Antigua: A beach for every day of the year

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Warm waters lapping onto the white sands which coat the edges of this beautiful island will soothe the soul and provide you with a well earned rest.  You have your pick of beaches, 365 of them to be precise, and a wealth of sea life to keep you occupied in the tropical waters.  If you get bored of watching the herons swoop down for their dinner or admiring Montserrat from afar, try horse riding, a visit to St John’s and don’t forget Nelson’s Dockyard.  Nightlife is a little more low key but the place to be on a Sunday night is Shirley Heights.  Enjoy the BBQ, a few market stalls selling more traditional gifts, music and the most wonderful views over the Dockyard.

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Where to stay

On our visit we stayed at the Blue Heron by Rex Resorts but sadly, it was destroyed in Hurricane season.  However, this hotel was located on the fabulous Turners Beach which is home to Keyonna Beach, an all-inclusive resort, less than 40 steps from the Caribbean Sea.

For something a little more colonial, try The Inn at English Harbour.  Just 2 minutes away from Nelson’s dockyard and with its own white sandy beach and private jetty, this is very much an exclusive resort.

If you want a great view, there is no better than Hermitage Bay and a stay in the Hillside Pool Suites.  Each comes with its own wrap-around covered deck, complete with sun-loungers, double day bed, sofa, small dining table and chairs in addition to the stunning pool.

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