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Antigua: St James Club or The Verandah?

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  Lucky you! Hopefully if you’re reading this you’ve decided to go to my favourite Caribbean island, Antigua! It’s perfect for families who want to minimise travel time – it’s the closest Caribbean Island to the UK and takes roughly 8 hours via plane. Plus many of the resorts are with 30 minutes – 1 hour […]

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Trying out floatfit® CARIBBEAN aquabase® at Elite Island Resorts!

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  Perhaps he sensed my apprehension. “Don’t worry – you can modify any of this.” Super Dave, on Elite Island Resort’s activity staff at St. James’ Club in Antigua, is wearing a fluorescent pink sports shirt and black Lyra gym shorts. His Antiguan accent oozes enthusiasm and I’m  instantly reminded I’m on holiday. He looks over my Lands […]

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VLOG: Our review trip to The Verandah, Antigua

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Come with the Modern Family to Antigua! In October we stayed at The Verandah Resort and Spa as guests of Elite Island Resorts. We made the most of the week trying to keep fit as a family – kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, swimming and hiking to historic Devil’s Bridge. Come join us!      Read […]

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Antigua: The Verandah Resort and Spa

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  I knew we’d be back! After visiting last year, Antigua is now one of our favourite holiday destinations. Minimising travel time is a key factor for us and Antigua is the closest Caribbean island from the UK (less than 8 hours flying time). Plus if you pick a resort near the airport, you can save a couple of hours […]

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Antigua: 12 ace activities for families

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    Known for its coral reef-lined beaches, rainforests and resorts, Antigua is a popular destination for Brits seeking sunshine. The nice thing about the Caribbean island is that you can do a lot — or just hang out on one of the 365 beaches! From zip-lining, to historical tours of Nelson’s Dockyard and Betty’s Hope to swimming with […]

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Antigua: Elite Island’s St James’s Club family resort

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  It was hot when we landed in Antigua. A friend had warned me to wear layers on the plane, and I reminded myself to thank her as I stripped off my cashmere cardigan to reveal a white cotton short-sleeved T-shirt. Then I rolled up my jeans and looked for a taxi. St James’s Club […]

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Win a family stay at St James’s Club Antigua – or another Elite Island Resort

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  As part of the #EliteIslandFamilies blogothan, the Modern Family visited St James’s Club & Villas Antigua. Now you have an opportunity to win a week’s stay there for a family of four, or at one of three other equally inticing Elite Island Family Caribbean resorts!  It’s easy to enter the BritMums giveaway, which is sponsored by […]

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24 fun things for families at St James’s Club, Antigua

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  Want to escape the UK’s grey weather? The Caribbean is one of your best bets for guaranteed sunshine, and Antigua is particularly appealing. It’s a 7+ hour flight away and close enough to the equator to give you a reliable dose of warmth anytime of the year. Compare that to Dubai, which has similar flight times, […]

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Antigua with kids: 16 important things to know before you go

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  Everyone in Antigua knows everyone else. With 80,000 people on the 14-by-11-mile gateway to the Caribbean, it’s easy to see why. Most reside near the capitol of St John in the northeast. The rest are scattered in the candy-coloured villages across the island. The resorts pretty much claim the coast. I learn this from […]

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