Antigua

The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua is mostly dry and flat and boasts 365 fabulous beaches. The best-known of these is the East coast’s Half Moon Bay. Famous for its superb sailing, Antigua is home to Sailing Week at the end of April each year, preceded in mid-April by the Classic Yacht Regatta. The capital, St John’s, offers the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, the cathedral and Redcliff and Heritage Quays which have a selection of duty-free goods.

Visit the historic Nelson’s Dockyard, a restored Georgian Naval facility or Falmouth Harbour to see today’s mega-yachts. English Harbour is world-renowned for yachting. To see a working sugar mill on what was once the largest sugar plantation on Antigua, visit Betty’s Hope. Those who enjoy the natural world might like to take a boat trip to visit the Frigate Bird Sanctuary in Barbuda (some 25 miles from Antigua). The colony of around 10,000 birds can be seen at its best during the mating season (August to November).

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How about trying the water sports (diving, sailing, game fishing, surfing, windsurfing and powerboat racing) that are available throughout the island. If you swim you could try snorkelling and shallow diving off the coast to view the colourful corals and wonderful array of marine life in the waters around the island. More experienced divers may like to venture across to Barbuda to dive the wrecks there. Take a catamaran cruise to Barbuda on the Excellence (from St Johns), where you can enjoy the magnificent beaches and see the Frigate Bird Sanctuary.

Why not swim with the stingrays at Stingray City Adventure. Sarah Fuller’s Pottery Shop will provide the art of pottery-making, as well as the chance to buy some lovely souvenirs. Enjoy a unique eco-tour at The Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour – this involves zip-lining! Antigua’s Carnival takes place in July – 10 days of fun with music, arts and food. There are many restaurants to choose from to cover all budgets. We can recommend the restaurant at Cocobay and Sugar Ridge. For a fun Sunday evening, Shirley Heights holds the biggest and best party on the island every Sunday, where you can experience a BBQ dinner and entertainment.

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Hotels for Adults in Antigua
Hotels for Adults in Antigua
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Blue Waters
Blue Waters
Features include:
  • Luxury hotel offering air-conditioned rooms, suites, villas on room-only, bed and breakfast or all inclusive basis
  • private bay with secluded beach, 7 freshwater swimming pools (4 exclusively for Cove Suite guests)
  • 3 Restaurants
  • non-motorised water sports, Kids Club, all-weather tennis court, fitness centre, beauty salon and spa
  • wedding packages available
Type
Hotel
Country
Antigua
Location
Soldiers Bay
Cocobay
Cocobay
Features include:
  • Horizon swimming pool, two sandy white beaches
  • 2 restaurants and bars
  • Live, local entertainment, tour desk, guided hikes and walks with on site medicine man, sunfish sailing, kayaks, snorkel equipment
  • Resort boutique, internet desk, cellular phones
  • Breezy 'wellness' cottage offering massage and beauty treatments
  • No Children under 12 years except at Christmas
Type
Hotel
Country
Antigua
Location
Valley Church
Cocos Hotel
Cocos Hotel
Features include:
  • All Inclusive Hotel in a rustic West Indian Style
  • 26 individual cottage suites
  • Waiter Service only (no buffet)
  • Balconies with hammocks and spectacular views
  • Personalised service with friendly,helpful staff
  • Sensual 4-poster beds with tropical netting
Type
Hotel
Country
Antigua
Location
Mount Prospect Estate
Curtain Bluff
Curtain Bluff
Features include:
  • Choice of Junior Suites, De Luxe Rooms ,Executive 1 and 2 bed Suites
  • Spa Facilities, Watersports, Tennis, Squash, Golf Putting Green, Fully Equipped Fitness Centre
  • Aerobics Classes, Yoga and Pilates classes
  • HONEYMOON OFFER
Type
Hotel
Country
Antigua
Location
Old Road
Galley Bay All Inclusive
Galley Bay All Inclusive
Features include:
  • 4-Star all inclusive hotel: all meals and beverages included
  • Beachfront, magnificent 3/4 mile long white sand beach
  • Non-motorised water sports, tennis
  • Freshwater swimming pool
  • Occasional evening entertainment
  • Minimum age to stay at GALLEY BAY RESORT & SPA is 16 years all year-round.
Type
Hotel
Country
Antigua
Location
Hotel, Five Islands
Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua
Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua
Features include:
  • All-Inclusive, choice of room location, tropical waterfront suites
  • Internet access, 3 restaurants, 4 bars
  • Fitness centre, 4 tennis courts, 2 swimming pools, non-motorised water sports, golf can be arranged
  • Children 2-16 years rates, babysitting, under 2 years of age FREE, disco
  • Very popular for weddings, gift shop
  • Excursions, massage and beauty treatments (at separate fee), laundry dervice
Type
Hotel
Country
Antigua
Location
Hotel, Long Bay
Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts
Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts
Features include:
  • All inclusive hotel
  • fresh outdoor swimming pool
  • 4 restaurants and bars
  • kids' club (ages 4-12 years)
  • tennis courts, watersports (motorised watersports available at a charge)
  • spa treatments available.
Type
Hotel
Country
Antigua
Location
Dickenson Bay, West Coast
Hawksbill by Rex Resorts
Hawksbill by Rex Resorts
Features include:
  • Set across 4 beaches
  • Tropical landscaped gardens, tranquil and relaxing environment, breathtaking scenery
  • All-inclusive and a range of dining options
  • Wedding and honeymoon packages available
  • Entertainment, garden tours, kids' club
  • Wellness centre, watersports, tennis court, freshwater outdoor swimming pool
Type
Hotel
Country
Antigua
Location
Five Islands, St John's
Hermitage Bay
Hermitage Bay
Features include:
  • Luxury all inclusive resort, 25 single-storey cottage suites, beach and hillside location
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Wide flat screen TVs, DVD, iPod and internet connection
  • Pool, private plunge pools, spa, non motorised watersports
  • Tropical gardens, restaurant and bar
  • No children under age of 12, except for July, August and 01-28 December, when children over age 8 are accepted
Type
Hotel
Country
Antigua
Location
Hotel, St Johns
Jolly Beach Resort
Jolly Beach Resort
Features include:
  • All-Inclusive Resort with choice of 6 room categories
  • 2 swimming pools, 4 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts, non-motorised watersports
  • 5 restaurants and bars, palms wellness centre spa, gym and beauty salon
  • Children's club, gift shop, vendors village
  • Silver Dream wedding package, FREE wedding ceremony if you stay for a minimum of 7 nights in a Superior or higher room category, PLEASE RING FOR
Type
Hotel
Country
Antigua
Location
Hotel, Bolans Village