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Friday Feature: Antigua



Calling all sunshine lovers, honeymoon seekers, and people who just need a bomb island to getaway from the busy-ness of your everyday life: THIS ONE IS FOR YOU! Antigua is a Caribbean island that absolutely must be on your travel bucket list! Crystal clear waters, beautiful new resorts, and friendly locals lend the perfect spot to spend your next honeymoon, family getaway, girls trip, and more. How do you get to this Caribbean oasis? V.C Bird International Airport is the one airport on the island and has many flight options from Miami and Atlanta.

Best Times to Visit: The best time to visit Antigua is from May to November, the island’s off-season. Rates are cheapest at this time, and although there is a slight threat of hurricanes, the weather rarely escapes 80 degrees.

Things to do:

Learn to sail. Antigua is best known for it’s beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, making it the perfect playground to learn to sail on. There are numerous half and full day sailing charters available through various tour companies. Or you could plan your trip around Sailing Week – a 7 day sail boat party on the island!

Hike for the view at Shirley Heights. Most pictures of Antigua are shot from this beautiful spot… and after a adventurous hike to the top you will know why! This beautiful view overlooks the exciting English Harbor which is home to great barbecue food, rum punch, and steel drum bands ready to celebrate your activity for the day!

Check out the Donkey Sanctuary. Antigua has a pretty high population of wild donkey’s on the island and the Donkey Sanctuary is the new happy home to any of the donkeys who are suffering after illness or car accidents. The adorable sanctuary is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. til 4 p.m. and does not have an entrance fee… however they do survive on donations made by guests!

Take a boat trip to Barbuda. Barbuda is the sister island to Antigua and together they make up the country of Antigua & Barbuda. Antigua is the better known island of the two because it is home to more hotels and resorts, however Barbuda is a great little place to spend a day. Boats leave six days a week from St John’s harbour, and cost $85 USD for a round trip ticket. Wednesday is available to charter only.

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Feature Hotels: Royalton Antigua, Carlisle Bay, Hermitage Bay All Inclusive, Hammock Cove Antigua

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