With 365 beaches dotted around the coastline, it is often said that there is one beach for every day of the year in Antigua. While it would be glorious to spend every day of the year exploring a new beach of the island of Antigua, that is an unrealistic time frame to be spent vacationing anywhere in the world. If you are planning a luxury getaway trip to Antigua, and are wondering how much time you need to ensure you are able to maximize your holiday on the island, we can recommend on average three to five days. Of course, this is dependent on many other factors including your budget, what activities you would like to do on your vacation, the goal of your vacation, and the time of year you are traveling to Antigua.
What is there to do in Antigua?
There is no shortage of activities and destinations in Antigua that can keep you busy for the duration of your vacation: stepping outside your luxury villa in Antigua offers endless possibilities. Want to enjoy the warm waters of the Caribbean sea? A day spent snorkelling off one of the white sandy beaches of Antigua is a great way to immerse yourself into a Caribbean holiday. You can hire kayaks, jet skis and boats from many different outlets, or you can charter a private boat to take you off the shore where you may even encounter some local wildlife on your trip. To ensure you do encounter some wild life, the Stingray & Snorkel tour by Stingray City is a unique activity to try in Antigua where you can exclusively interact with stingrays in their natural habitat. Your resort concierge can help you with arranging bookings.
From the water to the sky above, if adrenaline is what you seek, the Rainforest Canopy Zipline is a must do activity while in Antigua. Soar through the treetops exploring the dense rainforest to get a different perspective of Antigua. Treetops not high enough for you? Then a helicopter tour around Antigua gives you the opportunity to see Antigua from well above.
If you’re ready to get active on your vacation, a day spent exploring the historic Nelson’s Dockyard and the surrounding hiking trails is for you. Open daily from 8am to 6pm, you can hike to the iconic Shirley Heights Lookout. There is lots to see, do and explore at the cultural heritage site of Nelson’s Dockyard filled with restored 18th and 19th Century buildings that are now used for shops, businesses, art galleries and hotels.
If relaxing is more your idea of a luxury getaway, then enjoying a cocktail at a beach bar could be a great way to spend a day in Antigua. Feel the sand between your toes as you sip on a famous Antiguan rum punch while soaking up the salty air on the beach. With an abundance of bars and restaurants around the island to choose from, you can spend much of your vacation sampling flavors of the Caribbean from local vendors.
Perhaps you would rather do nothing at all, and take some time to completely relax on your holiday. In this case, you are best to book yourself into a luxury beachfront villa where you can spend your days lazing by your private infinity edge pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Where is the best resort to stay at in Antigua?
As a tourist destination, there are plenty of luxury accommodation options around Antigua from hotels to all inclusive resorts. The best thing about Antigua is that it is a relatively small island, meaning regardless of where you choose to stay, you can travel virtually anywhere on the island in around 30 minutes, so you can spend more of your time enjoying your luxury getaway without the hassle of long travel times. The western side of the island has calmer waters and sandy beaches enabling easy access to the water, making any resort on the western stretch of coastline extremely popular and a great place to start searching for an Antiguan Luxury Villa
At Tamarind Hills Luxury Villas Antigua, regardless of the duration of your stay, you are guaranteed a luxury getaway. As one of the luxury resorts in Antigua located on the western side of the island, we have a range of accommodation options including suites, beachfront villas, oceanfront villas and ocean view villas. With 1-4 bedroom configurations, a luxury beachfront villa featuring uninterrupted views over the Caribbean Sea from the private infinity edged pool is an ideal place to base yourself during your vacation to Antigua. Dine at our new Wild Tamarind Restaurant, enjoy breakfast at our Clubhouse Bar and Cafe, or step down from the resort to Ffryes Beach where you can bathe in the sun upon our exclusive access day beds.
You too can enjoy the luxury Villas of Antigua. To plan your luxury getaway, for either a short or long stay, explore the range of suites and luxury villas in Antigua available at Tamarind Hills here, and get in contact with our reservations team to start your booking today.