15 Best
All-Inclusive Resorts in Antigua and Barbuda - Stay, Eat, Play

With a laid-back vibe, secluded powder-soft sand beaches, postcard-perfect vistas, and Antigua and Barbuda’s all-inclusive resorts combine to make the ideal beach vacation.

As a well-known fact and a thing you’ll probably read on every travel blog, Antigua is famous for having 365 beaches, one for each day of the year. These beaches range from famous ones bustling with activity to others so private you’ll have them all to yourself. Couple that with mild breezes and warm winds that reward it with low humidity year-round, and you’ll see why Antigua is a vacationer’s fantasy, along with its sister island, Barbuda.

Catering to luxury travelers, families, couples, and adventurers who want to try different water activities, Antigua and Barbuda host some of the most popular resorts in the Caribbean.

With many resorts in Antigua and Barbuda to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect option for your next all-inclusive getaway. We’ve done the legwork for you and prepared a list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Antigua and Barbuda that are worth visiting, so you don’t have to.

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Top 5 Resorts in Antigua & Barbuda

With beautiful white sand beaches and sparkling turquoise water, Antigua has long been a top vacation destination for couples and families alike.

The best Antigua resorts are scattered along the island in premium locations, from private islands to hillside havens, secluded beach areas, and national parks. These resorts pride themselves on personalized service and uninterrupted luxury.

With that being said, here are our picks as the overall best all-inclusive resorts in Antigua and Barbuda that have raised the bar for luxury accommodations on this island paradise.

1. St. James’s Club & Villas, Antigua

Photo credit: St. James’s Club & Villas, Antigua

St. James’s Club & Villas is a beautiful tropical paradise set on a secluded 100-acre estate with spectacular ocean vistas and two white-sand beaches. Throughout, a friendly club-like atmosphere prevails, with visiting yachts adding a touch of glitz. English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard, and Shirley Heights are all within a few minutes drive. See more details

Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $635/per night

2. Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua

Photo credit: Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua

Galley Bay Resort & Spa is an exclusive all-inclusive beachside getaway for people looking for a sophisticated yet unpretentious environment. Relaxation, balmy Caribbean breezes, and miles of sandy beaches are all waiting for you here. Every detail has been meticulously cared for, providing a peaceful setting for discriminating guests. See more details

Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $770/per night

3. Hammock Cove Resort & Spa

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Hammock Cove Resort & Spa is Antigua’s newest adults-only, all-inclusive premium hotel. It has excellent accommodations, a sommelier, fine dining, plenty of water activities, a wellness sanctuary, and a customized guest ambassador.

This resort, located just a few hundred yards from Devil’s Bridge National Park and facing the gorgeous blue seas of a pristine protected Caribbean bay, was designed for discerning guests. See more details

Average Rating:
5/5
Average Price: $1100/per night

4. Carlisle Bay

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Carlisle Bay provides modern elegance, excellent cuisine, and attentive service. Carlisle Bay is located on Antigua’s unspoiled south coast, with a backdrop of rolling hills and forests, and is situated on one of the island’s most magnificent beaches. See more details

Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $720/per night

5. Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa is an adults-only, ultra all-inclusive resort located on Antigua’s Dickinson Bay. Perfect for couples and intimate getaways, you can savor the sophistication with luxurious rooms and suites along with the all-suite Mediterranean Village.

Your all-inclusive Antigua holiday awaits you in two ideal worlds — all created for love — in one big resort. See more details

Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $2100/per night

Luxury Resorts in Antigua & Barbuda

Walking into one of Antigua’s 5-star resorts, you’ll know it’s luxurious. There are resorts for all kinds of travelers, and they all have stunning views and fantastic restaurants with mouth-watering cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a particular activity or just want to relax at the spa all day, these Antigua luxury resorts have it all.

Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua

* Best for couples or groups of friends looking for laidback luxury
Photo credits: Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $770/per night

An intimate all-inclusive hideaway for discerning adults seeking a refined yet unpretentious atmosphere is tucked away on Antigua’s West Coast. The Caribbean Sea’s brilliant blue seas and pristine white sand beach surround this private beachfront property.

The 98 guest rooms are nestled within 40 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, immediately on the resort’s own, three-quarter-mile-long beach. With acacia wood furnishings and private balconies or patios with lovely ocean views, the spacious guest rooms and suites ooze original Caribbean elegance and charm.

Key features:

  • Air-Conditioned
  • Private Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Mini-Refrigerator
  • Coffee Machine
  • In-Room Safe
  • Outdoor Rinse Showers
  • Living Room Area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Soaking Tub

There are three open-air restaurants and a casual grill on the property, all with views of the Caribbean Sea. There are also three bars located around the property. Menus are Euro-Caribbean, with plenty of fresh produce and local seafood.

