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When travelling from the UK to the BVI, the best and most direct route is through Antigua. BVI Holidays can offer you the opportunity to spend a few days in Antigua either en route to the British Virgin Islands or returning from the BVI before you head back home.  A lovely finish to an already amazing holiday.

Antigua is located in the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, and only 1 hour’s flying time from the British Virgin Islands.

Antigua has 365 beaches, one for each day of the year. The great majority rest inside the calm, protected waters of the island’s Caribbean side, and visitors are made very welcome.

Nelson’s Dockyard on Antigua is like a little piece of Britain in the sun. Admiral Horatio Nelson arrived in 1784 to develop a base for the British Navy at English Harbour. Today Nelson’s Dockyard has been completely restored, and it is now the only Georgian dockyard in the world. Do come and explore this remarkable location – it is like stepping back in time.

Key features

Antigua

  • Historic Nelson’s Dockyard
  • 365 beaches
  • Stunning views from Shirley Heights
  • Possible Stopover for BVI

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Travelling to the BVI

Travelling from the UK to the British Virgin Islands

The most direct way is from Gatwick to Antigua with British Airways and onwards to Tortola with inter-Caribbean Airways, which is also a non-stop flight. Virgin Atlantic fly from Heathrow to Antigua and the onward flight is with inter-Caribbean Airways to Tortola. Alternatively, BVI Holidays can charter a private aircraft just for you and your party. You will be met when you disembark your transatlantic flight and fast-tracked through immigration and customs and taken to your waiting aircraft.

Travelling from Scotland

Flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow can also be arranged to connect with the Gatwick and Heathrow flights on certain days. Flights from regional airports can be arranged through Paris or Amsterdam to St Maarten and onwards to the BVI.

Travelling from New York, Boston or Miami

If you would like to have a few nights in New York, Boston or Miami before heading to BVI, this can also be arranged. The onward flight is via Puerto Rico which is a 35 minute hop over to the British Virgin Islands or again, a private charter can be arranged.

There are no direct flights to the BVI which is why the islands remain unspoilt, uncrowded and uncommercialised. From the summer of 2023, there will be a flight from Miami direct to Tortola.

Accommodation on Antigua

This quiet, adults only resort is a unique collection of 30 individual wooden cottages built by local craftsmen and offering breathtaking panoramic views.

  • All inclusive
  • Adults only
  • Stunning beach
  • Beautiful sunsets
  • Four poster beds
COCOS Hotel

Treat yourself to an authentic Caribbean escape at the all-inclusive adults only Galley Bay Resort & Spa in Antigua. Set between one of the best beaches on the island and acres of lush tropical gardens, Galley Bay offers a refined, yet unpretentious atmosphere.  Ideal for couples and newlyweds seeking a romantic getaway, both adventure and tranquility can be experienced at this award-winning boutique hotel on Antigua.

  • Suites with plunge pools
  • Romantic oceanside dining
  • Water sports
  • Yoga
  • Stunning beach
Galley Bay Resort and Spa

This is a really great, intimate little hotel, with a difference, situated at the heart of English history.

  • Constructed by Admiral Nelson in 1784
  • Waterfront
  • Located at Nelson’s Dockyard
  • Like stepping back in time
  • Restaurant
Copper and Lumber Store

Tucked away on a rocky promontory on Antigua’s south side, Curtain Bluff coaxes visitors from life’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pace into a tranquil and enchanting island paradise.

Flanked on both sides by the Caribbean Sea, Curtain Bluff welcomes guests, with breathtaking views, impeccable amenities, and unparalleled hospitality.

  • All-Inclusive
  • Water skiing included
  • Beachfront rooms
  • Rooms with plunge pools
  • Yoga and Pilates classes
  • Spa
Curtain Bluff

A truly beautiful 5 star adults only boutique hotel set on a stunning white sand beach on the west coast of Antigua.

  • Beachfront accommodation
  • Water sports
  • All-inclusive
  • Transfers included
  • Some rooms with plunge pools
Hermitage Bay

Offering stunning white sand beaches and beautiful views, Jumby Bay has only 40 rooms and suites spread across nearly a third of the island.

  • On its own private island
  • Beachfront accommodation
  • Award winning cuisine
  • All-inclusive
  • Suites with plunge pools
Jumby Bay

The Inn at English Harbour is a beautiful boutique hotel with only 28 rooms and stunning views over tropical gardens and the white sand beach.

  • Boutique hotel
  • Beachfront accommodation
  • Complimentary boat transfer to Nelson’s Dockyard
  • Four poster beds
The Inn at English Harbour

What our clients say...

Just to say ABC (Anegada Beach Club) was a blast! All the transfers worked like clockwork (although a bit of a hairy landing on Anegada on the way out) The team at ABC, particularly Esther ... read more

Polly, Dorset
April 2024 Anegada Beach Club

Hi Joyce, on behalf of my entire family, we want to say thank you for the suggestion. The place has unbelievable topography and it honestly exceeded expectations. The Bay suites don't ha... read more

The Lowe Family, North Carolina
March 2024 Oil Nut Bay

Joyce, One of the best trips of our life!!!! Nick, our skipper was absolutely perfect in every way. Great personality, very knowledgeable, f... read more

Tim & Heather, Kansas
February 2024 By-the-Cabin Charter
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