When looking for a Caribbean holiday staying in a holiday villa, Antigua and Barbuda is the place to go. It is the biggest of the British Leeward Islands with a multifaceted coastline with safe harbours. It has a protective and almost unbroken wall of coral reef.
In 1784 the Admiral Horatio Nelson sailed to Antigua and established Great Britain's most important Caribbean base. He would never have thought about 200 years later the same exceptional characteristics that fascinated the Royal Navy would convert Antigua and Barbuda in one of the Caribbean's premier tourist destinations.
This holiday will offer you an array of pastimes like sailing, yachting, snorkeling and scuba diving. And if nothing else you can just plain and simple enjoy yourself. It has some of the most luxurious holiday villas of any holiday destination in the world.
Antigua and Barbuda, a dual island nation is well known for its beaches and is a much loved place for yachtsmen. There is no dearth of tourist facilities. There are no language issues as English is the main language. You can make use of the banking facilities and will find ATMs right through the island. It can be said to be one of the best places in the world to have a holiday and stay in a holiday villa.
It has outstanding beaches, great holiday homes and friendly locals. The vivacious culture, excellent restaurants and superb climate make this an ideal holiday destination with families staying in holiday villas. You can choose the tours and excursions as per your choice. The coral reefs draw people who snorkel and scuba divers from all over the world. And the captivating small island of Barbuda, which was once a hunter's paradise, is now homes the region's most noteworthy bird sanctuaries.
There is no shortage of flights into the island daily, from all corners of the world. It is the centre if you want to travel onwards to other small and large islands inside the Caribbean.
The temperature here is mostly between mid seventies in the winter to the mid eighties in the summer. The annual rainfall here is pretty low, making Antigua and Barbuda the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands. Humidity here is also very low all the year round.
There are other thrilling activities which you can enjoy like boating, cricket, tennis, windsurfing, hiking and bird watching, fishing and hunting, horseback riding and also golfing. This is a great place and you can enjoy the relaxed pace of a Caribbean holiday at Antigua and Barbuda. With all these great activities it is not surprising that they are one of the Caribbean's leading destinations for tourists renting holiday villas.
No holiday to the Antigua and Barbuda can be completed without spending a superb day just relaxing , sipping a rum punch, and the Caribbean sun adding to your tan and the warm winds blowing to keep you cool. You can take pleasure in motorboat tours, eco tours, sailing tours, land tours and even charter a yacht for a day of sport fishing.
You can be sure that every different excursion will help you discover a new Antigua. It is also a good idea to spend a day snorkeling off a beach or even sunbathing. It is no wonder that many tourists come back to Antigua year after year and stay in superb holiday villas that can be rented directly from their holiday home owners.
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing online travel websites for booking holiday homes. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday Villas .
Direct Holiday Bookings also has a great selection of Holiday Cottages and self catering holiday apartments that can be rented as holiday homes all over the world.