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Discover Antigua: Your Ultimate Caribbean Escape

After completing training with our representative from Antigua and Barbuda, I have plenty of insights to share about the developments on this fantastic island. Thanks to the addition of more nonstop flights from Charlotte and Miami, Antigua is now a more accessible one-stop destination from Des Moines. By collaborating with a knowledgeable advisor, you can make the most of your visit to Antigua & Barbuda.


Here are a few additional details about this remarkable destination.



Breathtaking Beaches

Antigua boasts 365 beaches, one for every day of the year! With Caribbean waters on the west side and numerous coves around the island, every beach offers a unique experience. Popular spots include:

  • Dickenson Bay: Soft white sand and clear turquoise waters.

  • Half Moon Bay: Ideal for a tranquil retreat.

  • Jolly Beach: A mile of powdery sand and a lively atmosphere.

For those seeking exclusivity, Jumby Bay Island Resort offers some of the most elite beachfront properties.



Easy Wedding Destination

Antigua is perfect for destination weddings with its straightforward requirements—no need to arrive early. Let us handle the details to make your special day unforgettable.

Safety and Peace of Mind

Antigua has a Level 1 safety warning, the lowest possible, ensuring a secure and relaxed vacation.

Water Adventures

Antigua is a haven for water enthusiasts with activities like:

  • Kiteboarding: Experience the thrill on Antigua’s breezy coasts.

  • Reef Riders and Diving: Explore vibrant coral reefs and abundant marine life.

  • Stingray City: Swim with friendly stingrays.

  • Swimming with the Pigs: A unique and fun activity for all ages.

Land Adventures

For those who prefer to stay dry, Antigua offers exciting land activities:

  • Donkey Sanctuary: A charming spot for animal lovers.

  • Equestrian Center: Enjoy horseback riding through scenic trails.

  • Buggies and Hiking: Explore the island's rugged terrain.

  • Rainforest Ziplining: Get your adrenaline pumping in the lush rainforest.

Cultural Experiences

Don't miss Shirley Heights on Sundays for a BBQ with breathtaking views, live music, and a lively atmosphere. Entry is just $10 per person, and no reservations are needed. Most hotels offer transfers to this popular event.

Sailing Paradise

Antigua is a major sailing destination, hosting the fifth largest regatta in the world. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a novice, you'll find the perfect sailing experience here.

Day Trip to Barbuda

A must-do day trip from Antigua, Barbuda offers an exclusive escape with its stunning pink beaches and the famous Diana Beach. Accessible by ferry, plane, or helicopter, this private paradise is worth the visit.

Where to Stay

Family-Friendly Properties:

  • Blue Waters: Known for its cottages and a 9-bedroom villa, this resort has hosted Lionel Richie and Prince Harry.

  • Royalton Antigua: Features family-friendly amenities with overwater bungalows for adults.

  • Hodges Bay: Offers a bohemian feel right on the water.

  • Curtain Bluff: A 5-star property with a boutique style, constantly updated.

  • Tamarind Hills: Cliffside villas with private chefs and meal plans.

  • Hawksbill: A 5-star resort with a private clothing-optional beach.

  • St. James Club: Located on a peninsula with two beaches and an adults-only area.

  • Jolly Beach: A budget-friendly 3-star resort on a 5-star beach, known for its entertainment and large swim-up bar.

Adults-Only Resorts:

  • Cocos: An all-inclusive, rustic resort with hillside suites and minimal nightlife.

  • Keyonna Beach: Features plunge pools, Bali beds, and a serene beach setting.

  • Royalton Chic: A new, all-inclusive resort with modern amenities.

  • Hermitage Bay: A boutique resort popular with honeymooners, offering daily menu changes and farm-to-table dining.

  • Hammock Cove: A luxury, adults-only resort with modern amenities, including butler service and Michelin-star dining.

  • Galley Bay: A 5-star hotel offering 20% commission on bookings, with most accommodations on the beach.

  • Verandah Resort: A 4-star property with two beaches and access to the Pineapple Resort.

  • Pineapple Beach Club: A laid-back, 3.5-star resort with barefoot charm and access to the Verandah Resort.

  • Sandals Antigua: Undergoing a major renovation, this resort features two unique villages and exceptional service.

Boutique and Luxury Properties:

  • Inn at English Harbour: A small luxury property with 23 rooms. Want to stay in the same room as the Prince of Monaco? Your Good Trip advisor knows which room to request.

With so many amazing options, let Good Trip Travel Co. help you plan the perfect vacation. Our deep knowledge of Antigua ensures you'll have an unforgettable experience, tailored to your preferences. Contact us today to start planning your dream getaway to this Caribbean gem.


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