua is a natural choice for beach lovers as it boasts snow white and pink sandy beaches for every day of the year. However, the beaches are just the beginning…with the sunniest climate in the Eastern Caribbean, the whole family can truly relax in a little piece of paradise or you could engage in a fantastic array of watersports and leisure activities that Antigua has to offer. Antigua is also a true haven for sailing and hosts numerous sailing events throughout the year.

Enjoy a trip to Shirley Heights; a former military lookout where you can enjoy panoramic views. It’s well worth taking a trip to the bustling capital of St John’s where you can sample the superb local cuisine and soak up the local way of life. Another activity worth considering is a cultural walking city tour of Antigua Guatemala where you will learn more about Antigua and visit attractions such as the Cathedral and Royal Palace.

With so much on offer, you can do as much or as little as you please but one thing is for certain, you will have a holiday to remember. That is especially true if you choose to visit the island at the end of July and beginning of August as the carnival is celebrated with a whopping 11 days of festivities. It’s a party you’ll never forget!

When it’s time to dine,  you’ll be spoilt for choice with an abundance of fabulously fresh seafood which has been cooked to perfection. Make sure you try the Antiguan national dish of saltfish and fungi accompanied by one of the high-quality rums on offer too.

Designer Travel can tailor-make your luxury holiday to Antigua or any other destination in the world; it’s what we love to do! Our experienced travel experts work hard to ensure you have the dream holiday you want, which leaves you with fantastic memories and wanting to book your next adventure as soon as you possibly can. Trust Designer Travel with your holiday enquiry and you’ll deal with friendly experts who can answer your questions, search for the best options for you, make recommendations and follow up with a full after sales service. Add to that our ABTA bonding and the fact we are independent so we have a huge choice of flights and accommodation at our disposal, and you see why customers rest easy knowing that they are in safe and capable hands. To get in touch, simply complete the enquiry form or give us a call – we would be delighted to help!

Key Highlights
  • Antigua has 365 beaches – one for every day of the year!
  • The island is popular with couples, honeymooners and families
  • Hikers will enjoy the challenge of scaling Pacaya Volcano
  • Take a kayak journey through the lush mangroves
  • There are many walking and guided sightseeing tours to choose from
  • This is a wonderful destination for scuba divers and snorkellers
  • Carnival time at the end of July and beginning of August is an exciting and vibrant time to be on the island
  • Your best way to get around the island is by rental car or taxi
  • For an exceptional all-inclusive stay, choose Curtain Bluff
  • Looking for a couples-only hotel? Keyonna Beach Resort is just the ticket

Travel Information

Time difference: GMT -4 hours

Currency: East Caribbean Dollars

Climate Information

The tropical climate in Antigua means that the weather is warm and for the most part dry throughout the year. June is the hottest month with average temperatures of 28°C and the coldest is January with an average of 25°C.

October is the wettest month with an average of 100 mm of rain.

Leisure & Activities

Island Jeep Safari
A jeep safari is a great way to discover the jewels of the island, from lush tropical rain forests to pristine white sandy beaches. Travel by open back safari jeep as your experienced driver guides you to Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights and Betty’s Hope.

Stingray City
An experience of a lifetime! Swim and snorkel with stingrays amongst the coral reef in the Caribbean Sea.

English Harbour
A stunning location in the south of the island taking its name from the nearby harbour where the British Royal Navy established a base in the 18th century.

Hotels in Antigua