The Inn at English Harbour
- 7 nights
- from $1300 per person for 7 nights
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.
At a Glance
Total seclusion with only 28 rooms, set amongst 19 acres of tropical gardens
A grown up, adult only vibe
A unique location on this historic and beautiful island overlooked by the infamous Shirley Heights
A little piece of England with a Caribbean twist
Spacious rooms decorated in colonial style
Fine restaurants with stunning beach side locations
Take the complimentary water taxi for a historical tour around Nelson's Dockyard
The four Beach Cabana rooms are compact but very sweet and open out right on to the beachScott Dunn team
There are regular daytime boat shuttles over to Nelson's Dockyard, which has lots of restaurants and bars. If you miss last shuttle it is just 2 minutes back in a taxi to the hotelScott Dunn team
Shirley Heights is just a short drive away and gives you the most amazing views of English and Falmouth Harbours particularly at sunset and early evening. Head here on a Sunday evening for a steel band, BBQ, drinking and dancing. For a quieter experience, head here for lunch!Clare Leigh
Each of the bathrooms features a UK plug socket, so no need to panic if you forget your adaptor!Katie May
Try the seafood salad incorporating the freshest ingredients including a few island fruits - quirky but deliciousVictoria Douglas
Opt to stay in one of the beach cabanas as they certainly have the best location!Alice Moseley
English Harbour is the sailing hub not just of Antigua but of the whole Caribbean and is home to the annual Antigua Sailing Week and the Classic Yacht RegattaScott Dunn team
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, snorkeling 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 harbor. 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, snorkeling, 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.
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.
When to go
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.