Things to see and do

No holiday to Antigua is complete without spending a wonderful day kicking back, sipping a rum punch, with the Caribbean sun topping up your tan, and the warm tradewinds keeping you cool.

There is a huge choice of tours in Antigua and excursions in Antigua on offer from eco tours, sailing tours, motorboat tours, land tours & yacht charters to a day of sport fishing.

Each excursion in Antigua will give you a different way to discover Antigua. You can spend a day or longer snorkeling off a beach, sunbathing, spend time sightseeing, relaxing or doing whatever you feel - your wish is our command.

ADVENTURE ANTIGUA TOURS Local Antiguan Eli Fuller created our famously popular snorkeling & sightseeing boat tours that go to unique & seldom seen spots. Eli's love for Antigua, its ecology and history, makes his carefully designed tours the highlights of many people's vacation. Day charters are also available.

ANTIGUA BUGGYS is a 4x4 action-packed excursion that showcases all that Antigua has to offer.

ANTIGUA PADDLES ECO KAYAK TOUR One Kayak Trip - Multiple Choices! Kayaking, swimming, snorkelling, uninhabited island nature walk, boat ride, shell seeking, and a photographer's delight.

ANTIGUA RAINFOREST CANOPY TOUR is a unique eco-tour through Antigua's lush rainforest where you embark on an unforgettable 21-element journey through the verdant forest, high above the trees.

ANTIGUA REEF RIDERS (WCT ANTIGUA LTD) offers tours with a difference where you command your own vessel and zip along Antigua’s magnificent coast line. Choose from 3 fantastic tours where you can cruise, snorkel, swim and much more.

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BARBUDA EXPRESS is a fast comfortable ferry service between Antigua & Barbuda and is ideal for tourists and business people alike. In addition to providing a means of transport between the twin islands, they also offer a selection of fantastic trips/tours.

CARIBBEAN HELICOPTERS LTD tours offer a variety of truly amazing panoramic delights, priceless memories and photographic opportunities for everyone, including around the island tours and Montserrat volcano tours.

CATAMARAN SAILING ANTIGUA offers their 48-foot sailing catamaran Cool Cat for personalised sea tours including snorkeling, swimming, beachcombing and lunch around Antigua & Barbuda.

CREOLE CRUISES has tours on a 40' Deep V powerboat and offers their famous Lobster Lunch tour, where you will find yourself on a secluded island. They also offer snorkelling trips.

EXCELLENCE Circumnavigate Antigua or visit Barbuda on this First Class Catamaran.

FREESTYLE ATV TOURS ANTIGUA is the ultimate fun-for-all riding experience, travelling along dirt tracks and animal trails, on one or two seat ATVs enjoying the natural beauty of Antigua's interior. Guide Andrew 'Pickle' Langlois will take you on a unique off road journey in Antigua, stopping at various places of interest and giving you interesting facts and history about them.

HEAVENLY TOURS has many tours ranging from a great Catamaran Snorkel Cruise where you cruise to a secluded beach to relax and work on your tan to eco tours where you walk in lush rain forest and kayak through mangrove and much more.

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ISLAND SAFARI Step into comfortable safari rigged Land Rovers and prepare for a tour of the island like no other!

JABBERWOCKY YACHT CHARTERS Private crewed yacht charter for 2 - 10 people. The chance to charter a yacht and crew for the day or for longer. Ideal for couples, families and groups of friends. Perfect for celebrations or just a special treat. Sail, swim, snorkel, visit secluded bays and deserted beaches. Enjoy calm water sailing, sunbathe on deck or relax in the shade and even enjoy a romantic sunset. An experience you will never forget.

MIRAMAR SAILING If it's SAILING, it's MIRAMAR! Fun Day Sails, Relaxed Sailing Vacations, Yacht Racing, RYA Sail Training, Own Yacht Tuition, Yacht Delivery / Maintenance, Team Building, Log Book Building. We have the experience and qualifications to do it all!

