Home to 365 beaches – one for every day of the year – Antigua is a sun lover’s dream. Beyond the powdery white sands and swaying palm trees lies an intriguing destination with a rich history. There’s a distinct English charm to this delightful Caribbean island, with its winding roads and neat villages. Explore the historic district of English Harbour, or shop for souvenirs in St John’s. Every Sunday at sunset, Shirley Heights plays host to a mouth-watering barbecue, accompanied by the pulsating sounds of steel drums.
Popular Antigua Holidays
There’s so much to see in Antigua and, here at Flight Centre, our Experts have scoured this Caribbean isle in search of the very best hotels, on the very best beaches. Choose from the sands of Jolly Beach, Cove Bay Beach and more, or why not unwind in the heart of English Harbour? The below holidays include accommodation at these beloved resorts, as well as flights, transfers and a whole host of exclusive extras. Most importantly, these holidays are customisable, so whether you simply want flights and accommodation, want to change your hotel, or hop from Antigua to another nearby island, we can arrange this for you and more.
Antigua Holiday Types
Antigua promises stunning silica and tan-worthy UV rays, but there’s so much more to experience when you book an Escape with us. You can stay in the very best hotels, hand picked by our Travel Experts, fly with your favourite airline – even in Business Class if you like – or opt for an all-inclusive holiday, perfect for a touch of romance or seclusion. Whatever your travel style, our Experts can make it happen. Kick-start your inspiration with our holiday types below:
More about Antigua
Capital city: St John’s
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
Vaccinations: We recommend visiting your doctor or our Travel Clinic four to six weeks before you are due to travel. Typhoid vaccinations are recommended vaccinations for travel to Antigua, but only when staying for an extended period in rural areas.
Flight time: London to Antigua flight time is around 8 hour 45 minutes
Visas: British Citizens do not a visa to visit Antigua and Barbuda
Top 3 Things to Do in Antigua
- Discover the Naval heritage of Nelson’s Dockyard
- Laze on Valley Church Beach
- Hike from English Harbour to Shirley Heights for outstanding views of the island
When to Go to Antigua
With its warm, tropical climate, Antigua is beautiful year round. For the best deals and fewer crowds, visit between May and November, although be aware that this is when the island is most at risk from hurricanes. For less rain, visit between December and April.
Why Book Your Antigua Holiday with Flight Centre
Antigua Escapes Holidays: At Flight Centre we have designed a range of Antigua resort and beach holidays called Escapes, offering flights, hand-picked 4 to 5-star accommodation, transfers as well as fantastic extras and our signature service.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book an Antigua holiday from our Escapes range you’ll benefit from our concierge service and 24/7 Emergency Assistan