Are you looking for a postcard-perfect vacation hideaway to rival the beauty and luxury of St. Barts and Jamaica? Look no further than Antigua.
Known as the driest island in the Caribbean, for having the best trade winds and 365 beaches, one for every day of the year, there’s no way you’ll be disappointed with the majesty of your holidays in Antigua. Each beach boasts its own unique charm and the trade winds make this an ideal location for yachting, kite flying and a plethora of water sports. With annual average low temperatures in the mid-70s (23 C) and average high temperatures in the mid-80s (29 C), you’ll rarely have a day’s plans spoiled by bad weather, no matter what time of year you holiday in Antigua.
Renowned for its 365 beaches, this little island is the perfect place to find your ideal beach for relaxing. Whether you’re looking for an isolated cove all to yourself or a bustling beach to mingle with fellow travellers, you’ll be able to find just that on Antigua. You can find yourself a sunny beach chair to read an enthralling book whilst enjoying delectable foods or rent a vessel to sail you around the island and to other nearby harbours. You can also take a relaxing walk through history as you tour Nelson’s Dockyard which has been in operation since 1745. Be sure to spend a day wandering the unofficially named Pink Beach, taking in the rosy hue created by the small pieces of coral mixed into the soft sand.
Whether you’re looking for locally made handicrafts or duty free goods on your holiday to Antigua, you’ll find exactly what your heart desires. At Heritage Quay you’ll find a multimillion dollar, two-story complex housing duty free shops, sportswear stores and locally made goods. You can also spend some time in the casino or enjoying a meal in front of the bandstand. If you’re not too footsore from your shopping at Heritage Quay, you can wander over to Redcliffe Quay which houses shops in wonderfully restored buildings which have been painted in a smattering of candy-coloured paints and where the boutiques are connected by flower-covered walkways.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy traditional Caribbean food or any other type of cuisine, you’ll be able to find options for Italian, Chinese, British and American food on Antigua. Many restaurants focus on local cuisine which is full of fresh, organic vegetables, tropical fruits and seafood. One of the most popular dishes, known as fungi (pronounced foun-gee), is made primarily of corn meal and is similar to the Italian polenta. The local drink of choice for those on holiday in Antigua is rum, which is often mixed into a delectable, sweet and tart cocktail called a rum punch. You can also learn more about the local Antiguan cuisine by taking a culinary tour that will entertain your tongue with lots of fresh, new flavours.
If you’re tired of relaxing, your Antiguan holiday can be filled with playtime and adventure. Whether you fancy water sports, take a boat tour to snorkel around the reefs or scuba dive to explore one of the many shipwrecks near the coast, you’ll thoroughly enjoy your Antiguan adventures. There are numerous companies on the island from which you can rent sailing vessels ranging from dinghies to yachts, which you can take around to see the hidden harbours or the uninhabited island of Redonda. Be sure to spend an evening of your holidays in Antigua watching the sunset from Shirley Heights. Once the sun dips behind the horizon line, get ready for dancing, live music and barbecue.
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