When it comes to finding the ideal luxury destination in the Caribbean, few locations compare to Antigua and Barbuda. Ambassador Dario Item speaks about what makes this stunning twin-island nation stand out from the rest.

With its unrivaled natural beauty, luxurious accommodations, world-class cuisine, and plethora of activities, it’s no wonder that Antigua and Barbuda is often referred to as the ultimate Caribbean getaway.

While there are many reasons why this is so, here are just a few that Ambassador Dario Item wants you to know about:

H.E Dr. Dario Item with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

The weather is perfection

With an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius and over 300 days of sunshine per year, Antigua and Barbuda enjoys some of the best weather in the entire world, with its 365 beaches – one each day!

Dario Item Ffryes Beach Antigua and Barbuda
Ffryes Beach Antigua and Barbuda

Whether you are looking to lounge on white sand beaches or enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and biking, you’ll be able to do so year-round thanks to the stable climate.

Luxurious resorts abound

If luxurious accommodations are what you are after, look no further than Antigua and Barbuda. Home to numerous four to five-star resorts like Hodges Bay Resort & Spa and Hermitage Bay All Inclusive Resort, you’ll be treated like royalty from the moment you arrive.

Each resort offers its own unique amenities but all come complete with world-class service that will make your stay truly unforgettable.

Mouthwatering cuisine: You haven’t fully lived until you’ve tried the local specialties!

Antiguan cuisine is a tantalizing blend of African, British, Indian, and Creole influences that will leave your taste buds singing for more.

Dubbed “one of the most exciting food scenes in the Caribbean” by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, don’t miss out on dishes like dukuna (a type of bread pudding), fungee (cornmeal mush), saltfish fritters, or the National Dish bullseye (a fried pastry filled with beef or chicken). Yum!

Adventure awaits you at every corner

Whether you are looking for excitement or relaxation, Antigua and Barbuda has something for everyone. Adrenaline junkies can zip-line through the rainforest, yacht shows, cave tubing through ancient limestone caverns, or go kitesurfing at one of our many world-class windsurfing spots. Prefer to take things slow?

Mermaid Gardens Antigua, Photo Courtesy of Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority
Mermaid Gardens Antigua, Photo Courtesy of Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority

No problem! Stroll through our UNESCO World Heritage Site English Harbor, visit Nelson’s Dockyard Museum, or simply soak up the sun on one of our 365 beaches (one for every day of the year!).

A little something for everyone

From luxury resorts and spas to historic sites and natural wonders, Antigua and Barbuda truly has it all. But that’s not all – our friendly locals, vibrant culture, and laid-back Caribbean lifestyle are sure to charm even the most discerning traveler.

So what are you waiting for? Come see for yourself why we’re considered the ultimate luxury destination in the Caribbean!

| All images courtesy of Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority