Antigua and Barbuda report increased tourist arrivals
This year, Antigua and Barbuda are seeing optimistic results reporting a 140 percent increase in tourist arrivals compared to this time last year and already on target to supersede visitor numbers reported in 2019, which was one of the best years overall for the destination. As the twin island nation continues to record a positive recovery in visitor arrivals, optimism lies ahead for 2023 with continuous growth in visits to the destination.
For those planning ahead, dreaming of sunnier climes and new places to explore, the tropical paradise of Antigua and Barbuda is an authentic corner of the Caribbean which has a vibe to suit everyone and a charm that’s good for the soul.
The new year marks an exciting time for the paradise destination with a choice of stand-out new accommodation options, from boutique all-suite havens and cosy beach clubs to a super luxe villa development and the arrival of one of the coolest hospitality brands. These are the openings in Antigua and Barbuda set to entice travellers planning a sun-drenched getaway as we enter the new year.
WEATHERILLS HOTEL – OPENING OCTOBER 2022
Antigua’s fascinating history is on display at Weatherills Hotel, a historic 17th century colonial mansion that has been beautifully restored and due to open this November. Set within 40 acres of picturesque gardens in the north of the island, the extraordinary property is home to a collection of seven boutique bedrooms. Enriched by an impressive, restored working windmill, guests will enjoy carefully crafted menus in an elegant restaurant and create memories in beautiful spaces for magical weddings, energetic meetings, and sophisticated events. The property is owned by an Antiguan family who are carefully and sensitively restoring the property to take it into a new era in 2023. For more information, visit www.weatherillshotel.com
Images of Weatherills Hotel here.
Tamarind Hill Beach Club – OPENING NOVEMBER 2022
Tamarind Hill Beach Club in Antigua is a place where guests can spend long, lost days with their toes in the sand soaking up therapeutic island vibes. Set to be an island hot spot, the beach club occupies a tranquil spot on the water’s edge on Ffryes Beach.
Offering boundless panoramas of the Caribbean Sea and a laid-back aesthetic throughout, guests can enjoy the beach club’s stylish features including The Clubhouse Café and Bar, The Wild Tamarind Restaurant, an infinity-edge, salt-water swimming Pool; all surrounded by the Tamarind Tree Deck, a huge timber deck that flows on to Ffryes Beach. The Clubhouse will serve breakfast, beverages and light bites throughout the day until sunset and the Wild Tamarind restaurant will offer a selection of international cuisine with Caribbean influences.
Guests’ needs are anticipated by the expert butler service on hand to provide drinks and food so that the only choice guests need to make is which sunbed to soak up the sun from. For further information, please visit tamarindhills.com/
Images of Tamarind Hill Beach Club here.
NOBU BARBUDA – OPENING NOVEMBER 2022
Recently opened on the exclusive Princess Diana Beach, Nobu Barbuda marks Robert De Niro’s first beach club. The remote hideaway – set on the same location at Princess Diana’s favourite getaway – is designed to create a luxury oceanside experience for those seeking privacy, and a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. Five private cabanas are positioned across the stretch of pristine sand, including one with a VIP experience complete with a lounge and private dining. Personal hosts are there to manage guests’ needs. The stylish, intimate setting of the Caribbean style lounge bar offers a retreat where guests can switch from a dip in the sea to sampling Nobu-style dishes featuring local catch and of course, Nobu’s famous miso black cod. Next, Nobu plans to launch the Nobu Beach Inn, a boutique hotel, wellness retreat and organic farm next to the restaurant that will break ground soon. For more information, visit www.noburestaurants.com/barbuda
Images of Nobu Barbuda here.
PEARNS POINT – DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES INTO 2023
Located on the west coast of Antigua, Pearns Point is the highly anticipated beach and ocean front development where luxury living meets a place of outstanding natural beauty with green fringed hills, stunning sandy white beaches and endless ocean views. The development pays the utmost respect to the island’s native fauna and flora, utilising natural resources and locally sourced materials wherever possible. For those looking for the ultimate luxury home, at Pearns Point investors can design and build their very own dream villa. The community of luxury homes are designed to be energy efficient, reducing power consumption for air conditioning and pool systems. Solar panels established around the development will provide a ready source of renewable energy for the residences.
Following the recent completion of the first villa – Pearns Bay House – the new year will see the development of further luxury villas and the Pearns Point Owners Club, which will be at the heart of the community offering a place to socialise, relax and be active. Facilities will include tennis courts, a high-tech fitness centre, a boat jetty, and a beach bar/restaurant.
Both secluded and yet conveniently close to some of the island’s main attractions. The restaurants and shops of Jolly Harbour are just 5 minutes’ drive away, the capital St John’s is just 20 minutes’, whilst the international airport is just 30 minutes. For further information, please visit pearnspoint.com
Images of Pearns Point here.