Hammock Cove

Antigua, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

The hottest hangout in Antigua, Hammock Cove is set to deliver luxury on another level and only for grown-ups, its private villas feature oversized balconies, infinity plunge pools, spa-inspired bathrooms, and mini-bars with an exclusive selection of drinks. Even the location is something special, just moments from the island’s famous Devil’s Bridge National Park, it overlooks a protected bay to give you that all-important Caribbean postcard view. Its ‘nothing’s too much trouble’ ethos extends to its All Inclusive package, with two dining venues featuring extensive wine collections and handcrafted cocktails, and a fitness centre featuring wellness activities and a yoga pavilion.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located along Antigua’s northeast coastline adjacent to Devil’s Bridge National Park. Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

42 private villas. All modern in style and feature an outdoor living area with a balcony, infinity-edge plunge pool, sun loungers, hanging papasan chair and personal cocktail counter and temperature controlled wine cooler (fully stocked). Amenities inside include air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, smart TV, WiFi, bathrobes, safe and 1 king-size bed. Waterview Villas with cove views, sleep maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals and beverages (brand liquors, wide selection of house wine by the glass, draft beers, tropical coolers and soft drinks by the glass). All activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated.

Waterfront Villas with views of the turquoise bay and white sand beach terrace, sleep maximum 2 adults.

2 restaurants; Lighthouse (fine dining with International cuisine, weekly 7 meal course dinner and wine sommelier). Irina’s (all day dining including breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, afternoon tea and snacks). 3 bars including Chairman’s Lounge (bar and games room) and On the Rocks by the beach. 24-hour room service.

Regular evening entertainment at the Lighthouse Restaurant.

3 tier infinity pool.White sand beach terrace and deck. Spa*. Fitness centre. Yoga pavilion. Chairman's Lounge (games room) Non-motorised water sports including paddle boarding and snorkelling. Peddle boats, sail boats. Pickleball court. Garden tours. Nature walk to Devil’s Bridge. Cooking class (once a week) and rum tasting (once a week). Beach BBQ. Bubbles by the beach. Tours available*.

Guest Ambassadors - Guest ambassadors are on hand to offer personal assistant duties.

This hotel has a resort fee of USD $24 including tax per room, per night, (payable locally, subject to change). Please note: a room levy of USD $5 per guest, per night applies to guests aged 6 years and above (payable locally, subject to change).

* Denotes local charge.


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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxurious, Great Service, Great People. Lovely Facility

