Part of the Leeward Islands Group in the northeast of the Caribbean, Antigua is a place to take things easy with a beach for every day of the year, a fabulous climate, luxurious waters and plenty of shopping opportunities. With its great reefs and wrecks it has some of the best diving opportunities in the Caribbean while its neighbour Barbuda is the home of a large rookery. Antigua is one of the busiest islands and constantly attracts new visitors who enter on the cruise ships eager to stroll around the markets or sample some of the local cuisine. Much of the activities revolve around the water and the beaches are among the best in the Caribbean with bright white sands and turquoise shades. Average temperatures range from 24°C to 28°C throughout the year, and it is also one of the driest islands in the Caribbean. Antigua has the shortest flight time of the main Caribbean resorts, taking a little under eight hours on average from UK airports. Cheap Flights to Antigua (ANU). Fly direct from London Gatwick (LGW) with Virgin Atlantic & British Airways to Antigua (ANU), having a choice of Economy, Premium Economy & Business Class (Upper Class) with upgrade prices starting from £180.