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Antigua offers the perfect destination for your dream wedding or romantic honeymoon. Boasting 365 beautiful, white sand beaches caressed by crystal clear turquoise waters, this paradise island is an idyllic setting to say "I do". FAQs | Legal Requirements - Get answers to those all-important questions.
Luxury resorts surround the island, many tucked away in quiet coves for that perfect beach wedding. Our Wedding team are on hand to help you choose your perfect venue, organise your special occasion and to ensure all your dreams are realised.
Antigua is one of the more popular Caribbean holiday and wedding destinations with tourists from the UK. A more relaxed atmosphere than many of its Caribbean neighbours, this island boasts history, culture and some of the friendliest inhabitants you could meet.
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This is one of the more accessible Caribbean islands from the UK with year-round direct flights on an almost daily basis. Fly direct from London with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic or indirect from other regional airports in the UK.
Antigua offers the perfect destination for your dream wedding or romantic honeymoon. Boasting 365 beautiful, white sand beaches caressed by crystal clear turquoise waters, this paradise island is an idyllic setting to say "I do". FAQs | Legal Requirements - Get answers to those all-important questions.
Antigua is one of the more popular Caribbean holiday and wedding destinations with tourists from the UK. A more relaxed atmosphere than many of its Caribbean neighbours, this island boasts history, culture and some of the friendliest inhabitants you could meet.
Luxury resorts surround the island, many tucked away in quiet coves for that perfect beach wedding. Our Wedding team are on hand to help you choose your perfect venue, organise your special occasion and to ensure all your dreams are realised.
This is one of the more accessible Caribbean islands from the UK with year-round direct flights on an almost daily basis. Fly direct from London with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic or indirect from other regional airports in the UK.
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Blue Waters Resort & Spa
blue waters resort & spa
The Blue Waters Hotel is a rare combination of a family-run, boutique-type hotel set in 17 acres of quiet tropical splendour. It is situated on the north west coast of Antigua, an island steeped in the history of the Caribbean, and offers its visitors the chance to unwind in a tranquil sandy cove or by the edge of one of the seven freshwater pools. The hotel has a superb range of facilities to help while away the time. The wonderful climate and clear waters might be just the spur you need to learn to windsurf, sail or to try your hand at snorkelling. The more adventurous can arrange some deep sea fishing or water-skiing.
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The Blue Waters Hotel is a rare combination of a family-run, boutique-type hotel set in 17 acres of quiet tropical splendour. It is situated on the north west coast of Antigua, an island steeped in the history of the Caribbean, and offers its visitors the chance to unwind in a tranquil sandy cove or by the edge of one of the seven freshwater pools.

The hotel has a superb range of facilities to help while away the time. The wonderful climate and clear waters might be just the spur you need to learn to windsurf, sail or to try your hand at snorkelling. The more adventurous can arrange some deep sea fishing or water-skiing.

A Caribbean holiday doesn’t have to be all action, however, and the Blue Waters Hotel has the perfect spot for relaxing and pampering yourself in its beauty salon and spa. Treatments are available for men and women, all carried out by professionally trained staff. The hotel also has its own fitness centre where the training buff can keep in shape. Personal instruction is available for a small charge.

There is also a tennis court which is open until 9pm and a games room offering table tennis, pool and other recreational games. Children are catered for by way of specially arranged activities for a couple of hours every weekday.

Dining

The Palm Restaurant
This is the main restaurant at the Blue Waters and serves the three main meal meals of the day. It offers indoor or outdoor eating with lovely views of the beach and sea.

The Pelican Bar
This is the perfect spot to absorb some of the atmosphere of the Caribbean with an evening cocktail and dancing to a steel band.

Bartley’s Restaurant
Open for dinner only, Bartley’s offers a choice of fine meals based on Asian cooking.

The Cove Restaurant
A further choice for dinner is the Cove Restaurant. This venue has a wonderful position on a cliff top, overlooking the Caribbean.

For those who would prefer the privacy of eating in their room, the hotel has an in-room dining service from 7 in the morning until 10.30 in the evening.

 

 

Blue Waters provides a host of wonderful venues for you to tie the knot in, from the popular and traditional cliff-top gazebo to the luxurious Rock Cottage.

Whether you're in search of an elegant beach wedding, with the Caribbean Sea surrounding you, or a private ceremony on the beach, our dedicated wedding team will be more than happy to organise your dream wedding at Blue Waters.

Wedding Packages:

Blue Waters Wedding Package - FREE Blue Waters Wedding Package with stays of 7 nights or more in a Deluxe Beachfront Room or higher.*

  • Officiating Services of the Marriage officer
  • Bride's Bouquet and Groom's Buttonhole
  • Decorated Gazebo
  • A single-tier Wedding cake
  • Roundtrip transportation to the registration office
  • 1x bottle of Champagne to toast the ceremony (additional Champagne can be purchased)
  • Pre-booked oceanside table at the Cove restaurant on a night of your choice
  • Champagne breakfast on your patio the morning after your ceremony with a bottle of sparkling wine


Marriage License fee payable locally on the free wedding package.

* Subject to availability, blackout dates may apply. All of the above can be enhanced at additional cost.

 

Cove Suites Wedding Package - FREE to guests staying in a Cove Suite, Cove Penthouse or Villa for stays of 7 nights or more.*

All of the inclusions from the Blue Waters package plus:

  • Fast Track through Antigua airport on arrival for bride & groom
  • VIP in-room check-in
  • Bottle of champagne & chocolates in room on arrival

Marriage License fee payable locally on the free wedding package.

* Subject to availability, blackout dates may apply. All of the above can be enhanced at additional cost.

 

Premium Wedding Package - All of the inclusions from the Blue Waters & Cove Suites packages plus:

  • Bridal spa package including:
    • Massage
    • Manicure & Pedicure
    • Hair & makeup (3hrs)
  • Groom's barbering services
  • An upgraded two-tier exquisitely decorated wedding cake
  • A decorated setup for up to 10 guests, with specialised centrepiece
  • Nightly romantic turn-down, with wedding night room decoration
  • A private four-course dinner for the bride & groom on a night of your choice (can be wedding night)
  • Sunset champagne experience at the Spa terrace on an evening of your choice, including Champagne, canapés and private use of the Spa's infinity pool

 


Gold Wedding Package - All of the inclusions from the Premium package plus:

  • Photography Package to include:
    • 40x 6" x 4" prints in an album
    • Your wedding photos on a CD
  • Private cocktail & canapé reception (1 hour) for up to 10 guests (including the Bride & Groom)


All of the above can be enhanced at additional cost.

 

Platinum Wedding Package - All of the inclusions from the Premium package plus:

  • 2 Floral pedestals during your ceremony
  • A steel band or other musician for 1 hour during the cocktail reception
  • Luxury photography package including:
    • 80x 6" x 4" prints in an album
    • Your wedding photos on a CD
  • Private cocktail & canapé reception (1 hour) for up to 10 guests (including the Bride & Groom)
  • A couples massage OR 2 x 60 minute Ila Spa treatments of choice


All of the above can be enhanced at additional cost.

 

Rock Cottage Wedding Package - for guests staying in Rock Cottage only.

  • VIP signature Fast Track for Bride & Groom
  • Champagne & canapés in Rock Cottage on arrival
  • Bridal spa package - 3 hours
  • Groom's spa package - 90 minutes
  • Officiating Services of the Marriage officer
  • Bride's Bouquet and Groom's Buttonhole
  • Rock Cottage set-up
  • A two-tier Wedding cake
  • Roundtrip transportation to the registration office
  • Marriage License fee
  • 1x bottle of Champagne to toast the ceremony (additional Champagne can be purchased)
  • Luxury photography package including:
    • 80x 6" x 4" prints in an album
    • Your wedding photos on a CD
  • Private cocktail & canapé reception (1 hour) for up to 10 guests (including the Bride & Groom)
  • A steel band or singer for 2 hours during the cocktail reception
  • Rock Cottage wedding reception dinner set-up (menu additional)
  • Champagne breakfast served in Rock Cottage for up to 10 guests the morning after the wedding (2 glasses per person)


All of the above can be enhanced at additional cost.

 

 

All Guest Rooms and Suites feature the following standard amenities:

  • Spacious private balcony or patio
  • King-sized beds (twin beds on request)
  • En-suite bath/shower facilities
  • Bathrobe/slippers/hairdryer/ luxury amenities
  • Flat screen TV
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Mini fridge
  • Clock/radio
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning


All the properties at Blue Waters are luxuriously presented and enjoy beautiful locations. Accommodation features include Colonial style furnishings, premium amenities and opulent bathroom facilities.

Room-types:

Superior Hillside Room – 416 square feet.
These rooms stand on landscaped hillside gardens which enjoy partial sea views. Interconnecting rooms may be available.

Deluxe Beachfront Room – 455 square feet.
These rooms offer spectacular sea views and are located just a short way past the beach. Interconnecting rooms may be available.

Hillside / Beachfront Junior Suite – 736 square feet.
These suites have an open-plan layout and feature a generous bedroom and a sunken, furnished living area which includes a pull-out sofa (with bedding, on request). This accommodation is available with interconnecting rooms and offers a choice of hillside or beachfront views.

Luxury Suite – 1,064 square feet.
These luxury suites are located close to all the resort’s main amenities and benefit from wonderful views of the pools, tropical gardens and Blue Waters bay. Accommodation comprises a bedroom, separate living room and double balconies with dining table for four. Other features include a desk, two TVs and a Jacuzzi tub.

Cove Suites – 730 square feet.
These premium suites are set amidst secluded hillside gardens and the large patios or balconies afford spectacular views. The oversized suites have a bedroom, an adjoining furnished living room with rollaway bed and a luxury bathroom with upgraded amenities.

Cove guests have exclusive use of the resort’s freshwater infinity pools.

Cove Penthouse – 2,690 square feet.
Occupying the entire top-floor of each Cove Villa, the Cove Penthouse boasts 3 bedrooms, a spacious lounge, dining area, kitchen and an incredible 500 sq. ft. balcony. Ideal for family and friends travelling together as well as for special occasions. Two of the three bedrooms include spacious en-suite bathrooms whilst the third has an en-suite shower room.

Cove guests have exclusive use of the resort’s freshwater infinity pools.

One, Two or Three Bedroom Hillside Villa – living space measures 720 square feet and each bedroom measures 288 square feet.
These charming villas are close to the Adult Pool and enjoy partial sea views. They are ideal for groups or families and comprise an open-plan, refurbished kitchen, dining facilities and a living area.  There are up to three bedrooms, depending on the size of the property.

