Antigua is a Beach Lover’s dream come true with 365 white sand beaches that can entice a visitor to try a new one every day of the year. Discovered in 1632 by a party under the leadership of Edward Warner and claimed as an English territory Antigua has grown to be a tourist destination with English touches, but has been able to avoid the real commercialism other islands have dealt with.
Luxury resorts that cater to couples and honeymooners are prevalent like the ultra all-inclusive Sandals Grande Resort & Spa. Voted “The Most Romantic Resort ” in the Caribbean. Located on the world famous Dickenson Bay, pictured above Sandals offers luxury accommodations, some with butler service, 7 bars, 11 restaurants, a luxurious spa, and expert wedding coordinators that can assist in making sure your destination wedding and honeymoon is a perfect and memorable experience.
Some popular must see attractions in Antigua include Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights Lookout, Betty’s Hope, and Devil’s Bridge. A daily excursion to sister island Barbuda provided by Tropical Adventures on the luxury catamaran “Excellence” lets visitors see the rustic unspoiled beauty of the island with a Frigate bird sanctuary seen in very few places across the globe. Over 20,000 majestic birds known for their large wingspans and red pouches in males populate the sanctuary and a lagoon ride through their habitat is an excursion that is highly recommended.
November 5th of this year made getting to Antigua much easier and a lot more affordable with the launch of nonstop service on JetBlue from JFK to Antigua. Three times a week flights leave early morning from New York, arriving in the afternoon, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the day. They leave in the late afternoon from the state- of -the- art VC Bird international airport filled with duty-free shops, dining options, and enhanced security and check-in options. Jetblue’s direct service brings a much needed connection between the east coast and the islands of Antigua and Barbuda. Jetblue offers the most legroom in coach, free snacks, complimentary movies, and free WIFI, when in range.
The inaugural flight on November 5th from JFK was filled with dignitaries including Prime Minister Gaston Browne and the flight was treated to a water salute courtesy of The FDNY.
To plan you next visit to Antigua and Barbuda visit http://www.jetblue.com/vacations/ http://www.visitantiguabarbuda.com/