There's nothing more exciting than sitting down to book Antigua family holidays - it's such a beautiful part of the world that you'll have an incredible time simply putting your travel itinerary together... although you might well struggle to fit everything in that you want to do.
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Antigua really is one of the most stunning places to visit in the entire world, made up of incredible white sand beaches, everlasting sunshine and turquoise azure seas that you'll never want to get out of. It works really well as a destination for a family trip away because there's so much to see and do, explore and discover, and because it's a bit smaller and a lot less touristy than other places in the Caribbean.
If you love spending as much time outside as possible while on holiday, then Antigua really is the best choice for you. All sorts of festivals and events go on throughout the year, such as Sailing Week which takes place every spring and is the biggest maritime event of sailing and yachting races in the entire Caribbean. Or if you go between July and August, you'll be able to participate in Carnival which takes place every summer, ten fun-filled days of talent shows, music, parades, beauty pageants, bright and colourful costumes, steel bands, food fairs and lots more.
Don't forget to spend as much time in the sea as you do on land, however. The seas around this stunning island must be seen to be believed and your little ones will love nothing more than splashing about and playing lots of games in the warm and welcoming waters. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, why don't you try out a spot of snorkelling, as this is one of the best places around to explore the deep and see what incredible fish you can discover here. Head to Cades Reef, one of the most famous offshore sites in the Caribbean, for some seriously good snorkelling, as the site is part of an underwater park. There's also the wreck of Andes to be found in Antigua, a merchant ship that sank way back in 1905, that's also most certainly worth an explore.
Shallow diving and snorkelling are brilliant around here because the coast of Antigua is surrounded by shelves, which mean that you'll be hard pressed to find strong currents anywhere really (so it's safe for you and your kids to swim about in) and the water is delightfully warm. Because the waters are so clear, visibility is amazing when you're under the waves so make sure you keep your waterproof cameras at the ready to snap shots of all the fun fish.
Make sure that you make some time to really explore Antigua before going home again. Bring sensible shoes as there's lots of walking to be done and all sorts of sights and sounds your kids are sure to love. Make your way to Sea View Farm Village, where you'll find some excellent examples of Antiguan folk pottery. Clay is collected from pits nearby and the pots are then fired in an open fire under layers of green grass outside. Or head off to Shirley Heights, a stretch of military buildings and gun emplacements that offers some of the best views of Antigua going. There's nowhere better for a barbecue and a few glasses of punch, making this a must-do on your Antigua holiday.