Exploring Antigua & Barbuda


LUXURY LOCATIONS is a real estate agent, villa rental and villa management company with over ten years experience living and working in Antigua & Barbuda. Our extensive knowledge of everything the breathtakingly beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua has to offer means we can find you the perfect piece of real estate to match your specific wants and needs. A small hardworking team, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, building trusted relationships with our clients, and ensuring that we not only meet, but surpass their expectations. 


Our award-winning firm has the most extensive selection of exclusive listings in Antigua. Ranging from luxurious beachfront homes to charming waterfront villas with private boat docks, to spectacular hillside properties overlooking Antigua’s tropical rainforest.


Luxury Locations has a variety of condos in resort settings listed, all of them with access to first-class amenities and activities and located within gated communities for utmost security and peace of mind.


If you’re looking to build your own home, we have many parcels of land for sale in prime locations all over this beautiful island and our expert team can guide you through the process to ensure creating your very own dream property is hassle free.


Looking to escape to a life of sun, sea and sand? Antigua is the archetypal Caribbean island, adorned by stunning white sands with beautiful waters lining the coast. Our Antigua guide outlines some of the most appealing places to visit and interesting activities that can keep anyone of any age occupied. If you’re looking for the best things to do in Antigua, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks of what to do in Antigua below.

About Antigua

The beautiful island of Antigua in the Eastern Caribbean is one of the many islands that make up the Lesser Antilles. The state of Antigua also incorporates the islands of Barbuda to the north, a flat coral island only 68 square miles, famous for its spectacular pink and white sand beaches. It’s also home to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, which is where you can see more than 170 different species of birds. To the south west lies the uninhabited island of Redonda, a rocky outcrop made famous by the on-going myth of the "Kings of Redonda".

Life in Antigua

The island of Antigua is home to stunning scenery, postcard-worthy beaches, lush vegetation, exotic fruits, warm and wonderful people waiting to welcome you and so much more. If you are looking to make the island your permanent home - or even if you would like somewhere regular to holiday - we offer the most luxurious properties for sale in Antigua. These spectacular real estate opportunities are not to be missed out on, and making the investment may just be the best thing you ever do.

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Popular locations in Antigua & Barbuda

English Harbour

English Harbour is located on the South of the island. It is a natural harbour and settlement best known for Nelson's Dockyard, a former British Navy base which consists of restored 18th and 19th-century buildings and other historical artefacts from the colonial period of the dockyard, when it was commanded by Horatio Nelson. It is a lively hub of restaurants and bars and is at the centre of boating and yachting activities.

Falmouth Harbour

Falmouth Harbour offers an array of activities to visitors taking them from the sea to the hills. During the winter months, the harbour is full of expensive yachts as pleasure sailors dock their boats here, making sailing and other sports that rely on boats like fishing and diving very popular here. Inland you can take advantage of several hiking trails along with numerous historic attractions in the area just waiting to be explored. Beaches in the Falmouth Harbour area are known for their calm waters, perfect for swimmers of all skill levels. However, due to their location being close to the cruise port terminal you will find that they are some of the most crowded beaches on the island.

Jolly Harbour

Jolly Harbour is the perfect Caribbean holiday destination. It is a thriving resort village with a wide range of facilities within the gated community situated on Antigua’s famed west coast. Along with a variety of bars and restaurants, you will find an international supermarket, pharmacy, bank, souvenir shops, gym and sports centre, an Olympic sized swimming pool, tennis and squash courts and The Jolly Harbour Golf Club which has an 18-hole championship course. It is also home to some of the island’s most prized beaches, including Jolly Beach, one of the longest and widest beaches on the island, and a truly idyllic white sand beach lapped by the perfectly clear aquamarine Caribbean Sea.

Local Information

- Antigua & Barbuda already has a large expat population, attracted by its low crime rate, beautiful weather, stable economy, and limited taxes with no capital gains, inheritance or personal income taxes.

- A regional hub, there are direct flights to Antigua from across North America, Europe and the UK.

Antigua and Barbuda is part of the commonwealth so the first language is English.

Antigua & Barbuda has a stable democratic government with general elections constitutionally due every five years. It also follows the English legal system.

- With 365 Beaches, one for every day of the year, you are guaranteed your privacy, with plenty of space on even the most popular of beaches.

- Each year hundreds of people from across the world become a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda via its citizenship by investment programme. The twin island nation offers one of the globe’s most popular schemes of this kind, thanks to the seamless and efficient application process plus a slew of tax advantages, such as no tax on worldwide income.

- A bonus for British tourists is that on the Island of Antigua & Barbuda they drive on the left-hand side of the road, just as they do in the UK.

- Tourism is the country’s mainstay, accounting for around two-thirds of GDP, so if you want a holiday home which can provide income through rental opportunities while you are off island, then this is the perfect location for you.

- Antigua & Barbuda is not just an idyllic paradise island retreat, it also hosts a variety of annual events to get excited about too. Antigua Carnival, Antigua Charter Yacht Show, Antigua 360 Race and Antigua Sailing Week, are just a few of the highlights.


