As a coral-based island, Antigua’s beaches are the purest white you can get – it doesn’t get much better than this, from the idyllic Half Moon Bay, protected by a reef and surrounded by lush greenery, to the pink-tinged sands of 17 Mile Beach and the white sands of Dickenson Bay. Throw in some fascinating heritage and colourful laid-back villages that are typical of the Caribbean, mix in direct flights, add great restaurants and some of the best luxury hotels in the Caribbean, and you’ll understand why Antigua has never lost its touch. A former British colony, Antigua has an English feel, which can be seen in its bustling capital, St John's, where you'll find colonial buildings, and in its historic forts, and visit the 18th-century UNESCO-listed Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour. As well as serene sheltered bays and coves dotted around the island, Antigua is a great spot for water sports, from snorkelling and diving to windsurfing, while golfers can tee off on some scenic golf courses. Take a short speedboat ride to Stingray City to see hundreds of stingrays glide through the crystal-clear waters.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ANTIGUA
PLACES TO STAY IN ANTIGUA HANDPICKED BY EXSUS TRAVEL
Best for: Seriously special, Beach, Setting & Views, Hideaway
Best for: Beach, Water activities, Honeymoon, Chic Design
See all Itinerary Ideas in Antigua
See all Places to Stay in Antigua
As well as postcard-perfect beaches, swaying palms and exceptional luxury hotels overlooking the sea, the beautiful islands of the Caribbean offer so much more, including rich culture, diverse landscapes, thrilling water sports, lesser-known islands where you'll really feel like a castaway, and fantastic food and drink. Find out more about the Caribbean on our blog.
Get some inspiration for your luxury vacation in 2020 with our hotlist. See our top tips on where you should travel, from following in the footsteps of James Bond in Jamaica to discovering exclusive and eco-friendly Bhutan, via relaxing in a spa with a difference in Sweden and enjoying exceptional safaris in Zimbabwe. The world really is your oyster...
For a perfect beach vacation or honeymoon, look no further. From Italy and Greece to the Caribbean and the Maldives, we've handpicked our favourite beach destinations and luxury hotels so all you have to do is relax and unwind, before returning to a room with a view...
A big part of any luxury vacation is enjoying the local food and drink. Make the most of it with a foodie-focused vacation, whether that's sampling the gourmet delights of Italy or tasting world-renowned wines in the beautiful Napa Valley in sun-kissed California.
Our passionate and knowledgeable team of well-travelled experts can custom-make your perfect luxury vacation, honeymoon or family adventure to over 90 destinations all over the world, from Italy to India.
From honeymooners to families, find out what our recent travellers have to say about their vacations with Exsus and how our experts have ensured their experience goes above and beyond, from start to finish.