Think of Antigua and chances are you’ll think of endless stretches of white sandy beaches and sparkling blue seas. While this image is what Antigua is best known for, the popular destination offers far more than your typical beach holiday; from its lush forest interior to history-soaked harbours and friendly locals who are ready to welcome you to the island.

Choosing the right resort can make all the difference to your stay in Antigua. For a truly stress-free Antigua holiday, why not consider an all-inclusive hotel or resort? With all your food and drink included, you’ll not have a care in the world at these luxurious resorts.

To offer some inspiration, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best all-inclusive hotels and resorts in Antigua. Which one will you choose for your next tropical vacation?

1. Blue Waters

Whether you’re escaping from work pressures or simply want a break from the daily hustle and bustle, Antigua’s Blue Waters all-inclusive resort is the perfect choice. Positioned in a secluded cove surrounded by 17 acres of tropical gardens, this resort is the perfect base to truly get away from it all.

The resort’s mantra is ‘do everything, some things or nothing at all’, so no matter the pace you’re looking for from your Antiguan escape, Blue Waters is perfectly capable of accommodating your trip. 

Accommodation options

Choose this all-inclusive resort in Antigua and you’ll have a choice of 75 guestrooms and suites, as well as three villas if you’re looking for something extra luxurious. No matter which you choose, expect spacious and elegantly styled accommodation with a choice of either a hillside or beachfront view. 

Dining options

During your stay, you can take advantage of no less than two restaurants and three bars at Blue Waters Antigua. With al fresco dining available, the Palm Restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner daily against the backdrop of the luscious blue sea. Alternatively, mark a special occasion at The Cove restaurant as you watch the Caribbean sunset. 

If it’s a drink you’re after, the Pelican Bar is a popular place to socialise over a cocktail and make new friends. Look out for the live music that is often on offer to capture the true spirit of the Caribbean during your stay. More casual options can be found at Veronica’s pool bar and Carolyn’s bar. 

Entertainment options

Whether you plan to relax and unwind or explore and adventure, the entertainment at and around this all-inclusive Antigua resort is plentiful:

Entertainment at Blue Waters:

  • Tennis
  • Watersports
  • Four swimming pools, including one adults-only pool, two family-friendly pools and a beachfront pool
  • Guests staying in the Cove Suites have access to four infinity pools
  • Spa
  • Kids’ activity programme
  • Live local music including steel drums

Entertainment near Blue Waters:

  • Cedar Valley Golf Club’s 18-hole PGA-rated course is just three miles away.
  • Variety of excursions available to help you discover the best of Antigua.

2. Jumby Bay Island

Jumby Bay Island resort is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a relaxing Caribbean escape. Set on its own 300-acre, car-free private island, this all-inclusive resort in Antigua is ideal for an extra-special vacation, whether for a honeymoon or a milestone birthday. 

As you arrive by boat, you’ll be wowed by the island’s stunning beauty as the sounds of nature welcome you. The island and its properties are owned by a small group of homeowners who are dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the landscape, creating an overwhelming feeling of community and safety for all of the island’s visitors. 

Accommodation options

As a smaller all-inclusive Antigua resort, Jumby Bay Island has just 28 rooms and suites in total, creating a very exclusive feel. Villas with two, three and four bedrooms and private residencies featuring up to nine bedrooms are also available for larger parties who are looking for extra special accommodation for their stay on their island.

Regardless of which you choose, the interior decor of the resort has been meticulously created by Brazilian interior designer, Patricia Anastassiadis, fusing effortless Caribbean style with a contemporary flair.

Dining options

You’ll have three dining options during your stay at Jumby Bay Island. The first is The Veranda which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. For lunch and dinner, expect a traditional Italian trattoria serving flavour-packed dishes including homemade pasta. 

For fine dining, head to The Estate House. There, you can enjoy the freshest seafood and produce the Caribbean has to offer all in a beautiful colonial-inspired space. Three private dining areas and a wine room are also available.

Entertainment options

  • Oceanfront spa
  • Three tennis courts
  • Croquet lawn
  • Putting green
  • 3-mile hiking trails
  • 25-metre lap pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Watersports and snorkelling
  • Cycling (bicycles provided)
  • Nature walks and eco tours
  • Weekly beach barbeque 
  • Astrology evenings
  • Outdoor movie nights

3. Carlisle Bay

For laidback luxury, you can’t go wrong with Carlisle Bay if you’re looking for an all-inclusive hotel in Antigua. You’ll have all of the luxury you’d expect from a five-star resort without any of the pomp and fussiness. It’s what makes it one of the best-loved resorts in Antigua.

As you arrive at the Carlisle Bay resort, the white sandy shores, clear turquoise waters and rich tropical scenery will take your breath away. It’s truly picture-perfect and is all yours to explore at your leisure. 

Accommodation options

There are a total of 87 suites available at Carlisle Bay, each offering high levels of comfort and luxury. For the most space from your accommodation, opt for either Carlisle Suite A or Carlisle Suite B, both of which include three double bedrooms, a large living room and a full kitchen. 

Depending on your preferred view, you can choose a suite with views over the luscious tropical gardens, the stretches of white sandy beach or the glistening turquoise of the ocean. Whichever you choose, we guarantee you’ll never get bored of waking up to that. 

Dining options

There are no less than six bars and eateries to visit during your stay at Carlise Bay. Indigo on the Beach serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner with a laidback ambience and outstanding beachside views. Another laidback eatery is Ottimo!, the place to enjoy tasty Italian dishes. 

