Luxury holidays in Antigua
If you are looking for barefoot bliss with a touch of sophistication, Antigua is an island paradise that will tick all the boxes.
Hermitage Bay Hotel has an undeniable air of elegance. The 27 suites are situated on the beach or hillside, all with stunning views of the ocean. The Hillside Pool Suites have a private sundeck and plunge pool and the Beachfront Suites have an enviable location right on the beach. Visit the spa for organic treatments or unwind with a yoga class on the spa deck. Enjoy a candlelit dinner while listening to the tranquil sounds of the waves lapping on the shore and enjoy a cocktail at the lounge area on the decking by the pool.
A stay at Carlisle Bay is full of beautiful tranquil moments. Located along the south coast, this luxury resort has one side for families and another dedicated to couples, making it ideal for any holiday to Antigua. Relax in a hammock tied between palm trees, unwind in your contemporary accommodation, tuck into delicious BBQs on the beach, watch a movie in the private screening room or sail across the bay – every day brings a new adventure.
Flanked by two beaches along the island’s south coast, Curtain Bluff boasts a stunning location. Bay Beach is chilled with great water sports and Surf Beach is a peaceful oasis where you can simply listen to the surf whilst you relax in your hammock. Featured in culinary magazines around the world, the cuisine here is sensational, with seafood caught straight from the sea and a wine cellar filled with 400 carefully selected wines.
With authentic colonial architecture, modern Caribbean décor and a secluded sugary sand beach, The Inn at English Harbour has all you need for a luxury escape: relaxation, privacy and beauty. Located in the iconic English Harbour and just steps from Freeman’s Bay Beach, this boutique hotel is packed full of style. With only 28 rooms, the atmosphere feels very exclusive. Meanwhile, the two divine restaurants bring the romance to your stay, with the opportunity to enjoy candlelit dinners under the stars.
While in Antigua, experience one of the islands 365 beaches in style with a massage at Valley Church Beach overlooking the turquoise hues that this beach is famous for. Half Moon Bay has pink sands and calm waters protected by a reef, perfect for snorkelling and with almost a mile of sand there is nothing else to do but relax here. Just off of the coast lies Prickly Pear Island, tiny and uninhabited its dreamy shores can be visited on day trips, snorkel with turtles and swim over stunning coral reefs, then find your own idyllic spot for sunbathing.
If you are looking for a little more action go for a thrilling horse ride. Gallop along a beach, trek through shady plantations or head out on a trail ride for glorious views; cool off afterwards and swim with your horse in the ocean. The island is well-known for its world-class sailing and regattas, held throughout the year. Charter your own yacht to explore Antigua’s beautiful waters and coastline. Anchor up on a deserted white sand beach or cruise to Deep Bay and snorkel the shipwreck of The Andes. Choose a crew to help you along the way or, if you are an experienced sailor, go it alone.
Big Game fishing is a popular past time in Antigua; Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Marlin are just a few of the species to look out for. Head out to sea on a half or full day trip from various locations around the island. Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice, the thrill of catching a huge fish in beautiful waters makes for an exciting day out.