Known as a sand-, sun- and sea-lovers paradise, the Caribbean island of Antigua boasts hundreds of beaches featuring sugar-white strips of powdery sand and crystal-clear expanses of turquoise-colored waters. You likely won’t be able to see more than a few of the island’s 365 beaches, but you can immerse yourself in one of the newest luxury Antigua resorts: Hodges Bay Resort and Spa.
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All About the Accommodations
The $100 million, all-suite and villa property located on the northern shore of Antigua rivals other ultra-modern, luxury Caribbean properties, such as Carlisle Bay. A host of different rooms offering pool or ocean views are available with amenities including private, furnished balconies; rainfall showers; espresso machines and Amazon Echos — poised for in-room music, entertainment and voice-activated concierge service. A junior suite with a pool or garden view books for $739 per night, whereas an oceanfront one-bedroom suite will cost $1,809 to book.
To accommodate larger families or groups, the Hodges Bay Resort and Spa also offers an oceanfront apartment featuring one to three bedrooms, a four-bedroom villa or a four-bedroom penthouse. For a four-bedroom, four-bath villa, the price is $2,709 for eight guests.
Some of these larger accommodations include luxe amenities such as floor-to-ceiling, glassed-in panoramic ocean views; wrap-around terraces and well-equipped kitchens for dining in — a terrific way to save money while enjoying one of the most beautiful Caribbean destinations. The property also gives you the option to have groceries delivered or hire a private chef.
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Drinking and Dining Options
Whether you’re day drinking or kicking off the evening with a cocktail, you can head to one of the resort’s three bars, including a wine lounge or a unique rooftop option serving single malt and rum libations. A full daily breakfast is included with your stay, but for other meals, three restaurants are also located on the property, including NaCL by Edward Lee, which serves Caribbean cuisine with a twist and White Sands, a beachside locale featuring Mediterranean options.
Services and Activities
For some personal pampering or “me” time, guests can partake in the resort’s host of spa treatments, which feature the spa’s signature brand Elemental Herbology — a product line founded on the five element theory of Chinese medicine. A full fitness center offering yoga and pilates classes, as well as personal training, is also available.
And for outdoor fun, guests can enjoy the property’s family-oriented or adult-only swimming pool havens or venture out to the sea for a variety of nonmotorized water sports, including stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling and kayaking, against the stunning backdrop of this West Indies nirvana.
Best Times to Book a Trip to Antigua
If you’re wondering about the best time to book your beach vacation to Antigua, it’s during the island’s off-season from May to November, according to U.S. News and Travel. Rates are cheaper during this time, and the temperature usually holds below 80 degrees.
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Rates were taken via Booking.com for one night — Friday, May 31, 2019.