The Best Antigua All Inclusive Resorts

An Antigua all inclusive is all about comfort and the little pleasures in life.

Antigua is nothing short of amazing. This small Caribbean island is packed with adventurous things to do; people are truly wonderful and there are many gorgeous beaches – which are just one of its many treasures.

Make sure to read my posts How To Make The Most Of Your Antigua Holidays and A Guide To Driving In Antigua.

Accommodation on the island is mostly in the form of all inclusive resorts, where tourists have a chance of completely relaxing in a lovely room facing a fantastic garden and overlooking the ocean; a bunch of nice restaurants and bars; and the possibility of organizing expeditions around the island.

During my time in Antigua I had the chance of visiting various all inclusive resorts and they each vary greatly one from the other. If you haven’t made up your mind on where to stay, continue reading and discover the best places to stay in Antigua! In this post, I will share insightful information about the nicest Antigua all inclusive in what is by all means a non exhaustive list.

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All Antigua all inclusive resorts have access to splendid beaches

The Best Antigua All Inclusive For The Perfect Holiday

The Pineapple Beach Club

The perfect choice for people who aren’t traveling with children and are looking for a fantastic beach right at their doorstep, and care to have a good choice of restaurants.

This is my favorite resort in Antigua, and where I spent most of my time while on the island. The Pineapple Beach Club is part of the Elite Island Resorts group; it is located on Long Bay, one of the best beaches in Antigua, right outside the nice small village of Willokee and about 20 minutes drive from the international airport.

The resort provides a full Caribbean experience, with buildings in the traditional style of the island (wooden and colorful) located around lush gardens, with views of the ocean or even beachfront. The property is quite large, but all rooms are at a stone’s throw from the beach.

This is an adults only resort – meaning that only 16+ and above are allowed to stay on the property. It’s ideal for couples who don’t have kids or groups of friends.

Some rooms have been built recently, and are a bit more modern than others. All are comfortable and have a large bed, a TV, a telephone, a coffee and tea maker (with actual good coffee!), a safe, a shower or tub and a hair dryer.

You will find a variety of dining options. The main restaurant is on a terrace right on the beach. The Pineapple Grill is the finest restaurant in the resort; and there also is a fast food (which actually has plenty of healthy choices) at the place right behind the main bar. Finally, the Oathouse is a barbeque style place located on a hill from where there’s incredible views of the beach below.

You will be able to do hobiecat sailing; kayaking; paddle boarding; snorkeling on the off shore reef. There also are tennis courts and a fitness center. The reception will help you organize trips around the island for an additional price.

Last, but not least, staff Pineapple Beach Club is incredibly kind and friendly, making it a great choice among the many Antigua resorts.

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A room with a view is almost for granted

The Verandah Resort and Spa

This resort is perfect for families with children and offers a lot of activities on the site or right near it.

On the other side of the same road where Pineapple Beach Club is located, there’s another resort belonging to the Elite Island Resorts group. It is found on the north east coast of Antigua, on a property that borders the famous Devil’s Bridge National Park and that is so large that it has its own secluded hiking trails and that at times feels like a labyrinth to explore.

You will love its easy going atmosphere, with a nice bar right on the beach; and the feeling of being in a small village.

The Verandah has adopted a green policy of recycling and not wasting plastic. It welcomes families with children, who can enjoy the large pool (one of the largest in Antigua) or the tranquil waters of the bay. Day care is available at the resort Kidz Club, where there’s a playground and a splash pool. There’s also babysitting services for an extra charge.

Verandah rooms are lovely. There are 3 kinds of rooms: hillside, waterview and waterfront. There even are two bedroom villas, perfect for families, and two-bedroom plunge pool villas. All rooms have coffee making facilities, safes, showers or tubs, a phone and the most comfortable bed, and a lovely balcony to relax.

The Verandah has three restaurants: a buffet style restaurant; Buccaneer which offers tasty Caribbean style food, and the elegant Nicole’s. Matching the restaurants, there are 3 different bars.

Finally, there are tennis courts; a fitness club; snorkeling and kayaking; paddle boarding; windsurfing and hobiecat sailing. Tours of the island can be arranged for an additional price and there’s also a rental car agency right behind the main reception area. Boat rides can be taken to Green Island and Bird Island.

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Location is everything for an Antigua all inclusive

Galley Bay Resort and Spa

A resort perfect for those who are seeking tranquility in an elegant yet easygoing setting, and those who care about environmental protection.

Galley Bay is an award winning Antigua all inclusive, part of the Elite Island Resorts group, located on a very intimate, gorgeous beach (one of the best beaches in Antigua) and with a refined yet never pretentious atmosphere. It is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, complete of a lagoon and a bird sanctuary. The property strives to be eco-friendly, and even has an on site fruit and vegetable garden. Since it is on the west coast, sunset views are splendid.

The reception area is located right next to a historic sugar mill, and a wooden causeway leads to the cottages, passing by the lagoon. There are 98 rooms, all within tropical gardens and the overall impression is one of tranquility and privacy. All rooms have easy beach access. Some face the lagoon, others he beach. The Superior, Deluxe and Premium Suites are located directly on the sand.

