With its stunning vistas and beautiful landscapes, Antigua offers a wonderful insight into the Caribbean lifestyle, and with your own catamaran, there are no bounds to your exploration.
Antigua is located in the Leeward Islands right in the heart of the Caribbean, offering a perfect hub for exploration to the north and south of the Caribbean islands. With 365 beaches – one for every day of the year – Antigua offers tranquillity that can often not be found within the hustle and bustle of more developed Caribbean islands. Crystal-clear waters provide an insight into life below, where you’ll often spot turtles, dolphins and stingrays swimming past.
As a sailing destination, the constant trade wind allows for a fairly consistent sail – meaning you typically won’t find yourself in rough conditions, and coupled with the numerous beaches and harbours, it really is one of the best sailing destinations within the Caribbean.
You could easily spend a week alone just exploring Antigua’s coastline – and with its plethora of natural wildlife, it’ll continue to surprise for the duration of your trip. Antigua is blessed with many offshore islands, all of them boasting sandy beaches and a Robinson Crusoe-like atmosphere. They can only be reached by boat and very often you will have the entire island to yourself.
Most of the tiny islands which dot the sea are really just islets, home only to sea birds. It is very pleasant to anchor close to the rocky shore and swim around to see the bird life. Ultimately, it offers a fantastic feeling of freedom, you’re quickly struck by the realisation that you are in complete tranquillity. Your very own tropical paradise.
Year round, the temperature within Antigua and its sister island Barbuda is fairly consistent – with highs of around 29°C/30°C. Thankfully on the boat, shouldn’t you get too warm, a quick dip in the water can quickly cool you down. During the winter months, the temperature can drop ever so slightly, but generally won’t drop below 25°C at any point during the year.
Things to do and see
One of the main reasons why we decided to moor in Antigua was due to the huge variety of things do and see in and around the island. Snorkelling, exploring, diving – there is something for all walks of life here. Click here to find out more.
Below is a taster of some of the natural beauty you will stumble across in Antigua. For more images, please look through the things to do section here