Key features:

  • Three Restaurants
  • Beach grill
  • Four bars

Dip into the freshwater lagoon-style swimming pool, complete with a waterfall and beautiful tropical surroundings. Sailing Sunfish or Hobie Cats on the broad beach, kayaking around the cove, and snorkeling among beautiful tropical fish and gorgeous coral gardens are all options. Bicycles, tennis, yoga, ping-pong, volleyball, croquet, a fitness center, and a complimentary shuttle to another beach, while the red flags are flying, are all available, as is live music every night.

Key features:

  • Outdoor free-form pool with waterfall
  • Indulge Spa
  • Salon
  • Fitness center
  • Yoga pavilion
  • Non-motorized water sports including kayaking, sailing, snorkeling & paddle boarding
  • Walking & bicycling trails
  • Tennis
  • Live entertainment, weekly cocktail party

Jumby Bay Island

* Best for a romantic or family retreat on a private island
Photo credits: Jumby Bay Island
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $3800/per night

This isolated luxury resort in Antigua, part of the exclusive Oetker Collection, is a sun-seeker dream accessible only by boat, adding to its exclusivity and appeal. Dip your toes into the powder-soft sands of this entire island resort, where blue seas caress exquisite luxury.

Jumby Bay Island is a lovely private island two miles off the coast of Antigua with 28 nicely designed apartments and luxury holiday homes. The size and amenities of the accommodations vary, but some feature private pools, outdoor deep soaking tubs, and big, airy doors that open out to groomed gardens.

Key features:

  • A flat-screen TV with an IPTV system
  • Direct-dial telephone with voice mail
  • Minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Iron with ironing board
  • Hairdryer
  • A/C and ceiling fan

The resort features five bars and three restaurants. The Estate House is the resort’s signature restaurant, located in an 1830s mansion surrounded by palm trees, and ivy is a fine-dining Italian restaurant with a lovely upper patio where you can idle away for the evening. Visit one of the pop-up bars, try Caribbean rums in the historic sugar mill, or walk to the magnificent plantation house’s 1830 bar for a drink.

Key features:

  • Three restaurants
  • Five bars
  • Private dining

Watch classic movies on the beach while drinking a beverage and reclining beneath the stars with the sand between your toes. Boredom is not an option at Jumby’s outdoor theater, which is only one of the numerous activities available, including everything from water skiing to a garden tour.

Enhance your stay with some additional therapy at the spa, which features a handpicked selection of treatments that mix current methods from across the world with ancient medicinal cures from the West Indies and Africa.

Three pools each have a distinct atmosphere. The 82-foot Veranda Pool is suitable for all ages. At the same time, the isolated Infinity Pool near the Pool Grille is significantly calmer, and the beachfront Jumby Bay Pool is ideal for those who can’t choose between pool and beach.

Key features:

  • Three pools
  • Spa
  • Bicycles for all guests
  • Three tennis courts
  • Fitness cent
  • er
  • Yoga Pavillion
  • Jumby Explorers Kids Club

Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa

* Best for families with ample activities
Photo credits: Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa
Average Rating:
4/5
Average Price: $520/per night

This all-inclusive resort caters to sophisticated visitors looking for a family-friendly holiday where guests of all ages are entertained from dawn to night. Guests may relax in an elegant environment while exploring everything this resort offers, including a gorgeous private beach with breathtaking clean seas.

There are 294 luxury rooms and suites in the resort. The all-suite accommodations are contemporary and family-friendly. The hotel also has a first-of-its-kind feature in Antigua: the adults-only Chairman’s Overwater Bungalows.

Key features:

  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi
  • Rain showers
  • Minibar
  • Balcony or terrace
  • A/C with individual thermostat and ceiling fan
  • USB charging stations
  • In-room safe
  • Satellite television

In the morning, wake up to in-suite coffee or tea, breakfast provided on your private balcony or terrace, and unlimited à la carte meals in any restaurant on any night, as well as 24-hour room service. The resort offers six restaurants, including Gourmet Marché, which serves an international buffet, Grazie Italian Trattoria, which serves classic Italian cuisine, and a steakhouse.

Key features:

  • Six restaurants
  • Four bars
  • Coffee shop

The fitness program at the Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa includes high-end options such as beach boot camps, spinning, and yoga. Even a dawn yoga or water aerobics session is an option! You may also visit The Royal Spa afterward, where well-trained experts will care for your every need. This full-service spa has a hydrotherapy circuit as well as massages, body treatments, and facials.

Key features:

  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Lounge
  • Live Entertainment
  • Fitness center
  • Multi-sport Court
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports

Antigua & Barbuda Family Resorts

Antigua is a perfect place for a relaxing family vacation. The island’s verdant coastlines are blanketed with fine white sand. Many of its beaches are sheltered by an offshore reef, providing calmer seas suitable for young swimmers.

