Escape to paradise on a holiday to Antigua and soak up the Caribbean sun on this beautiful island. Absorb Antigua’s rich history, visit a different beach every day of your trip, and explore its many activities, tours, and attractions including snorkelling, island safaris, and boat trips around the island. Enjoy local restaurants and shops in Jolly Harbour on the west coast, head to the capital, St Johns, and visit the famous markets and coloured architecture, or stroll around Nelson’s Dockyard and watch yachts sail around English Harbour. Explore some of the incredible beaches including Ffryes Beach, Dickenson Bay, and Darkwood Beach.
Antigua holidays offer something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for an indulgent all-inclusive holiday to Antigua, an impressive luxury hotel or resort, a holiday that’s great for the whole family, or you’re searching for your dream honeymoon to celebrate your wedding with your loved one – find you’re perfect holiday to Antigua here at Away holidays. Or, why not contact our expert team to tailor-make your trip and really personalise your stay on the island to suit you.
Climate and Best Time to Visit
People looking to escape the cold British weather will love visiting Antigua. It is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and picture-perfect white-sand beaches. Due to its close proximity to the equator, the island has a tropical climate and enjoys longs days of glorious sunshine throughout the year. Mid-December to mid-April is considered to be the best time to travel to the island as this is the driest time of year. As this is the peak tourist season, holiday packages to Antigua are often more expensive during these months. June to November fall within hurricane season, so holidaymakers can expect some heavy rainfall during this time. However, budget conscious travellers can take advantage of the island's off-season as the prices are often cheaper during these months.
Foodies are sure to love the food in Antigua thanks to the huge range of colourful and flavourful food available. Antigua is famous for its fresh seafood, mouth-watering Caribbean cuisine, and its delicious rum. You can also try a wide range of tropical fruits from around the island during your stay. In addition, a great selection of international food is also available around Antigua including British, Italian, French, Jamaican, American, and Mexican cuisine. There are plenty of incredible eateries for tourists to enjoy, including luxury restaurants, stunning beach-front bars, and a huge range of budget-friendly options.
Head to downtown St John’s and visit its two prominent shopping areas, the modern Heritage Quay and the historic Redcliffe Quay which are located near the waterfront. Heritage Quay is located just north of the St Johns Cruise Port and has a marvellous variety of duty-free products from international brands. It is a grand shopping and entertainment area boasting plenty of shops, souvenirs, eateries, and even a casino. The historic Redcliff Quay is a lively and scenic shopping district that overlooks the harbour in St John's. It’s home to many artisan products, trendy wine bars, and some of the finest stores on the island.
Antigua is home to many amazing luxury hotels and resorts who treat their guests with the utmost opulence, they are dotted around the island and are perfect for couples celebrating their honeymoon or those who simply enjoy staying at magnificent five-star accommodation. Most of the resorts in Antigua feature incredible pools, serve delicious food, and have highly advanced amenities. Antigua also offers a number of cheaper hotels that provide extremely comfortable accommodation without burning a hole in the pocket of economic travellers.
Tips and Advice
Antigua is served by VC Bird International Airport by several reputed airlines. Direct flights from London take between eight and nine hours to reach the island. For getting around, visitors can hire cars, or use the local buses and taxis. You should never leave your personal belongings unattended when you’re out and about, and it is always sensible to pay attention to your surroundings and follow safety advice.