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Antigua Hotel Guide

The Best Places to Stay for Every Budget

Updated May 2022

Antigua Hotel Guide
Antigua Hotel Guide

Welcome To Antigua

Antigua has a special blend of all the comforts of the 21st century mixed with all the mystique of the pirate era. With 365 white sand beaches and a treasure trove of history and culture, this eastern Caribbean Island will keep your whole party happy. Relax on the beach, snorkel, or zipline through the lush landscape. Use this guide to Antigua hotels to pick your perfect relaxation base.

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Where to Sleep

The Top Neighborhoods

  St. John’s

There is no question that St. John’s is one of the best and most exciting cities in Antigua. This vivacious city has all of the nightlife, shoppingand restaurants you would expect from Antigua’s capital. St. John’s is situated on the northwest coast of the island making it a great base for your Antiguan adventures.

English Harbor

English Harbor is located on the southern tip of the island and was once an important naval base. Now you’ll find a vibrant community filled with history, hiking, and stunning beauty. There is no shortage of dining options in English Harbor, even the most discerning palate will find something they love.

  Falmouth Harbor 

Falmouth is located on the southern shores of Antigua. It is the island’s original British settlement and it offers historic attractions and landmarks for you to explore. Sunsets at Falmouth Harbor will leave you awe inspired and the charm of this small village will have you feeling right at home.

  Dickenson Bay

Dickenson Bay is an ideal spot for family holidays with crystalline waters, soft, white sands and old sugar cane plantations. Located in northwest Antigua in St. John Parish, Dickenson Bay is considered the island’s premier beach.

Budget Hotels

The Best Hotels in Antigua: Eko Cozy Guest House

Eko Cozy Guest House

Price: $ Average Reviews: 4.5/5

In the bustling capital of St. John’s, you’ll find the Eko Cozy Guest House of Redcliffe Quay. These air-conditioned, comfortable rooms have free WiFi and access to an outdoor grill area. You can enjoy the terrace or relax in the gardens or shared lounges after a day of exploring. At this bed and breakfast, you get a complimentary full English or Irish breakfast to fuel all of your adventure packed days on the island. Clean, comfortable, budget friendly, and within walking distance to the restaurants and shops of St. John’s makes this the perfect base for your Antiguan adventure.

The Best Hotels in Antigua: Antigua Seaview

Antigua Seaview

Price: $ Average Reviews: 4/5

Affordable luxury can be found at the Antigua Seaview. At these family-owned apartment suites you’ll get clean rooms, friendly atmosphere, and warm hospitality. Decorated with a fun Antiguan flare each apartment is air conditioned, spacious and offers modern amenities. Free WiFi is included in these king, queen and twin bed suite apartments. Complete with a private bath and full kitchen, the Antigua Seaview’s central location makes it a great base for your family vacation.

The Best Hotels in Antigua: The Lodge Antigua

The Lodge Antigua

Price: $ Average Reviews: 4/5

The Lodge Antigua offers affordable accommodations just minutes from popular English and Falmouth Harbors. You can choose from cottages, apartments, suites or even staying aboard their multihull catamaran. The amenities at the Lodge feature an array of watersports including sailing lessons, kayaking and off dock swimming. Dine at the Island Infusion Bar & Restaurant for casual Caribbean cuisine with beautiful views of Falmouth Harbor.

The Best Hotels in Antigua: Lord Nelson Hotel and Residences

Lord Nelson Hotel and Residences

Price: $$ Average Reviews: 4.6/5

This apartment style hotel at Dutchmans Bay offers one bedroom studios, as well as two and three bedroom beachfront apartments. These are ideal for group trips or large family vacations. The beachfront apartments are modern and spacious with air conditioning and full kitchens for preparing your favorite meal or snack. Apartment living rooms are equipped with 40” flat screens for relaxing in comfort after days exploring Antigua. There are also many great restaurants within walking distance of Lord Nelson’s Hotel.

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Midrange Hotels

The Best Hotels in Antigua: The Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn

The Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn

Price: $$$ Average Reviews: 4.7/5

At the Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn you’ll findCaribbean charm and history come to life. Located in English Harbor, colonial history can be seen and felt throughout the inn’s 14 suites and studios, each named after one of Lord Nelson’s ships or their commanding officers. Time period furnishings make these accommodations both unique and opulent. You can dine on site at one of the 2 restaurants which offer Caribbean cuisine, seafood, and full English or Irish breakfasts. Check out Copper and Lumber’s Seafood Fridays, one of the most popular dining events in the Caribbean, for all the best seafood treats including Salt Fish Accra or seafood rotti.

The Best Hotels in Antigua: Ocean Point Resort and Spa

Ocean Point Resort and Spa

Price: $$$ Average Reviews: 4.2/5

Ocean Point Resort and Spa is an adults only, Mediterranean style, beachfront oasis on Hodge’s Bay. Enjoy a large outdoor pool, a massage center with gorgeous ocean views, 2 incredible beaches and a jetty for mooring boats. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and decorated in a tranquil Mediterranean style. Each room has a private balcony and is set up for relaxation. Dine at the resort’s Sottovento Beach Club for Italian inspired cuisine with a Mediterranean flare.

