Antigua, All-Inclusive Resorts
Hermitage Bay, Antigua
Surrounded by 10 acres of tropical gardens and a white-sand beach, this intimate hotel is located on Antigua’s west coast, 15 miles from the airport. Situated along the bay or on the hillside, 25 individual cottages feature furnished terraces, ocean or partial ocean views, LCD TVs, and outdoor garden showers.The hotel offers a spa, restaurant, and bar. This all-inclusive resort includes various amenities in the room price. See the room description section for details. Surrounded by tropical gardens and white-sand beach, this boutique hotel was carefully designed to blend into the natural environment. Located on a secluded corner of the island, the hotel is ideal for couples seeking a quiet and relaxing getaway. This all-inclusive resort welcomes guests 12 and older throughout the year and guests 8 and older during the summer season (policy subject to change). Guests can kayak, snorkel, or sail in the bay or spend the day lounging by the beach or pool. The spa offers facials, massages, and body treatments (surcharge), and the hotel sits on 10 acres of secluded tropical gardens for guests to explore. Creative European and Caribbean cuisine is served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the beach front restaurant. Guests also enjoy afternoon tea and canapés during cocktail hour
Jumby Bay, Antigua
300-acre private island resort off the coast of Antigua, home to just 39 suites and 11 villas.Suites include carved mahogany four-poster king beds. Villas include four-poster bamboo beds. No TVs. The resort has two beaches and an 18th-century plantation house containing a fine-dining restaurant and lounge. Once a sugar plantation, 300-acre Long Island is owned by Americans and Britons who maintain multi-million-dollar vacation homes on the island away from Jumby Bay Resort’s 85 acres and ensure the island’s environment remains unspoiled. Endangered Hawksbill turtles lay eggs on the northern beach, their nocturnal June-November arrivals recorded by researchers and assisted by resort guests. Non-woolly feral sheep descended from ancestors left by the Spanish in the 16th century roam the island. Water birds flock to depressions that become ponds during rare heavy rains. Songbirds, mourning doves, and egrets abound. The Blue Pelican can be spotted. The island is so ideally situated to catch trade-wind breezes for a long time the resort offered no air conditioning. No cars other than a small security-staff van are permitted. Guests use bicycles strategically located so they can ride or walk at will without regard for keeping track of “their” bikes. Complimentary golf-cart shuttle service is also available. The resort’s main 0.5-mile beach curves along a calm-water bay facing Antigua Island to the west. Thatch-roof shades and thickly cushioned lounge chairs line the beach, ensuring each guest ample room for uncrowded sunbathing and swimming. (Children have their own beach and swing-set south of the resort’s dock.) Another 0.5-mile beach lies along the northern shore, providing beach combing and snorkeling among coral heads. Secluded inland, a 25-meter lap pool furnishes freshwater exercise and tranquil sunbathing.
Curtain Bluff, Antigua
On a dramatic bluff overlooking Antigua’s southern shore, surrounded by tropical gardens and facing a private, pink-sand beach, this serene, all inclusive resort caters to travelers in search of the ultimate Caribbean escape. Ride the surf on water skies or a windsurfer; fish the deep seas, sail on blue waters, or practice your serve on one of four tennis courts under the watchful eye of a pro coach. After a full day, soak in your room’s marble bathtub. Food-lovers appreciate the award-winning cuisine, and the extensive wine cellar offers 2,500 bottles. Relax with a yoga session or a game of squash. It’s all included, with very few exceptions, at the exclusive and elegant Curtain Bluff.
Sandals Grande Antigua
Set on breathtaking Dickenson Bay, this romantic resort offers two uniquely-themed villages.Guests can choose from 379 rooms and suites in a range of categories. Some with private pools and butler service.Enjoy water and land sports, six pools, nine restaurants, eight bars, a nightclub, and theme-dress nights as well as optional treatments at the Red Lane ®Spa. A stained-glass tower in Sandals breezy lobby heralds the colorful, open-air ambiance. Both group activities and privacy are available around the densely planted grounds. Only couples age 18 and older are accepted as guests. Three medium-sized and one large pool are situated around the grounds. Eight-person spa tubs are paired with the smaller pools. Surrounded by a thick garden, the large pool comprises a good-size round section and a smaller section that curves around a two-sided swim-up bar. Adjacent is a 20-person spa tub. The beach fronting the resort provides a half-mile of nearly white sand.