• Shirley Heights

Antigua Holidays

Life really is a beach in Antigua. White sands and cerulean waters make this beautiful destination what it is; but this Caribbean isle has much more to offer besides sunbathing spots. Darkwood beach offers sublime snorkelling and a cool beach bar to quench your thirst, while we also recommend taking a Catamaran trip with fresh lobster lunch for a breath of sea air.

If you’re visiting Antigua for your honeymoon, why not take a romantic day trip to barefoot Barbuda with its pink sands and breathtaking sunsets? Or perhaps, visit during Sailing Week when the shores are lined with luxury sail boats and super yachts, perfect for a spot of window shopping.

Swathes of Antigua’s landscape is covered in lush rainforest, with a rich naval history and St John’s, the island’s capital, is lined with pastel-coloured buildings that present the ideal backdrop. It’s a slice of paradise that promises to captivate you.

 

Destination Highlights
  • Explore the island on its Beach Bar Trail
  • On a Sunday evening, join the party at Shirley Heights
  • In operation since 1745, visit Nelson's Dockyard with restaurants and bars
  • Discover Rendezvous Bay after a 90 minute trek through the rainforest
  • Ponder Antigua's colonial past at Betty's Hope
  • Stroll along the promenade in the bustling capital of St. John's

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Blue Waters and Cove Suites

Antigua

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

€2,529 pp

Blue Waters and Cove Suites

Carlisle Bay Antigua

Antigua

H&J Rating

Guide Price

€2,499 pp

Carlisle Bay Antigua

COCOS Hotel

Antigua

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

€2,539 pp

COCOS Hotel

Curtain Bluff

Antigua

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

€3,409 pp

Curtain Bluff

Time Zone

GMT -4 hours

Flight Time

Approx 9hrs 30mins; indirect flights from Ireland are available

Currency

XCD - Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Visa Information

Irish Passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Antigua and Barbuda.

Language

English

Health Information

No vaccinations required

Best time to visit Antigua

Select month

Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
30mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
20mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
30mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
26ºC
30mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
27ºC
60mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
70mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
80mm

Average weather in August

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
90mm

Average weather in September

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
28ºC
110mm

Average weather in October

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
27ºC
90mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
26ºC
50mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Antigua
25ºC
  • Indianna

    Sales Performance Leader

    “Be sure to attend the sunset party every Sunday at Shirley Heights. With stunning views over English Harbour, watch the sunset as a live steel band play, serving great BBQ food and a great atmosphere.”

  • Melissa, Destination Specialist

    Melissa

    Destination Specialist

    “Barbuda is Antigua’s lesser known sister. However, a visit is a must with its stunning pink sand beaches. Home to an abundance of wildlife, it’s perfect for a honeymoon or a couple looking for something special.”

  • Jas, Destination Specialist

    Jas

    Destination Specialist

    “Antiguans are passionate about their food. Join our Nicole’s table excursion to pick your ingredients, prepare and cook them, and create a real local dish for you then to enjoy.”

Types of Antigua holidays

Antigua Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

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