• 16+ years
    • 12-15 years
    • 2-11 years
    • 0-23 months

Welcome to Antigua


All the signs pointed towards Antigua. The island had warm, steady winds, a complex coastline of safe harbors, and a protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef. It would make a perfect place to hide a fleet. And so in 1784 the legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson sailed to Antigua and established Great Britain's most important Caribbean base. Little did he know that over 200 years later the same unique characteristics that attracted the Royal Navy would transform Antigua and Barbuda into one of the Caribbean's premier tourist destinations.

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

Think luxurious beaches, rum cocktails and shimmering white sand beaches... yes you are in heaven... (well... the Caribbean but there's not much difference!)

These magnificent islands offer the ultimate in affordable luxury with their upmarket resorts or you can go for all out extravagance with your own beach hut for that romantic holiday or honeymoon.

The high season is between December and May, however, if you want cheap family holidays in the summer months then, provided you don't mind the humidity, the Caribbean offers some excellent all inclusive deals, at a time that's traditionally the most expensive elsewhere.

Getting Around


Taxis are available throughout Antigua. Fares between the airport, harbour, and many hotels and destinations are fixed and can be obtained upon arrival. Sample fares from V.C. Bird International Airport to: Nelsons Dockyard--US$21; Shirley Heights--US$21; St. John's--US$7. Taxi drivers are also qualified as tour guides for sightseeing trips. Tour rates can be obtained beforehand through hotels.


There is some local bus service; schedules and routes can be obtained through the hotels.

Lawrence of Antigua
P.O Box 73,
St. Johns,
Telephone: 1 (268) 464-4428 (Antigua - International Number)
(717) 389-6181 (Number to call from the U.S. and Canada)
E-mail: LawrenceofAntigua@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.lawrenceofantigua.com

Scenic Tours Antigua
Tours and Transportation
P.O.Box W1639, St. John's
Phone: 1 (268) 764 3060/720 4020
Toll Free: 1 888 380 1234
Email: tours@scenictoursantigua.com
Website: www.scenictoursantigua.com


English is the main language.


East Caribbean dollar.

Antigua and Barbuda use the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$). US dollars are widely accepted. However, unless rates are posted in US dollars, as is the norm with accommodations, it usually works out better to use EC dollars.

Property Location When you stay at The Apartments at Jolly Castle in Jolly Harbour, you'll be near the beach and convenient to Jolly Harbour Golf Club and Mosquito Cove Beach. This apartment is within close proximity of Valley Church Beach and Fryes Beach...
This all inclusive plantation-style complex is located in the village of Valley Church, on the west coast bay of the island of Antigua, just over a beautiful white sand beach of clear blue water, from where you can enjoy amazing sunsets. This retreat..
This elegant hotel is situated on a mesmerising cliff, on the western side of Antigua. Encapsulated between pristine sandy beaches and surrounded by the azure waters of the Caribbean sea, guests will feel as though they have found a hidden treasure in..
The resort is set in the village of Five Islands in the Parish of St. John's, on Deep Bay, a magnificent secluded 400 m stretch of white sandy beach in a sheltered cove adjacent to Fort Barrington. Restaurants, links to public transport and shops can..
The charming complex is set in landscaped tropical gardens, directly on the beautiful sandy Dickinson Bay beach. It is a lively resort offering a wide range of activities both on land and sea, which will appeal to couples and families alike. The hotel..
Nestled in 37 acres of landscaped tropical gardens, this resort is set around four virtually private bays with beautiful white sandy beaches. Accommodation ranges from garden bungalows to beach front club cottages, each with sea view and all rooms are..
Clustered around four white-sand beaches, including Antigua's only clothing-optional beach, this appealing resort is the perfect choice for an exciting, romantic escape. Set amidst landscaped tropical gardens, it appeals to couples and active travelers..
Located in St. Mary's (Antigua), this establishment makes a perfect base for holiday and business travel alike. The residential complex consists of one main building and annex. There are 50 separate accommodations in the grounds. After a day on the beach..
The all-inclusive Jolly Beach Resort & Spa is Antigua¿s largest hotel with 464-rooms in low-rise buildings. The 40-acre property boasts a mile-long white sand beach, lovely tropical gardens and signature 8,000 sq ft Fantasy Pool. Nearby, the..
At the heart of St. John's in the eastern Caribbean lies and exclusive hotel, which provides the ideal base for those wishing to explore the historical and cultural sights of a region overflowing with natural beauty. Those who like to stay in shape even..
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