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Set on Antigua’s best beach, its two ‘villages’ contrasting island charm with European grandeur, and with superb facilities and world-class dining, the couples-only resort of Sandals Grande Antigua is worthy of being hailed as the world’s most romantic resort.
The 373 rooms and suites are situated in either Caribbean Grove or Mediterranean Village, offering accommodation from tropical garden setting to beachfront, many suites including private Butler and 24-hour room service. You’re spoilt for choice with 11 restaurants and 7 bars, dining options including Caribbean, French, Italian, sushi and British. During the day, take a dip in any of the 6 pools, enjoy the numerous water sports, play a game of tennis or pamper yourself at the Red Lane® Spa and then at night, watch live bands, party at the Carnival Night or just ease back over a cocktail at the piano bar.
Galley Bay is an intimate, adults-only resort, its glimmering turquoise sea and lush gardens creating a relaxing, natural hideaway. The focal point is the 3⁄4-mile white sand beach, where you can recline in the shade of a palm tree, soak up the sun or enjoy a refreshing swim.
The boutique resort’s 98 guest rooms & suites are set amidst 40 acres of beautiful tropical gardens. The majority boast stunning sea views with direct beach access, while the beautiful Gauguin Suites, feature lagoon views and individual plunge pools for private dips. Each of the three al fresco restaurants offers a la carte cuisine of the highest quality, whilst bars and lounges are dotted around the resort to refresh all day long. Pastimes include non-motorised water sports, swimming pool, ‘Spa Indulge® with open-air treatment cabanas, and a weekly cooking demo, whilst evening entertainment is provided several times a week.
Nestled on the south-eastern coast of Antigua, the casual all-inclusive St. James's Club Resort & Villas offers itself as a great hideaway for couples, families and singles. 251 rooms and villas comprise stylishly furnished bedrooms with coffee maker, mini-fridge and private balcony or patio, the spacious Royal Suites, and 2-bedroom villas with full kitchen and living/dining area. The resort's four restaurants serve everything from casual to Continental cuisine, set at the water’s edge, on the beach or in the picturesque gardens. Two white-sand beaches offer a host of fun-filled activities, including an aquarium for snorkelers. Guests can also enjoy complimentary non-motorised water sports, dip into any one of six distinctive swimming pools, succumb to the pleasures of a spa and salon, play the resort's six tennis courts and Fitness Centre, and the children can while away the hours in the award-winning Kids’ Club.
Set among 40 acres of tropical gardens, Starfish Jolly Beach is Antigua’s largest all-inclusive resort, featuring 464 rooms with private balconies or terraces surrounded by the glorious white sand and turquoise waters of Jolly Harbour. Six different accommodation categories range from ‘Super Saver’ rooms with garden or ocean view, to fabulous Beach Cottages, with 2 bedrooms, separate living room and direct access onto the sands. Four onsite restaurants present a choice of Italian or Mexican cuisine, seafood – which includes a delicious seasonal brunch buffet – and quick beachside snacks, and daily afternoon tea is served at ‘The Courtyard’.
The endless activities include two swimming pools, ‘Palms Wellness Centre and Salon’, offering a wide range of treatments, tennis, kayaking and sailing lessons, nearby golf, the supervised ‘Kidz Club’ and regular scheduled family-friendly activities and entertainment.
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