Uncover the Incredible Island of Antigua with American Holidays

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Located in the heart of the Caribbean, the island of Antigua is bursting with a range of incredible holiday experiences that are suitable for all types of holidaymakers. Home to 365 beaches, it’s no surprise that Antigua boasts some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The island is also known as the sailing capital of the Caribbean and its marine history is still a key part of the island today. Experience Antigua for yourself with incredible offers from American Holidays. Read on to find out more…

At American Holidays, our travel experts are dedicated to creating your perfect tailormade Antigua holiday. You can now book your 2021 holiday with peace of mind with American Holidays’ new Book and Travel with Confidence promise, giving you low deposits, from £/€100pp, up to three free amendments, and free cancellation up to 10 weeks before departure, should you need to make any changes. American Holidays trusted partners have your safety and wellbeing at their core, and all adhere to our robust health and safety audit. Learn more about how you can book and travel with confidence here.

Antigua is 281 km² of picture-perfect Caribbean beauty so, why not hire a car and go exploring? Discover some of the island’s beautiful beaches, such as Darkwood beach, one of the best beaches in Antigua. Spend your day soaking in the sun on the powdery white sand, enjoy snorkelling in the sparkling blue waters or unwind with a cold beer from one of the beach’s colourful bars. Darkwood beach is just a short walk to nearby Turners Beach and Love Beach, two of the prettiest beaches on the island. Half Moon Bay and Coco Bay beaches are also worth checking out.

Fancy a break from the beach? Pay a visit to Shirley Heights at either sunrise or sunset and take in stunning views of ever-changing light as it dances across the sea in the English Harbour below – a truly unforgettable experience. On Sunday nights, Shirley Heights is the place to be! Mingle with both locals and tourists and enjoy a true Caribbean style party – think delicious barbeque food, rum punches, steel drum bands and a hell of a good time!

Nelson’s Dockyard is another must visit on your trip to Antigua. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the only remaining working Georgian dock in the world and a lovely spot to spend an afternoon exploring. The former Admirals house is now home to the Dockyard Museum and, after a visit here, the dockyard is the perfect place to spend a chilled-out afternoon watching the yachts sail through the water with a delicious rum punch in your hand!

The picturesque town of St. Johns is the capital of Antigua and is famous for its wonderful mix of candy-coloured buildings and Georgian architecture and is a central hub of activity on the island. Get a truly local experience by paying a visit to the Saturday morning market and browse the souvenirs, handcrafted items, fresh goods, and local spices. From St Johns you can also take a 90 minute catamaran ride to Barbuda, Antigua’s beautiful sister island and spend a day exploring the islands mysterious caves, beautiful beaches, and vistas.

Why not combine your holiday to Antigua with four nights in the Bahamas? Staying at the renowned Coral at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, where you can spend your days soaking in the Bahamian sun in the resort’s glimmering pools, swim up bars and cabanas. Thrill-seekers will enjoy a trip to Aquaventure, the resort’s very own waterpark featuring magnificent Atlantean-themed towers housing high-speed water slides, 20 swimming areas, and a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges. When it comes to dining, you will be spoilt for choice as the resort boasts over 21 restaurants! Outside the resort, spend some time discovering the beautiful island of Bahamas. Enjoy stunning sugar white beaches, vibrant nightlife in Nassau and all the water sports you can think of, before jetting off to the beautiful island of Antigua.

Get the best of both worlds with a twin-centre holiday to Antigua and The Bahamas with American Holidays in March 2021, from €3,829pp.

Remember, this is just a selection of what’s on offer!

While our stores may be closed, our travel experts are still on hand to help you create your dream holiday. Call American Holidays on (01) 901 4405 to avail of these offers.

For more information visit www.americanholidays.com.

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