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Holidays in Antigua

Safaris, sailboats and serenity await in Antigua

Lively or laid back, sandcastles or safaris, Antigua holidays have it all - in (buckets and) spades. Whatever your vibe, you’ll find it in this authentic corner of the Caribbean. 365 beaches, friendly faces and an abundance of history make for a time out that’s good for the soul.

We fly to Antigua four times a week

8 hours 30 minutes
M T W T F S S
London Heathrow
April 2021 - October 2021
London Heathrow
November 2021 - 26th March 2022
London Heathrow
27th March 2022 - 28th October 2022
London Heathrow
29th October 2022 - 25th March 2023
London Heathrow
26th March 2023 - 28th October 2023
London Heathrow
29th October 2023 - 31st December 2023

Did you know? When you fly with Virgin Atlantic, you can earn points when you join the Flying Club.

Hotels in Antigua

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Essential information for Antigua

Local Time
-5hrs
Currently
Language
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda
English
Currency
Eastern Caribbean dollar. US dollar accepted in most places
Official currency of Antigua
Flight information
8h 30m
Antigua (ANU)
Direct Flight
When to go
The dry season in Antigua runs from December to May.

Do I need a visa?

British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Antigua.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Things to do in Antigua

You could spend a whole year on Antigua and visit a different beach every day! Look beyond the beach and there's so much to do, including watching the world sail by at one of the world-class sailing regattas, snorkeling and kayaking the secluded coves of the island and hiking through rainforests to discover hidden waterfalls. You'll be spoilt for choice in Antigua.

The Antigua know-how

  • Antigua is a small Caribbean island, about 100 square miles in size
  • St John's is the capital city
  • Antigua has a population of just under 100,000 people
  • Corn and sweet potatoes are popular in Antigua, with fresh lobster, red snapper and shrimp also firm favourites
  • A 10% tip is standard, but not expected in all-inclusive resorts
  • It's best to use insect repellent all year round
  • Tap water is safe to drink, but may taste different. We recommend sticking to filtered water
  • Most hotels have nurses on site, and you'll never be more than half an hour from a hospital
  • The weather in Antigua is hot and humid all year
  • The dry season runs from January to April
  • There's a higher risk of hurricanes between August and October - all hotels have safety procedures in place, as you'd expect!
  • Most hotels offer WiFi, but expect a slower speed than at home
  • Electronic devices use two-flat-pin sockets with 230 voltage
  • The Antigua Kite Festival takes place on the east coast of the island in March
  • Antigua Sailing Week takes place in May and attracts world-class sailors and sailboats
  • In October you can see sea turtles nesting on the beach
  • Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road, just like home
  • You can easily get around using local taxis and privately run shuttle buses, available from many hotels, as well as hiring a car

Why visit Antigua with Virgin Holidays?

Hotels galore

We've personally stayed in every one of our Antigua hotels (tough job!) to make sure we have an ideal selection of places we'd relax in ourselves. So we have something for everyone: from action-packed family resorts to smaller boutique getaways.

Double your fun

Why stop at just one place? Combine your time on Antigua with a bit of island-hopping or one of our Caribbean cruises. Sometimes, more really is more.

Your holiday is protected

Our people on the ground know how to look after you – and they do. Nothing is more important to us than your holiday happiness and safety. So we make sure our hotel partners are up to scratch.
And, as you’d expect, we’re ATOL and ABTA bonded.

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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

You’ll be away before you know it

Your next holiday is only a click away - our website has thousands of options ready to book. But if you need more help, just give us a call on 0344 472 9646.

Looking for inspiration? Explore our destinations and holiday types and save your faves to your very own Wishlist. Or dive right in to our 2021 holiday offers.

Latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office repatriation travel advice


Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

Please visit this page to keep up to date with the Government’s travel advice on returning to the UK, and to register for email alerts.
 

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 31 December 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates


Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected by email. 

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking you can call our team on 0344 472 9646 or chat to us on SMS/Whatspp via Manage my booking.

For the latest information on Covid-19 you can check our FAQs here.

Payment flexibility


Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're holiday is going ahead as planned


If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

We'll be in touch soon


To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?


You can contact our team by emailing feedback.backhome@virginholidays.com to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

I am currently on holiday and I need to speak to someone


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