Antigua & Barbuda with a Baby or Toddler

Many hotels on Antigua offer all-inclusive options, which can make for easy family holidays. Outside the resorts there is an excellent range of restaurants, small cafés and roadside bars to cater for most tastes.

Try a Caribbean stew of fish, chicken or mutton, or jerk chicken, rice and peas. Other local specialties include salted codfish served with tomato sauce and other fresh fish dishes (with the fish usually served blackened). Many of the sauces are very hot so be sure to ask when ordering for little ones.

You will be able to find fresh fruit everywhere and don’t miss the black pineapple (an extra-sweet type), green figs (bananas) and breadfruit.

The bar and restaurant at Shirley Heights is great for families on Thursdays and Sundays (with famous BBQ parties featuring a live steel band).

High Chairs

You will be able to find high chairs in the hotels and resorts and in many of the restaurants. There are also baby equipment rental agencies on the island that deliver. Smaller cafes and restaurants may not offer high chairs so bring a fold away high chair which you can pop in your bag if you will be doing a lot of exploring outside of your resort.