Top 5 Luxury hotels in Antigua
What are the best luxury hotels in Antigua?
Antigua currently sit on the governments Green watchlist and has the least strict entry requirements of all Caribbean islands. Combine that with direct flights, tropical sunshine, exclusive luxury hotels and simply stunning beaches and you could have the perfect spot for your next trip.
Here I have picked my top 5 luxury hotels, all of which offer something really special for your next trip. We all need to treat ourselves after the last 18 months!
ANTIGUA’S BEST 5STAR HOTELS
#1 Jumby Bay
This is arguably Antigua’s most exclusive hotel. Set on it’s own lush, palm covered private island in turquoise waters, just ten minutes by boat from the mainland.
The standard accommodations offer all you would need for a luxury stay, from marble outside bathrooms to gardens with hammocks. It is the impressive villas that this resort is known for though. If you can afford to why not hire one of the private luxury residences with up to nine bedrooms and infinity pools in their own grounds.
Although this is a very upmarket resort it does also cater well to families with a top notch kids club and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
This resort will appeal to those looking for exceptional luxury, a traditional Caribbean flavour and a relaxed private island experience.
Jumby Bay is exclusive and prices will reflect that. Expect to pay upwards of £1600 per room per night.
#2 Hermitage Bay
Hermitage Bay resort is in an absolutely stunning location. Set into a lush hillside overlooking a white sand beach and the ocean beyond.
This is a great resort for couples looking for a beautiful, secluded and romantic location.
There are a range of luxurious wooden villas, some with direct beach access and secluded hillside villas with private pools, comfy daybeds and amazing views. Ideal for honeymooners looking for something special. There are only 30 suites and villas at Hermitage so it does have a very intimate and relaxing feel.
This would suit couples who want seclusion privacy and a stunning location. Plus the hillside suites are amazing, if you want a private pool and stunning views. Book a hillside villa and ask for one higher up the hill for the best views. It’s further to walk back after dinner but the views are worth it.
Expect to pay at least £1000 per night for one of the suites on all-inclusive
#3 Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay is set on its own in the South of the island miles from the stresses and strains of normal life. Set on a long and sheltered sandy beach the hotel is a haven of peace and tranquility.
The hotel is a member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ and boasts contemporary luxury design with an extensive range of facilities and service. There are a range of fabulous luxury suites. Larger two bedroom suites are great for families but couples may prefer the Bay suites with private butler and a vodka & rum bar.
The resort is popular with families looking for a relaxing break but with things to keep the kids busy. The complimentary kids club offers a wide range of activities and sports to keep them busy so you can relax. Plus the resort has plenty of activities for the whole family, including nine tennis courts, a watersports centre, biking and a fabulous Spa.
I recommend this one for families who want a hotel with kids club and plenty to do for the whole family but without compromising on luxury and still a place that is relaxing and refined.
Room prices start around £375 per night with breakfast in low season.
#4 Inn at English Harbour
This is a beautiful boutique hotel oozing charm and character and a member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’. Set on the soft sands of Galleon beach you are close to the lively nightlife of English Harbour.
On arrival you will find the reception located in one of the islands old forts. The building also houses the bar and restaurant, with its stone terrace where you can enjoy views down over the lush gardens and beach, when you are enjoying alfresco dining.
The rooms are located in pretty whitewashed cottages set in the tropical gardens from where you can stroll past the manicured lawns to the lovely pool area and beach beyond.
this is a great hotel for couples looking for an intimate, smaller property with character but who also like to let their hair down in the evenings.
Prices start at around £340 per night including breakfast.
#5 Curtain Bluff
The hotel was built around an old stone sugar mill and has been elegantly designed with a seaside-chic theme running throughout.
The hotel is set on a bluff as the name suggests with the rolling Atlantic waves on one side and a calm Caribbean sea on the other. So you get the best of both Worlds. The rhythmic sound of the crashing waves in the distance to send you off to sleep, before waking up and taking a dip in the clear, calm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
This hotel has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and staff and guests are all seen as one big happy family. there is actually a no-tip policy here which many people will like. Instead they ask for donations to help the local community.
This hotel will appeal to people looking for a very relaxed and friendly experience and a home from home feel. It is another one that families may like as plenty for the kids here including the safe beach, kids club and lots of activities.
Rooms cost from around £550 per night. The hotel is closed for the UK summer months when it is low / storm season in the Caribbean.
OTHER ISLANDS ON THE GREEN LIST
As well as Antigua you be interested in Barbados, Greneda or Turks & Caicos, all of which are also on the governments Green list. Entry requirements are a little stricter though with these one.
Travel is getting back to normal(ish) and more and more people are looking to get away for a well earned break. I know that is can be confusing with all the different entry requirements for countries and the different tests you need. If you have questions or need advice on where is best to go at the moment and what tests you need I am more than happy to help. Just drop me an email. Paul