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Antigua, restaurant Inn at English Harbour
Antigua - cycling at Jumby Bay
Antigua, activities Carlisle Bay
Antigua, view Carlisle Bay
Antigua, dining Carlisle Bay

Antigua

Popular as a holiday destination in the winter when Antigua's warm climate beckons visitors from cooler climes. Within a short time, you will find yourself seeking shade at a beach-side café, enjoying delicious seafood as you watch the boats bobbing on the horizon. Unsurprisingly given its history, Antigua has a distinctly British feel in its pastel-coloured buildings and orderly calm; yet these qualities are contrasted by the unmistakably tropical: the piercing colours of Equatorial birds, vibrant markets in bloom with limes, pineapple, mango and plantain, and of course unfaltering sunshine.

With beaches as heavenly as they are, and very little to disturb you, no one would judge if you spent the entirety of your holiday to Antigua swinging in a hammock in the sea breeze and enjoying a devilishly good rum punch; but there is plenty to explore if you can be tempted away, whether strolling historic sites such as Nelson's Dockyard, once home to the British Royal Navy, kayaking between gentle bays, or heading into the rainforest for hiking and zip-lining.  

Antigua is known for its annual Sailing and Yachting Week, held in April/May, and is a haven for sailors thanks to the ease of mooring. On land, however, some of the Caribbean's most sophisticated hotels lay in wait - ready to pamper and to bestow the West Indian welcome for which the island has become known. 

See a selection of our chosen hotels below and contact our Caribbean specialist, Nick Westwood, on: +44 (0)1242 787 811  to arrange your tailor-made holiday to Antigua.

Jumby Bay

Antigua - Accommodation at Jumby Bay

Occupying a beautiful private island protected by residents and staff, Jumby Bay lies undisturbed in the Caribbean Sea, accessible only by boat. A range of rooms and suites line the shoreline, and there are villas and private estates scattered across the island available, fully staffed, for rental. Here simple pleasures such as relaxing on the beach and wildlife spotting go hand-in-hand with world-class luxury. 

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  • Spotting rare birds and hawksbill turtles 
  • Tennis lessons with Davis Cup veteran Jerry Williams
  • Freshly made snacks and frappuccinos brought to you on the beach
  • Excellent clubs for children and teenagers 

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Carlisle Bay

Antigua, entrance Carlisle Bay

With accommodation to suit both families and couples separated at either end of the sweeping white sand beach, Carlisle Bay is a fun and convivial resort where everyone can enjoy their holiday in peace. All of the spacious accommodation benefits from garden or sea views, and there is a spa, watersports centre, children's club, sports facilities and excellent restaurants among the many facilities. 

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  • Calming, minimalist decor
  • Private butler service for couples staying in romantic Bay Suites
  • Excellent children's and teen's clubs, sailing and sports facilities
  • Good range of atmospheric dining and drinking options

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Curtain Bluff

Antigua, sunbeds Curtain Bluff

A well-loved boutique resort on Antigua's northeast coast, Curtain Bluff offers excellent value, with delicious cuisine and innumerable activities all included. The comfortable accommodation is scattered along the beautiful sands and up onto the rocky namesake bluff that offers commanding views of the sea on both sides. With a unique position and genuine hospitality, Curtain Bluff is a truly memorable resort.  

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  • A game or lesson at the world-renowned tennis centre
  • Listening to a steel band as you dine with your toes in the sand
  • A day cruising around the islands aboard the resort ketch 
  • Relaxing on your bluff-top terrace with beautiful views

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Inn at English Harbour

Antigua, pool Inn at English Harbour

A small, stylish boutique hotel in one of Antigua's premier addresses, The Inn at English Harbour provides a quiet and peaceful retreat with a private beach, spa, peaceful coastal restaurants and spacious, airy accommodation cooled by the Antiguan trade winds. With plenty of history to explore and world-renowned sailing just off-shore, it is ideal for a relaxed but interesting holiday.

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  • Exploring vibrant, historic English Harbour and retreating out of sight each evening
  • Dining on garden-fresh creations at the romantic seafront restaurants 
  • Focusing on wellbeing - from tennis and swimming to spa and meditation

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