Featured holiday Sailing holiday at Nonsuch Bay Antigua

7 nights/8 days
This is a 7-night holiday at Nonsuch Bay, Antigua, a 4-star resort sitiated in a secluded location on a protected bay on Antigua's east coast. A unqiue feature of this all-inclusive holiday is Nonsuch Bay's core fleet of keelboats, RS Qubas, hobie cats and kayaks, which you can use. Group tuition in sailing is also provided twice a week. There is a choice of accommodation, ideal for couples and families.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a deluxe suite on all-inclusive
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Antigua return, economy
  • Car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury sailing holidays at Nonsuch Bay Antigua

This is a sailing holiday designed for both those who would like to learn to sail in a warm, tropical location and for those who know how to sail and want to have a supply of sailboats at their disposal during the holiday. Here at Nonsuch Bay, Antigua, group sailing lessons for all ages and complimentary use of a fleet of sailboats, subject to competence, is included in your holiday price. Nonsuch Bay is situated in a secluded part of Antigua on a gentle bay. The bay has a two square mile area of enclosed water and is protected from the open sea by a barrier reef and graced by consistently gentle winds year-round. This makes for ideal conditions for small boat sailing and kitesurfing. This makes for ideal conditions for small boat sailing and kitesurfing. The resort’s fleet consists of RS Elite Keelboats, RS Qubas, Hobie Cats and Kayaks. Private tuition can be provided at a supplement. Snorkelling trips are also conducted. Kitesurfing, kiteboarding, stand-up paddle boarding and windsurfing are offered by the 40knots kitesurfing and windsurfing school based at the resort. Tuition, equipment and support are available but must be paid for locally. IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) certified instructors, up-to-date equipment, instructors using inflatable boats, the latest teaching methods and perfect conditions guarantee quality of the highest standards and the ideal environment for surfers of all abilities. Because the kitesurfing area of two square miles is inside the bay, on the windward side of the island and behind a barrier reef with a launching point from a sandy beach at the mouth of the bay, kitesurfers are able to maximize the time spent on the water. The instructors provide constant support and guidance from inflatable boats and all this is accessed directly from the Nonsuch Bay Resort waterfront. There is a good choice of accommodation at Nonsuch Bay, from one-bedroom deluxe suites or premium beach suites for two adults to deluxe two bedroomed suites and two bedroomed premium beach cottages that sleep a total of 4 adults and 1 child. There are some three-bedroomed deluxe suites too for up to 6 adults and 1 child.

Highlights

3 swimming pools • Fleet of sailboats • Kayaks • Kids’ clubs for 5-12 year olds • Group sailing instruction • Snorkelling equipment • Private sailing tuition • Kitesurfing • Paddle boards • Baby-sitting • Windsurfing • Rib water taxi • Spa treatments


Holiday price guide Sample prices are for 7 nights all-inclusive.

From about

£2,280 per person in a deluxe suite

£8,250 for a family of four in a 2-bedroom deluxe suite

Holiday Code FHCE01

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury sailing holidays at Nonsuch Bay Antigua

We include a scheduled flight with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic from London to Antigua. You are met by your transfer driver at the airport and taken to Nonsuch Bay, which is about 40 minutes by car from the airport. Nonsuch Bay occupies 40 waterfront acres, landscaped into colourful, tropical gardens, in a secluded spot on the east of the island. The accommodation in suites and cottages is West Indian Georgian colonial in style and there is a restaurant, bar and clubhouse, 3 swimming pools, childcare facilities and sailing school. Cooled by the trade winds and sheltered from the ocean, it is a tranquil haven and home to wildlife including dolphins and turtles. All meals are included at Nonsuch Bay as well as soft and alcoholic drinks by the glass, from the bar and with meals.

You have six whole days to enjoy the sailing and water sports here at Nonsuch Bay. The resort with its sailboats suits accomplished sailors and novices alike, at all ages. Children can be occupied with the kids’ club, as well and joining in sailing tuition, whilst parents can make use of the fleet of boats. The resort’s fleet consists of RS Elite Keelboats, RS Qubas, Hobie Cats and Kayaks. There are excursions to beaches and snorkelling trips provided for adults and children together, three times a week. The group sailing tuition takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am until 12 noon but private lessons can be arranged too. Arrangements and payment need to be made directly with the 40Knots school for windsurfing, kite surfing and stand up paddleboard rental and tuition. If you opt for a premium beach suite or premium beach cottage you also benefit from in-room drinks and a Nespresso coffee machine. Meals are served on shaded terraces and cuisine is very much a combination of local Caribbean produce and international style. There is a small resort shop open 7 days a week selling snacks, ice cream, beach wear and gifts. Spa treatments are available by appointment and are taken in the privacy of the guest accommodation or on their private shaded terrace.

