Our favourite family hotels in Antigua, you'll love them as much as we do
Exploring Antigua’s amazing locations including Shirley Heights, Nelson’s Dockyard and Stingray City is a great way to spend a holiday. But sometimes a bit of chill time whilst the kids have fun with their new found friends is just what the Caribbean doctor ordered.
All-inclusive in Antigua creates the perfect family holiday for everyone; eat and relax at your own pace, in the prefect place; your totally tropical dream location.
Take a break on the beautiful northeast coast of Antigua and you'll soon discover that there's more to life than the daily grind of nine to five. At Blue Waters, beautiful landscaped gardens sweep down to two white sand beaches with an excellent range of secluded accommodation providing everyone with their own little piece of tropical island luxury. Every one of the 28 suites at the Cove have access to their very own infinity pool and if you're looking to really indulge in a bit of luxury, then this is where you start.
A crèche for little ones and a kids' club for older children make Blue Waters a great base for all the gang with a fab range of nonmotorised water sports and swimming pools offering everyone the chance to splash and have fun in the sun every day of the week.
Tennis courts, fitness facilities and the Spa at Blue Waters always get the thumbs up from parents with two beautiful beaches supplying plenty of sand between the toes and sunset strolls. The Palm, Bartleys and The Cove restaurants showcase al fresco and covered dining. Caribbean style with a friendly team on hand to offer the very best in food and customer service.
Contemporary, sleek and on the southern coastline of Antigua; if you're looking for the resort that's got the lot then Carlisle Bay never fails to excite and relax in equal measures. A choice of just over 80 suites allows guests to kick back in style with ocean views for all commanding a well-deserved Caribbean backdrop no matter which way you look at things.
Get your Caribbean critters ready for the time of their lives as the Cool Kids' Club and the Crew Blue & Crush activity programme leads them on supervised adventures from six months to sixteen years old. A paddling pool and jungle gym help to ramp up excitement levels with water sports at the beach always ensuring a good night's sleep for all.
The Blue Spa has six luxury treatment rooms for when the kids are doing their own thing with yoga sessions, an all-day gym and nine tennis courts adding to a fantastic range of fitness and well-being facilities. Nonmotorised water sports, including sailing, kayaking and snorkelling are all complimentary. If that wasn't enough there's a cinema and library, just in case it rains. Four restaurants and four bars cap things off rather nicely and if you're looking for all-encompassing in Antigua then Carlisle Bay is calling louder than a mermaid on a manatee.
Occupying ocean views on the south coast of Antigua, Curtain Bluff is an all-inclusive touch of luxury with an award-winning design to match the first-class service. Plenty of outdoor activities and things to do for all the family make this resort's 72 guest rooms and suites the perfect base to rest, relax and soak up the sunshine in the Caribbean.
The Ceebee Kids' Club never fails to get 3 to 10-year-olds happy and active all day long , five days a week. If that's not enough, your little Antigua explorers will be treated to a full round of sports, water sports and early dinners on the Tamarind Tree terrace to ensure they're rested enough to do it all again the next day.
Although this is a boutique resort in terms of accommodation it certainly doesn't hold back where activities are concerned. Wth five spa treatment rooms, two beaches, weekly beach parties, a fully equipped fitness centre and yoga classes this resort offers a whole heap of fun under the Antigua sun. All-inclusive packages include water sports, fitness classes and dining at Curtain Bluff's Tamarind Tree and Sea Grape restaurants.
Antigua's southwest coast is perfect for families seeking shimmering sands and lush green hillsides with the St. James's Club & Villas, an ideal base to experience both backdrops and much more besides. With just over 250 guest rooms, suites and villas you'll have no problem finding the best view to match your brood with an array of sports, fitness and well-being options.
For kids age four to teen the St James's Club offers organised activities and space from where to enjoy life in the Caribbean including children's meal times to ensure sustenance is supplied just in time for an early night.
Two fab beaches and six swimming pools more than make a splash with parents and if you're looking for a few more things to do then how about tennis, volleyball or a few hours at the gym. With nonmotorised water sports, golf and a beauty salon all available there's plenty of good times to go round with a great choice of restaurants and evening entertainment rounding off each and every day rather nicely.
This all-inclusive family-friendly resort on Antigua's northeast coast is just what you need for getting back to nature with the Devil's Bridge National Park right on your sand dusted doorstep. A good choice of suite and villa accommodation helps to create a cosy Caribbean retreat from where to relax or explore as the mood dictates.
The kids' club is great for kids age four to 12 looking to find their feet with a dedicated restaurant allowing meal times to be fun times. Babysitting services, teens' room, children only pool and family pool make the Verandah perfect for enjoying the Caribbean in your own time and space.
A superb selection of fine dining, laid back munching and chilled out lounge bar venues present parents with the means to eat out in comfort and style whilst four pools and a fitness centre more than help to work up an appetite. The Tranquillity Body & Soul Spa does exactly what it says on the tin with sailing, mini golf, tennis, nonmotorised water sports and regular entertainment into the evening highlighting exactly what you'd hope for.