Antigua

Antigua is the largest of the British Leeward Islands and is synonymous with maritime history, The island is well known for its excellent beaches and for its quaint, picturesque harbours. The island was discovered by Columbus in the 15th century and has been a British settlement since the 1600s. The economy was once driven solely by the production of sugar cane but tourism is now the primary industry. Sport and recreational pursuits are popular pastimes with cricket the most principal spectator sport. The annual Antigua Sailing Week, held at Nelson's Dockyard in St Johns during April and May of each year, attracts visitors in vast numbers. Competitors and tourists alike gather together around the vantage points and terraces at English Harbour's well-known Admiral's Inn.

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Weather
June is the hottest month in Antigua with an average temperature of 29°C and the coldest is January at 25°C with the most daily sunshine hours in JuneThe best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 29°C.
Best Time To Go
The best time to go is the winter season, between mid-December and mid-April: the weather is at its worst in Britain and at its coolest and driest in Antigua.
Facts and Tips
  • Language: English
  • Flight from UK: 8 hours
  • VisaNo
  • Currency: East Caribbean Dollar
  • Time difference: (GMT-5)
  • Flight from UK: 8hrs
Antigua Holidays
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