Luxury Antigua holidays are pure bliss. On an island with 365 beaches you could live here for a whole year and never sunbathe on the same beach twice, with secluded coves of pure pink-hued sands dissolving into waters so blue they will take your breath away. Add the fact that this stunning modern Eden also offers a cosmopolitan sophistication to satisfy the most modern of fun lovers and you'll soon discover this island has it all.
As you might expect from an island with such a strong marine tradition, many events and activities take place on and in the water. Antigua holidays are a haven for the yachting crowd who certainly know how to party, if the annual regatta in April is anything to go by.
Despite being only 14 miles long by 11 miles wide, encompassing 108 square miles, there are some great places to visit back on land, including Nelson's Dockyard National Park and St John's, the island’s capital. Also worth a visit is the legendary Shirley Heights Lookout, a restored military lookout overlooking English and Falmouth Harbours, with panoramic views that on a clear day take in Guadeloupe and Montserrat. Today it’s home to a bar and is very popular on Sundays, when a band starts playing at 3pm until late into the evening when the party really begins, so you have some great sounds to serenade you into the night.
Antigua is situated in the middle of the Leeward Island chain in the eastern Caribbean, not far north of Guadeloupe. It is the largest island of the English-speaking Leeward Islands and also the main island of the nation Antigua and Barbuda.