You have the morning free until you need to check-out and then your transfer will return you to the airport in the afternoon or early evening depending on the time of your flight to London.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for 7 nights all-inclusive.

From about

£2,280 per person in a deluxe suite

£8,250 for a family of four in a 2-bedroom deluxe suite

Holiday Code FHCE01

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include ● Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Antigua return, economy
● Car transfers
● 7 nights’ all-inclusive with breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and 3-course dinner with water, soft drinks, house spirits, house beer and house wine at the bar and with meals
● Use of the resort’s fleet of sailboats subject to competency
● Group sailing lessons for all ages on Tuesday and Thursday mornings
● Island beach and snorkelling trips three times a week
● Kids’ club for children aged 5 to 12 years, daily
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for 7 nights all-inclusive.

From about

£2,280 per person in a deluxe suite

£8,250 for a family of four in a 2-bedroom deluxe suite

Holiday Code FHCE01

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Antigua return, economy
• Car transfers
• 7 nights’ all-inclusive with breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and 3-course dinner with water, soft drinks, house spirits, house beer and house wine at the bar and with meals
• Use of the resort’s fleet of sailboats subject to competency
• Group sailing lessons for all ages on Tuesday and Thursday mornings
• Island beach and snorkelling trips three times a week
• Kids’ club for children aged 5 to 12 years, daily
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are scheduled flights with British Airways from London Gatwick to Antigua every day. The resort provides a transfer for you and the journey time is about 40 minutes.

Luxury sailing holidays at Nonsuch Bay Antigua

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Nonsuch Bay
Nonsuch Bay

Nonsuch Bay is an exclusive resort in a stunning beachfront location. This all inclusive resort offers a wide choice of cuisine and numerous activities to ensure that every member of the family has a stay to remember.

Deluxe suite

From about Sample prices are for 7 nights all-inclusive.

Holiday Code FHCE01

Luxury sailing holidays at Nonsuch Bay Antigua

About Antigua

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Antigua is an indulgent getaway in a paradise setting. Antigua, the largest of the Leeward islands, has a cosiness and charm that welcomes the first-time visitor to the Caribbean and yet has an ease and sophistication that makes it attractive for those returning for rest and relaxation. The island is home to a great range of luxury hotels and resorts including Carlisle Bay, a boutique hotel located on a beautiful sandy beach which offers a great range of activities; and Hermitage Bay, an intimate and charming hideaway which is ideal for relaxation. Antigua is a low-lying island of yellowish green rolling hills that are gentle on the eye, but it is the spectacular coastline of long sweeping white sand beaches, inlets, bays and coves that is undeniably glorious. The island is surrounded by a sea of turquoise green and deep dark blue protected by coral reefs and on the eastern Atlantic edge cliffs and boulders form excellent perches for pelicans. The cosiness of Antigua is enhanced by the cheerful villages with names such as Liberta, Tyrells and All Saints with their numerous churches and colourful gardens surrounding the gaily-coloured houses, many painted vibrant greens, blues, yellows and pinks.

Highlights of Antigua

Cricket is the national sport of Antigua. Wadadli is the local beer. There are an exceptional number of places of interest to visit including museums, quaysides, old plantations. Some examples are Parham Harbour and St Peter’s Church, Betty’s Hope old sugar plantation and Harmony Hall, restored Great House with a craft centre. Falmouth, English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard is one of the most picturesque and beautiful harbour areas in the Caribbean. A few of the outstanding beaches on the island include Dickenson Bay, Soldiers Bay, Hawksbill Beach, Galleon Beach and Darkwood Beach. Carnival is at the end of July. Fig Tree drive between Old Road and Liberta is through the rainforest.

Travel around Antigua

The roads are fine except for a few potholes. Car hire is easily arranged and highly recommended. Traffic on a Saturday can be quite heavy in St John’s but you can find parking places. Distances are not too great so it really is easy to get around. Signposting is lacking, and an ordnance survey map is more accurate than tourist maps provided locally.

Facts in brief

Capital St. John's
Airport VC Bird International Airport
Size 108 sq. miles
Population 80,000
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