How far in advance should I book a Caribbean holiday

Antigua, one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, is renowned for its stunning beaches, turquoise waters, and lush tropical landscapes. It’s the perfect destination for a relaxing, sun-drenched getaway with a touch of luxury. However, when it comes to booking a holiday in Antigua, timing is everything.

The question on many travelers’ minds is how far in advance they should book their Caribbean holiday, specifically if they hope to secure a booking at one of the top resorts in Antigua. Here are a few factors to consider when deciding how far in advance to book a Caribbean holiday:

Availability of Beachfront Villas in Antigua

If you’re dreaming of a luxury beachfront villa in Antigua, starting your search early is best. The best beachfront villas in Antigua tend to book out quickly, especially during peak travel seasons. You should research the availability of the type of villa you prefer, whether it’s a beachfront villa, oceanfront villa, or luxury beachfront villa.

Most villas in Antigua can be booked up to a year in advance, and some of the most luxurious ones get booked up even earlier. Booking early will help you secure the villa you want and it may also help you get a better deal. Many resorts offer early booking discounts, so it’s worth checking if you can save some money by booking in advance.

Cancellation Policy

Another factor to consider when booking your Caribbean holiday is the cancellation policy. Top resorts in Antigua will have a flexible cancellation policy, especially as people return to travel post-COVID. Look for free cancellation up to two days prior to your stay, a flexible refund or voucher policy due to COVID, or flexible booking and payment terms through 3rd party Apps such as booking.com

Choosing accommodation with a flexible cancellation policy is essential, so you can rebook the dates if your plans change. In addition, this ensures that you keep your money if you cancel your trip.

Applying for Holiday Leave

If you’re applying for holiday leave from work, securing your accommodation dates is best while waiting for approval. This ensures that you get the luxury beachfront villa in Antigua you want rather than having to choose a less preferred option by delaying booking. It’s essential to remember that the most luxurious villas tend to get booked up quickly, so you don’t want to miss out on your preferred option.

Checking Airfare Availability

Before booking your airfares, you should organise your accommodation and holiday leave. Booking accommodation with flexible conditions will allow you to line up all your travel arrangements. There are regular flights to Antigua, with direct flights available from New York and other USA cities, London in the UK, and Toronto in Canada.

Peak Season, Special Events and Festivals, School Holidays

If you’re planning to visit Antigua during peak travel seasons, special events or festivals, or school holidays, booking your accommodation early is essential. Top resorts in Antigua, such as Tamarind Hills, book out quickly during these times due to their fantastic location on the island’s west side, beachfront access, incredible views and luxury villas.

If you’re planning to visit during peak travel seasons, booking your accommodation at least 6-12 months in advance is essential. However, it’s best to book at least a year in advance during special events or festivals to ensure you get the accommodation you want.

Research Online

Research is one of the most important factors when deciding how far in advance to book your Caribbean holiday. You can search for availability, location, and view images of all the beautiful beachfront and oceanfront villas. You can also research resort facilities – top resorts in Antigua will offer dining and recreation facilities onsite as well as concierge services to cater for your every need in the resort, in your villa and on the island.

Begin planning your holiday to Antigua by exploring our villas and checking availability.

If you have any questions feel free to Contact Us directly or make enquiries about the resort through our Concierge