Did you know that Antigua has 365 beaches? That’s one for every day of the year.

Whether you’re horizontally, nautically or historically inclined there is much to discover on this beautiful Caribbean Isle. We asked our destination expert, Kirsty, to tell us 5 reasons why you should make Antigua your next luxury beach vacation with Lightfoot Travel.


Boating & Sailing

Antigua boasts some of the finest sailing conditions in the world, with the steady trade winds and crystal-clear waters making it a haven for sailing enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a novice looking to learn, Antigua offers a range of sailing experiences for everyone. Explore secluded coves, navigate around picturesque islands, or join one of the prestigious sailing regattas hosted throughout the year.



From jet skiing and windsurfing to kiteboarding and snorkelling, there's no shortage of watersports to enjoy in Antigua. Cades Reef, a partially exposed coral reef off the south-western corner of the island, and the north-east, where there are several small islands, are especially good areas.



With a variety of scenic hiking routes, Antigua's rugged terrain and lush rainforests provide ample opportunities for fitness enthusiasts to work up a sweat. The Shirley Heights Lookout trail leads to the highest point on the island, with breathtaking vistas overlooking English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard and the Caribbean Sea. For something more adrenaline-fuelled the Fig Tree rainforest is home to a series of ziplines and canopy tours.


Culture & History

Delve into Antigua's fascinating cultural heritage and uncover the island's storied past. In the capital, St. John’s, you’ll find historic ruins, colonial artefacts, museums, shops and restaurants. Spend half a day exploring the atmospheric English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of Caribbean music at Shirley Heights weekly BBQ reggae night, where both locals and tourists enjoy the laidback setting and awesome sunset views.



No luxury vacation in Antigua would be complete without exploring one of the island's numerous pristine beaches. From the secluded shores of Nonsuch Bay to the powdery white sands of Dickenson Bay, the surf-friendly Galley Bay Beach and the calm and scenic 'secret' Mosquito Cove Beach.

Leave the vacation planning to the experts at Lightfoot Travel and let the island vibe take over. Get in touch with us to discuss our tailor-made luxury itineraries to Antigua.

Our Favourite Luxury Hotels in Antigua

The all-rounder - Carlisle Bay is set on a beautiful, calm bay and is a great option for young families with a range of facilities and a great kids club.

The one with all the activities - Curtain Bluff is a brilliant option for families with older children and teens. It also boasts two beaches, one for watersports and a calmer one for swimming and relaxing on.

The romantic one - Hermitage Bay is an all-inclusive adults-only resort with villas hugging the hillside and leading down onto the beach. It’s the perfect choice for couples looking for a romantic escape.

The super luxury one - Jumby Bay is a beautiful all-inclusive resort set on its own island. It’s home to some fabulous private villas for families and groups looking for a high-end island retreat.

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Shirley Heights, Antigua view


With its historic forts, bustling cities, sailing opportunities and beautiful beaches, Antigua has something special for everyone.

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