Luxury holidays in Antigua
If you are looking for barefoot bliss with a touch of sophistication, Antigua is an island paradise that will tick all the boxes.
Stay at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, located along a golden stretch of sand and surrounded by tropical gardens tranquillity awaits. Accommodation options include Gauguin Cottages, an airy retreat with its own private plunge pool. Or perhaps a Premium Beachfront Suite is more your style, relax on your own private terrace or balcony overlooking the dreamy Caribbean sea. Indulge yourself at the spa, cool down with a dip, snorkel in the turquoise waters, rejuvenate with a jog around the lagoon, soak up the sun by the pool or keep active with a game of tennis. Galley Bay has a selection of bars and three restaurants to choose from; for something a bit special try Ismay’s at the southern end of the beach or book a private beach dinner to really push the boat out.
Hermitage Bay Hotel has an undeniable air of elegance; this boutique hideaway will really knock your socks off. The 27 suites are situated on the beach or hillside all with stunning views of the ocean. The Hillside Pool Suites have a private sundeck and plunge pool and the Beachfront Suites have an enviable location right on the beach. Visit the spa for organic treatments or unwind with a yoga class on the spa deck. Enjoy a candlelit dinner while listening to the tranquil sounds of the waves lapping on the shore and enjoy a cocktail at the lounge area on the decking by the pool.
Blue Waters is surrounded by not one but three gorgeous beaches, find your own slice of heaven at one of the secluded coves or lounge alongside one of the pools with a book. Take a stroll around the resort’s tropical gardens, relax at the spa or watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand at the Beach Bar. Perched on a cliff top the Cove Restaurant combines elegant views with decadent food, a real Caribbean gem. The Cove Suites, located separately from the main resort are the ultimate tropical retreat. Guests staying in the suites and penthouses have exclusive use of an infinity pool with marvellous ocean views.
While in Antigua, experience one of the islands 365 beaches in style with a massage at Valley Church Beach overlooking the turquoise hues that this beach is famous for.
Half Moon Bay has pink sands and calm waters protected by a reef, perfect for snorkelling and with almost a mile of sand there is nothing else to do but relax here.
Just off of the coast lies Prickly Pear Island, tiny and uninhabited its dreamy shores can be visited on day trips, snorkel with turtles and swim over stunning coral reefs, then find your own idyllic spot for sunbathing.
If you are looking for a little more action go for a thrilling horse ride. Gallop along a beach, trek through shady plantations or head out on a trail ride for glorious views; cool off afterwards and swim with your horse in the ocean.
The island is well-known for its world-class sailing and regattas, held throughout the year. Charter your own yacht to explore Antigua’s beautiful waters and coastline. Anchor up on a deserted white sand beach or cruise to Deep Bay and snorkel the shipwreck of The Andes. Choose a crew to help you along the way or, if you are an experienced sailor, go it alone.
Big Game fishing is a popular past time in Antigua; Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Marlin are just a few of the species to look out for. Head out to sea on a half or full day trip from various locations around the island. Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice, the thrill of catching a huge fish in beautiful waters makes for an exciting day out.