Antigua (British Airways daily from Gatwick; Virgin Atlantic 3 times a week from Gatwick)
8 hours 30 minutes
GMT -4 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
No mandatory vaccinations
Best time to travel
December - April
The best time to visit Antigua is during our winter and spring months of December to April. Although drier than most other Caribbean islands, Antigua has a tropical climate with low humidity. The island is tempered by sea breezes and trade winds. The hot season is between November to May.
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Book by 30th April 2014 staying 10 nights at Hermitage Bay, including two free nights, direct flights, private transfers and All Inclusive from £3,145 per person. Valid for travel between 1st May and 27th August 2014. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.
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Stay 7 nights at Carlisle Bay in an Ocean Suite, including direct flights, transfers and breakfast, from £1,775 per person, plus $250 resort credit for travel between 27th April - 22nd August 2014. Alternatively travel from 18th October to 30th November 2014 from £1,875 per person. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.
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Stay 7 nights at Rosewood Jumby Bay, including a free night, flights, transfers and All Inclusive board basis from £3,895 per person. Valid for travel between 1st June and 31st October 2014. Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply
The claim that Antigua has 365 beaches - one for each day of the year - may contain a grain of poetic license, but you would certainly need more than a two or three week luxury Antigua holiday to try them all out. Located at the heart of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, Antigua is not just about beaches. Steeped in naval history, picturesque English Harbour - setting of Clarence House and Nelson's Dockyard - was a major Royal Navy station in the Napoleonic Wars and adds an intriguingly familiar appeal to an island of simple but undeniable charm.
Antigua holidays with Abercrombie & Kent bring you closer to the people and places that make the island special, thanks to our unique local knowledge and contacts.
Suggested Antigua Accommodation Offers
Blue Waters boasts an assortment of rooms, suites and villas - including the newly built Turtle Cottage - ensuring guests feel like Caribbean royalty as soon as they step foot inside of their accommodation...
Carlisle Bay joins its sister hotel, One Aldwych London, in becoming an awarding-winning property. Carlisle Bay is an excellent hotel, situated on the unspoilt south coast and on one of the most striking...
Situated between two white sandy beaches along a rocky peninsula on Antigua's southern shore, Curtain Bluff benefits from one of the finest panoramas in the Caribbean. Renowned hotelier and
Set amongst acres of lush vegetation and terraced gardens, just 25 private, secluded and incredibly spacious individual cottages are scattered down the hillside and onto one of Antigua's beautiful beaches...
The stunning Nonsuch Bay is carved out of the south-east corner of the island of Antigua and is one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets. Embraced by lush tropical hills...
Tropical foliage and pristine white beaches characterise Jumby Bay Island, a secluded inclusive hideaway accessible only by boat...
Perfectly positioned on a crescent shaped bay, The Inn at English Harbour offers seclusion and privacy in the setting of a Caribbean Island oasis...
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Spring escapes with Abercrombie & Kent
The notion of a peak season is usually a function of weather and school holidays, often meaning an increase in hotel rates and airfares. However, at A&K we are big fans of the so-called 'shoulder' season. Here are a few great reasons to get packing this Spring.