Antigua and Barbuda Vacations and Weather

The tourists have a lot to do in this most famous Caribbean Island- Antigua and Barbuda. Vacations need to be planned with focus on the right time to travel Antigua and Barbuda, and the tips to make the holiday a memorable one. Budget and the trip duration need to be made according to the number of places you wish to visit. There are number of things to do and to enjoy each one of them, you have to live here a while. After you have finalized your trip, make sure to get acquainted with the weather at that time. This will save you from spoiling your trip and let you enjoy your trip to the most. If you are seeking solitary time to spend with your beloved i.e. if you are on a honey moon or on a family trip, these twin islands have everything to offer that you wish for. Plan your vacations with important points in mind and enjoy your holidays.


You can reach these islands easily either via se route or air. In case, you choose the air route, V.C. Bird International Airport is your entry point to Antigua and Barbuda. You can board direct flights to Antigua and Barbuda from North America and weekly flights from Europe. Main ports are situated in Heritage Quay and St. John’s Harbor in the center of St. John the capital city. These sea ports are just few minutes away from magnificent beaches of Antigua.

Best time to visit the island is mid-December to mid-April as it is this time when the place experiences less humidity, rain and heat. Visitors flock these twin islands mostly in winters.  The tropical cool wind makes the atmosphere pleasing and inviting for the watersport lovers and the sailors.

This calm and beautiful place has everything to make your vacation memorable and enjoyable. When renting car for local transportation or while enjoying at the Antigua and Barbuda beaches, never leave your belongings unattended. There are restrictions to certain things like shopping hours, attire and entry rules. Every tourist needs to have a proper passport before entering this twin island nation. You can shop from 8’o clock to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 pm everyday excluding Sunday. Doctors and medical help are readily available on the islands and in hotels. Make hotel and dinner reservations in advance to avoid inconvenience, when you are visiting the islands in the peak tourist season.

If you are not in a mood to spend extra and want to enjoy private vacation away from extra crowd and hustle bustle, consider visiting the city in off season. This is mid-April to November when not many tourists visit the place. It is also the most favorable time to spend vacations in the most affordable way as prices of many things are low. In case, you are holidaying in the off season, make sure to check out the markets, accommodations or other places of sight-seeing and exploring are open or not. You need to avoid visiting this twin island country between June to November as this is the time when hurricanes occur. Although the frequency of hurricanes is low yet it causes huge destruction.


Weather is both not a hindrance and a determiner of the peak and off tourist season. This is because the Antigua and Barbuda climate is a dry and temperate one. The twin islands- Antigua and Barbuda are situated in the center of Eastern Caribbean’s Leeward Island. It is surrounded by Islands of Montserrat and Guadaloupe on the south and St. Kitts, St. Martin, Nevis and St. Barts on west and north. Climate is usually hot and ranges from mid-eighties in summer (May to November) and mid-seventies in winters.  With yearlong humidity and just 45 inches of rainfall, this island receives the brightest of sunlight. The months of July and October experience high rainfall. Winds blow most in September.

In January and February, the temperature is 25 degree every day and reaches the highest level to 28 degree in August. The winter (December to March) nights are slightly cool while the summers have a low humidity as compared to other islands. It is for this reason that summers can also be a time to visit this twin island country.

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