Landing Bay

Rocky formations, sea grape brush and green hills make for a great view from this beach, which still manages to have a beautiful stretch of smooth white sand. The water is calm and clear and this beach is usually quiet.

Located in Five Islands, fairly close to St. John's, Landing Bay is on the West coast of Antigua. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Visitors should keep in mind that, while Landing Bay is certainly not secluded, it's not the busiest of Antigua's beaches either. It's the perfect choice for vacationers who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Between Galley Bay and Hawksbill Bay, Landing Bay is accessible by Gray's Farm Main Road. It has beautiful vegetative surroundings and the shape of the Bay helps calm the waters. There are resorts on either side of this beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Landing Bay happens to be found in a popular area that can get crowded, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Landing Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the West coast of Antigua. It's located near Royal Antiguan, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

Historical attractions like Fort Barrington offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Landing Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Antigua, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this site can be found a mile from this site of historical interest.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Landing Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royal Antiguan Gambling Arcade 1.0 mi. ENE Antigua
Fort Barrington Historical Site 1.1 mi. NE Antigua
Fort James Historical Site 2.4 mi. ENE Antigua
King's Casino Casino 3.4 mi. E Antigua
Gismary Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.5 mi. E Antigua
ZEMI Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.5 mi. E Antigua
Jolly Harbour Golf Course Golf Course 3.5 mi. S Antigua
Paradise Casino Casino 3.5 mi. E Antigua
Taino's & Millennium Galleries Art Gallery 3.5 mi. S Antigua
Asot's Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 3.6 mi. E Antigua
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 3.6 mi. E Antigua
St. John's Cathedral Historical Site 3.6 mi. E Antigua

Cities and Towns

The nearby town of Jolly Harbour is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Landing Bay, Jolly Harbour is a fairly short distance away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


How many other people you encounter at Landing Bay will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation spot, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For visitors wanting to book a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the accommodation options closest to Landing Bay.

Accommodations near Landing Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hawksbill Beach Resort 0.2 mi. S Resort
Galley Bay 0.3 mi. NE Hotel
Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort 1.0 mi. ENE Hotel
Coconut Beach Club 1.4 mi. ENE Hotel
Hermitage Bay 2.3 mi. S Resort
Heritage Hotel 3.4 mi. E Hotel
Tranquility Bay 3.6 mi. S Hotel
City View Hotel 3.6 mi. E Hotel
Anchorage Inn -- -- Hotel
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 3.8 mi. S Resort


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is Barefooot Grille. The restaurant has International cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is included in the following table.

Restaurants near Landing Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Barefooot Grille (866) 237-1644 International Very Casual 0.3 mi. NE
Gauguin (866) 237-1644 Caribbean, European, International Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Ismay's Restaurant (866) 237-1644 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Sea Grape (866) 237-1644 Caribbean Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Andes on Deep Bay Waterfront Restaurant (268) 462-3733 American, Caribbean Informal 1.0 mi. ENE
Barrington's Restaurant (268) 462-3733 International Fine Dining 1.0 mi. ENE
Jimmy's Beach Grill & Bar (268) 462-3733 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. ENE
Lagoon Café (268) 462-3733 Eclectic Very Casual 1.0 mi. ENE
Russell's (268) 462-5479 Caribbean -- 2.4 mi. ENE
Millers by the Sea (268) 462-9414 Caribbean -- 2.8 mi. ENE
Sandhaven (268) 771-6803 Caribbean Very Casual 3.1 mi. NE
Table D'Hote (268) 560-3534 -- -- 3.1 mi. E

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them in Antigua will have lots of options besides Landing Bay.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Hawksbill Bay, which is located within a short distance.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Antigua, and paying a visit to Landing Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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