Long Bay is located on Antigua’s east coast, just over 30 minutes from the airport by car. The breathtaking Long Bay Beach is just five minutes from the small settlement of Willikies. Think fine white sand and calm turquoise waters!
Blue water, white sand, lush green rainforest – that’s what the Caribbean is all about. One island stands out: Antigua is renowned for its 365 beaches and will leave you spoilt for choice!
The east coast of Antigua is a secret tip for those who want to explore the Atlantic side of the island. The standout beach on the eastern side is Long Bay Beach with its fine, soft sand and crystal-clear waters. As a bonus, there is a reef close to the beach perfect that’s perfect for beginning snorkelers.
Seabreeze is a popular restaurant at the Verandah Resort. It offers an international buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No bookings are required; you just turn up when you feel hungry! Head right in from the beach, but make sure your swimwear is dry and covered.
If fine dining is your choice for the evening, head to Nicole’s for an exquisite taste of Caribbean-fusion cuisine. Nicole’s dress code requests elegant evening dress, and reservations are required for this popular non-smoking restaurant. Monday and Thursday evenings are family-friendly nights for young and old to enjoy together.
For some tasty Italian and Caribbean-inspired cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere, head to Mama Pasta. This casual open-air restaurant in Long Bay is open for dinner and lunch and perfect for enjoying the gentle sea breeze as you enjoy your favourite pizza with a smooth glass of wine!
Long Bay Beach is a top snorkeling site, so remember to pack your swimwear and snorkel. But if you do forget, you can hire snorkeling gear at the beach.
Umbrellas and lounge chairs are also available for rent, so you can just lie back and enjoy a relaxing day in the sun!
Given Long Bay’s proximity to Willikies, many visitors like to tour the town after visiting the beach.
A ten-minute car ride from Long Bay Beach sits Betty’s Hope, a sugar plantation museum with a fully restored sugar mill tower. This heritage site, which dates back to 1651, is now a museum and well worth a visit. Discover the fascinating history of the plantation, the mill, and its owner at the museum’s Interpretation Centre.
Located 7 km from Long Bay Beach, Stingray City Antigua makes for an exciting excursion for the whole family. You will have the opportunity to feed and interact with stingrays and snorkel among spectacular coral reefs and colorful tropical fish. An unforgettable experience is guaranteed!
The western end of Long Bay Beach is home to the Pineapple Beach Club resort. Ideal for couples and older travellers, this adults-only all-inclusive resort caters to guests and groups aged 16+. The 180 rooms have all mod-cons and will not disappoint. Pineapple Beach Club is 30 minutes from the airport and offers daily shuttles to the capital St. John’s for a small fee.
Another fabulous option is the luxurious Nonsuch Bay Resort about
3 km away, just south of Willikies. Guests can enjoy the private beach and take advantage of the many water sports activities on offer. Couples and families are welcome at this tropical resort.
An excellent option for families or larger groups are the three spacious and well-appointed Emerald Springs Villas just 1.5 km from Willikies. Privacy is guaranteed as you make yourself at home in one of the
three secluded villas. High-speed internet and a fantastic pool are also
available in each property. And the panoramic views over the bay are to die for. You won’t want to leave the premises!
Devil’s Bridge, just 1.2 km to the east of Long Bay Beach, is one of Antigua’s most famous sites. Made of limestone, the rugged rock formation of this natural arch is the result of millions of years of ancient reef formation, shaped by crashing ocean waves. Devil’s Bridge sits where the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea meet and is a must-see natural attraction.