Choose your ideal Antigua resort by asking these key questions..

Are you a first time visitor staying for a week? If the answer is yes then be carefree about where on the island you will be situated. All Antigua resorts are nearby or situated on great beaches. Are you looking for the best resort to get married in or have a once in a lifetime honeymoon? Take a look at our special article on wedding resorts.
Alternatively give us some details and let our experts recommend you some properties in a best for you guide.

Resorts

Antigua is served by resorts and hotels for a range of budgets and tastes- from Luxury and Boutique to All Inclusive and more affordable very decent 3 star rated options at lowest prices. It is certainly easier to ask what is missing, there are no brash big resorts, no water parks (but calm seas and water sports is a great substitute) in fact resorts focus on the beach and that Antigua staple which is relaxation. That doesn't mean you can't party and there is a lot of fun to be had!

Investment into Antigua and many accomodations has been very controlled over the years and you must apprecate this adds to the charm and character. Anything less than a luxury or boutique rated place can feel dated to some. If you are used to global travel it is easy to get frustrated when you can have a 5 star experience in Dubai or Bangkok at a fraction of the cost. There are always exceptions and Antigua has its fair share of very modern and luxurious resorts if you have the money but even at the highest end you will not find the same level of luxury as at the highest end hotels in Dubai like the Burj Al Arab- this is an unfair comparison!

One of the popular hotels in Antigua is Sandals Grande in Dickenson Bay

sandals grande antigua

Antigua has never been a cheap destination so if you do get an affordable deal expect to be comfortable but perhaps one that feels dated in places.

Still Interested? Good.

Looking at a Caribbean holiday? Although Antigua is not as economical to visit as say Cuba or the Dominican Republic generally speaking, if you choose to visit out of season you can get some really good deals - especially all inclusive. Use the filters (green buttons) to get a quick view of the accomodations that fit your needs. we have done our best to stay in as many of the places as possible and give you our best take from talking to fellow guests and reading what othes have to say- we save you time!

General categorization of Antigua resorts

Some hotels crossover e.g. Sandals is both all inclusive and also adults only and also classed as luxury. It happens to be a very popular place to get married in or have your honeymoon in too. We didn't bother to filter accomodations located on a caribbean beach as with the exception of a few most are on a world class beach.


 

A Day at Deep Bay

The newest all inclusive resort in Antigua is here. No old or dated fixtures is perhaps one of the main draws. Certainly a resort befitting the LUXURY tag where there may be elements of doubt depending on your own definition. All-In Luxury is a registered trademark and concept for Blue Diamond Resorts who own/manage the Royalton Antigua.

Without doubt the Royalton has set a benchmark the likes of Sandals and Jumby Bay will compete with.

Sugar Ridge Party

Nicely positioned in the hills above Jolly Harbour is Sugar Ridge. Sugar Ridge positions itself apart from any other resort in Antigua. A 4 star luxury boutique resort there is no other at this price point so it remains a popular alternative to the formulaic Sandals or the boutique-boutique cocobay and cocos hotel. In fact it just about retains the intimacy of a boutique resort but has the facilities of a larger resort. You might like to check it our for your Antigua vacation. It is important to mention that this resort is not on the beach however there is a service to transport you directly.

A Caribbean Resort

Verandah Resort & Spa All Inclusive Resort Antigua

A well rated all inclusive family resort. The biggest downside is it's secluded location on the island- which may or may not be an issue.
Situated across some of Antigua's finest coastal nature with nice beaches nearby.

The Verandah Resort and Spa located east side next to calm clear caribbean waters. Ideal for families through to romantic couples the resort has everything you need. An all inclusive plan helps you relax and enjoy a great family vacation.

get married in antigua

A rebrand happened in 2017 until now managed under the name Starfish so the Jolly beach resort was called the Starfish Jolly Beach Resort until recently. Now (2021) the resort is closed pending sale or lease [another rebranding or closing (unthinkable)].

The Jolly Beach Resort is perfect for those travellers looking for a good, well-run hotel on the beachfront, without the 5* price tag and trappings. It runs an all inclusive plan that includes watersports food and drinks.

