Between the coves of the island’s puckered coastline and the Crayola buildings of Harbour Quay, the buzz of Antigua’s English heritage hums softly beneath the beat of its Caribbean core.
Sometimes you need a holiday that is outrageously easy, straightforward and blissfully 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 is an often-repeated fact that there is a blanket soft beach for every day of the year, and each one has its own unique aura, from the fun-loving sands of Dickenson Bay to the more secluded romance of Ffryes beach.
Should the call to leave the luxurious resorts arise, the freedom to explore is your own – by land, sea or foot. While water babies charter boats armed with snorkel and flippers, land lovers strap up walking shoes and hike Monk’s Hill to the colonial ruins of Fort George or absorb the colourful carnival spirit at English Harbour’s Friday fish fry. And our favourite way to experience the country? Lazily bouncing over sandy roads behind the wheel of a buggy, seeking hidden inlets and vibrant villages.
It’s impossible not to switch off here. Blissfully boutique, this little gem gently unfurls over a hillside and along the beach in a hidden cove, away from the cares of the world.View
With its secluded feel and hidden-away coves, this long-established resort is particularly well loved for its fresher take on Antigua’s characteristic easy-going living, away from the hubbub.View
In a plum position on a headland with a fabulous beach on either side, this sought-after, all-inclusive is on a mission to keep you in a state of utmost relaxation. It more than delivers.View
Set on its own dot of an island a six minute boat ride off the coast of Antigua and boasting some of the best accommodation in the region, this estate’s reputation often proceeds it.View
Privacy personified, Palm point is certainly one of the finest villas on the island. A privileged location, sparkling bay views and a bevy of opulent inclusions, what more could you wish for?View
With its own white-sand beach and dock, this is the boutique property of choice when it comes to plumping for unparalleled privacy right at the centre of Antigua’s beating cultural heart.View
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There’s nothing like the excitement and anticipation of when you have a trip to look forward to. We hope this curation of luxury holiday ideas inspires you to travel in the coming months. However, if you don’t see what you’re dreaming of here, or you’re still unsure about your travel options, please do get in touch or head back to explore more.