Sail sapphire seas while sipping on sweet rum punch
Snuggled in the eastern Caribbean, Antigua – ancient in Spanish – lulls you gently into its laidback lifestyle like a warm embrace, much like the luxury A&K villas located here.
Known locally as Waladli or Wadadl, sailing is the pride and joy of this small Atlantic island thanks to its low-lying coastline, yet bright barrier reefs and pale-sand beaches are equally worth the visit. With more than 365 stretches of beach and coves – including the pink-tinged sands of 17 Mile Beach – there is no shortage of peace and privacy.
Fresh seafood and exceptional rum have contributed to Antigua becoming a popular destination for food and drink connoisseurs. Make sure to try the Antiguan Black during your stay, the sweetest pineapple in the world. There are also sights and landmarks galore, with trails leading up to Shirley Heights, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nelson’s Dockyard named after Admiral Horatio Nelson, and Fort Barrington, which offers the perfect sunset vantage point.
Whether you wish to swim with sea turtles off Long Island or dance the night away with the locals in one of Saint John’s colourful bars, there is something for families and honeymooners alike in this tropical haven.