OVERVIEW

Antigua is one half of the Caribbean island nation, Antigua and Barbuda, an independent state which is part of the British Commonwealth. Antigua is the larger island and has garnered a global reputation for its spectacular scenery, soft white beaches and vibrant atmosphere. The capital of the country is situated on this island; in fact, Saint John’s is the only city on Antigua, and is home to a plethora of restaurants and bars as well as casinos and various stores selling everything a visiting tourist might need during their island sojourn.

Tourists can reach Antigua by air and by cruise ship. VC Bird International Airport is located just outside Saint John’s and receives international flights from the US and the UK as well as smaller regional flights. Once on the island you can get around by renting a car, taking a taxi or a local bus; alternatively you might want to rent a luxury yacht during your stay on this Caribbean paradise.

Unsurprisingly the main attractions on Antigua are its pristine white sand beaches and its coral reefs. The island offers excellent scuba diving and snorkelling, and you can also hire a dinghy or a cruiser to explore the picturesque coves and bays to be found on its coastline.

On Sunday evenings make your way to Shirley Heights Lookout for an evening of Antiguan party music and delicious barbecue – not to mention spectacular sunset views. The venue’s Sunday Parties are an Antiguan institution and have been going strong for more than 30 years – be sure not to miss it.

What is the currency in Antigua?

The official currency of Antigua and Barbuda is the East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

How long does it take to fly to Antigua?

British Airways offer six weekly flights to Antigua; this non-stop journey lasts just over eight hours.

What is the time difference in Antigua?

Antigua is 4 hours behind London.

When is the best time to visit Antigua?

The best time to visit the island is during the low season, between May and November. While the weather may be wetter you can still enjoy the tropical warmth, the rates will be much cheaper and the island will be quieter.

What language is spoken in Antigua?

English is the official language spoken in Antigua, along with various local dialects.

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Keyonna Beach Resort is an adults-only all inclusive oasis on the pristine shores of Antigua, backed by tropical gardens with spacious cottage accommodations.

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This romantic beachfront resort is nestled on the island’s southern coast and combines breath-taking views with lavish amenities to ensure you enjoy the vacation of a lifetime in the West Indies.

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Climate

Antigua is a tropical island and has two main seasons of weather. The hot season occurs from June through to October, in this time the island features its hottest weather, with temperatures ranging from 30 degrees to 32 degrees. At this time there is also the hurricane season which runs from June to November and so average winds can be quite high.

Antigua then has a cold season, which runs from December through to March. The weather is described as more enjoyable in this time, as there is less humidity and very low precipitation. Average temperatures in these months range from 27 degrees through to 29 degrees.

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Jan 27°c
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May 31°c
Jun 31°c
Jul 32°c
Aug 32°c
Sep 32°c
Oct 30°c
Nov 28°c
Dec 27°c

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