When not relaxing by the pool and enjoying the service at slick five star hotels, today’s family visitors can try their hands at a range of watersports.

Also possible are kayaking, kite-surfing, fishing, boat charters, snorkelling trips to the nearby reefs and PADI-certified diving centres. Inland, there's a variety of interesting excursions to choose from: a rainforest canopy tour, using a network of suspension bridges, for a fascinating insight to life amongst the treetops, or an eco-tour of Antigua's coastline involving beachcombing, exploring mangrove forests and reefs, and discovering the island's wildlife, from turtles and stingrays to the pelicans and West Indian whistling ducks of Bird Island.

Other possibilities include trips to the historic Nelson's Dockyard and English Harbour, day trips to other islands and helicopter tours to nearby Montserrat to see its active volcano up close.

Perfect for families

Family activity

Original Travel has teamed up with the much loved children’s party people Sharky & George to inject some (much needed) creativity and fun into the family holiday process.

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Where to stay

Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay

Opened in 2003, the immaculate Carlisle Bay resort is set on the unspoilt south coast of Antigua and offers chic, five-star accommodation.

Nonsuch Bay

Nonsuch Bay

A new arrival to the luxury end of the Caribbean market, Nonsuch sits in its own small bay on the East coast of Antigua, and has an excellent winter sailing set up.

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