Antigua Destination Guide
Silken sands. Captivating coves. Secluded shores. There are 365 beaches in Antigua, one for each day of the year. Tucked along the bays of the island amid the all-inclusive Antigua resorts, these beaches are considered to be some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. If you can tear yourself away from the beaches on your Antigua vacation, a visit to Nelson's Dockyard at English Harbour promises a delightful day with its quaint mix of shops, restaurants and English taverns. Half Moon Bay and Long Bay are both known for unforgettable snorkeling and diving, while the perfect end to any day awaits with views of spectacular sunsets from Fort Berkeley and Shirley Heights.
Plan a vacation to Antigua with the help of experts in Caribbean Vacations.
Weather in Antigua
Temperatures generally range from the mid-70s in the winter to the mid-80s in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches and the northeast trade winds are nearly constant, flagging only in September. Low humidity year-round.
Tipping in Antigua
10-15% depending on the service. Some restaurants & hotels will automatically add a 10% gratuity.
Wedding Requirements for Antigua
Visit the Ministry of Justice located on lower Nevis Street in downtown St. John's with your valid passports, complete the application and pay applicable fees. Confirm a date and time for the ceremony with a Marriage Officer. One day waiting period.
Airport Information for Antigua
Travel to and from Antigua uses the VC Bird International Airport.
Rental Cars in Antigua
The cost is about US$40-50 per day. In addition to a valid driver's license from your country of residence or an international driver's license, a permit to drive in Antigua is required. The rental agency can assist you in getting this temporary license, which costs approximately US$12 and is valid for six months.