 

 

St. James's Club & Villas
st. james' club & villas
St. James's Club and Villas is an ideal resort for families and couples alike. It is situated within 100 acres of land, surrounded by water, on the south-eastern coast of Antigua. There are two sizzling white sand beaches where guests can enjoy a choice of complimentary non-motorised water sports including kayaking, sailing and pedalos. Swimming in the warm, clear waters or relaxing on a sun lounger is a less energetic way to have some fun. Away from the beach guests at the resort have a choice of no less than six pools to choose from for a quiet dip. One of the pools is for children to splash about in and, just to be fair, the Tranquillity Pool is for adults only.
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St. James's Club and Villas is an ideal resort for families and couples alike. It is situated within 100 acres of land, surrounded by water, on the south eastern coast of Antigua.

There are two sizzling white sandy beaches where guests can enjoy a choice of complimentary non-motorised water sports including kayaking, sailing and pedalos. Swimming in the warm, clear waters or relaxing on a sun lounger is a less energetic way to have some fun.

Away from the beach guests at the resort have a choice of no less than six pools to choose from for a quiet dip. One of the pools is for children to splash about in and, just to be fair, the Tranquillity Pool is for adults only.

Hidden away in a quiet spot of the Club Area is the Tennis Centre. Here guests can choose from two artificial grass courts or four hard courts. Lessons are available for a fee. Near to the tennis courts is the Outdoor Teen Centre. Pool tables and table tennis tables are available and the centre has wonderful views of the sea.

Children are not only welcome at the St James’s Club, they are positively encouraged. They have their own Kids Club which has an extensive programme of fun activities including arts and crafts, treasure hunts and face-painting. The club is for children from four years of age to eleven. Older children and young teens also have some facilities of their own, the Teen Club. There are table tennis and pool tables and sand volleyball courts on offer here.

When on holiday it is nice to relax and indulge in a little pampering. The Spa Tranquillity at St James’s Club is a welcome oasis in the midst of all the activity of the resort and provides a wide range of spa treatments to ease the aches and pains from tired muscles. Spa Tranquility is newly refurbished with an outdoor treatment area which offers beautiful views of Mamora Bay.

In complete contrast, The Seaside Gym will get the blood flowing and the muscles working hard with its cardio machines and free weights. The gym has extra-large windows looking out over the sea, providing an additional motivation to pay a visit.

A Caribbean wedding is the dream of many a bride-to–be and at the St James’s Club there is a specialist team of wedding planners just waiting to make it happen. The hotel will arrange all the details for the prospective bride and groom and the hotel has special wedding packages that are fully-inclusive of their services.

Dining

Rainbow Garden
This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a traditional Afternoon Tea between 4pm and 5pm.

Eleven/11
This restaurant serves an "all-day" dining menu from 11:00am to 11:00pm with the menu consisting of pizza, pasta, paninis, salads and burgers.

Coco's Beach Restaurant and Bar
Coco’s serves breakfast from 7:30am to 10am, a-la-carte offerings with a self-serve fruit and pastry bar. Coco’s dinner is open on rotation and requires reservations. The menu consists of Caribbean delicacies served tapas style.

The Docksider
This is a restaurant with a nautical flavour both in its menu and in the decor. Seafood is the speciality although the Thursday Caribbean Night has a buffet with many dishes from the surrounding islands. Entertainment is limbo dancers, steel bands and fire-eaters.

Piccolo Mondo Restaurant
This is fine Italian dining from a venue situated on the hillside and offering stunning views over the Caribbean Sea. A supplement applies for dining at this restaurant.

The resort also has six bars which serve a selection of cocktails, wines and beers.

Please note: Guests are required to present a valid form of ID (passport, driving license, ID card) along with a valid credit card at check-in. At check-in a US$350 pre-authorisation will be processed on your card to cover any incidental purchases or similar expenses. Incidental purchases may include things like tours, excursions, gift shop purchases, and speciality dining. We understand that not all guests incur additional charges during their stay, but this process assists the resort with fraud prevention. The pre-authorisation is released at check-out, assuming you have not charged any purchases to your room.

 

FREE Wedding Package* includes:

  • Decorated site for wedding ceremony (up to 8 people including Bride and Groom)**
  • Bouquet of fresh local flowers for the bride
  • Boutonnière for groom
  • Wedding cake
  • One bottle of sparkling wine
  • All hotel taxes and gratuities


Additional costs not included:

  • Licensing Fee (all weddings, free or paid, require a local licensing fee of US$395, payable locally)
  • A taxi to town for legal paperwork


* Wedding is FREE on stays of 7 nights or more and when staying in a Beachfront Room or higher room category.

** Additional guest seating available at a cost of £20 per person.

 

The spacious guest rooms are located throughout several low-rise buildings which offer views of the gardens and/or ocean. Also available are several charming villas, which are located in the surrounding low hillsides.

All accommodation features the following standard amenities:

  • Private balcony or terrace
  • En-suite facilities with shower and tub (some rooms feature a shower only)
  • TV/Cable
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan

Room Type

Club Room
These spacious rooms have one king bed and a terrace/balcony with views of the tropical gardens. Features include dark mahogany furniture and bright tropical-style accessories.

Premium Room - 496 square feet
These extra-large rooms come with a king bed. The private terrace/balcony offers partial sea views or garden views. Connecting rooms are available which feature two double beds, subject to availability and on request only.

Junior Suite - 400 square feet
New for 2018, the Junior Suites provide a beautifully oversized living space, a King-sized bed, an open air balcony and far-reaching views of the turquoise reef-flecked sea. The fresh and bright colours of the airy and light decor, in these stunning rooms provide the perfect Caribbean backdrop for a relaxing or activity-filled stay. Located on the southern edge of The St James’s Club, the Junior Suites provide a haven of calm with the soothing sound of the sea yet are only a short stroll to the restaurants, pools, bars and beaches of this 100 acre resort.

Beachfront Room
Ground floor rooms have patios with direct beach access and a bathroom with oversized tub/shower combo; upper floor rooms have private balconies with a stunning ocean view and bathroom with walk-in shower. Features include one king bed, dark mahogany furniture and bright Caribbean-style decor. Two double bed rooms are bookable on request, subject to availability.

Royal Suites - 329 to 567 square feet
These open-plan rooms have a low partition between the split-level bedroom and living areas. The living room is comfortably furnished and includes a sofa, wet bar, 37 inch TV/ DVD, iPod dock and floor to ceiling windows. Suites have one king bed and feature local artwork and tropical-style decor. Spacious bathrooms are well-appointed with twin showers and a deep soaking tub. A private balcony provides stunning views of Mamora Bay’s waterfront area.

Royal Suites include the following benefits:

  • Mini-bar (stocked on arrival) - to include wine, soft drinks and rum
  • Free WiFi in Room


Two-bedroom Villas - 1,600 square feet
These two-bedroom villas have an open-plan layout on the main floor which features the living/dining areas and kitchen. Downstairs, there are two bedrooms, one with a king bed and en-suite bath and shower, the other with two twin beds and en-suite facilities. Sliding glass doors lead to a furnished patio which offers expansive hillside and sea views.

Three Bedroom Villas - 1,900 square feet
Located in the Village area with 3 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms; Full kitchen; Separate living and dining areas; Private balcony and patio with views of Mamora Bay.

Sandals Grande Antigua
sandals grande antigua resort & spa

SAVE up to 45% & more

When you stay at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa it is like staying at two different resorts. Guests can choose to stay at the Mediterranean Village which offers all the sophistication and elegance of a luxury European hotel. Alternatively the Caribbean Grove has the charm and ambience of a tropical island. Whichever type of accommodation is chosen, guests at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa have the splendour of Dickenson Bay and all of the activities of the resort at their disposal.
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SAVE up to 45% & more

Book selected rooms at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa for up to 45% discount on our all-inclusive room rates. In addition, if you stay for 7 nights or more then receive a further discount off your holiday price*.

All Sandals bookings include complimentary transfers to and from the airport.

  • Book by 31 Jul 20 for travel up to 31 Dec 22.
  • Minimum stay: 5 nights.
  • * For stays of 7-9 nights book either:
    -  a Club Level room and receive a further £150 off your total holiday price.
    -  a Butler Elite room and receive a further £300 off your total holiday price.
  • * For stays of 10 nights or more book either:
    -  a Luxury Level room and receive £100 off your total holiday price.
    -  a Club Level room and receive £400 off your total holiday price.
    -  a Butler Elite room and receive £600 off your total holiday price.
  • These offers are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.
  • Any prices shown include ALL applicable discounts.

 

 

* Sandals Grande Antigua is an adults only resort exclusively for couples *

When you stay at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa it is like staying at two different resorts. Guests can choose to stay at the Mediterranean Village which offers all the sophistication and elegance of a luxury European hotel. Alternatively the Caribbean Grove has the charm and ambience of a tropical island. Whichever type of accommodation is chosen, guests at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa have the splendour of Dickenson Bay and all of the activities of the resort at their disposal.

The sensation of a quaint Caribbean Grove with lush, tropical gardens highlighted by brilliant bougainvillea combined with luxurious suites incorporating Mediterranean inspired elements both nestled against a powdery white-sand beach. Newly designed gardens and landscaping of the Mediterranean Village to the newly refurbished Red Lane® Spa add to the feeling of luxury and romance that permeates Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa.

FREE Sandals Weddings on stays of 3 nights or more:
For more details please visit our dedicated wedding site by clicking here.

The beach is the focus of much of the action at Sandals and there is a wide range of water sports on offer. These include canoeing, snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, hydrobikes, sailing and paddle boarding. The beach is also safe for swimming and there is plenty of opportunity to find a quiet spot to relax and enjoy the Caribbean sun.

Back at the hotel there are numerous things to do. The resort has six pools and a further six whirlpools for more water-based fun and, when you tire of the water, you can try your hand at table tennis, billiards, croquet on the lawn, and board games. Tennis enthusiasts have the chance to get a few sets in on one of the tennis courts.

Folks who are in regular training needn’t miss a workout whilst on holiday as there is a well-equipped gym having a range of cardio machines and free weights. A more relaxing time can be experienced at the Red Lane® Spa. Here guests can have a massage or choose from a vast range of spa and beauty treatments. Please note that the spa treatments have an extra cost.

