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

What to expect in january

£ £4,204
25°C
21mm

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

What to expect in february

£ £4,978
26°C
41mm

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

What to expect in march

£ £4,850
26°C
30mm

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

What to expect in april

£ £5,075
26°C
27mm

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

What to expect in may

£ £3,901
27°C
56mm

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)

What to expect in june

£ £3,241
28°C
62mm

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

What to expect in july

£ £3,654
28°C
72mm

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

What to expect in august

£ £4,833
28°C
75mm

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

What to expect in september

£ £3,118
28°C
87mm

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

What to expect in october

£ £4,695
27°C
101mm

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

What to expect in november

£ £3,384
27°C
88mm

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

What to expect in december

£ £5,977
26°C
63mm

Typical values based on the last 5 years

When to go

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 mm based on previous 5 years

“Some of my favourite spots in English Harbor are Abracadabra for dancing and the popular Seafood Fridays at Copper & Lumber. On the western side of the island, visit the Beach Limerz restaurant on Fort James Beach for some scrumptious beachside food. These are just a few of the places I love on the island.”
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Nicola Antonia

Destination Manager in Antigua

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Know before you go

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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
25°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
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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