Antigua is an intoxicating island in the Caribbean. It has corners and beaches every bit as beautiful as that pinterest idylic beach shot that made you want to pack up and leave your rainy day. Well make a plan to visit the island paradise and stay in one of it’s designed resorts. Antigua is a specialist in weddings and honeymoons having been voted the caribbeans most romantic island on multiple occasions. All inclusive is an excellent idea as it allows you to relax and not worry about the cost of just another rum punch.
Here are four recommendedfrom and a bed and breakfast to help balance the list.
It is situated at Jennings new extension, Antigua, St. John’s, Antigua. It is located in hermitage bay. A private shuttle is available from VC Bird International Airport, which takes around half an hour. The Jolly Harbour Marina complex is 10 minutes’ drive away.
This secluded resort is on the costlier side, with their suites and cottages costing around USD 1000 to 1500. The hillside suites come with plunge pool.
Attractions on offer are Cookery classes and demonstrations, fitness centre, Yoga and Pilates classes, Spa and massage, Infinity pool, Private pool, Private beach, Watersports, fishing, helicopter trips to Montserrat, etc.
THE STARFISH JOLLY BEACH RESORT AND SPA
(Tag-line: Antigua’s best all-inclusive value)
It is situated near Jolly Harbour in 40 acres of tropical land and is 14 km away from VC Bird International Airport.
It contains 464 rooms. The rooms are of six varieties at different costs, varying from USD.180 to 600.
All rooms have private balconies or terraces surrounded either by gardens or beaches.
There are four restaurants and five bars including the splash swim-up bar. Complimentary breakfast is included. The special attraction is Wadadli cuddle. They also offer nightly entertainment and special kids’ activities.
They arrange for Destination weddings and also offer special honeymoon packages.
The facilities offered are kayaking and sailing lessons. They have a fitness facility, a gaming room, conference rooms, an outdoor tennis court, beach volleyball and basketball courts.
Price: USD.180 to 400 (approx.)
It is located at Tottenham Park, Jolly Harbour, Antigua and is at a 10-minute walking distance from Antigua and Valley Church Beach.
They have an outdoor pool, health club, spa, bar and lounge and poolside bar and offer Pilates, Yoga and fitness instruction classes, and free wifi.
Nearby attractions include water skiing, Parasailing, Windsurfing, Snorkelling, hiking/biking trails, mountain biking, Golf lessons etc.
All-inclusive room rates include onsite food and beverages (with some restrictions). However cooked-to-order breakfast is chargeable.
Cocobay Resort is an adults-only all-inclusive resort, located at valley church, Antigua. This resort sits on a bluff between two southwest-coast Antigua bays. The cost of rooms ranges approximately between USD.400 to 720.
The package includes meals, snacks, local beverages (restrictions apply) and beverages in the in-room mini-bar.
They have a spa, two restaurants, free wifi, outdoor swimming pools including infinity-edge pool, onsite hiking and kayaking, snorkelling, skydiving, and live music entertainment.
Also available are tennis facility, marina, scuba diving and casino at nearby locations. The big fryes bay with its 1000 ft pristine beach, with furnished thatch shades, is close by.
A special attraction on offer is the adult-only and honeymoon getaway.
FIVE SENSES ANTIGUA
This is a homely and spacious bed-and-breakfast located at harbour view, on Valley road. It is 100m away from Valley church beach. The Jolly beach resort is 20 minutes’ walk away from the resort.
While International style complimentary breakfast is provided, typical Italian cuisine is their speciality. Golfing, tennis, horse riding, cycling etc. Can be enjoyed at nearby places.
Cost: USD 120 to 150 (approx.)