The Best Villas in Antigua, the Caribbean

Relax in the tropical gardens of Buccaneer Beach Club
Relax in the tropical gardens of Buccaneer Beach Club | Courtesy of Buccaneer Beach Club / Expedia
Amy Blyth

If you’re searching for your own slice of island paradise, book a villa in Antigua. Fringed with sandy coves, this Caribbean island offers glass-clear waters bursting with marine life, colonial history and colourful local villages. Stay in one of these top villas in Antigua for a private self-catering stay with five-star features.

1. Dickenson Bay Cottages

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Dickenson Bay Cottages
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Dickenson Bay Cottages is set in an intimate hillside complex. The resort’s prime location, just two minutes from the beach, makes it ideal for families, while there are also spa treatments on offer and an outdoor pool. Self-catering cottages come with one or two bedrooms and a daily maid service. Enjoy patios with sea views, full kitchens, bamboo furniture and Caribbean artwork.

2. Hammock Cove Antigua

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Hammock Cove Antigua - All Inclusive - Adults Only
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Check into Hammock Cove Antigua for a restful adults-only escape. The all-inclusive resort is set on the northeast corner of the island and has 42 villas. Expect high ceilings, hardwood furnishings, a wet bar and plunge pool. This five-star boutique resort offers villa guests use of the spa and three infinity pools that lead down to Hammock Cove’s private beach. Rates include all meals and drinks, afternoon tea and activities.

3. Buccaneer Beach Club

Budget Hotel, Villa

Buccaneer Beach Club
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Set on palm-lined Dickenson Bay, the Buccaneer Beach Club provides stellar views of the topaz sea. Its villas and cottages, accommodating between two and four guests, have balconies that showcase the paradisiacal Caribbean scenery. There’s a kitchen for self-catering, as well as a bike rental and tour service. Relax in tropical gardens or spend the day on the soft, beckoning sands of Dickenson Bay.

5. The Villas at Sunset Lane

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The Villas at Sunset Lane
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Looking for an adults-only getaway? Check into the Villas at Sunset Lane, which lie on a hill overlooking Dickenson Bay, just a mile from the sparkling ocean. The resort has a distinctive pink exterior and pool, as well as authentic Caribbean food at the on-site restaurant. There’s a range of villas that come with balconies and stylish kitchens, open-plan living spaces and laundry facilities. Golfers will love the nearby Cedar Valley course.

6. Galley Bay Cottages

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Galley Bay Cottages
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Galley Bay Cottages is built on a hillside, with stone paths that lead through gardens to four wooden cottages with ocean views. Each has a spacious kitchen and shabby-chic interior featuring Caribbean art and European antiques; note the hand-painted tiles, wooden shutters and four-poster beds. Opt for the cliffside Bacchus Villa for ultimate seclusion and your own private pool.

7. St James's Club Antigua

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St. Jamess Club Antigua All Inclusive
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This swanky resort offers access to two pristine beaches, Mamora Bay and Coco, where you’ll find a range of water sports facilities. All-inclusive villas come with kitchens, outdoor dining areas and up to three bedrooms. Take advantage of the resort’s extensive facilities, which include four tennis courts, a kids’ club and five restaurants offering international cuisine. St James’s Club Antigua also has a spa and puts on evening entertainment, including live Caribbean music.

8. Yepton Estate Cottages

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Yepton Estate Cottages
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Expat couple Douglas and Gabriela built Yepton Estate Cottages from the ground up, and pride themselves on providing a personalised service for their guests – whether that’s finding a supermarket, booking restaurants or organising tours. Stay in one of the snug self-catering cottages which lie near a salt lagoon, just a 10-minute walk from the beach, and enjoy a terrace or patio with barbecue and hammock, outdoor pool and gardens.

9. Vine Cottages

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Vine Cottages Adults Only
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Eco-friendly and adults-only Vine Cottages sit on a hill overlooking historic English Harbour, with their own organic gardens and pool. Expect a quiet stay here: there are just five cottages, which come with one or two bedrooms, plus a substantial kitchen for all your self-catering needs. French doors open out onto balconies and patios, overlooking the pool and flower-filled gardens, offering moments of bliss.

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