Reef-lined beaches, rainforests and resorts
Antigua & Barbuda is a country made up of the islands of Antigua and Barbuda and several smaller islands. It is well known for reef-lined beaches, rainforests and resorts. Antigua’s Jolly Harbour, Falmouth and English Harbours are yachting hubs, and English Harbour includes the site of historic Nelson’s Dockyard, now part of a UNESCO world heritage site.
This very special sailing area offers some of the best coastal sailing and passage making you can experience. With an average climate of 27°C / 81°F year round, the breeze during our holiday season is nearly always easterly around 15 to 20 knots; perfect conditions for sailing.
Antigua is famous for turquoise waters and having hundreds of white sandy beaches – there are supposedly 365, one for every day of the year. So if you are looking for an unspoilt paradise, you will find it here. A cluster of tiny offshore islands, including Great Bird Island, are perfect snorkelling and bird watching spots. Green Island to the east is great for kayaking and paddle-boarding.
Best sundowner destination
Barbuda is around a five-hour sail from Antigua and has some of the most unspoilt beaches. Low Bay on the west coast combines eleven miles of white sandy beach and front row seats to one of the best sundowner destinations. There is also the opportunity for a very worthwhile detour, with a guided boat trip to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary in Codrington. And en route you may even get to spot some of the wild boar, deer and donkeys (aka stop signs) that roam the island.
Sailing holidays in style
Whether you are travelling solo, as a couple or a group, you will have an unforgettable crewed charter with BlueFoot Travel. Book your private cabin and relax, enjoy delicious food, get hands-on sailing experience, and have lots of fun as we sail from one beautiful island to the next. So select a trip and join us in Antigua & Barbuda and create some amazing experiences you can share with your friends and family.