Incentive Destinations: Antigua

AntiguaLush rainforests, cliffs, canyons and secluded beaches with powdery soft white sand create a beautiful backdrop for corporate incentives in Antigua, the largest of 2 main islands that make up Antigua and Barbuda. While Antigua has an area of just 108 square miles, it has 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. International flights arrive at V.C. Bird International Airport near the capital, St. John's.

In Antigua, visitors can enjoy ziplining, horse riding, snorkeling, golf, sailing, scuba diving and even swimming with stingrays. Major attractions include:

  • Sea View Farm Village where clay pottery is fashioned using techniques dating back to slavery days.
  • Nelson’s Dockyard, the world's only 18th-century working Georgian shipyard.
  • Museum of Antigua and Barbuda tracing the history of the islands. There is even a a life-size replica of a dwelling that was typical for the original inhabitants, the Arawaks.
  • A natural arch carved by the sea is at the edge of Devil's Bridge National Park, the location of a prehistoric Amerindian community. According to legend, slaves leapt to their death at this location.
  • Shirley Heights offering stunning, panoramic views.  

Carnival, a 10 day, mid-summer festival in celebration of Emancipation, is one of the most colorful ties to visit Antigua.

Places to Stay in Antigua

Antigua has six 5 Star resorts. On a private 100-acre estate, St. James Club Resort and Villas is an exclusive hideaway with 2 white sand beaches. The Verandah Resort & Spa, a 30-acre beachfront resort, borders Devil's Bridge National Park. With 40 guest rooms, 3 private beaches and Colonial-style architecture, Jumby Bay is on a 300-acre private island just 2 miles off the coast of Antigua.

Search the Cvent Supplier Network for more hotels and resorts in Antigua and Barbuda.

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