Antigua sea and sailing



The temperature on Antigua ranges from the mid-70s to the high 80s throughout the year, with cooling sea breezes.  The island has a stunning, rugged coastline, dotted with hidden coves, beautiful coral reefs and 365 white sandy beaches.

Known as ‘the gateway to the Caribbean’, Antigua is the hub for the eastern Caribbean.  It’s the largest of the Leeward Islands at 108 square miles (280 sq.km) with a population of 64,000.

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Useful information

flight times

From London: 9 hours


Eastern Caribbean Dollar (US Dollar widely accepted)

time difference

GMT -6 hours

visa requirements

Not required for UK Citizens, must have 6 months remaining on passport


Peak season is December through to April but it’s still good to travel to Antigua throughout the summer months. Although, June to November is considered to be hurricane season with the hottest temperatures, the weather is known to be fairly accommodating with the high humid temperatures starting up in September through November.

The temperature on Antigua ranges from the mid 70s to the high 80s throughout the year, with cooling sea breezes.

When to travel

Where to stay

Royal Suite plunge pool at St James Club and Villas Antigua

The landscaped grounds of family friendly all-inclusive St James's Club sweep down to two beautiful white sand beaches and this popular Caribbean resort provides a...

Rooms overlooking the beach at Carlisle Bay Antigua

Situated in one of Antigua's most beautiful settings, Carlisle Bay has a backdrop of rolling hills, lush tropical rainforest and lagoon, and positioned on one...

beach at curtain bluff resort caribbean

One of the Caribbean's original luxury hotels with its spectacular location on a private peninsula, with the relatively calm Caribbean on one side and the...

beach at jumby bay resort antigua

Jumby Bay is one of the Caribbean's most exclusive resorts on a 300 acre private island just two miles north of Antigua (a seven minute...


Experiences in antigua

spa at jumby bay resort antigua

Our recommended resort hotels in Antigua both have superb spas. The Blue Spa at Carlisle Bay, at 17,000 sq.ft., has six luxurious treatment rooms, one dedicated...

beach at curtain bluff resort caribbean

Tennis is an important feature of our recommended luxury resorts on the Caribbean island of Antigua. At Curtain Bluff there are four floodlit tennis courts available for...

Antigua sea and sailing

All of our featured resorts in Antigua offer an excellent selection of water sports... There are no motorised watersports to disturb the tranquillity of the Carlisle Bay resort,...

Mamora Bay at St James Club and Villas Antigua

If you're looking for a family orientated resort in the Caribbean, we would recommend flying to Antigua... All of our featured resort hotels on the island...

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