Nonsuch Bay Resort
based on 7 nights inc. flights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a One Bedroom Apartment on a bed and breakfast basis, including transfers
At a Glance
Perfect for sailing enthusiasts with 2 square miles of protected waters and expert tuition for all ages
Complimentary children's club from 4 years and sailing programme for older children in school holidays
Wonderful for those wanting to hire a car, dine out and explore Antigua
Set in 40 acres of landscaped gardens with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean
Apartment style accommodation offering a real home from home
Three fabulous swimming pools to choose from
Take a boat across the bay for an alternative lunch venue at Green Island and some spectacular snorkelling
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Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.
Call us on 020 3993 7307 to start planning your holiday to Nonsuch Bay
Set in the beautiful Nonsuch Bay, Antigua, this hotel offers spacious luxury cottages, townhouses and apartments. With its well-equipped sailing and water sports schools with expert tuition, it is perfect for families looking for relaxation and activity.
This resort has been built in a West Indian Georgian Colonial style and takes full advantage of its stunning waterfront setting. Two square miles of enclosed waters, protected from the Atlantic by a barrier reef and reliable trade winds, make Nonsuch Bay perfect for families keen to sail, wind surf and kite surf.
The main clubhouse is where you will find the reception, lounge, bar and the dramatically positioned open-air restaurant called The Bay @ Nonsuch. Guests can also enjoy one of the resort's three infinity edge swimming pools or simply relax on the beach but the superb sailing facilities are what guests really come here for!
The accommodation here is located in three distinct areas of the resort. The apartments and beach cottages are found on the east side nestled in an eight acre natural amphitheatre closest to the beach and club house. The west side is home to the three bedroom waterfront residences each with its own private plunge pool overlooking the mangroves and the protected waters of Ayres Creek. Finally on the ridge in a stunning elevated position with views out across the whole of the bay are the wonderfully spacious three and five bedroom hilltop villas perfect for larger families or groups.
Accommodation at Nonsuch Bay features light and spacious interiors with high ceilings and large, luxurious living spaces which open out directly onto a private veranda. They are decorated in a contemporary fashion with hardwood or porcelain tile floors and white walls. Master bedrooms each have king size beds and feature grand French windows opening onto your own private veranda. Modern Studio Becker kitchens are fully equipped including dishwasher, washer/dryer, large refrigerator and a full inventory of crockery, cutlery and glassware. Cottages are air-conditioned throughout and include flat screen TVs, cable television, and i-pod compatible sound systems. The two bathrooms have full showers with double vanities and the master en suite has a separate Jacuzzi bathtub. The double bedrooms feature large wardrobes with a room safe and premium bedding.
A spacious luxury suite with a king size double bedroom, en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower and separate living room with fully-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas. Interiors are 890 sq. ft. with high ceilings. The bedroom and living room have French windows opening onto wide wrap around verandas of 370 sq. ft. with outdoor furniture and fabulous views of Nonsuch Bay.
|Premium Beach Suite||
A spacious luxury suite located on the first row behind the beach featuring a double bedroom with a king-size four poster bed, en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower and separate living room with fully-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas. Interiors are 1000 sq. ft. with high ceilings. The bedroom and living room have French windows opening onto wide wrap around furnished verandas of 650 sq. ft. with fabulous views of Nonsuch Bay.
|Deluxe Suite - 2 Bedrooms||
A spacious luxury two bedroom suite of 1390 sq. ft. and with high ceilings; Bedroom 1 with a king size double bed, en suite bathroom with bath and shower; Bedroom 2 with either twin beds or king size double bed (on request only) and second bathroom with shower. Living room features fully-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas. The bedrooms and living room have French windows opening onto verandas/terraces of 430 sq. ft. with outdoor furniture and fabulous views of Nonsuch Bay.
|Premium Beach Cottage - 2 Bedrooms||
These are spacious luxury cottages of 1440 sq. ft. and with high ceilings; Bedroom 1 with a king size four poster bed, en suite bathroom with bath and shower; Bedroom 2 with twin beds and second bathroom with shower. Living room features fully-equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas. The bedrooms and living room have French windows opening onto a wide veranda of 650 sq. ft. with outdoor furniture and fabulous views across the beach and into the bay.
|Deluxe Suite - 3 Bedrooms||
A very spacious 2-floor luxury suite of 2,530 sq. ft. with high ceilings; Bedrooms 1 and 2 with king size double beds, en suite bathroom with bath and shower; Bedroom 3 with twin beds and en suite bathroom. Features a very large living room with fully-equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area. Bedrooms 1 and 2 and the living room have French windows opening onto verandas/terraces of 980 sq. ft. with outdoor furniture and fabulous views of Nonsuch Bay.
Unfortunately, due to restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Childrens club will be closed until further notice.
Nonsuch Bay is a fabulous environment for children with a wide range of activities on offer. Experienced staff will keep your children fully entertained, leaving you to relax or play as hard as you like. The kids club is available for 0 - 12 year olds and is complimentary for 5 - 12 years, it is available for half day sessions in mornings or afternoons and provides entertainment and activities both indoors and on shaded terraces. Children over the age of 8 years can participate in the sailing and water sports programmes. Babysitting is also available for an extra cost from 8am - 10.30pm.