DINING - 5 star Global Gourmet™

Guests have a choice of eleven top-class restaurants at which to eat at.

Bayside Restaurant
International and Caribbean Dishes - Dine beneath the stars, indulge in candlelit dinners, or gaze out onto a seemingly endless blue waterscape while welcoming over the cool, sea breeze. Bayside is the place to indulge your palate with seafood favourites like Mahi Mahi and Salmon, or other favourites such as Flank Steak and Cornish Hen - all prepared just the way you like it: grilled, seared, or poached.

Mario's Restaurant
Italian Cuisine - With dishes inspired by Mario's hometown of Salerno, guests can find some of the most authentic Italian food in the world here. Everyone who steps foot in this inviting trattoria will enjoy a little bit of Italy in the Caribbean with Mario's old-world décor and authentic Italian recipes.

Eleanor's Restaurant
Caribbean dishes - Representing the best in the rich, flavourful fare that the Caribbean is known for, guests also come to Eleanor's to relax and enjoy the beauty of the ocean vistas.

Barefoot by the Sea
Seafood specialities - The cuisine here is just as enticing as the charming, Caribbean vibe, presenting distinctive seafood recipes and Antiguan favourites full of savoury fervor. Antiguan Crab Cake, Beef & Shrimp, Seafood Pasta, and Caribbean Lobster Thermidor—sautéed chunks of lobster tail with cream sauce, broiled with cheese and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables

Drunken Duck Pub
Traditional English pub fare - An English pub with traditional pub cuisine such as Shepherd's Pie, Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, and more.

Kimonos Restaurant
Japanese Teppanyaki dishes - With dim lighting, red accents, and Asian-inspired mahogany-framed windows modelled after the fascinating Shoji sliding screens of East Asia, the décor of Kimonos is ever so slightly exotic and mysterious, yet comforting at the same time. This is the perfect place to sample sizzling teppanyaki dishes, whipped up with flair, fanfare and laughter by an entertaining chef.

Ok Corral Restaurant
Tex-Mex Cuisine - With one of the best Red Bean Chilli Soups west of El Paso, and tasty steaks prepared in the spirit of the true south, you'll find every main dish is served with corn on the cob, baked potato or brown rice, coleslaw, and beans. Southwestern fajitas and some of the sweetest treats inspired by the southern territories of the United States also grace the palatable menu.

Soy Sushi Bar
Sushi specialities - This remarkable sushi house offers exciting flavours and exotic sushi creations made-to-order. Guests can enjoy a nightcap, pre-dinner cocktail, sushi and sake amid the great ambience of stone statues, pendant lighting, and mahogany furniture.

Courtyard Bistro
Local & International snacks - The Courtyard Bistro is a great place to unwind while enjoying an appetising variety of local and international snacks, a free-spirited vibe, and amazing signature cocktails! Snacks include sandwiches, hot dogs, French fries, fruit plates, salads, burgers, patties & more.

Bella Napoli Pizzeria
Made-to-order pizzas - Made-to-order pizza combinations range from the traditional margherita to the Calabrese and Hawaiian pizzas, all made with the same long-leavening, high-quality dough. With so many toppings to choose from, this place stays abuzz with guests vying for the opportunity to try every single pizza combination on the menu ... and make up a few of their own.

Café de Paris
Parisian-style patisserie - Well into the afternoon, delighting in chocolate cream puffs, crème brûlée tarts, cake, cookies and more, is enchanting. And, as the sun lowers in the sky and the air cools again, indulging in a warm crêpe with the topping of your choice is magical.

Late Night Buffet:

Weekly late night chocolate buffet (Fridays).

Late Night Snacks:

Nightly in the Drunken Duck 10:00pm – 2:00am

Room Service:

24 hr. Room Service (exclusively for Butler Suite categories of accommodation)

BARS:

Piano Bar: 6:30pm - midnight
Sundowner Bar: 10:30am - 11:30pm
Swim-up Pool Bar: 10:30am - 6:00pm
Kimono's Bar: 6:15pm - 11:00pm
Drunken Duck 5:00pm - 2:00am
Barefoot by the Sea 11:00am - 5:00pm & 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Mediterranean Swim-up Bar: 10:30am - 6:00pm

THEME NIGHTS:

Sundays: Island Romance
Mondays: Caribbean Carnival Beach Party
Tuesdays: Antigua & Barbuda Day
Wednesdays: Encore Guest & Staff Talent Showcase
Thursdays: Sandals Foundation Day
Fridays: All White Gala
Saturdays: Reggae Fest

WEEKLY EVENTS:

Sundays: Club Sandals Cocktail Party
Mondays: General Manager's Cocktail Party
Tuesdays: Sandals Select Cocktails & Dinner
Wednesdays: Club Sandals Wine & Cheese / Antiguan Jam
Thursdays: Butler's Cocktail Party

ENTERTAINMENT:

Nightly shows with live entertainment.
Mondays: Beach Party-BBQ on the beach with live native show.
Karaoke in the Drunken Duck (Thursdays and Sundays): 10:30pm to 1:00am
Piano Bar: 9:30pm to 11:30pm (fully air-conditioned)

World Travel Awards:

  • Voted Sandals Resorts "World's Leading All Inclusive Company" 20 years in a row.
  • Voted Sandals "Caribbean Leading Hotel Brand" 22 years in a row.
  • Voted Sandals Grande Antigua "World's Most Romantic Resort" for the 14th year.
  • Voted Sandals Grande Antigua "Caribbean's Most Romantic Resort" 2 years in a row.
  • Voted Sandals Grande Antigua "Antigua & Barbuda's Leading Resort" 8 years in a row.


Six Star Diamond Award for the Mediterranean Village, American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

Five Star Diamond Resort, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.

Highlights:

  • Situated on the most beautiful and longest white-sand beach in Antigua - Dickenson Bay.
  • Fifteen (15) minutes away from the V.C. Bird International Airport. 
  • The home of the 'Original' Rondovals, those in the gardens magnificently enhanced with private plunge pools. 
  • Conference and Meeting facilities, featuring Admiral Lord Nelson‟s Conference Center of 5,000 sq. ft.

 

Take a look at all of our Sandals Caribbean resorts here.

 

They say the best things in life are free. And we happen to agree. That's why, when you book 3 nights or more at Sandals you get your wedding for free. What that means to you is a stunning ceremony venue, a bouquet, boutonniere, and even a cake to cut when it's all said and done! And that's just the tip of the iceberg. The beauty of it all is that now the essentials are taken care of, any investment you choose to make will go towards customising your special day to just how you want it. So feel free to add some flare. Get downright creative. Most importantly, dream differently.

Free Wedding includes:

  • Personal wedding planning team
  • Preparation of marriage documents
  • Wedding and Honeymoon Gift Registry
  • Free wedding website
  • 30-min foot massage
  • Manicure for the bride
  • Picturesque Ceremony Location
  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Groom's Boutonniere
  • Unlimited Guest Seating: Chiavari chairs with cushions for as many guests as you'd like
  • Pre-recorded musical accompaniment of your choice
  • Complimentary 5"x7" wedding photo
  • Wedding Cake
  • Table setting with white linens, silverware and crystal
  • Centrepiece flower arrangement
  • Unlimited Chiavari chairs with cushions
  • Cocktail reception with sparkling wine and hors d'oeuvres
  • Bride and Groom signature cocktail

The longer you stay, the more you will receive. If you stay for 7 nights or more you will receive US$1,500 of wedding resort credit to further customise and enhance your wedding:

  • Up to $500 Credit towards licence and administrative fees waived
  • $500 towards a room upgrade
  • $200 Videography Package or anniversary credit
  • $200 Photography credit
  • $100 towards Scuba, Snuba, Beach/Pool Cabana, or candlelit dinner

 

 

There are 373 Rooms and suites in 25 categories. Accommodations range from one storey buildings with patios to Honeymoon Garden Rondovals with Private Plunge pool to exotic Mediterranean Honeymoon Penthouse One Bedroom Oceanview Suites and Luxury Ocean Villa One Bedroom Suites with Private Pool.

The Caribbean Grove: All accommodations have air-conditioning, king-size mahogany four poster bed, ceiling fan, amenity kit, hair dryer, telephone, private bath and shower, safe, clock radio, cable T.V, coffee/tea maker, iron and ironing board.

The Mediterranean Village: All accommodations offer Concierge Service with air-conditioning, king sized mahogany, four poster bed, ceiling fan, amenity kit, hairdryer, telephone, private bath and shower, safe, CD clock radio, cable TV, coffee/tea maker, iron and ironing board. These suites have Italian floor tiles, large flat-screened TV‟s (42”), custom designed mahogany furniture with leather trunks and fabrics from Turkey, Italy and India. The bathrooms feature Italian Giallo marble, custom his and her washbasins, the latest Kohler Purist bath and shower fixtures, whirlpools and overhead walk-in rain showers.

BUTLER ELITE:

With the uncompromising attention of a personal butler, trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers, you will be pampered throughout your stay in extraordinary ways. From unpacking and packing your luggage, attending to your wardrobe to serving a glorious repast on your terrace, just to name a few, a Sandals Suite, complete with your own personal butler, is the ultimate indulgence.

CLUB SANDALS SERVICE:

Same inclusion as rooms, plus an extended sitting area and His & Her bathrobes. The Club Sandals Lounge opens daily from 8:00am – 10:00pm with a dedicated Concierge to assist with requests including island tours, dinner reservations and just about anything you need. Preferred check-in with chilled towel and champagne. Personalised welcome letter upon arrival. In-Suite bars stocked with alcohol and an assortment of soft drinks.

Weekly reception hosted by concierge personnel.

Guests can choose to stay in the Mediterranean Village, which has suites that take their inspiration from the grand villas of the Italian and French Mediterranean coastline, or the Caribbean Grove. The latter is surrounded by palms and the rooms have furniture and accessories which combine to provide a true luxury Caribbean flavour to the accommodation.

MEDITERRANEAN VILLAGE

Mediterranean One Bedroom Butler Villa Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary – 1,400 square feet
These spacious Love Nest® Suites will elevate your vacation experience to new heights of luxury and privacy. Nestled within the award-winning Mediterranean Oceanview Village and steps from the beach, they feature picture-perfect views of Dickenson Bay and its romantic sunsets. Adorned by magnificent furnishings, the elegant bedroom features a four-poster king-size bed and a smart television. The stunning living room offers a fully-stocked bar, love seat, sofa and writing desk. Plus, it overlooks a private pool deck, which leads to the suite's pool sanctuary and whirlpool. Double-wash basins, a Roman whirlpool tub and a separate walk-in overhead 'rain' shower complete the splendid bathroom. Butler Elite and 24-hour room service included. The suites feature large patios which give expansive views of the beach, pool and gardens.

