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  • Combine and save - book your flight + hotel or flight + car rental together for the best deals
  • Choose from a wide range of hotels
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  • Low online deposits
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Family holidays in Antigua

Our family holidays in Antigua provide a wealth of supervised activities, suitable accommodations and family-friendly facilities. Whether you choose to stay in one of our hotels for all of your stay or venture out in to Antigua, there is always something family-orientated to do.

Antigua offers value for money All Inclusive packages, ideal for families who want to keep an eye on what they spend. Take full advantage of the hotels facilities, from dedicated kids clubs, available for all ages, to organised activities such as sailing and tennis lessons. Enjoy some of the regions best beaches, or discover fun activities including Stingray City and the Antigua Rainforest Canopy tour, experiencing a ride on the thrilling zip line. Some of our cheap hotels also provide family-friendly facilities including separate kids rooms, babysitting services and kids menus.

Antigua car hire deals

Economy car.

Economy car

Rent an Economy car on your holiday for an unforgettable road trip.

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Intermediate car.

Intermediate car

Upgrade to an Intermediate car on your fly-drive vacation.

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People carrier.

People carrier

Rent a people carrier, great for groups with lots of luggage.

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Antigua facts

Historical Antigua

Historical Antigua

A former British colony, Antigua has many architectural reminders of its colonial past, from the sugar plantations, to the Georgian buildings at Nelson’s Dockyard and the fortress at Shirley Heights. Christopher Columbus named Antigua as he sailed past the island in 1493. The British colonised it in the 17th century, when it became a sugar-cane producer. With strong trade winds and a near perfect coral reef, it was also perfect for hiding the navy, characteristics that now attract tourists for world-class sailing and snorkelling.

Antiguan weather

Antiguan weather

Year round sunshine is almost guaranteed on Antigua, the Caribbean’s driest island. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches; making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands. The Northeast trade winds are nearly constant, flagging only in September, making it perfect for sailing most of the year. With low humidity and temperatures staying above 20 degrees all year, you will have plenty of chance to relax on one of Antigua’s 365 beaches.

Getting around Antigua

Getting around Antigua

Being a relatively small island with just 15 miles of roads, it doesn’t take long to get around Antigua. Hiring a car is a popular activity to see the entire island; you just need to pay for a permit to drive on Antigua as well as the rental fee. Taxis have fixed fares to airports and hotels that you can find out locally, and taxi drivers are qualified tour guides for sightseeing trips.

Departure tax

Departure tax

There is a mandatory USD28 or ECD70 per person airport departure tax for Antigua. This is applicable for all travellers staying longer than 24 hours who are over the age of 12. Payment may be made at the Departure Tax Desk. It is cash payment only so please make sure you have budgeted for this on your Antigua holiday.

Book now and only pay a deposit

Book now and only pay a deposit

Book your 2013 holiday today and pay just £150 per booking for holidays up to £999, and £300 per booking for holidays up to £3000. The remainder of your holiday cost will be payable 10 weeks before you travel. You may want to pay your final balance in one lump sum or spread the cost of your holiday by paying in installments.

When best to go?

Prepare for the weather before your Antigua holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 28°Jan
  • 28°Feb
  • 29°Mar
  • 29°Apr
  • 30°May
  • 30°Jun
  • 31°Jul
  • 31°Aug
  • 31°Sep
  • 30°Oct
  • 30°Nov
  • 29°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 51
  • 25
  • 51
  • 102
  • 102
  • 25
  • 102
  • 51
  • 51
  • 25
  • 229
  • 76
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7

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