The Caribbean’s Hottest All-Inclusive Is Coming to Antigua

antigua hammockEvery "villa" will have its own plunge pool.
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The hottest all-inclusive opening in the Caribbean this year is set for Antigua in December. 

Hammock Cove, the newest resort from leading Caribbean hospitality firm Elite Island Resorts, will officially open its doors on Dec. 1. 

The adults-only resort will be a new level of all-inclusive for Antigua, an island that has carved out one of the most diverse collection of all-inclusive resorts in the wider region. 

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Set next to Antiguas famous Devil’s Bridge National Park, Hammock Cove will have 42 waterfront villas, all with capacious outdoor areas and private plunge pools. 

The latest news is that Hammock Cove has tapped Michelin-veteran Executive Chef Marco Festini to lead the culinary program, which will feature what the company is billing as a new culinary paradigm for all-inclusives, one that will include the requisite breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with small bites throughout the day; chef’s table and degustation menus; in-villa dining; afternoon tea and even evening aperitivos. 

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The beach at Hammock Cove.

That’s along with a premium liquor, wine and champagne selection, too. 

Every one of the villas will boast more than 1,000 square feet, with sweeping views of Antigua’s signature turquoise seas, locally-made hardwood furnishings, sun beds and hanging chairs and other touches like wet bars and even a curated selection of New York Times bestsellers. 

The culinary concepts will include Lighthouse, the resort’s flagship eatery; the Lighthouse Bar; Irina’s, a bistro-style eatery; the Chairman’s Lounge, an old-school bar set in the great house; and Nobody Knows, the barefoot-chic bar overlooking Devil’s Bridge. 

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The view of the bay.

The resort will also have a spa called Tranquility Body and Soul, with five treatment rooms, a cold plunge pool, a blow dry bar and a 1,000-square-foot fitness center, among other amenities. 

The poolscape will feature three tiered infinity pools cascading down to the beach, which will be serviced by the property’s guest ambassadors. 

And there will even be a regular installation of Caribbean artists called the Tunnel Gallery. 

It’s a major new addition to what is already the Caribbean’s most impressive collection of all-inclusive vacations. 

For more, visit Hammock Cove

— CJ