Mediterranean Oceanview Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite
Boasting unmatched panoramic views of the Mediterranean Oceanview Village, Dickenson Bay and breathtaking sunsets, these incredibly sophisticated Love Nest® Suites are the epitome of romance and modern luxury. Both the living room and bedroom lead out to an oversized balcony with chaise lounges so you can admire the beautiful Caribbean vistas. The spacious bedroom has a four-poster king-size bed, while the living room is furnished with a plush sofa, fully-stocked wet bar, chaise and writing desk. Both the bedroom and living room are equipped with smart televisions. The bathroom features double-wash basins, a Roman whirlpool tub and a separate walk-in overhead 'rain' shower. Butler Elite and 24-hour room service included. The suites offer expansive views of the beach, pool and gardens.

Mediterranean Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet Oceanview Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite
Modern and chic, these beautiful Love Nest® Suites offer panoramic views of the Mediterranean Oceanview Village pool, vibrant gardens, Dickenson Bay and its breathtaking sunsets. The living room and spacious bedroom both lead out to an oversized balcony with chaise lounges to admire the gorgeous views amidst luxury and comfort. The living room is furnished with a sofa, fully-stocked wet bar, chaise and writing desk. Both the bedroom and living room are equipped with smart televisions. The bathroom features twin-wash basins, a Roman whirlpool tub and a separate walk-in overhead 'rain' shower. Butler Elite and 24-hour room service included. The suites offer expansive views of the beach, pool and gardens.

Mediterranean Oceanview Grande Luxe Club Level Suite – 625 square feet
These suites are unusually large with an incorporated sitting area containing a sofa and two armchairs. The suite is furnished with a four-poster, king-sized bed and a writing desk. The bathroom has twin wash basins, a whirlpool tub and a separate walk-in overheard 'rain' shower. The suite is fitted with a large, flat-screen TV (42") and has a patio or balcony with views of the beach, pool and gardens.

Mediterranean Honeymoon Oceanview Club Level Suite
This suite is furnished with a sofa, a writing desk and a four poster king-sized bed. The bathroom has twin washbasins, a whirlpool tub and separate walk-in overhead 'rain' shower. The suite is fitted with a large, flat-screen TV and has a balcony offering views of the beach, pool and gardens.

Mediterranean Walkout Club Level Suite
This suite is furnished with a sofa, a writing desk and a fourposter, king-sized bed. The bathroom has twin wash basins, a whirlpool tub and a separate walk-in overhead 'rain' shower. The suite is fitted with a large, flat-screen TV and has a patio which opens up to the lush gardens.

Mediterranean Club Level Suite
This suite is furnished with a sofa, a writing desk and a fourposter, king-sized bed. The bathroom has twin washbasins, a whirlpool tub and separate walk-in overhead 'rain' shower. The suite is fitted with a large, flat-screen TV and has a balcony or patio. There are two suites in this category fitted for wheelchair access.

CARIBBEAN GROVE

Caribbean Honeymoon Butler Rondoval with Private Pool Sanctuary
Sandals' unique Rondoval Suites offer eternally romantic escapes. Located in the Caribbean Beachfront Village, these exceptional Love Nest® Suites feature a soaring 20-foot conical ceiling, custom mahogany bed, fully-stocked wet bar, smart television, garden patio with lounge chaises and dining table, and lavish private pool sanctuary to enjoy an exotic paradise with the one you love. The bathroom boasts luxurious amenities including a bathtub shower and marble vanities. Surrounded by lush foliage, these private circular villas bring love full circle. Butler Elite and 24-hour room service included.

Caribbean Beachfront Butler Rondoval
Sandals' unique Rondoval Suites offer eternally romantic escapes. Located in the Caribbean Beachfront Village, these exceptional Love Nest® Suites feature a soaring 20-foot conical ceiling, custom mahogany bed, fully-stocked wet bar, smart televisions, garden patio with lounge chaises and dining table to enjoy the surrounding tropical beauty. The bathroom boasts luxurious amenities including a bathtub shower and marble vanities. Just steps from the beach, these private circular villas offer an exotic paradise that brings love full circle. Butler Elite and 24-hour room service included.

Caribbean Honeymoon Beachfront Butler Suite
Expansive suite with bedroom and living area. All suites have a balcony or a patio. Suite is furnished with mahogany four poster king size bed. Newly refurbished bathroom features two marble wash basins, whirlpool tub and overhead 'rain' shower. Suite has a large flat screen plasma TV, 24-hr. Room Service and spectacular ocean view.

Caribbean Honeymoon Seaside Butler Suite
Expansive rooms with bedroom and living area incorporated in one. All rooms have balcony or patio. Rooms are furnished with mahogany four poster beds. The bathroom has twin marble washbasins, a whirlpool tub and overhead 'rain' shower. The suite is fitted with a large, flat-screen TV, 24-hr. Room Service and boasts garden views.

Caribbean Beachfront Grande Luxe Walkout Club Level Room / Honeymoon
Newly refurbished room with elegant pickled and mahogany furnishings and a four-poster king size bed with large flat screen TV. Bathroom features marble vanity and a bathtub/shower combination. All rooms have a patio with pool and beach views.

Caribbean Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Room / Honeymoon
Newly refurbished room with pickled and mahogany furnishings and a four poster king size bed with large flat screen TV. Bathroom features marble vanity and a bathtub/shower combination. All rooms have a balcony featuring pool and beach views.

Caribbean Walkout Club Level Veranda Suite
Large rooms featuring a four poster mahogany king size bed and sitting area. The bathroom houses a bathtub/shower combination. All rooms have a patio and you can walk out to the lush gardens.

Caribbean Club Level Veranda Suite
Large rooms include bedroom with a four poster mahogany bed and sitting area. The bathroom houses a bathtub/shower combination. All rooms with balcony featuring pool and garden views.

Sunset Bluff Luxury Poolside Walkout Club Level Room
Large room which sits atop Sunset Bluff, offering views of the resort gardens and pool. All rooms are furnished with a four poster mahogany king size bed and a patio which opens up to the pool. The bathroom houses a bathtub/shower combination.

Sunset Bluff Honeymoon Luxury Club Level Room
Large room which sits atop a bluff offering panoramic views of Dickenson Bay, resort gardens and main pool. All rooms are furnished with four poster mahogany beds. The bathroom houses a bathtub/shower combination. All rooms offer a balcony. with pool and garden views.

Caribbean Honeymoon Grande Luxe Poolside Walkout Room
Newly refurbished room with a separate sitting area, mahogany furnishings and a four-poster king size bed. Room offers a large flat screen TV and a patio that opens to a pool. Bathroom features marble wash basins and a bathtub/shower combination.

Caribbean Grande Luxe Poolside Room
Room features a four poster king size bed with a separate seating area and access to a balcony overlooking a pool and the garden. Bathroom features a bathtub/shower combination.

Caribbean Premium Room / Honeymoon Premium Room
These rooms offer a patio, separate vanity areas and are furnished with four poster mahogany king sized beds. Bathroom features a bathtub/shower combination. These are the closest rooms to the main pool.

Caribbean Deluxe Room / Honeymoon Deluxe Room
All rooms are located in one-storey Cottages in the tropical garden of the Caribbean Grove. These are newly refurbished rooms that feature a separate vanity area. Bathroom features a bathtub/shower combination. All have a patio leading out on to the gardens.

The Verandah Resort & Spa
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The Verandah has an enviable location nestled between two fine sandy beaches in a tranquil cove. The resort is on the north-east coast of Antigua, one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands. The resort’s two beaches provide excellent swimming and water sports. The hotel offers its guests free use of facilities for snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, Sunfish sailing and Hobie cats. On land there is tennis and mini golf to enjoy and, of course, the hotel has a large freshwater pool for swimming and relaxing.
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The Verandah has an enviable location nestled between two fine sandy beaches in a tranquil cove. The resort is on the north east coast of Antigua, one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands. British visitors especially will feel quite at home here as the island has a long connection with Britain, particularly the navy. One of the major attractions is the restored Nelson’s Dockyard, built in the 1700s as a base for naval vessels which were hunting down pirates.

The resort’s two beaches provide excellent swimming and water sports. The hotel offers its guests free use of facilities for snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, Sunfish sailing and Hobie cats.

On land there is tennis and mini golf to enjoy and, of course, the hotel has a large freshwater pool for swimming and lounging at.

Children have their own activities here, arranged by the Kids’ Club, which include games, climbing and their own pool. Young teens also have their own club which offers many activities such as volleyball on the beach.

If you want to keep up with a fitness programme whilst you are on holiday, the hotel’s Fitness Centre has all the necessary facilities to enable you to do just that. There are treadmills, multi-gyms and free weights along with cool water and towels for your comfort.

Holidays are a time for relaxation and pampering and the Tranquility Spa at The Verandah has a range of spa and beauty treatments to offer in that line. The products that are used in the spa are also available for purchase.

If a wedding is in the offing, The Verandah with its beautiful Caribbean setting is a location worth considering. The resort has experienced wedding planners to assist with all the arrangements and there are wedding packages with many options to choose from.

In fact, guests occupying certain accommodation at the resort can receive a complimentary wedding package.

Dining

Seabreeze
Bountiful buffet breakfast, lunch, and evening meals featuring internationally themed buffets, vaulted ceilings and Caribbean flair. Air-conditioned.

Nicole's
Nicole’s is only open for dinner and offers fine Caribbean-style dining. The decor reflects the cuisine with its rattan furniture and red walls. Please note, there is an additional supplement for dining at Nicole's.

The Buccaneer
Casual and fun, the Buccaneer serves lighter, family-friendly fare with a Caribbean flair. It is an a la carte dining restaurant.

Beach Bar & Grill
Perched above the Main Beach is the relaxing Beach Bar & Grill, offering panoramic views of the entire cove. Stop in here for a light lunch, snacks, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. It's the ideal place to pull up a barstool, kick off your flip-flops and enjoy the fresh sea breeze.

