Popular as a holiday destination in the winter when Antigua's warm climate beckons visitors from cooler climes. 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, there is plenty to explore, whether strolling historic sites such as Nelson's Dockyard, kayaking between gentle bays, or heading into the rainforest for walking 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. Our villas range across the island from Galley Bay Heights near St John's to Falmouth and English Harbour. They are spacious and well-located set amidst tropical gardens, some flourishing with palm trees and bougainvillea, infinity pools and walking distance to the beach. They all have views to inspire and are perfect spots to escape the cold of the winter.