ANTIGUA & BARBUDA – 365 beaches…one for every day of the year!
Rich in history – think Nelson’s Dockyard, located on a natural harbor for repair and maintenance of ships in the 1700s – Antigua’s shoreline is hugged by 95 miles of superb coastline. Her sister island, 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 and crystal clear waters.
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa – Adults only, all-inclusive resort voted the “Worlds Most Romantic Resort”, it’s located on Antigua’s best and most famous beach, Dickenson Bay. The Caribbean Beachfront Village is a charming seaside garden oasis. The Mediterranean Village atmosphere is one of chic European sophistication. https://www.sandals.com/grande-antigua/
Galley Bay Resort & Spa – Adults only, all-inclusive boutique resort features beachfront rooms, suites and cottages plus the very private Gauguin Suites overlooking the Lagoon. https://www.galleybayresort.com/
Pineapple Beach Club Antigua – Adults only, all-inclusive beachfront resort offering Caribbean-Style accommodations amidst 30 acres of lush gardens. https://www.pineapplebeachclub.com/
Admirals Inn and Gunpowder Suites – A boutique hotel set in four historic buildings dating from the 18th century, housing 23 rooms in a secluded section of historic Nelson’s Dockyard at English Harbor. http://admiralsantigua.com/
Carlisle Bay – Family resort – Sophisticated and contemporary in style this modern Caribbean classic is located on a stunning horseshoe bay. All-suite accommodations with ocean views and separate family areas. https://www.carlisle-bay.com/
Hammock Cove Antigua – Adults only, all-inclusive Villa resort featuring vast indoor-outdoor living plan, plunge pools and modern amenities. Fine dining, Sommelier, Wellness and Resort Activities included. https://www.hammockcoveantigua.com/
TOUR WITH ISLAND ROUTES https://www.islandroutes.com/
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.
Cades Reef – Just off the coast of Antigua sits Cades Reef, an underwater park and one of the island’s best snorkeling and diving spots. With clear visibility and a wide variety of sea creatures, a trip to the reef makes an exciting family-friendly break from the beach.
by Molly Sumption, Caribbean Honeymoon / Sandals Expert, Seattle & Portland / subscribe to RSS feed