English Harbour

At a glance

  • 365 exquisite beaches – one for every day of the year
  • World-class sailing and the annual Antigua Sailing Week
  • The evocative and historic English Harbour

Antigua holidays

A captivating island boasting some of the Caribbean’s most idyllic beaches and year-round sunshine

Surrounded by a nearly unbroken offshore reef protecting miles of sugar-white sands and hidden coves, this charming island promises a beach for every day of the year as well as a host of activities, from diving and world-class sailing to 4x4 rainforest tours and exploration of quaint colonial towns.

Clear turquoise waters reveal abundant marine life and coral-encrusted shipwrecks whilst Nelson’s Dockyard offers a fascinating glimpse of the island’s colonial heritage.

Follow the nature trail from English Harbour through forest up to Shirley Heights for incredible panoramic views over the harbour.

  • Our exclusive property Keyonna Beach is a charming boutique hotel on an incredibly beautiful beach
  • Island hopping – easily combined with the popular islands of St Lucia and Barbados as well as the lesser known islands of Anguilla and St Martin/St Maarten
  • Barbuda – Antigua’s sister island – is reached by an 1 ½ ferry ride and features pin crushed coral sand and vibrant birdlife.
  • Historical attractions include Nelson's Dockyard, where the great admiral sheltered his war-ships in the late 18th Century
  • The views over English Harbour from Shirley Heights – particularly at sunset – are well worth the climb

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT -4 hours

Capital:

St John's

Currency:

East Caribbean dollar. US dollars are also widely accepted.

Flying time to destination:

8½ hours

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When to visit Antigua

Jan

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Feb

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Mar

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Apr

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May

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Jun

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Jul

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Aug

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Sep

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Oct

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Nov

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Dec

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