Antigua: the English paradise of the Caribbean

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Antigua: the English paradise of the Caribbean
Antigua, spiaggia By Fraser Hart (http://www.hermitagebay.com) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The island of Antigua in the Caribbean is famous for its 365 beaches, one for each day of the year, or so its inhabitants say. A holiday in Antigua therefore will not make you bored, every morning you will decide what the view will be, in front of your eyes, of the new day that is about to begin.

Antigua is located in the Lesser Antilles group of islands, in the eastern part of the Caribbean Sea, and has an area of ​​280 square kilometers. Independent since 1981 it was an English colony from 1632, the official language is in fact the British one. There Saint John's capital is the main port of the island and is located in a protected bay. Here is also the international airport where flights arrive from all over the world.


Frequented by famous people from all over the world, it still reserves its charm and continues to conquer many tourists even among today's celebrities.

Not to be missed, in addition to the heavenly beaches in the colors of white, turquoise and emerald green, it is l’English Harbour historical site where you can discover the past of the island, between the arsenal and the fortress overlooking the port, lo snorkeling a Cades Reef in the southern part of Antigua or in the Green Island to admire the wonders of the aquatic world, the fabulous Half Moon Bay beach, a tour of the capital Saint John's with its Georgian-style buildings where you will find numerous markets, the rainforest with an adventurous journey towed and suspended on the ropes, the hill of Boggy Peak and the now abandoned sugar cane plantations. For surfers and kite lovers the beach at Jabberwock beach it is the perfect destination.



Antigua in the evening

Numerous are the resort nestled among the lush greenery of Antigua, of all prices and for all tastes. The coasts are dotted with sailboats and yachts present everywhere. Going around the streets of Antigua is a bit like being in England, houses reminiscent of colonization, gardens with a perfect English lawn, all flanked by tall coconut palms.


When to go to Antigua?

The tropical climate of Antigua (you can read the relative sheet) has high temperatures all year round, on average between 27-30 ° C the maximum temperatures and 22-26 ° C the minimum, with a light continuous ventilation that mitigates the excessive heat of the hottest periods. The rains are not abundant, except during the Caribbean hurricane period in the three months from August to October. During the other months, fast thunderstorms can develop which soon give way to the sun. The least rainy period is from February to April.


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