The epitome of Caribbean wonder, Antigua is famous for its picture-perfect sugary-sand beaches. Beyond this, though, you'll discover a land of brightly coloured architecture, rainforests and undulating beauty – and, of course, chic beachfront resorts. For the ultimate couples' retreat, look no further than the Ocean Point Residence, with its monumental pool and blissful ambience. For a more active experience, the Verandah Resort And Spa, with its private cove and huge range of sporting activities, is tough to beat.
Set betwixt luscious green gardens, white sands and the impossible turquoise ocean, here you can do as much, or as little, as you wish. There are two lovely pools, including an epic-sized fantasy pool, five great bars, three restaurants, casino, shop, tennis, spa and gym, with a range of water sports on offer down on the mile-long stretch of beach. If exploring further afield is on the wish list, the capital St John's is a short drive away.
Made just for adults with a laid-back beach club vibe, this property is all about shameless indulgence. It's right on the beach so the views are incredible, and the pool is enormous, so it almost feels like your own private paradise. The Sottovento Beach Club restaurant and bar both serve amazing food, there's another relaxing lounge bar, and the hotel even has its own pier, ideal for a wistful beachside stroll. Pure bliss.
A simply beautiful resort nestled between two stunning beaches in a scenic, tranquil cove. The pool is something to be seen, and there's a huge range of water sports on offer on the beaches, including snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing. There's tennis, full multi-gym and mini-golf, and the kids benefit from a comprehensive kids' club and pool. All this, plus a peerless selection of restaurants, lounges and bars, make this a truly special place.
This award-winning hideaway has a very laid-back, high-end beach club feel. Secluded on a 100-acre peninsula, it has everything covered for families and couples alike. The service is spot on, the two white-sand beaches offer a range of water sports and activities, and on land there are six elegant pools, kids' club, spa, salon, tennis, and a fitness centre. There are four wonderful restaurants, too, ranging from casual to fine dining.