Solo Holidays to Antigua – 5 best memories

Holidays to Antigua - Turner's Beach
Turners Beach

Without a doubt Antigua’s 365 beaches are a draw to this tropical island but there is much more to it than that. Antigua has a rich history, a rainforest, great snorkelling spots and is home to a popular annual sailing event. When you combine this with reggae, local rum and delicious food, you have somewhere very special. Hence my regular visits! Here are 5 of my best memories from solo holidays to Antigua…


Solo in Antigua in the rain

Stunning beach in Antigua for a sunny day but what would you do solo in Antigua in the rain?

The Caribbean. Tropical islands, turquoise sea, reggae and rum… Antigua is one of the most popular Caribbean islands for a beach holiday, however, it still gets its fair share of rainfall. Mostly, this consists of short, sharp showers which are often at night. But, what would you do if you were solo in Antigua in the rain which was relentless for a couple of days? Here are 3 of my favourite things to do, come rain or shine! …

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Best bits of Antigua

Sunset at Hawksbill by Rex Resorts

The stunning Caribbean island of Antigua & Barbuda, most famous for its annual sailing week, has a lot to offer the solo traveller. As well as 365 stunning beaches to choose from, there are a number of cultural, culinary and sporting activities to get involved in too. Having visited here a few times alone, these are some of the best bits of Antigua every solo traveller to the island should be aware of…

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How to spend a few days in English Harbour

English Harbour

In my opinion, English Harbour, is one of the most picturesque areas in Antigua & Barbuda. There are some stunning, boutique, room only hotels so you can benefit from exploring the local area as well as putting money back into the island. English Harbour is great for learning about history, snorkelling, dining, sailing and partying the night away at Shirley Heights lookout…

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Recommended Hotels in Antigua for solo travel

Having visited stunning Antigua & Barbuda on a number of occasions, there are several hotels that I have enjoyed as a solo traveller for a number of reasons. Some are suitable because they are lively and fun, not too couply, or attract other solo travellers. Others offer peace and tranquility, luxury or a beautiful beachfront setting. Here are my top 5 hotels I have been to alone. I have listed pros and cons for each to help you make an informed decision about the right one for you.

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Travelling Alone for the First Time

Travelling alone, first time, solo travel

Does This Sound Like You?

Are you thinking of travelling alone but find yourself making excuses not to do it? Have your friends tried to discourage you? Are you worried about the expense of it? Maybe you’re concerned there will be a problem back home while you’re away? Do you think people will feel sorry for you? Do you worry you will get bored? All these things crossed my mind and I am sure they did for many solo travellers too. But actually, what have you got to lose?

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