- St. John'sCurrency
- East Caribbean dollarTime Difference
- GMT -4 hoursAverage flight time from London
- 8 hours 30 minutesLanguage
- International Dial - 00 1 268
When to go
Throughout the year visitors to Antigua can enjoy daytime temperatures of around 30°C combined with a gentle sea breeze, perfect for enjoying the pristine beaches. Antigua enjoys even less rainfall than the majority of the Caribbean.
The driest months in Antigua are November through to April, offering plentiful sunshine and little rainfall.
The wettest months in Antigua are October through to December, with these months seeing the majority of the country's annual rainfall. Hurricane season spans from June to November. A direct hit is extremely unlikely, more commonly Antigua may feel the effects of a hurricane's outlying bands, bringing with it clouds, strong winds and heavy rain.
What to see
The island of Antigua offers the perfect combination of modern comfort and Caribbean beauty. Antigua famously boasts enough beaches on its rugged coastline for visitors to enjoy a different beach every day of the year. Visitors can also experience the wonderful Hawksbill Turtle Preserve.
Those wishing to explore the history of Antigua can enjoy a wealth of cultural attractions. The ruins of numerous British forts are dotted along Antigua's coastline, while Nelson's Dockyard National Park was formerly a major port used by the British Navy in the West Indies. There are several insightful museums around Antigua, while St John's Cathedral exhibits unique architecture and is well worth a visit.
Visitors to Antigua have a fantastic array of activities at their fingertips, from golf on world class courses to a whole host of water sports in crystal clear waters. Antigua offers a wonderful array of dive sites.