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Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites
Issy Von Simson, Deputy Editor of Condé Nast Traveller

Find out why Antigua is Issy’s all-time favourite.

Sometimes you need a holiday that is outrageously easy, straightforward and properly relaxed, with a direct flight, quick transfers and the guarantee of a knockout beach and warm shallow seas at the other end. This is the joy of Antigua. It has more glorious stretches of sand than you could ever need in a lifetime (not one’s a dud) and a smattering of hotels that really nail the fly and flop brief. The Inn at English Harbour is for grown-up kicking back in a colonial setting, Carlisle Bay is the dream with a postcard perfect bay. Then there’s Jumby Bay, a Rosewood-run private island of absurd comfort, hot and cold running rum punches, starfish in the surf and swaying palms. Just like Antigua as a whole, you really can’t go wrong here.

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Antigua /Hotels

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Antigua /Itineraries

Cruise /Regent Seven Seas - Sage Mountains to Grand Pitons

Discover some of the Caribbean’s most visited islands in all inclusive luxury with Regent Seven Seas Voyager. Spend a glorious day swimming at famed Cane Bay Garden Beach on Tortola, or enjoy a scenic drive around this lush island. Antigua offers coral reefs, forts and a quaint colonial ...

Antigua & St BarthsIsland Escapes - Antigua and St Barths

Ultra-stylish boutique hotels and sandy beaches invite relaxation on these seductive islands.

Antigua & AnguillaBeach Chic - Antigua and Anguilla

Two islands famed for their incredible beaches yet distinctly different in character. Feast on the fine cuisine on offer in Anguilla’s many gourmet restaurants then retreat to a chic beach resort on Antigua and unwind to the island’s relaxed West Indian vibe.

Antigua & British Virgin IslandsAntigua and the BVI

Take to the waters on this twin-centre island hop. On Antigua, visit English Harbour to watch sailboats come and go from a waterfront café, or simply relax on Carlisle Bay's ravishing beach. By contrast, the waters around the British Virgin Islands are blissfully uncluttered, the tranquil bays and ...

Cruise /Seabourn - Caribbean Treasures

Visit some of the most popular Caribbean isles in all inclusive luxury on board Seabourn Odyssey. Setting sail from Miami, the first port of call is the Dominican Republic where you will find powder white sands fringed with palm trees and a diverse eco-system. In the British Virgin Islands, where ...

Antigua /Best Experiences

Top five things to do in Antigua

  1. Discover the island's unique heritage with a visit to the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua's oldest building built in 1747
  2. Take the short journey to Barbuda to witness the sheer beauty of the red-throated frigate birds flocking at their sanctuary in Codrington Lagoon
  3. Captivate the senses at the bustling Saturday market in St. John's, where fresh fruits, fragrant herbs and local crafts line the stalls
  4. Savour a romantic candlelit dinner high up on The Inn at English Harbour's hilltop terrace or for a less formal occasional, try a local speciality anywhere across the island - hearty pepperpot, Wadadli beer or the extra-sweet Antiguan black pineapple
  5. Cheer on the sailors racing at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta or during Antigua Sailing Week, which both take place between April and May each year; expect barbecues, rum punches and plenty of joviality

Antigua in the press

Strictly Come Dancing presenter and journalist Claudia Winkelman travelled to Carlisle Bay with Carrier. Read the coverage here.

Antigua /When is the best time to visit Antigua

A year round destination, the best months to visit Antigua are generally during the drier winter months of December to April with temperatures averaging 24°C. The summer months between May and November can be more humid with showers and passing tropical storms a possibility, however visitors during these months may be rewarded with quieter beaches and excellent hotel offers.

Antigua /Reviews

"So lush you can't see further than the next palm tree!" I expected to love Carlisle Bay and I did!... more

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Approximate flight times
London to Antigua: 8 hours 25 minutes
Time Difference
GMT -4 hours

Antigua /Essentials

Island Hopping

A network of inter-island flights links Antigua with many of the smaller Leeward islands; Nevis, the British Virgin Islands, idyllic Anguilla and chic St Barths are all just a short flight away, each offering a different experience.

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