The Best Hotels in Antigua: Siboney Beach Club

Siboney Beach Club

Price: $$$ Average Reviews: 4.5/5

This boutique beachfront hotel is set in a lush tropical garden on Dickenson Bay, which was voted one of the best beaches in the world. Siboney Beach Club is ideal for adventure travelers and families alike, but they also cater specifically to honeymooners looking for a one of a kind Caribbean adventure. This cozy suite hotel has 30 relaxing rooms that offer beautiful bay views and balconies for enjoying them. Dine at the Salt Plage Bar and Restaurant where you’ll get complimentary breakfast each morning. You can also enjoy freshly caught fish for lunch where it’s very casual, bikinis and swim trunks are acceptable attire. At night the restaurant transforms into a magical, candle lit oasis where you can enjoy delicious seafood favorites like lobster and crab cakes.

The Best Hotels in Antigua: Catamaran Hotel Marina

Catamaran Hotel Marina

Price: $$$ Average Reviews: 4.5/5

The Catamaran Hotel is chock full of Caribbean charm and is located on beautiful Falmouth Harbor. The hotel is nestled between palm trees and beautiful tropical flowers and each room features a balcony with gorgeous beach and harbor views. The 14 rooms available are air conditioned and offer private baths, kitchenette, WiFi, and cable tv, making these ideal for any style of travel. Retreat to the Captain’s Quarters Restaurant for awe inspiring views of the bay. The Captain’s Quarters offers their famous Antiguan breakfast, light lunches or more formal dinners with fresh Caribbean and international flavors.

The Best Hotels in Antigua: Hawksbill By Rex Resorts

Hawksbill By Rex Resorts

Price: $$$ Average Reviews: 4.5/5

This all-inclusive, adults only resort is set on 37 acres of landscaped tropical gardens right on the beach. Situated next to beautiful Galley Bay, the 95 rooms here have soundproof windows for complete relaxation. Specific units have panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and all are equipped with complimentary WiFi. A full English breakfast is available each morning, or you can grab a bite to eat at the Sea Grape Bar & Grill while lounging by the pool. Enjoy a relaxing massage or try horseback riding, canoeing or tennis for some added adventure.

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High-End Hotels

The Best Hotels in Antigua: The Escape at Nonsuch Bay

The Escape at Nonsuch Bay

Price: $$$$ Average Reviews: 4.7/5

The Escape at Nonsuch Bay is located in a secluded bay, making it the perfect resort for relaxation. If you are looking for a romantic getaway this adult only, all-inclusive will be your dream come true. Featuring 40 luxury ocean front, modern and romantic plunge pool suites that are secluded and perfect for a tranquil moment for two. Each suite also has an outdoor soaking tub and relaxing day beds overlooking the private pool. Dine at the on-site Drift Restaurant where you can enjoy Caribbean and international cuisine in a beautiful setting.

The Best Hotels in Antigua: Hodges Bay Resort And Spa

Hodges Bay Resort and Spa

Price: $$$$ Average Reviews: 4.5/5

With a spectacular blend of sea and spirit the Hodges Bay Resort is perfect for any kind of Caribbean escape. The relaxed vibes and bohemian aesthetic will have you feeling at ease in no time. This boutique luxury resort has no dress code and the rooms décor are designed to make you feel right at home. The impressive amenities include fun night life at the pirate themed lounge, live music, a live DJ and celebrity karaoke. Watersports include ocean kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling and the resort offers a teens and kids club. Enjoy your dining experiences at one of 6 on-site restaurants, try the White Sand Restaurant for Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

The Best Hotels in Antigua: Wild Lotus Camp

Wild Lotus Camp

Price: $$$$ Average Reviews: 4.7/5

Wild Lotus Camp is an idyllic beachfront glamping resort made for the perfect beach escape. You’ll be astonished by the beauty inside the tents at Wild Lotus. As you enter, you’ll notice the four-poster beds, rainforest showers and beautiful oak furniture, making these tents warm and inviting. Just steps away from the Caribbean Sea you can choose from couples tents, couples deluxe tents and family tents. Make your time at Wild Lotus extra special with beach campfires, beach bbq’s and chilled craft beer. They also offer a 3-course breakfast and are known as the only luxury tent resort set up on a stunning Antiguan beach.

The Best Hotels in Antigua: Jumby Bay Island

Jumby Bay Island

Price: $$$$$ Average Reviews: 4.8/10

On a private island in the Caribbean you’ll discover the ultra-luxurious Jumby Bay Resort. This ultra-luxe resort is only accessible by boat and is about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from Dutchmans Bay, Antigua. The amenities here are unparalleled and include free non-motorized water sports, gorgeous outdoor pools, a full fitness center, tennis courts and golf nearby. The spa offers massages, a sauna and hammam. Breakfast is included daily and guests can choose either continental, America breakfast or a breakfast buffet. There are also 4 restaurants on site, including The Estate House, a destination restaurant combining modern island flavors with classic fare.

Cocobay-Resort

Cocobay Resort

Price: $$$$ Average Reviews: 4.5/5

Cocobay Resort is known as the most romantic, adult only, all-inclusive resort in Antigua. Romance and relaxation reign supreme at this collection of colorful pastel hued hillside cottages. You’ll love the winding path down to the two, white sand beaches and miles of tranquil turquoise water. This resort features several infinity pools and some of the most dramatic coastal views on the island. Pamper yourself at the spa, enjoy watersports, or workout at the island style fitness center. Delight your tasebuds at one of the 4 on site restaurants and bars, make sure to try the Cocobay cocktails or enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Rafters.

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  1. This may be the best travel guide website I have ever found. I really appreciate all the thought and effort you and your team put into building and curating these lists. Absolutely incredible and helpful. Just to let you know, we stayed at The Copper and Lumber Store Historic Inn and it was just as charming as you billed it to be. Loved it. I will be recommending your site to all of our friends. We plan to travel to Greece soon, do you have a site for that?

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