Visit Antigua and Barbuda, where we’ve got the sun, the sea and plenty of much-needed space.
Antigua’s shoreline is washed almost exclusively by the Caribbean Sea and is hugged by 95 miles of superb coastline. Her sister Barbuda, is surrounded by protective reefs, and features a large lagoon and Frigate Bird sanctuary. The islands are best known for their friendly and welcoming people, pink and white-sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and the most satisfying and enjoyable climate in the world.
Tours and Activities
With 365 beaches one for every day of the year, there are definitely lots of water-based activities for water-lovers to engage in while in Antigua, whether it’s swimming with stingrays for the adventurous, a romantic sunset catamaran, a jet-ski adventure or a day spent exploring Barbuda or an off-shore island.
For the land-lubbers, historic walking tours through St. John’s City and the UNESCO World Heritage Site in English Harbour and off-road island safaris are a fascinating experience. A horse-back ride, or a zip through the rainforest are just some of the other ways to discover the destination.
Foodies can also explore Antigua and Barbuda food and drink with a cooking class, or a rum tour. Whatever you do you are sure to have an amazing adventure.
A variety of land and sea activities await the adventure-seeker. In Antigua you can zip through the rainforest on high wires, swim with stingrays, hike, bike, dive, kayak, kite surf, fish and so much more. Water sports abound from sailing, boat cruising, water skiing, deep sea and reef fishing to scuba diving and snorkeling. For land lovers, the island offers popular activities such as horseback riding, hiking, island safaris, painting and cooking classes, walking tours, bird-watching adventures and helicopter tours.
Also be sure to discover Barbuda, Antigua’s less developed sister island, known for its pristine stretch of 17-miles of pink sand beach and teeming with wildlife and rare birds. Just a 15-minute flight or two-hour ferry ride away, it offers the ultimate Robinson Crusoe-style escape. The island is home to the largest colony of Frigate birds in the western hemisphere.
Set against our scenic backdrops, or on picturesque beaches the destination offers a selection of accommodation, from world-class resorts and boutique spa hotels, to private luxury villas, historic inns and intimate guest houses as well as modern apartments for that friends and family holiday, romantic getaway or business trip. Our award-winning hotels leave visitors spoilt for choice with excellent services, a range of amenities, and the absolute best in fine-dining.
Antigua and Barbuda are not just islands of clear waters and fabulous beaches, nor are they simply a tourist destination; They are a melting pot of influences that attract people from all over the world.
Visitors to Antigua will find a varied and interesting choice of dining spots on the island from first-class, gourmet restaurants as fine as you would expect to find anywhere in the world, to colourful waterfront cafés, beach bars and fast-food outlets. Whether you are simply ravenous for a burger, adventurous enough to try some local fare or in the mood for some romance, Antigua and Barbuda has a restaurant for you.
Our fine cuisine is an exciting blend of national and international dishes served with a Caribbean flair and it reflects the islands’ international status. Over 100 restaurants can be found in Antigua offering delicious cuisine from exotic, local dishes to West Indian, Italian, French, Chinese and Swiss-German fare.
Our sister-island is famous for impeccably fresh seafood, and an opportunity to dine in local homes and village shops in Barbuda makes the visitor experience colourful and authentic, in keeping with the island’s natural surroundings.
Here is a music video which showcases what Antigua has to offer, from Elite Island Resorts, who operate a number of hotels on the island: