Attracting over half a million tourists each year, Antigua is a great destination for those looking to relax and unwind in luxury. There are literally hundreds of sandy beaches and coral reefs to explore throughout the island, providing a great opportunity to do a bit of snorkelling and scuba diving, but the big draw of Antigua is the sunshine.
An all year round destination, Antigua is the sunniest island of the Eastern Caribbean Islands with temperatures ranging between the mid-seventies and mid-eighties, and a cool north easterly wind to take the edge off.
The island is just 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, so wherever you stay you are within easy reach of all of the islands main attractions including Nelsons Dockyard National Park and the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda.
Due to Antigua’s calm, clear waters it hosts various sailing and yachting events throughout the year including the Antigua Sailing Week and the Charter Yacht Show. The Antigua Carnival is also a popular attraction and is well worth a visit if you like the sound of steel drums and calypso bands; the carnival lasts for 10 days and starts at the end of July.
Water activities are a must for those visiting Antigua and the crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkelling and diving, where there is an abundance of colourful marine life and coral reefs to see and explore; windsurfing, sailing and sea fishing are also popular activities on the island.
Antigua offers many attractions for the holiday maker and is a great destination to visit at least once in your life.
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