The Inn at English Harbour
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per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a beach cabana on a half board basis, including private road transfers.
At a Glance
Total seclusion with only 28 rooms, set amongst 19 acres of tropical gardens.
The grown up, adult-only vibe makes The Inn at English Harbour perfect for couples; a fantastic boutique hotel to base yourselves.
A unique location on this historic and beautiful island overlooked by the infamous Shirley Heights.
Enjoy a Caribbean twist on this little slice of England.
Al fresco dining at its best with stunning beach side restaurants.
Hop on board the complimentary water taxi for a historical tour around Nelson's Dockyard.
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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.
To start planning your holiday to The Inn at English Harbour
The Inn at English Harbour exudes historical elegance and contemporary luxury. Set in a beautiful location on the English Harbour coast, this hotel provides the perfect retreat from which to enjoy the stunning tropical island of Antigua.
The Inn at English Harbour is an intimate beachfront hotel on the southwest coast of Antigua, just minutes from the historic area of Nelson’s Dockyard. Secretly nestled in 19 acres of wooded headland within the Dockyard National Park, the location gives a sense of privacy and seclusion.
The hotel features 28 well appointed rooms and suites, in three courtyard buildings, sit just back from the beach in tropical landscaped gardens. The spacious suites have a colonial feel with rich mahogany against whitewashed walls, while the beach cabanas follow a cosy cottage style, leading straight on to the beach. Each has a private veranda or terrace overlooking Freeman’s Bay.
The Terrace Restaurant, for fine dining and cocktails, is the perfect place from which to watch the yachts in the bay, while The Reef Bar and Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea as well as drinks in a casual, friendly atmosphere throughout the day.
Activities at the hotel include tennis, kayaking, snorkelling and laser sailing but there is also golf at Cedar Valley or Jolly Harbour championship courses, water-skiing, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing available nearby.
The Inn at English Harbour contains 28 rooms and suites, featuring 4 Beach Cabana Rooms, 16 Junior Suites and 8 Deluxe Junior Suites. Suites are spacious, have a colonial feel with rich mahogany against whitewashed walls, while the beach cabanas follow a cosy cottage style, leading straight on to the beach.
Each has a private veranda or terrace overlooking Freeman’s Bay allowing you to see the magnificent views over the entire harbour. All have ceiling fan, a/c, wall safe, cable TV, mini-bar, hairdryer, direct-dial phone, flat screen TV, iPod station and internet access.
|Beach Cabana Room||
These rooms are part of the “old” Inn – two traditional Caribbean beachside cabanas – each with 2 rooms. Located right on the beach, these rooms have marble floors and are furnished with a queen bed, cane furniture, a verandah with direct access to the beach, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom with shower, direct dial telephone, wifi internet access, safe, Cable flat screen TV, ipod docking station, alarm clock, beach towels and hair dryer are all part of the available amenities. The rooms are air conditioned and have a ceiling fan.
Offering 40 square meters of space, these rooms are located some 30 meters from the infinity edged swimming pool. They are air conditioned and have dark mahogany floors. The Suites are on both the ground and first floors. The lower floor offers a large verandah leading on to the gardens. These rooms boast King, twin or queen sized beds, large modern bathroom with separate toilet and bidet, twin washbasins a separate walk-in green slate tiled shower and all amenities. Coffee and tea making facilities, a refrigerator, Flat screen cable TV, direct dial telephone, ipod docking station, alarm clock, wifi internet access, safe, beach towels and hair dryer are standard. The upper floor rooms offer a large terrace/balcony, are equipped similarly and have vaulted ceilings.
|Deluxe Junior Suite||
Offering 60 square meters of space, these rooms are located some 30 meters from the infinity edged swimming pool. They are air conditioned and have dark mahogany floors. The Suites are on both the ground and first floors. The lower floor offers a large verandah leading on to the gardens. These rooms boast a Mahogany four-poster, voile draped beds and other refinements, large modern bathroom with separate toilet and bidet, twin washbasins a separate walk-in green slate tiled shower and all amenities. Coffee and tea making facilities, a refrigerator, Flat screen cable TV, direct dial telephone, ipod docking station, alarm clock, wifi internet access, safe, beach towels and hair dryer are standard. The upper floor rooms offer a large terrace/balcony, are equipped similarly and have vaulted ceilings. Among some of the top rooms in Antigua.
Children over 10 years old are accepted at the resort but there are no specific facilities. Aside from the fantastic beaches there is plenty on the island for children to enjoy. Nelson’s Dockyard National Park is a great place to soak up some history and culture and The Dockyard Museum has some interactive exhibits suitable for older children along with its marina and military fortifications. For the more active, there are some great family sailing trips on offer and a wealth of other water sports.
Facilities at the resort include two restaurants, two bars, spectacular infinity edge pool, sun beds and hammocks, beach umbrellas and towels, two floodlit tennis courts, gym and two shops. Day time water taxi to Nelson’s Dockyard. There is a shuttle from beach level to reception and Terrace Restaurant.
The Inn is closed from 01 September to 31 October every year.
Complimentary activities include swimming pool, laser sailing, kayaks, snorkelling, tennis, gym, 5 a side football, and a water taxi for guests to English Harbour during daylight hours. Activities at an additional charge include water skiing, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and sunfish sailing available nearby, and spa treatments.
