Antigua is an island in the Caribbean Sea known for its 365 magnificent beaches. Most of the island’s resorts and hotels are located on the coast, with direct access to the beach protected by a scenic bay and surrounded by tropical lush gardens. A number of resorts cater to adults and couples only. Many are all-inclusive, offering total relaxation and a full set of amenities.
1.Jumby Bay Island
© Jumby Bay Island
Jumby Bay Island is a 300-acre private island off the island of Antigua, about two and half kilometers from Dutchman Bay. It is a fiercely protected paradise with four and half miles of magnificent coastline and fine sandy beaches. There are no cars on the island and it is only reachable by boat. Only guests of the Jumby Bay Island Resort and the island residents are permitted on the island. The deluxe beachfront resort is all-inclusive, and all units enjoy views of the wide sandy beach and endless turquoise ocean. Elegant, spacious rooms and suites have furnished wraparound terraces, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, mini-bars, Nespresso machines, and iPod docks. Suites have tubs, outdoor showers, and/or plunge pools. Some also have living areas and beautiful private infinity pools. The resort has five restaurants, two swimming pools, a beach bar, a spa, and a fitness center.
Jumby Bay Island, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-462-6000
© Hermitage Bay
Hermitage Bay is located on a hillside overlooking a sandy beach. It is 2.4 km from Jolly Harbour Golf Club and about ten kilometers from the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. All suites in this all-inclusive eco-chic resort overlook the ocean and are located in their own private cottages in the midst of 16 acres of magnificent tropical gardens. Everything is provided for a perfect relaxing holiday – outdoor showers, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and designer toiletries. Some open directly to the beach. Hillside suites have their own private plunge pools and large, furnished wraparound decks. The guests enjoy a gourmet restaurant, a bar, a beachfront infinity pool, a spa, and a fitness room.
Jennings New Extension, Jennings, St. Marys, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 855-596-2747
3.Blue Waters Resort & Spa
© Blue Waters Resort & Spa
Snuggled in the beautiful Soldier Bay and surrounded by seven hectares of lush tropical greenery, Blue Waters Resort and Spa is an upscale beach resort about four kilometers from Antigua’s Cedar Valley Golf Club. Opulent rooms have balconies or patios overlooking the bay and the Caribbean Sea. They are beautifully furnished and have separate sitting areas and all modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, and mini-bars. Some suites have whirlpool tubs and sitting areas, and upgraded suites have kitchens and dining areas as well as private access to the pool. Guests enjoy complimentary English breakfast, three restaurants, three bars, three beaches, several pools, a gym, a spa, and a kids’ club.
St John's, Antigua and Barbuda, Phone: 866-599-6674
© Curtain Bluff
Curtain Bluff is perched on a rocky bluff about 12 km from Antigua’s Jolly Harbour Golf Club. This luxury all-inclusive resort is overlooking two palm tree-edged beaches and the vast expanse of blue ocean. Elegant rooms are beautifully furnished and have wood-paneled ceilings, mini fridges, free Wi-Fi, and terraces or balconies. Suites have sitting areas, and some upgraded suites also have private plunge pools or hot tubs. There are no TVs in the resort. Guests can enjoy two open-air restaurants, a cozy beach bar, a beachfront pool, a fitness center, and a spa. There are four tennis courts, two TV rooms, and a range of different water sports equipment.
Carlisle Bay, P.O. Box 288 St. John's, Old Rd, Old Road, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-462-8400
5.Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa
© Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa is a luxury, romantic all-inclusive adults-only resort overlooking a magnificent white-sand beach on Dickenson Bay, about 12 km from V C Bird International Airport. Lavishly decorated elegant rooms have all modern amenities such as iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and mini-fridges. Some rooms also have terraces, bay views, and four-poster beds. Upgraded rooms have mini-bars, free Wi-Fi, or separate living rooms and private pools. Guests are welcome to enjoy 11 restaurants and bars, a piano bar, a swim-up bar, six pools, a gym, a spa, a tennis court, and equipment for watersports. The resort has two distinct parts: the Caribbean Beachfront Village, a seaside garden oasis, and the Six-Star, all-suite Mediterranean Oceanview Village.
