The claim that Antigua has a beach for every day of the year might just be a slight exaggeration, but there is no doubting they are numerous and excellent quality, some of the very best in the region. A generally flat island with some rolling hills rather than mountains on the south coast. As such one of the drier islands, so what it might lack in scenic beauty is compensated by the many rain-less days.
The beaches will be difficult to resist but take time to visit the historic English Harbour/Nelson Dockyard area on the south shore, plus the capital St John’s has an easy going charm and some good duty free shopping. Night life is low key and mainly hotel based, although there are some excellent restaurants.
Carlisle Bay Antigua is a sophisticated and stylish hotel, with good all round family appeal. Located on the south west corner of the island, 30 minutes from the airport, on a long cove beach with a lush green backdrop, one of the highest points on the island.