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Exciting Hotel & Resort Updates for the 2024 Season in Antigua and Barbuda!

The idyllic islands of Antigua and Barbuda have plenty of accommodation news and updates to share as plans gear up for the 2024 season!

Curtain Bluff Reopens Following Multi-million-pound renovation

Curtain Bluff Beach, Antigua

Curtain Bluff reopened for its 62nd season on October 21st, 2023 after being closed since the end of May 2023 for refurbishment. The hotel’s two Hulford Collection Suites, Morris & Grace Bay Pool Suites and a selection of Junior Suites have been completely refurbished, unveiling lighter and more modern rooms. Curtain Bluff unveiled its newly expanded Wellness Area, which further elevates its current health and wellness offerings as an area exclusively for adult guests.

The adults-only Wellness Area at Curtain Bluff is situated between the award-winning waterfront spa and gym facilities, which have now doubled in size. A standalone Yoga Pavilion has been built amongst the lush Zen gardens, facing the tranquil Caribbean Sea, where guests can partake in daily yoga classes. This state-of-the-art facility boasts a newly built infinity pool and jacuzzi along the waterfront.

The hotel has plans to extend further for their summer 2024 season with additional room enhancements, among other design improvements, with an additional £1.6 million investment. For more information, visit www.curtainbluff.com.

Hawksbill Resort Reopens After Extensive Renovation

Hawksbill Resort, Antigua

The Hawksbill Resort -reopened on 28 October 2023 after an extensive renovation. Now managed by the Caribbean Beach Cottage Collection which currently operates Cocos Hotel and Keyonna Beach Resort, the resort was closed in April 2023 and sees many improvements while maintaining its simple charm. A new Infinity Pool with multiple lounging decks and a bar has been constructed on the hillside overlooking Sea Grapes Beach. Guests can expect all fixtures, fittings, and furniture to be in perfect condition while the solid doors and windows on beachfront and sea-view rooms have been replaced with glass panels, so the beaches and ocean are always in sight. For more information, visit www.hawksbillresortantigua.com.

The Verandah Antigua is reopening on 17 November 2023 as an adults-only hotel

The Beach at The Verandah Resort, Antigua

Reopening on 17 November as an adults-only hotel, The Verandah Antigua has undergone an extensive renovation with new facilities, including a new restaurant with a Michelin three-star inspired menu crafted by the resort’s chef; four new pickleball courts and the most extensive 18-hole mini golf course in the Caribbean. The Verandah will introduce dine-around privileges, allowing guests to explore the culinary offerings of sister resorts, Pineapple Beach Club and St. James’ Club & Villas. For more information and bookings, visit www.eliteislandholidays.com.

Blue Diamond Resorts announces the opening of Royalton CHIC Antigua in April 2024

Lobby of the Royalton CHIC, Antigua

The Blue Diamond Resorts portfolio has recently developed the prestigious addition Royalton CHIC Antigua Designed exclusively for adults, the new brand offers a vibrant and social all-inclusive vacation experience. The beachfront resort is set on the northwest coast of Antigua and is now available for bookings.

The resort will be conveniently located only 20 minutes from V. C. Bird International Airport along idyllic Dickinson Bay Beach – one of Antigua’s most famous beaches. The Royalton CHIC Antigua will be a tropical hotspot for vibrant couples, groups of friends and energetic solo travellers, with aims to provide an out-of-this-world getaway through the Party Your Way concept. The brand-new resort features 235 rooms and suites, seven restaurants, five bars and dining entertainment, sports and fitness facilities and The Royal Spa. Royalton Chic Antigua offers guests 15% off their stay when booking before the opening. For more information, visit www.royaltonresorts.com.

Great House Antigua Announces Opera Week – 3rd – 9th June 2024

Great House Antigua

Opera enthusiasts and music lovers will enjoy unforgettable, intimate music performances blended with a historical ambience and natural beauty at Great House Antigua’s first-ever Opera Week. Throughout the week, guests at the historic hotel will have the privilege of experiencing intimate and exquisite operatic renditions by Miranda Heldt, a German singer and actress who is a regular performer a The Ritz London. The performances will occur in various atmospheric locations, including the Georgian drawing room, a sea-facing deck, and beneath the shade of trees across the expansive 26-acre grounds. Prices for stays at The Great House Antigua start from US$650 per night, based on two adults sharing a suite and including all meals. For more information, visit www.thegreathouseantigua.com.

Blue Waters Resort & Spa adds larger premium boat service to their collection

Blue Waters Resort & Spa, Antigua

Blue Waters Resort & Spa has added a larger boat service to its collection. The new addition is a 32-ft luxury 12-seater Axopar premium boat designed to offer an exclusive journey from Antigua to the pink sand beaches of Barbuda. Added in September 2023, the service is an adult-only exclusive experience with a ‘champagne sunset cruise’ every Friday.

Blue Waters also invites children aged 5 to 12 to experience the resort’s private kid’s club. Preschool teacher Ainsley Smith leads the sessions with over 15 years of experience in early childcare. Centered around an indoor play area and shaded secret garden, kids are invited to catch lizards, fish off the rocks, and design Antiguan shak-shak paintings. For more information, please visit bluewaters.net.

Sandals Resorts – Aisle to Isle for wedding inspirations for 2024

Sandals Grande Antigua

Sandals Resorts International will launch a new destination wedding program in 2024 where guests can get closer to the Caribbean with authentic island-inspired weddings. Sandals will be offering an array of curated designs that cater to the latest trends in destination weddings so couples can personalize their wedding day. The new, modernized inspirations are making their debut as the centerpiece of Aisle to Isle, Caribbean Weddings by Sandals Resorts ahead of 2024.

There will be various inspirations including styles ranging from sea-green and aquamarine décor elements to the blush tones, rustic designs, and natural style of Blissful Beach. With various designs to choose from, there is something for everyone. View the ‘Aisle Edit’ Look Book featuring all-new destination wedding inspirations here. Each package comes complete with a bespoke wedding planning team that manages all the details every step of the way. To book Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts visit sandals.com/weddings, beaches.com/weddings.

Carlisle Bay celebrates its 20th anniversary

Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay will celebrate 20 years in December 2023 with a series of events for guests and staff at the hotel. Located on the idyllic southern coast of Antigua, the luxury resort boasts breathtaking turquoise waters, a powdery white sand beach, a lagoon and lush tropical gardens. Comprised of 87 contemporary luxury suites, each with its own private balcony or terrace leading directly to the beach, the hotel also offers guests four diverse restaurants and bars with a varied choice of global cuisine using locally grown produce. For more information, visit carlisle-bay.com.