St John's St, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda, Phone: 268-484-0100
6.The Inn at English Harbour
© The Inn at English Harbour
The Inn at English Harbour is a luxury British Colonial style resort located about 1.2 kilometers from Antigua’s Galleon Beach, overlooking magnificent English Harbour. The all-suite hotel has its own beach and a small dock. It is set on a hill covered in lush tropical greenery with breathtaking views of the bay and the Caribbean Sea. The suites have marble or mahogany floors, verandas or balconies, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and coffee and tea-making facilities. The resort also has private, very romantic beachfront cottages. You can find an in-house restaurant located on a terrace overlooking the sea and another right on the beach. There is also a bar, indoor swimming pool, two tennis courts, and a spa.
Freeman's Bay, no 1, English Harbour, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-460-1014
7.Galley Bay Resort & Spa
© Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Galley Bay Resort & Spa is an adults-only all-inclusive, beachfront resort located about 15 minutes from Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport and seven kilometers from Cedar Valley Golf Club. Surrounded by lush tropical garden and a bird sanctuary, the resort overlooks magnificent Galley Bay, almost a mile long sandy beach, and the Caribbean Sea. This 98-room resort includes a range of rooms for different tastes and budgets. Charming rooms are decorated with local art and have all modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and mini-bars. Upgraded rooms have free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, living areas, and balconies. Tahitian-style private cottages have their own plunge pools. Guests can visit four restaurants, four bars, a lagoon-shaped pool surrounded by greenery and palm trees, a tennis court, a gym, and a spa.
Five Islands Village, St John's, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 866-237-1644
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8.The Verandah Resort & Spa
© The Verandah Resort & Spa
Surrounded by 30 acres of palm trees and oceanfront coastline, The Verandah Resort and Spa is a large, all-inclusive all-suite resort snuggled in 30 acres of magnificent Caribbean coastline. It is located on Antigua’s northeast coast, only six kilometers from Antigua’s Stingray City Antigua and 17 kilometers from VC Bird International Airport. The suites are located in charming colorful cottages or 2-bedroom villas. All have flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, sitting areas, oversized furnished porches, free Wi-Fi, and some have beautiful sea views. Villas have full kitchens and separate living and dining rooms. Guests enjoy three restaurants, four bars and lounges, two private sandy beaches and an outdoor swimming pool. There is also a spa, a gym, and a kids' club.
Long Bay, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 866-237-1785
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9.St. James's Club
© St. James's Club
Set on a secluded peninsula on the southeastern coast of Antigua, St. James’s Club & Villas is an all-inclusive beach resort about six kilometers from English Harbour. The rooms are fun and informal with tropically inspired décor and all modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms have direct access to the beach, some suites have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bay and living rooms, while villas have kitchens and dining rooms. The resort has four restaurants, two beaches, six pools, six tennis courts, a gym, and a kids' club. Guests have opportunity to learn windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing.
Mamora Bay, St. Paul's, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 866-237-2071
10.Sugar Ridge Antigua
© Sugar Ridge Antigua
Sugar Ridge Antigua is a family-owned luxury boutique hotel located on a hillside overlooking the Caribbean Sea, beaches fringed with stately palm trees, and the headlands to stunning Five Islands Bay. The hotel is located about a 12-minute walk from Jolly Harbour Beach and 11 km from Mount Obama. Modern, sophisticated rooms have verandas overlooking the bay and feature all modern amenities. Upgraded rooms have plunge pools and villas have travertine floors, living areas, picture windows, infinity pools, and covered furnished terraces. Guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast, two restaurants, a spa, a gym, an indoor pool, and regular entertainment.
