White powder-soft sand beaches, friendly locals and a lovely atmosphere have seen tourists flocking to the island for longer than we can remember! Visit in early August to witness the magic of the Antigua Carnival first hand, although if it’s a relaxing beach break you are after then be sure to come outside of the storm season which runs from July to September. Any time from October to June is perfect!
At a Glance:
- Antigua is famous for its 365 beaches – one for every day of the year, yet you could sail around the whole hour in just a day! There are two main areas for sailing which are Cafes Reef, on the south-western corner of the island and various different smaller islands along the north-east.
- Learn about Antigua’s naval past at Nelson’s Dockyard. It has been recognized with the World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2016 and you can find a museum, workshop, a restaurant and a couple of bars and hotels.
- Book a boat tour to Barbuda, Antigua’s sister island popular for its magnificent sandy beaches and lagoon.
- This country is famous for its sugar plantations and rum distilleries. Do not miss local rums and the extensive seafood cuisine. If we are talking delicacies, then pineapple is the fruit of the island and nobody does it better than Antigua!