Family holidays in Antigua

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  • Antigua Family holidays

    Family holidays in Antigua and Barbuda could confusingly not take place on either the island of Antigua, or that of Barbuda - as is often the case, the names of the two largest islands are used as a general moniker for all of the surrounding smaller land masses as well. In general though you should find yourself on one or other of the largest islands, which offer the attractive setting of a sheltered Caribbean coastline, shielded from the strong currents of the Atlantic Ocean, and instead offering quite calm and warm bathing waters.

    A beach a day

    To paraphrase an old saying, a beach a day keeps the doctor away, and in the so-called Land of 365 Beaches you can indeed head to a new stretch of sand every day for a year to relax and replenish your energy levels in new surroundings. The many smaller islands in the group contribute towards the 365 beach total, but it's still an impressive characteristic, and one that could inspire you to get out and explore more while on cheap family holidays in Antigua and Barbuda.

    A friendly welcome

    Just like the weather, the welcome you get from the locals during your family break to Antigua and Barbuda should be quite warm. The islands depend on tourism for a lot of their income, so it makes good sense for those working in the hospitality sector to be especially welcoming to overseas visitors. The one possible exception to this is if you ask a local which of the 365 beaches is the best - not only might they disagree with one another, but many might be very reluctant to reveal their personal favourite, for fear of finding it overcrowded on their next visit.

    Over the water to Redonda

    During any family holiday in Antigua and Barbuda, it might be a good idea to try and hire a boat, or get tickets for a scheduled boat trip if there is one. A trip across the water to the nearby island of Redonda offers some good sightseeing opportunities, with a high headland on which seabirds nest - and on the very top of this, a community of goats. Take your camera, especially if you have a zoom lens, for a quirky memento of them perched high on the cliff top.

    Why Antigua and Barbuda is so great for families

    What's not to like about a family holiday in the Caribbean paradise of Antigua and Barbuda? With 365 beaches to choose from, the kids will never get bored of playing on the sand and paddling in the safe and warm Caribbean waters. Take the family out on a boat trip to explore some of the smaller islands and discover incredible wildlife that will fire the little ones' imaginations. Antigua and Barbuda family holidays offer a relaxed, colourful and fun way to spend some quality time together.

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