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Flights to Antigua

From beaches to rainforests, carnivals to casinos, this pint-sized Caribbean island has it all

With endless Caribbean sunshine, sapphire blue seas and picture-perfect sands, you’d be forgiven for kicking back and relaxing on one of Antigua’s 365 beaches. (Yep, a beach for every day of the year.) But don't worry if you're looking for something a little different – a holiday in Antigua has so much more to offer.

Book your flights to Antigua and you'll find a world-class sailing destination. Or, for divers, there are masses of shipwrecks and reefs to explore. For those who'd rather have their feet on dry land, check out some of Antigua's beautiful rainforests, or get your history fix at Horatio Nelson’s 18th century command base.

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Antigua video guide

Check out our Antigua video guide for a taste of Nelson's Dockyard, Sting Ray City, Rainforest canopy tours, St John's markets, Dartmoor Beach, Jolly Beach and Fort James Beach.

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Summer carnival

July and August are when the streets of St John’s are turned into a spectacular whirlwind of street parties and parades. Make sure you don’t miss the breathtaking steel band and calypso competitions. Head to our blog for more Antigua must-dos.

Cooking, Caribbean style

Sign up for a cooking class and master the art of West Indian curry making, or learn how to cook with rum (if you can resist putting it in a cocktail). Find out more about food in Antigua on our blog.

Casinos and crabs

Head to the capital St John’s for a vibrant mix of live music, limbo dancing and casinos. Or join the locals for a family friendly crab race. Get more tips on our blog.

Ahoy there!

One of the world’s top regattas, Antigua Sailing Week offers white-knuckle racing and an exhilarating party schedule. Or escape the island and hire a yacht from English Harbour to stretch your sea legs!

Set sail for Barbuda

If you’ve time, jump on a high-speed catamaran headed to Antigua’s little sister, Barbuda. Blissfully underdeveloped, this beautiful island is full of natural wonders.

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Local information

Airport guide

Before you set off, take a look at our guide to Antigua's VC Bird International Airport.

Flight duration

The flight time to Antigua from London Gatwick is approximately 8 hours and 45 minutes.

Local currency

Antigua uses the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but the US Dollar is also accepted in most places on the island.

Local transport

Taxis are popular for short trips. If you'd rather hire a car, be aware that there isn't much signage and the roads aren't up to European or North American standards.

Time difference

Antigua is 5 hours behind London (GMT). 

Electricity

In Antigua, most hotels have both 110 and 220 volt electricity, which use the American style two pin plug.