The dual island nation of Antigua and Barbuda has long been home to the most high-end accommodation in the region. Recent additions to that have expanded the choice for discerning travelers open to anything from a large-scale luxury inclusive guest room to their own private villa.
On Antigua, existing leading properties have been expanding, renovating, enhancing. Jumby Bay, for instance, the private island along Antigua recently unveiled one newly built Estate Home for sale, called Sandpiper, as well as one additional Estate Home, V’oile d’or, and two Jumby Bay Beach Homes, Mariposa, and Kairos, into the rental pool bringing the total of privately owned luxury properties available for rent on the island to 14.
Nestled on the northeast corner of Antigua, edged by secluded white sand beaches, the 110-room Blue Waters Hotel, known in particular for its luxuriously appointed suites, is an example of a simple 16 room guesthouse in the Sixties to its present larger but still intimate mix of classic Caribbean style along with contemporary amenities.
For the eco-conscious traveler who appreciates the finer things, Galley Bay Resort & Spa offers a refined yet unpretentious experience – an all-inclusive, adults-only, beachfront resort situated on 40 acres of private paradise, surrounded by a bird sanctuary and a three-quarter-mile-long stretch of beach on the sunset side of Antigua. A Green Globe
Certified resort, Galley Bay recently opened its third dining room, Ismay’s. All accommodations were upgraded with mahogany furniture, flat-screen televisions, 400-thread-count sheets and fresh, bright colors.
At Barbuda’s Lighthouse Bay Resort. Situated on its own private island upon a narrow stretch of land between 17 miles of unspoiled pink sand beach and the Caribbean , privacy is guaranteed as the property is only accessible via boat or helicopter. With only nine beautifully appointed suites, guests enjoy unparalleled pampering and comfort with virtually no interruptions making for a very private retreat. Opened just in 2007 by Barbuda native Mike Branker and his associates on the site of Branker’s grandparents’ one-time beach house, Lighthouse Bay continues to evolve and improve. New developments include an organic garden providing locally grown ingredients, a tennis court and basketball court adding to the activity options and private villas opened in 2011.