We recently learnt that West Indies cricket (2023 home series) is due to take place in Antigua from 3-6 December, which gives us even more reason to strongly urge all those registered / planning to register for the Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2023 to book your flights and accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
Antigua is such a beautiful island and the show is fantastic so you’re sure to have an amazing time wherever you stay, but coming back to lovely accommodation at the end of each day would be the icing on the cake.
To make searching for the perfect place a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite hotels that are conveniently located for the show. Ranging in style from beautifully historic to modern luxury, we highly recommend the following accommodation…
Admiral’s Inn is located within the walls of the historic Nelson’s Dockyard at English Harbour, so if you opt to stay here, everything really will be right on your doorstep! It has its own waterfront areas and courtyard, which can be enjoyed in the mornings or evenings or whenever you have a bit of downtime. The Inn has two restaurants to choose from, a spectacular infinity edged pool with sunbeds and hammocks, lush gardens, a spa and a small beach.
There are 19 standard/superior rooms and 14 suites, each with a private bathroom and shower. The rooms vary in size and character according to their location in the old brick building. Rooms have air-conditioning and ceiling fans, some with a view of the harbour and others have a small patio with a garden or courtyard view.
There is also a lovely three bedroom apartment, the Joiners Loft, which has a kitchen and spacious living area just adjacent to the main compound - ideal if you’re travelling as a family or with a few friends.
The Catamaran Hotel is an 8-minute drive or 42-minute walk from Nelson’s Dockyard, making it close by and convenient for the show. The friendly and charming hotel dates back to 1968 and is owned and managed by one of the island's premier yachting families 'The Baileys'. Nestled between palm trees and tropical flowers, the rooms open up directly onto a small intimate beach, with a sunbathing deck and swimming pool.
Comprising 14 air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms, kitchenette, cable television, telephones and wi-fi, the hotel is ideal for couples, families and independent travellers alike. Balcony views extend straight out across the beach and beach access is available directly outside each room. The hotel’s Captain’s Quarters Restaurant & Bar offers both formal and informal alfresco dining and jaw-dropping views of Falmouth Bay.
Copper and Lumber Store Hotel
The Copper and Lumber Store Hotel is located within Nelson’s Dockyard so you’ll be right in the thick of it! Experience another age when you step inside this beautifully restored 18th-century building. It’s an intimate, boutique hotel where the laid back culture and charm of the Caribbean melds with the colonial history of Antigua, creating a truly unique setting.
The hotel offers four room types - Contemporary Studios, Contemporary Suites, Georgian Studios and Georgian Suites so there’s something to suit every taste. The Mainbrace Restaurant & Pub offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the doors open out onto an amazing view of the Georgian Dockyard Marina. Friday is seafood night and if you’re after a quick bite on the go, the pub is ideal.
St James’s Club
St James’s Club is tucked away on a secluded 100-acre peninsula on the southeastern coast, yet it is only a 12-minute drive from Nelson’s Dockyard. With two white sand beaches, six swimming pools and a range of facilities and activities available, this resort is great for couples, families and singles.
The Club’s five all-inclusive restaurants will satisfy all your Caribbean cravings amidst breathtaking beachside views of Mamora Bay. You can choose from relaxed, casual options to fine dining experiences that are sure to elevate your stay. The choice of accommodation here is vast too - from Club, Premium and Beachfront rooms, to Royal and Junior suites and 2 or 3 bedroom villas.
What’s more, St James’s Club is offering a 10% discount for show delegates - use promo code OCEANWAVE to claim yours when booking online.
Verandah Resort & Spa
The Verandah Resort & Spa is an adults-only oasis of tranquillity, located on 30 beachfront acres and only a 30-minute drive from Nelson’s Dockyard. Situated amongst a backdrop of lush green gardens, stunning tropical views and a shimmering turquoise sea, the incredible all-inclusive blend of engaging activities, delectable cuisine and entertaining nightlife allows you the luxury to do as you please.
The Resort boasts 10 eateries including Portofino, which has its very own Michelin 3-star chef serving an a-la-carte menu. A range of suites are offered, catering for 2, 3 or 4 guests, from Hillside and Waterview Suites to Waterfront and Superior Waterfront Suites. Each suite has a private verandah at the back, a rainfall shower and free WiFi. There are four swimming pools to enjoy as well as a range of watersports, activities such as mini golf and beach volleyball, a fitness centre and spa.
