For a laid-back Caribbean getaway with pristine beaches and a British accent, try Antigua. A favorite of jet-setters and celebs since the 1960s, it’s also home to a world-class regatta. But with an apparent 365 beaches (one for every day of the year, as the saying goes), this small, friendly island is still a place where you can find a quiet stretch of white sand to stroll or join the locals for a barbecue with sunset views on Sunday evenings. Luxury villas in the exclusive Jumby Bay area put you close to some of the island’s best beaches while maintaining a private feel.
Experience Antigua Luxury Villas
If this is your first visit to Antigua, be warned: the powdery sand and warm turquoise water will keep you coming back again and again. The largely calm bays and clear water are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking, but there are thrills to be had during Antigua Sailing Week each spring. Plan a tee time at one of the golf courses, book a day of pampering at a luxury spa or, in a nod to the island’s British heritage, take up a mallet on a croquet lawn. Bring back local produce and fresh seafood from the market to your villa to try out, and don’t leave without sampling at least one of the island’s famous rum punches.