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Recommended hotels for your Antigua family holiday

Exploring Antigua’s amazing locations - including Shirley Heights, Nelson’s Dockyard and Stingray City – it a great way to spend a holiday. But sometimes a bit of chill time to soak up the sublime sea views whilst the kids have fun with the found friends is just what the Caribbean doctor ordered. All-Inclusive in Antigua helps you create the perfect family holiday in the Caribbean for everyone, which means mum, dad and the kids get to play, eat and relax at a pace and space that suits them against a totally tropical choice of screen saver backdrops and powdered white sand settings. Check out our recommended hotels for your Antigua family holiday.

Blue Waters & The Cove Suites

What: Take a break on the beautiful northeast coast of Antigua and you'll soon discover that there's more to life than the daily grind of nine to five. At Blue Waters, beautiful landscaped gardens sweep down to two white sand beaches, with an excellent range of secluded accommodation providing everyone with their own little piece of tropical island luxury. Every four of the 28 suites at the Cove have access to their very own infinity pool and if you're looking to really indulge in a bit of luxury, then right here is where you get started.

Best for kids: A crèche for little ones and a kids' club for older children make Blue Waters a great base for all the gang with a fab range of non-motorised water sports and swimming pools offering everyone the chance to splash and have fun in the sun every day of the week.

Best for parents: Tennis courts, fitness facilities and the Spa at Blue Waters always get the thumbs up from parents with two beautiful beaches supplying plenty of sand between the toes and sunset strolls. The Palm, Bartleys and The Cove restaurants showcase al fresco and covered dining Caribbean style with a friendly team on hand to offer the very best in food and customer service.

More information and to book: The Cove Suites at Blue Waters and Blue Waters

Carlisle Bay

What: Contemporary, sleek and on the southern coastline of Antigua, if you're looking for the resort that's got the lot then Carlisle Bay never fails to excite and relax in equal measures. A choice of just over 80 suites allows guests to kick back in style with ocean views for all commanding a well-deserved Caribbean backdrop no matter which way you look at things.

Best for kids: Get your Caribbean critters ready for the time of their lives as the Cool Kids' Club and the Crew Blue & Crush activity programme leads them on supervised adventures from six months to sixteen years old. A paddling pool and jungle gym help to ramp up excitement levels with watersports at the beach always ensuring a good night's sleep for all.

Best for parents: The Blue Spa has six luxury treatment rooms for when the kids are doing their own thing with yoga sessions, an all-day gym and nine tennis courts adding to a fantastic range of fitness and well-being facilities. Non-motorised watersports, including: sailing, kayaking and snorkelling, are all complimentary and as if that wasn't enough there's a cinema and library, just in case it rains, as if. Four restaurants and four bars cap things off rather nicely and if you're looking for all-encompassing in Antigua then Carlisle Bay is calling louder than a mermaid on a manatee.

More information and to book: Carlisle Bay

Curtain Bluff

What: Occupying ocean views on the south coast of Antigua, Curtain Bluff is an all-inclusive touch of luxury with an award-winning design to match the first-class service. Plenty of outdoor activities and things to do for all the family make this resort's 72 guest rooms and suites the perfect base to rest, relax and soak up the sunshine in the Caribbean.

Best for kids: The Ceebee Kids' Club never fails to get 3 – 10yr olds happy and active all day long for five days a week and if that wasn't enough, your little Antigua explorers will be treated to a full round of sports, water sports and early dinners on the Tamarind Tree terrace just to ensure they're rested enough in order to do it all again the next day.

Best for parents: Although this is a boutique resort in terms of accommodation it certainly doesn't hold back where activities are concerned with five spa treatment rooms, two beaches, weekly beach parties, a fully-equipped fitness centre and yoga classes all adding up to a whole heap of fun under the Antigua sun. All-inclusive packages include water sports, fitness classes and dining at Curtain Bluff's Tamarind Tree and Sea Grape restaurants.

More information and to book: Curtain Bluff

St James’s Club & Villas

What: Antigua's southwest coast is perfect for families seeking shimmering sands and lush green hillsides with the St James's Club & Villas making an ideal base to experience both backdrops and much more besides. Just over 250 guest rooms, suites and villas give you every chance to decide on the best view to match your brood with an array of sports, fitness and well-being options presenting everyone with the chance to rest and relax at a pace that suits them.

Best for kids: From young kids (4 – 12) to big kids (teens) the St James's Club offers organised activities and space from where to enjoy life in the Caribbean including children's meal times to ensure sustenance is supplied just in time for an early(ish) night.

Best for parents: Two fab beaches and six swimming pools more than make a splash with parents and if you're looking for a few more things to do then how about tennis, volleyball or a few hours at the gym. With non-motorised water sports, golf and a beauty salon all available there's plenty of good times to go round with a great choice of restaurants and evening entertainment rounding off each and every day rather nicely.

More information and to book: St James's Club & Villas

The Verandah Resort & Spa

What: This all-inclusive family-friendly resort on Antigua's northeast coast is just what you need for getting back to nature with the Devil's Bridge National Park pretty much right on your sand dusted doorstep. A good choice of suite and villa accommodation helps to create a cosy Caribbean retreat from where to cotch up or get out and explore as the mood dictates.

Best for kids: The kids' club is great for 4 – 12 year olds looking to find their feet with a dedicated restaurant allowing meal times to be fun times rather than – please sit down! Babysitting services, teens' room, children only pool and family pool make the Verandah all about enjoying the Caribbean in your own time and space.

Best for parents: A superb selection of fine dining, laid back munching and chilled out lounge bar venues present parents with the means to eat out in comfort and style whilst four pools and a fitness centre more than help to work up an appetite. The Tranquillity Body & Soul Spa does exactly what it says on the tin with sailing, mini golf, tennis, non-motorised water sports and regular entertainment into the evening highlighting exactly what you'd hope for plus much more thrown in for good measure.

More information and to book: The Verandah Resort & Spa


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