Apr 7, 2024 Elizabeth S

Hammock Cove We had an amazing stay at Hammock Cove. We stayed 9 days, 8 nights. It's definitely on the pricier side with the inclusive fee, but we loved our stay. This property boasts 40-something villas each with private plunge pools. There are two types: waterfront (closest to the water) and waterview. There is food availability 24/7 and room… Read more
Hammock Cove We had an amazing stay at Hammock Cove. We stayed 9 days, 8 nights. It's definitely on the pricier side with the inclusive fee, but we loved our stay. This property boasts 40-something villas each with private plunge pools. There are two types: waterfront (closest to the water) and waterview. There is food availability 24/7 and room service. There are 2 restaurants and several bars. Everyone was extremely nice and helpful. There is wifi throughout the resort. Everyday, we would hit the gym, have room-service breakfast, use some type of water feature (main pool, beach, private villa plunge pool), play pickleball, and eat dinner. One day we did one excursion: the stingray and tortoise encounters. There are others we did not do, like the jeep safaris, calypso cat boat charters, etc. Villa Each villa has a private plunge pool. The beds are king sized and super comfy. The villas are double occupancy. The bathroom is large, double shower head, double vanity. Plenty of towels. Air Conditioner and ceiling fan. There's plenty of books for you to read. We brought some with us that we read and left there after we finished. Inside, a cell phone is used to call your ambassador. An ambassador is assigned to your villa and can make all your reservations for you. Ours were Rondel and Jhavawn, who were excellent and helpful. The villa is also stocked with a full mini bar of alcohols (gin, vodka, rum, wines, prosecco, sodas, water, keurig with coffees and teas) and nuts. The gym The gym is one of the best gyms we've ever been to at a vacation resort. All the equipment is new. There are machines for chest, back, legs, arms, free weights, benches, a cable machine, treadmills, bikes, and a rower. We used the gym every morning. It's air conditioned. Plenty of water and towels. It's next to the Spa, which we didn't use, but has a lot of treatments, such as facials and massages. It's also next to the gift shop, which we also did not use. Beach The beach is very beautiful. At first it seems small, but there is plenty of room and never felt busy even though the hotel was quite full (likely since a lot of guests use the main pool and private villa pools). The ones who work on the beach are super nice and make sure you have water as well as drinks or food brought to your beach chairs. Julio is the absolute best!!!! What a hard worker, we loved him; he was always so cheerful and nice. Also great are Tashawna, Natalia, Chelsea, Eric, Tevin, Nashila, Hector, and others whose names I am forgetting (I apologize, but everyone was great!). They also service the main pool area and make sure you have water, food and drinks to order. Activities include taking a ride on the hobie cat, kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming, lounging on a circular raft (your drinks can be brought to you on the water!!), swimming, snorkeling. The beach also does some food activities at noon, such as oysters & bubbles, caviar & bubbles, seafood grill, BBQ, and others. Pool The main pool is a 3-tier infinity pool with several areas to lounge in. Plenty of towels. The water is so refreshing and the view is spectacular. The aforementioned individuals service the pool too. The pool itself is just stunning Pickleball There are 2 pickleball courts. We would play around 5 pm when the sun would not touch the courts. It was definitely a fun time. Bars There are several bars; one on the beach, one at Irina's, one at the Lighthouse, one below the Lighthouse called Nobody Knows Rum Bar (where they do rum tastings every sunday- Gabriel was great!) FOOD The Lighthouse. Amazing food. High end. Chef Marco (from Italy) is a masterchef. It is clear he has trained extensively and loves his craft. He oversees other chefs as well. We attended a Wednesday demo of how they make some dishes. We were allowed in the kitchen to watch them cook and make two dishes. This was one of my favorite activities on the site. The kitchen is exceptionally clean. We were given wine while Chef Marco explained the dishes and then made them with Chef Nadia and Chef Alex. We were given the dishes for lunch (2 full size dishes!) and both were delicious. We ate at the Lighthouse every night except the first because were so full from lunch, and Irina's Sushi night (see below). On Wednesdays is a 7 course tasting menu; it was so so great and had dishes such as dick, shrimp gyoza, sous vide sirloin, and lovely desserts. Every night there are signature dishes and desserts, including homemade ice cream. One of my favorite meals was the Branzino for two, which was filetted at the table-side by Chef Marco. It was the most delicious fish I've ever had. Another great meal was lobster night; the lobsters are fresh from Barbuda. Great service from waiters such as Collet, Camara, Desa, Llasmin, Troy (host), Kiev and others whose names I am forgetting, but everyone was so kind and professional. It does not feel like an all-inclusive restaurant. It feels like a Michelin star restaurant. There is an option for a charge to do a private dinner at the Pink Gazebo on the beach. We booked this, but after 2 nights at the Lighthouse, canceled it because the Lighthouse was so so good and included already. Irina's We ate here for lunch and dinner on day 1, lunch on our last day, and several times ordered at the beach/pool. It has light bites and bigger dishes. On Mondays is Sushi night. They had a delicious Sake Passion cocktail. The sushi and sashimi were fresh, delicious. Room service You can order 24/7; we always ordered breakfast to the room. Sometimes we would order a light bite around 4pm. They also have a late-night menu 11p-6a, which we did not use because we'd be fast asleep by then. Devil's Bridge One of the natural sightseeing attractions is about a 5-10 minute walk from the property. We walked there three times during our stay. Be sure to bring some cash as there are local vendors Cons Our room looked directly at the Verandah, the sister property. I presume the better view is near the Hammock Cove beach or closer to the Devil's Bridge area. Sometimes the Verandah had loud music at night. In between the 2 facilities, there is construction ongoing, which was loud during the day. I would have liked more snacks/foods for the minibar rather than just nuts. We have stayed at other similar resorts such as Nayara in Costa Rica which has similar villas and had a ton of snacks. However, Nayara isn't all-inclusive so I guess the upside is you can always order a light bite to the room at Hammock Cove. Overall: will go back! Read less
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Apr 1, 2024 Kamamerhs Leicestershire

