Antigua: 6 Reasons To Book The Caribbean Getaway Of Your Dreams Right Now

Wondering where to stay and what to do in Antigua? We've got you covered.

It's no surprise the Carribean is a top choice for those looking for a getaway that'sboth picture-perfect and revitalising.But with so many amazing options,deciding which island to visitis no easy task.

We spent five days exploring Antigua and discovered what sets this island apart from the rest. From itsInsta-worthy beachestothe unparalleled rum punch, we've rounded up 6 reasons Antigua should be your next dreamy getaway...

Experience luxuryat thesweetest hotel

Sugar Ridge Luxury Resort Antigua

Sugar Ridge Resort

Sugar Ridge Luxury Resort Antigua

Sugar Ridge Resortis a little slice of heaven. Theluxury boutique resort boasts rooms with the most beautiful panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, which you can enjoy from your private plunge pool.

And if you're not feeling indulgent enough in your room, you can work out in the fitness centre or head to the spa for the self-care session you truly deserve. If you can bear to drag yourself away from the resort you can jump on the free shuttle bus toTurner’s Beach or Valley Church Beach, where Sugar Ridge staff will be on hand to make sure your time away from the resort is just as dreamy as your stay.

Spend the day with a stingray

Any fears disappear the moment you're amongst these beautiful and peaceful creatures.A trip toStingray Cityinvolvestravelling by boat to the stingray's hangout, where they come flocking the moment they realise the tourists with the food have arrived. It's pretty clear the staffconsider the rays family, and they'll tell you each of their names and personality traits.

You'd be forgiven for being fearful about approaching a creature with a deadly stinger, but if you follow the clear instructions fromthe staffthese amazing animals will allow you to hold them, feed them and you might even catch them taking a shining to you. It's a pretty life-changing experience to be honest.

Ready steady cook

Visit Antigua in the Caribbean

Rachel Davies-Day

Visit Antigua in the Caribbean

It's impossible to go toAntigua and not fall in love with the food, so takinga cooking class that means you can recreate the magic yourselfisa no brainer.Nicole's Table offers Caribbean cooking classes and it's no surprise they've been awarded 5/5 on TripAdvisor.

Nicole will share all her secrets with you during theclass, and if you aren't blown away by her cooking skills (which, btw, you will be) you'll absolutely fall in love with her captivating stories and infectiouscharm. Failing that, her rum punch will have you hook line and sinker, we promise.

Get Carnival Ready

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We recommend visitingJanna costume designs to check out the amazing costumes being designed for the Antiguan carnival.We were lucky enough to have Janna show us all the designs she'splanning a fullyear in advanced.

Obviously the best part is trying the designs on. The only downside? The part where you have to give them back.

Life's a beach

If crystal clear waters and silk-like sand is your thing then Antigua is undoubtedly the place for you. While there aretons of things to be getting on with on the island, there's nothing quite like immersing yourself in a good book in a tranquil setting.

A whole lot ofhistory

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The Great House Antigua is a uniquechoice of accommodation. The beautiful house is situated on a400-year-oldformer sugar plantation that'sbeen converted to a wellness sanctuary retreat, and it's beaming with a rich history.

The accommodation isn't for those who enjoy a sparkly new hotel withan all-you-can-eat buffet but will be enjoyedby anyhistory-lovers, andthe hotel's family owners will gladly fill you in on its fascinating past.

'MTV Travelled with visit Antigua and Barbuda.Virgin Atlantic flies from London Gatwick to Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport with prices starting from £502 return. ASugar Ridge Resortoffers a Deluxe King Room with Plunge Pool from £240 per night. The Great House Antigua offers aminimum of 4 nights for £492. For more information go to'

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