Why visit Antigua & Barbuda
Everyone knows Antigua & Barbuda have the best beaches in the world.
But did you know that everything else is just as good?
That’s because the food in our restaurants, the parties, the welcoming atmosphere and even our wildlife have to be world class if they are going to tempt people away from our glorious beaches. After all...
“The beach is just the beginning.”
Must do list includes
a visit to the UNESCO world heritage area including Nelsons Dock Yard, Shirley Heights look out (evening Sunday evening the place comes alive) and Betty's Hope
a catamaran trip to enjoy the coast
a visit to one of our many beach bars to sample our fresh and succulent lobster, the Antiguan black pineapple and a traditional dish such as fungee and conch
Check out our Events Calendar and Excursions guide at the bottom of this page.
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The ultimate holiday romance
Romance has long been part of our island life as everything you’ve ever dreamt of from a Caribbean holiday is here, from white sun-kissed beaches stretching into the distance to crystal clear blue waters teeming with marine life.
The two of you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy each other’s company watching the glorious sunsets and savouring candlelit dinners out on the beach along with music to dance the night away. And to be truly alone, you could always hire a private boat to spend the day together on a magical uninhabited island.
On Sundays, you could both wander up to Shirley Heights to take in the wonderful view and watch the golden sunset over the harbour before enjoying sizzling barbecues and live steel pan music.
Let us entertain you
Antigua offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars and nightly entertainment. You can stroll amongst the bars populating Falmouth or Jolly Harbours or wander down to one of our great beach bars such as Ana’s (with its art gallery), Turner’s Beach Restaurant and the Nest.
The restaurants offer gourmet dining with both international and authentic Caribbean & Antiguan cuisine including delights such as locally caught seafood, salt fish and curried goat with coconut rice.
Antigua and Barbuda really come alive during its major events which this year include the 49th Sailing Week (April 23rd – 29th), the 50th Carnival Celebration (July 22nd – August 2nd) and the Boat Show (4th – 9thDecember).
Welcome to a life of luxury
Pristine white sand beaches, elegant boutique hotels and luxury resorts are amongst the main reasons you’ll to enjoy a memorably luxurious holiday in Antigua.
After a dip in your hotel’s infinity pool, why not visit the many shops in St John’s followed by lunch in one of our stylish gourmet restaurants? Or how about taking a short trip over to Barbuda to enjoy the glorious pink sand beaches?
And as evening falls, enjoy dinner by candlelight on the beach before partying at one of the lively beach bars, enjoying the Friday fish fry at Copper and Lumber or the Sunday barbecue and music up on Shirley’s Heights, before wandering slowly home through the sand under a bright starry night.
Let us entertain you
Whether you want to take to the water, or spend time on the land there’s loads to do on Antigua.
There’s the Sea Scape glass-bottomed boat for a wonderful view of marine life; the recently renovated Dboat (an old oil rig!) with its bars and ‘grown-up’ waterslides; catamaran tours which include great opportunities for snorkelling; and there’s always the chance to learn to sail!
On land you can discover the rich history of Antigua with a visit to Betty’s Hope before going to Devil’s Bridge, Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights and the museum.
And you’ll find facilities for golf, tennis, mountain biking, hiking and even zip rides as well as jeep safari and off-road buggy trips through the inland tropical forest.