Head to this new all-inclusive resort for a lovely beachfront spot and ample activities.
Royalton’s debut property in Antigua is brand new and a top family-friendly option with plenty of activities. It’s in a great location on the slightly misleadingly named Deep Bay – you can go snorkelling here and discover the shipwreck of the Andes, a Trinidadian ship resting on the seabed just a matter of metres underwater. The resort also sits under the watchful eye of Fort Barrington, an 18th-Century British bastion against the French and a lovely viewpoint over the coastline.
One of the best things about this hotel is the dining. Enjoy in-suite coffee or tea in the morning, breakfast served on your private balcony or terrace and unlimited reservation-free à la carte dinners in any restaurant on any night, as well as 24-hour room service. There’s international buffet food at Gourmet Marché, traditional Italian dishes at Grazie Italian Trattoria and a steakhouse, while Caribbean Restaurant & Grill and Beach Club Grill both have special kids’ sections for family-friendly daytime snacking. Make a reservation for the seven-course Chef’s Table option before working your way through four bars. Enjoying the Royal Spa’s hydrotherapy circuit or an introductory scuba diving lesson should help you work up an appetite.
The all-suite accommodation is modern and family-friendly – Luxury Junior Suites come with mountain or bay views and interconnecting rooms are available on request. Choose a Diamond Club suite for à la carte restaurant reservation priority, butler service and access to the Diamond Club Lounge with hors d‘oeuvres and snacks. The hotel also lays claim to a first-ever feature in Antigua – the adults-only Chairman’s Overwater Bungalows. They have a swim-out infinity plunge pool, overwater hammock and glass floor to watch the ocean life below, and come with special extras including snorkelling gear, a welcome bottle of Champagne and sunset mixology service.
On Deep Bay on Antigua’s north-west coast, a 20-minute drive from St John’s
Good to know
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners, supplements apply.
294 suites including overwater bungalows
• Go snorkelling in Deep Bay and discover the 100-year-old wreck of the Andes ship* • Head to the casino and have a go on the slot machines and table games* • Take a 30-minute walk or 10-minute car ride to 18th-Century Fort Barrington, perched on a hilltop with wonderful views over the bay and island greenery
6 restaurants, 4 bars, Chef’s Table (reservation required)*, coffee shop
All Inclusive • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at any restaurant (unlimited reservation-free dining) • Premium drinks and selected cocktails • Non-motorised watersports
*Denotes local charge