Wondering where to stay in Antigua and Barbuda?
Antigua and Barbuda's sandy white beaches, amazing marine life, culinary delights, and historic and cultural sites are just a few reasons to visit the twin islands.
It is one of the Caribbean's most prosperous nations, so you’ll find world class resorts and luxurious accommodation for your getaway.
Many of the hotels are located along the coastline, and close to bays and diving sites which makes it even better for those who love to surround themselves with stunning views.
From family owned boutique hotels, luxurious accommodation, to family-friendly resorts, we've gathered some of the best hotels and resorts in Antigua and Barbuda.
- 5 Best Hotels in Antigua and Barbuda:
- The Inn At English Harbour
- COCOS Hotel Antigua
- South Point Antigua
- Jumby Bay Island
- Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites 4 Top Resorts in Antigua and Barbuda:
- Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
- The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua
- Blue Waters Resort and Spa
- Pineapple Beach Club Antigua
The Districts & Neighborhoods of Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda are fairly large islands, and choosing the best area in Antigua to stay in is important. A majority of the resorts, and high-end hotels are located in the capital city of St. John’s.
From historical landmarks, shopping, bars and restaurants to pristine beaches and diving spots, St. John’s is perfect for first time travelers to the island. It is also great if you are looking for an active nightlife and luxury accommodation.
When traveling with young children the west coast parish of Saint Mary is a good choice. This is a large parish with many beaches, and some of the properties are also perfect for a honeymoon.
One of the coolest areas to stay in is Falmouth. It is located in the south of Antigua and is home to a lot of historical sites including the island’s original British settlement.
If you prefer to stay close to the capital city, yet further away from the tourist attractions then Runway Beach is a good alternative. It is situated north of St John’s, and offers affordable accommodation in the midst of nature.
Now that you know about the areas in Antigua and Barbuda, here are the best hotels and resorts to stay in.
5 Best Hotels in Antigua and Barbuda
This guide includes recommendations to suit every type of traveler - luxury, affordable to couples travel or families traveling with kids.
#1. The Inn At English Harbour
The Inn is a 5 star property overlooking the gorgeous English Harbour on the Caribbean coast.
This is one of the luxurious properties in Antigua with an amazing beach front location by the historic quarter.
The Inn is British Colonial–style hotel with 2 restaurants and bar, a spa and a pool onsite.
Vacationers love their refined rooms with ocean views. For water sports enthusiasts, water toys, canoes and snorkeling gear are offered free of cost.
Neighborhood: English Harbour, 1.2 km from Galleon Beach
Restaurants: Eat lunch and breakfast at their Reef Restaurant, where dishes are inspired by Italian and Caribbean flair. For fine dining stop by the Terrace restaurant. Terrace overlooks the harbour with yachts floating in the bay.
Best for: Luxury travel
#2. COCOS Hotel Antigua (All Inclusive)
Sandwiched between two gorgeous white sand beaches, with lush greenery all around is the adults-only COCOS Hotel. This is an all inclusive Antigua property offering luxurious boutique experience.
With miles of heavenly blue seas, and hillside views, staying at one of the 35 quaint wooden cottages at COCOS is a tropical dream come true.
Each cottage comes with a large private balcony with hammocks, and Adirondack chairs giving you much needed privacy and seclusion.
You can book cottages with ocean views, or a private cliff-side infinity pool.
Neighborhood: Valley Church Beach, St. Mary’s
Restaurants: The hotel follows all-inclusive rates, and serves beachside dinners with Caribbean delicacies prepared with local produce and catch.
Best for: Couples, and honeymoon
#3. South Point Antigua
South Point is a boutique hotel located by the English Harbour.
The property has 23 spacious 1 and 2 bedroom suites to comfortably accommodate families and large groups. South Point Hotel oozes a contemporary vibe with Caribbean and European interior designs. You can choose from ocean or pool view rooms.
Although not an all-inclusive property, South Point Antigua offers complimentary breakfast and parking. If traveling with children you can arrange for babysitting as well.
South Point has a restaurant on-site serving Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine.
The hotel has a swimming pool, adjacent to the small beach, and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina in Falmouth Harbour.
Neighborhood: Youth Club Drive, English Harbour
Restaurants: Restaurant serving Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine for lunch and dinner. Complimentary breakfast is included. There is a Sushi bar on-site.
Best for: Families with children
#4. Jumby Bay Island - an Oetker Collection Hotel
Situated on a 300-acre private island off the coast of Antigua is the Jumby Bay Island. Perfect for nature lovers, the island offers a variety of wildlife sightings along with tropical flora, and white sand beaches.
And in the midst of this surreal nature is the all-inclusive Jumby Bay Island hotel which offers 40 luxurious suites in a private island resort paradise.
All hotel rooms come with modern amenities, private balcony and beach views. They also offer complimentary breakfast. There is a pool, spa and a fitness center on-site.
You can also avail babysitting and children friendly activities at the hotel.
Neighborhood: Jumby Bay Island, English Harbour
Restaurants: Jumby Bay is home to a beachside restaurant serving Caribbean à la carte. You can opt for fine dining at the beautiful Estate House or hit The Veranda for casual Caribbean fare on the seashore.
