The Inn at English Harbor, Antigua

A fun boutique hotel in Antigua

We arrived tired from a long day of traveling.  Antigua’s heat in June can get to the high 80’s and I wanted some air conditioning.

The staff met us at the door with a cold towel and beverage and quickly checked us in.  Any  stress I had from travel quickly melted away, looking out on the view.   The Inn’s main building and one restaurant is up on a hill.  You don’t want to walk it-  it’s pretty steep.  That hill, although a bit cumbersome, is part of the charm.  It gives guests an amazing view of the Harbour, beach and the stunning blue ocean.

The hotel shuttle drove us around to our Jr Suite and my jaw dropped!   Their entry level category is stunning!   It has an enormous balcony with high quality furniture outside.  Inside, there’s a sitting area with a four poster bed.  In the bathroom, the towels and bathrobe are Frette.

The Inn at English Harbor, Antigua has very large rooms

What stands out here is the quality.   This is a property that will appeal to travelers who appreciate detail and craftsmanship.  It is small, less than 30 rooms, so it is quiet.  Guests get quite a lot of attention here – we did not once feel overlooked or like just another guest.  We had such personalized attention, it was fantastic!

Inn at English Harbor, Antigua

What to do here?  The beach will be healing, with it’s white sand and turquoise water.   The Inn has a boat that you can use as a water taxi to reach English Harbour.  That’s a very fun area in season (not so fun out of season- everything closes down in summer months).  Antigua has several boat festivals here a year, and yachts come in from all over the world.  This area buzzes with energy.  The shops, restaurants, and atmosphere make this area worth checking out.   You can stay in that area, but I wanted a beach.

We ate several meals at the Inn and enjoyed them all.  I was able to get room service, amazing wine, and WiFi in my room.  The Inn has a massage room, library, gym, and lots of little sitting areas.    Most impressive were the pictures of past guests-  if it’s good enough for the Prince of Monaco, it is good enough for me!!