Antigua and Barbuda
Exquisite beaches, world class sailing, first class hotels and a distinctly English vibe, the tropical twin island paradise of Antigua and Barbuda is the ultimate getaway for families and couples.
In Antigua, you can zip-line through the rainforest, swim with the stingrays at Stingray City or reach into the island’s rich colonial history at UNESCO world heritage site Nelson’s Dockyard. Antigua is rightly proud of its 365 flawless beaches, and its reefs and coves are home to 200 shipwrecks that surround the islands. Just a short ferry ride from Antigua lies Barbuda and its 17 miles of pink sand beach are awash with wildlife and rare bids- it has one of the largest colonies of Frigate birds in the world! As the sailing capital of the Caribbean, the annual Antigua Sailing Week each April and the Classic Yacht Regatta make the island a magnet for the international jet set.
Antigua is a charming, luxurious escape and makes the perfect pairing with untouched Barbuda.
Airport: V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) to English Harbour is approximately 14 miles, and St. John’s downtown is approximately 5 miles.
Gateways/Flying Times: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from Gatwick, and Thomas Cook from Manchester. London: 8 hours. Manchester: 8 hours.
Things to do / Activities
Antigua is your island when it comes to nightlife, and there is something to suit every whim! At Shirley Heights Lookout, you can get your fill of reggae music, food cooked on the barbecue and a laid back party atmosphere every Sunday. For a Caribbean club experience, head to Abracadabra in English Harbour, and Antigua even has a few casinos near to capital St. John’s.
ntigua’s many beautiful beaches make the perfect setting for Caribbean beach bars and restaurants, where you can eat watching the sunset. From authentic Caribbean cuisine to international dishes, enjoy the scenery, relax and indulge.