Hannah Fullagar (Staff)
I absolutely loved the Inn! Its such a charming spot, with beautifully spacious rooms, nicely spread out across well maintained gardens. The beach here was one of my favourites too, lined with palm trees and hammocks, and a great place to watch the boats coming in.
Its a very peaceful setting, ideal for a relaxing break, and did seem to attract an older clientele. Perhaps not so well suited for younger couples wanting lots of atmosphere in the evening etc, but a great haven to escape to for some R and R.
Dinner takes place at the main restaurant up by reception, but Id recommend heading up there before the sun sets as the view is definitely photograph-worthy! It seems a shame not to be able to enjoy the view throughout dinner but do make sure you head up a bit earlier to see it in the light.
English Harbour itself hold most of Antiguas history, so take advantage of that by taking a trip up to Shirley Heights and exploring Nelsons Dockyard too. You can take a boat shuttle during the day, or take a taxi in the evening, but its definitely worth the trip.
Clare Leigh (Staff)
Such a magical place to stay!
The resort is set in 19 acres of beautifully manicured and landscaped gardens, which you can see from reception and the Terrace Restaurant in the original house at the top of the resort. There is a shuttle bus in place to take you down to your accommodation and the beach.
With only 28 rooms including stylish Junior Suites and more traditional cottage style Beach Cabanas, the resort never feels overcrowded.
The Inn has its own white sandy beach with sunbeds and umbrellas, as well as a private jetty. There is a great range of complimentary activities available including dinghy sailing, kayaking and snorkelling. Water-skiing, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing trips can be arranged, while those in search of relaxation can book treatments in the small spa.
Melissa Channe (Staff)
The Inn at English Harbour is a great English colonial style property offering traditional style rooms and a great view from the main restaurant. The rooms are located in the gardens and the beach, a shuttle will take you to the top of the resort where you can take in those stunning views of Nelsons Dockyard.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
The Inn at English Harbour has a true Colonial feel to it and that can be seen in the rooms. Beautiful gardens all perfectly manicured. The hotel has a sheltered beach and just around the corner from Nelson's Dockyard which you can take a boat shuttle to.
The location of the Inn is excellent for those wanting to explore the nearby area, with the close proximity to Shirley Heights, a good spot to go to on a Sunday night with local music playing and a great sunset!
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
This hotel oozes nostalgia, history is evident here, yet the resort still feels very current.
I love the boutique concept of the property and whilst the beach is small it is a wonderful bay with soft sands and clear waters. There is a boat shuttle service which travels round to Nelson's Dockyard and English Harbour which is a fun thing to do.
The rooms here very much reminded of some places I've travelled in Asia such as Raffles in Singapore in the colonial elegance style. I loved the grown up feel to the hotel and would send couples here who are looking for a quiet stay but with the ability to get out and explore easily too.
Juliet Morris (Staff)
The Inn at English Harbour offers a relaxed and unpretentious holiday environment. It is a colonial, plantation style boutique hotel with beautiful rooms and beach cabanas right on the beach. There are only 4 beach cabanas and they do get booked up quickly, so plan ahead. To me, this hotel has a 'breath of fresh air' feeling!
Sarah Tichacek (Staff)
I just loved the Inn at English Harbour, the rooms are so lovely very colonial in style, beautiful linens and dark woods. The beach is stunning and very picturesque with the boats in the bay. It had such a lovely atmosphere, and the proximity to Nelson's Dockyard and Shirley Heights is great for those who like to get out and about a bit more.
Anna Northeast (Staff)
Set on a lovely small white sand beach just a stones through from Nelsons Dockyard, The Inn is a great choice for a couple or friends who like laid back luxury close to local restaurants and places of interest.
The Inn is set in two halves, the first up on the hill where you will find the fine dining restaurant and the actual pub of the inn. Down the hill you will find white washed Colonial buildings set amidst large lawns and pretty gardens, leading down to the pool and beach beyond. There are tennis courts should guests feel energetic as well as a sweet little tea house where you find a library and a couple of spa treatment rooms and a lovely outside patio where afternoon tea is served each day. The Inn is embracing its British heritage and does it well with a Caribbean twist.
The junior suites are set back in the gardens and boast dark wood furniture and fresh white linens as well as huge shaded balconies. Down by the beach there are just two smaller Beach Cabana rooms, compact with small bathrooms but the best position in the hotel, right on the white sands.
During the day you can laze in a hammock, swim in the pool or take the complimentary shuttle across English Harbour to Nelsons Dockyard. In the evening, enjoy the beach or fine dining restaurant or head back to the Dockyard for some local colour.
This is probably the best option for couples who want to explore the island from a nicely central base.
Sail Antigua with On Deck
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Shirley Heights Lookout
Sunday parties at Shirley Heights have become something of an institution in Antigua. Shirley Heights Lookout is on the southwestern tip of the island so offers spectacular sunsets as well as a taste of Caribbean nightlife with live music and a barbecue.
Ziplining through the Rainforest
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Location & directions
The Inn is ideally located within the Dockyard National Park. Nestled between the English Harbour coastline, which extends along the south western coastal tip of Antigua. The hotel is approximately 18 Km from St. John’s and 20 Km from the international airport.
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 hours).
The Inn at English Harbour is approximately 30 minutes from the airport.
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