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Book your flight + hotel together and save money on your Antigua holiday. Keep an eye on your budget when booking to visit this Caribbean island.
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It’s the great climate, beautiful beaches and plentiful water sports that make holidays in Antigua particularly appealing. We have a fantastic range of resorts, ideal for memorable family holidays or romantic adult-only breaks.
Stay at one of our luxury hotels, where your every need is catered for. Unwind with a cocktail around the pool, before dining at a choice of esteemed restaurants. Relax in romantic hideaways or enjoy some ‘me time’ at one of our Antigua hotel spas. Choose an All Inclusive package and keep on budget – many of which have been chosen for their family-friendly facilities. And with a beach for every day of the year, Antigua offers plenty of things to do. With some of the best beaches in the region, amazing coral reefs, crystal clear waters and strong trade winds, Antigua holidays are perfect for active families who enjoy water sports.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.