Antigua and Barbuda are incredible island destinations in the Caribbean with stunning year round climate, 365 white powder beaches and stunning natural landscape. The sun blessed islands are perfect for getting away at any time of year as a couple, with friends or for a family holiday.
There is a huge amount to do in Antigua and Barbuda, and you will certainly not be bored in an Antiguan villa. The warm, steady winds which grace Antigua and Barbuda make it the perfect place for sailing, kite surfing and windsurfing, which is why Antigua Sailing Week at the beginning of May has gained such global acclaim. The Antigua Sailing week is considered to be one of the top three regattas in the world, and accommodation in Antigua does become fiercely sought after during the week, so book your villa in Antigua early!
The warm waters of the Caribbean are of course the focal point for many of the activities you can indulge in from Antigua accommodation. The unbroken coral reef which surrounds Antigua is the perfect place for snorkelling and diving, wit tropical marvels around every corner. Swimming with dolphins and rays off the coast is a magical experience, and you return to you Antigua villa filled with a genuine sense of awe and humility. Windsurfing and kayaking are not only sports here, they also provide a way of investigating what animals live around you and discover beautiful parts of the islands for yourself.
The warm tropical waters of Antigua are filled with huge game fish too. Deep sea fishing expeditions are both excellent fun and excellent value. The Barbuda Annual Sport Fishing Tournament is held every May.
On land, hiking, hunting and golf thrive. Hiking is not an organised activity, but there are many trails, especially the routes between the old hilltop forts. The two golf courses which are accessible from an Antigua villa are both set in stunning scenery and open to the public, offering 18 holes each. Licenses and permits for deer, boar and gamefowl can be obtained from Codrington Village.
Antigua is the larger of the two islands, and the one upon which the vast majority of sporting options, shopping and restaurants are located. It is also the home of the magnificent Antigua Carnival, a ten day extravaganza of colour, dancing, beauty pageants, calypso competitions, concerts, parades, food and music.
Barbuda is one of the most gloriously underdeveloped islands in the world. Time stands completely still, and days can be spent on the glorious white and pink sand beaches with your only neighbours being the abundant bird life. Barbuda really is a holiday retreat!
The sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands, Antigua and Barbuda basking in average temperatures ranging from around 25°C in the grip of winter and 30°C in summer, meaning that whenever you want to escape, the beach houses in Barbuda and villas in Antigua will be waiting in glorious sunshine!
V.C. Bird International Airport is located in the north east corner of Antigua. There are three weekly flights direct from London, provided by British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, and amazingly, you can be on this magnificent island paradise in just 8 hours from leaving the UK! You can also get here easily with a flight via Miami or Orlando, Florida, and other big American air travel hubs such as Chicago. Whatever time of year, there is no bad time to leave you cares behind and discover the shear bliss of taking a holiday rental in Antigua and Barbuda.