Bars & Lounges
There are several choices of bar and lounge at The Verandah. The main lounge is located at the pool bar and is a good place to socialise with fun and refreshment on tap both day and night. It is also where you will find afternoon tea being served. Guests who don't wish to stray far from the pool can cool off at the Pool Bar. Beachside, there's the Rasta Bar, a funky little shack just off the main lobby building. It offers a full complement of cocktails and drinks in a totally relaxed and beachy setting.

Please note: Guests are required to present a valid form of ID (passport, driving license, ID card) along with a valid credit card at check-in. At check-in a US$350 pre-authorisation will be processed on your card to cover any incidental purchases or similar expenses. Incidental purchases may include things like tours, excursions, gift shop purchases, and speciality dining. We understand that not all guests incur additional charges during their stay, but this process assists the resort with fraud prevention. The pre-authorisation is released at check-out, assuming you have not charged any purchases to your room.

 

FREE Wedding Package* includes:

  • Decorated site for wedding ceremony (up to 8 people including Bride and Groom)**
  • Bouquet of fresh local flowers for the bride
  • Boutonnière for groom
  • Wedding cake
  • One bottle of sparkling wine
  • All hotel taxes and gratuities


Additional costs not included:

  • Licensing Fee (all weddings, free or paid, require a local licensing fee of US$395, payable locally)
  • A taxi to town for legal paperwork


* Wedding is FREE on stays of 7 nights or more and when staying in a Waterfront Suite or higher room category.

** Additional guest seating available at a cost of £20 per person.

 

The resort’s 186 suites are located in villa-type, single-storey properties. All are the same size and offer the same amenities. Only the views are different, depending on where the rooms are situated. All suites include the following standard amenities.

  • TV/Satellite
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Wet-bar
  • Telephone
  • Safe, Iron/ironing board
  • Air conditioning

Guest rooms are attractively presented and feature classic-style furniture and traditional Caribbean accessories and fabrics.

These one-roomed suites have an open-plan bedroom/sitting room layout. The properties are fully furnished and feature one king bed, one queen-size sleeper-sofa. The majority of rooms feature a bathroom with a bath with shower attachment (some suites have a walk-in shower only) and twin basins. An oversized verandah has dining table/chairs for four and offers wonderful views, which will vary according to the villa’s location.

Hillside Suite – 700 square feet – tropical garden views.

Waterview Suite – 700 square feet – tropical garden with partial ocean views.

Waterfront Suite – 700 square feet – unobstructed ocean views.

All suites have the appearance of semi-detached cottages and if groups or families want larger accommodation, an interconnecting door, which is outside between adjoining verandahs, can be opened. Interconnecting suites are available on a request basis only, subject to availability. Alternatively, the Two-bedroom Villas are perfect for families or groups of friends.

Two Bedroom Villas – 1,400 square feet – Sleeps up to 6 persons with 1 King bed, 2 Twin beds + Queen Pull-out. Two bedrooms & two full bathrooms – one with tub/shower combo, the other with walk-in shower; Full kitchen; Separate living and dining area; Private verandah with garden views

Two Bedroom Plunge Pool Villas – 1,400 square feet – Sleeps up to 6 persons with 1 King bed, 2 Twin beds + Queen Pull-out. Two bedrooms & two full bathrooms – one with tub/shower combo, the other with shower; Full kitchen; Separate living and dining area; Private verandah with panoramic views of the resort and ocean, plunge pool & outdoor dining set.

Starfish Jolly Beach Resort
starfish jolly beach resort
The Starfish Jolly Beach Resort is spread out over 40 acres of tropical splendour, fronted by a white sandy beach which stretches for a mile along the Antiguan coastline. The resort has a wide array of attractions and activities so that guests can spend all their holiday here if they choose to. On the beach there are several water sports to try. Among them are sailing Hobie-cats, windsurfing, snorkelling and kayaking. Experienced staff are on hand to guide those who need help with sailing and windsurfing. The beach is also home to many organised games such as volleyball, cricket and football.
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The Starfish Jolly Beach Resort is spread out over 40 acres of tropical splendour, fronted by a white sandy beach which stretches for a mile along the Antiguan coastline. The resort has a wide array of attractions and activities so that guests can spend all their holiday here if they choose to.

On the beach there are several water sports to try. Among them are sailing Hobi-cats, windsurfing, snorkelling and kayaking. Experienced staff are on hand to guide those who need help with sailing and windsurfing. The beach is also home to many organised games such as volleyball, cricket and football.

If you prefer freshwater to salt, the resort offers a choice of two pools. Water polo and volleyball are played at the Fantasy Pool, so if you’re looking for a quiet dip and a place to lounge afterwards The Quiet Pool will probably fit the bill.

Away from the water, guests can enjoy a game of tennis at one of the four courts. They are lit at night so the fun can continue long after dark.

There is a play room, "Kidz Club" and "Teens Club" for children and young teens which is available to all young guests at the resort.

If you’re worn out from all the activity on the beach or the swimming pools, the hotel can offer the relaxation and indulgence of a range of spa treatments at the Palms Wellness Centre. As well as massage and facials, there is also a beauty salon in which to pamper yourself further. Located here is the resort’s fitness centre which is fully-equipped with cardio and strength training gear

Many couples are choosing the Caribbean islands as the place to celebrate their special day. Starfish Jolly Beach has a range of wedding packages to help make the wedding go ultra-smoothly and to take the stress out of the arrangements. Large or small wedding parties can be catered for and there are a number of picturesque locations to choose from.

Starfish Jolly Beach is an all-inclusive resort and the following are included in your price:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, snacks at the Coconut Grill and evening dinner
  • House brand beverages, soft drinks, juices and cocktails
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • Gym and exercise classes
  • Two swimming pools
  • Tennis, basketball and netball
  • Hammock Lounge
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Towels for the pool and beach


Other available amenities and services not included in the all-inclusive price:

  • In-room safe
  • Bottled water
  • Rackets and balls for tennis
  • Laundry
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa and beauty salon treatments
  • Internet and WiFi access
  • Scuba diving
  • Local tours and excursions
  • Car rental
  • Taxi service
  • Golf (at the nearby Jolly Harbour or Cedar Valley)


Dining

All meals are included in the holiday cost at the Starfish Jolly Beach though there may be an extra charge for a la carte dining and also for certain menu items such as lobster or steak. Guests have a wide choice of dining options and can choose from a casual, quick meal to a more leisurely gourmet dining experience.

Hemispheres
Buffet meals are served here in a relaxed atmosphere. If the weather permits there is plenty of room for outside dining.

Lydia's
Situated next to the beach, Lydia's is another laid-back restaurant offering food in the open air.

Coconut Grill
For diners in a hurry the Coconut Grill offers food to take to the beach or eat whilst enjoying the fabulous views from the observation deck.

Bocciolo
Fine dining Italian-style is available at Bocciolo's (subject to additional charge).

Utsav
Reservations are required at Utsav's, a fine Indian restaurant.

Joy Wedding Package - prices from £599*

Joy package covers up to 15 people – additional guests may be added for £25.00 per person.

This package includes:

  • Welcome cocktail (bride and groom)
  • Professional services of an onsite wedding coordinator
  • Sparkling wine provided in room during stay
  • Sparkling wine toast following the ceremony
  • Sound system with microphone for the ceremony
  • Wedding cake (suited to guest count)
  • Symbolic wedding ceremony guided by your onsite wedding coordinator
  • Preferred choice of ceremony location
  • Basic décor of ceremony location
  • Ceremony table with linens and a tropical centrepiece
  • Tropical floral bridal bouquet and groom's boutonniere
  • Turn down service on the wedding evening
  • Complimentary Honeymoon Package to follow


* This wedding package is complimentary if you bring 18 guests for a 6-night stay OR 9 guests for a 12-night stay.

Bliss Wedding Package - prices from £799

This package includes everything in the Joy package plus:

  • Additional maid of honour bouquet and best man boutonniere
  • Semi-private cocktail reception with canapés and open bar
  • Photography service for twelve printed 4x6 (minimum size) colour photos from the ceremony


Paradise Wedding Package - prices from £1,099

This package includes everything in the Joy & Bliss packages plus:

  • One additional bouquet for your second bridesmaid and one additional boutonniere for second groomsmen
  • Photography service for fourteen printed 4x6 (minimum size) colour photos from the ceremony*
  • Live musician available to perform during either ceremony or cocktails (45 minutes)
  • Wedding hair-style and makeup for bride
  • 10% discount at the spa for bride and groom


* Note this is not in addition to the Bliss Package, but rather a higher credit.


Just the Two of Us Wedding Package - prices from £299

The "Just the Two of Us" Package is designed for the bride and groom who are planning a private elopement and includes:

  • Professional services of an onsite, day-of wedding coordinator
  • Symbolic wedding ceremony guided by your onsite wedding coordinator
  • Preferred choice of ceremony location
  • Tropical floral bridal bouquet and grooms boutonniere
  • Romantic dinner for the wedding couple at an à la carte restaurant on the night of the wedding
  • Complimentary Honeymoon Package to follow


Honeymoon Package - complimentary*

The "Just the Two of Us" Package is designed for the bride and groom who are planning a private elopement and includes:

  • Upgrade for the newlyweds to the next room category, based on availability at check-in
  • Late check-out for couple (based on availability)
  • Sparkling wine and pastry delivered to the newlyweds room during their stay
  • Romantic dinner for the newlyweds one night during their stay
  • Honeymoon breakfast one day during their stay
  • 10% discount at the Spa for the newlyweds


* Minimum 6-night stay for the couple. Couple must be married within 6 months prior to arrival. Marriage certificate required upon check-in (photocopies accepted).

 

 

There are over 450 Guest Rooms which are located throughout several low rise buildings with staircase-only access. All the properties have sea views and are surrounded by tropical gardens.

Rooms feature the following standard amenities:

  • En-suite facilities
  • Balcony or Patio
  • TV/Satellite
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning


Room Type

Guest Rooms feature Caribbean-style wood/rattan furniture, complemented by bright, patterned fabrics.

Super Saver Rooms
These compact rooms are ideal for one or two guests and have one king bed and a bathroom with shower.

Standard Rooms
This room is larger than the Super Saver and has one king or two double beds.

Queen Superior Rooms
These family-sized rooms have two queen beds, bath/shower, mini-fridge, coffee maker and iron/ironing board.

King Superior Rooms
These spacious rooms have one king bed, small sitting area, bath/shower, mini-fridge, coffee maker and iron/ironing board.

Junior Suite
These suites have one king bed, a separate living room and a bathroom with shower. Other features include a double balcony, mini-fridge and coffee maker.

