Antigua + Barbuda
Hotels in Antigua + Barbuda
MAY reopen in December 2008
The 114-room Hodges Bay Club will open along a white-sand beach on Antigua’s northern shore.
The 25 sea-facing cottages, which spread from the unspoiled beachfront to the fertile hillside, are outfitted with sustainably harvested wood, outdoor showers, freestanding bathtubs, and canopied king-size beds fitted with bone-white Italian linens.
A short walk west from the center of English Harbour—the island’s sceney boating town on the southern coast—sits this 16-room property. The décor is classic Caribbean: bright floral bedspreads, whitewashed walls, and cream-colored tile floors.
The intimate Ocean Inn, whose wooden walkways connect 12 bright rooms, is a steal. Try No. 3, which goes for the same price as a standard room but has a balcony thrown in for free, or one of the two suites in the master cottage, perfect for privacy seekers.
Forty acres of verdant tropical gardens and a nearly mile-long sweep of white beach make Galley Bay—set on Antigua’s westerly Five Islands peninsula—feel like a true oasis.
Situated on 19 acres of Dickenson Bay, this gigantic, 373-room all-inclusive property is two resorts in one.
Spread across 100 acres of a peninsula on the island’s southeastern coast, this multifaceted resort’s rooms and villas are done in an airy, tropical style—wicker furnishings, terracotta tile floors, colorful prints and fabrics.
A dream location straddling two beaches—a protected swimming lagoon on the Caribbean side and a wilder, white-sand stretch along the Atlantic—has made Curtain Bluff a favored getaway since 1962.
The recently redone Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, situated on a private 300-acre island 10 minutes by boat from Antigua, is still the standard-bearer of Caribbean luxury. Following a $28 million reconstruction, 28 new suites have ocean views and outdoor bathtubs in lush private courtyards.