Of the many idyllic islands comprising the Leeward chain in the northeastern Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda may just be the paradise among paradises by offering two dynamic destinations in one. Ever-sunny Antigua expertly blends its rich colonial history with rainforest canopies, picturesque coastlines, and world-class accommodations, exciting travellers with a rich portfolio of excursions. The shy beauty of Barbuda remains unspoiled and untamed, its natural landscape an eclectic mix of shrub forest, coastal caves, and gentle volcanic plateaus punctuated by a handful of luxury beachfront hideaways and its famous lagoon.
If you’re looking to travel this fall and book a trip to paradise, we’ve crafted a sample itinerary and provided our picks for the best of both worlds in Antigua and Barbuda. For the attractions, activities, and excursions that elevate this sister-and-sister destination to the top of our must-visit list, make yourself a tropical rum punch and then read on below.