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Antigua

Antigua

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Luxury Resorts in Antigua with Only Exclusive Travel

Welcome to the Caribbean, an area of the globe harbouring sunshine happiness, banana trees, fruity spicy dishes and an ethereally tropical climate. Savour the many flavours of peaceful Antigua, the ‘beach with an island in the middle’, and immerse yourself in the exotic world that is considered the geographical, cultural, social and spiritual heart of the Caribbean.

In the eighteenth century the great navy explorer, Admiral Nelson, was attracted by the warm, steady winds, the complex coastline of safe harbours, and the protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef of Antigua and established it as Great Britain's most important Caribbean base. Centuries later, thanks to Nelson, the Caribbean is now considered one of the most attractive holiday destinations in the world, Antigua being a particular highlight. Travel to Antigua and explore your own new land of exciting sites. The extensive, winding coastline that made Antigua difficult for outsiders to navigate is where today's travellers encounter a tremendous wealth of secluded, powdery soft beaches. The coral reefs attract snorkelers and scuba divers from all over the world. For those preferring land-based pursuits tennis, golf, squash, hiking and horse riding are also on offer. With its fair share of landmark attractions such as St. Johns, Shirley Heights, Betty’s Hope, Devils Bridge Discover Antigua; discover a new way of life.

Antigua cultivates large quantities of products such as corn, sweet potatoes, chilli peppers, guavas, tobacco and cotton, which are both shipped off to other nations and also used by the locals themselves. Many Antiguan dishes contain ingredients off the fatta the land, meaning you can expect some of the most exotic, and sustainable, meals possible. Taste the distinct and striking essences of the West Indes food, in one of the restaurants in the area. The food, alongside the fabulous climate, must have been a major reason for why celebrities such as Eric Clapton, Georgio Armani and Oprah have winter homes on the Antiguan land.

The unspoilt, naturally charming resort island of Antigua is the largest of the Leeward Islands and retains an eminence amongst those more selective visitors. The traditions of superb cuisine, smiling faces and a wonderful variety of accommodation ensure a high number of repeat visitors. Carlisle Bay 5 star luxury resort is the perfect example of this, offering a private bay and utter luxury on the southern coast of the island.

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2016 Escape Rates - Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort

Book a Beachside Courtyard Suite and receive up to 20% discount on a fully inclusive basis.

Call 0161 233 0110 for pricing details

1 Jun 2016 - 17 Dec 2017

Weather

Being in the Caribbean, Antigua has the gorgeous climate one would expect. With a consistently high climate all year around, Antigua makes for a great holiday destination in every month of the year. The coolest hours throughout the country are after the sun has gone down, when the temperature can drop to two to four degrees less than daylight hours, with steady trade winds blowing. This can make evenings a little chilly for some visitors, although overall, the temperature is always lovely. What makes Antigua stand out against the other Caribbean islands is that Antigua experiences lower levels of humidity, less rainfall, making the tropical heat slightly more bearable. A great holiday destination, with fantastic weather to match.

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Activities

Encrusted with stunning beaches on the coast of Antigua, relaxation in the sun is likely and an extremely popular activity; the perfect option for when you're exhausted from your days of partying in the music-drenched areas of town, shopping for souvenirs, deep sea fishing and trekking through the countryside.

Countryside & Wildlife

Countryside & Wildlife

Tropical vegetation adorns the lush, green hills above the colourful marine life on the coral reefs. Walk through the wild banana trees, explore bat caves on the coast, snorkel through the coral or go diving to engage with the wildlife and scenery in different ways. Go on a boat ride to Barbuda to the largest Frigate Bird Sanctuary in the Western Hemisphere.

Watersports

Watersports

Antigua is the sailing capital of the Caribbean. Located in the eastern Leeward Islands, Antigua has ideal conditions for sailing year-round and is the sunniest spot in this part of the Caribbean. Facilities are available to suit all kinds of vessels from mega yachts to skiffs. The islands have a long association with the finest to have sailed the ocean waves including the great British naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson, who was based there. The restored Nelson’s Dockyard is the world’s only operating Georgian dockyard and remains a haven for sailing vessels.

Trekking

Trekking

Antigua has many trails and tracks that are well suited to hiking; many are undiscovered thoug, as hiking hasn't yet developed as a known activity. Having said that, the Historical and Archaeological Society frequently arranges group hikes. Most of the popular hikes lead to one or another of the island's many hilltop fortifications: Fort George sits atop Monk's Hill, and Fort Barrington (captured by the French in 1666) is on the promontory at Deep Bay. There are plenty of sites to see when hiking.

Underwater Activities

Underwater Activities

Antigua & Barbuda has hundreds of wrecks to explore and good shelf diving as well as stunning reefs for you to explore when you're scuba diving with your family and friends. Arrange for diving equipment through your hotel or guest house.

Fishing

Fishing

Sportfishing for bonefish in Barbuda's Codrington Lagoon is a popular passtime in Antigua. Catch the likes of a Wahoo fish (we promise that's its real name), Mahi Mahi, White Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna, Barracuda and more whilst deep sea fishing or go bottom fishing for a chance to catch a Snapper, Grunt, Hind, Grouper or other marine giant.

Shopping

Shopping

If you’d prefer the volume turned down, seek out the island’s many artists and craftspeople. Landscapes and pottery, basketry and wickerwork, textiles and shellcraft can be enjoyed, and bought. There is a great selection of gifts and souvenirs to buy everywhere you visit from formal galleries to street markets. Grab yourself some garments from local high street shops, one-off stores and jewellery hotspots whilst staying in Antigua.

Nightlife

Nightlife

Music is integral to Antigua’s culture, and there are many options to participate in the enjoyment of the music. As the sun goes down attend open-air barbecues with steel pans and reggae bands playing. Venture into the capital of Antigua, St. John's, and find the city teeming with club-goers, who will spend the night dancing to the latest home-grown, regional and international beats until the small hours of the morning. Beach bars also dot around the coast of Antigua, which are perfect for unwinding after a hard day's play.

Beaches

Beaches

There is a beach for every day of the year in Antigua: 365 beaches adorn the edge of the Antiguan Island. Turquoise clear waters, sparkling white sand and smiling sun-drenched faces will await you for when you step outside of your luxury Antigua hotel. Beaches on Antigua's Atlantic side are safe and calm and open to the public, so venturing outside of your hotel and finding the best beach to suit your tastes is guaranteed.

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