Life's a beach when it comes to holidays in Antigua (in more ways than one), because this captivating Caribbean jewel has 365 beaches – that's one for every day of the year! Antigua holidays offer endless sun, sand and sizzling temperatures and the colour of the water is dreamy. May to November is the best time to visit Antigua – if you prefer the latter you can indulge in a winter sun holiday - when temperatures average at a toasty 26.5 °C. Be sure to pack cotton and linen in your suitcase too, the best fabrics to wear in the Caribbean climate.
From coral reefs to electric blue lagoons, Antigua holidays are a tropical getaway. Inland there are sheltered bays, green hillsides, lush rainforests and candy-coloured villages, while the popular beachfront resorts have a huge range of hotels for families and couples with available watersports and amenities. Nonsuch Bay here is a kitesurfer’s paradise, too.
When you’re not lounging on the sands, sail or snorkel in the warm waters or bargain for deals at the lively St John’s Saturday market, visitors will find it’s full of fun things to see and do. Explore the island’s natural beauty at Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, take a day trip to the capital St. John’s where you can browse the markets, visit the lively harbourside and admire famous Fort James, or cruise through picturesque Fig Tree Drive along the southern coast, passing rainforests, fishing villages and sugar mill ruins. If you're a night owl, party into the small hours at Shirley Heights to a line-up of reggae, calypso and hip-hop. Abracadabra and Mad Mongoose, located in the Harbour, are also upbeat venues to stop by for dinner and a bit of a dance on Antigua holidays.
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