W ith 365 beaches dotting the lush coastline of Antigua, vacationers will never run out of spots to soak up the sun on this beautiful island in the West Indies. Plus, with direct Sunwing flights to this tropical island from Toronto and Montreal, it’s easier than ever for Canadians to Vacation Better in Antigua. Here are just a few of the most beautiful beaches in Antigua where travellers’ can make the most of their getaway.  

Family-friendly fun at Jolly Beach

Located on the western side of the island, Jolly Beach is a popular choice for families, as its calm and shallow waters make it a fun and safe beach for younger children. Young vacationers can build a sandcastle on the pristine shores while parents relax under the shade of a beach umbrella or take a stroll down the mile-long stretch of sand. There are also plenty of restaurants on the beach where families can grab a quick bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing drink.

Underwater exploration at Pigeon Point Beach

Nestled in a calm cove on Antigua’s southern coast, Pigeon Point Beach is the perfect place for snorkelling enthusiasts. With crystal-clear waters and calm conditions, snorkellers of all experience levels will have a chance to catch a glimpse of some of Antigua’s colourful underwater inhabitants. The beach is also a local favourite for sunbathing and relaxing on the shore, for those who prefer to keep their feet out of water.

Romantic moments at Darkwood Beach

Darkwood Beach is on the south-western tip of the island and is known for its pristine white sands and lush, hilly forests – creating the perfect setting for a romantic day at the beach. Visitors can walk hand in hand with their special someone along the shore, which is one of the longest stretches of beach on the island or go for a dip in the warm waters of the Caribbean. On a clear day, visitors can even catch a glimpse of Montserrat island on the horizon.

Island discovery at Green Island Beach

Green Island is a ‘desert’ island located just off the eastern coast of Antigua, featuring five calm beaches, excellent snorkelling conditions and a variety of exciting activities to try out including stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. Accessible only by boat, there are plenty of Sunwing Experiences excursions that will take vacationers to this beautiful and secluded paradise. Some resorts in the area also offer complimentary boat trips to the lush oasis.

Water sport fun at Half Moon Bay Beach

Those looking to stay active on vacation will love the plethora of water sports available at Half Moon Bay Beach in Antigua, located on the south-eastern side of the island. Adventurous travellers can try out popular sports such as sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. The beach is a favourite for windsurfers, offering sizeable waves and steady winds; its also a popular spot for those who prefer to stay close to shore and body surf.

Whether vacationers are looking to explore the deep blue or simply soak up the sun with their loved ones, Antigua offers a beach for every traveller. With Sunwing’s convenient direct flights to Antigua from Toronto and Montreal, it’s easier than ever for Canadians to Vacation Better on this island paradise.



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