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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua luxury holidays


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.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
8½ hours

Time Zone
GMT - 4

Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents


(UK/US) None

Top places to stay in Antigua and Barbuda

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…

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.

Sugar Ridge, Antigua


A beautiful hillside, surrounded by fields of sugar cane and offering spectacular views across the peacock-blue waters of the west Antiguan coast is the setting for the wonderful Sugar Ridge resort, a luxurious and intimate boutique hotel.

Hermitage Bay, Antigua


Set on its own stunning beach in a private bay, this is where you come to experience the unique peace and wellbeing of the Caribbean lifestyle

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Special offers in Antigua and Barbuda

Blue Waters, Antigua

Contemporary hotel from £1,995 pp incl. flights


Early booking offer - save up to 20% of accommodation cost
Book by: 31 October 2016

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.

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Antigua and Barbuda articles

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  • Best of Antigua

    Whilst pure white sands and crystal clear waters are typical of all of the Caribbean islands, what you're blessed with in Antigua is it's extensively sinuous coastline. This feature has created a number of safe harbours and secluded beaches where you can spend your time in complete tranquillity. If…

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  • Antigua's English Harbour

    Antigua's position in the West Indies makes it the gateway to the Caribbean. Although passed by the majority of shipping routes, it remains quiet, in part due to the enormous number of beaches to enjoy here; enough that you can spend each day of a year on a different one.

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