Luxury Yachting in Antigua with Elegant Resorts
Blessed with movie set scenery, Antigua’s jagged coastline, sheltered bays and natural deep harbours have enticed sailors from across the globe for many years. Almost everywhere you go has a distinct nautical feel and, whether on or off the water, you can’t fail to enjoy Antigua’s ‘yachtie’ ambience!
Outings by speedboat or luxury catamaran are easily arranged wherever you’re staying – great for finding idyllic coves for snorkelling and empty white-sand beaches for lobster lunches. You can learn how to sail, too, with a number of courses on offer. Or what about chartering a luxury yacht with crew for the ultimate holiday afloat?
If you prefer to stay on terra firma and observe, the winter season brings a line-up of international yachts for prestigious regattas and maritime events, including the International Yacht Show, Antigua Classic Regatta and Antigua Sailing Week. This world-class regatta takes centre stage every April, when swarms of spectators jostle for a front-row view of yachts racing and skimming the waves. Exciting days transform into lively evenings and parties, plus a big prize-giving ceremony at the end. If you fancy joining this seafaring extravaganza, remember to book early as hotel rooms sell out fast.
Everything takes place in and around English Harbour where, in 1784, Admiral Horatio Nelson developed a base for the British Navy. Today, the area offers prime visitor attractions, including Nelson’s Dockyard, where flawlessly restored Georgian buildings showcase top-class restaurants, boutiques, galleries, gift shops and a museum. It’s a fascinating place to visit for all the family whenever you’re here and offers an insight into the island’s maritime history.