Couples-Only Resort on Secluded Caribbean Beach
Every evening, as the sun sets beyond the horizon at Keyonna Beach on Antigua, staff members set tiny candles atop tables at the resort's beachfront restaurant. Against a backdrop of mangrove trees and endless Caribbean waters, couples sit on an open-air terrace and savor just-caught seafood or strip steak in nature’s very own dining room. Beyond this shaded veranda, the island's rolling terrain and crystal waters encourage several types of outdoor excursions, from reef snorkeling to hikes through lush, tropical forest. Throw in the all-inclusive meals and alcoholic beverages, and the couples-only Keyonna Beach offers a vacation that blends romance, relaxation, and adventure.
Guests have access to some of Antigua's most exciting destinations. A 10-minute drive lands golfers at Jolly Harbour Golf Club's 5,587-yard course set against the backdrop of forested mountains and the adjacent marina. Or take a zipline canopy tour to zoom through the rainforest at heights up to 350 feet.
The daily changing menu at Keyonna Beach's restaurant blends international and island flavors such as crab cakes with fruit salsa and tuna niçoise salad. After dessert, pairs can sprawl out on bali beds overlooking the water and the neighboring volcanic island of Montserrat. When the time comes to settle in for the night, each of the resort's beachfront superior rooms offers the perfect mix of solitude and comfort. Handmade wooden furnishings exude a natural feel consistent with the surroundings, and private verandas open directly onto the beach.
Antigua: Tropical Paradise Rich with Outdoor Recreation
Located about 30 miles south of its sister island of Barbuda, the former British colony of Antigua is best known for hundreds of white sand beaches that complement its range of outdoor adventures. A short hike from Keyonna Beach is Mount Obama (known as Boggy Peak until it was renamed after Barack Obama in 2009), the highest point on the island at 1,319 feet. Several harbors line the coast, where boats depart for a relaxing circumnavigation of the island or on fishing expeditions for wahoo and marlin. For a change of pace, the Dow's Hill Interpretation Centre at English Harbour profiles Antigua's complex colonial history, from its days as a coveted sugar producer to its independence in 1981.
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