Antigua is captivating and peaceful, with year-round sunshine and some of the Caribbean’s most idyllic beaches

With its rolling hills, pretty coves and stunning views, Antigua is a picture-perfect island with a wonderfully laid-back vibe. Luxurious resorts are sprinkled along the coast, each one claiming its own pocket of paradise. Surrounded by a nearly unbroken offshore reef protecting miles of sugar-white sands and hidden coves, Antigua has a beach for every day of the year as well as activities from diving and world-class sailing to strolls around quaint colonial towns and 4x4 rainforest tours.

This independent nation was once a British colony and English influences can be seen all around, from the crumbling sugar plantations and delightfully quaint English Harbour to locals playing cricket and hotels offering traditional afternoon tea. Despite these familiar touches, the laid-back vibe that’s synonymous with the Caribbean imbues every corner of this relaxing island.

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  • The views over English Harbour from Shirley Heights – particularly at sunset – are well worth the climb
  • World-class sailing and the annual Antigua Sailing Week
  • Naval history at Nelson's Dockyard, where the great admiral sheltered his warships in the late 18th Century
  • Island hopping – Antigua can easily be combined with the popular islands of St Lucia and Barbados
  • Keyonna Beach is a charming boutique hotel on a beautiful beach and it's exclusive to Kuoni in the UK.

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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