Antigua & BarbudaAntigua & Barbuda

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    Capital City

    St Johns

    Languages

    English

    Currency

    US Dollars & Easter Caribbean Dollar

    Time Difference (GMT) - 5 hours

    Climate & average temperatures

    Antigua & Barbuda
    Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
    Temp °C 28 25 25 26 26 27 28 28 28 27 26 25
    Rain mm 104 51 58 58 97 91 112 132 152 137 183 114
    Airlines

    British Airways, Virgin Atlantic

    Flight time from UK

    8 1/2 hours

     
    Visa requirements

    Not with a UK passport

    Health requirements

    Contact your GP for information


    Antigua and Barbuda Holidays

    Without Christopher Columbus there would be no Antigua and Barbuda holidays, as it was he who named the island Antigua in 1493 in honour of the La Virgen de la Antigua (Virgin of the Old Cathedral) found in Seville Cathedral in southern Spain.

    Admiral Horatio Nelson, noted it was a perfect place to base his British fleets. Today, it is the perfect base for a luxury holiday. Not only is there a beautiful white beach for every day of the year but the coral reefs, once the bane of enemy ships, attract snorkellers and scuba-divers from all over the world. A dockyard started in 1725, to provide a base for ships whose main function was to patrol the West Indies and thus maintain Britain's sea power, was later named Nelson's Dockyard in his honour and is Antigua’s most popular attraction, with inns, shops, market, restaurants, art centre and a small nautical museum

    English Harbour with its restored buildings, hilltop forts and museums reflects the Island’s British military past and is a must see. Named after the daughter of plantation entrepreneur, Betty’s Hope, is the only remaining legacy of a once thriving sugar plantation industry.

    Courtesy of the Trade Winds, the island is also home one of the world’s foremost maritime events, Sailing Week.

    For those who love to explore nature on a holiday, the neighbouring island of Barbuda, once a scavenger’s paradise because so many ships were wrecked on its reefs, is now home to one of the region’s most significant bird sanctuaries.

    Key features of this accommodation...

    Rosewood Jumby Bay Resort
    Rosewood Jumby Bay
    Antigua & Barbuda
    Offering the best of Caribbean characteristics and luxury all set on a private island 3 kilometres from Antigua
    8 rooms, 32 suites, Scuba-diving, aquafit, snorkelling & deep-sea fishing, 3 beaches, 28 villas & estates

    Curtain Bluff Resort
    Curtain Bluff
    Antigua & Barbuda
    One of the region’s longest established 5 star resorts, sitting between two sandy beaches on the south coast of Antigua.
    72 rooms & suites, Waterskiing, snorkelling, charter sailing, scuba-diving & deep-sea fishing

    Carlisle Bay Hotel
    Carlisle Bay
    Antigua & Barbuda
    A modern classic which appeals to all ages. Spa junkies and foodies will particularly enjoy this 5 star hotel
    82 suites, Kids club 6mth-12yrs, teen club 13-19yrs, Sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing & snorkelling

    Hermitage Bay Resort
    Hermitage Bay
    Antigua & Barbuda
    Small, exclusive luxury cottage suites at one of Antigua’s best kept secrets
    25 suites, Children 12yrs+ all year, 8yrs+ July-August & 1-28 December, Snorkelling, windsurfing, Hobie Cat & kayaking, 4 tennis courts & 2 golf courses nearby

    Blue Waters Resort Antigua
    Blue Waters
    Antigua & Barbuda
    For those looking for a luxury family run, traditional Caribbean resort, this is hard to beat
    65 rooms, 32 suites, 7 pools, Scuba-diving, snorkelling, laser sailing, kayaks & windsurfing, 3 villas & 4 penthouses

    the inn at english harbour
    Elegant and exclusive hotel with a perfect balance of a Colonial style building with luxurious and contemporary comfort
    16 Junior Suites, 8 Deluxe Junior Suites, 4 Beach Cabana Rooms, Snorkelling, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, deep-sea fishing & scuba-diving

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