Intimate all-inclusive on a pristine beach
Kick off your shoes and sink into the soft white sands at this delightfully laid back, rustic hotel which is just steps from the calm, clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. From the moment you step into the open-air beachfront lounge you will feel yourself switch into relaxation mode. Seagrape trees prop up wooden beams and thatched roofs, bringing the outside in and the dark wood furniture is complemented by comfy white sofas, lush plants and decorative seashells.
Spend your days lazing by the pool or ensconce yourself in one of the inviting Carib beach beds and let the rhythm of the waves lull you into a peaceful siesta. Relaxation is the key here but a number of excursions can be arranged locally, such as a rainforest canopy tour or snorkelling and diving at Cades Reef in search of barracuda, moray eels and reef sharks.
Dining is an elegant but casual affair and the open-plan beach restaurant sits on a raised wooden deck framed with white drapes which provides an intimate setting for romantic dinners. All meals are à la carte but there is no need to make any dinner reservations. The fresh and delicious dishes – such as red snapper and spicy local delicacies – are prepared to order and the regular barbecue nights and beach parties are very popular. Order a delicious Caribbean-based rum cocktail from the casual bar and sink into one of the sofas on the deck to watch the sun set over the ocean.
The generous-sized rooms and cottages are scattered along flower-lined pathways. They each feature air-conditioning, romantic four-poster beds and refreshing outdoor showers but without the intrusion of televisions or radios. The newly renovated Beach House Standard Rooms are located in the main building while the Beachview Cottages, which are located in the gardens and are accessed from the back, offer extra space and a deck with sea views. Splash out on a Beachfront Pool Cottage with your own private plunge pool just a few steps from the sea.
On a half-mile beach, close to Johnson’s Point on the southwest coast.
Just 25 rooms
Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes from Antigua airport
Beach restaurant, bar
All Inclusive • À la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner • Afternoon snack • Beach bar service • Beverages including house wines by the glass, soft drinks, cocktails, beer and branded spirits • In-room minibar re-stocked daily • Entertainment three times a week • Yoga twice weekly
Beach House Standard RoomThese newly renovated and spacious rooms offer sea views. • air-conditioning • four-poster king size bed • Wi-Fi • stocked mini-fridge • outdoor shower • tea and coffee facilities • balcony
Beach View CottageThese highly recommended cottages are located in the gardens featuring furniture hand-crafted by local craftsmen as well as comforts such as a double Bali bed on the beach. • air-conditioning • four-poster king size bed • Wi-Fi • stocked mini-fridge • outdoor shower • tea and coffee making facilities • terrace
Beachfront Pool CottageThese private cottages are set directly on the sand and offer the added indulgence of a private plunge pool, sun deck, spa area and a double Bali bed on the beach. • air-conditioning • four-poster king size bed • Wi-Fi • stocked mini-fridge • outdoor shower • tea and coffee making facilities
Pool, massage service*, Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas
Restaurants & bars
In keeping with the relaxed ambience of this intimate hideaway, the laid back Beach Restaurant offers informal dining overlooking the ocean. Enjoy fresh and delicious dishes containing locally grown vegetables from nearby farmers' markets and fish freshly caught by local fishermen. International dishes are given a Caribbean twist and you can sample local specialties such as jerk chicken wraps and Antiguan conch fritters. Chill out at the small open-air bar where you can choose from a selection of wines, beers and cocktails.
• Climb to the top of the highest point of Antigua at nearby Boggy Peak (also known as Mount Obama) for views over the neighbouring islands of Montserrat and St Kitts • Book a place on a rainforest canopy tour for a thrilling journey through the island’s lush forest on a series of zip lines* • Tee off at the nearby Jolly Harbour Golf Club which is home to a beautiful 18-hole championship golf course*
*Denotes local charge