Not only does traveling to the Caribbean guarantee some of the lushest photo ops and salty escapes, but the all-inclusive resorts promise an enchanting space to unwind beside the crystal blue shores. Below, we feature some of our favorite spots in Antigua to run away during cold months. We also provide some of our favorite local gems to explore, eat and enjoy the island life.
365 Beaches: Go to a New Spot Every Day
The best thing about visiting an island: you don’t have to go far to find a private beach spot. One of Antigua’s sources of pride is its plethora of beaches, 365 to be exact. If you’re staying at our resort recommendation, you’ll already be at a perfect location to play in the waves. Or, explore new locations each day! All the beaches are public, meaning you can continue sampling to your heart’s desire and many of them offer jet ski rentals or snorkeling gear.
Ask your agent to plan a boat tour, diving lessons, or beach toy rentals for a lovely day packed with salty activities.
Where to Stay: The Royalton Overwater Bungalows
The newest all-inclusive resort in Antigua, Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa offers travelers a luxurious escape with exceptional service and fine dining featuring flavors from around the world, in an elegant setting. Nestled on a stunning private beach with breathtaking clear waters, guests can relax in an upscale setting and explore everything this resort has to offer. This new generation, all-inclusive resort offers discerning travelers a family-friendly vacation experience where guests of all ages are entertained from morning to night. Plus, with Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa so close to the airport, you can go from the runway to the pool in just 30 minutes. From unlimited à la carte dining guests can take advantage of Royalton’s All-In Luxury concept, carefully designed to deliver personalized service.
The Chairman Overwater Bungalows Diamond Club is an adults-only bungalow that includes one bedroom with a king bed, seating area with a sofa bed, dining room, swim-out infinity plunge pool, over-water hammock, and glass floors to enjoy the ocean below.
Best Views: Shirley Hieghts
Pack a bottle of champagne, rent a car for the day, and head over to this historic and captivating sight. From here, you can watch the sunset over a fantastic backdrop before stargazing in the gazebo. And, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, there are some neat hikes around as well.
Also in the area is the British Harbor. If you are a fan of sailing or Caribbean history, this area makes a fantastic day trip. Here, you can see rows of luxurious sailboats docking for lunch, and walk around the harbor to learn about the exciting events that take place here annually.
Contact Travel Leaders 365 to learn more about renting a car to see these parts of the island.
A Little Thrill: Zip Line Through the Forest
If you prefer staying inland for your epic adventures, try zip lining above impressive views. It’s tons of fun and isn’t too crazy if you’re weary of heights. The views are spectacular as you float above the island scenery. Also, most resorts offer transfers, so you don’t need to worry about a car.
Places to Dine: Sheer Rocks and Casa Roots
Take out box aside, Casa Roots has some of the best flavors on the island. Fresh fruit and fish are incorporated into the impressive menu, and the decor is elegant and classy. With beach seating or sand-free dining available, this is a lovely spot to feast on fresh salads and lovely drinks.
Sheer Rocks is one of the most well-known spots on the island and it’s instantly clear to visitors as to why this spot gets so much attention. With private pools situated overlooking sailboats and foamy ocean views, this restaurant ranks high in service, quality of food, and ambiance. It’s a must-see spot, providing the best Instagram- worthy photo ops and fabulous cocktails.
We are excited to plan your next Caribbean getaway, and Antigua’s friendly energy makes it a perfect spot.. Contact our specialist to start dreaming about your tropical vacation.