staying in antigua
As we often have to stay at least one night in Antigua before we can get to or from Barbuda on the local flight or the ferry, we recommend that you plan for this and spend a more relaxing time at any of the accomodation below.
Ocean Point Resort and Spa
Ocean Point Resort and Spa is an all inclusive ocean front Italian owned property located at Hodges Bay, just a 10 minute drive from both the capital St Johns and the airport. It has a large outdoor swimming pool and a massage centre overlooking the sea. The air conditioned rooms are decorated in Mediterranean style and have cable TV, free wi-fi and a private balcony from which you can enjoy the view. The bar and restaurant are close by and are in a beach-side setting for cocktails at sunset. The rates are US$159 per room per night, or US$168 with continental breakfast included. Note that children under the age of 16 are not permitted. Contact (268) 562-8330 or visit their website to book.
Dutchmans Bay Cottages
Close to the airport with access to a pool and a restaurant, these are seven pretty wooden cottages on the beach. Locally owned by Antiguan David Fuller he can be contacted at Dutchmans Bay on (268) 764 7333. They prefer a three night stay minimum so ideal if you are exploring Antigua as well as Barbuda.
Carters Guest House
Carters Guest House is cheap and cheerful and mainly used by local people on a budget looking for a handy place to stay while on business. They offer a free shuttle service to the airport a few minutes away so will pick you up and take you back, and you can also hire a car from here. They serve local food but there is no pool.