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The Inn at English Harbour

Inn at English Harbour

Antigua

With only 28 rooms set within 19 acres of Antigua’s National Park, this stylish boutique hotel has a feeling of privacy and seclusion but is only a few minutes from Nelson’s Dockyard.

Owned and lovingly cared for by an Italian family, it’s full of old fashioned charm and character blending colonial heritage with Italian style. The hotel has great views of historic English Harbour and offers a wonderfully relaxed ambience.

OUR RATING: Deluxe

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OUR OPINION:

This beautiful hotel offers an ideal location overlooking picturesque English Harbour and within easy reach of Nelson's Dockyard. The combination of a great location, beautiful setting and elegant plantation style make this an excellent choice for any stay on Antigua.

Rooms

The hotel’s 28 rooms and suites are elegantly furnished and equipped with air conditioning, a ceiling fan, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, minibar and a private balcony or terrace.

The Junior and Deluxe Suites are bedecked in traditional beach house decor with mahogany floors. These suites are situated closer to the beach with rooms on the upper floor having balconies and the ground floor rooms offering terraces leading onto the lush gardens.

The Beach Cabanas are situated on the beachfront with direct access to the sands from their veranda. The rooms are light and airy with marble flooring and traditional cane furnishings.

Location

The Inn at English Harbour is located on the south coast of the island at the entrance to English Harbour, one of the most delightful and picturesque parts of Antigua. The hotel sits on a pretty, golden-sand beach with calm, crystal waters.

Historic Nelson’s Dockyard is just ten minutes' drive away and the hotel also offers a water taxi service there during the day. As well as the historic buildings and remains of the dockyard, Nelson's Dockyard also has shops, bars, restaurants and often very lively nightlife in high season or during any boating event. However, please note that many of these facilities close in low season.

Food and drink

The Terrace Restaurant, set on the hillside overlooking the gardens and English Harbour, offers a beautiful setting for alfresco candlelit dining. Adjacent to the restaurant, the cosy Stone Bar, full of memorabilia from Antigua’s maritime past, is perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail. Please note that gentlemen are required to wear long trousers when dining in the hotel's main restaurant.

Breakfast and lunch is served at The Reef Bar & Restaurant down by the beach, which offers a more casual ambience.

If you want to dine outside the hotel, there are plenty of restaurants at Nelson’s Dockyard complex, which is ten minutes by taxi. Please note that many of Nelson's Dockyard's outlets close in the low season so we'd advise calling ahead or asking the advice of the hotel.

Families

The Inn at English Harbour does not provide facilities specifically for children, and their guests tend to be couples or older families, so the hotel is less suitable for children under the age of ten years.

Local excursions

The Inn can help to organise many excursions, but popular options include nearby English Harbour which offers an alluring blend of history and charm, or the Sunday gathering at nearby Shirley Heights to watch the sunset.

Diving

Although there is no dive centre at the hotel, the hotel or our local operator can advise on suitable dive operators.

Antigua provides some excellent diving opportunities as the island is surrounded by coral reefs, walls and shipwrecks. The southern and eastern coasts of Antigua are surrounded by shelves; providing ideal conditions for spectacular shallow diving and snorkelling. You have the chance to see colourful corals, tropical fish, lobster, stingrays, barracuda and turtles.

Spa Facilities

Although not extensive, the lovely little spa offers a range of massage treatments, facials, body exfoliation and reflexology. It also offers manicures and pedicures, and for spiritual wellbeing, a deep meditation course is available; held in the adjacent library.

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