Antigua’s famous boast that it can offer ‘a beach for every day of the year’ is selling it short. The island’s appeal is far wider than that and encompasses its colonial history, its lack of
development, its lively yachting culture and its picturesque interior that ranges from rainforest lush to desert dry. It probably has a cricket match for every day of the year too, as well as hundreds of other attractions, from steel bands to snorkelling.
HOW TO GET THERE
British Airways operate daily flights throughout the winter, and summer. Virgin Atlantic also fly four times a week during
winter and three times during the summer. About 81/2 hours is all it takes to get there, which is great if you’re staying on
the island and just as convenient if you’re taking a same day connection on to somewhere smaller like the Virgin Islands,
Anguilla, St. Barths or Nevis.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
December to May are the optimum months for travel with an average daily temperature of 30 degrees and the lowest
Scenically it doesn’t get much better than a 300-acre private island with show stopping white beaches and some of the clearest waters in the Caribbean. Throw in a money-noobject Rosewood Hotel & Resort and you achieve something close to perfection.
Sophisticated and contemporary, Carlisle Bay is one of Antigua’s best-loved resorts, combining classic luxury with West Indian convivality and is ideal for couples and families alike. White sand beaches, turquoise waters and emerald rainforest make a stunning backdrop, while the 82 suites have stylish, spacious interiors and breathtaking ocean views.
Tucked into sheltered coves and 17 acres of lushly landscaped gardens on the northeast corner of Antigua, the 104 beautifully appointed hillside and beachfront rooms, suites and villas of Blue Waters combine classic Caribbean style with contemporary comforts. With a large number of versatile room types, Blue Waters has something for everyone.
Blue Waters is an enchanting place that encompasses all that an island paradise should be, offering a perfect combination of elegant comfort and laidback luxury. One Antigua’s longest-established resorts, it began as a 16-room guesthouse nearly fifty years ago and has gradually evolved to a one of the island’s most highly regarded and luxurious resorts. The opening of its new Cove Suites, housed within four beachfront villas, has only added to its charm and appeal.
Despite its name, The Inn at English Harbour epitomises Antigua. It has graced the verdant hillside and tranquil bay across from Nelson’s Dockyard for decades and its traditional charm and white sand beach is now enhanced by colourfully stylish yachting. Suites are all appointed in a romantic colonial style with views from their private terraces of the infinity-edge pool and bay.
This legendary resort wowed its first guests in 1962, run like an exclusive club for well-heeled socialites wanting to escape to the tropics and breathe in rarefied sea air. The breathtaking bluff setting is now complemented by a clutch of spacious and airily glamorous suites.
This hideaway location on a white sand beach has a sense of style that owes as much to contemporary minimalism as it does to Antigua’s colonial past. Most of the Hillside Pool Suites are landscaped beautifully into the panoramic hillside.
Set within over one acre of land, this beautiful seven-bedroom beachfront luxury villa is perched on one of Antigua's western peninsulas, with its very own private white sand beach. Surrounded by breath taking sea views and lush tropical gardens you will have the perfect blend of nature and serenity intertwined into one. Palm Point offers privacy and seclusion, perfect for those who want a real Caribbean escape where the pace is completely determined by each guests preference.
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The above temperatures are maximum average temperatures in degrees Celsius. The rainfall is recorded in inches. This information should be treated as a guide only and our sales team will be happy to advise on weather trends, including hurricanes.