Antigua is in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean Sea just north of the equator about 17 degrees. It is comprised of 171 square miles of richly decorated fertile land and sandy beaches perfect for a tropical getaway. If you are going to this beautiful Caribbean island, you will be able to find several all inclusive resorts in Antigua to choose from.
Our overview of Antigua resorts begins with the Galley Bay Resort. Located on the west coast of this Caribbean island, the Galley Bay Resort has retained a rustic atmosphere with thatch, bamboo and terra cotta embellishments on all of the property and a picturesque wooden deck from which to enjoy the serenity of the crystal clear water of the Caribbean Sea.
The only way to get to this Antigua resort is by a wooden bridge. Three-fourths of the accommodations are directly on the beach, while the rest of the lodgings are tucked into gardens with their own private splash pools. To top things off, there are two romantic open-air restaurants with afternoon tea, evening hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment and complimentary water sports equipment to use during the day.
St. James Clubs and Villas is Antigua's most famous address. St. James boasts of a club like atmosphere and the visiting yachts add a touch of glamour. St. James Clubs and Villas are hosted on one hundred acres of property on two white sand beaches, plus there are four swimming pools.
At the heart of the resort are the guest rooms and recreation provided by the club, while up the hillsides are the private villas. At night there is a selection of dining which includes four restaurants.
At The Verandah Resort, on the Northeast coast of Antigua, you will find and Eco-friendly resort that has thirty acres of beach front on the Atlantic Ocean. There is a Kid's Club for the children and a Tranquility Spa for the grown-ups.
There are three restaurants that are centrally located at The Commons, overlooking the pool and impressively manicured grounds. The Seabreeze Restaurant is decorated throughout with dark wood tones and has an open air feel. Nicole's is decorated in bamboo and rattan and has Caribbean cuisine; it is a fancier restaurant and requires a $25 surcharge. Finally, the Buccaneer has traditional American comfort foods such as hamburgers and pizza.
The perfectly designed resort for romantic couples is the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort. This resort is located on Dickenson Bay, the island's most famous beach.
There is the Honeymoon Garden with private plunge pool, huge beautiful suites and penthouses with pools to view from large glass doors and whirlpools to enjoy for two. You can have a candlelit dinner on the beach served by a white gloved waiter, and many other unforgettable amenities.
The Jolly Beach Resort at St. John's in Northwest Antigua at Lignumvitae Bay is Antigua's largest resort with over 400 low rise rooms on 40 acres of property. You will find a game room, a fitness facility, a disco, a swim-up bar, lounges, restaurants, including a buffet, a poolside grill, local flavors at Lydia's, and Italian restaurant and an authentic Indian restaurant, the Utsay.
This resort exhibits the largest free form fantasy pool in the world at 8,000 square feet and holding 500,000 gallons of water. There is a Jacuzzi, bubbler islands and the swim-up bar at the pool.
There is a wedding chapel that overlooks a waterfall and a cyber center for keeping in touch via the Internet. The whole resort has exotic palm tree and aromatic flowers.
With the variety of Antigua resorts to select from, coupled with this Caribbean island's lush tropical environment, you are certain to be greatly inspired by your stay in Antigua.
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