CACTUS HOUSE (4 BEDROOMS)
Cactus is a new spacious award winning ‘World-Class’ luxury villa with a substantial infinity pool situated on the elevated wooded hillside behind Jolly Harbour. The spectacular panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and ocean rate as some of the best in Antigua. This property is in a league of its own offering absolute privacy and tranquillity for your total relaxation. Voted by Tripadvisor in 2020 as being in the top 10% of vacation properties available, worldwide
Cactus is conveniently situated with only a 30 minute complimentary transfer from the airport or A 20 minute drive to the Capital St.Johns. Less than 10 minute walk away is the Jolly Harbour Complex offering you golf course, shops, banks and a selection of restaurants.Just across the road are fine white powder sand beaches and restaurants, all within easy walking distance. Right next door is the new 5* Sugar Ridge Hotel where guests have use of their facilities including Spa, Gym, Pools and Restaurants.
Antigua is the closest of the major Caribbean Islands with a flight time of under 8 hours. It’s small size of only about 100 square miles with a population of 85 000 means it is easy to get round, plus it has one of the most envied climates in the West Indies lying where the Caribbean sea meets the Atlantic. Its proximity to the equator means that there are no distinct weather seasons and is regarded as the driest of the Caribbean Islands with little difference in temperature each year. The normal daily temperature is about 27′C (80′f) with a variation of just a few degrees either side during the year. Winter is regarded as December – March, but most of the rain falls August – November.
The hurricane season is technically July to November, but being so far south of the hurricane belt, means that it is almost 20 years since the Island was last affected. Antigua is one of the Leeward Islands, so benefits from cooling trade winds which makes the tropical climate very acceptable. These winds also make it a great location for sailing and water sports, additionally the crystal clear waters are great for diving and snorkeling.
Getting around the Island is simple by either car, taxi or bus – driving is on the right hand side. The Capital St Johns is home for Mega cruise liners and International shopping in the modern restored Heritage Quay. However only a few yards away,you walk back into history with the old character-filled buildings and streets and all safe to walk alone – unlike some Caribbean destinations. In the countryside there many abandoned sugar mills acting as a reminder of bygone trade and slavery. Nelsons Dockyard is a fully restored working harbour which has won many awards. Only a short distance away are Shirley heights and its colonial fort, from which there are stunning views over both the sea and countryside. Alternatively if relaxing in the sand is your preference, you will be spoilt for choice as it is reputed that Antigua has a different beach for everyday of the year.