Best for: Families with children, luxury travel
#5. Admiral's Inn & Gunpowder Suites
Admiral’s Inn and Gunpowder is an affordable historic boutique hotel located in a secluded section of the 18th century Nelson's Dockyard. By staying at this hotel, you have the prime historical sightseeing attractions at your fingertips.
There are 32 rooms and suites housed in 4 historic buildings on the waterfront. It offers a small non-swimming beach, an infinity edged pool, a spa and 2 open-air restaurants.
You can access the hotel’s complimentary boat shuttle to the swimming beach in Freemans Bay and use their kayaks to explore the harbour. From the hotel you can also go sailing, scuba diving, hiking, or snorkeling, as they are all located within 5 to 10 minutes drive away.
The location is also perfect for nightlife.
Neighborhood: Nelson’s Dockyard
Restaurants: There are two restaurants onsite - Pillars and Boom. Pillar is an 18th century outdoor terrace restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Seafood and wine is their specialty. Boom is a poolside restaurant at Gunpowder House with spectacular harbour views.
Best for: Mid budget, business travelers, heritage site
4 Top Resorts in Antigua and Barbuda
From luxurious to boutique style small beachfront resorts, Antigua and Barbuda has all the ingredients for a perfect tropical paradise. Check this list for the top resorts on the island
#1. Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa (All inclusive)
Voted as the "World's Most Romantic Resort" for 14 years in a row, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort is a luxurious 6 star European style property.
Designed as a Mediterranean suite, close to the Dickenson Bay you are at the heart of everything that Antigua stands for - beaches, water sports, marine life and entertainment!
You can choose from exotic suites to private villas with butler service.
There are a host of amenities from spa and fitness centre, beaches, 9+ restaurants and 8 bars, tennis courts, pools to evening entertainment. Sandals is an all inclusive resort.
Neighborhood: Dickenson Bay, St. John’s
Restaurants: There are over 9 restaurants in the Sandals Resort offering a variety of international cuisines. All the restaurants are included in the all-inclusive package. Choose from Italian, French, English to popular international delicacies for your lunch and dinner. Or better - change it up every meal!
Amenities: Free airport shuttle, pool, spa & fitness centre, beachfront, restaurants, tennis courts
Best for: Luxury travel, couples travel
#2. The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua (All inclusive)
The Verandah Resort & Spa is a 4 star all inclusive accommodation. This resort is surrounded by an oceanfront coastline offering amazing views of the blue Caribbean waters.
It is perfect for families and couples for a comfortable and luxurious stay.
The property has 4 restaurants, 4 bars and 4 swimming pools and offers a ton of activities like cat sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, pedal boats, and more. For families traveling with children there is a supervised Kids Club.
Stingray City Antigua, known for snorkeling, is only 6km from the resort.
Neighborhood: Long Bay
Restaurants: Seabreeze is the resort’s main restaurant and serves international cuisines for all meals. Nicole’s is their fine-dining restaurant that offers Caribbean-fusion cuisine.There is a beach shack (Rasta Beach), a beachside grill and bar offering a variety of cocktails and drinks. Buccaneer is a casual restaurant offering Caribbean a la carte dining.
Amenities: Pool, spa & fitness centre, 2 beaches, 4 restaurants, supervised Kids Club, 18-hole miniature golf course
Best for: Families with children, couples travel
#3. Blue Waters Resort and Spa (All inclusive)
Blue Waters Resort offers an intimate island experience. Located in the Northwestern part of Antigua the resort is a tropical heaven with blue waters, sandy beaches, and over 17 acres of lush greenery.
The list does not stop here - there are small secluded beach coves, 7 freshwater pools and 3 restaurants on site, all curated to welcome you.
Luxury lovers can take it slow, enjoy a beachside cocktail and sunbathe. There is also a spa and hair salon at the property to pamper you.
For the active guests the resort offers complimentary water sports, tennis and a fitness center.
Neighborhood: Atlantic Ave AG Atlantic Avenue
Restaurants: There are 3 restaurants included in the all-inclusive package. Sit down for English breakfast at the Palm Restaurant, or head there for an a la carte lunch and dining menu. You can also opt for casual meals at Carolyn's, located next to the beach pool - serving flatbread pizzas and salads.
Amenities: Pool, 17 acres of gardens, spa & fitness centre, 3 restaurants, 3 beaches
Best for: Wellness, luxury travel
#4. Pineapple Beach Club Antigua (All inclusive)
Pineapple Beach Club is an all inclusive resort situated on 30 acres of scenic coastline.
Boosting a laidback luxury for adults only (16+ years) Pineapple Beach Club is perfect for those who can’t get enough of the turquoise waters. From lounging to snorkeling, the resort has you covered for an epic tropical getaway.
The resort has 180 rooms with garden, ocean, beachfront, or waterfront views.
Neighborhood: Long Bay St. Philips
Restaurants: Enjoy an international buffet at the Topaz Restaurant (inclusive package) for all meals. For fine dining with Italian cuisines head to Chef Petro’s. Prefer a Caribbean flair? Opt for the Pineapple Grill Restaurant instead. There are 2 other restaurants serving casual dining, and light snacks - Pelican Snack Grill and The Outhouse.
Amenities: Fitness centre, pools, tennis courts,
Best for: Laidback luxury, Snorkeling enthusiasts
So there you have it, from all-inclusive resorts to luxury accommodation, book your stay at these wonderful Antigua and Barbuda hotels and resorts for an amazing getaway!