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

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.

Things to do in Antigua and Barbuda

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.

Places to go on holiday in Antigua and Barbuda

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!

Weather in Antigua and Barbuda

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!

Travel to Antigua and Barbuda

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.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (33 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 5
    Villa #18749
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (23 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 8
      Villa #1171291
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (13 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Villa #1893692
        13
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (51 reviews)
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 3
          Cottage #266897vb
          51
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (16 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Bungalow #88856
            16
            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (30 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 8
              Villa #403604vb
              30
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 6
                House #2008421
                5
                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (21 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #8076984
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                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (5 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #746984vb
                    5
                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                      (24 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Villa #459732
                      24
                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (17 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Villa #1092135
                        17
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (26 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Villa #11768
                          26
                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 3 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Villa #8080921
                            4
                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Bungalow #693226vb
                              8
                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                (5 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Villa #8051530
                                5
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                  (6 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #385283vb
                                  6
                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (3 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Villa #1005081vb
                                    3
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (20 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Villa #73292
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                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (24 reviews)
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Villa #430594
                                        24
                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (11 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          Apartment #357691vb
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                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Villa #95117
                                            8
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (37 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              House #262413vb
                                              37
                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #74343
                                                10
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  House #920857vb
                                                  5
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (24 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Villa #831567
                                                    24
                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Villa #6847325
                                                      4
                                                        Very Good! 4/5
                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Villa #8057768
                                                        8
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (35 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Villa #481115vb
                                                          35
                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            House #816569
                                                            15
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #424448
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Bungalow #699253vb
                                                                5
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #74343
                                                                  9
                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Villa #4028779
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #4423830
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Villa #807956
                                                                        24
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (29 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                          Cottage #566732vb
                                                                          29
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Villa #1041997
                                                                            21
                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Villa #3654330
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (24 reviews)
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                Villa #414204
                                                                                24
                                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 5 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Villa #8109668
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Villa #4120400
                                                                                    3
                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 5 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      Villa #1993785
                                                                                      1
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Villa #1668717
                                                                                        1
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (14 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Villa #470545
                                                                                          14
                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                                                            Villa #6814256
                                                                                            8
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Villa #77525
                                                                                              9
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                (16 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Villa #433931
                                                                                                16
                                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (45 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Villa #153446vb
                                                                                                  45
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Villa #1703002
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Lovely villa in a wonderful location!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    An absolutely wonderful villa with a view that left us speechless! The local Darkwood beach was one of the best on the island, beautiful sand and a lovely place to snorkel, all with the added bonus of a friendly beach bar! St. Johns is a vibrant town and well worth a visit to experience the real Caribbean. Take a trip through the rain forest to English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard and on your way back call at Colesome on Jonas Road, for fresh local fruit and veg. Emalyn was so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble whilst we were there. Howard made booking and getting to Calabash really easy, the driving directions were so easy to follow! I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to anyone who wants to visit Antigua and avoid the commercial, tourist hotels. I would love to return!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                    Private Paradise

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The photos of the Cactus villa don't lie. It looks just like that! Gorgeous, spacious, and the pool deck is something to behold. It was so nice, we joked that we just wanted to stay at the house ! You definitely need to go grocery shopping when you arrive, but a great store is just a short drive away. Speaking of driving, we rented a small vehicle from Sunny Rentals (highly recommended) and the little car had a tough time getting up the driveway (even when dry!). I highly suggest a 4x4 rental for driving in Antigua (nasty speed bumps will scrape the bottom of the small cars!). We never attempted to walk to the beach or to stores from the villa. Just too far in the June heat. But when we did do the beach (bring your own towels! Villa doesn't supply beach towels), we frequented the closest (and best) one: Church Valley. We had the beach to ourselves one day (it's off-season in June) yet the bar/restaurant was open and did a great job (rentals, etc., they had it all). This beach has facilities...a must! The villa is close to the harbour, and lots of restaurants. Mayday and Al Porto were excellent, to name a few. A few notes on the Cactus villa that you should know: the pool deck on the floor where all the bedrooms are, two of which open right out to the pool. The bedrooms have A/C. The floor above (kitchen, family room) does not have A/C. It gets quite hot when you close all the doors. Upon each return, we'd immediately opened all the double doors on that floor and the wonderful breeze cooled that area well. The veranda was one of our favorite spots for chilling out during the hot daytime (we're all fair-skinned) and in the mornings for breakfast. Views are stunning and birds would often visit. There are lots of DVDs near the TV that kids would like. A nice collection of books are there as well. Kitchen was awesome, but you need to keep things spotless. Otherwise, ants will arrive. No dirty dishes or food should be left out. We had zip-lock bags for particularly opened snacks, etc., and that worked well. If we return to Antigua, no doubt this is where we would want to stay again..best side of the island. We felt like rich folks on that hillside! Everyone associated with this villa have been a pleasure to work with: from reserving it to preparing for our arrival...from Lava (our driver) to Hazel (property manager) to Roger the owner...all were awesome. We didn't see housekeeping, but they did a great job before we got there.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017