Among the big-five Caribbean islands – also including Barbados, Jamaica, Grenada and Trinidad & Tobago – Antigua holds singular appeal. That’s partly down to its geography – the super-crinkly coastline is home to 365 superb caster-sugar-sandy beaches, which equals one for every day of the year, if you can stay that long. The pleasure of the place is the laid-back pace of things – Antigua isn’t barnacled with must-see tourist sights necessitating hot days travelling on tour buses. Hotels and resorts here make it their mission to keep guests super-cool and calm, from laid-back dining spots to lounger-trimmed sands. And, of course, elegant spas for full-on indolence. Here are the best spa hotels in Antigua – bookable with Culture Trip.