My wife and I just returned from a seven night visit (June 6-13) at The Inn, and we feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to spend time there. The only other experience we have had in the Caribbean was at a more commercial resort on another island. We felt like The Inn was on a completely different level in all aspects. First of all, there are only 28 guest rooms (our suite was immaculate) making for a much more intimate setting. Couple that with the most amazing beach, superb service, great breakfast and dinner (both food and ambience) and you are in for a real treat! I almost wonder if a previous reviewer even stayed at the same place. The beach was the most tranquil beach I have ever been to. There is another small hotel a good ways down the beach, but during our entire 7 night stay I didn't see a soul there. I even wondered if it was closed altogether. The only other people we saw on the beach were people from the sailboats getting themselves on the shore for a little while. By the way, the sailboats in the bay just add to the tranquil setting. The water taxi is awesome. Come mid afternoon after you can get away from the beach for a while and go walk around Nelsons Dockyard. There are some very good lunch restaurants there if you don't want to eat at lunch at The Inn everyday. Vere, the guy who runs the water taxi, is AWESOME! Another great perk we found about the beach: No beach peddlers trying to sell you cheap crap...not a single one the entire time we were there, which was not the case at the other resort I mentioned earlier. There is also plenty of other stuff to do around the island. Christina found us every morning to ask us if she could arrange any activities, but we just couldn't pull ourselves away from the beach. Another couple that was there told us they did a great sailboat tour of Antigua which Christina helped them set up. Finally both breakfast and dinner were much better than the other resort we stayed at. Since they are only preparing food for a handful of people, rather than hundreds, the quality is much higher. The Reef Restaurant where breakfast is served by the beach is a perfect way to start your day, and the Terrace Restaurant is a great way to end it. Also, if you have a special occasion during your visit like a birthday or anniversary, you can call the front desk before your arrival to make special arrangements.
I could go on and on about The Inn, but the bottom line is this: We will be returning, although next time instead of 7 nights we are staying 10 nights. 7 just wasn't enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a postcard-lovely bay on the island of Antigua, this split-level resort features a hilltop building overlooking English Harbour and the picturesque waters of the Caribbean Sea. The Hotel has its own white sandy beach, with a small but lovely private dock. Clear emerald blue waters are encompassed by the magnificently lush green landscape of the surrounding hills. This semi-enclosure induces a feeling of privacy and seclusion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At English Harbour Hotel English Harbour
- Hotel At English Harbour
- At English Harbour Hotel
- The Inn At English Harbour Antigua