Tweet Like Pin

Sunshine and Summer Fun in Antigua January 3, 2020




Antigua is famed for having so many beaches, you could visit a different one each day of the year, but in fact, this action-packed Caribbean isle is just as popular with sailors as it is sunbathers.

Steady trade winds, natural bays and harbours, a rich naval heritage, and tempting turquoise waters make the destination ideal for adventures atop the ocean. The island’s packed calendar of events includes a host of maritime spectacles and soirees, running from December through to April, the pinnacle of which is Antigua Sailing Week which kicks off at the end of April.

This is one of the world’s most significant regattas, with sailors and seafaring enthusiasts attending from far and wide. And the fun doesn’t end with sailing, as the party continues beyond the water, with a host of day and night-time events including concerts, parties, games and barbecues. If sailing’s not your thing, fear not. Antigua is the ideal island for year-round sunshine coupled with plenty of things to see and do.

July heralds the arrival of the spectacular Antigua Carnival, a summertime spectacle of music, parades, colourful costumes, dancing and revelry. Every Sunday, year-round for the past three decades, the island’s restored military lookout Shirley Heights has been host to evening barbecue parties where visitors and locals come together to eat and listen to local bands.

Sporting fans will also be spoilt for choice, with cricket season taking place from January to July, cycling from February to November, and football from August to February to name but a few of Antigua’s scintillating sporting seasons. And though there’s such a wealth of island events to immerse yourself in, the beach is never far from any visitor’s eye.

From July to October, you can witness turtles nesting and hatching on the soft sands, and snorkelling and diving are popular pastimes, with tropical fish and slumbering shipwrecks dwelling in the cerulean waters.

TAKE ME THERE>



If you'd like to find out more about any of our luxury hotels and resorts, or to make an enquiry, give one of our expert travel advisers a call on 020 7751 0660 or fill out the form below.

Sarah's Slice of Heaven

Recent weather in
Jamaica

28°C

Half Moon

Jamaica

"You’ll be following in some very famous royal footsteps when you check in at this iconic hotel - the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince Harry have all enjoyed Half Moon’s legendary Jamaican hospitality."

"With 400 acres to explore, the best way to get around Half Moon is by bike - the pedal-back brakes take a bit of getting used to but they’re great fun once you’ve got the hang of it."

"At 65 years old, Half Moon might be getting on a bit, but she still likes to look her best - the Sugar Mill Restaurant and lobby area were refurbished last year and the soon-to-be-open East Cove will feature two new restaurants, three bars, an adult-only swimming pool, swimming lagoon and much more."

Read On

Call one of our specialists to help you create your dream holiday at Half Moon

0207751 0660

Create your perfect holiday

Choose your region

Choose your region

Choose your region

CALL BACK REQUEST

SUBMITTED

A member of our team will call you back shortly.

Close 
Close 

SUBSCRIBE

Subscribe to the Caribtours newsletter here.

Close

Thanks for subscribing

Close 

BROCHURE REQUEST

We'd love to send you our latest brochure, simply fill in your details below and we'll send one out straight away.

First Name*
Surname*
Email Address*
Telephone*
House Name or Number*
Address Line 1*
Address Line 2
City*
County*
Postcode*
Close 

QUOTE REQUEST

If you would like to receive a quote via email, please use the form below. Alternatively, you can call us on 020 3393 8795.

First Name*
Surname*
Email Address*
Telephone*
Preferred Date of Travel
Number of Nights
Number of People
Age of Children (If Travelling With)
Hotel (If Known)
Room Category (If Known)
Preferred Meal Plan
Additional Information
Close 

CALLBACK REQUEST

Enter your phone number and we will get in touch with you

Name*
Phone Number*