For a fancier dinner, East promises a flavour explosion from its fine Asian cuisine. Adult-only dining can be found at The Jetty Grill and Jetty Bar, while the Pavillion Bar and The Coconut Grove are the perfect places to enjoy an evening cocktail at the end of a hard day’s relaxation. 

Entertainment options

  • Zipline tours
  • Trips to Stingray City
  • Horse riding
  • Helicopter trips
  • Water sports
  • Water cruises
  • Scuba diving
  • Gym
  • Yoga and Pilates classes
  • Spa
  • Kids club

4. Hermitage Bay

Small, personal and uber-welcoming, Hermitage Bay is the ideal place to enjoy some downtime during your trip to Antigua. This all-inclusive Antigua resort is located in a quiet corner of the island, delivering tranquillity and privacy in abundance. 

Life at Hermitage Bay is easy. As an all-inclusive resort, all of your food and drinks are taken care of, while the high standard of the resort’s suites provides the utmost comfort and luxury for you to relax and unwind. Leave your cares at the door and prepare to enjoy life to the full.

Accommodation options

There are a total of 30 luxurious suites at Hermitage Bay, 13 set on the beachside and another 17 on the hillside, offering enhanced privacy and views for miles. You’ll even be able to see the islands of Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis. 

The resort’s hillside pool suites are complete with their own private plunge pool and sunbathing deck, while beachfront suites have refreshing open-air showers. 

Dining options

While it doesn’t have the most original name, The Restaurant is your place to dine come day or night. By day, watch the sun shimmer across the sparkling water as you start the day with breakfast or enjoy a flavourful lunch made using the freshest ingredients.

At night, the ambience of The Restaurant changes, with subtle lighting and a gorgeous view of the sunset creating a romantic and intimate place to dine. Enjoy fresh seafood and fine meats as you listen to live Caribbean music. 

For something extra special, you can enjoy an intimate dinner for two on the beach or on your own private terrace. 

Entertainment options

  • Watersports
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Cooking courses
  • Farm tours
  • Tours of Antigua
  • Spa

5. Curtain Bluff

If you dream of tumbling out of bed and onto the beach, you can do exactly that at Curtain Bluff all-inclusive resort in Antigua. Accommodation here is located mere steps from the beach, so you don’t have to travel far to soak up the sun.

Curtain Bluff has been welcoming guests to Antigua for almost 50 years but impressively, it hasn’t lost its small charm and intimacy, even as the resort has expanded. With access to two beaches, this all-inclusive resort is perfect whether you’re looking for a relaxing Antigua escape or a more active surfing adventure. 

Accommodation options

In total, you have 72 guest rooms and suites to choose from. There is a huge variety of suites to choose from, so you can choose the one that best suits your trip. For example, the Terrace Suite, complete with its private location and breathtaking views overlooking the beach, is a popular choice for newlyweds. 

So you can make the most of the outdoors, all of the accommodation options at Curtain Bluff come with outdoor space, whether it’s a balcony area or a large terrace area.

Dining options

There are great dining options available at Curtain Bluff: Sea Grape and Tamarind. The Sea Grape, a beachside open-air restaurant, is open for lunch and dinner daily, serving Italian-style dishes prepared with fresh Caribbean produce. 

Start the day with breakfast at the centrally located Tamarind restaurant or join in the evening to experience a rotating five-course menu that’s sure to impress with its fresh, local delicacies. Of course, your meals will be perfectly matched to the finest wines by the hotel’s expert sommeliers, with a wine cellar containing over 25,000 bottles. 

Entertainment options

  • Scuba diving
  • Gardening tours
  • Water aerobics
  • Pilates classes
  • Watersports
  • Tennis

6. Galley Bay

Voted as one of the top 100 resorts in the world, Galley Bay is one of the most popular all-inclusive resorts in Antigua, offering adults-only luxury. It has everything you’re looking for from your Antigua holiday; a 3.25 mile stretch of white sandy beach, 40 acres of tropical gardens and some of the most sophisticated and welcoming accommodation options the island has to offer.

There are plenty of extras to enjoy at Galley Bay too; the resort has a dedicated tortoise sanctuary which guests are welcome to visit as well as plentiful entertainment options, from a yoga pavilion to watersports. 

Accommodation options

You’ll have the choice of four different accommodation types for your stay at Galley Bay. Choose a superior beachfront room and enjoy instant access to the private beach from your patio or for even more space, opt for a double-storey deluxe beachfront room. 

If you’d prefer your accommodation to be set in the gardens rather than beachside, the Gauguin Cottages and Gauguin Suites are the perfect option, both complete with their own private plunge pool overlooking the private lagoon. 

Dining options

You’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to drinking and dining at Galley Bay. Located beachside, The Sea Grape offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a tranquil setting. For a more romantic setting, opt for Gauguin for lunch or dinner or Ismay’s for dinner and take in your breathtaking surroundings. 

More casual dining can be found at Barefoot Grill while there are no less than four open-air bars and lounges for you to enjoy a pre- or post-dinner drink.

Entertainment options

  • Bike rental available
  • Nature trails
  • Croquet
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Watersports
  • Live music
  • Live cooking demonstrations
  • Outdoor movie nights

There you have it; our pick of the very best all-inclusive resorts and Antigua hotels. Which one will you visit first? Speak to our Travel Specialists now and start planning your dream vacation. 

Looking for a boutique hotel? Check out our guide to the best boutique hotels in Antigua for some inspiration. 

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