Choose All Inclusive to Antigua and enjoy every moment
After your nine-hour flight you can be enjoying average temperatures of 28°C in June and 25°C in January.
With immaculate beaches, cultural sites and an intriguing colonial past, Antigua offers a classic Caribbean getaway with the option of sightseeing. You could head to Nelson’s dockyard heritage site with a colonial harbour then have a drink with a far-reaching view across the island at Shirley Heights – head there on Sundays for steel bands and dancing.
Antiguan resorts are varied and have their own character and charm, with the largest of the island’s All Inclusive resorts to be found in Jolly Beach. This holidaymaker’s dream has pale sands fringing its west coast shores with numerous watersports. Meanwhile, for a more upbeat holiday, Antigua’s capital, St Johns, offers a heady mix of beach life, sightseeing and duty-free mall shopping. Its rainbow of candy coloured buildings make way for an impressive cathedral and the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda is well worth a look to find out about the islands’ indigenous tribes and plantation life.
Sightseeing aside, the main draw of Antigua is its dazzling beaches and there are plenty to choose from all offering an array of watersports and breathtaking views. Jolly Beach, situated on the west coast, is a stretch of fine sands backed by palms, thought by some to be one of the most beautiful of Antigua’s beaches.
St John’s has two beaches, Fort James located on the outskirts with a couple of bars and plenty of peace and quiet. And Galley Bay is a hidden gem of a beach where surfers and watersports enthusiasts like to spend time due to the good surf.
What's included in your holiday
When booking an All Inclusive holiday to Antigua you can usually expect your transfers to and from the hotel, all standard meals, locally produced drinks and heaps of day and night-time entertainment to be included in the upfront price of your holiday.
Nearly all Antiguan hotels are set on the beach so often also include a variety of watersports such as kayaking, snorkelling and windsurfing in the price. Check when you book to find out exactly what’s included at your chosen hotel or read up on a few Antigua All Inclusive hotels below to find out what they offer.
Other popular Caribbean getaways
When it comes to All Inclusive Caribbean getaways, Antigua is by no means the only choice. Try Aruba with it’s white-sand beaches and pretty pastel buildings, Barbados for golden sands and a laid-back vibe or maybe Jamaica, birthplace of legendary Bob Marley and brimming with Caribbean charm. Or, if you’re set on Antigua holiday check out our travel guide to find out more. Here are a few All Inclusive hotel choices to whet your appetite.
Set on the beachfront in 40 acres of landscaped gardens, the Jolly Beach Resort offers a host of features including two swimming pools, five bars – including a swim-up bar and pool snack bar – and choice of dining options. There are also four tennis courts and a gym for those who like to keep fit while away, as well as a spa centre with beauty salon. Standard buffet meals and drinks, dinner at the Indian and seafood a la carte restaurants and afternoon tea form part of the All Inclusive package. Activities such as basketball, gym, kayaks, sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling are also included.
Those in search of rest and relaxation in beautiful surroundings may wish to consider the Verandah Resort and Spa for their All Inclusive getaway. This ocean-view property set in pretty gardens and close to the nature trails of Dian Bay has a host of features including a buffet restaurant, four bars – including pool bar and beach bar – and a fitness centre. The focal point is the inviting swimming pool and there's a splash pool for children. The All Inclusive package includes buffet meals, drinks, afternoon tea, a weekly cocktail party and regular evening entertainment. Included activities, such as catamaran sailing, kayaks, mini-golf, snorkelling, table tennis and windsurfing, provide plenty of options for active types.
The fantastic adults-only Ocean Point Residence boasts two private beaches, a private pier and inviting swimming pool. Food is served at the Sottovento Beach Club island restaurant and bar where you'll get meals, local spirits, cocktails, wine, beer, water, soft drinks and afternoon snacks as part of the All Inclusive package. The Spa and Wellness Centre is the place to head for indulgent relaxation, while those in search of water sports can head to the beach for snorkelling or fishing.