There are 365 beaches in Antigua, one for each day of the year. Each and every one has something magical to offer tourists. Choosing the perfect location depends on your personal taste and what the hotels offer.
Climate and tourist season
The weather is nice year long, with temperatures raging between mid-70s in the winter and mid-80s in the summer. The northeast trade winds are nearly constant, making the temperatures feel a bit cooler. The hurricane season lasts between June and November but it can rain anytime during the year. Antigua is the sunniest of the islands in the Eastern Caribbean and even if it does rain, the sun is back up minutes after the rain has stopped.
The peak season starts a week before Christmas and ends right after New Years, but the high season continues until the end of March, which means that if you want to save some money you should book your vacation either in early December or early April.
Sandals Grande Antigua Village & Spa
Considered as one of the best hotels in Antigua, Sandals is a very nice place to spend your vacation. The facilities in the hotel include AC, free breakfast, coffee, hair dryer and free laundry service. Please note that Sandals is a “couples only” resort just perfect for those romantic moments when you need to escape the world and just be together. In April expect to pay between US$585 and US$1366 per night per room.
Galley Bay Antigua
Galley Bay is another well rated hotel in Antigua. The facilities include hairdryer, in room safe, TV, coffee and AC. There is a fitness center, the possibility to play tennis, rent a bicycle and even book a horse riding tour. Children under 16 are not allowed in the hotel. In April expect to pay little over US$1000/night for a beachfront suite, all-inclusive package.
Blue Waters Antigua
Blue Waters Antigua is a first class hotel in the St. John’s area. The facilities include: hairdryer, in room safe, coffee, AC, pool, sauna, spa and laundry service. This is another couples only hotel, the minimum check in age being 21. Activities include sailing, snorkeling, tennis, windsurfing and there is also a pool table. In April expect to pay between US$350 and US$1031/room/night, depending on the type of room you prefer.
Note: the prices do not include the taxes (10.5%) and the service charge (10%).