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Unforgettable Antigua escapes

It is the wonderful climate, beautiful endless beaches, and plentiful water sports that make holidays in Antigua appealing to everyone. We have a wide choice of carefully selected hotels – ranging from budget options to sumptuous resorts.

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. Have all your needs catered for at one of our luxury hotels in Antigua. Relax in some of the most romantic hideaways in the world, or treat yourself to blissful pampering at a world class spa hotel. Book an All-Inclusive hotel with fantastic children’s facilities together with our convenient flights, for the perfect family holiday.

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 ideal holiday in Antigua

Luxury or budget, relaxing or active – choose your perfect holiday type

All Inclusive holidays.

Our All Inclusive options give you ultimate control of your holiday. Meals, drinks, activities and beyond – everything is included in the price. In our luxury resorts, spa treatments and other wellness pursuits are available too. Indulge your adventurous side at Blue Waters, with sailing, snorkelling or kayaking. Or discover the huge variety of water sports on offer at Nonsuch Bay Resort, including snorkelling in the turquoise waters around Green Island.

Family holidays.

Antigua is ideal for families looking for a relaxing beach holiday away from the crowds. Many of our carefully selected family hotels offer fantastic facilities such as kids’ clubs or babysitting services. As well as boasting its own pool, sandpit and jungle gym, Carlisle Bay’s Cool Kids Club offers an extensive range of activities. At the All Inclusive Nonsuch Bay Resort, the excellent children’s and teenagers’ entertainment programme is all part of the price.


Expect the exceptional on luxury holidays in Antigua. From world class spas and the finest dining, to suites offering butler service – impeccable facilities and service are standard at our luxury hotels. Drink in breathtaking panoramic vistas of the Caribbean Sea from your sumptuous suite at the 5* Hermitage Bay. Or opt for the beachfront luxury of Curtain Bluff Resort, where the All Inclusive facilities, including a professional tennis centre, are ranked among the best in the world.


We’ve carefully selected the best cheap hotels in Antigua, for those with a limited budget in mind. You can expect a good standard of accommodation and facilities, in great locations close to some of the region’s best beaches. With its excellent range of restaurants and activities for all ages, 3* Jolly Beach Resort and Spa is an ideal choice for budget-conscious families. For an affordably-priced four star option, try The Verandah Resort & Spa by Elite, near the spectacular Devil’s Bridge National Park.

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 archetypal Caribbean, with white sands and turquoise waters. Secluded spots can be found along the sublime Half Moon Bay, with nearby Nonsuch Bay Resort providing an idyllic base.


The island paradise of Antigua makes it a natural choice for serene spa breaks. Stay at the sumptuous Sugar Ridge – home to Antigua’s only Aveda concept spa. Discover the luxurious, open-air spa sanctuary of Jumby Bay, reachable only by boat. Or allow yourself to be pampered from head to toe at the Elemis Spa, as a guest of Blue Waters.

Active holidays.

Antigua might be a paradise for relaxation, but it is also a playground for action and adventure. From snorkelling around the stunning coral reefs to sailing boosted by the north west trade winds – the range of activities afforded by the beautiful Caribbean sea is astounding. Sailing and kite surfing are available to guests of Nonsuch Bay Resort, at no extra cost. Meanwhile inland, try trekking through rainforests, horse riding along infinite beaches, or book an adrenaline-pumping zip line canopy experience.

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