This page has been created to help you imagine your perfect luxury holiday to Antigua. Find, on the left of this page, our collection of hotels and start dreaming about your luxury holiday in Antigua. Once, on one of the many sunny days we’ve spent relaxing on the beaches of Antigua, we got talking about the origins of names. We soon came round to wondering how Antigua got its slightly curious name? It didn''t take long to find out. It seems that Christopher Columbus called the island after the statue of the miracle-working virgin Santa Maria de la Antigua, which stands in Spain''s Seville Cathedral.
Well, Antigua works its own regular miracles today. Watch the arrival of those pale and tired-looking travellers from home. Then, two or three weeks later, admire those bronzed limbs and relaxed faces as they depart . . .
They say there are 365 beaches on Antigua - one for every day of the year. The great majority rest inside the calm, protected waters of the island’s Caribbean side. Dedicated beachcombers should bring plenty of sun block and book a long stay. Then there’s the sailing, swimming with dolphins, catamaran cruises, deep-sea fishing, horse riding . . . the list goes on!
Nightlife & Party with Locals
Shirley Heights on a Friday night is a must! Dickinson Bay really comes alive during Antigua Race Week in April.
Gourmet Cuisine & Dining Out
From beach snacks to gourmet dining, the hotels and restaurants of Antigua have a lot to offer the palate for such a small island. Add fine wines from cellars, cold beers from refrigerators, or just a rum punch or two . . .
World''s Best Scuba Dive Sites
Antigua is almost entirely surrounded by well-preserved coral reefs, walls and shelfs. The Cades Reef underwater park and Sandy Island Reef both provide excellent shallow diving. For the more adventurous, slightly deeper dives include Shirley Heights and Sunken Rock.
Family Luxury Holiday in Antigua
The sheltered beaches on the Caribbean (west) side of the island are perfect for children, while Nelson’s Dockyard is a special attraction.