Antigua, an island located in the West Indies, is known for superlative boating, exemplary food, family-friendly activities, and legendary cocktails. Encompassing 108 square miles of beautiful coastline, Antigua is one of the top Caribbean vacation destinations, offering 365 white sand beaches, and a wide array of entertainment.
There is always something exciting happening on Antigua. Sport is a major part of Antiguan life – from world-class regattas such as Antigua Sailing Week and Antigua Classic Yacht to topnotch Cricket, to some of the best fishing and kite surfing on the planet, the options for an active holiday are limitless.
For those looking to purely indulge in some R&R, Antiguans joke that their brand of relaxation can be truly addictive. Many visitors simply spend their days strolling along the beaches, sipping cocktails, and relax beachside reading a book.
When around town, Shirley Heights Harbour (just minutes from our St. James’s Club) is a wonderful stop – the view is unparalleled and the Sunday BBQ party, with its steel drums and spectacular sunsets, is not to be missed.
At the end of July/first week of August, Antigua Carnival kicks off. This celebration on the streets of St. John brings out musicians, colorful dancers, and entertainers in elaborate costumes. Dating back to 1834, the 10- day Carnival event is a true tribute to Calypso music and the spirit of the Antiguan people.