Recently named Tatler magazine's "Hotel of the Year", Carlisle Bay combines
contemporary style with a breathtaking natural setting on a pristine white sand beach.
Only open since December 2003 and the brainchild of Gordon Campbell Gray (he of One Aldwych London),
its right up there with the most stylish resorts anywhere in the tropics. You'll stay in over-sized
junior suites just steps from a turquoise bay;
experience exemplary service in two wonderful restaurants ('East' specializes in Asian
fare); surrender to the rejuvenating treatments of the 'Blue Spa'; and generally marvel at the
attention-to-detail you encounter everywhere. Highly recommended.
80 junior & 3-bedroom suites. Stays here are on a breakfast-only basis (half board is optional),
enabling you to dine at the resort or take advantage of the varied
Antigua restaurants. Children are accepted year-round.
Phone (+1) 268 484 0000, Fax (+1) 268 484 0001, Email: email@example.com
Curtain Bluff first opened its doors in 1961 and became a Caribbean legend shortly after that.
Perched on a panoramic bluff on Antigua's, south coast, it spoils its guests with a choice of
two different beaches (one windswept and the other serene), whilst its elegant guest rooms and suites are
so close to the ocean you'll need little else but the views to entertain you.
As all meals and drinks are
included here, a club-like ambience generally prevails and it is this, as much as its exceptional facilities
(complimentary tennis, squash, water sports and even scuba-diving, if you're certified) that encourages
guests to return year after year. American owner Howard Hulford is extremely proud of the world-class wine
cellar, so don't expect to leave without a personal tour!
72 rooms & suites. Stays here are fully-inclusive. Children accepted, except in February
(restrictions for under sixes in the dining room/ bar after 7 p.m.). Its previously strict dress code
has been relaxed and jackets are now optional in the evenings.
Phone (+1) 268 462 8400, Fax (+1) 268 462 8409,
Jumby Bay is an exclusive Mediterranean-style resort hidden away on one of the tiny off-shore islands
that dot Antigua's northern coastline.
Now a member of the standard-setting Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, its world-class white sand beach is
suitably complimented by world-class guest suites (think Italian linens, hand-carved four-posters and
claw-foot bathtubs) and its cabana-flanked swimming pool would do justice to a glitzy Beverly Hills hotel.
Days here tend to be tranquil and relaxed (although a ferry makes regular trips to the nearby mainland),
whilst evenings are usually special events often spent in a 230-year old Estate House. Expect to encounter
one of the low-profile movers and shakers that increasingly own private villas on this 300-acre island.
50 rooms, suites & two-bedroom villas. Stays here are fully-inclusive. Children are welcome year-round.
(As the island lies opposite the airport, occasional aircraft noise can be experienced).
Phone (+1) 268 462 6000,
Fax (+1) 268 462 6020, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The elegant and very peaceful Galley Bay will appeal to those who like their
tropical resorts to look and feel distinctly 'tropical'.
It is strung out between a bird sanctuary lagoon
and a splendid half-mile beach on the undeveloped west coast of Antigua; its low-rise buildings a blend of
bamboo, thatch and terracotta and its two restaurants and three bars all al fresco and ocean front.
You can choose to stay in quaint cottages with their own splash pools or guest rooms and split-level suites set right
on the beachfront. The unpretentious atmosphere and attentive, yet friendly staff contribute to this resort's
very high repeat-guest ratio.
69 cottages, rooms & suites. Stays here are on an all-inclusive basis. Children under 16 years are not
accepted, except Christmas and New Year.
Phone (+1) 268 462 0302, Fax (+1) 268 462 4551
BLUE WATERS HOTEL
Blue Waters has been an Antiguan institution for over three decades, yet a major
make-over a few years ago and continual upgrades ensure this much-loved resort keeps pace with modern trends
Perched above two protected Caribbean bays and conveniently located for both town and the Cedar
Valley golf course, its 77 guest rooms and suites, two restaurants (one fine-dining) and three swimming pools
(the infinity-edge one is brand new) are just what people expect from an upscale Caribbean holiday resort. Rock Cottage
is its luxurious four-bedroom private villa with panoramic views that tend to surpass most people's expectations!
77 rooms, suites & villas. The room rate is breakfast-only (half-board and all-inclusive supplements
available) so guests can experience the island's restaurants. Children are welcome year-round.
THE BEACH HOUSE, BARBUDA
The Beach House is for those who want to get away from everything. Everything that
is but delicious Italian cuisine, 24-hour butler service and stylish junior suites (all white, of course)
that are just steps from endless coral sands. Indeed, the beaches are why most people come to Barbuda in the
but The Beach House is probably why they come back again. And although all the little touches
like personal mobile phones, complimentary massages and poolside Evian sprays are in place here, the lack of
TVs, shops and nearby restaurants will mean the resort (and Barbuda) won't suit everyone. Bring lots of books
and someone special. Also consider it as part of a two-centre stay with the Antiguan mainland.
20 junior suites & 1 one-bedroom suite. Reached by a 15-minute flight from Antigua to Barbuda, followed
by a 20 minute drive. The room rate is breakfast only, but the lack of other suitable dining venues means
most meals will be taken at the resort. Children accepted year-round.
Other Recommended Antigua Hotels
- ST. JAMES'S CLUB, ANTIGUA
- THE INN AT ENGLISH HARBOUR
- DIAN BAY RESORT & SPA
- COCO BAY