Luxury Travel to Antigua
Less than an hour south west of the capital, the UNESCO-awarded city of Antigua is easily one of the most enchanting in all of Latin America.
The setting in a central highland valley ringed by three volcanoes, the city was once one of the largest seats of the Spanish colonial empire and has a perfectly preserved blend of that era’s history and its captivating baroque architecture. Furthermore with Antigua’s modern and very well ordered cosmopolitan charm, it’s no wonder it has and continues to win over so many.
Being a fairly compact size you can stroll its criss-crossing avenidas and calles, explore its baroque cathedrals and museums, and sip coffee (made just a stone’s throw from the city) in its quaint plazas. Walking up to the Hill of the Cross gives you those great panoramas over the city, and then get up close to city life by visiting the central market and artisan workshops specialising in Jade, jewellery and textiles.
We offer a number of privately guided tours with expert local guides according to your interests here in Antigua, and our selection of fine boutique hotels are all in keeping with the city’s captivating character.
When to go
November to April are the driest months and best to travel. Even in the rainy season (May to October) it might only rain for a few hours a day, so it can still be visited during these months.
What to do
- Explore the cities art galleries, museums and architecture
- Get lost in the bustle of the local markets.
- Visits to local indigenous markets and communities
- Visit a coffee farm, close to the city
Itineraries including Antigua
Accommodation in Antigua
Here are some of our travel designers' favourite options
Villa BokéhYou’ll find this luxury Relais & Chateaux hotel tucked away in a beautiful six-acre garden, just a short drive from the centre of Antigua. Villa Bokéh’s building combines classic Guatemalan colonial architecture with contemporary design with private terraces and pretty secluded gardens. The property has 15 rooms for you to choose from. There is plenty to do here when you’re not out exploring the region. Spend time in the billiard room, fully-equipped gym, outdoor swimming pool and spa. Villa Bokéh offers full room service, but you can also choose to enjoy the sunlit, gourmet-style dining room for tasty Guatemalan breakfasts, or the open kitchen which serves fresh pastries and fruit throughout the day. The inviting pool area is surrounded by mature palm trees, has hot and cold Jacuzzis and charming daybeds. At the poolside grill you’ll discover a summery menu including ceviche, pizza, and piña colada. The spa has an array of treatments inspired by Mayan traditions. Villa Bokéh is surrounded by one of the largest hotel gardens in Antigua; the lush landscape has paths which wind around the lake, river, and picturesque lily ponds. Spend time enjoying the tropical flowers, picturesque gazebo, lakeside solarium and tranquil waterfalls – all framed by views of the Volcano Agua.