Antigua and Barbuda Vacation Guide
You could stay a year in Antigua and Barbuda and spend each day on a different shore. With 365 beaches, Antigua and Barbuda vacations give you the ultimate in seaside vacation options. Snorkelling and scuba diving for the marine life enthusiasts, shallow waters for paddling with the kids, wide sandy expanses that are perfect for sunbathing the islands have them all!
If the impossible happens and you actually tire of the spectacular seashore, visit the Frigate Bird Sanctuary on Barbuda and spot over 170 avian species, travel back to colonial times at Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua's English Harbour, or join in a local game of cricket which can always be found somewhere on the islands. Between the blue waters, white shores, excellent seafood restaurants, and enough rum to keep the entire country merry for quite a while, this is one vacation spot you shouldn't miss out on.
Top Destinations in Antigua and Barbuda
How to Save on Vacations to Antigua and Barbuda
Public transport is limited on Antigua and nonexistent on Barbuda, so renting a car is the best way to avoid spending a small fortune on taxis. Get yourself a bargain with package deals that include rental cars a much cheaper option than hiring a car once you arrive. Check to see if the rental company will also provide a local license, which is necessary to drive around the islands.
Travelling in the off-peak season will go a long way in saving your travel dollars. Visiting Antigua and Barbuda outside the peak winter season does not mean that you will miss out on all the island fun. There are plenty of exciting local festivals and events throughout the year like Carnival and Heritage Day, and you can plan to have your trip coincide with one or more of them. Keep in mind that many hotels carry out their renovations during the off-peak season so make sure that's not the case wherever you've booked into. The last thing you want is the sound of drills and hammers interrupting your peaceful vacation!
Antigua and Barbuda receive most of their rain from July to early-November, which is also when you should check for hurricane alerts before you travel. For the rest of the year, the islands have warm, sunny weather and temperatures which average 24-29°C. The occasional showers during this time don't last more than an hour or two, so don't let that deter you from booking vacations to Antigua and Barbuda from November to December or April to early-June, avoiding the peak winter season when snowbirds from Canada, the US, and Europe flock to the islands' shores.