Antigua & Barbuda

Hello Antigua!!

My trip to Antigua was back in 2018.

It is pronounced: Antigua, An-TEE’ ga! It is also known as “Waladii or Wadadii” by the native population. I call Antigua the perfect tropical getaway!

Visa needed: YES! You must apply online for the visa, it costs 100 USD: https://evisa.immigration.gov.ag/agEvisa-app/

Currency: Caribbean Dollars

We flew from St Lucia (through Barbados) to Antigua! There weren’t direct flights surprisingly.. We booked on LIAT which is a low cost carrier I believe. It wasn’t bad but I hear a lot about their cancelled flights so just be careful and see what suits you best.

There are direct flights to Antigua from the following airports in:


  • Anguilla(AXA)
  • Barbados (BGI)
  • Dominican Republic (SDQ)
  • Dominica (DOM)
  • Guadeloupe (PTP)
  • Nevis (NEV)
  • Puerto Rico (SJU)
  • St. Barths (SBH)
  • St. Kitts (SKB)
  • St. Lucia (SLU)
  • St. Maarten (SXM)
  • St. Thomas (STT)
  • St. Vincent(SVD)
  • Tortola (EIS)
  • Trinidad (POS)

USA & Canada

  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA (ATL)
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (CLT)
  • Miami, USA (MIA)
  • Montreal, Canada (YUL)
  • New York, USA (JFK)
  • Newark, New Jersey, USA (EWR)
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
  • Toronto, Canada (YYZ)

UK & Europe

  • Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)
  • London, UK (LGW)
  • Manchester, UK (MAN)
  • Milan, Italy (MXP)*

* Flights from Italy can only be booked via Edenviaggi at www.edenviaggi.it

Accommodation Suggestions in Antigua:

  • Cocobay Resort
  • Pineapple Beach Club (All Inclusive)
  • Sugar Ridge
  • Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
  • Carlisle Bay Antigua
  • Blue Waters Resort and Spa
  • St. James’s Club Resort – All Inclusive
  • Jolly Beach Resort & Spa
  • South Point Antigua

Things to do in Antigua:

  • Windsurfing
  • Doing absolutely nothing at all. Enjoy the beach!
  • Sheer Rocks Restaurant (sunset time & dinner!) lunch is also good. I fell in love with this place! Said to be the best restaurant in the Caribbean the food was really good.
  • Snorkel with stingrays
  • Volcano Hike
  • City Tour
  • Plenty of water adventures and activities
  • Buggys & Horseback riding
  • Helicopter Rides ([email protected])
  • Hiking ([email protected])
  • Fly to Montserrat for the day ([email protected]), there’s also a ferry service

Spa & Wellness:

  • Aveda Concept Spa (Sugar Ridge Resort, St. Mary’s)
  • Indigo Yacht Club Spa (AYC, Famouth Harbour)
  • Healthy Solutions (Paradise View, St John’s)
  • Royal Retreat (Long Street, St Johns)
  • Tranquil Cottage Spa (Freetown Village, St Philips)
  • Spa at Galley Bay Resort & Spa

AntiguaSailing Week for those interested.. calls for another visit sometime in the future? ♡


Antigua is still a relatively safe country to visit but we would recommend that you should continue to act as you would when visiting anywhere else in the world that you are not familiar with. Watch your belongings, avoid isolated areas including beaches after dark, don’t not walk alone at night, do not carry large amounts of cash or jewellery.

Last. behave responsibly.

Emergency numbers in Antigua & Barbuda are the same as the UK & USA. Both 999 & 911 are valid numbers.

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