From the moment you step off the plane in Antigua and see its beaches, you’ll know why this is one of the world’s most beautiful romantic destinations. The capital city of this Caribbean island nation has a tropical feel with its many oceanside hotels and resorts, colonial-era buildings, and colorful streets. There are also plenty of places to visit within a 10-30 minute drive from the bewitching capital. I cover two of the best resorts for a romantic getaway in Antigua and some destination tips.
If you’ve got a hankerin’ for some tropical bliss, get ready to travel to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world — Antigua, and Barbuda. This island nation is famous for its white-sand beaches, idyllic lagoons, and palm-fringed bays. But the real charm of this Caribbean island lies in its warm people. The capital city, St. John’s, is a small town by global standards, but it’s home to a vibrant cultural scene with numerous historic destinations and activities to suit every couple. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed, plan a visit to Antigua.
Where to Stay in Antigua
Antigua is an old-world charm with a contemporary edge. The pace of life is relaxed, with a laid-back island culture that blends traditional ways with the modern. There’s a reason Antigua was once called the “party island.” The island is packed with charming resorts offering a tropical oasis right on the edge of the Caribbean sea. If you’re looking for a cozy getaway with a difference, consider Hammock Cove or Cocobay Resort.
Hammock Cove has 42 villas, and some that include private plunge pools. Set on the island’s quiet north shore, this all-inclusive adults-only resort has a spa, Michelin-level dining, food and drink service on the beach, and wine and cooking classes.
Cocobay is an upscale all-inclusive resort with a collection of pastel hillside cottages, with paths leading down to the white-sand beaches. Private meals and torchlit beach dinners are on the menu, and the resort offers a “floating pool” experience where meals are served on a floating table in your private pool. That’s a one-of-a-kind vacation experience!
Best Food in Antigua
The best food in Antigua comes from the island’s wide variety of locales — from the home of the country’s national dish, the Indian Stews, to beachfront grills. For meat lovers, you can’t miss the biltong, a type of thinly sliced meat that is similar to jerky. For dessert, try the Belgian waffles and ice cream at Fred’s.
The beaches of Antigua are some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. The best place to start your tour of the island is by visiting the idyllic Caribbean beachfront of West End. Once there, you’re in for an unforgettable experience. You’ll have the perfect weather, a backdrop of palm trees, and a clear horizon to enjoy the perfect beachside atmosphere.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway that will leave you feeling refreshed, and renewed, explore Antigua. For more romantic resort recommendations, and to start planning your getaway to Antigua, reach out to me.