This gorgeous 6-bedroom private escape is located on the southwest side of the island and features its own little stretch of pristine beach. Offering a generous layout, there is plenty of space here for everyone in your group to stretch out and enjoy. Outside there’s a sparkling infinity pool that sits overlooking picturesque Pelican Beach, and a sugar mill tower that provides unparalleled panoramic views of the island and beyond. Part of the Jumby Bay private residences, Blue Pelican is a short stroll from the Jumby Bay Beach and Bar and the Veranda Restaurant.
One of Antigua’s most attractive beaches, it is also one of the most remote. Go by boat and take a 90-minute walk through the rainforest and be rewarded with dreamy golden sand and footprint-free solitude.
Surrounded by reefs, walls, and wrecks, Antigua is a fantastic diving destination. Cades Reef is one of its best known offshore dive sites, while the wreck of the Andes, a 3-masted merchant ship that sank in 1905 sits in less than 9m of water.
One of the island’s biggest events and one of the top regattas in the world, it is held annually out of Nelson’s Dockyard in St. John’s. Attracting an average of 150 to 200 yachts and 1,500 participants, it ends with Lord Nelson’s Ball.
Located in St. John’s, this former slave compound turned shopping district offers some of the finest boutiques and restaurants on the island. Stroll the myriad of alleys and take in the views from the waterfront promenade.
This vibrant public market is open Mon-Sat (6 am-6 pm) however it is at its most lively on Fri and Sat mornings. You’ll find exotic local produce here, along with the more familiar tropical fare, along with great folk crafts.
Barbuda is easily reached by air (a 20-min flight, 2X daily) or by sea (a 90-min journey). Offering pristine white and pink sand beaches, reef-filled waters and more than a few shipwrecks, it remains largely untouched.
Located in English Harbor, this still-working seaport is full of history. Pop into the museum for a look at Antigua’s seafaring past and present, and let the kids get a taste of what colonial-era sailors faced.
Take in the views from this lookout high above English Harbor. You can tour the ruins from the colonial-era fort, but the real allure is Sunday evenings, a kid-friendly event that features a steel drum band, barbecue, and potent cocktails.
Located on the eastern side of the island, at the sanctuary kids will enjoy learning about the donkeys and even brushing and petting them. Open Mon-Sat from 10 am-4 pm, admission is free.
Part of a national park by the same name, this is a rock formation that is only accessible by boat. Many snorkeling tours visit here, where you can walk through the cave and swim in the cave’s pool as well.