The Inn, which is only a 9-minute drive from Nelson’s Dockyard, has 28 rooms built on 19 acres of seaside land. This split-level resort features a hilltop building overlooking English Harbour and the picturesque waters of the Caribbean Sea. The hotel has its own white sandy beach, with a small but lovely private dock. It boasts the perfect balance of Colonial style buildings with luxurious and contemporary comfort.
Choose from a Junior Suite, Deluxe Suite or Beach Cabana, all suitable for two person occupation. The Beach Cabanas are set right on the beach, ideal for those wishing to be close to nature. The Junior Suites are 40 sq m in size and the Deluxe Suites - the Inn’s most prestigious accommodation - are 40 sq m in size. For dining, we have the Reef Restaurant offering delicious food between 7am and 6pm, and the Terrace Restaurant which offers 5-star evening dining between 7pm and 10pm.
The Ocean Inn
The Ocean Inn offers the perfect combination of luxury, history, geography and tropical elegance, all tucked away in a beautiful garden overlooking Antigua's historic Nelson's Dockyard, which is only a three-minute drive or 12-minute walk away. This small Antiguan owned and managed hotel offers 12 unique bedrooms perched on the hillside with stunning views of Ordinance Bay and luxury yachts entering and leaving the harbour daily. It offers affordable Antiguan accommodation in an area surrounded by beauty, charm, opulence and luxury.
We have a range of rooms to offer; from Budget and Oceanview Budget rooms, to Top Floor Gallery rooms and Private Cottages, meaning there’s something to suit every budget. Breakfast is included in the price of the room and you also have access to a lovely swimming pool and sun loungers, a gym and free WiFi.
Antigua Yacht Club
Antigua Yacht Club, which is ideally located just four minutes’ drive or 11-minute walk from Nelson’s Dockyard, offers the perfect opportunity to really enjoy Antiguan hospitality. The resort comprises 30 Executive Suites, Studio Residences (either as single or double unit configurations) and a 19-room hotel.
Each accommodation offers dramatic views of Falmouth Harbour and the Marinas, and are equipped with private balconies, ceiling fans, air conditioning units, in-room safes, satellite TV, hairdryers and WiFi. We also offer a daily housekeeping service, fully equipped laundry facilities, and there’s also a health spa and fitness centre to enjoy.
South Point Resort
South Point Resort is just a four-minute drive or 13-minute walk from Nelson’s Dockyard. It is a privately-owned, beachfront property with just a handful of luxury suites and a team of dedicated staff whose aim it is to give our guests a truly unique experience. From the monochromatic colour scheme to the subtle decor and urban chic vibe, South Point was purposefully designed to contrast - yet complement - its tropical beach setting.
Our Maia at South Point Restaurant is open from 10.30am until 11pm and offers simple, yet skillfully prepared dishes that have one thing in common: fresh, high-quality ingredients. The accommodation comprises 23 condo-style Waterfront Suites that overlook the Caribbean Sea and Falmouth Harbour marina. Housed in five individual two and three-storey buildings along the coast, each of the suites offers immediate access to the pool, jetty and small private beach.
Stanley’s Estates Villa Rentals
With over 65 years of combined professional experience, Stanley’s Estates Villa Rentals offers exquisite properties to exceptional clients worldwide; our highly trained professional sales team delivers an unprecedented level of service and attention to detail. We have a range of properties available for short-term rental, making them ideal for your stay in Antigua. From 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom places, to 2 or 3 bed and bath, right up to 10 bedroom properties, we have something to suit every guest, whatever your party size and requirements.
International flights and transfers
There are many choices of airline and we’ve selected a few of the most popular ones if you’re travelling from the UK, USA or Canada. Check out the Transport page on our website and follow the links to get some quotes.
When deciding which flights to book, be sure to consider your arrival and departure dates - do you wish to arrive a few days before or stay a few days after the show to make the most of your visit to Antigua? And consider your travel times too, like whether you mind a really early start or if you're happy to travel overnight for example.
You can also Google “flights to Antigua” and search for flights that way if you prefer or if you’re travelling from elsewhere. And don’t forget your travel insurance to ensure you're covered should any issues arise!
You’ll also need to plan how you’ll get from the airport to your accommodation. We’ve listed some car hire companies on the Transport page if that’s your preference, or you can simply book a taxi transfer using a company such as Hoppa or Holiday Extras or similar.
Don't wait - register now!
Register today - remember that to get the 10% discount you must register and pay for your place by 31 August! Then explore your accommodation and transport options to secure a fantastic place to stay and the most convenient way to get here…