Antigua is the perfect place for you, whether you are an energetic traveler or a laid back sort of person looking to relax and enjoy the scenery. Due to its popularity, airfare to Antigua is fairly cheap all year round and there are flights to Antigua on a daily and weekly basis from all major cities around the world.
All international flights to Antigua go to the island’s main airport, St. John's International Airport, however, travelers from other Caribbean islands can book cheap airfare to Antigua via the LIAT and Caribbean Star, the two main inter island carriers which service the entire Caribbean region.
For those who would rather travel to Antigua by sea, cruise ship ports located at St. John's Harbor and Heritage Quay play host to several cruise liners from many parts of the world.
There are so many ways to move around and explore Antigua; the cheapest mode of transport is by bus, which costs just $1(USD) per ride. Buses generally operate on a set schedule and can be boarded from several bus stops, but they do not run to the airport, so when arriving on an Antigua flight it is advisable to book a taxi. It is also possible to rent a bike or moped for about $20(USD) – $30(USD) per day or to rent a private vehicle after purchasing a temporary local driver's license, which costs about $20(USD).
Antigua has 365 beaches meaning that if your visit lasts a year, you can go to a new beach every day; something no other holiday destination can claim. Beaches in Antigua are also perfect for sunbathing, snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports. Visitors can also choose from a huge selection of tours and excursions on offer, this can be anything from eco tours to land tours and sport fishing. Each tour is a chance to discover a different part of Antigua. A favorite among tourists is a helicopter tour of the island, which is a great way to view the island in all of its glory. The waters surrounding the island are so clear you can often see the coral reef from two thousand feet in the air. Antigua offers so many attractions and fascinating places of interest to explore, making the airfare to Antigua well worth it.
Shopping is a must when visiting Antigua, whether you took a cheap flight to Antigua or arrived by cruise ship. There are a variety of duty free shops and boutiques as well as local gifts and souvenir shops to buy Antiguan and Caribbean products. There are many fine restaurants in Antigua, most of which are located in the hotels and resorts on the island. For those who wish to break the mold and venture out on their own, there is a nice selection of independent restaurants in St. John's, English Harbor, and Dickenson's Bay to choose from. Be prepared for a night to remember when on a night out in Antigua. The wide variety of nightclubs provides something for everyone. Check out the many bars at St. John’s starting with the well known ‘The Coast’. For a thrill of a different kind, check out the many casinos Antigua is famous for, including the Grand Princess Casino and King's Casino located at the Jolly Harbor Marina.
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