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Despite its diminutive size, Antigua has an excellent array of beaches, historic buildings, brightly coloured villages and lively bars, all imbued with colonial character. Our specialists have extensive travel experience in the Caribbean and have devised a series of itinerary ideas that balance activity with relaxation. As part of your tailor-made holiday you could hop over from Barbados to combine the island's glitz and glamour with Antigua's easy-going charm or head here after a stop-off in Miami for a total change of pace.

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Beach itineraries with a touch of exploration

These trip ideas, from our Hidden Beaches collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each itinerary combines time at one of our hand-picked beach properties with a few days spent either on safari, taking in a city, discovering the local culture or hopping to the next beach. These itineraries are just suggestions, and a specialist will plan your holiday individually.

Beach + Beach hopping

The Inn at English Harbour and Nevis

Discover the small, friendly island of Nevis, staying at a charming resort set in the ruins of an historic sugar plantation before heading to the golden sands of beautiful Antigua.

12 Days from £2,995pp

3 nights Nevis including breakfast, 7 nights The Inn at English Harbour including half board.

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Beach + Beach hopping

The Sandpiper and Antigua

Spend a few days exploring Antigua's beautiful coastline and discovering its colonial history before flying to Barbados to relax at a peaceful west coast beach resort.

12 Days from £3,285pp

5 nights Antigua, including breakfast; 5 nights The Sandpiper, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Beach hopping

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels and Antigua

Visit the island of Antigua, exploring its landscape and historic sites before heading to the soft white sands of Barbados’ west coast for a week of relaxation.

12 Days from £3,445pp

3 nights Antigua, 7 nights Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, including breakfast.

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Beach + Beach hopping

Four Seasons Resort Nevis and Antigua

Discover Antigua’s colonial history, beautiful coastline and marinas before flying to the sleepy island of Nevis for a relaxing beach stay.

11 Days from £3,565pp

3 nights Antigua including breakfast; 7 nights Four Seasons Resort Nevis room only. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Beach hopping

Galley Bay Resort and Spa and Barbados

Spend a few nights on Barbardos' west coast before flying to Antigua for a relaxing week on a glorious beach at an all-inclusive resort.

12 Days from £3,900pp

3 nights Barbados, including breakfast; 7 nights Galley Bay, all-inclusive. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Beach hopping

Spice Island Beach Resort and Antigua

Stay at Antigua's picturesque English Harbour, discovering the island's cultural heritage and beautiful coastline before flying over to Grenada to explore the lush, volcanic landscape and spend time at a luxurious beach resort.

11 Days from £3,905pp

5 nights Antigua, including breakfast; 5 nights Spice Island, all-inclusive. Includes flights and transfers.

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Beach + Beach hopping

Carlisle Bay and Miami

Enjoy the art deco architecture and exciting atmosphere of Miami Beach before flying to Antigua’s stunning coastline and colonial history for a relaxing week at a luxurious beach resort.

12 Days from £3,920pp

3 nights Miami, room only; 7 nights Carlisle Bay, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers

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Beach + Beach hopping

Guana Island and St Kitts & Nevis and Antigua

Spend a few day’s exploring the colonial history and volcanic rainforest of charming Nevis before heading on to discover Antigua’s sailing heritage and sparkling coastline. Finally fly to the beautiful British Virgin Islands to relax on pristine beaches and turquoise waters.

13 Days from £4,995pp

4 nights Nevis including breakfast; 3 nights Antigua including breakfast; 5 nights Guana Island full board. Includes flights and transfers.

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What to do in Antigua: our highlights guide

What to do in Antigua: our highlights guide

Antigua is best known for the many beautiful beaches that line her shores, as well as the islanders' fondness for cricket. There are plenty of other activities to enjoy, such as diving and sailing. Here we highlight just a few.

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