Beachfront Cottages - One Bedroom or Two Bedroom
These charming cottages stand directly on the white sandy beach and enjoy extensive sea views.  Additional features include a living room, spacious verandah, refrigerator and coffee maker.  One Bedroom accommodation has one king bed, while the two Bedroom has one king and two twin beds.

Pineapple Beach Club
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Pineapple Beach Club is an adults only resort for ages 16 and over and is beautifully situated in 25 acres of ground, surrounded by lush tropical plants and bright flowers. The land meets the sea here at a magnificent curving bay with 500 yards of gleaming white sand, perfect for sunbathing or beach sports. Watersports are, of course, a big attraction of the Caribbean islands and the safe beach and waters around the Pineapple Beach Club is the focus for many water based activities that are available from the resort, including windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking and sailing.
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* Pineapple Beach Club is an adults only resort *

The Pineapple Beach Club is beautifully situated in 25 acres of ground, surrounded by lush tropical plants and bright flowers. The land meets the sea here at a magnificent curving bay with 500 yards of gleaming white sand, perfect for sunbathing or beach sports.

Watersports are, of course, a big attraction of the Caribbean islands and the safe beach and waters around the Pineapple Beach Club is the focus for many water based activities that are available from the resort, including windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking and sailing.

If land-based sports are more to your liking the hotel can offer tennis courts and a games area with a pool table. For the fitness fanatic there is a fully-equipped fitness centre with free weights and cardio machines.

Holidays are a time for indulging and pampering yourself and what better way to do this than to have a relaxing beauty or spa treatment. The Resort has its own spa on the site and a wide range of treatments is available. Another holiday favourite is relaxing at the pool and the Pineapple Beach Club has three pools where guests can swim lazily in the warm water or simply relax on a sun lounger and develop a tan.

Although the hotel has a lot to offer, it would be a pity not to take the opportunity to see something of the island during your holiday. Antigua is steeped in history that is closely linked to the British Royal Navy, and there are plenty of reminders of its past in the museums and street names. It also has a lively, strictly Caribbean atmosphere with a vibrant nightlife with several casinos, nightclubs and discos. The resort recommends the Pink Panther excursion which includes visits to historical sites across the island, lunch, a trip to the beach and a drive through the rainforest before driving through the capital St Johns.

The Caribbean islands are a popular venue for weddings; not surprising when you consider the climate and the beautiful backdrop of the landscape. Brides and grooms-to-be will find that the resort has a wide range of wedding packages to help them organise their big day with the minimum of fuss and to help keep the costs down.

Dining

Topaz
Practically on the beach, this is the main restaurant of the resort. It serves a hearty buffet breakfast, followed by lunch and dinner. The cuisine is mainly Caribbean.

Chef's Pietro
Open for dinner only, Chef's Pietro is an Italian restaurant.

Pineapple Grill
This is a grille and disco serving Mexican and authentic Caribbean dishes for dinner, three evenings per week.

The Outhouse
Situated high above the beach, The Outhouse offers homemade snacks, sodas and beers from noon until 4.45pm.

Please note: Guests are required to present a valid form of ID (passport, driving license, ID card) along with a valid credit card at check-in. At check-in a US$350 pre-authorisation will be processed on your card to cover any incidental purchases or similar expenses. Incidental purchases may include things like tours, excursions, gift shop purchases, and speciality dining. We understand that not all guests incur additional charges during their stay, but this process assists the resort with fraud prevention. The pre-authorisation is released at check-out, assuming you have not charged any purchases to your room.

 

FREE Wedding Package* includes:

  • Decorated site for wedding ceremony (up to 6 people including Bride and Groom)**
  • Bouquet of fresh local flowers for the bride
  • Boutonnière for groom
  • Wedding cake
  • One bottle of sparkling wine
  • All hotel taxes and gratuities


Additional costs not included:

  • Licensing Fee (all weddings, free or paid, require a local licensing fee of US$395, payable locally)
  • A taxi to town for legal paperwork


* Wedding is FREE on stays of 7 nights or more and when staying in a Beachfront Room or higher room category.

** Additional guest seating available at a cost of £20 per person.

The Pineapple Beach Club has 180 guest rooms which are equipped with one king or one queen bed or two double beds. Most ground floor rooms feature a private terrace with patio furniture. First floor accommodation is surrounded by a communal balcony/verandah.

All Guest Rooms feature the following standard amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom with shower or tub
  • A patio or balcony area
  • TV/Cable or Satellite
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Internet access – charges apply
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Iron/board
  • Air conditioning
  • Electrical power is 110v


Room Types

Rooms are furnished in tropical/Caribbean style and feature dark wood/cane/rattan finishes. Decor is light and bright, with fabrics and decorative accents echoing the colours of the sea and surrounding vegetation.

Pool Terrace rooms
These newly-renovated rooms are set back in the two-story European-styled Terrace Village buildings and features Caribbean rattan furnishing with a modern hue, a king-size or queen-size bed, fully renovated bathroom with a walk in shower, and private patio or balcony. Rooms boast views of the surrounding gardens or the new Tickled Turtle Pool. Max. Occupancy - 2 adults.

Garden View Room
These spacious rooms have one queen or two double beds and are located in tropical, scented gardens, close to the beach. Max. Occupancy - 3 adults.

Ocean View Room
These rooms are extra spacious and feature one king bed, a sitting area, a furnished balcony or patio and a tub and shower. All the rooms enjoy a hilltop location which provides stunning views over the Caribbean Sea and surrounding scenery. Max. Occupancy - 2 adults.

Premium Oceanview Room
These hillside rooms are the largest rooms offering king beds draped with vibrant hues and mahogany or rattan furnishings, separate vanity area and private balconies which overlook the ocean, pool and beach. Perched on the hillside with spectacular ocean views, the Premium Oceanview Room is not advised for guests with walking difficulties. Max. Occupancy - 2 adults.

Beachfront Room
These rooms have one king or two double beds. Guests can step directly from their accommodation to the sandy beach and admire the extensive sea views. Max. Occupancy - 3 adults.

Tropical Waterfront Room
These recently refurbished rooms have one king or two double beds. Features include a refrigerator, upgraded bathroom facilities and spectacular views over the sea and surrounding gardens. Max. Occupancy - 2 adults.

Chairman's Suite
The Chairman's Suite, is perched above the resort looking down over the pools, beach and ocean. This 1,000 sq. ft. one-bedroom duplex suite is contemporary modern with large lounge with wet bar, stocked with water, beer, wine and juice for arrival. 52” flat screen TV, and seating for six, which moves through into the dining room. The steps take you upwards the luxurious bedroom, with king size bed another 52” flat screen TV and beautifully decorated, with en-suite bathroom, with double shower and two person romantic soaker tub tucked into a window that allows you to relax back while watching out across the Sea. There are three balconies to the suite, and the outside balconies offer sun lounges, seating and a mini bar, with cool breezes that pass through being so high above the resort. There is also a half bathroom. Max. Occupancy - 2 adults.

Galley Bay Resort & Spa
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Galley Bay Resort and Spa is tucked away in a corner of the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua, complete with its own cove and fabulous three quarter mile long white, sandy beach. The rooms of the hotel are all just a step from the beach where guests can relax under a palm tree or take a quiet swim in the safe, warm waters of the Caribbean. The beach plays a large part in the fun available at Galley Bay. Apart from swimming and sunbathing there is plenty of real activity to get your teeth into. The hotel offers a range of non-powered craft such as kayaks, Sunfish sailing boats, windsurfers and Hobie cats to enjoy and, for those who aren’t familiar with these items, instructors are on hand to assist.
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* Galley Bay is an adults only resort *

Galley Bay Resort and Spa is tucked away in a corner of the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua, complete with its own cove and fabulous three quarter mile long white, sandy beach. The rooms of the hotel are all just a step from the beach where guests can relax under a palm tree or take a quiet swim in the safe, warm waters of the Caribbean.

Because of the size and unmatched beauty of the beach, it plays a large part in the fun available at Galley Bay. Apart from swimming and sunbathing there is plenty of real activity to get your teeth into. The hotel offers a range of non-powered craft such as kayaks, Sunfish sailing boats, windsurfers and Hobie cats to enjoy and, for those who aren’t familiar with these items, instructors are on hand to assist.

If you prefer to get your action on land then the tennis courts and jogging trails are the answer. There is also a fully-equipped fitness centre where you can continue your training schedule or perhaps start a new one. A recent addition to the resort is the new Beachfront Yoga Pavilion. When you're done working out, the resort's freshwater swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off and enjoy a swim, or perhaps just relax on a lounger and enjoy a cocktail or two.

A little bit of pampering never comes amiss, especially when you’re on holiday, and the hotel's spa, Indulge, will provide all the pampering you will need. There is a full range of beauty and spa treatments and a range outdoor treatment cabanas on stilts.

Antigua is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for a Caribbean wedding because of its enchanting beauty and romantic atmosphere. The Galley Bay makes it easy for anyone to be married there and has a range of packages that will help to take the strain out of organising such an important event.

Dining

As part of its all-inclusive tariff meals are included in the holiday price at the Galley Bay. All restaurants are beachfront and a la carte. Buffet options are available for breakfast and there is also a weekly barbecue.

The Sea Grape
This restaurant is the main place to eat at Galley Bay and serves all three meals of the day. Highlight of the week is the barbecue accompanied by the rhythms of an authentic steel band.

Gauguin Restaurant
At the Gauguin the emphasis is on intimacy as dinner is served in your private cabana. The cuisine is based on European, Pacific and West Indian dishes and varies each day.

Ismay's Restaurant & Bar
This restaurant is right on the beach and specialises in seafood and traditional dishes from the local area. Please note, there is a supplement for dining at Ismay's Restaurant.

Please note: Guests are required to present a valid form of ID (passport, driving license, ID card) along with a valid credit card at check-in. At check-in a US$350 pre-authorisation will be processed on your card to cover any incidental purchases or similar expenses. Incidental purchases may include things like tours, excursions, gift shop purchases, and speciality dining. We understand that not all guests incur additional charges during their stay, but this process assists the resort with fraud prevention. The pre-authorisation is released at check-out, assuming you have not charged any purchases to your room.

