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When to go?
Most tourists take the plunge into Antiguan waters in the winter, while boating enthusiasts join the crowds for Sailing Week at English Harbor in April or May. For true Caribbean flavor, heat it up Carnival style and visit Antigua in August.

Where to stay?
There are resorts and hotels sprinkled throughout this island's sandy perimeters, from the economical Jolly Harbor Resort to the upscale St. James, Blue Waters Hotel and Carlisle Bay. Lovebirds favor nesting at Sandals Resort on Dickenson Bay. For those seeking true exclusivity, Jumby Bay Resort is an offshore private island with rooms starting at $1,000 per night.

What to do?
Antigua (and its smaller sister island Barbuda) offers endless beaches and the laid back lifestyle that goes with it. Antiguans even have a word for relaxing - "liming," meaning grab a lime-ade and kick back. Visitors come here to sail, snorkel, play tennis and cricket. Shirley Heights offers a breathtaking panoramic view - and great steel drum bands play here on Sundays. Whatever you do, be sure to drive on the left, as Antigua is still a British outpost.


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