Antigua Barbuda More Than Just Superyachts

Antigua and Barbuda is well known as a superyacht destination and already the buzz surrounding the Superyacht Charter Show in December has started.

The islands however are far more that just a sailing destination and often it is best to visit before the big yachts arrive.  So with October half term around the corner, maybe it’s time to think about the next family holiday.

Renowned for its 365 beaches, the twin island destination has got a plethora of options for families to enjoy.  What better way to entertain the kids than to book a trip to Antigua and Barbuda?

The variety of water activities on offer include swimming, snorkelling, sailing, kayaking and playing water volleyball. For those looking to relax then just simply basking in the Caribbean sunshine is always an option.

Cruises around the island are on the top of the agenda with many providers offering excursions which take in the destination’s natural beauty sites including Devil’s Bridge.

A boat trip to Barbuda is also a fantastic way to spend the day. Its pink-sand beaches and the Frigate Bird Sanctuary will delight young budding wildlife experts.

For culture vultures, English Harbour, the only remaining Georgian harbour in the world, provides the ideal setting for a fun yet instructive holiday. For active families, choices are vast ranging from a swim with the stingrays to a high thrill canopy ride taking visitors through Antigua’s tropical forests

Early morning hikes are another ‘must-do’. Providing views that are only accessible on foot, these hikes will ensure that the kids have got the coolest holiday pictures of the whole playground!

A trip to Antigua wouldn’t be complete without walking in the footsteps of local sporting legends including Sir Vivian Richards and Richie Richardson. Sir Vivian Richards can often be spotted grabbing a bite in a local rustic restaurant next to the Antigua Recreation Grounds or sighted at the eponymous national cricket stadium while Richie Richardson has launched an academy teaching children his cricket secrets.

With accommodation being a key part of any holiday, Antiguan properties pay special attention to their younger guests with many offering kids clubs and babysitting services as well as special programmes including cookery classes and treasure hunts.

For more information on child-friendly holidays in Antigua and Barbuda, visit or call 01245 707 471 to receive an information pack.

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