With a wide range of different options, we guarantee you’ll discover a kid-friendly Antigua resort that suits you, regardless of your children’s ages.

Choosing the best all-inclusive family resort in Antigua and Barbuda can depend on what type of experience you’re looking for. Below, we’ll be taking a look at the top three resorts in Antigua and Barbuda that are perfect for families!

The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua

* Best for the range of activities to include each member of the family
Photo credits: The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $620/per night

This eco-friendly luxury resort is nestled along Antigua’s pristine northeast coast and comprises 30 magnificent beachfront acres crossed by hiking paths and surrounded by Devil’s Bridge National Park. All of the resort’s activities, along with its excellent family-friendly-yet-intimate feel, have earned it the title of the family-favorite hotel. 

The resort will be reopening on October 1st.

The resort offers Hillside, Waterview, or Waterfront Suites so that you may enjoy a relaxing Caribbean holiday. With white-washed trim and pale-green exteriors, each pair of adjacent Suites has the look and feel of a small Caribbean home, fronted by a welcome common porch.

Key features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Deep Soaking Tub
  • His & Hers Sinks
  • Flat Screen TV
  • In-Room Safe
  • Direct-Dial Telephone
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Coffee and Tea Making Facilities

Seabreeze and Buccaneer are two restaurants that provide casual, family-friendly à la carte eating and buffet evenings. The restaurants are in a large, centrally placed building with views of the pool and well-kept gardens. The Beach Bar & Grill, the new Wadadli Snack Shack, and the rustic Rasta Bar, as well as nighttime entertainment at the pool bar, are all available.

Key features:

  • Four Restaurants
  • Beach grill
  • Two snack bars
  • Three bars

The Verandah Resort & Spa provides the ideal balance of outdoor fun and relaxation, allowing you to design your unique holiday. Non-motorized watersports are available on one of the lovely beaches, and the cove-protected waters are ideal for snorkeling and kayaking.

The resort also has the island’s largest freeform freshwater swimming pool and a tranquil adults-only pool, and a brand new infinity pool with an elevated sun deck.

Key features:

  • Four Outdoor pools
  • Spa Tranquility
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis courts
  • 18-hole miniature golf
  • Kids Club with pirate ship playground
  • Non-motorized water sports, kayaking, windsurfing, Hobie Cats, snorkeling & paddleboards

St. James’s Club & Villas, Antigua

* Best for families in search of adventure
Photo credits: St. James’s Club & Villas, Antigua
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $635/per night

Make a reservation at the St. James Club & Villas for your next Caribbean trip with your family! This private retreat, located on a remote peninsula on the island’s southern shore, caters to families with children of all ages. Despite being one of Antigua’s larger resorts, the hotel has a long history of providing personal care.

The accommodation is equally as good as the other facilities and services – there are standard guest rooms and villas to select from, the latter of which can sleep up to eight people and has a fully-equipped kitchen.

Key features:

  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • TV with cable channels
  • Bathtub and shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe

Choose from five restaurants that serve à la carte and buffet meals. Guests at St. James’s Club can dine at several diverse restaurants, including The Docksider, which is recognized as much for its panoramic sea views and beautiful nautical décor as it is for its Caribbean-inspired cuisine.

Key features:

  • Five Restaurants
  • Coffee shop
  • Beach grill
  • Six bars

At the St. James Club & Villas, kids can have it all! For starters, the Village has a children’s pool for youngsters aged twelve and younger. Water sports like kayaking, paddle boarding, and sailing are available at the resort’s two private beaches, open to guests of all ages.

On-site, there is also a diving store. But staying at the resort, parents as well will love every minute of their vacation! Start your day off right with a swim in the three-tiered, adults-only pool, or unwind in a luxury setting at the Tranquility Body Soul & Spa.

In addition, the hotel features a well-equipped fitness facility where you may squeeze in a workout.

Key features:

  • Six Outdoor pools, including a family pool & three adult pools
  • Tranquility Body & Soul Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis center
  • Golf nearby
  • Kids club
  • Teen’s club
  • PADI dive center, non-motorized water sports, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, Hobie Cats, snorkeling & paddleboards

Curtain Bluff

* Best for luxurious yet laid-back all-inclusive
Photo credits: Curtain Bluff
Average Rating:
5/5
Average Price: $1250/per night

The relaxed yet sophisticated 15-acre Curtain Bluff is situated on Antigua’s southern edge, on a peninsula surrounded by a natural reef. This welcome respite, surrounded by the gorgeous Caribbean Sea, lures guests with breathtaking vistas, exquisite amenities, and unrivaled hospitality.

Curtain Bluff offers an intimate ambiance with only 72 rooms & suites. The large ocean-view rooms and suites are situated along Surf Beach and up the bluff — the latter needs a hard hill climb or a golf buggy ride.

