An Atlantic oasis
Antigua’s a great pick for unwinding. The horseshoe-shaped sandy beach gives way to the crystal blue waters where you can relax against a backdrop of hills. Take a ride on a glass-bottom boat where you can see plenty of tropical fish and, on a good day, the sea lions.
Until you drop
Once you’ve topped up your tan, there are several shops, bars and restaurants that surround the beach, and the resort’s main shopping centre is within walking distance. Sport enthusiasts may want to try Salinas de Antigua Golf Club, which boasts 18 holes across its lush, palm tree-lined fairways.
Compact and convenient
Although Antigua’s much quieter than its neighbouring resorts, it does have one long, sprawling street lined with bars and bistros. During the day it serves as a bakery selling fresh baguettes and pastries, and by night, a traditional tapas restaurant with some of the tastiest paella on the island.