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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua luxury holidays

Introduction

Antigua's position in the West Indies makes it the gateway to the Caribbean and as such Antigua luxury holidays remain perennially popular. Although passed by the majority of shipping routes, it remains quiet, in part due to the enormous number of beaches to enjoy here; the tourist board boasts there are so many that you can spend each day of a year on a different one. Away from the beach, explore colonial-era sugar mills, Nelson's Dockyard and Fort James, watch cricket, the national obsession, drink local rum and enjoy the deliciously slow pace of life in the course of your luxury Antigua holiday.

Neighbouring Barbuda is essentially just a single, vast beach. Little more than a sand bar surrounded by coral reef and populated by frigate birds; the Caribbean's largest rookery is also here, making it popular with birdwatchers.

 

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At a glance

Flying time from UK
8½ hours

Time zone
GMT - 4

Currency
Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents

Language
English

Travel advice
(UK/US) None

Special offers in Antigua and Barbuda

Blue Waters, Antigua

Blue Waters, Antigua

Guide price from £1,745 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save up to 30% of accommodation
Book by: 30 September 2019

Set in 17 acres of gardens on a secluded cove, at Blue Waters you’ll find yourself instantly relaxing into this resort’s elegant, Caribbean ambience.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Caribbean Jewels

8-day cruise from £3,700 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free flights, hotels, tours, $1,000 credit, upgrades & more
Book by: 31 October 2019

A short hop, skip and jump around the Caribbean and you are all set for a fantastic festive season. Treat yourself – and why not your loved ones – to a pre-Christmas treat and set sail for the cornucopia of colour that is everyone’s favourite archipelago.

Top itineraries in Antigua and Barbuda

Industry Bay beach, Bequia Island

Exotic Caribbean In-Depth on Seabourn Odyssey

16-day cruise

Follow in the bow wake of the yacht set, heading off the beaten track for hidden beach gems, rainforest treasures and colonial intrigue. It’s all showcased in all-inclusive luxury, with the ship’s very own water-sports marina.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale on Silver Whisper

17-day stay & cruise

Enjoy a stunning introduction to the Caribbean’s intoxicating bliss, as you sail in beside shining yachts to St Kitts, savour a flavour of Spain at San Juan, and view scenic emerald peaks rising sharply from St. Lucia’s seas.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan to Fort Lauderdale on Silver Whisper

14-day stay & cruise

The massive archipelago that is the Caribbean needs no introduction. This voyage of nine islands that belong to nine different countries give you a different colonial influence on each one.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan to Fort Lauderdale on Silver Wind

12-day stay & cruise

As the shore of San Juan disappears, so will your cares as you embark on 10 days of Caribbean luxury. Experience a Nautilus-ride to the Marine Reserve named after Jacques Cousteau and snorkel in the blue Caribbean Sea in St. Kitts before a stroll on the pristine dream that is La Romana.

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Top places to stay in Antigua and Barbuda

Galley Bay, Antigua

Galley Bay, Antigua

Contemporary hotel

Almost everything at Galley Bay is focussed on the sweeping white-sand beach. This outstanding all-inclusive resort has guests returning time and time again.

Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Contemporary hotel

The beautiful sweeping beach and backdrop of gently rolling hills make Carlisle Bay the perfect haven for a truly memorable Caribbean holiday – it’s one of the most gorgeous hotels in the region.

Spa, St James

St James’s Club, Antigua

Contemporary resort

St James's Club is tucked away on a beautiful, secluded peninsula on Antigua's stunning southeast coast; an exclusive hideaway for singles, couples, honeymooners and families alike. The resort's two white-sand beaches offer wonderful sunbathing, swimming and relaxing, while the waters off the resor…

Dining at Nonsuch Bay, Antigua

Nonsuch Bay, Antigua

Contemporary hotel

Set on a beautifully secluded beach in 40 acres of landscaped gardens om the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua, Nonsuch Bay is an award-winning resort perfect for families looking to combine relaxation with water sports and other activities.

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When to go to Antigua and Barbuda

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