Live slow, sail fast. That is the local motto on this carefree Caribbean island, where crystalline waters lap the shore and you will find a different beach for every day of the year.
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Boasting 365 sugary soft stretches of sand, one for every day of the year as you’ll often hear - Antigua is your archetypal Caribbean idyll. Soaring jungle-carpeted interiors sweep down onto velvet sand caressed by crystalline waters, every shade of aquamarine turning to deepest navy blue as you stretch further out to sea.
Explore the islands endless bays, that once gave shelter to admirals, pirates, and privateers - a strong maritime heritage that continues today as the venue for the Caribbean’s major sailing Regatta in late April. Re-live the island's swashbuckling history in Nelson’s dockyard, before stretching your own sails at sea. Set a course for remote Rendezvous Bay, pausing to explore the smattering of tiny islets offshore, or come ashore for a long lunch at Harmony Hall.
Despite the island’s popularity, you can still play Robinson Crusoe on the deserted stretches of sand to the south - or on one of the many offshore islands like the exclusive Jumby Bay. Have your chef prepare dinner on the deck, welcome trade winds carrying the sound of steel drums on the breeze. Stand with a cocktail in hand at the end of yet another sun-drenched day and feel every last worry slip away.