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Antigua is the Caribbean island of your dreams, combining glorious beaches with historic towns and glamorous ports. Every inch of the island is enchanting, so renting a car through Orbitz for your trip here can bring the benefits of untethered exploration and the chance to discover your own patch of bliss.
Renting a car in advance for your Antigua trip can be a straightforward process, allowing you to land on the island and begin exploring immediately. Find your ideal rental car through Orbitz, then use our guide below to learn all the key facts.
Most of the car rental outlets in Antigua are in the St. John region, in the north of the island. Here’s where you’ll find the VC Bird International Airport and the popular town of St. John’s. The eastern region of St. Phillip also offers a couple of car rental options.
Surprisingly for a relatively small island, numerous car rental companies operate here. Take your pick from companies such as Dollar, Budget, Ace, Hertz, Avis and more.
In Antigua you should drive on the left side of the road, and all the cars are right-hand drives.
You have to be at least 23 to drive a car in Antigua – although many rental operators enforce a minimum age limit of 25. If you’re unsure, check with your car rental company in advance.
Take your driver’s license and your credit card to Antigua. Once you’re there, pick up a local temporary license at your car rental desk and keep this in the car with you, along with your insurance documents.
The majestic island of Antigua is everything you could want from a Caribbean escape. Come here to relax on palm-shaded shores or to drift in a yacht around the verdant coastline. We’ve picked three of the most scenic spots on the island.
One of the most famous sights in Antigua is the natural inlet of English Harbour. The view from nearby Shirley Heights captures its beauty, as yachts bob in the curved waterway. You can learn about the history of the area in Nelson’s Dockyard. The UNESCO-protected site hosts a museum dedicated to its former British naval base.
The main town in Antigua is a vibrant cruise terminal with a fascinating museum covering the history of the island. The highlight of the area is Heritage Quay, an atmospheric shopping area with colorful building fronts and duty-free stores. This is the place to be at night, too, when the town’s bars and clubs come to life.
Pick your spot on a mile-long stretch of the finest golden sand, then lie down and watch the aquamarine water lapping gently against the shore. There are restaurants and resorts nearby, as well as watersports operators tempting you with scuba and jet ski excursions, but you’ll find it difficult to leave this gorgeous spot behind.