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Antigua

Place:Antigua
Date: November 2014
Gallery: Antigua
Categories: Caribbean

Antigua, land of sun and sea with 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, is roughly 13 miles by 11 miles and lies 17 degrees north of the equator in the Eastern Carribean. Our two weeks there was fantastic, really chilled out and such friendly people there really made for a great holiday.

We also visited Barbuda, the sister island to Antigua. Unfortunately it was a rare rainy day, but we still had a sense of the deserted beauty of the island despite no blue skies that day.

Antigua

Key Facts

Time Difference : GMT - 4h
Distance from BHX : 4035 miles
Language : English
Currency : East Carribean $, US $

Top Sights

St Johns
Shirley Heights
English Harbour
Barbuda

Climate

Year-round sunny, 28 - 30 degrees

The highlight of our holiday was a day on Jabberwocky, a 50ft yacht which was home for the day for just us and Nick & Kaye, the owners. Sailing in the calm Caribbean waters along the southern coastline of Antigua, anchoring in Carlisle Bay for some swimming, snorkeling and lunch was idyllic. If you're visiting Antigua I would definitely recommend a day on Jabberwocky - check out their website for details.

Photography took a bit of a backseat as it was hard to tear ourselves away from the white coral sand beaches and inviting warm turquoise sea. But I did manage to capture a bit of the island which you can see in the gallery.