Exploring Antigua can be a beautiful journey of your creation. The understated Caribbean island offers a lush green scape balanced with breathe taking ocean views. 365 pristine white and pink sand beaches are on this Caribbean paradise.
Antigua has a beach to satisfy any sand and surf travel preference. Those feeling adventures can explore the coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea, or seek relaxation and recharge your inner light sunbathing on the beach. The clean earth and water elements will surely help rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.
If you could use a beautiful sunset and increased good vibrations in your life. Consider catching the rhythm of the sea, and vibe with the community at Shirley Heights Sunset Party.
A bonus travel experience of our trip to visit Antigua were staying at both the super unique luxury tent campsite and a chic boutique resort accommodations. Antigua is home to one of the few places to camp directly on the Caribbean beachfront. Offering are a perfect balance of travel experience magic and self-care indulgence.
Antigua is one of the 2 major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. They are considered to be apart of the leeward island group situated where the northeastern Caribbean Sea meets the western Atlantic Ocean. Antigua is a small island 108 square miles in size, and 13 miles across. -Google
This tropical paradise carries a big vibe of authentic good energy to unplug and simply enjoy nature in peace. Of course luxuries can be added to boost the travel experience if you desire. If you prefer a solo getaway or bea-cation; Antigua is a perfect wanderlust island to reconnect with self and align with nature.
Anytime of the year is good to travel and take a breather from life, and rejuvenate in Antigua. It is a relatively short flight from the east coast and southern regions of the United States. Check with airlines carriers for the most up to date travel schedules, and flight frequencies.
Antigua does not carry a heavy touristy type vibe, but the islands economy does heavily rely on tourism and peak travel seasons. The increased presence of people during peak times may or may not be your vibe. Plan your trips according to what floats your boat for that moment. Antigua is known for its yacht culture, as well as more down to earth scenic trails and views.
Our visit to Antigua was February 2020 just prior to the Covid-19 global pandemic travel restrictions. For the most up to date information regarding travel advisories, testing locations, requirements, and restrictions please visit, Visit Antigua & Barbuda
Things to Know Before You Go:
- English is the official language
- Antigua was colonized by Britian, and is now an independent nation.
- The ethnic distribution consists of 91% Black & Mulatto, 4.4% mixed race, 1.7% White, and 2.9% other, most whites are of British descent. -wikipedia
- The capital and largest port and city is St. John’s on Antigua
- Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the currency
- U.S. Currency is widely accepted, however you likely will receive change back in EUC.
- Rent a car to get around, it is a small island. Or download WhatsApp to keep in touch with a hired driver.
Travel Vibe Tips:
For plant and natural scenery lovers, a suggested best time to see the island at its greenest is December thru February.
The peak travel season months are December- April. Antigua also celebrates Summer Carnival as a celebration of the abolishment of slavery July 26- August 6.
For an amazing beach and nature lover vibe, consider camping on the beach as apart of your travel experience. Antigua is the home to Wild Lotus “Glamping” Beach Camp #1 Best Beach Camping in the Caribbean.
“Most people’s minds are almost always too busy for them to feel their skins being caressed by the wind or the sun.”
Unique Spaces To Stay: Beach Glamping & Chic Boutique Resort
Hotel accommodations can play a big role in any vacation experience. A truly unique experience special to Antigua is to camp on the beachfront. YES YES YES you read that correctly! A luxury tent campground directly on a clean white sand beach. You can totally unplug and release while sitting under the stars all night. When ready to retire, sleep blissfully in the comforts of your luxury tent. The crash of the waves are literally your alarm clock to welcome you refreshed to a new day.
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Sugar Ridge is a lovely upscale boutique resort of 60 rooms located at the top of a hill with beautiful manicured grounds. The location is just 12-minute walk from Jolly Harbour Beach and 11 km from Mount Obama. This chic resort offers free beach shuttle, wifi, modern amenities, and spacious rooms with large balconies that have ocean views. For up to date information of location re-opening and room availability visit their website – Sugar Ridge Upscale Resort
Things to Do: Island Vibes
- Shirley Heights Lookout sunset views and Sunday party is a good time. The scene is a gorgeous sunset with views over the English Harbor as the background. As the sun goes down the live music and good energy turn up. The good food, and positive energy are amazing.
- Horseback Riding excursions from the hills to the beach.
- Water sports and chartered cruises
“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and freedom.”
Good Place to Eat: Divine Dining Experience
When we asked anyone, “what is the best place to eat while visiting Antigua”, we received the same answer. You guys have got to visit Sheer Rocks for the ambience and the food!! With everybody we encountered recommending Sheer Rocks as their “must go” dining experience, we followed the tide for a divine dining experience.