Where in the world is Antigua?


The island of Antigua lies in the eastern Caribbean. It's about 100 square miles in size and is 300 miles north of Barbados.

Safaris, sailboats and serenity await in Antigua.    

Lively or laid back, sandcastles or safaris, Antigua has it all - in buckets and spades. Pun fully intended! Whatever your thing, you will find it in this authentic corner of the Caribbean. With one for each day of the year, Antigua has 365 beaches so you never have to share if you don’t want to. Antigua has lots of friendly faces and an abundance of history to make for a time away from home that is good for the soul.


Direct flight

8h - London
4h - New York
2h - Miami

Average Temperature

29°C - high
25°C - low

Time Difference


Five facts about Antigua

  • Antigua is a small tropical island of 100,000 people that lies at the eastern end of the Caribbean
  • Antigua was named by the explorer Christopher Columbus in 1493
  • There are lots of natural harbours in Antigua, making it a popular sailing and cruise ship destination
  • The dry season in Antigua runs from December to May
  • There are lots of British-sounding place names on the island, including Nelson's Dockyard, Falmouth and English Harbour

Is Antigua for me? Read our local expert guides or check out Barbados