NICOLE'S TABLE offers Caribbean cooking classes for small groups in a relaxing home setting with spectacular views of Runaway Bay and St. John's Harbour.

ONDECK is a Global company with bases in the UK, Europe and the Caribbean. We specialise in taking beginners to advanced sailors out on the water and all of our tours offer an instructional element allowing you to helm the yacht and enjoy a fully interactive sailing experience.

STINGRAY CITY is where you can pet and feed Southern Stingrays in their natural environment & learn all about these amazing animals from an experienced guide. You can snorkel on coral reefs with colourful fish life in calm & clear water.

Highlight to look forward to:

The English cricket team will play in Antigua VS West Indies from January 31st to February 4th 2019. Be sure to look out for tour packages from your tour operators to book early as cricket in Antigua is so much fun that people book well in advance.

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Hotel updates

South Point, Barbuda Belle, Ocean Point and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort have been well received by the UK travel industry, with more trade friendly tour operators selling them.

Elegant Hotels has announced that they will manage Hodges Bay which will open end 2018. This will be a great addition to our accommodation sector.

Verandah Resort & Spa, Tamarind Hills and Nonsuch Bay are adding rooms in 2018, plus many other hotels are making improvements to their existing product. The industry is investing for growth.

3 new beach bars open for Winter 2018

The Rum Bus Beach has opened with a double decker bus and swimming pool made from a boat
Kontiki Bar - Antigua's floating bar has opened. Wet money is accepted!
Catherine Cafe has just re-opened under new management - Alex and Kate from Sheer Rocks

Did you know?

Antigua’s best known and longest running event is our Sunday Barbecue party at Shirley’s Heights . Now in its 31st year, we have hosted more than 1,560 of them. Ask any of our bartenders, whether the party happens every Sunday, and the reply will be, " Yes...like church!"

To get your own copy of 2018 Tours & Attractions Guide and Calendar of Events contact
Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority UK Office Tourism Info joel.henry@aandbtourism.com 0203668 3800
Your Business Development Manager Joel Henry

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Answer the 2 questions correctly below and have a chance of winning one of two places on a 4 night All Inclusive FAM Trip in the summer of 2019 including flights from London Gatwick.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Any travel and accommodation arrangements to and from Gatwick Airport to meet the flight be at your expense.
  • The ‘free’ place means we will provide flights, accommodation, on island transfers, site inspections, excursions and hosted meals.
  • Your passport should be valid for 6 months from departure date and UK visas are not required for British passport holders
  • The Promotional Trip places are strictly for employees of the Travel Agent/ Tour Operator This is not a Holiday! This is a business event.
  • Our Group allocation of seats are in Economy.
  • By registering for this promotional trip , you also agreeing to your contact details be shared with the stakeholders of Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority including hotels, DMCs, local Tourist Office , Food & Beverage Outlets.
  • The Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority may arrange for photographs and/or video footage to be taken at these promotional trips and used for promotional purposes. This may include social media, printed documents, media, editorial coverage, advertising press and other internet use.Attendees who do not wish for their image to be used in this manner must notify the ABTA in written prior to trip.
  • No vaccinations are compulsory, however please be advised by your GP.
  • Unless otherwise stated, all incidentals at the hotel (room service, mini-bar, telephone, etc.) will be charged to your own account to be settled on departure. Please ensure you have a valid credit card for the purposes of payment of personal costs and costs not covered by the Airlines, the hosting Tourism Board.
  • You shall be responsible for maintaining at all times adequate liability insurance against any liability for death or injury of any kind to any person, property or to yourself. The Antigua and Barbuda Tourist office and partner hosts shall not be responsible for, nor have any liability whatsoever for any losses and damages occurring during your visit.
  • The purpose of the Trip is to enable the invited Attendee to familiarize him/her self with the products and services promoted by Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Office. The Attendee understands and acknowledges that the Trip is not a package tour within the meaning of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.
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