Sarah Owen

The Inn at English Harbour

  • Where:Antigua
  • Why:Christmas Getaway
  • When:December 2015
  • Who:Myself + @Dotmophoto
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The private jetty for guests to take the water taxi.

One of the peaceful reading rooms in the main house.

The incredible view from the restaurant where dinner was served each evening.

Our spacious room that included double-balcony doors that opened up toward the pool.

The double-balcony doors.

Looking out from the pool towards the hotel rooms.

Beachside cafe & beachside loungin.

The place we spent most of the week lapping up the rays.

One of the cozy cottages.

The water sports shed with free rentals for snorkeling and kayaking.

Another beach view.

Blue skies!

Looking up at the main lobby of the hotel.

Highs & Lows

  • The restaurant is supplied by the herb and vegetable garden on the grounds so you know the produce is fresh and organic (they even give garden tours to explain medicinal uses for some herbs).

  • An on-demand water taxi is available to take you from your own jetty to the neighboring town known as Nelson’s Dockyard, which is great for exploring and yacht-spotting.

  • The hotel organizes different events during the week to mix up the evenings for guests. Thursday was our favorite with a steel drum band playing on the beach.

  • An abundance of water sport activities with free snorkeling and kayaking equipment right on your very own beach.

  • Mosquitos were present, but not so obnoxious to us…so more mosquito repellent would’ve been helpful.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Private luxury hotel hidden away on a secluded beach.

  • Vibe

    An off-the-grid getaway with a serene ambience and super relaxing atmosphere.

  • Location

    Tucked away on 19 acres of lush land in English Harbour, which is on the southeast side of Antigua in the Caribbean.

  • Rooms

    28 rooms

  • Music

    The lobby is quite noisy with the hustle and bustle of guests and commuters so the music wasn’t heard.

  • Year Opened

    It’s been around for quite some time, but a renovation took place ten years.

  • Designed By

    Owner Susanna Addari decorated with furniture and décor from all over the globe.

  • Pool/Gym

    A glorious infinity pool overlooking a private beach, plus a 24/7 gym.

  • Restaurant

    A beachfront restaurant serving up breakfast and lunch. For dinner, a shuttle bus takes guests to the restaurant near the main lobby, which overlooks the entire bay.

  • Bar

    Ice-bucket service on the beach all day as well as a full-service bar.

  • Minibar


  • Children

    Keep the kids at home.

  • Price

    Quite expensive, so best left for a special occasion or honeymoon.

For a dose of history.

Nelson’s Dockyard

Dockyard Drive, Antigua and Barbuda

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Half Moon Bay, Saint Phillip Parish, Antigua and Barbuda

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The Inn at English Harbour

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