We had a wonderful 12 night return to Hammock Cove. When you repeat a visit there is always the possibility that things won’t be as good but this was certainly not the case. Our vacation was as good as the first time, probably better as we were more relaxed and not doing the trips we did the first time. Food was excellent and Chef Marco retains… Read more
We had a wonderful 12 night return to Hammock Cove. When you repeat a visit there is always the possibility that things won’t be as good but this was certainly not the case. Our vacation was as good as the first time, probably better as we were more relaxed and not doing the trips we did the first time. Food was excellent and Chef Marco retains his enthusiasm and drive and was so interesting to talk to. It really is fine dining in an all inclusive environment. Not sure what experiences people have who don’t rate the food. We just loved the nightly choices and the beach bbq. Staff are great, helpful, keen and so ready to engage with any requests. Again we didn’t really use the ambassador system as we are pretty self sufficient. It remains very much a resort for relaxation and peace and quiet with the odd noisy individuals in a distinct minority. We walked to Devils Bridge again and this time made the short walk (1 mile) to Long Bay - go early as it gets very hot but it is worth a look. Taxis are pretty good value and we had a short trip to see Half Moon Bay, Galley Bay and the iconic view of English Harbour from Shirley Heights. We also did the Calypso Cat again , an enjoyable 4 hour excursion. Only minor issues, room towels rather thin for a luxury hotel and beach opens late and closes early. We would have liked beach towels out consistently by 8am and the bar open until least 4pm but accept this may be due to lack of people as we noted that often the beach was almost deserted by 3.30. If you are looking for a quality, relaxing experience with great food, this is the place to be. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved our experience

Mar 27, 2024 jaxexplore Jacksonville, Florida

My entire life with travel has always been on the go to exotic places with constant motion, this was seven days of one place, two restaurant options, and tranquility. Needless to say, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves feeling that we got true value with respect to the property is cleanliness, outstanding and courteous staff, and the food… Read more
My entire life with travel has always been on the go to exotic places with constant motion, this was seven days of one place, two restaurant options, and tranquility. Needless to say, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves feeling that we got true value with respect to the property is cleanliness, outstanding and courteous staff, and the food was outstanding, but more on that in a second. Let’s first talk about the bungalows, our sat out on the bay number 10 and was perfect for this time of year with respect to memorable sunsets. Every night, the owner of the property understands the value of large spacious bathrooms, and that we had, our room, our infinity, dipping pool And porch were an oasis, and yet the rest of our property was also an oasis with only 42 cabins you never feel overwhelmed by guest getting in your space the beach is perfect size the toys available for enjoyment were great, and the staff attentive at the beach, and at all the cascades of the pool. Food was outstanding, specifically the lighthouse every night the menu changed with several variances of appetizers and main courses, all of which were true culinary experiences.. while an extensive inclusive, wine selection. They also had a reserve wine list, which you had to pay for, but worth it in value and not overpriced.. we did the pink panther tour, which we enjoyed thoroughly along with the Calypso cat snorkeling, half day trip, which was also very enjoyable. All in all had an excellent experience, tonight our last night is the seven course tasting menu and we look forward to that. Read less
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Mar 23, 2024 lorigE9226CW Denver, Colorado

My sister and I celebrated our birthday here this week. The team at hammock cove made it truly unforgettable. We were greeted by Nigel and his famous welcome drinks. Did not disappoint! Then we met our ambassador Sheldon. He gave us a tour and told us everything we needed to know. Made our dinner reservations and welcomed us warmly. We spent a lot… Read more
My sister and I celebrated our birthday here this week. The team at hammock cove made it truly unforgettable. We were greeted by Nigel and his famous welcome drinks. Did not disappoint! Then we met our ambassador Sheldon. He gave us a tour and told us everything we needed to know. Made our dinner reservations and welcomed us warmly. We spent a lot of time on the beach. Every one of the staff on the beach was outstanding. We were always greeted with a smile. They are the friendliest staff! We also had the pleasure of meeting Andre at Irinas bar. He was the best! So fun! Last but not least were assisted by another ambassador Leon. Truly goes above and beyond and made us feel so special. We will be back and I encourage you reading this to BOOK! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unbelievable Getaway @ Hammock Cove

Mar 18, 2024 Ermanno1010

The experience at Hammock Cove was second to none. The ambassadors were welcoming. The staff were all amazing. They went above and beyond. The service was amazing from the restaurants to the staff working on the beach. The cuisine was amazing! Lots of variety daily. Chef Marco Festini was simply incredible! The private villas were… Read more
The experience at Hammock Cove was second to none. The ambassadors were welcoming. The staff were all amazing. They went above and beyond. The service was amazing from the restaurants to the staff working on the beach. The cuisine was amazing! Lots of variety daily. Chef Marco Festini was simply incredible! The private villas were exceptional. Very clean spacious etc! What a relaxing holiday and with all the attention to detail made it feel that much better. I don’t know what else to say other than we will see you again in 2025! Read less