Keyonna Beach, Antigua
Set on a pristine beach, this intimate all-inclusive hotel offers low-key relaxation and blissful escapism.
Kick off your shoes and sink into the soft white sands at this delightfully laid back, rustic hotel which is just steps from the calm, clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. From the moment you step into the open-air beachfront lounge you will feel yourself switch into relaxation mode. Seagrape trees prop up wooden beams and thatched roofs, bringing the outside in and the dark wood furniture is complemented by comfy white sofas, lush plants and decorative seashells.
Spend your days lazing by the pool or ensconce yourself in one of the inviting Carib beach beds and let the rhythm of the waves lull you into a peaceful siesta. Relaxation is the key here but a number of excursions can be arranged locally, such as a rainforest canopy tour or snorkelling and diving at Cades Reef in search of barracuda, moray eels and reef sharks.
Dining is an elegant but casual affair and the open-plan beach restaurant sits on a raised wooden deck framed with white drapes which provides an intimate setting for romantic dinners. All meals are à la carte but there is no need to make any dinner reservations. The fresh and delicious dishes – such as red snapper and spicy local delicacies – are prepared to order and the regular barbecue nights and beach parties are very popular. Order a delicious Caribbean-based rum cocktail from the casual bar and sink into one of the sofas on the deck to watch the sun set over the ocean.
The generous-sized rooms and cottages are scattered along flower-lined pathways. They each feature air-conditioning, romantic four-poster beds and refreshing outdoor showers but without the intrusion of televisions or radios. The newly renovated Beach House Standard Rooms are located in the main building while the Beachview Cottages, which are located in the gardens and are accessed from the back, offer extra space and a deck with sea views. Splash out on a Beachfront Pool Cottage with your own private plunge pool just a few steps from the sea.
At a glance
Simple and rustic, yet chic
A boutique hideaway with just 25 rooms
Couples-only hotel on a 305-metre-long beach
À la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner
Beach bar service
Beverages including house wines by the glass, soft drinks, cocktails, beer and branded spirits
In-room minibar re-stocked daily
Entertainment three times a week
Yoga twice weekly