Key features:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Personal Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Room service
  • Private balcony

The resort is known for its delectable cuisine and award-winning restaurants, and all meals are included in the package, so there are no additional costs. The Tamarind Tree provides à la carte breakfasts and dinners in a courtyard with a centuries-old tamarind tree towering in the center. At the same time, the seaside Seagrape serves buffet lunches and à la carte evenings.

Key features:

  • Two restaurants
  • Wine cellar

When the youngsters want to play about, the hotel boasts two beaches and a pool. The Cee Bee Kids Camp is open to children aged three to ten and offers daily supervised activities around the hotel.

The outstanding kids’ club and comprehensive amenities make this an excellent choice for multigenerational families — everything from basketball and squash courts to a world-class tennis center with four championship courts is available, as is waterskiing.

The gorgeous but violent Surf Beach is located on one side of the cliff, while the tranquil Bay Beach is located on the other.

Key features:

  • Access to two beaches
  • Kids Club
  • Spa
  • Wellness classes
  • Tennis
  • Watersports
  • PADI

Couples and Honeymoon Resorts
in Antigua & Barbuda

For couples and honeymooners looking for exotic, affordable travel destinations in the Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda might be just what you’re looking for.

This two-island nation is best known for its spectacular beaches and turquoise waters. Antigua’s couples resorts offer plenty of opportunities for an intimate getaway with your spouse.

Many all-inclusive resorts in Antigua and Barbuda are great options for honeymooners as well. Antigua’s honeymoon resorts range from romantic beachfront hotels to luxury retreats. They provide private beach access, personalized service, and a plethora of lavish amenities to keep you pleased on your honeymoon.

Hermitage Bay

* Best for romance with spectacular views
Photo credits: Hermitage Bay
Average Rating:
5/5
Average Price: $1600/per night

Hermitage Bay is Antigua’s tropical masterpiece, nestled on a secluded private bay – a holistic approach to never-ending pampering and a fresh take on all-inclusive luxury.

There are 30 individual cottage suites with sleek interiors and expansive verandas on the unspoiled hillside and along the beach. Wake up to the sounds of nature and enjoy unobstructed sea views from your hillside cottage’s private plunge pool

Key features:

  • Private balcony
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Sound system with iPod dock
  • Minibar
  • Outdoor rain shower

Dining at Hermitage Bay is a joy, with the restaurant positioned close to the beach. The restaurant provides sophisticated European cuisine with Caribbean influences, and it makes extensive use of fresh organic food cultivated in its own gardens.

Key features:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lobby & lounge area
  • Room service

There are various activities for you to enjoy here at the resort, from preparing genuine Antiguan cuisine with fresh fruit from the organic kitchen garden to exploring the mysteries of the bay’s magnificent turquoise waters with one of our scuba diving lessons.

The main freshwater pool at the hotel is a delightfully curving, infinity-edged, broad-bean-shaped pleasure that overlooks the sea and is located next to the lounge bar. The spa focuses on healing with Dorissima rituals that seek to balance the chakras, or you may choose a specialty treatment that includes an energizing exfoliation followed by a hot stone massage using local herbs from the garden.

Key features:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Water sports
  • PADI dive center
  • Garden Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Cooking classes

Cocobay Resort Antigua

* Best for barefoot luxury and superb natural beauty
Photo credits: The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $860/per night

Cocobay is an all-inclusive resort in Antigua with beautiful pastel villas on a breezy hillside that slopes down to two white-sand beaches and miles of blue Caribbean Sea.

Choose among 65 unique, traditional Caribbean cottages, each with a private porch and stunning sea views, as well as custom-designed wooden furnishings. Cocobay Resort in Antigua has you covered whether you want a garden view, an ocean view, or a private pool suite.

Key features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Private balcony with chairs and hammock
  • Shower
  • In-room safe

There are two unique restaurants at the resort. The main all-inclusive Rafters Restaurant & Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and supper in an intimate setting with excellent sea views. At the same time, you must arrange reservations for the world-renowned Sheer Rocks onsite at Cocobay separately.

Key features:

  • Two restaurants
  • Private dining

There are two gorgeous white-sand beaches with beverages available as you lay on your beach chair, as well as two infinity pools for fun in the sun. The Cocobay Wellness Cottage, with views of Valley Church Bay, complements your holiday serenity by providing therapies to care for the body and mind.

Maintain your health while on vacation with various fitness courses, such as yoga on the beach or guided walks and hikes around the property. Water sports such as paddle boarding, Hobie Cat sailing, and kayaking are also available.

