If you're considering a honeymoon to the Caribbean, Antigua could be the ideal destinantion for you. From food and drink to activities and entertainment, this article takes an in-depth look at the island and is a must read for all those considering an Antigua honeymoon.
Based in the Eastern Caribbean, Antigua has long since been a favourite honeymoon destination. Part of the country of Antigua and Barbuda (a nation predominantly made up of two islands - Antigua, and it's less-commercialised sister, Barbuda) it is the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands and is a tropical paradise with fabulous white sandy beaches, outstanding climate and intriguing history.
Approx flight time to Antigua from the UK
Language in Antigua
Currency in Antigua
Eastern Caribbean Dollar
Best Time to Visit Antigua
The months of January to June are slightly better options than July to December as there is typically a little less rain. That said for anyone planning an Antigua honeymoon or wedding, the temperature is pretty consistent throughout the year at around 30 degrees and even the rainier months aren’t a cause for concern.
During late July and early August the Antigua Carnival is held - a fabulous spectacle and definitely worth the possible increase in rainfall.
Best Beaches in Antigua
Darkwood Beach at the south-west of Antigua is a haven for snorkelers whilst Half Moon Bay on the east coast is also a must visit. With so many beaches to check out, Antigua is often said to have a beach for every day of the year, each one stunningly beautiful, with miles of white sand gently sloping into azure waters.
For something truly different and memorable visit Long Bay, the water is so shallow you can walk all the way out to the coral reefs.
For Activity Lovers
For those couples choosing to honeymoon in Antigua there are a host of activities on offer. Popular pursuits include hiking, sailing and kayaking, not to mention unbeatable scuba diving and snorkelling around fascinating ship wrecks and reefs. Golf, riding and tennis are also likely to be available through your tour company or hotel.