By Alexander Britell
The first-ever overwater bungalows in Antigua and Barbuda have officially made their debut at the newly-opened Royalton Antigua.
The striking new overwater bungalows are open and welcoming guests, a company spokesperson told Caribbean Journal.
Every overwater bungalow (all of which are adults-only) includes a king-sized bed, a living room, a dining room, a swim-out infinity plunge pool, an overwater hammock and amenities like snorkeling gear, bluetooth speakers, Nespresso machines, gourmet tea and jacuzzi soaker tubs, among others.
Every stay at one of the resort’s “Chairman Overwater Bungalows” means a personal butler, a complimentary dinner served in your room, private fitness and and yoga classes and golf cart shuttle service.
That’s along with features like private ocean entry from your own private deck.
They’re also the first-ever overwater bungalows for Blue Diamond Resorts’ fast-growing Royalton brand, which has been steadily expanding across the Caribbean from Punta Cana to Saint Lucia.
The Caribbean has been seeing something of a boom in overwater bungalows since Sandals first-debuted its overwater villas in Jamaica in 2016 (The company has since debuted overwater units at several other resorts in the region).
Indeed, that includes everything from Karisma’s El Dorado Maroma resort to the in-development Four Seasons in Belize, which will also include a portfolio of overwater bungalows.
As they were for Sandals, the new overwater bungalows instantly become one of the Caribbean’s halo accommodations, another boon for Antigua, already one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean.
The 294-room all-inclusive Royalton Antigua is the newest resort in Antigua, having launched in the spring on Deep Bay Beach on Antigua’s northwestern coast.
Antigua is getting another highly-anticipated resort later this year with the planned opening of Elite Island Resorts’ Hammock Cove resort.
Royalton’s Caribbean portfolio now includes 16 resorts in seven destinations across the wider Caribbean and Mexico region.
For more, visit the Royalton Antigua.