Key features:

  • Four Pools
  • Wellness Cottage
  • Watersports
  • Live entertainment
  • Exercise gym

Best Adults-Only Resorts in Antigua & Barbuda

If you are looking for an adults-only resort in Antigua and Barbuda, look no further than the following resorts. These resorts offer luxurious amenities, beautiful surroundings, and activities to keep couples entertained for hours at a time.

Suppose you want to get away from it all and enjoy every element of being on vacation. In that case, you’ll want to book a stay at one of these best Antigua resorts for adults-only.

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

* Best for a romantic and lively, yet luxurious all-inclusive resort experience
Photo credits: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $2100/per night

This beachfront hideaway is located on Antigua’s most fantastic and famous beach, Dickenson Bay, and has been named the “World’s Most Romantic Resort” year after year. Discover the Caribbean Grove, a lovely seaside garden sanctuary with meandering walks, gigantic palms, and cooling trade winds.

The resort has many luxurious rooms and suites to choose from. Sandals Resorts’ concierge guests enjoy extraordinary privileges, unique experiences, and exceptional service in Club Level Rooms. In contrast, Butler Level Room guests have every detail of their vacation handled with unobtrusive grace by personal butlers trained to exacting standards.

Key features:

  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Private balcony with lounge chairs
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Minibar that is replenished every other day
  • Room safe
  • Bottled water daily
  • iPod dock station

There are 11 Restaurants and Bars at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa. The different dining venues provide a wide array of cuisines and cuisine types that will satisfy any guest’s taste. And on top of it all, the food is delicious and healthy.

Key features:

  • 11 Restaurants
  • Seven bars
  • Two pool bars
  • Unlimited premium spirits
  • 24-Hr room service and butler service

The Sandals Grande Antigua features an extensive list of activities and facilities to keep guests entertained. Guests will find amenities ranging from water sports to eco-tours, all the way to land-based tours of historical sites.

Get your hands dirty, experience hands-on cooking classes in gourmet restaurants, or try out the onsite beauty spa. Red Lane Spa is a revitalization center that offers relaxing spa treatments such as massages, facials, body treatments, and glamour treatments. These therapies, delivered by experienced experts, focus on mind-body regeneration and general well-being.

The resort offers yoga and aerobics classes and an impressive fitness center complete with a pool and tennis courts for those who like to keep active.

Key features:

  • Six Outdoor freshwater pools
  • Whirlpools
  • Scuba pool
  • Water sports
  • Scuba diving for PADI certified divers
  • Red Lane Spa
  • Fitness center

Pineapple Beach Club Antigua

* Best for adults searching for an all-inclusive resort with a laid-back style
Photo credits: Pineapple Beach Club Antigua
Average Rating:
4/5
Average Price: $500/per night

Pineapple Beach Club Antigua is an all-encompassing eco-friendly resort that embraces the intimate feel of a boutique hotel while still feeling like you are in paradise. The resort is set in one of the most desirable destinations in the Caribbean-right on the beach and with all-inclusive amenities.

The Pineapple Beach Club Antigua has a variety of accommodation options. It has several rooms that are all beautifully decorated in pastel colors. All the rooms have air conditioning and a balcony with a view of the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

Key features:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony with a view of the Caribbean Sea
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mini Fridge stocked with complimentary drinks
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Working desk and chair

Pineapple Beach Club Antigua has a beautiful array of dining and drinks options for you to choose from, which are sure to suit your palette. At the Pineapple Grill, dine on Caribbean specialties, while at Topaz Restaurant, enjoy themed evenings. The Outhouse, a lovely hut high on the hill, you can sip cool beverages while admiring the spectacular views.

Key features:

  • Three Restaurants
  • Two grill bars
  • Snack bar

Pineapple Beach Club Antigua offers endless opportunities for those looking to escape. The beach, which provides a long stretch of white sand on beautiful Long Bay, is the resort’s main feature. With activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and cocktail making classes- there is something for everyone. Guests can enjoy a beautiful beachfront pool with a gazebo and hammocks or a Spa offering traditional island treatments when it comes to facilities.

Key features:

  • Concierge
  • Three Outdoor freshwater pools
  • 1,600ft. White-sand beach
  • Tranquility Body & Soul Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Two tennis courts
  • Nightly entertainment

Hammock Cove Resort & Spa

* Best for an upscale and customizable holiday for discerning travelers
Photo credits: Hammock Cove Resort & Spa
Average Rating:
5/5
Average Price: $1100/per night

Hammock Cove Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for an unforgettable vacation. Located just steps away from Antigua’s famous West End, you’ll be able to enjoy incredible views of Antigua’s dramatic rainforest and the Caribbean Sea while lounging in one of the hammocks overlooking the cove below.

At Hammock Cove Resort & Spa Antigua, they offer various accommodations to suit your needs – from luxurious One Bedroom Suites with the option of an outdoor living area and plunge pool to cozy Deluxe Bungalows that sleep up to four guests.

