Antigua and Barbuda
Dreaming of white sandy beaches and sapphire seas? Antigua and Barbuda offer low-key travelers a multitude of ways to relax and recharge while adrenaline-chasers might find themselves snorkeling or ziplining through the treetops. These two islands are must-see destinations in the Caribbean.
Antigua and Barbuda are part of a larger chain of islands located where the Caribbean Sea blends with the Atlantic Ocean. Residents of this English-speaking country enjoy temperatures in the 70s and 80s all year. There’s no bad time to visit, but December to February tend to be the coolest months with average temps in the lower 70s.
The best time to visit is late July and early August when Antigua hosts the Carnival. The Carnival attracts visitors from around the globe. It has been held every year since 1957 and it’s full of color, character, music, food, pageants, and parades.
People seeking smaller crowds will be just as thrilled the rest of year. The islands are encircled by reefs and shoals, which is perfect for more adventurous types. Spend one day snorkeling in brilliant blue water and take to emerald treetops the next day.
If you’re seeking a more multicultural experience, you can book a shopping tour, explore Caribbean culinary delights, and stop by the Shirley Heights Lookout Party—a party that’s been happening every Sunday for the past 31 years. Mingle with locals and tourists; dance to steel drums, dine on local food; and, explore the historic Shirley Heights military complex (circa 1780s).
From thrill-seekers to book-readers, Antigua and Barbuda have the perfect trip for everyone. Book your trip today and don’t forget to take advantage of all the useful information provided by our Vacation Planning Resource Center !
- Stunning beaches
- Shopping tours
- Sight-seeing tours
- Sunset cruises
- Seafood cruises
- Historic tours
- Camp Blizzard (British)
- Shirley Heights Military Complex, Historic
- Antiqua Air Station, closed 2015