Poolside at the Cocobay.

The 10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Antigua

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - January 14, 2016

Antigua’s topography makes it well-suited for all-inclusive resorts — it’s full of beautiful beaches, hidden corners and private coves that offer the perfect environment for the all-inclusive experience. We’ve always said that the island has a remarkably diverse all-inclusive offering, from elegant luxury properties to rustic castaway-style hideaways. And with the new VC Bird International Airport, getting here has never been easier or more comfortable. These are the best all-inclusive resorts in Antigua.

On the beach at Galley Bay.

Galley Bay Resort and Spa

This just might be the signature all-inclusive resort in Antigua, set on a fantastic beach and boasting what’s become unique in the Caribbean: the option of booking a true toes-in-the-sand room. That, combined with world-class service, creative food and old-fashioned Antiguan hospitality, makes it the island’s top all-inclusive. Book Galley Bay.

On the beach at Curtain Bluff.

Curtain Bluff

This venerable property has long been a celebrity favorite, and that’s because of its sophisticated feel. Staying at this 72-unit family-friendly resort gives you the feeling of staying at your own private club. That and the tennis and watersports offerings are nearly unmatched. Book Curtain Bluff.

A plunge pool at Hermitage Bay.

Hermitage Bay

Home to some of the Caribbean’s coolest hotel rooms, this is also the greenest hotel in Antigua. The 27 cottages here are modern but elegant, eco-friendly but luxurious. And the view of Hermitage Bay, whether in a hillside suite or a beachfront suite, are spectacular. Book Hermitage Bay.


Sandals Grande Antigua

Set on one of Antigua’s biggest beaches, Dickenson Bay, this has 11 specialty restaurants, seven bars, six pools and the kind of service for which Sandals has become famous — especially in its butler suites.

blue waters

Blue Waters

This is the height of elegance. Antigua’s Blue Waters resort is a beautifully-designed property, with rooms, suites and villas, although the Cove Suites are a great choice for your stay here. The best part? It’s an EP hotels with a great all-inclusive plan option. Book Blue Waters.

On the beach at Keyonna.

Keyonna Beach Hotel

This is Antigua’s newest all-inclusive resort is a luxurious boutique resort set on on of the island’s miraculous stretches of sand. And the cottages at this couples-only resort are beautifully-appointed. But if you want to splurge, the beachfront plunge pools are your best bet: you get your own pool and you’re just steps from the sand. Book Keyonna Beach Hotel.

The view of Cocobay.


This cliffside hotel is famous for its views of Valley Church Beach, perhaps the most beautiful beach on the whole island. Yes, that means simply unforgettable views. But the views are really just the beginning: here, romance fills the property, with breezy, indoor-outdoor rooms and a playful, creative spirit. Book Cocobay.

Watersports are a big draw at St. James's Club.

St James’s Club and Villas

The layout of this Antigua all-inclusive is one of its best features, with a beautiful bay and a beautiful beachfront, and the overwhelming feeling of exclusivity. Whether you’re honeymooning or traveling with the family, this resort will make you feel special. Book St. James’s Club and Villas.

The hotel is set on a national park.

The Verandah Resort and Spa

This is your own private corner of Antigua. This is a great family hotel, and it’s blessed with two beautiful beaches, with one particularly good for watersports. Many of the rooms are perched on cliffsides, offering you marvelous views of the cove and the island’s Devil’s Bridge National Park. Book The Verandah Resort.

It's a throwback to the old days of jet-set travel.

Cocos Hotel

This is a Caribbean hillside hideaway. It’s authentic — you get the feeling of the way the Caribbean used to be — wooden bungalows, outdoor showers and no televisions. This Antigua all-inclusive is all about enjoying some of the best views in the whole Caribbean — and getting away from it all. Book Cocos Hotel.

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