View of bay in Antigua

Jump on a cheap flight to Antigua and be blown away by this pint-sized Caribbean island.

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. That’s right, a beach for every day of the year! If that’s not your style don’t worry, a holiday in Antigua has so much more to offer.

The island’s a world-class sailing destination too, and for those who love diving there are loads of shipwrecks and reefs to explore. Head inland to see beautiful rainforests, or get your history fix at Horatio Nelson’s 18th century command base. Decisions, decisions…

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Steel band playing

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.

Bags of spices

Caribbean cuisine

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).

Casinos and crab racing

Dreaming of Calypso nights? Then 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.


One of the world’s top regattas, Antigua Sailing Week offers white-knuckle racing and an exhilarating party schedule. Or hire a yacht from English Harbour and 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 a nature lover’s haven.

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