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Make a holiday rental beach house or villa in Antigua your home away from home

Antigua is situated in the Eastern Caribbean and is the largest and most populated island in the country of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua claims to have a different beach for every day of the year, but it is only the extremely fortunate who will ever be able to test this theory! I can confirm however that there are enough delightful coves covered in powdery soft white sand and lapped serenely but warm, crystal clear waters to keep anyone staying in Antigua accommodation extremely happy.

Things to do in Antigua, Caribbean

The lifestyle of Antigua is unsurprisingly influenced by the sea. Sports both on and in the water thrive, with spectacular snorkelling, diving, swimming, fishing, windsurfing, sailing and kite-surfing. One of the top-three regattas in the world happens in Antigua. The Antigua Sailing Week in May brings sailing enthusiast flocking to the islands, making Antigua accommodation like gold dust, but if you take a rental villa early, all will be well.

On land, the unspoilt landscape of Antigua is a haven for a rich abundance of bird and animal life. Nature trails throughout the island not only take you to the best artificial sites of the island, like the exotic hilltop forts which proudly depict the history of the island, but also give you the opportunity to see some of the delightful wildlife. From a villa in Antigua you can investigate many natural phenomenons, from blow holes to the famous Devil’s Bridge.

The long and tumultuous history of Antigua makes for fascinating exploration. The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda tells the story of the islands, and shows you some of the most intriguing places to investigating.

Of course, despite the enormous wealth of entertainment, on the island (especially during the famous Antigua Carnival), there is often nothing better than simply relaxing on the beach or in your self catering Antigua holiday rental with a rum cocktail and soaking up the sun, sounds and sights of this beautiful island paradise.

Places to go on holiday in Antigua, Caribbean

Nelson’s Dockyard in the English Harbour (where Admiral Lord Nelson originally anchored his fleet) is the sailing Mecca on the island, attracting huge numbers of seafarers and a vast fleet of yachts.

Weather in Antigua, Caribbean

Antigua has a glorious and almost constant climate. Whenever you feel like you need to completely relax in blissful sunshine, an Antiguan villa provides the answer, basking as they do in daily temperatures of between 27 and 32˚C all year round.

Travel to Antigua, Caribbean

A dream holiday in Antigua is not as far away as you might think. The V.C. Bird International Airport receives three weekly flights from London every week supplied by either British Airways or Virgin Atlantic, meaning you can be stretched out on one of Antigua’s glorious beaches in just 8 hours.

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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    Excellent location and good value

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    It was probably the busiest we have found Antigua but that was not a bad thing. The island was buzzing. We noticed a huge change at the local beach - Valley Church. What was once a quiet locals' beach has now become a cruise ship stop-off. It did mean we tried more beaches and therefore a car is essential. All the beaches in the local area were good with excellent beach-bar facilities. You must, however, take a trip to Half Moon Bay on the other side of the island - less busy but idyllic. The apartment was fine, comfortable and well-equipped. You are aware of your neighbours and it obviously does not give the privacy of a detached villa but the pool was quiet and a good option. The apartment was well managed by Jenny who was excellent. She was there to greet and always available to assist. The whole operation was well managed and slick - transfers were spot on. The apartment itself was fully equipped with two comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a variety of eateries just two minutes away and the supermarket is a ten-minute walk. We have stayed in hotels in Antigua in the intervening years but on balance this arrangement worked well. I tried to work out how the two compare in terms of cost. Food was definitely more expensive and Brexit has not helped the UK holiday market but a self-managing apartment was pretty much on a par with a lower end all-inclusive. The car hire - which is essential - gives a more varied itinerary and I think this will be our way to go in the future. You will not be disappointed and there is a good range of accommodation options in the portfolio.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                    Wonderful relaxing week

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The villa is large and equipped to a very high standard, this is not the average rental property. We spent many an evening on the deck with a barbie and a glass or two watching the boats go by. The villa is a 5 minute walk from a lovely beach, supermarket and local restaurants. We actually hired a car but in hind sight probably didn't need it .Our second time to Antigua and explored it a bit more this time would highly recommend Elmos Antiguan Safari which was a private trip and Shirley Heights on a Thursday night ..much quieter with two very good bands. Any queries the owners Clive and Susan are very responsive. Thank you Clive and Susan for allowing us to experience your wonderful villa. Nick and Karen Rhoades
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                    Peaceful Paradise

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    We were 2 families who spent a week at Calabash. The listing was very accurate in describing the property and its amenities. Ample sleeping space for 4 adults and 3 teenagers and each bedroom with its own full bathroom was a bonus. Kitchen has all the gadgets needed, with a large dining area and great room complete with TV, Satellite and WiFi. We were warmly greeted by the property manager Jennie who took care of any needs or problems we encountered with ease. Set high up on the hill, the only drawback of the property is getting up the very lumpy dirt road to it. But once up at Calabash a sense of peaceful bliss can be experienced on the extensive decking facing the ocean and hills. The pool was a refreshing addition if we chose to spend the day lounging. Located near the best beaches on Antigua, and an easy drive from a multitude of great restaurants. Would definitely recommend this property and hope to return someday! Our time at Calabash was a very pleasant and memorable one!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017