"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 Island, a 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."