Antigua’s beaches are amongst the best in the Caribbean and there are 365 of them – one for every day of the year! With a vast selection of hotels, plenty of culture and history, not to mention watersports for every taste, Antigua is bound to have a holiday to suit everyone.
And in case you run out of choices, there’s always its sister island Barbuda, known for its seclusion and its pink and white sand beaches.
But Antigua is more than just a beach destination. It has many attractions, such as historic Shirley Heights, a military lookout with amazing views over Nelson’s Dockyard, the only working Georgian Dockyard in the world; as well as national parks with billowing blowholes such as Devil’s Bridge and steamy rainforests. St John’s, the capital has a buzzing Saturday market.
British Airways have daily direct flights to Antigua, and Virgin fly direct on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Special offers are often available.
“Antigua was the first Caribbean island I visited and, as such, it will always have a place in my heart … it’s where my love affair with the Caribbean began!” – Karen Williams, co-founder of The Caribbeanist