An idyllic island destination nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, where natural beauty and luxurious accommodation abound. Antigua signs have a beach for every day of the year, 365 pieces! Feel free to rent a car and discover some of them on your own. St. John’s is the capital and consists of a throng of narrow streets that wind up towards the Cathedral of St. John’s with its silver glittering spiers. The area down by the sea is very lively and has a large selection of bars and cafes. Feel free to make a trip to the island to one of the colorful villages or spend a day at sea and enjoy your snorkeling equipment. The old British shipyard Nelson’s Dockyard is today nicely restored and one of the Caribbean’s most interesting historical sights. English Harbor has today also become one of the Caribbean’s leading marinas.
Ziplining through Antigua’s rainforest
Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour is a unique eco-tour through Antigua’s lush rainforest. Enjoy breathtaking speeds high above the treetops of the rainforest, stroll over unique wire bridges and visit exotic tree houses, deep in the heart of the rainforest. During the tour through the treetops you will find an interesting and active wildlife from flying to climbing creatures.
Swim with Stingrays
At the Barge reef you can swim with stingrays. A half-day trip starts by boat from Seaton’s fishing village. The trip goes to North Sound where the Stingrays live under the protection of the coral reefs. Under the guidance of diving guides, you get close to the Sting Rocks and if you are lucky, you can have the opportunity to pat or feed one of the “tame” rocks.
Sailing in the Caribbean
According to countryaah, Antigua is one of the best islands to try sailing in the Caribbean. The island has a long tradition of this sport since the days of Horatio Nelson. There is an annual event “Sailing Week” where many international boats make up for the victory. If you do not want to compete, you can easily rent a sailing boat with crew to experience the islands from the sea. Everything from smaller dinghies to larger yachts are available.
Short for AG by abbreviationfinder, Antigua is part of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Antigua is lowland but hilly in the southwest. Especially in the northeast, the coast of Antigua is irregular with many bays, reefs and small islands.
The climate is tropical and drier than on most other Caribbean islands, as no high mountains capture moisture from the ever-blowing northeast pass. The island is located in a hurricane-affected area. Most rain falls between September and November, at the end of the hurricane season.
No – Swedish citizens can stay for up to 90 days without a visa.
East Caribbean Dollar – XCD
100XCD = 326.85SEK
USD is generally accepted
The official language is English. The mixed language patois is also spoken.
Mandatory – The yellow fever vaccination is required if you arrive from certain countries in Africa or South America.
Recommended – Malaria prophylaxis, Children who have not had or previously been vaccinated against measles, mumps or rubella should be vaccinated against these diseases. Contact your vaccination center for personal needs.
Carlisle Bay Resort
Carlisle Bay is a luxury resort overlooking white sand, swaying palm trees and turquoise waters against a backdrop of emerald green rainforest. With its sophisticated and modern style, this contemporary Caribbean classic on the south coast of Antigua is injected with genuine Caribbean coziness. Our accommodation is designed so that both families and couples can vacation in peace. Both have a separate part of the resort, which allows everyone to enjoy the tranquility of the spectacular beach. The complex consists of 82 modern suites – all with sea views. The architecture is in Caribbean, gray-painted shutters that make the palm trees, lawns and woods seem increasingly green. Between the trees there are hammocks for lazy days. During the day, all rooms are filled with sunshine through their windows, with sea views, from floor to ceiling and which open up to private terraces. Many rooms lead directly to the beach. Others have lawn and sweeping ocean views.
The Inn at English Harbor
The Inn at English Harbor, Antigua, has only 28 rooms and is built on 19 acres of land by the sea which gives a true sense of privacy and privacy. Located in the heart of the Caribbean, The Inn offers a range of unique experiences from tranquil beach vacations, casual walks to beautiful tropical weddings. Our boutique hotel offers true exclusivity with 5-star elegance – which is in line with our rich history. In 2000, The Inn underwent a complete renovation and a new building was added in 2006. With all these refinements and renovations, The Inn became one of the most exclusive five-star facilities in Antigua. The traditions in the colonial style decoration, which have been appreciated by guests over the years, have been gradually increased by adding art, sculptures and curiosities that the owners have brought from China, Bali, the Middle East and Africa.
Jumby Bay Island
Jumby Bay Island is a truly private hideaway in the Caribbean; its spirit catches you straight into the soul. The ultimate in discreet luxury life and loved by those who have discovered it, for what it has not. The island’s lifestyle is untouched and undisturbed; one of space and freedom. An island with simple pleasures. The pleasure of waking up when the sun rises. Walking barefoot over soft white sand. Of freedom and tranquility. To have nothing, especially to do. The pleasure of seeing friends. Of dinner under the stars. Of laughter. A nocturnal swim. And to fall asleep to the sound of the sea breeze in the trees. Escape to the other side of the island, to the wilder beach on the Atlantic coast, where the protected Carrot Turtles have their nests. Enjoy the simple pleasure of looking out over the sea from the shadow of a Bahia, thatched umbrella, and pelicans floating freely.