 

FREE Wedding Package* includes:

  • Decorated site for wedding ceremony & reception (up to 4 people including Bride and Groom)**
  • Bouquet of fresh local flowers for the bride
  • Boutonnière for groom
  • Wedding cake
  • One bottle of sparkling wine
  • All hotel taxes and gratuities


Additional costs not included:

  • Licensing Fee (all weddings, free or paid, require a local licensing fee of US$395, payable locally)
  • A taxi to town for legal paperwork>


* Wedding is FREE on stays of 7 nights or more.

** Additional guest seating available at a cost of £20 per person.

The accommodation at Galley Bay Resort and Spa comprises traditional rooms and suites, all fully-equipped with modern luxury fittings and furnishings and are brightly decorated to make the most of the Caribbean light.

Deluxe Beachfront Rooms
These rooms are found in either a one- or two-storey building which is right on the beach. They all have large wardrobes and bathrooms. The upper level rooms have wonderful views of the beach and sea whilst the ground floor rooms have direct access to the beach.

Superior Deluxe Beachfront Rooms
The new Superior Deluxe Beachfront Rooms offer a chic, spacious, beachfront experience. Vaulted ceilings, modern Caribbean décor, and spectacular beach-inspired baths will pamper your senses. Oversized sliding glass doors deliver world-class beach and ocean views. Recline on your private beachfront lanai, or step out onto the white sand beach for a dip in the turquoise sea. Centrally located, and beautifully appointed, you will love these very special and romantic accommodations.

Gauguin Suites
The Gauguin Suites are situated on the edge of a bird sanctuary lagoon, starting just 50 yards from the beach. Each romantic suite consists of two thatched rondovals with a large enclosed air conditioned sitting area that provides views of the garden and plunge pool - one rondoval is the bedroom - the other a bath/dressing room (shower only). The Gauguin Suites have cool white tile flooring with stone accents. Each Gauguin Suite has a plunge pool which is either rectangular or freeform in shape, each one concealed from its neighbour by a combination of the lush tropical vegetation and screens made from natural wood branches. They are flanked by paved sun decks and come with an outdoors shower.

Premium Beachfront Suites
As the name suggests, these suites are situated in a prime location on the lovely Galley Bay beach. The suites are not typically Caribbean in decor: they have king size beds and dark hardwood furniture set off by accents of granite. Located on two floors, there are floor to ceiling doors that open directly onto the beach on the ground floor suites and onto a private balcony on the upper floor suites.

To offer guests the chance to really get away from it all, suites are available without the usual trappings of modern life such as a TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wireless internet access. These items are all available and complimentary should you want them.

The beautifully equipped bathrooms have two showers and a large corner bath for two, and there is a range of luxury toiletries. From the living room you can access the balcony which has a beach shower and rattan occasional furniture.

Deluxe Beachfront Rooms
These rooms are found in either a one- or two-storey building which is right on the beach. They all have large wardrobes and bathrooms. The upper level rooms have wonderful views of the beach and sea whilst the ground floor rooms have direct access to the beach.

Superior Deluxe Beachfront Rooms
The new Superior Deluxe Beachfront Rooms offer a chic, spacious, beachfront experience. Vaulted ceilings, modern Caribbean décor, and spectacular beach-inspired baths will pamper your senses. Oversized sliding glass doors deliver world-class beach and ocean views. Recline on your private beachfront lanai, or step out onto the white sand beach for a dip in the turquoise sea. Centrally located, and beautifully appointed, you will love these very special and romantic accommodations.

Gauguin Suites
The Gauguin Suites are situated on the edge of a bird sanctuary lagoon, starting just 50 yards from the beach. Each romantic suite consists of two thatched rondovals with a large enclosed air conditioned sitting area that provides views of the garden and plunge pool - one rondoval is the bedroom - the other a bath/dressing room (shower only). The Gauguin Suites have cool white tile flooring with stone accents. Each Gauguin Suite has a plunge pool which is either rectangular or freeform in shape, each one concealed from its neighbour by a combination of the lush tropical vegetation and screens made from natural wood branches. They are flanked by paved sun decks and come with an outdoors shower.

Premium Beachfront Suites
As the name suggests, these suites are situated in a prime location on the lovely Galley Bay beach. The suites are not typically Caribbean in decor: they have king size beds and dark hardwood furniture set off by accents of granite. Located on two floors, there are floor to ceiling doors that open directly onto the beach on the ground floor suites and onto a private balcony on the upper floor suites.

To offer guests the chance to really get away from it all, suites are available without the usual trappings of modern life such as a TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wireless internet access. These items are all available and complimentary should you want them.

The beautifully equipped bathrooms have two showers and a large corner bath for two, and there is a range of luxury toiletries. From the living room you can access the balcony which has a beach shower and rattan occasional furniture.

COCOS Antigua
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The COCOS Hotel has a stunning location on a hillside between two white sandy beaches. It provides its guests with a secluded “get-away-from-it-all” holiday experience from its individual cottage accommodation, each one having fabulous views of the beaches and sea. The hotel is perfect for those seeking a tranquil holiday as it caters to adult couples only, no single guests or children are allowed. Relaxation is encouraged at the Serenity Cottage Spa where a number of massage and spa treatments are available. The hotel’s swimming pool is also conducive to rest and has a tranquil palm tree-lined location.
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* COCOS Hotel is an adults only resort exclusively for couples *

The COCOS Hotel has a stunning location on a hillside between two white sandy beaches. It provides its guests with a secluded “get-away-from-it-all” holiday experience from its individual cottage accommodation, each one having fabulous views of the beaches and sea. The hotel is perfect for those seeking a tranquil holiday as it caters to adult couples only, no single guests or children are allowed.

Relaxation is encouraged at the Serenity Cottage Spa where a number of massage and spa treatments are available. The hotel’s swimming pool is also conducive to rest as it has a tranquil palm tree-lined location.

Activity aplenty is available at one of the hotel’s two beaches, however, mainly in the form of watersports. Among the fun to be had is the use of kayaks and other non-powered craft. Boat trips are available to the well-known Cades Reef, a prime area for diving and snorkelling.

Although the hotel offers plenty of opportunity to soak up the unique atmosphere and ambience of the Caribbean, most people will want to explore the island of Antigua at some point during their holiday. Antigua has strong links with Britain, having been a British possession from the 1600s until 1981 when it gained independence. Many of the attractions on the island are related to this period of its history.

For instance, the English Harbour was a Caribbean base for the British Navy right up to the beginning of the 19th century. The harbour area and Nelson’s Dockyard which is part of it, has been extensively restored to its former glory. The area is now a thriving shopping location with several fine restaurants and bars.

The fine climate and wonderful scenery of Antigua make it a prime spot for weddings and the hotel has special packages designed to provide a wedding to remember. Specialist staff will look after a bride’s every requirement and will ensure that the day goes according to plan.

Dining

All three meals of the day are included in your holiday price, as are tips and taxes. The hotel makes a point of using as much local, fresh produce as possible in its dishes. Cuisine is international with more than a suggestion of West Indian flavours.

COCOS Wedding Package - £1,299

The resort offers the stunningly beautiful backdrop of a glittering coastline and crystal blue waters for your Wedding Ceremony. Wedding packages are available with various optional upgrades to tailor your dream wedding. Please call your Caribbean Classics Wedding Co-ordinator for more details.

COCOS Hotel has a choice of scenic and natural locations for your special ceremony. Your wedding will include:

  • Your choice of any scenic location at the resort
  • Wedding ceremony conducted by a licensed Antiguan marriage officer
  • Bridal bouquet
  • Groom's boutonnière
  • Marriage license
  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 10 inch One-tier cake (white)
  • Taxi transfers to the legal offices
  • 1 copy of marriage certificate
  • 30 minutes massage each for the bride & groom


IMPORTANT: Due to the resort's topography, COCOS Hotel is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.

The COCOS Hotel has four suite types that differ mainly by location and the view that is offered. They have all been designed to offer spacious, light and airy comfort, and to enhance the feeling of living on a tropical island.

For the ultimate in relaxation, each suite has a hammock for lounging and the shower is open to the sea for a unique outdoor feel. Rooms have a safe, hairdryer, fridge, fan, iron and board – on request. Each cottage sleeps two adults only.

Standard View Cottage
These cottages are located on the lower levels of the hillside and are therefore closest to the beach. They enjoy pool or beach views only. Standard cottages feature air conditioning, private balcony with hammock and Adirondack chairs, unique outdoor showers with a view, king size four poster-style bed fitted with mosquito net, safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, free WIFI and mini fridge that is restocked daily. Cottages do not include TV and are 110v 60 cycles with North American socket.

Premium View Cottages
These cottages are located further up the hill and enjoy partial sea views. Premium View cottages feature air conditioning, private balcony with hammock and Adirondack chairs, unique outdoor showers with a view, king size four poster-style bed fitted with mosquito net, safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, free WIFI and mini fridge that is restocked daily. Cottages do not include TV and are 110v 60 cycles with North American socket.

Sunset View Cottages
These cottages enjoy hilltop, cliffside locations with unobstructed, panoramic sea views and spectacular sunset views. Sunset View cottages feature air conditioning, private balcony with hammock and Adirondack chairs, unique outdoor showers with a view, king size four poster-style bed fitted with mosquito net, safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, free WIFI and mini fridge that is restocked daily. Cottages do not include TV and are 110v 60 cycles with North American socket.

Sunset Pool Cottages
Sunset Pool Cottages enjoy the most spectacular hilltop locations in the entire hotel. They boast all the location advantages of a sunset view cottage in addition to a private infinity plunge pool. These cottages enjoy high altitude, cliff-edge locations with unobstructed, panoramic sea views and spectacular sunset views. They feature air conditioning, private balcony with hammock and Adirondack chairs, unique outdoor showers with a view, king size four poster-style bed fitted with mosquito net, safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, free WIFI and mini fridge that is restocked daily. Cottages do not include TV and are 110v 60 cycles with North American socket.

Carlisle Bay
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Carlisle Bay is a luxury resort looking out over white sand, palm trees and turquoise water, with a backdrop of emerald green rainforest. Sophisticated and contemporary in style, this modern Caribbean classic on Antigua's south coast is instilled with genuine West Indian conviviality. With a wonderful beach in a secluded bay, four outstanding restaurants, an exceptional spa and a philosophy founded on generous service, Carlisle Bay, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, is simply stunning.
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Carlisle Bay is a luxury resort looking out over white sand, palm trees and turquoise water, with a backdrop of emerald green rainforest. Sophisticated and contemporary in style, this modern Caribbean classic on Antigua's south coast is instilled with genuine West Indian conviviality.