Things to Do in Antigua

Whether your ideal day is spent basking in the sun or enjoying one of the many fun-filled activities on offer, be it zip-lining through the rainforest or wakeboarding on the sea, Antigua can - and will - fulfil your dreams as a top class Caribbean destination. You won’t be disappointed with the things to do in Antigua once you realise how much there is going on on the island.

Beaches & Coastlines

Antigua lays claim to having 365 beaches, one for every day of the year! Most of the best beaches are located on the west side of the island, where they are met with the crystal clear warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

As well as being of strategic importance, Antigua’s complex coastline of safe harbours, protected by an almost unbroken coral reef, attracted Nelson to the island in 1784. His naval base at English Harbour at the extreme southern tip of the island was the perfect place to hide his fleet and keep it protected from violent storms. It is now home to the fully restored Nelson's Dockyard, the world's only continuously operating Georgian dockyard, complete with museum, shops, hotels and restaurants.

History & Culture

Antigua is rich with history and culture, with some of its most popular destinations having plenty of opportunities to learn more about the island. English Harbour has a wonderful view, so it’s easy to see why this location was chosen as a military lookout and gun battery. Shirley Heights is now an ideal spot to watch the sunset while enjoying a BBQ every Sunday between 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.. Nelson’s Dockyard can also be found in English Harbour. It’s a British-built port, which now contains the Dockyard Museum. There are also numerous shops selling local produce.

Walking & Hiking

Constructed in the early 18th century, Fort Berkeley was initially designed to be a crucial part of Antigua’s defence. There’s a trial to the fort that starts at the Superyacht Dock, which can be found in Nelson’s Dockyard. The route is generally fairly quiet, but it offers perfect views of the island no matter which angle you’re on.

Another great walking trail for you to enjoy is the route that takes you to The Pillars of Hercules. You can get here by following the path from Galleon Beach, though you may have to scramble over some rocks along the way.


Another major passion of Antiguans is of course cricket! Whether you watch an international match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium or a local game on the beach, it offers you another fantastic way to soak up some Antiguan culture. The island has a fierce devotion to the sport, with the cricket season lasting from January until July.

Viv Richards is a former cricketer from Antigua who famously represented the West Indies at both Test and international levels. He is known as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, which the whole of Antigua is immensely proud of. Another well-known cricketer from Antigua is Curtly Ambrose, who was regarded as the best bowler in the world during his lengthy career.

You will not fully understand the devotion that Antiguans have for cricket until you witness the love for yourself. Even if you’re not hugely into the sport, the atmosphere while watching a match is something that everyone can enjoy.

Sailing Week

The island also hosts the internationally renowned Antigua Sailing Week and is fast becoming the epicentre for sailing in the Eastern Caribbean. The constant trade winds and many harbours to explore make it an ideal location for cruising or racing. It also boasts an excellent choice of fully equipped marinas, offering a complete range of modern facilities and marine services.

Nature & Wildlife

If you are interested in the preservation of nature and the wonders of the natural world, find out what Antigua and Barbuda has to offer, both on the islands and around them. As well as being abundant with a variety of wildlife on land and sea, the islands have uniquely retained their unspoilt natural beauty, a quality fast becoming rare in this age of mass development.

One of the most popular things to do in Antigua is acting like Tarzan and flying through the jungle’s treetops. There are a number of zipline tours available, all of which allow you to explore Antigua’s beautiful rainforest while experiencing a thrill.

Devil's Bridge is a natural rock arch in eastern Antigua. For hundreds of thousands of years, the waves of the Atlantic Ocean have crashed into Antigua’s east coast. Due to this, it has formed the natural limestone arch known as Devil’s Bridge, which is a must-see sight for many who enjoy walking along the coast.

Restaurants & Dining

As evening approaches you are spoilt with a fabulous choice of local and international restaurants to dine in, as you experience one of our spectacular sunsets and - if you're lucky enough - the mysterious green flash of light as you look across to the islands of Montserrat, Guadeloupe, St Kitts and Nevis.

There are a mix of elegant restaurants and more laid-back establishments dotted throughout the island, many of which are set in atmospheric buildings with wonderful scenes to be viewed from the dining area. Due to its location, some restaurants in Antigua can close down during the summer months as they rely on the winter yachting trade.

Flights to Antigua

Antigua is easily accessible with direct flights from numerous major cities, including London, Miami and New York, plus connections to many other Caribbean islands. Thanks to this, travelling to and from Antigua is relatively easy.

Antigua Real Estate

With such a vast range of things to do in Antigua, there's no wonder so many people flock here on an annual basis. What truly is amazing is how many of these holiday visits quickly transform into wanting to find something more permanent. Luxury Locations are experts in Antigua real estate, with plenty of knowledge about the property market as well as the area. If you want to find out more about buying or renting a property in Antigua, do not hesitate to get in touch with our specialist team. We’re dedicated to helping you find your dream home and love all things to do with Antigua. 

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