There are three open-air beachfront restaurants and two lounges, all serving delicious food. The best is Ismay’s, named after the oldest member of staff. There’s obviously live entertainment, cocktail and barbecue parties. There even are weekly movie nights, with a cinema set right there on the sand – I think the only time I saw something similar was in the Maldives.

In line with its tranquility, water sports on offer are non-motorized. Among them, there’s hobiecat sailing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and kayak. There’s a gorgeous swimming pool and some jogging trails and tennis courts, making it the best resort in Antigua for active travelers. Activities on offer to guests for an additional price include island tours, catamaran cruises and zip lining.

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A good resort is bound to have stunning sunrise or sunset views

St. James’s Club and Villas

The best resort in Antigua for those seeking a romantic place, away from all the chaos of their daily life.

St. James’s is located on the south-east coast of Antigua, and it is known for its outstanding service. Part of the Elite Island Resorts group, it caters to any kind of traveler – families, couples and even singles. It’s the kind of place where visitors can completely unwind from the stress of every day life and an ideal place to enjoy all that Antigua has to offer: the beaches as well as the inland adventures.

The resort is located on two incredible Antigua beaches – Coco beach and Malmora bay. It boasts four pools, three of them adults only, and all of them with views of the ocean. There are also four tennis courts and a fitness center with a yoga deck: in other words, it a great resort for those who like to stay fit even when on holidays.

There are 247 guest rooms, suites and villas – some perfect for honeymooners, making it one of the best resorts in Antigua for a romantic getaway.

Families with children appreciate the Kidz Club (and the babysitting for an additional fee), where children are entertained by trained stuff with a wide range of fun activities: they can stay there even for dinner, giving parents the chance to have a nice romantic dinner in one of the resort’s restaurants.

Speaking of dinner, there are four incredible restaurants, one of them is the lovely Italian style (with a touch of Caribbean) Piccolo Mondo.

On offer, there’s a range of non-motorized water-sports, a dive-shop and guests can also book catamaran expeditions. Last but not least, there’s the fantastic Tranquility Body & Soul Spa, where unique treatments are done, using locally-sourced products.

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These are not the rooms of any Antigua all inclusive – just a lovely mall!

Jolly Beach Resort And Spa

A perfect resort for foodies who will love the many dining options.

What makes Jolly Beach Resort and Spa one of the top Antigua all inclusive resorts is the fact that all rooms face the ocean and that it is set on a mile long, white, sandy beach with pristine turquoise waters – thought to be not only one of the best beaches in Antigua, but also in the Caribbean.

The resort is located around half hour drive from the international airport and boasts a whopping 464 rooms, that go from supersaver to beachfront cottages – in other words, it caters to any need and any budget. All rooms have a private balcony, a mini-fridge, coffee and tea makers, in room wi-fi, a safe and obviously a tub or a shower.

There are five great restaurants, including a buffet and Bocciolo, which serves Italian food (and as it is expected, I think Italian is one of the best cuisines in the world). I also love the Antiguan buffet brunch on Sundays. There’s also Margarita, a Mexican style restaurant that opens every day for dinner. I am a lover of all things Mexico, so just this is enough for qualifying Jolly Beach as an incredible Antigua all inclusive! There are also plenty of bars to match the restaurants.

As if the amazing beach were not enough, there are two swimming pools, a spa (at additional costs) and a wellness center, and a wide variety of tours are on offer for guests at an additional cost. Water-sports that can be practiced include hobiecat sailing, windsurfing and even pedal boats. There’s also a gym, tennis and even basketball courts. Last but not least, there’s a Kids and Teenz Club, so that parents know they can take a break from their children.

South Point Antigua

The perfect place to stay if you are looking for more of a homey feeling and atmosphere.

This resort feels more like a boutique hotel. It’s part of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina in Falmouth Harbour. Thanks to its location you get incredible views of the bay.

The rooms are all suites, each incredible beautiful. 23 of them are open plan units, others have two bedrooms. The overall impression is that of renting luxury apartments rather than actual hotel rooms. All of the units have a perfectly equipped kitchen, in case you decide to cook your own meals.

But worry not! The chef of the resort is available to cook for you. There is a Mediterranean and a Middle-Eastern restaurant, and a sushi bar. 

The hotel boasts a swimming pool and a private beach, where you can practice all sorts of water sports. 

Cocos Hotel Antigua

An adults only resort in Antigua perfect for romantic couples.

Located on a hill overlooking the sea, boasting access to incredible white sand beaches with shallow clear waters, this adults only resort has 34 cottages which have a rustic feel, yet are very luxurious. Each cottage has its own deck, hammocks, chairs – no better place to enjoy the views. Some cottages have a private infinity pool. 

The on-site restaurant serves Caribbean staples prepared using strictly local ingredients. 

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4 thoughts on “The Best Antigua All Inclusive Resorts”

  1. My family and I have been to Jolly Beach Resort for 3 vacations…It was simply super. Everything was just fantastic, the food , the staff and of course the BEACH and pools

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