Two weeks after race week is the best time of year in Antigua. The crazyness is over and the nicest time of year begins. Yes, you need to know where the best (not nearest) hurricane
holes are, and the heat can be bad on shore, but anchor
far enough out and life is great. there are still plenty of lobsters, and the buses are not crowded. The summer sailing community is much saner, and more close knit. The first time I sailed into Antigua, I arrived in the middle of the charter boat show
, not knowing anything about big money
and crewed charter
boats. I thought the place was nuts. I later learned to love the place. I spent 3 summers in Antigua, and one in the Virgins, and liked the summer months.______Grant.