With 87 kilometres of coastline, it’s no surprise that there are resorts all over the island of Antigua. The area's economy relies heavily on tourism, so it's important that travellers feel as if they're experiencing a luxury escape when visiting. Sports are also popular on the island, with cricket and sailing topping the list.

Amazing waterfront resorts in Antigua

Nothing compares to looking out your windows to an unimpeded view of the water. Many of the best resorts in Antigua are at least near the water, but to really get that luxury feel, nothing beats being right on the water.

Relax is sleek, modern style at Latitude 17

Located on the water’s edge in the popular South Finger part of Jolly Harbour, Latitude 17 has been recently updated with a sleek, modern feel. The property is only a few minutes' walk to the white, sandy beach and its many activities, as well as the Bodog Beach Club, where you can sip on a cocktail as you relax. When you get back from the beach, you can sit out on your dock at the water’s edge.

Vacation in luxury with Villa H

With indoor and outdoor living, your own private access to the beach, and an infinity pool, Villa H on Dian Bay will definitely make you feel luxurious. This contemporary, spacious, resort has a number of huge windows, many floor-to-ceiling, letting the natural light in to make the place feel even larger. While it only sleeps 4, this is a great place to rent if you’re going to be entertaining friends who are staying elsewhere, as there is indoor dining room seating for 8 and outdoor seating for 10.

Enjoy a serene escape at Olivette on the Caribbean Sea

The Olivette house on the stunning, turquoise Caribbean Sea has breathtaking views looking out over Carlisle Bay. Explore the surrounding grounds filled with greenery and flowers. Fall asleep to the sound of the lapping waves on the shoreline. This rural Caribbean Sea spot is the perfect location to come and feel far away from everything.

Plenty of activities on a small island

While nobody would blame you if you didn’t want to leave one of the Antigua resorts, or if you just went there for the weather, there are plenty of activities to do on Antigua that you don’t want to miss.

Authentic Caribbean cuisine

One of the many great things about visiting Antigua is the delicious, authentic, Caribbean cuisine. For a walking food tour, check out City Lime Food Tour. Or perhaps you would like to learn to cook some of the fares so you can recreate them when you return home. If this interests you, Nicole’s Table, just a short drive from St John’s, is a popular choice.

Local sightseeing tours

Several sightseeing tours can be found around the island, so you’re bound to find one to fit your interest. You can choose from walking tours, bike tours, shopping tours, animal lover tours, and more. One to check out, especially if you're interested in local history, is a Cultural Historic home tour, which includes a stop at a pineapple farm and ends on the beach with food and entertainment.

Fun water activities

Of course, you're bound to experience some fun water activities when you visit Antigua. You won’t be disappointed, as there are a ton of exciting water activities to be had. You can go snorkelling with the turtles, relax on a catamaran, scoot around on jet skis, or head out in a self-driven boat. Antigua offers plenty of water activities for people of all ages and interests.