One of the Caribbeanís most established destinations, the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda consists of these two large islands and a number of small islets. Lying in the eastern Caribbean on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Antigua is the larger and most popular of the two, attracting visitors with its world-class resorts, direct flights and fabulous beaches.
While Antigua may lack the dramatic scenery of an island-type holiday in St Lucia, its beaches are among the best in the Caribbean. With over 365 on the island, it is said that there is a beach for every day of the year. From the soft white sand of Dickenson Bay in the North-west of the island to the beautiful Turnerís Beach on the South-west coast and the idyllic beaches of Carlisle Bay, there are more than enough places to choose from. Taking a holiday in Barbuda is similarly blessed with fabulous sandy beaches and can easily be visited on holiday from Antigua.
A luxury holiday in Antigua offers other trips including a visit to the colourful island capital St Johnís, where the Saturday morning market sells everything from fruits to flowers; or a short trip to see the famous Nelsonís Dockyard National Park where you can see a restored Georgian dockyard.
Finally, more than anything, a luxury holiday in Antigua offers a place for relaxation where friends, couples and families can do as little as soak up the sun, lie on the beach and maybe dabble in a water sport or two. Thankfully, the islandís fantastic resorts make it easy to do this. Thereís a great range of accommodation in Antigua for holidays and visitors can choose from some of the best resorts in the Caribbean, all offering fabulous rooms and restaurants in wonderfully picturesque settings. An island of amazing resorts and stunning beaches makes Antigua is one of the worldís most perfect holiday destinations.