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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Incredible location and perfect villa!

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                                                                                                      We've just come back from an incredible stay in Paul's villa and couldn't recommend it highly enough. The location is local the best beaches on the island, local restaurant castaways and a convenient supermarket which stocks everything you should need. We also rented the golf buggy which was vital for us to get around Jolly Harbour easily! We also used it to discover little beaches around Jolly which are by the north finger. The photos don't do the property justice, huge living/kitchen area with two good sized bedrooms and patio which leads down to the water. I will 100% be back to stay and found owner Paul to be so helpful and really responsive. Thank you for a lovely stay! X
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Well equipped, spacious apartment in best location

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our 7th visit to Antigua, but the first time at the end of season. The villas we usually book were too expensive, but the cost here was very reasonable. The booking experience was extremely straightforward and our host, Jenny, was very helpful. Hamilton House Apartment 4 is on the ground floor of a large property with 3 others. The garden is well maintained, with a full-size outdoor pool with a sundeck, canopy and loungers. The accommodation is spacious, fully equipped and relatively clean. There are air conditioning units in each room, fast internet, cable TV, as well as a large cooker, dishwasher and washing machine. These apartments are 10 years old, but most of the fixtures fittings and appliances are near their end of life, with signs of age, wear-and-tear and corrosion. Some parts would benefit from a deep clean, but the overall standard was perfectly acceptable and clean bedding and towels are provided. There is no backup generator, but we only had one short power cut during two weeks. There is also an outdoor veranda and barbecue area exclusive to the apartment. It is very close to the Jolly Harbour, with a small, well stocked Epicurean supermarket. However we still did our main shopping at the Epicurean near St Johns, as it is much bigger. There are several very lovely beaches nearby, such Valley Church beach, and Coco beach with its excellent snorkelling. There are many more fantastic beaches just slightly further afield, such as Darkwood, Deep Bay and Hawskbill. There are plenty of restaurants, although we did not try any of them because one of my family suffers from serious food allergies. During our stay, we also hired a 19ft self drive motorboat from Paradise Boats for a day and we had a fantastic time visiting Five islands, Cades reef, Hermitage beach and Rendevous Bay. We were saw a shark, turtle and sting ray during this trip, as well as plenty of beautiful fish! It is best to have some previous motor boat experience though, as it was choppy in some places the day we went, plus the reef is extremely shallow. At this time of year, the weather was a wetter and cloudier than earlier in the year. However it was still lovely with plenty of warm sunshine on many days. The sea water was particularly warm, the hottest we remember it! If you are looking for good value, well equipped, spacious self-catering accommodation set in one of the best locations on the island, then Hamilton House Apartments are an ideal choice.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017