- Locations: 6
- Villas: 35
- Private Islands: 0
Beaches for Days
Visitors flock to Antigua's secluded beaches kissed with powder-soft sand and crystal-clear waters. Located in the middle of the Caribbean's Leeward Islands, Antigua's neighbors to the North and West are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin; to the South are Montserrat and Guadaloupe. Known as a major sailing hub, there are many natural anchorages and tiny surrounding islands for exploring. You can relax on the beach, take a day for a sailing adventure, sightsee, and shop. At the end of the day, you'll be able to wind down and enjoy a delectable meal at one of Antigua's fine dining establishments or hire a private chef for a customized meal in the privacy of your villa.
Many of our Antigua villa rentals are located in the exclusive Jumby Bay Resort, set on a 300-acre private island located 2 miles off the coast of Antigua and accessible only by boat. A Top-Ranked All-Inclusive Resort by Conde Nast, this AAA Five Diamond stay is a naturalist’s haven noted for its lush landscape, stately palm trees and three superb, white sand beaches. Jumby Bay Resort is known worldwide for providing discerning travelers with world-class service and distinguished amenities.
Your Antigua villa vacation can be planned with ease, as several major airlines service the island's only airport including American Airlines, British Airways, US Airways, Continental, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, and Air Canada.
Explore local history with a visit to Betty's Hope, an open-air museum dedicated to the site of one of the island's first sugar plantations. Or, take in spectacular views - especially at sunset - from the lookout at Shirley Heights, a former military post on English Harbour. Among Antigua's natural wonders is the Devil's Bridge, an ocean-carved arch on the island's east coast.
Discover the island by both land and sea. Take a catamaran trip to Antigua's unspoiled sister island Barbuda, or set out on a sailing and snorkeling adventure. You can even meet some of the "locals" during a stingray swim and feed experience.
Back on land, get up close to the animal life on the island with a trip to the Wadadli Animal Nature Park. Take a guided tour of the lush tropical rainforest - adventurous travelers can even see the jungle by ATV or zipline.
With 365 beaches on the island (that's right - one for every day of the year), Antigua is a true beach-lover's dream. For an activity-filled day on the beach, head to the northern coast, where beaches including Dickenson Bay and Runaway Bay offer access to local towns and good surfing conditions. At Pasture Bay, keep an eye out for nesting turtles!
The beaches on the southern coast tend to be quieter and less crowded, in part because they're off winding and somewhat rough roads. For a low-key beach day, venture to Rendezvous Bay or Johnson's Point.