St. Paul is a parish of the Caribbean island of Antigua. Located towards the south of the island, the parish contains some of its best beaches, as well as some of its prettiest villages and most popular landmarks. Although often overshadowed by its Caribbean neighbours of Barbados and St. Lucia, nevertheless Antigua is still a popular holiday destination amongst tourists from the UK and throughout the world. To cater for the steady influx of visitors, tourists spending their holidays in St. Paul will discover that there is a good choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available in and around the parish. Most of this accommodation comes in the form of villas and apartments, many enjoying spectacular views of the island’s renowned beaches, with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean as a magnificent backdrop.
Antigua is often referred to as having some of the Caribbean’s best beaches. It is said that the island has one beach for every day of the year, thus being known as the Land of 365 beaches. It will therefore come as no surprise to tourists from the UK spending their holidays in St. Paul to discover that water sports are the most popular pursuit here. Surfing, wind-sailing, jet-skiing, yachting and kayaking can all be enjoyed in the sparking waters off the island’s bright-white sandy beaches. Alternatively, tourists may simply wish to soak up the warm Caribbean sunshine, before cooling off with a swim in the clear turquoise coloured sea. Golfing enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to improve their handicap in one of the island’s numerous courses.
When tourists spending their holidays in St. Paul, Antigua have had enough of lazing on the island’s numerous beaches, they may wish to explore the island further to discover its many historical landmarks and tourist sites. A particular draw to be found within St. Paul parish is English Harbour, or Nelson’s Dockyard, a former colonial naval station. Now a vibrant tourist attraction, English Harbour boasts numerous boutiques and restaurants, lining a sheltered marina. Other interesting places to visit include the fishing village of Falmouth and the island’s capital, St John. A popular stop-off point for cruise liners, St. John should definitely be explored, with its selection of duty-free shops and restaurants, with menus specialising in freshly caught sea-food.
Most tourists looking to spend their holidays in St. Paul, Antigua, are drawn by the island’s typically Caribbean, sub-tropical climate. Temperatures remain constantly in the late-twenties to early-thirties degrees Celsius. Rainfall is fairly even throughout the year, although tends to peak between July and October, which also coincides with the slight possibility for a hurricane.
Travellers from the UK looking to spend their holidays in St. Paul will discover that British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operate regular flights to Antigua’s international airport, V.C. Bird (ANU). These flights depart from London Gatwick (LGW).