Antigua is an easy-going island with brightly painted buildings, historic forts and so many beaches there’s one for every day of the year. Our specialists travel regularly across the Caribbean and can suggest the island’s best beachside retreats, as they design a tailor-made holiday to Antigua to suit your interests. Island-hopping is yet another option, and we can combine your time with Barbados or the British Virgin Islands.
Antigua was a British naval base, and there’s still a tangible British influence in Nelson’s Dockyard, although the luxury yachts bobbing in the water hint at modern Antigua’s glamorous side. Despite the island’s diminutive size, you’ll find a beach to suit, from bustling stretches backed by bars to sweeps of little-visited white sand. Inland, you can journey along Fig Tree Drive, passing coconut groves and banana plantations, or watch a game of cricket, the national sport. Sunday afternoons are reserved for communal barbecues, eaten to the beat of a steel band.
Trip ideas for your beach holiday in Antigua
These trip ideas come from our Hidden Beaches collection of specially selected beach hotels.
They combine lazy days on the beach with a few days of exploring.
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Our expert guides to travelling in Antigua
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Antigua. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Antigua at its best.
My travels in the Caribbean, 2017
Marketing Manager Narelle captured this footage when she went island-hopping around the islands of the Caribbean, stopping off at Barbados, Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
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