Antigua Is Getting Its First Overwater Bungalows

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By Alexander Britell

It’s already Antigua’s most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 — but now the soon-to-debut Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa has announced another major component.

The 294-room all-inclusive hotel will include Antigua’s first-ever overwater bungalows set on Antigua’s Deep Bay.

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One of the eateries at the soon-to-open hotel.

The adults-only Diamond Club “Chairman Overwater Bungalows” are a collection of one-bedroom villas, each with special amenities including butler service, private transfers and yoga classes, among others.

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Diamond Club is Royalton’s premium service category.

More importantly, every overwater bungalow has its own private infinity plunge pool, a hammock, a king-sized bed, a pullout couch, a private ocean entry from a private deck and a glass floor to “experience the ocean from the comfort of this luxurious villa,” according to the company.

The new Royalton Antigua is slated to open its doors on May 1, with everything from a spa to a casino and a kids club.

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A rendering of a bathroom at one of the bungalows.

The new bungalows will make their debut in the second week of June, a company spokesperson told Caribbean Journal, with a total of six bungalows. That could include more in the pipeline pending further environmental studies.

The new bungalows continue a regional trend that began in earnest with the debut of Sandals’ overwater bungalows at its Sandals Royal Caribbean resort in Jamaica back in 2016.

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That has spread across the region, with several resorts featuring overwater bungalows now in development in the region, including the Viceroy Bocas Del Toro in Panama and the Four Seasons in Belize.

For more, visit the Royalton Antigua.

— CJ

 

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