Key features:

  • Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens
  • High Definition TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Minibar
  • USB ports
  • Bathrobes
  • Walk-in closet
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning

Aside from the beautiful accommodations, Hammock Cove Resort & Spa Antigua offers its guests various dining options. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast buffet, lunch, and dinner at Irina’s with bistro-style vibes and incredible views.

Key features:

  • Two Restaurants
  • Four bars
  • 24-Hr concierge & room service

One of the best things to do when staying at Hammock Cove Resort & Spa in Antigua is to enjoy the spa. The resort provides a variety of treatments, including hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, and body scrub; you can also enjoy a couples massage or pampering facial in the beauty salon. There are also options for facials that are specifically designed for men.

Another popular activity is kayaking in the cove. According to Tripadvisor reviews, this is one of the most popular activities in this area because it’s so beautiful and relaxing. You can enjoy swimming or snorkeling too! If you’re looking for a more relaxed activity, try the spa again or take a walk on the white sand beach and enjoy the fantastic scenery.

Key features:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Unlimited water sports
  • PADI dive center
  • Tranquility Body & Soul Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Yoga
  • Live entertainment

Beach Resorts in Antigua & Barbuda

Antiguans like to brag about having 365 beaches, one for each day of the year. While no one can verify the integrity of this clever marketing claim, the squiggly-shaped island is packed with beachy treasures, each with its distinct charm.

When you arrive at one of these all-inclusive beach resorts in Antigua and Barbuda, the beach is only a few steps away. Enjoy the beach, go snorkeling or scuba diving or simply spend your days relaxing in a luxurious beach house.

We can’t think of a better beach resort destination to visit during your next vacation than Antigua and Barbuda.

Carlisle Bay

* Best for couples and families seeking Caribbean downtime
Photo credits: Carlisle Bay
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $720/per night

This gorgeous family-friendly resort on Antigua’s southern coast, acclaimed for its attentive service and outstanding facilities, opens into a long bay and breathtaking beach surrounded by an emerald green rainforest.

The 87 spacious open-plan suites offer Frette linens, bespoke furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private furnished balconies or terraces with ocean views. The suites are divided into six types; families choose the two-bedroom Beach Suites, while honeymooners prefer the Bay Suites, with butler service and a vodka and rum bar.

Key features:

  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Fully stocked minibar
  • Espresso machine
  • Hairdryer and bathrobes
  • Bathroom products by Voya
  • Yoga mat

The resort has four dining options to choose from. Indigo on the Beach it’s the resort’s main restaurant, and it allows you to dine or have a refreshing drink without ever leaving the breathtaking beach views. East is one of Antigua’s top restaurants, drawing visitors from around the island, including honeymooners.

Key features:

  • Four Restaurants
  • Four bars
  • Daily breakfast
  • Afternoon tea

Carlisle Bay promises to be a fantastic spot for the kids! The hotel has a big, free-form pool to accommodate small ones ensuring maximum splashing. Kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, and snorkeling are among the complimentary water sports available in Carlisle Bay.

Treat yourself to some pampering while the kids are in the kids’ club; spend some time lounging by the pool with a nice book from the hotel’s extensive library. A massage or a facial at the Blue Spa & Salon is another great way to unwind. Alternatively, get your hearts pounding at the Well Being and Fitness Center, which has top-of-the-line equipment.

Key features:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Kids pool
  • Blue Spa
  • Salon
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Mountain bikes
  • Rainforest hiking & nature trails
  • Kids club

Blue Waters Resort & Spa

* Best for a warm, friendly atmosphere and superb service
Photo credits: Blue Waters Resort & Spa
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $780/per night

This intimate premium resort, Antigua’s best-kept secret, is set on 17 acres of tropical gardens along a tranquil beach and combines a classic British Colonial style with modern amenities. Those looking for relaxed luxury will appreciate the peaceful ambiance and personalized service.

The resort has 116 AC rooms, suites & villas. Guest rooms have been recently renovated and feature relaxed island-inspired furnishings, vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and spacious private patios or balconies with garden or sea views.

Key features:

  • Air-conditioning & ceiling fan
  • Bath amenities by Elemis
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Roll-top bath and walk-in shower
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Safe

Breakfast on the patio, informal lunches and elegant dinners at the sea-view Palm Restaurant, and spectacular ocean views at the clifftop Cove Restaurant Carolyn’s beach bar and restaurant offer light snacks, salads, and flatbreads for lunch on the patio. At the same time, the Pelican Bar provides excellent drinks.

Key features:

  • Four Restaurants
  • Three bars

Use your spare time to visit the adults-only pool while the kids are supervised; the Cove Suites residents even have access to private infinity pools. Don’t miss out on The Spa at Blue Waters, which has a beautiful view, or the high-tech cardiovascular equipment at the Fitness Center.