This hotel offers those seeking a stay in the heart of English Harbour a unique offering, as the accommodation is split over two locations linked by boat (less than a minute's transfer). In a most historic set of buildings constructed around 1788 from bricks made in England you might well be sleeping in the same space as Lord Horatio Nelson.

The Halcyon Cove is located right on the beach in Dickenson Bay and is considered a 3* resort.  There is an average sized pool and a beach bar, with al fresco BBQ dining several nights a week and every lunchtime.

Set on the west side, Cocobay is an all-inclusive, adult-only dream.

Often confused with Cocos Hotel this adult only resort sits further south on equally fantastic beaches. This is a trendy hangout and one of the places to stay if your anyone!

pineapple beach club pool

This resort had a refurb in 2017. Early reports are good with people raving over at trip advisor how good this place is. If you do read between the lines some say the furniture is dated and smaller rooms and beds are issues. they didn't see this spoiling their vacation of course. See below for a link to the reviews. Please let us know how you found the resort.

Beach Front Suite

Hermitage Bay Antigua | 5 Star Luxury

Hermitage Bay take a look at one of the newer luxury, all inclusive, 5-star boutique hotels on the west coast of Antigua.

The individuality that comes from being privately owned is clearly apparent across the resort. 30 five star suites to wake up in paradise. The bay is stunning one of the Caribbean's finest. Indeed many people state that they simply couldn't believe the views- at some point someone stood on these hills and thought the view should be shared by a top resort.

Smaller resort lovers gain from a more cosy feel in this boutique option well located in south west Antigua.

This resort is rated very high with many repeat customers.  It offers a secluded position just along the coast from Darkwood Beach and is served by beautiful azure waters and white sands.

Sail away with me?

Recommended for families and couples alike, the restaurants and service receive very complimentary feedback and the all-inclusive watersports are a real bonus.

galley bay resort

The Galley Bay Resort seems to have found the right combination of location and top quality service, with many customers returning year on year. It is not the most exclusive of the properties you can find but it has more than it's fair share of luxury moments. There are no bad beaches on Antigua but this is one of the better beaches and practically difficult to be used by the public. Galley Bay Resort is a popular choice for getting married, why not tie the knot in Antigua.

The Hawksbill Resort (by Rex Resorts) is named after one of its five beaches you can savour as they are all very good ones.

If you are not staying for long or a standard week (where it is hard to beat all inclusive deals), then you might look at this eco-friendly accommodation option.

Please note carefully the all inclusive ESCAPE is different than the self catered RESIDENCES.

Nonsuch Bay Resort in general (both ESCAPE and RESIDENCES) purports to be a high-end luxury resort offering, with a variety of accommodation options, all located in a more quiet, secluded part of Antigua. The main issue guests notice most with the resort is the seclusion, ergo lack of eating options off site (particularly an issue for the self catered option). You should be careful when researching and booking the self catered RESIDENCES as you are far from any shops limiting you to the onsite restaurants.

The Antigua Yacht Club resort is perfectly placed for those looking for spacious accommodation, all within walking distance of all the beautiful and lively English Harbour.

This resort receives mixed reviews about the standard of the rooms and it's close proximity to the Sandals resort. It has some plus points in that it is affordable to many when Antigua is an expensive island to stay and the location is fantastic being right in the middle of the action on Dickenson Bay and among some of Antigua's best bars and restaurants. You are also close to St Johns the capital and the airport.

Cocos Hotel Grounds

Cocos Hotel is positioned on the Bluff, where the views are very hard to rival, even here in paradise!

jumby bay beach

Jumby Bay is a Rosewood Resort on a private island (long island) - where cars are not welcome! Bikes and by foot is the way to travel here.

Situated in the north of Antigua, close to the international airport, is a wedding favourite Blue Waters Antigua.

Sandals vacations are reputedly very good and the Antigua Grande is one of their flagship resorts.  The beach is superb and there is a wonderful Spa on-site.

carlisle bay antigua

If you are looking for that something special, then the Carlisle Bay should probably be at the top of your list for staying in Antigua. In a good location between the South West and South equidistant from many attractions.

Catamaran Hotel Antigua

This hotel is small, charming and friendly with an equally pretty and compact beach in Falmouth Harbour.