Best time to go to Antigua

The best time to visit Antigua depends on how hot you like your holidays. Believe it or not, January is the ‘chilliest’ time to go, with a nippy average of 25°C. By June and July, we’re talking early thirties. Tropical downpours aren’t uncommon in the Caribbean, and October is when you can expect most of them. But this island is known to be drier than its neighbours, and the humidity is a little lower, too. If you fancy a snorkelling session, hop on a plane in August – this is when the sea’s at its warmest.

Passports and Visas

British Passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Antigua. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Antigua. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

Don't forget to arrange your travel money and insurance before you go.

Health and safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Further Reading

  • Overview
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  • Key Facts

    • Capital - St. John's
    • Language - English
    • Timezone - GMT +4
    • Population - 93,306
    • Currency - XCD:East Caribbean Dollar
    • Flight Time - 10 hours from Gatwick

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