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Flights to Antigua
Choose from one of our three direct flights a week from London Heathrow to Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport and you’ll be on the beach before you know it.
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Antigua’s beguiling bays, pristine beaches and verdant jungle covered hillsides are an intoxicating combination. But we love the food: sitting in a beach shack eating off-the-boat seafood, covered in spicy sauces and washed down by the local rum. Heaven.
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, Darkwood Beach, Jolly Beach and Fort James Beach.
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.
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.
Weather and local info
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Before you set off, take a look at our guide to Antigua's VC Bird International Airport.
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.
Antigua uses the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, but the US Dollar is also accepted in most places on the island.
In Antigua, most hotels have both 110 and 220 volt electricity, which use the American style two pin plug.
Antigua is 5 hours behind London (GMT).
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