Children of 8 or older can join the sailing programme and enjoy a range of other watersport activities on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Nonsuch Bay offer a provisioning service to guests wanting to pre-stock their fridge for them ready for their arrival at a charge of US$100 plus the cost of your groceries. There is also a small shop on site. Guests wanting to enjoy a full day out on the water can enjoy a picnic lunch prepared for them, and in room spa treatments are available for those wanting to unwind.
|In Room Spa||
Guests can chose from a range of relaxing and revitalising treatments, all enjoyed in the privacy of your apartment or on your shaded terrace. A comprehensive spa menu is available, and treatments will be personalised by their specialist therapists to meet your individual needs.
Reception, Club Lounge, restaurant, bar, three infinity edge swimming pools, watersports including 22 sailboats, kayaks, windsurfing and kite surfing and also a RIB taxi are available.
There is a fleet of 22 boats available to guests at Nonsuch Bay. The fleet consists of 24ft RS Elite keelboats, 15ft RS Vision trapeze/asymmetric, 15ft Hobie Cat twin trapeze, 12ft RS Feva small hiking asymmetric, 12ft RS Q'ba single hander, 10ft RS Tera youth single hander and 5 metre Humber RIB safety boats
|The Bay @ Nonsuch||
Located on the bluff with fabulous views of the bay, guests can enjoy simple and fresh lunch offerings, ranging from wraps, salads and paninis through to seafood and steak. In the evenings a more sophisticated internationally inspired menu is on offer.
In the evening, diners can relax in the club lounge and enjoy pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres whilst making their menu selections. By day, the Club Lounge is a comfortable spot to relax in the shade and enjoy a cooling drink.
Nonsuch Bay is ideal for sailing and water sports enthusiasts with its two square miles of protected waters. Sailing, kite surfing, kayaks, windsurfing, snorkelling and fishing are all available.
Guests are able to use the resort's fleet of sailing boats and kayaks (subject to competency) and group sailing lessons are available in the mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays or private tuition is available for a charge. at Nonsuch Bay including sailing dinghies, catamarans and keelboats. Group excursions and sailing games are also a regular feature.
40 Knots kite surfing and wind surfing school offer equipment rental and tuition (charges apply). Time on the water is maximised with a launching point on the beach at the mouth of Nonsuch Bay. Trial lessons, beginners courses, private or group lessons, and equipment rental with boat support are all available.
Clare Leigh (Staff)
For those looking for a water sports holiday in a Caribbean setting, this is the place to be! Great for families and adults alike, it has everything from dinghies to catamarans and there is a fantastic independent sailing school called 40Knots, which focuses mainly on kite surfing and SUP tuition and rental, although windsurfing is also available.
For those wanting to try their hand at kite surfing, I cant recommend this sailing school enough! Their enthusiastic, yet patient and coaxing approach ensures everyone develops quickly. Green Island is about a 10 minute RIB ride away which is where the kite surfing beach is. There are 2 square miles of enclosed water, protected from the open sea by a barrier reef and with consistently gentle trade winds year-round. Waters are shallow even out there and their on-water tuition means they're always close which provides more interaction and increases your rate of progression.
Children also benefit from these fantastic conditions and even get to sail while they are part of the well-equipped kids' club. Conditions are fantastic for all abilities, as the onshore winds will always guide you back to the beach!
Apartment style accommodation gives you all the facilities you need and there is even a small laundry area (perfect for those holidaying with children!) I would definitely recommend booking on an All Inclusive board basis so that your meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and drinks are all included - saves on the potentially frightening room bill at the end of your holiday!
Alice Moseley (Staff)
A home away from home is how I would best describe Nonsuch Bay. For those couples or families who want to be slightly more independent this is the perfect place. Very well equipped kitchens within the suites where guests can make their breakfast, lunch and dinner or if they prefer can dine at the hotel's restaurant, the best of both worlds. For sailing enthusiasts this is the best place! The team down at the sailing centre can give you a refresher course or even a lesson. There is a kids club for younger guests and pools to cool off in if you prefer not to lie on the beach.
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
For sailing enthusiasts and the more independent families I really understand why this would be a top choice in the Caribbean. The apartments are a home from home with full kitchens, ample living space and huge wraparound balconies, yet there is a lovely restaurant on site and many places to explore and eat out around the island. I'd highly recommend a good hire vehicle whilst here, perhaps an SUV or similar as the road to the property is very bumpy. The kids club here was impressive as many of the team are sailing instructors or swimming coaches therefore kids will certainly not just be in a supervised play room but go home with a new skill under their belt.
Katie May (Staff)
Nonsuch Bay is perfect for families who like to get out on the water. The sailing and kite surfing school are both excellent, and there are also stand up paddle boards to hire. The beach, whilst not the best in the Caribbean, is nice enough and there is also a children's club on offer.
What I loved most is the spacious apartment style accommodation which means that when the little ones are in bed in the evening, mum and dad still have plenty of space, and can relax with a chilled bottle of wine over dinner.