The concierge can organize boat trips to explore the island if you choose to leave the resort. Alternately, you may work on your swing at Antigua’s Cedar Valley Golf Club.

Key features:

  • Seven Outdoor freshwater pools
  • Adults-only pool
  • Blue Waters Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Tennis
  • Kids club & nursery
  • Game room
  • Golf nearby

Sailing and Snorkeling Resorts
in Antigua & Barbuda

The snorkeling and sailing resorts in Antigua and Barbuda offer various opportunities to give snorkelers and sailors unique snorkeling or sailing experience.

Depending on the resort that you choose to stay at, you may be able to dive with sharks, snorkel coral reefs, go on snorkeling tours of secluded caves and shipwrecks, or learn how to sail or kayak through calm waters or rough ocean waves.

Snorkeling, diving, kayaking, snorkel cruises, and sailing are some of the options available at Antigua’s sailing and snorkeling resorts.

The Inn at English Harbour

* Best for couples with an adult-only vibe
Photo credits: The Inn at English Harbour
Average Rating:
4.5/5
Average Price: $900/per night

You’re invited to take a relaxing vacation at this beautiful resort in Antigua, which has many spectacular amenities that will cater to your every need! The Inn at English Harbour is a luxurious boutique hotel. It is set on its white sandy beach amid 19 acres of beautiful tropical gardens on Antigua’s south-western coast.

The Inn is an intimate, luxurious, European-style resort hotel with 28 suites and villas overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Elegant, turn-of-the-century architecture, rich in detail and charm, combined with modern luxury furnishings in rooms and suites offering ample living areas & designer bathrooms, two TVs for breathtaking ocean views.

Key features:

  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • In-room safes
  • Cable flat-screen TV
  • iPod stations
  • Private veranda or terrace
  • Minibar

Romantic dinners are served on an alfresco terrace on the hilltop restaurant with spectacular views over the gardens and the sea. The café near the beach provides delectable meals, with a mix of buffet and à la carte options.

Key features:

  • Two Restaurants
  • Two bars

Relax on a poolside sun lounger or go snorkeling in the balmy Caribbean seas. Then take a water taxi to Nelson’s Dockyard, a rebuilt 18th-century British colonial naval station that also serves as the site of Antigua Sailing Week.

Return to The Inn at English Harbour for a relaxing spa body wrap. The Spa at The Inn will re-energize your body and spirit in an exquisite and quiet setting with minimalist Asian and Caribbean design elements. Sip from a range of soothing teas accessible in the neighboring spa library or on the chess deck.

Key features:

  • Outdoor infinity pool
  • Sundeck
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Sufi meditation
  • Lighted tennis courts
  • Water sports
  • Sailing

Hodges Bay Resort & Spa

* Best for contemporary luxury appealing to both adults and families
Photo credits: Hodges Bay Resort & Spa
Average Rating:
4.3/5
Average Price: $680/per night

This Antigua jewel provides all you need for a peaceful, luxury holiday. Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, located on the northern extremity of the island in Saint John, provides guests with direct beach access.

Hodges Bay Resort & Spa’s broad assortment of suites, condos, and villas offers something to fit every escape – from a romantic retreat to a girls’ weekend to a multigenerational family celebration.

Key features:

  • Private terraces or balconies
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee makers
  • Minibars
  • Butler service

With six dining options at Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, there is something for everyone’s taste. MANGOS, located directly across from the main pool, is ideal for an afternoon snack or freshly-made smoothie! Alternatively, head to the Great House, where Pulse Cafe serves gelato and pastries for youngsters as well as a fast caffeine fix for adults.

Key features:

  • Three Restaurants
  • Three bars

To begin, try one of the various water sports available onsite such as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and more. Hodges Bay has two swimming pools: an adult-only heated infinity pool with beautiful views and luxurious loungers. For extra luxury, you may rent poolside cabanas.

The second option is a family lounge pool with comfortable day beds, ideal for parents with little children. Those seeking to relax may visit the luxurious spa, which has five treatment rooms and a full-service beauty, hair, and nail salon. At the nightly fire pit, you may unwind and make new friends.

Key features:

  • Outdoor freshwater pool
  • Cabanas
  • Spa
  • Fitness center
  • Yoga
  • Pilates and aerobics
  • Spin classes
  • Water sports
  • Kids club & teen lounge

Things to Do in Antigua & Barbuda

Grace Bay Beach, Antigua and Barbuda
Grace Bay Beach, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Cades Reef – Sail & Snorkeling Tour

Enjoy a peaceful Caribbean adventure onboard the catamaran Mystic as it cruises to Cades Coral, Antigua’s most extensive reef, to snorkel. After a delicious BBQ meal, anchor in a private harbor and swim or relax in the sun while the staff serves you refreshments.

