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Unforgettable holidays in Antigua

It is the wonderful climate, beautiful endless beaches, and plentiful water sports that make holidays in Antigua appealing to everyone. We have a great range of carefully selected hotels, from cheaper options to sumptuous resorts, ideal for memorable family getaways or romantic adult-only breaks.

Have all your needs catered for at one of our luxury options. Unwind with a cocktail around the pool, before dining at a choice of esteemed restaurants and bars. Relax in some of the most romantic hideaways in the world, or enjoy some ‘me time’ at a hotel spa. Many family-friendly facilities are included in the All Inclusive packages on offer – making it easier to stay on budget. Antigua is said to have a beach for every day of the year, and you will not be disappointed. There are plenty of things to do, from snorkelling in the coral reefs to kayaking or sailing.

My perfect day in Antigua

Find out how our BA expert, Jennifer Peart, spends 24 hours in Antigua.

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Hermitage Bay.

Hermitage Bay

You'll be spoilt for choice for places to stay in Antigua. If you're looking for peace and quiet Hermitage Bay is my hotel of choice – the beach is beautiful and there are only 25 cottages so it never feels busy. I also love relaxing around, what feels like my own private pool, at The Cove Suites at Blue Waters – there's one pool in every block of Suites. You don’t even have to move to get a drink, as there's a regular drinks service passing your sunlounger and enticing you with tempting sorbets and canapés. If you're looking for something a little more active Half Moon Bay beach is a great spot to base yourself, as there's lots to do in the area. Or stay at Jumby Bay, where you can hire a bike and cycle around its private island.

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English Harbour.

English Harbour

As tempting as it is to lounge about on one of the many beaches on Antigua, I suggest a quick trip out of your hotel to visit the English Harbour area. Take in the island's history at Nelson’s Dockyard and stop for a nice lunch overlooking the water. This is the place to be, especially during Antigua sailing week, as it’s a hub of activity with lots of visiting yachts and crews. If you're staying at The Verandah Resort & Spa by Elite take a walk up to Devil's Bridge – a picturesque natural point where the Atlantic has eroded away a soft part of limestone to create a bridge-like arch. Or if you're closer to Grand Pineapple Beach don’t miss heading up to Mary’s Outhouse one day for a spot of lunch and a refreshing beer.

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The Spa at Blue Waters.

The Spa at Blue Waters

I always take full advantage of the hotel spas in Antigua. I will often choose a treatment designed to reduce the effects of jet lag, so I can enjoy my holiday from the off. It's also nice to get out of the midday sun and pamper yourself with a relaxing massage. The Spa at Blue Waters is a particular favourite of mine, as I love Elemis treatments. I can also recommend the Blue Spa at Carlisle Bay for its luxury, exclusive treatments. However, most of the hotels on the island will have a spa facility available, just ask the hotel's concierge.

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Carmichael's at Sugar Ridge.

Carmichael's at Sugar Ridge

You will certainly eat well in Antigua, no matter where you're staying. Carmichael’s at Sugar Ridge is always a popular choice, both for its great reputation for food and its incredible views. It is located at the top of the ridge, overlooking the resort. I would also recommend East at Carlisle Bay, for its great mix of Asian dishes including Thai, sushi & sashimi.

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Shirley Heights.

Shirley Heights

Spending a Sunday evening up at Shirley Heights has become quite a tradition on the island. Here, you can look forward to enjoying a barbecue with locals and visitors alike, listening to local bands playing. This is also the perfect place to watch the sun go down and If you're lucky catch the often talked about 'green flash'. If you can't make 'Jump up', they have another barbecue night on a Thursday too, which is often a bit quieter.

Find your perfect holiday in Antigua

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Beach holidays.

Well known for its abundant beaches, Antigua is said to have a beach for every day of the year. Dickenson Bay, to the north of the island is popular with lots going on. While Pigeon Point, in the south, is very laid back and quiet. The south-western corner, near Jolly Beach resort, is archetypical Caribbean, with white sand and turquoise waters. Don’t miss out on the sublime and often deserted Half Moon Bay, great for watching the sun rise.

Nonsuch Bay is closest hotel to Half Moon Bay.

Relaxing holidays.

Relaxing is easy on the island paradise of Antigua, making it a popular choice for spa holidays. The only Aveda Concept spa in Antigua is located at the sumptuous Sugar Ridge. The luxury open air sanctuary of Jumby Bay is only reachable by boat – offering a home away from Antigua proper, with no cars or jet skis to ruin the mood. The fantastic Carlisle Bay is 17,000 square foot of relaxation with yoga retreat, spa and its own beauty salon.

Active holidays.

Antigua offers action and adventure for everyone. From snorkelling in the near-perfect coral reefs, to sailing in the north west trade winds. The range of activities on offer in the beautiful Caribbean sea is astounding. There is also a lot of exploring to do inland too. Trek through the forests, ride horses along the unending beaches, and zip line through the canopy You are certain to find something to get your adrenalin rush.

Nonsuch Bay sailing, no extra cost, and kitesurfing (extra cost).

All Inclusive holidays.

Our All Inclusive options give you ultimate control of your holiday. Food options, complimentary activities and beyond, everything is included in the price. In our luxury resorts, spa treatments and yoga & Pilates classes are available too. At Blue Waters, adventurers can try water sports, like sailing, snorkelling, or kayaking. So take charge, and just let the resort work for you.

Nonsuch Bay offers a wider and better equipped water sports offer which is included, as well as snorkelling excursions to Green Island.

Family holidays.

Antigua is ideal for families who are looking for a relaxing beach holiday away from the crowds. Kids Clubs feature highly at the resorts, with a chance to give parents time away for a few hours a day. Glorious beaches, tropical waters and endless sunshine will allow for the building of sandcastles all day long. Antigua is great for children and adults alike, you’ll never want to leave.

Nonsuch Bay’s kids club and teenager programme are included for all guests.

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