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Where to go in Antigua

Wherever you stay in Antigua, white sands, bright sunshine and fantastic all inclusive resorts are in abundance. If you do manage to drag yourself off the beach there are plenty of intriguing places to explore:

  • The capital city of St John's is the cosmopolitan beating heart of the island. It's a colourful place to stay, with beautiful beaches, great shops and excellent restaurants. Be sure to visit St John's Cathedral and the lively market in Heritage Quay.
  • The blissful beach town of Jolly Harbour boasts a good choice of bars, shops and restaurants, as well as an 18-hole golf course and stunning marina. The white sand beach has a great range of activities for adults and children alike with a variety of excursions, from historic tours to glass bottomed boat trips leaving from the harbour.
  • Dickenson Bay's stretches of beach are a magnet for watersports enthusiasts and beach lovers. The safe and calm waters here are ideal for young children. From golf, cricket and tennis to horseback riding, hiking and excursions to nearby villages, there's plenty to do here too.

Where is best for you?

If you're looking for…

Peace, tranquillity, white sands

Dickenson Bay's uninterrupted sands or Jolly Harbour's miles of soft beach are two good choices for perfect relaxation. But for complete seclusion, explore the quiet beaches on the south coast or take a day trip to an uninhabited island.

Family fun

Antigua's safe beaches and shallow waters are perfectly suited to young families. The beach at Jolly Harbour has a great range of activities for both adults and children to enjoy. The calm, crystalline waters at Dickenson Bay are also ideal for young children. For hassle-free and fun-filled family holidays, we think Antigua's all inclusive resorts are a great option.

A short stopover

If you're not keen on the idea of spending all your time in one place, ask us about organising a twin-centre holiday. You may want to combine two holidays in one by spending a few days shopping in Cancun or Miami and then going for a week on the beach in Antigua, for example.

Nightlife and entertainment

Most hotels and holiday resorts in Antigua offer a good range of bars, clubs and casinos. Some of the best are found in St John's, English Harbour and Jolly Beach.

The Antigua cultural experience

For an opportunity to party with the locals, visit during carnival season in August and enjoy two consecutive days of non-stop dancing and lively Caribbean steel bands.

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Holiday Place Exclusives

These hotels have been carefully hand-picked as excellent Antigua hotels. Each offers it’s own unique perspective but also outstanding value.


Alexandra Orsavova

Senior Travel Advisor

Great for families…

the verandah resort and spa

The Verandah Resort and Spa

Holidays from £1169 per person

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More family holidays

Somewhere for couples…

pineapple beach club

Pineapple Beach Club

Holidays from £1109 per person

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All inclusive…

jolly beach resort and spa

Jolly Beach Resort and Spa

Holidays from £849 per person

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More all inclusive breaks

Places of interest in Antigua

Depending on the type of location you want, the kind of facilities you'd like to find and the proximity to certain attractions, we have a good number of areas for you to choose from and stay at during your holiday.

Whether you want a pumping and energetic beachside retreat, a tranquil setting in a secluded cove, a hillside resort perched in the midst of nature, or a strategic central location close to civilisation and buzzing city life, nightclubs, theme parks and other kinds of leisure attractions, we can advise you on the best places for you.

Choose from our selection of handpicked places and be based right at the place that's most ideal for you and your travelling party

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