• 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.

Nestled on an island of 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, the hotel will steal your heart with its magnificent gardens and tropical flowers, which line a path to the clearest of aquamarine seas. Set on breathtaking Dickenson Bay, the island's..
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 hotel is located in Falmouth harbour. It is ideally situated for all the services of the English & Falmouth Harbours, directly on the main road, and offers all the amenities of the marina. It is only a few minutes' walk to historic Nelson's..
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..
Property Location When you stay at Connie's Comfort Suites in St. John's, you'll be near the beach and close to St. John's Cathedral and Dickenson Bay Beach. This guesthouse is within close proximity of Recreation Ground and Antigua Government..
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..
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