Travel Tips For The Best Caribbean Weekend Getaways

Antigua is a great destination to consider for the best Caribbean weekend getaways. With its 365 glorious beaches stretched around the island’s coastline, demand for beachfront Caribbean villa rentals is high, and there is no shortage of luxury accommodation options and countless activities to enjoy on your vacation. When traveling to Antigua, there are some important travel tips to consider.


With water temperatures averaging around 79 °F  (26 °C)  to 84 °F (29 °C) year round, no matter when you are planning your Caribbean vacation, Antigua beaches will not disappoint. However, like all Caribbean islands, it is important to consider the rainy and hurricane season when planning your holiday. Hurricane season generally runs from the 1st of June to the 30th of November, with peak season falling from December to April, a great time for the best Caribbean weekend getaways to escape the cold winter months. During the rainy season, the weather can be quite humid, so it’s important to consider packing lightweight and breathable clothing if you are traveling during this time. 

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Regardless of the weather, the views are still spectacular from our Caribbean luxury rentals year round, and you can also pick up a great special when booking during this time of year. Check out our specials page and sign up to our newsletter to take advantage of our special offers. 

What to Pack

As a tropical destination, you should consider packing specific items appropriate for the climate and conditions. As previously mentioned, during the months of June to November, the weather can be quite humid. Make sure you pack lightweight and breathable clothing to keep you cool in this weather.

The Caribbean sun is hot, so pack your swimmers but also remember to pack a hat and some sunblock to protect your skin. An after sun soothing lotion like aloe vera is also recommended to cool your skin after a day in the sun. 

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Antigua is a tropical destination, and with a tropical climate comes tropical creatures! Pack a quality insect repellent, especially if you plan on visiting the rainforest areas of the island. If you forget any of these items, just get in contact with our concierge services who will happily help to point you in the right direction of the best supermarket to pick up these items. 

As with any vacation, make sure that you have travel insurance in the unlikely event of an incident occurring impacting your travel plans. 

Information About Antigua

Antigua is an English speaking country, and the US Dollar is widely accepted however the national currency is East Caribbean Dollars. The capital is St Johns on the north western coast of Antigua. While on your vacation, you might like to visit the capital to explore some of the history of Antigua. There are many historic landmarks and museums to visit, just a 25 minute drive from your luxury villa at Tamarind Hills.

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There is so much to see and do in Antigua. As a small island, it is easy to see a lot of attractions in a short amount of time, making it the perfect destination for the best Caribbean weekend getaways. Conveniently situated close to many attractions, restaurants, bars and shops, Tamarind Hills is the ideal accommodation option during your stay in Antigua. Explore our range of luxury villa rentals and suites here, or contact our reservations team to find out more.