Antigua with it’s strong British links and friendly islanders it’s the perfect place to visit in the Caribbean. Perfect for families and couples looking for a relaxing beach holiday. With 365 beaches on the island (one for every day of the year), you will love this island if the beach is your thing.
Some coves can only be located by boat making them wonderful remote visits for a picnic on the beach or a yacht charter holiday package. Twin it with another Caribbean island for two bites at a Caribbean holiday, such as Barbados or St Lucia.
Antigua is located in the Eastern Caribbean in the middle of the Leeward Islands with its sister island Barbuda.
Antigua is the more popular island with package tour operators as there are regular flights direct to the island from the united kingdom. Barbuda is a much smaller island with a more limited choice of accommodation but a great destination for bird lovers due to the Frigate Bird sanctuary which is home to over 170 species of birds. Or visit the wonderful pink beaches of the south coast stretching for over 10 miles of pristine pink sand.
Weather in Antigua
The island averages 45 inches of rain making it one of the sunniest islands in the Eastern Caribbean and a perfect island to visit year-round. Hurricane season is normally from June until the end of October.
Accommodation in Antigua
There are many types of accommodation to choose from in Antigua, from a small Inn, chartered Yacht to a luxury retreat in the Caribbean as well as a wide selection of self-catering accommodation, all-inclusive and luxury hotels to choose from.
Restaurants and Food in Antigua
There is a wide choice of restaurants to choose from on the island of Antigua from international fayre such as Italian, French and Asia to the wonderful Caribbean foods such as Conch Salad,
Fish Cakes with Papaya-Pimiento-Sauce, Antigua Spiny Lobster and Bouillabaisse.
Weddings in Antigua
It is very easy to get married on the island of Antigua. You can pre book your wedding package with a UK tour operator or do it yourself on arrival. It takes a bit more work to do the organising and is often best to leave it in the hands of someone that has done it before.
To get married in Antigua you need to Visit the Ministry of Justice in St John’s with your valid passports, complete the application form and pay applicable marriage fees. The fees are made up of a registration fee of $40USD.
The application fee for the special marriage license of US$150, and the Marriage Officer’s fee of US$50
Both parties must be over the age of 15 years of age (if under 18 authorisation of parents or legal guardians will be required)
You will also need both the bride and grooms valid passports as proof of citizenship. If either of the bride or groom has been previously married, then the original divorce decree or, in the case of a widow or widower, the original marriage and death certificates will be required to be produced in Antigua.
Honeymoons in Antigua
With over 365 beaches to choose from a honeymoon couple will find peace and tranquillity on the island of Antigua. Most hotels in Antigua over complimentary room upgrades or fruit and flowers on arrival at their hotel for couples on Honeymoon. Honeymoon in Antigua and sail around the island on a skippered yacht for one of the days or take a visit to Shirley Heights the cliff top venue for a Sunday BBQ with live Reggae and steel bands. From here you can view the wonderful sights of English Harbour and the coastline beyond.
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Antigua Family Holidays
Antigua offers many excellent hotels for a family holiday in Antigua. With many offering fun packed kids clubs and all inclusive board options. Check out some of the excellent hotels with kids clubs in Antigua.
- Carlisle Bay hotel Antigua
- Sunsail Antigua
- St James Club Hotel Antigua
- Jolly Beach Resort Antigua
Golfing Holidays Antigua
The island has 2 golf courses on the island one being at the Jolly harbour golf club and the other being Cedar Valley. Cedar Valley is on higher ground with stunning panoramic views ut over the island and the coast. Jolly harbour is on the west of the coast and the Caribbean sea wraps around the golf course. Both are worth a visit for the avid golfer that can’t go on holiday without picking up their clubs.
For more information on Cedar Valley Golf Antigua or Jolly Beach Resort Golf Antigua
Places to visit on Antigua
Sea View Farm Village where Antiguan folk pottery dates back at least to the early 18th century.
Harmony Hall Art Gallery center of the Antiguan arts community where the exhibits change throughout the year.
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda which displays the history of the islands.
Betty’s Hope Sugar Plantation,
Indian Town National Park, Fort James, Fig Tree Drive, Nelsons Dockyard and Green Castle Hill
Driving in Antigua tips:
As a British Colony driving is on the left-hand side speed limit is 40 mph; 20 mph in urban areas, it is necessary to purchase a driver’s license for approx $20US and you must show a valid license from your home country.
Beware of Cyclists as Antiguans often ride bikes that are too small for them with their heels on the wheels and knees high in the air so are often off balance when riding.
Holiday Car hire Antigua
If you are thinking of renting a holiday car hire when visiting the island then call now for our best rental rates. Tel 01256 536020
Or view our holiday information online.
General Information on Antigua
Local Currency – EC Dollar
Entry Requirements – Full Passport with 6 months validity and return ticket. No compulsory vaccinations required
Average Temperature – 24-28 degrees with heaviest rain October to December
Language – Official language is English
For more information visit the tourist board