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Antigua: Where the Beach Is Just the Beginning

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18-Nov-2023 Lou Fox

Antigua: Where the Beach Is Just the Beginning

Home to no less than 365 beaches (one for every day of the year!) and a blissfully laid-back atmosphere, it's no wonder people return time and time again to the sunny shores of Antigua. An island nation with some truly unforgettable experiences and plenty of adventure, Antigua has something to offer everyone who visits...

A Classic Caribbean Romance

The perfect setting for an intimate escape, this enchanting island beckons couples with its distinct allure. Thanks to its beauty and uniqueness, Antigua is known as the 'romance capital of the Caribbean' for good reason, filled with memories to be made. Boasting a romantic and relaxing ambience, watch the fabulous coastline glide by with a glass of sparkling wine on a magical sunset cruise in a beautifully designed catamaran with the person you love most.
Pasture Bay Private Beach Picnic
Pasture Bay Private Beach Picnic

Where Sustainability Meets Adventure

As a nation surrounded by azure water, verdant mangroves and picturesque reefs, it's hardly surprising that sustainability is close to the heart of many locals. Learn about the ecology and history of the area as you sail through clear waters, countless reefs and past luscious green nurseries on a unique eco tour. Try and spot some of the native wildlife as the crew regale you with colourful anecdotes and stories of local folklore or dive into the crystal-clear waters and discover a vibrant array of marine life.
Alternatively, head to Antigua's lush rainforest and fly through the sky on a unique zip line eco tour, where you can experience the thrill of gliding through the treetops as you admire the stunning views from above.

Moments on the Water

The sea doesn't just have to be admired from the beach or below the waters - the island's love affair with the ocean (and yachting in particular) is a huge attraction in itself. So, why not learn how to sail a square-rigged schooner, live out your ultra-luxe megayacht dream or visit for the island's annual sailing week?

Unforgettable Cultural Gems

To truly immerse yourself in the essence of this captivating island, a journey into its past and a taste of its culinary delights are essential. Visit local historic sites - exploring the ruins of old sugar plantations and learning about the island's colonial past. Wander through the cobblestone streets of Nelson's Dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and imagine the bustling activity of the 18th century.
Recliffe Quay, Antigua
Recliffe Quay, Antigua
But no trip to Antigua would be complete without indulging in the local cuisine. From fresh seafood delicacies to mouthwatering Caribbean flavours, the island offers a culinary experience like no other. Sample the famous Antiguan black pineapple, known for its unique sweetness; savour a plate of jerk chicken, bursting with spicy flavours; or treat yourself to a glass of rum punch, a cultural symbol that represents the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the Caribbean.

The Perfect Stay for Your Antigua Adventure...

Nestled away in a private bay on Antigua's northwestern coast, Blue Waters Resort & Spa offers the perfect stay for your Antiguan adventure. With its serene location and luxurious amenities, you'll feel like you've stepped into paradise.
Rock Cottage Pool
Blue Waters Aerial View
The resort boasts stunning views of the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, inviting you to relax and unwind in its tranquil atmosphere or explore the vibrant coral reefs. After a day of adventure, indulge in a pampering session at the resort's luxurious spa, unwind in your sumptuous suite or head to one of the exquisite restaurants for a delectable meal.

The Elegant Difference

The Elegant Difference
The Elegant Difference
To ensure you have a comfortable stay, our dedicated Antigua Office Team, who are based on the island, are ready to welcome you with whatever you may need. With plenty of experience and the best local knowledge, they'll be able to arrange any special touches or offer assistance during your stay. No matter how much or little you may need them, they'll be on hand 24/7.
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Lou   Fox

Lou Fox

Content Executive

Ready with a guidebook and my camera, I've been lucky enough to travel all over the world. From learning to dive in Egypt to traversing the theatres and museums in NYC, I'm passionate about exploring the planet and writing about what the world has to offer.

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