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Antigua Island Information

Offering a large number of luxury hotels, daily direct flights and a fantastic choice of a beach for every day of the year, Antigua is a perfect choice for either a winter break, wedding or honeymoon guests, families and those looking for all inclusive luxury resorts to name but a few of the type's of holidays on offer.

You've probably already found your ideal hotel and the great facilities on offer but Antigua also has a whole host of other activities, sites and culture to experience.

Back in 1784 Lord Horatio Nelson arrived in port and established Britain's most important base in the Caribbean. Back then one could only dream of the future and who would have thought all those year's later Antigua would still draw plenty of people exploring the island and enjoying the crystal clear coastline and many exotic beaches.

Below you will find some general information regarding Antigua:-

Antigua is part of the Leeward Islands, situated in the Eastern Caribbean Sea. South of Antigua lie islands such as Guadaloupe and Montserrat, to the North lie islands such as Nevis, St Kitts and St Martin.

The Island is approximately 14 miles by 11 miles (108 sq miles).

The nation (Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda) has a population of approximately 68,000 people.

Local Departure Tax is currently payable to everyone over 11 years old EC$50/US$28.

Flight time from the UK is approximately 8.5 hours. Direct Flights are from London Gatwick's Airport.

Antigua has a pleasant year round climate with temperatures usually between 75 and 85 degrees. Antigua is one of the sunniest of the major Caribbean islands.