Centuries ago, the northeasterly trade winds of the Atlantic Ocean carried British colonists to the sugar-rich islands of Antigua and Barbuda. The queen's tall ships have long since weighed anchor, but the breezes remain, propelling yachts and dinghies across the crystal-clear waters that lap the shores of Nonsuch Bay Resort.
The Georgian Colonial–style apartments import all the luxuries of home. Contemporary sofas and coffee tables rest on hardwood floors in the open living rooms, and french windows open onto covered verandas, where guests can dine alfresco on meals prepared in a kitchen equipped with Viking appliances. Chef Nigel Martin of the resort's restaurant, The Bay, prepares plates of grilled lobster and beef tenderloin, served on terraces cascading along the edge of a seaside bluff.
Though serenity is in no short supply throughout the landscaped gardens and secluded beaches, recreational activities abound at Nonsuch Bay Resort. Snorkelers can journey just offshore to explore Green Island, and spa therapists pamper guests with a variety of in-room massages and snorkel-mask facials. Sailing, however, claims top billing at Nonsuch. Richard Chadburn, a world-champion racer and seasoned instructor, oversees a veritable fleet of Hobie Cats, dinghies, and four-person keelboats rigged to tack and jibe Nonsuch's 2-square-mile bay protected by a barrier reef.
Antigua and Barbuda: Cricket, Sailing, and Sunshine for All
Sailing dominates the culture of this small island nation, where mariners from around the world compete in first-class regattas and yacht races throughout the year. For landlubbers, cricket is the sport of choice, and many natives flock to the Antigua Recreation Grounds, located in the country’s capital of Saint John’s, to watch live matches that double as parliamentary votes of confidence. About 12 miles from the resort, English Harbour plays host to a stirring nightlife of restaurants and wine bars near the former headquarters of Admiral Nelson’s fleet.
What You Get
For $899 USD, a four-night stay for two adults in a one-bedroom apartment, valid January 10, 2012–March 10, 2012
Or, for $1,499 USD, a four-night stay for four adults in a two-bedroom apartment, valid January 10, 2012–March 10, 2012
Or, for $599 USD, a four-night stay for two adults in a one-bedroom apartment, valid May 12, 2012–July 12, 2012
Or, for $999 USD, a four-night stay for four adults in a two-bedroom apartment, valid May 12, 2012–July 12, 2012
Beautiful resort - apartment was huge and clean - excellent view. Pools need ladders for easy in & out.
Ingrid P. ·
March 22, 2012
Love the accomodations, love the food in the restaurant, but maybe change the menu once or twice a week, and definitely add a free of charge shuttle to run into St. John's once a day. Perceived value would be enormous.