5 Factors to Consider Before Visiting Antigua

Going on magical Caribbean luxury weekend getaways is an excellent way to relax and break free from the stresses of everyday life. Of all the islands in that region, Antigua stands out. With over 300 beaches and dozens of fun activities, you’ll have a vacation like no other.

Knowing more about the location is important to ensure a good holiday. You must plan for everything, including Caribbean luxury villas, travel methods, and target destinations.

If it is your first trip to this wonderful paradise, here are five things to consider before heading to Antigua.

The Official Language is English

The primary language spoken on the island of Antigua is English. You may hear a distinct British accent and some Antiguan Creole from the locals during your stay. Note that the accent will differ if you plan to head to the neighboring island of Barbuda.

Best Time to Go

The most popular and best time to visit Antigua is during the dry season, from December to April. Here, you can expect blue skies and pleasantly warm, tropical weather perfect for beach hopping and water activities.

However, it is also worth noting that there may be an increased number of tourists and significantly higher hotel prices in this period.

It is highly advised not to plan your trip to Antigua between June and November due to hurricane season. There is increased risk between August and October.

Hiring a Car is a Must

Antigua is a small island covering just 108 square miles, around 11 miles wide and 13 miles long. This makes Antigua a stress-free and convenient destination as you can easily explore most of the island. You are usually only 45 minutes from where you may want to be.

We recommend hiring a car if you want to spend a few days exploring, which requires a temporary driving permit. 

Always practice responsibility and watch for speed limits. Cities have a limit of 20mph, while open roads are set to 40mph.

Antigua has One Airport

The only airport in Antigua is V.C Bird International Airport, 5 miles northeast of St. John’s, the island’s capital. This is where you’ll be entering and exiting Antigua, so it’s best to have a car or transit service to take you to and from the airport.


There are many accommodations you can book in Antigua. We highly recommend oceanfront luxury villas to maximize your stay and give your holiday a touch of tropical opulence.

If you want a fantastic Caribbean escape overlooking two gorgeous beaches, please book a stay at Tamarind Hills – a luxury Antiguan resort with breathtaking views of the Ffryes, Darkwood beaches, and the Caribbean Sea. Relax in a collection of two to four-bedroom townhouses and villas with perfect sunset vistas.

Scroll to Top