Sarah Jane Tichacek (Staff)
Nonsuch Bay has great accommodation, so spacious and perfect for families. You can self cater if you like, or just eat in the hotel's own restaurant. The restaurant is all open air and has lovely views, the food is very imaginative and very tasty!
There is no Spa at the hotel, so this hotel is not for those who like to be pampered, but massages could be arranged in the rooms if you like.
The hotel is more 4* rather than high luxury, but very comfortable and great for active families.
Claire Aston (Staff)
For some February half term sun, Nonsuch Bay is perfect. Leaving a cold UK for over a week of Caribbean hospitality is a real tonic. The mantra of the staff at the resort is "take your time", and if you're of the right frame of mind, one to which you can adapt very quickly. Everything is supremely relaxed from eating at the restaurant to reserving one of the boats to take out into the bay.
Even for half term, the resort didn't appear busy. There was always plenty of space at the beach and never a problem booking a dinghy or an instructor. The staff here are friendly and helpful, and we were taken out on the first day on an Elite and given a tour of the bay with some useful sailing information - where the reefs are, where the wind drops off a bit. We also had the wonderful introduction to lazy sailing, with someone always coming out on a rib to help drop the sails when we came back in! We had boats every morning whilst our seven year old daughter had a memorable time in the sailing club learning to sail, playing with all the other children on paddle boards and taking ribs out to Green Island to snorkel. And under the nurturing eye of Natasha, she was out on the water all by herself in a Tera on our last day. By her own admission, her favourite bit was when she capsized! Our younger daughter either sailed with us or spent some time in the kids club, swimming and playing on the beach and finished the week looking a bit like Bo Derek with her braids!
Nonsuch Bay works perfectly for independent families, who are happy to organise their own itinerary and are relaxed about the Caribbean sense of timing! With a rum punch in hand, it's no matter that the dinghy you booked still hasn't come in yet! We hired a car to explore parts of Antigua a trip to English Harbour to see some quite unbelievable super yachts, and then to Shirley Heights the next day to see them start the RORC 600 race. By popular request from the children, we had several sundowner trips to Half Moon Bay (just a 10 minute drive from Nonsuch). The waves coming off the Atlantic are perfect for body surfing, and by the time the sun went down, we had the entire beach to ourselves. One afternoon we were taken to Green Island and left on a deserted beach for a few hours. There's some lovely snorkelling and it's a wonderful place for children to explore. Ours found a tortoise resting in the shade, and turtles swimming off the beach.
The accommodation is refreshingly spacious, and feels more like home than a room in a resort. We had a two bedroom apartment, which was enormous; two bathrooms, a good sized kitchen and large living area. It meant the four of us could spread out and not feel claustrophobic. We were very close to one of the pools, so could watch the children from our balcony, and had fabulous views across the bay from our balcony. The food at the restaurant is fresh and imaginative - try the seafood bouillabaisse at lunch just wonderful.
Nonsuch Bay ticked all the boxes for our family. A resort that's not overcrowded and where there's a real sense of freedom. If you're not after 24hour pampering, this is a fabulous destination.
Blake Rose (Staff)
If you've missed the boat on skiing, then Nonsuch Bay Resort is a great winter sun option over half term. As I was saying this will be our third consecutive trip. The sailing is fantastic for adults and kids of all experience with a constant breeze and plenty of RS dinghies to choose from. They also have some keel boats which are fantastic to race with each other. All very relaxed with good instruction in a large and very safe reef enclosed Bay. We have a great time just messing about in various boats together and separately. And my wife particularly likes sailing up to the various super yachts that moor in the bay and peering in. Our girls enjoyed running around with Natasha/Denise the childcare/sailing instructors each day. It is all very Caribbean with little structure but the girls enjoyed sailing on the hobie cat, paddling the canoes and a bit of arts and crafts. Also to my amazement looked up to my daughter, aged 6, windsurfing by herself across the cove. The whole environment both on land and in the water is very safe which gives Mum and Dad time for a rum punch and a bit of book time/sunbathing.
Accommodation is in large, very smart apartments with full kitchens, so self-catering is perfect and a lot cheaper. We stop on the way from the airport to Nonsuch Bay and buy food and booze for the first week. Then top up during the week at English Harbour. The bar and restaurant at resort are also perfect for the occasional dinner and lunch. Great spot for relaxing in the shade overlooking the Bay. The beach is small and nothing special although our two spent the mornings, if they were not sailing, on their boogie boards with flippers paddling around the cove, no currents or waves to worry about. Two big pools to laze around and very few people staying. Great spot and easy drive into Yachting heaven at English Harbour. I generally allow a further 300 for car hire for a week. This allows us to go to the deserted Half Moon Bay surfing in the afternoons and drinks/dinner in English Harbour/Shirley Heights on a few evenings plus plenty of boat envy with super yachts.
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Location & directions
Set in forty acres of lush, landscaped gardens and tropical vegetation with ocean views. Nonsuch Bay is situated in the southeast corner of Antigua in a private bay.
How to get there
On the northeast corner of Antigua, V.C. Bird International Airport is the point of entry for visitors arriving by air (9 hour flight). Nonsuch Bay is approximately 35 minutes from Antigua’s international airport.
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