  • Stingray Swim and Snorkel

Sail across the tranquil, crystal-clear seas that encircle the coral reef, home to stingrays. Before entering the sea, disembark onto a floating platform where a native guide will supply snorkel equipment and offer an instruction and safety briefing. Touch, feed and photograph these gentle stingrays with care. You may interact with other local marine creatures in the enclosure, such as crabs, lobsters, shellfish, and starfish.

  • Climb up to Mount Obama

Mount Obama, formerly known as Boggy Peak, is the highest point in the southern Antigua Shekerley Mountain range. It is almost 1,300 feet tall and is named after the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.

  • Explore the caves of Barbuda

Barbuda, a limestone island, offers several caverns for the daring tourist to explore. Two examples are Darby Dave’s massive sinkhole and Two Foot Bay, with different wildlife, birds, iguanas, and bats. The Dark Cave is a fascinating place to visit since it is home to rare amphipods and blind shrimp.

  • Climb Shirley Heights

A very active and exciting experience will be to climb from Galleon Beach in English Harbour to the peak of Shirley Heights. The panorama offers views of Guadeloupe’s southern island and Montserrat’s active volcano on a clear day.

  • Visit Devil’s Bridge

The Devil’s Bridge is the result of millions of years of reef development. The natural limestone arch in Indian Town in eastern Antigua has been subjected to the pounding of ocean waves for hundreds of years, forming the distinctive appearance it possesses today. This natural wonder, located at the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, makes an effect on visitors.

  • Visit some of Antigua 365 beaches

Probably the thing Antigua is most known for is its 365 beaches-one for each day of the year. Honeymoon Cove, Sea Grape Beach, Eden Beach, and Royal Palm Beach are four gorgeous lengths of beach that are well worth a visit while looking for things to do in Antigua.

Need to Know/FAQ

Climate

Tropical environment with low humidity, with sea breezes and trade winds cooling the islands. The average temperature is between 70 and 86°F.

Timezone

Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4)

Language

Although English is the official language, the majority of residents speak English patois (jargon or dialect)

Currency

The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD) 1 USD=2.70 XCD

Average Flight Time

New York/Newark 4 1⁄2 hours
Philadelphia 6 hours
Boston 5 1⁄2 hours
Chicago 6 hours
Miami 3 hours
Los Angeles 9 hours

Fun Fact

The territory of Antigua and Barbuda consists of three islands, with Redonda being the third, even though Redonda is essentially a little rocky, uninhabited rock, the remains of a volcanic cone of just 0.5 square miles.

COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

Please carefully examine the accompanying Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority Entry Requirement in preparation for your future visit to Antigua. As you are aware, the Covid-19 situation is constantly evolving; therefore, we urge that you check for Entry Requirement modifications and updates on a regular basis. 

What are the entry/departure requirements for Antigua and Barbuda?

Your US passport must be valid for 180 days after the date of departure; 1 page is required for an entrance stamp. If you have an onward or return ticket, confirmation of lodging, and evidence of your capacity to support yourself, you do not need a visa. Because departure tax is now included in all tickets, there are no further costs when departing Antigua.

When is the best time to visit Antigua and Barbuda?

Antigua, which is located in the tropics, offers sunshine and pleasant temps all year. There is never a wrong moment to visit. From December to April, winter and spring are the greatest times to visit since temperatures are significantly lower. Prices will be higher, though, because it is peak season. Hurricane season lasts from June to October, but significant storms are uncommon while rainfall may be slightly higher.

Getting around Antigua and Barbuda - easy or not?

Antigua may be small in size, but this makes it easy get around. With 45 minutes or less between points, there’s no excuse not to visit everywhere! Renting a car is simple, and it is the most popular option to see more of Antigua & Barbuda.

To acquire a driving permit in Antigua, you must have a valid driver’s license and pay a EC$50 cost. Taxis are also accessible in Antigua. Fares between the airport and English Harbour and many hotels and destinations are pre-set and may be acquired upon arrival.

How safe are Antigua and Barbuda?

Most tourists to Antigua and Barbuda have a pleasant experience, but they should not grow complacent. On the island, crime exists, and tourists should use regular care. After nightfall, travelers should avoid secluded areas, especially beaches, and should not carry significant quantities of cash or jewelry. The hurricane season typically lasts from June through November.

It’s time to make your decision. With so many excellent resorts in Antigua to choose from, it can be challenging to decide which one will suit you best.

Will the type of food offered at the hotel appeal to you? Are there enough activities for your family members? What about spa treatments and other amenities like pools or water sports equipment included in the price?

Take a look through our list of top all-inclusive resorts in Antigua and Barbuda today! You’ll find everything you need for an unforgettable visit to this beautiful island paradise.

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