Tottenham Park ,Jolly Harbour, Valley Rd, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-562-7700
© Cocobay Resort
Cocobay Resort is a sophisticated, adults-only all inclusive resort on Antigua’s Coco Beach about 15 km from historic Fort James at St. John's Harbour. Charming cottages are designed in traditional Caribbean plantation style and have sitting areas, furnished patios, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded cottages are located on the seafront and have air-conditioning and spacious patios with hammocks. Some luxury cottages also have plunge pools. The cottages are surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. There are no TVs. The resort has two restaurants, a beachfront pool, a spa, and regular live entertainment. Guests also have the opportunity to access equipment for a range of watersports.
Valley Church, NA, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-562-2400
12.South Point Antigua
© South Point Antigua
South Point Antigua is a luxury boutique beachfront all-suite seasonal hotel located a walking distance from Falmouth Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard, a historic 19th-century marina. The hotel has a private beach and a jetty, and all 23 suites have spectacular views of Falmouth Harbour marina and the Caribbean Sea. The suites are seamlessly blending comfort and modern amenities and have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, kitchens, lounge areas, and furnished patios or balconies. Two-bedroom penthouses have two lounge areas, coffeemakers, iPod docks, minibars, and beautifully furnished rooftop balconies. The hotel has a gourmet restaurant located on a pier overlooking the sea, a private beach, and a popular lobby lounge.
English Harbour, St. Paul, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 800-857-2082
13.Pineapple Beach Club Antigua - Adults Only - All Inclusive
© Pineapple Beach Club Antigua - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Surrounded by 30 acres of lush tropical garden, Pineapple Beach Club Antigua is an all-inclusive, adults-only beachfront 180-room resort located about two kilometers from the Devil’s Bridge and Indian Town Point rocks. The rooms are spacious and bright with traditional dark wood furniture, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, nicely furnished balconies, and, for most of them, beautiful views of the bay and the ocean. The resort has six restaurants and bars, two freshwater outdoor pools, a spa, a fitness center, and tennis courts. The beautiful crescent-shaped sandy beach is perfect for swimming, lounging, long walks, or snorkeling. The guests are offered a range of activities such as aerobics, beach volleyball, or tours aboard the catamaran Calypso.
Long Bay, St. Phillip, Willikies, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 800-858-4618
14.Trade Winds Hotel
© Trade Winds Hotel
Located a short drive from the center of Antigua’s capital St. John, Trade Winds Hotel is located on Antigua’s northeast coast on a hillside in a lush tropical garden, and it overlooks the magnificent sandy Dickenson Bay Beach. This charming 50-room hotel has spacious air-conditioned rooms with balconies or patios, beautiful tropical décor, CD players, sofa beds, TVs, mini-fridges and a safe. The hotel has a gourmet restaurant that serves regional cuisine. Guests can enjoy complimentary snacks during the day and cocktails on the terrace bar.
J. Hadeed St, Antigua and Barbuda, Phone: 268-462-1223
15.COCOS Hotel Antigua - All Inclusive - Adults Only
© COCOS Hotel Antigua - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Cocos Hotel Antigua is a luxury boutique all-inclusive, adults and couples only resort perched on a bluff overlooking the sea and two magnificent sandy beaches. The resort’s 34 rustic but beautifully appointed cottages are spacious and airy and have furnished balconies overlooking the beach and the sea. Cottages do not have TVs but do offer free Wi-Fi, mini-bars, outdoor showers, and four-poster beds. Some even have infinity plunge pools. The resort has a gourmet restaurant on the beach that serves local cuisine. Guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa, and daily yoga. All services are included.
