Flight and Transfer
Flying from Dublin to Antigua takes approximately 9 hours. Antigua is not a large island and the distances are generally quite short. Transfers to a majority of the hotels should not take any longer than half an hour.
No visa is currently required for Irish passport holders. This should be re-checked on booking for any changes. Your passport must be valid for six months after departure from this country, and children and infants must also hold their own passport. All travellers should check full entry requirements prior to travel. There is a departure tax payable by tourists when leaving Antigua, costing US$28 or ECS$70.
English is the official language and is spoken by everyone on the island. Local dialects can occasionally be heard when venturing into the town centres.
The Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$) is the official local currency although in practice the US Dollar is also widely accepted, as are credit cards.
110V-220V, two and three-pin plugs are standard.
Vaccination & Health
As health requirements change please consult with your GP or specialist travel clinic well in advance of your holiday for specific information related to your travel and medical history. Additional information can be found by visiting NaTHNaC or MASTA Travel health.
When the sun gets high in the sky, Antigua gets very hot. Drinking plenty of water is essential, as is wearing a high factor sun cream.
GMT -4 hours (-5hours in summer)
Antigua Travel Guides
- Useful facts
- A beginner's guide to Antigua
- Top 10 things to do in Antigua
- Family holidays in Antigua for all budgets
- Luxury holidays in Antigua
- Top 10 family hotels in Antigua
- Planning your Antigua honeymoon
- Dickenson Bay beach holidays
- Hawksbill, Antigua beach holidays
- Eating, drinking and nightlife
- Things to do and excursions
- Pre-bookable excursions