Hotels in Antigua
Holidays to Antigua mean sun, sea and sand, and the beaches on this island paradise are postcard-perfect. There's a stretch of sand to suit everyone; romantic couples will love the secluded patch along the southwest coast, or the scenic beaches of Long Bay. Those in search of livelier holidays in Antigua should take a trip to the vibrant hub of Dickenson Bay, where the party moves on to the beach when the sun sets.
Holidays in Antigua come with nightlife guaranteed - with their laid back lifestyle; the Caribbeans know how to have a good time, so you're in for a party. Most hotels put on evening entertainment, but to really party Caribbean style head to the beach bars in the main resorts for live calypso bands, and sway to the beat of a steel drum, cocktail in hand. Head to Antigua in the first week of August, and you're in for a tropical treat, as the whole island comes alive with parades and parties for the Carnival Festival.
If you get bored of the beach, step off your sun-lounger and spend your days exploring the breathtaking scenery on the rest of the island. Antigua holidays are ideal for active holidaymakers; with excellent sailing in English Harbour, and hiking paths leading to the foothills of Shirley Heights, for inspiring natural scenery and dramatic cliff top views. If you can't quite face the trek down, spend a Sunday afternoon watching local reggae bands as the sun sets - a totally tropical end to your holiday in Antigua.
Antigua Travel Notes
GMT: -4 hours
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollars. US Dollars are widely accepted, as are major credit and debit cards.
Tourist/Visa/health information: British Passport holders do not require a visa to enter Antigua and Barbuda for tourist stays up to 1 month only. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months. Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisation are recommended for protection against disease. Yellow fever immunisation is required if arriving from an infected country or area.
Please contact the Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Office on 020 7258 0070 for up to date country information.
Flight information: There are 2 airlines offering direct services to Antigua - Virgin Atlantic & British Airways. Virgin Atlantic offer 3 direct services a week, with two of these being non-stop and the third operating via Barbados. British Airways offer direct non-stop services 6 or 7 times a week. Average flying time is 8hrs 30mins for non-stop flights and 10hrs 45mins via Barbados. Both carriers offer 3 classes of travel including World Traveller Plus on British Airways and Premium Economy cabins with Virgin Atlantic.'