Antigua is about 14 miles long by 11 miles wide and is renowned for it's 365 stunning beaches and miles of picturesque coves. There is a great selection of restaurants within easy reach. Many of these are by the sea and have stunning views.
Jolly Harbour Marina and resort offers the largest and finest marina in the Caribbean and superb recreation facilities. A fine 18-hole golf course and a sports centre with swimming pool, tennis courts, and a squash court, cater for the actively minded, whilst the commercial centre has a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars, and a new, modern supermarket to sustain the needs for everyday living. For all it's many amenities, Jolly Harbour remains a sophisticated and tranquil setting to while away the holiday hours.
Everything on Antigua is within easy driving distance. Travel a few miles down the stunning coastline and you soon come to Fig Tree Drive. Here you drive through the amazing rain forest. You can take a 'tree top trail' through the forest canopy. As you head further south you come to English Harbour & Nelsons Dockyard. Loads more places for eating out and a great selection of local stores.
A trip to the capital, St John's gives a wonderful insight to local Caribbean life. A wonderful mix of local markets alongside designer outlets:
Heritage Quay - Duty Free shopping for brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Diamonds International etc..
Redcliffe Quay – for elegant restaurants set in shady courtyards, and beautiful handcrafted pottery and gifts.
Cricket is a passion in Antigua. If you are a cricket fan you must visit the new Sir Viv Richards Stadium or The Stickey Wicket West Indies Cricket Hall of Fame.
The other passion is Sailing! For sailing enthusiasts try and catch Antigua Sailing Week or the Antigua Classic Yacht Race. Other aquatic sports include diving and snorkeling. Crystal clear waters ensure this is an amazing experience.
If you like to party there is plenty to do in Antigua. Loads of live music and if you can make it for Carnival then you are in for a real treat. Make sure you go to Shirley Heights Look Out (Nr English Harbour) for great Steelband & Reggae entertainment along with an open air Barbeque.
If you love Sun, Sea and Sand coupled with an amazing combination of both excitement and tranquility then Antigua is the place for you.
Temperatures here usually average around 75 degrees in the winter to around 85-90 degrees in the summer with an average yearly rainfall of 45 inches. You are pretty much guaranteed sunshine every day so come here to enjoy your holiday or vacation rentals.
Antigua is the largest of the Leeward Islands which are English speaking. The island is around 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, with the high point being Boggy peak. This is a beautiful island with amazing scenery and beaches and that traditional blue Caribbean ocean. For a romanic getaway, to that well deserved relaxing holiday, few places beat Antigua and it will certainly give you an ideal place to rest your head.
Antigua offers an extensive range of activities on land and water. Land activities include cricket, hiking, tennis, bird watching, bike riding and of course sun bathing. While for you water enthusiasts you will not be disappointed as Antigua offers many water based activities such as sailing, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Obviously there is swimming and snorkelling too and if you are lucky you might even get a chance to swim with something big, like a beautiful manta ray.
Every year Antigua has its annual carnival that stretches on for well over a week. This is a fun time for all with people dressed up in colourful costumes and with plenty of activities to join in from beauty pageants through to talent shows. You will hear the drumming of the steel bands and experience the hustle and bustle of this great event. The smell of tradional food fil