When not relaxing by the pool or enjoying the beach at charming family-friendly hotels, Antigua family holidays will likely be about the family trying their hands at a range of watersports. Parents and children alike can enjoy kayaking, kitesurfing, fishing, boat charters, snorkelling trips to nearby reefs and even (for ten year olds and up) PADI-certified diving. Top watersport spot, however, goes to sailing, because Antigua has a long association with sailing from Nelson's time here to latter-day Antigua Race Week. The island's warm shallow waters and protected coves make this the perfect place for children to learn to sail,
and we work with the best hotels and instructors to create specific Antigua family sailing holidays. 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 brilliant possibilities on a family holiday to Antigua 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.

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