Without Christopher Columbus we would not be able to offer holidays to Antigua and Barbuda, 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 luxurious 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.
Offering the best of Caribbean characteristics and luxury all set on a private island 3 kilometres from Antigua
32 suites, 3 beaches, 8 rooms, Scuba-diving, aquafit, snorkelling & deep-sea fishing, 16 villas & 16 estate home, All-inclusive price
One of the region’s longest established 5 star resorts, sitting between two sandy beaches on the south coast of Antigua.
72 rooms & suites, Squash, yoga, croquet, cooking classes & live music, Waterskiing, snorkelling, charter sailing & scuba-diving, All-inclusive price
A modern classic which appeals to all ages. Spa junkies and foodies will particularly enjoy this 5 star hotel
82 suites, Sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing & snorkelling, Kids club 6mth-12yrs, teen club 13-19yrs, All-inclusive price
Small, exclusive all-inclusive luxury cottage suites at one of Antigua’s best kept secrets
All-inclusive price, 25 suites, Children 12yrs+ all year, 8yrs+ seasonal, Snorkelling, windsurfing, Hobie Cat & kayaking, 4 tennis courts & 2 golf courses nearby
For those looking for a luxury family run, traditional Caribbean resort, this is hard to beat
65 rooms, 32 suites, 7 pools, Snorkelling, laser sailing, kayaks & windsurfing, 3 villas & 4 penthouses, All-inclusive price
Elegant and exclusive hotel with a perfect balance of a colonial-style building with luxurious and contemporary comfort
4 Beach Cabana Rooms, 16 Junior Suites & 8 Deluxe Junior Suites, Snorkelling, sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, deep-sea fishing & scuba-diving, All-inclusive price
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