Blessed with 365 beaches literally a different one for each day of the year, Antigua is the epitome of tropical paradise. The soft white sands are caressed by the Azul waters of the Caribbean and West Indian Flavour melds with British colonial charm. The island is proudly home to some of the Caribbean’s most luxurious hotels from ultra-all-inclusive resorts and secluded chic retreats. Establishments boast panoramic bluff top views, stunning shoreline locations, luxury spas and casual beachside dining which add an air of romance in exquisite surroundings. Bask in dreamy sunsets on Darkwood beach or climb a nature trail from English harbour to Shirley heights, go pelican spotting on Ffryes Bay or head to Nelson’s Dockyard National Park a delightfully restored Georgian naval base that’s serves as Antigua’s historic centre.
Dining in Antigua is an exciting mix of spicy creole dishes and international cuisine. Signature Antiguan dishes include ‘goat water’, a delicious spicy stew; ‘duccana’, a side dish with sweet potato, pumpkin, coconut, cornmeal, sugar and spices steamed in banana leaves; and ‘fungi and pepperpot’, a thick vegetable stew.
Antigua Sailing Week brings world class racing and parties from the end of April to the island. But you can enjoy year-round aquatic adventures mean you can charter a yacht, swim, snorkel, kayak or windsurf at any time.