With a wonderful beach in a secluded bay, four outstanding restaurants, an exceptional spa and a philosophy founded on generous service, Carlisle Bay, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, is simply stunning. The resort features spacious suites all with cool, calm contemporary interiors, terrace or balcony and breathtaking ocean views.

Carlisle Bay is situated on the magnificent undeveloped south coast of Antigua. The hotel is thirty minutes drive from V. C. Bird International Airport (ANU) and the tiny, bustling capital of St John's.

Dining

Dining at Carlisle Bay is all about choosing the right restaurant to suit your mood, from a relaxed, foot-in-the-sand lunch delivered to your lounger in the Coconut Grove, to a romantic dinner for two at East, which is considered one of the island's finest Asian restaurants. The culinary options await at four distinctive venues serving locally sourced ingredients which are always fresh and delicious.

Indigo on the beach is the relaxed heart of Carlisle Bay. Sea breezes fill the open-sided room and terrace. Tables are spread out over a rustic wooden floor on which bare feet are welcome at any time of day. Dishes tend toward the fresh and healthy - grilled seafood, crisp salads, home-made breads and pastas. A Caribbean beach barbecue is served here once a week.

East is one of Antigua's best restaurants - open for dinner only, attracting guests from all over the island, including those on honeymoon in Antigua. The fuchsia and dark wood interior has a sexy feel. The restaurant is entered via tall Indonesian carved doors. Japanese, Thai, and Indonesian dishes all appear on the menu, with sushi, sashimi and Balinese specialties among the main draws. Reservations essential.

Ottimo! is an Italian casual venue beside the pool, open for lunch and dinner with tables spread out in the shade. From the authentic wood-burning pizza oven emerges classic dishes using the freshest of Italian ingredients. Salads, antipasti and homemade gelato make this a destination at the midday sunshine hour – and with a Little Ottimo! menu for children, is enduringly popular with families.

The Jetty Grill is an adult's only restaurant located adjacent to the beach. Grilled meats, fresh seafood and wines by the carafe are daily favourites at this casual venue overlooking the resort’s Jetty and Caribbean Sea.

Beach & Jetty Dining Many guests at Carlisle Bay want to dine on the beach. The resort can set up private barbecues for celebrations, or just a table for two on the sand. Let the resort know what you want and they will do their utmost to fulfil your requirements, allowing you to make the most of a quiet location while enjoying private waiter service and the best of our resort's varied cuisine.

Bars & Lounges

Pavilion Bar occupies an elegant, open-sided Caribbean pavilion with traditional wooden shutters that open up to let the scents of sea and rainforest fill the air. With deep sofas, soft lighting and quiet corners for an intimate drink, this is a popular place for meeting for a cocktail before dining at East, which is located in an adjacent room, or sipping a thirst-quenching fruit punch while the sun is high in the sky.

Indigo Bar at Carlisle Bay is an open-sided bar beside the beach with simple rattan chairs and sofas where guests gather at any hour for cocktails, fruit punches and drinks.

The Coconut Grove located next door to Indigo Bar, is a pretty swathe of shaded sand behind the main beach where chairs and loungers offer couples a quiet place to hang out with a drink. The bar service here is available at any hour, and includes a pleasant afternoon tea provided to guests on a complimentary basis.

Jetty Bar is a fun, foot-in-the-sand bar where guests can catch a drink when coming in from the sea. Fresh coconuts and beers feature, along with light bites and sundowners served around the fire pit (made from an old 'copper', which was originally used to boil cane juice).

Sports & adventure

Non-motorised water sports are comprehensive and complimentary with a team of expert staff. Activities include sailing, kayaking in the mangrove, snorkelling, windsurfing and paddle boarding.

Motorised water sports such as waterskiing, wake boarding and tubing take place in a neighbouring cove in order to preserve the tranquility of Carlisle Bay for all of the resort's guests. Note these sports are chargeable.

Yachting & Sailing Caribbean yachting holidays are among Antigua's main draws. At Carlisle Bay, guests can now learn to sail or improve their skills aboard a 40ft keelboat, on three day Royal Yachting Association courses which can be arranged with the resort. Indeed boat charters are a popular way to explore Antigua’s 365 beaches, coves and historic harbours on sunset cruises, half-day picnic charters, picnic excursions and all-day cruises to the likes of Great Bird Island, which has some of the best hiking and snorkelling to be found.

Tennis - Almost unique among Caribbean hotels, we have nine well-maintained tennis courts, including four which are floodlit for cooler, night-time play and one for children to shoot some basketball hoops. Rackets and balls are provided on a complimentary basis. Professional instruction is also available for all levels, as are group and one-on-one lessons. Carlisle Bay also run complimentary clinics in their weekly activities program.

Health & Fitness

Blue Spa is a large facility with six treatment rooms, including a couple's treatment room and a wet room, a treatment range from Natura Bissé, a sauna, plunge pools, a hair salon, juice bar and state-of-the-art gymnasium with Technogym equipment and a team of personal trainers.

Yoga Pavilion is set in the lush tropical gardens offering yoga and Pilates classes.

Fitness Centre - A state-of-the-art health club and gym, open from 6am to 9pm daily, features Technogym equipment in a comfortable air-conditioned space adjacent to the spa.

Weddings at Carlisle Bay

A destination wedding at Carlisle Bay is a chic, relaxed occasion. The privacy of the location combined with the cuisine, discretion and genuine hospitality provides the ultimate in understated luxury.

A Caribbean beach wedding on Antigua can be as intimate or grand in scale as you like, from booking out the entire resort for family and friends, to a simple ceremony on the sand for the couple at the start of their vacation. Together with the resort, we can help you sort out everything you need, from bridal hair to fireworks to beach banquets of up to 90. The resort's approach is to make the event utterly bespoke to the wishes of the bride and groom while helping you to get through the legal paperwork required on Antigua and enjoy the ceremony you've always dreamed of.

 

 

Complimentary Wedding Package - minimum stay 7 nights

Carlisle Bay offers a spectacular setting for a destination wedding with its excellent year round weather, secluded bay and backdrop of tropical rainforest. You will exchange your vows in a beautiful barefoot ceremony on the beach, and whether it's an intimate ceremony for just the two of you or a celebration with family and friends you will assuredly have an unforgettable experience for you to treasure.

Our wedding planners will ensure that your wedding is individual and perfect, down to the last detail - you'll feel like you have the whole resort to yourselves. As a starting point we have an introductory offer complimentary to all our wedding couples. This will allow you to begin your wedding planning for your special day.

Exclusive Carlisle Bay Introductory Wedding Experience includes:

  • VIP immigration Fast Pass at V.C. Bird International Airport
  • One-tier wedding cake
  • Decorated arch at the beach for your wedding ceremony and photos
  • Bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere
  • Government fees
  • Ceremony set-up including chairs and celebrant table


To this complimentary package, many wedding couples add an all-inclusive stay, taking care of their accommodation, dining and refreshment requirements. If you have guests joining you then talk to us about the best accommodation packages to suit families and small groups.

Enhanced Wedding Experience

You can choose to enhance your Carlisle Bay wedding experience by adding a selection of romantic extras. Here are just a few of the options which can be arranged for you at Carlisle Bay:

  • Private candlelit jetty dinner for two
  • In-suite Champagne Breakfast on the morning after your celebration
  • Upgrade room to a stunning Bay Suite
  • Private boat excursion
  • Couples 50-minute massage at Blue Spa
  • Wedding dining


Wedding receptions and wedding breakfasts are the other aspect of your wedding experience that you will want to plan for. We understand that the needs of wedding couples vary and may simply involve a private dinner for two. Whatever your requirements we will ensure that your dreams are met and you celebrate this momentous occasion in style.

If your special day involves wedding guests, why not treat them to a beach banquet of the freshest local seafood or an intimate dinner with an exquisite Asian menu? We will happily liaise with the resort to ensure you have the Caribbean wedding you've always wanted and you and your guests have the most incredible Carlisle Bay experience.

 

 

The resort is made up of 82 contemporary suites - all with ocean views. Some suites work best for couples; others are for families, with a relaxed contemporary design retained throughout.

The architecture is in the Caribbean vernacular with plantation shutters painted a cool grey against which the palms, lawns and forest appear all the more green. Hammocks hang among the trees.

By day, every room is filled with sunshine from sea-facing, floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto private terraces with large daybeds. Many rooms lead directly onto the beach. Others have lawn and far-reaching ocean views.

The following amenities are common to all the suites:

  • Day bed on every balcony and terrace
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Telephone with international direct dial
  • Full HD LCD 42” screen TV with satellite channels
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD and CD players (upon request)
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort
  • In-room safe
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Fully stocked minibar
  • Espresso machine
  • Tea Forté; the exceptional tea experience
  • Hairdryer
  • Plush bathrobes
  • Antica Farmacista luxury bathroom products
  • Turndown service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express overnight laundry
  • One-hour pressing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Umbrellas
  • Yoga mat


Room-types

Garden Suites are spacious, split-level rooms with an open-plan bedroom and sitting room. The king-size bed sleeps two adults. Views are predominantly of the gardens, which are full of tropical foliage, with partial views of the turquoise Caribbean waters. Two pairs of Garden Suites interconnect.

Ocean Suites are located on the calm end of the beach, our Ocean Suites are perfect for those in search of peace and quiet. They are split-level and have an open-plan bedroom-sitting room. They also have exceptional sea views, and have an uncluttered, luxury design. Four pairs of Ocean Suites can interconnect.

Bay Suites - The newly created Bay Suites at Carlisle Bay are ideal for couples. The resort's six direct ocean front suites, specifically intended for adults only, are spacious and understated. Private Butler service, Vodka & Rum bar set up and Temple Spa luxury bath products for Him & Her are a just few of the enhanced suite amenities. The preferred beach location is private and calm. Adjacent to The Jetty, romantic dinners for two can be pre-arranged by the butler for that special Caribbean experience while dining under the stars.

Beach Suites have a king-size bed and sitting area plus a separate study or second bedroom. Beach Balcony Suites sleep up to three adults, or two adults and two children aged between six and fifteen. Beach Terrace Suites sleep up to three adults, or two adults and two children up to the age of fifteen.

Carlisle Suites - The Carlisle Suites (two of each type) are the larges at Carlisle Bay. They are each around 180 sq. metres / 1,760 sq. feet or 245 sq. metres / 2,645 sq. feet in size and include three ensuite bedrooms and large private terraces, making them perfect for large families or groups of six.

 

 

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