Antigua Holidays

Antigua Holidays

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There’s always something new to discover during your time in Antigua, where taking life in the slow lane has been turned into an art form. Stunning white sand beaches give way to historic towns and landmarks on this surprise-filled island.

Known as the Land of 365 Beaches, you can visit a different beach every day of the year if you’re up to the challenge. From tropical retreats to bustling beachfronts, there’s a beach for every holidaymaker in Antigua.

Food & Drink
Like most Caribbean islands, the food in Antigua draws delicious inspiration from its inhabitants over the years, featuring fresh seafood, jerked meats, and the finest rums around. For a truly authentic Antiguan dining experience, check out one of the beach huts serving homemade fungie and pepper pot, Antigua’s national dish.

Antiguan culture is a melting pot of the different people who have been lucky enough to call this island paradise home. European, African, and Carib influences come together to create a lively mixture of fun under the sun. A perpetually hospitable bunch, you’ll never be far from a new friend in Antigua.

The majority of bars and clubs are located in and around the popular English Harbour area. However, the highlight of any Antiguan trip is the weekly street party held in Shirley Heights, where locals and visitors come together to eat, drink, and dance the night away.

Important Information
Flight Time: 9 hours
Time Difference: -5hr
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Official Language: English

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

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Antigua Weather

Promising year-round sunshine and hot temperatures, there’s never a bad time to visit Antigua. The Island is made up of two distinctive weather seasons. From May to November, the island experiences occasional tropical showers whereas, December to April is very dry, with little humidity in the air.
Jan 25ºC
Feb 26ºC
Mar 26ºC
Apr 26ºC
May 27ºC
Jun 28ºC
Jul 28ºC
Aug 28ºC
Sep 28ºC
Oct 27ºC
Nov 27ºC
Dec 23ºC

Things To Do on Antigua Holidays

Shirley Heights
Not to be outdone by its neighbouring islands, Antigua’s take on the weekly street party is the highly anticipated Shirley Heights barbecue. Sunday nights come alive with island beats and the sizzle of barbecues frying up jerk chicken and the catches of the day.

Sail Away
The reliable winds that made Antigua a popular trade-hub back in the day now make it the ideal destination for budding water sports enthusiasts to perfect their skills. So, if you fancy yourself the next best thing to hit the seas, Antigua’s turquoise waters might just be the place to be.

Catch Some Rays
One of Antigua’s most popular experiences is a trip to Stingray City. Catch the boat over to the reef they call home, and snorkel alongside the friendly stingrays for an experience you’ll never forget.

Nelson’s Dockyard
Learn about Antigua’s fascinating history with a tour around English Harbour. Named after Horatio Nelson, who lived on the island in the 1780s, Nelson’s Dockyard is a popular day out for many visitors. The dockyard itself is still used today, playing host to a number of events such as the annual Antigua Sailing Week.