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Antigua holidays

Find your paradise
Today's high
29°C
Direct flight
8 hrs 35
7 nights from

Antigua highlights

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 3 times a week

Virgin Atlantic flights M T W T F S S
London Gatwick

Antigua at a glance

  • 365 beautiful beaches
  • A real ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience
  • The sweetest Black pineapples
  • Easy to get around by boat or car
You'll fall in love with the white powder sand and clear turquoise waters
Antigua at a glance

When to go to Antigua

Price (£)
Temperature (°C) Rainfall (Inches)
Average price based on 2 people staying at a 4V all-inclusive resort for 7 nights, with Virgin Atlantic flights.
Average daily temperature based on previous 5 years
Average monthly rainfall in inches based on previous 5 years

Discover Antigua in

  • Endless warm sunny days
  • A popular month, so book early for flights and hotels
  • Antiguans don't just like cricket, they love it - look out for an international team visit
£ £4,204
25°C
1 inch

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

  • Rain clouds are scarce and temperatures are family-friendly for a half-term holiday
  • Cricket is Antigua - it shouldn’t be too hard to find a match on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • The Caribbean 600 is one of the classics and on the bucket list of any serious sailor
£ £4,978
26°C
2 inch

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

  • Plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures
  • Spring Break and Easter holidays fall towards the end of March so prices may be high
  • Kite Festival - enjoy this colourful family tradition on the island’s stunning east coast
£ £4,850
26°C
1 inch

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

  • Hot sunny days still the norm
  • Prices slightly higher in April due to spring break in the USA
  • The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta attracts tall ships and schooners dating back to the early 1900s
£ £5,075
26°C
1 inch

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

  • Antigua Sailing Week attracts over 100 world-class boats and skippers for some nautical fun
  • Mostly sunny, with the odd shower
  • Great for a run in paradise - short or long - before cooling off in the turquoise waters
£ £3,901
27°C
2 inches

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

  • Hawksbill, Green and Leatherback turtles come ashore to lay their eggs between March and November
  • Annual Sports Fishing - see who reels in the biggest marlin!
  • The most affordable month to visit (just be aware of school half-term dates)
£ £3,241
28°C
3 inches

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

  • Carnival season makes this the perfect time to experience the culture, music and food on the island
  • Turtles are still looking for the perfect beach to lay their precious eggs
  • Mango lovers should head to Antigua’s Botanical Gardens for a juicy festival of everything mango
£ £3,654
28°C
3 inches

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

  • Carnival season comes to a climax during the first week of August
  • Spot turtles coming ashore looking for their perfect spot on the beach to nest
  • Expect short bursts of rain, usually followed by sunny skies
£ £4,833
28°C
3 inches

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

  • As summer ends in the UK, it’s still warm and sunny in Antigua, but there is a chance of rain
  • The most affordable time of year to explore Antigua
  • Still low season, so you’ll get your pick of the best hotels at a great price
£ £3,118
28°C
4 inches

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

  • Antigua’s wettest month, but the rays aren’t far away
  • Turtles can still be seen coming ashore looking for their perfect spot on the beach
£ £4,695
27°C
4 inches

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

  • Nearly the end of the wet season, but expect a few showers
  • A quieter month to travel, so you’ll get your pick of the hotels
£ £3,384
27°C
4 inches

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

  • Rain clouds are making way for glorious sunshine
  • The festive season and perfect weather make December a more expensive time to visit
  • A busy time of year, so book early for the best choice of hotel
£ £5,977
26°C
3 inches

Typical values based on the last 5 years

Typical values based on the last 5 years

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Know before you go

Fraud prevention

At most hotels, you’ll have to show a valid form of ID and credit card at check-in. Also expect a pre-authorisation on your card to cover incidental purchases. This helps resorts guard against fraud.

Today's weather

29°C - Patchy rain possible

Time

4 hours behind GMT

Prices

Starting at £849pp for 7 nights (room only), including flights

Currency

The Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$) is the local currency and is ‘pegged’ to the US$ for conversion - US dollars accepted in most places

Hurricanes

A higher risk of hurricanes between August and October - all hotels have safety procedures in place, as you’d expect!

Virgin Atlantic direct flights from

Gatwick – Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Language

English

Driving

Drive on the left, just like home

Water

It’s safe to drink, but may taste different. We recommend sticking to filtered water

WiFi

Most hotels offer WiFi, but expect a slower speed than at home

Tipping

10% is standard, but tips aren’t expected in all-inclusive resorts

Mosquitoes

Best to use insect repellent all year round

Beaches

Antigua’s 365 beaches are all public so you may be approached by traders selling local trinkets. If you smile and politely decline, you’ll generally be left alone

Electricity

Two-flat-pin sockets with 230 voltage

Visa

No visa needed for UK nationals

Health

Most hotels have nurses on site, and you’ll never be more than half an hour from a hospital

Insider info

Virgin Holidays staff and local friends share tips to help you get the best from Antigua.

Why visit Antigua with Virgin Holidays?

Antigua hotels galore

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.
Antigua double fun

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.

Antigua holidays

Find your paradise
from £804pp
including flights and transfers