Antigua Island Retreats

Antigua Island Retreats
Antigua Island in the Caribbean is known for its glorious beaches. A land of sea and sun, Antigua is steeped in history. Most Antiguans are descendants of Africans brought to the island as slaves to work on the sugar plantations. Sugar mills dot the landscape as a reminder of these days long past, while the British influence in seen in English Harbor and Nelson's Dockyard. Visitors to Antigua Island have many choices for retreats, ranging from relaxing spa vacations to resorts emphasizing water and outdoor activities. With its variety and beauty, Antigua truly offers something for everyone.

St. James Club and Villas

If you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy the peace and quiet of a secluded beach or an inland hideaway, Antigua Island villas are the way to go. St. James Club and Villas is in the middle of a private 100-acre estate featuring views of two of the island's 365 white sand beaches (one for each day of the year). Minutes away from English Harbor and Nelson's Dockyard, St. James Club and Villas balances seclusion with easy access to town for a taste of Caribbean nightlife or shopping.

St. James Club and Villas
P.O. Box 63
Mamora Bay, Antigua
1 (268) 460-5000
StJamesClubAntigua.com

Jolly Harbour Villas

On the west coast of Antigua, Jolly Harbour Villas offers many water sports including parasailing, snorkeling and windsurfing. Each villa has a view of the marina and its own balcony and patio. Containing its own shopping center, Jolly Harbour Villas offer tourists the best of both worlds: outdoor activities and indoor entertainment.

Jolly Harbor Villas
PO Box 1793
St John's, Antigua
1 (268) 462-7771
laperlainternationalliving.com/Pages/JollyHarbour

Sandals Grande Antigua

For a retreat that caters to the tourist who wants everything at their fingertips, there is nothing better than an all-inclusive resort. A favorite of honeymooners, Sandals Grande Antigua is an all-inclusive retreat on Antigua's Dickenson Bay that offers a variety of activities, from snorkeling to parasailing. With four gourmet restaurants, five pools and ten bars, Sandals Grande Antigua is a perfect place for a romantic getaway.

Sandals Grande Antigua
Dickenson Bay
PO Box 147
St. John's, Antigua
1 (888) 726-3257
Sandals.com/Grande_Antigua

Grand Pineapple Beach Resort

Grand Pineapple Beach Resort is an all-inclusive retreat on Long Bay, Antigua. It includes all meals and drinks from its gourmet Caribbean and and Italian restaurants, as well as a weekly beach barbecue. With tropical gardens and white sandy beaches, Grand Pineapple Resort caters to the family looking for an affordable retreat in a peaceful, tropical setting.

Grand Pineapple Resport
PO Box 2000
St. John's, Long Bay, Antigua
1 (877) 846-3290
grandpineapple.com

Yoga Retreat Antigua

For tourists who want to be pampered and cultivate peace of mind, Antigua Island also offers many yoga and spa retreats. Yoga Retreat Antigua offers a vacation with an emphasis on health and relaxation. Using the magnificent Antigua Island scenery as inspiration, Yoga Retreat Antigua introduces yoga treatments to those both familiar and unfamiliar with yoga, to create harmony in mind, body and spirit. Yoga Retreat Antigua is a nationally renowned retreat which features a variety of health, fitness and spa programs to provide the ultimate in relaxation.

Yoga Retreat Antigua
Half Moon Bay
St. John's, Antigua
1 (268) 723-3233
yogaretreatonline.com

Verandah Resort and Spa

The Verandah Resort and Spa provides visitors with a range of health and fitness activities designed to promote comfort and relaxation. Antigua Island's only eco-friendly luxury retreat, the Verandah Resort and Spa boasts a state of the art fitness center and a spa, Spa Tranquility. The Spa Tranquility is a botanical spa using natural marine and botanical ingredients. The spa experience offers stone treatments, massages, facials, as well as other body treatments to enhance health and beauty.

Verandah Resort and Spa
Indian Town Road
PO Box 54
St. John's, Long Bay, Antigua
1 (268) 562-6848
verandahresortandspa.com

Article Written By Jill Lewis

Jill Lewis is an attorney in the insurance defense field who combines an active law practice with a freelance writing career. Concentrating on legal articles dedicated to providing practical advice to the layperson, Lewis has written for various online and print publications, including eHow and Business.com. She is a graduate of New York University and the Lewis and Clark School of Law.

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