Set amongst a backdrop of palm tree lined white sandy beaches and clear blue Caribbean waters, Antigua can be more than just a holiday destination. Year round, there is a calendar of unmissable events in Antigua that celebrate the natural delights of the island and culture of its people. Regardless of the time of year you choose to visit Antigua, you are bound to find a festival or cultural celebration to join in with the locals and celebrate in the festivities. Or perhaps you are looking for a destination for your special occasion such as a wedding, honeymoon or milestone birthday celebration? With so many luxury resorts in Antigua, it is the perfect destination to make a vacation more than just a holiday by celebrating a special occasion or joining in on a festival or cultural event.
Here are some of the most popular ways to celebrate in Antigua.
Destination Weddings in Antigua
Voted the Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination by the World Travel Awards four times in a row, Antigua is a glorious location for a destination wedding. Whether you choose an all inclusive resort or a secluded beach as a backdrop to tie the knot, there is no shortage of locations and venues across the island for you to have an affordable Caribbean destination wedding. Your luxury resort in Antigua provides the perfect location for the bridal party to get ready and for both the bridal party and guests to stay. Obtaining a license to marry in Antigua is a fairly simple process with only a valid passport and completed application form required to be submitted to the Ministry of Legal Affairs. You can contact [email protected] for more information on application forms and fees to get married in Antigua.
Honeymoons in Antigua
Antigua is a great destination to consider for your romantic getaway or honeymoon. There is nothing more romantic than a secluded beach and a stunning sunset to enjoy with your loved one before retiring to your luxury resort in Antigua. With over 365 beaches around the island, there is no shortage of romantic locations for you to celebrate your love. Why not splash out and enjoy a private yacht charter around the island during your romantic getaway?
Being a relatively small island, traveling to Antigua means you can spend more time enjoying your vacation and less time in transit. With uninterrupted views of the Caribbean, Tamarind Hills jacuzzi suite with ocean view is the ideal holiday accommodation in Antigua for your romantic getaway. This luxury resort in Antigua is conveniently located on the south-west coast, where you can step out of your beachfront villa in Antigua onto the white sands of the beautiful Ffyres Beach. You can take a short stroll along the beach to the local beach bar to enjoy a cocktail while soaking up the sand and the sea air.
Best Resorts in Antigua for Birthday Celebrations
Imagine spending a birthday surrounded by friends and family in an exclusive beachfront villa resort in the Caribbean! Equipped with 4 bedrooms over 3 levels, a Tamarind Hills luxury beach view villa in Antigua is an ideal beach resort to accommodate your whole party. Hire a private chef into your luxury beachfront villa to cater your special occasion, or head down to our newly completed beach club where you can enjoy food and drinks served to you all day while taking in the spectacular views. A birthday celebration spent at our luxury resorts in Antigua will be one hard to forget.
Christmas & New Years in Antigua
Why not experience Christmas a little differently with a trip to one of our luxurious resorts in Antigua? The famous Champagne Party in Nelson’s Dockyard is a great way to spend Christmas Day in Antigua. Nelson’s Dockyard is a cultural heritage site and marina in English Harbour, located in the south parish of Saint Paul. The yard is home to restored 18th and 19th Century buildings that are now used for shops, businesses, art galleries and hotels. The surrounding natural landscape of the dockyard can be explored with the hiking trails leading the way to the iconic Shirley Heights Lookout, a historic military lookout. Head to Nelson’s Dockyard for a Christmas Day party with food, drink and live music, or on New Years eve, bring in the new year with the Nelson’s Dockyard Old Year Night Party.
Experience The Best Caribbean Weekend Getaways in Antigua
Why wait for a special occasion to travel to Antigua, when you can experience the best Caribbean weekend getaways and resorts just because you need a vacation? Being a small island, Antigua is a great weekend getaway destination for its close proximity to amenities, however its secluded beaches and tranquil landscape makes you feel a million miles away from the rest of the world. Book yourself into an ocean front villa in Antigua for a Caribbean weekend getaway that won’t break the bank, or take up too much of your time in traveling. At Tamarind Hills, we have a range of accommodation options available from one bedroom suites to four bedroom villas. There is something for everyone at Tamarind Hills, and during off-peak season, you can pick up a great special, perfect for planning a quick Caribbean getaway.
What Festivals and Carnivals are in Antigua?
With a rich cultural heritage and a natural landscape beaming with beauty, there’s a calendar of annual events in Antiga worth celebrating.
Antigua Sailing Week
Antigua is a very popular destination for sailors to venture to. With its calm and sheltered harbours surrounded by stunning Caribbean beauty, yachts flock to Antigua year round to experience the beauty of Antigua & Barbuda, and the surrounding islands. Naturally, Antigua hosts a world renown sailing regatta each year drawing attention from sailors from around the world to the event, placing this event in the top three most prestigious regattas worldwide.
With many tourists and visitors coming to Antigua, the island comes to life, and many luxury resorts in Antigua are booked months in advance. Get in now to book your accommodation ahead of the 2023 Antigua Sailing week from April 30 – May 5.
A festival like no other is Antigua’s Carnival. Held annually, this festival spans over 13 days and is a true immersion experience into the Caribbean culture of Antigua. With great music, color, dancing, and food, Antigua’s carnival draws attention from locals and visitors alike. The carnival celebrates emancipation with music and dance, and is held from the end of July through to the first Tuesday in August. For the ultimate Antiguan experience, book yourself into a luxury resort in Antigua for this festival, so you can dance the day away, and come back to your beachfront villa or oceanfront villa to watch the sunset of the Caribbean.
Antigua’s Independence Celebrations
National pride is prevalent during Antiguas’ Independence Celebrations taking place in November each year. Celebrating independence from Britain in 1981, the weeks leading up to the independence celebration sees local businesses, streets and the like donned in the national colors of yellow and red. If you are planning your visit to Antigua during this time, be sure to check out the luxury resorts in Antigua for a range of accommodation options.
Throughout the year, there are many other festivals and carnivals such as golf tournaments, fishing competitions and sailing regatta, you are likely to find a celebration for you to enjoy during your stay in Antigua.
You can contact the Tamarind Hills Concierge services or [email protected] to find out what’s on during your stay, or to start planning your celebration in the Caribbean with a getaway to Antigua now.