Antigua and Barbuda are former British colonies that are rich in history and culture.
With glorious sandy beaches and an abundance of water sports, they provide many reasons to book a trip right away.
Antigua boasts warm beaches all year round while Barbuda, the inactive partner island, prides herself with sparkling stretches of beautiful sandy shores and chic resorts. Many celebrities are known to escape to these islands to swim, browse, sunbathe and relax amongst the stunning natural beauty of these islands.
Many visitors arrive in Antigua by cruise ship through the colourful capital of St. John’s. Here, you can find well-designed shopping centres, historical museums and a 19th Century Anglican Church situated on top of a hill, with beautiful views of these Caribbean islands. Antigua maintains its history of a strategically positioned naval port and provides the opportunity to swim amongst deep sea fish with many scuba exhibitions and boat trips available. Nelson’s Dockyard National park has natural island trails and reclaimed historic buildings alongside beautiful marina warehouses, art galleries and historic forts.
Be sure to visit Half Moon Bay as it is an award-winning crescent-shaped beach with ‘sugar crystal’ pink sand contrasted by surrounding lush green foliage. Visitors also love Stingray city where they enjoy speed boat rides on crystal clear waters.
Need some alone time? Barbuda island is occupied only by a small percentage of the total island population. Here, you can easily find calm private areas offering peace and tranquility under the shade of a palm tree. See the 17-mile beach as you take a leisurely stroll to discover the stunning stretch of the Barbuda lagoon and the Caribbean Sea.
Now you’ve got some great ideas for your trip, don’t forget to arrange travel insurance as soon as you’ve made a booking. Get a quote today or call one of our friendly team on 1300 819 888 to discuss your requirements.