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Visiting Antigua – Frequently asked questions

The Caribbean island of Antigua has so much to offer, starting with turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and incredible local cuisine.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic break or a family holiday, Antigua really does have it all. If you’re looking to escape to the Caribbean then check out our luxury package holidays in Antigua.

To help you plan your trip to Antigua, we’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

When is the best time to visit Antigua?

The peak holiday season in Antigua is between the months of December to April. May and June are also popular months to visit before the wet season in July through to November.

What is the official language of Antigua?

The official language of Antigua in English.

Do I need to get any vaccinations before visiting Antigua?

Yes. The National Travel Health Network and Centre, as well as the World Health Organisation (WHO), recommend the following vaccinations when travelling to Antigua: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies and tetanus.

What is the time zone in Antigua?

Atlantic Standard Time.

Is Antigua considered a safe holiday destination?

Yes, Antigua is a safe holiday destination. However, you should still practice personal safety as you would at home. For example, leave valuables at home or in a locked hotel room. If the U.S. State Department have any travel advisories in place for Antigua, you would be informed prior to your trip.

How long is a flight to Antigua from the UK?

The average flight time from London to Antigua is 8 hours and 39 minutes. This will vary depending on the airport you travel from.

What currency do Antigua use?

Antigua use the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. However, some establishments do accept US dollars.

Do I need a visa to visit Antigua?

British Passport holders do not need a visa to visit Antigua.

Do I need a plug adapter for Antigua?

In Antigua, the two associated plug types are types A and B, so you will need an adapter if you plan to use a UK plug. Antigua operate on a 230V supply voltage and 60Hz.

What beaches should I visit in Antigua?

Antigua boasts 365 stunning beaches. Whichever you choose to visit will take your breath away.

In the event of a hurricane, what happens to my trip to Antigua?

Click here to see our hurricane policy.

Is Antigua easy to get around?

Taxis are readily available, as well as local buses and car hire services if you wish to explore the island yourself. Your resort will also be able to arrange day trips and transport to different areas of the island for you.