Valley Church, Saint Mary, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-562-3444
16.Jolly Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive
© Jolly Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive
Jolly Beach Resort and Spa is a large 464-room beachfront resort set in a lush tropical garden between Jolly Harbor and the ocean. It is located about 15 minutes' walk from Jolly Harbour Golf Club and less than ten kilometers from the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. Sleek, modern rooms have comfortably furnished balconies, satellite TVs, and free Wi-Fi, and some rooms overlook the sea. Upgraded rooms also have coffee-makers and mini-fridges. Suites have separate living rooms, and private beachfront cottages have direct access to the beach. Cottages have either one or two bedrooms. The resort has five restaurants, two outdoor swimming pools, a gym, and a spa. Guests enjoy access to water sports equipment, and kids have their own club.
Bolans Village, Bolans, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-462-0061
17.Hawksbill by rex resorts - All Inclusive
© Hawksbill by rex resorts - All Inclusive
Hawksbill is a large all-inclusive resort set in the heart of 37 acres of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. The resort stretches around four small private bays, each with its own sandy beach. The resort is not far from Antigua’s capital city St. John with all its urban facilities. Guests of the resort can choose between spacious rooms and private bungalows snuggled in the garden. The rooms have private shower rooms, balconies, and ceiling fans, and many enjoy a view of the sea. Guests can spend time at the resort’s two restaurants and bars or enjoy tennis, snorkeling, boating, a weekly barbecue on the beach, and evening entertainment.
17.115800, -61.896876, Gray's Farm Main Rd, Five Islands village, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-462-0301
18.Tranquility Bay Antigua
© Tranquility Bay Antigua
Tranquility Bay is a relaxed all-suite 64-unit resort located on the beach in Jolly Harbor about ten kilometers from the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda and the historic Government House. All suites have balconies, fully equipped kitchens, separate living rooms, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded suites have private hot tubs on the balcony. Guests enjoy complimentary welcome drinks, shuttle service to the shops in Jolly Harbour, access to the internet café, five restaurants, lagoon-style pool, tennis courts, gardens with barbecues, and access to tennis courts, a casino, the marina, and a supermarket.
Jolly Harbour, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
© Carlisle Bay
Located at the edge of a rainforest about 16 km from Antigua’s historic Nelson's Dockyard marina, Carlisle Bay is an upscale beachfront all-suite resort. Luxury suites have floor-to-ceiling windows open to the magnificent ocean view. Beautifully decorated, they have all modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minibars, and coffeemakers. Some upgraded suites have opulent four-poster beds and butler service. Others have private kitchens. Guests enjoy complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea, and the resort has eight restaurants and bars, outdoor pools, a gym, a spa, and a yoga pavilion. The guests who are looking for more action can go sailing, play tennis, or participate in watersports.
Old road, Antigua & Barbuda, Phone: 268-484-0000
19 Best Antigua Hotels
- Jumby Bay Island, Photo: Jumby Bay Island
- Hermitage Bay, Photo: Hermitage Bay
- Blue Waters Resort & Spa, Photo: Blue Waters Resort & Spa
- Curtain Bluff, Photo: Curtain Bluff
- Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa, Photo: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa
- The Inn at English Harbour, Photo: The Inn at English Harbour
- Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Photo: Galley Bay Resort & Spa
- The Verandah Resort & Spa, Photo: The Verandah Resort & Spa
- St. James's Club, Photo: St. James's Club
- Sugar Ridge Antigua, Photo: Sugar Ridge Antigua
- Cocobay Resort, Photo: Cocobay Resort
- South Point Antigua, Photo: South Point Antigua
- Pineapple Beach Club Antigua - Adults Only - All Inclusive, Photo: Pineapple Beach Club Antigua - Adults Only - All Inclusive
- Trade Winds Hotel, Photo: Trade Winds Hotel
- COCOS Hotel Antigua - All Inclusive - Adults Only, Photo: COCOS Hotel Antigua - All Inclusive - Adults Only
- Jolly Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive, Photo: Jolly Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive
- Hawksbill by rex resorts - All Inclusive, Photo: Hawksbill by rex resorts - All Inclusive
- Tranquility Bay Antigua, Photo: Tranquility Bay Antigua
- Carlisle Bay, Photo: Carlisle Bay
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