Nonsuch Bay Resort

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

Nonsuch Bay Resort is a stylish collection of 1-, 2-, and 3-Bedroom Suites and Cottages set on a secluded palm-fringed hillside amongst acres of lush tropical gardens and overlooking the soft white sands of its own bay, the waters of which are protected by a reef and can be discovered on the south-east coast of Antigua. A modern, elegant resort, with spacious fully serviced suites that feature every convenience for an independent and flexible stay. Set on the dramatic bluff overlooking the sea is The Bay Restaurant, offering International and Caribbean cuisine with the delicious creations of executive chef Mitchell Husbands gracing the tables with a view. For nightlife simply jump in a taxi to English Harbour for its selection of bars and restaurants and to enjoy the balmy evenings and a local vibe. The sparkling waters of the protected bay are ideal for those wishing to learn to sail, with tuition for both adults and children alike or book a spa treatment to be enjoyed in the privacy of your own suite, simply relax and enjoy Antigua.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Babysitting service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing

Where is it

Located at Hughes Point, on the beautiful Nonsuch Bay on the East Coast of Antigua. Transfer time from airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

All suites and cottages are set in a number of buildings with between 2-6 units per building with fabulous views of the bay from wide furnished terraces and have air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi access, full kitchen including fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, crockery, cutlery and premium bedding, with LCD TV and cable channels, ipod dock and safe. Deluxe Suite 1-Bedrooms include an en suite bathroom with separate bath and shower and separate living room with fully equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas. There is a furnished verandah that can be accessed from the bedroom and living area via the French doors, offering lovely views across Nonsuch Bay. With 1 king-size bed, and either a rollaway or sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

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Plunge Pool Suite - Couples Only are brand new suites, complete with private plunge pool and day beds, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Beach Suites are comfortably spacious with a wonderful furnished covered verandah looking out across the beach and bay, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, separate living room featuring a fully equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas. This suite includes an in-room drinks selection, Nespresso™ coffee machine and bathrobes, with one king-size 4-poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Deluxe Suite 2-Bedroom are located on the hillside set back slighly from the beach. The suites include a bedroom with a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower and a second bedroom with either twin beds or king-size bed (on request only) and second bathroom with shower. The living room features a fully equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas. The bedrooms and living room have French doors opening onto either a verandah or terraces with outdoor furniture and fabulous views of Nonsuch Bay. Sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Premium Beach Cottage 2-Bedroom are located in the first row, just behind the beach. Bedroom one offers a king-size 4-poster bed ad en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower and a second bedroom has twin beds and a second bathroom with a shower. The living room features a fully equipped kitchen, dining and sitting areas. French doors from the bedroom and living room open out onto the furnished verandah with views across the beach and bay. This suite includes an in-room drinks selection, Nespresso™ coffee machine and bathrobes. Sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Deluxe Suite 3-Bedroom are located on the hillside, set back from the beach in the third row. Two of the bedrooms feature king-size bed and the third bedroom has twin beds. There are 3 bathrooms, a living room with fully a equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area as well as a large furnished verandah offering stunning views of Nonsuch Bay. Sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 5 children.

The Bay @ Nonsuch (breakfast and lunch buffet, and à la carte dinner). Resort bar.

Weekly Manager's Cocktail Party and live entertainment three nights per week during dinner.

3 infinity swimming pool. Spa treatments*. Private sailing instruction*. On-site kitesurfing and windsurfing school with stand up paddle boards (provided by 3rd party operator*). Private snorkelling trips*. Crèche, kids' club and teen programme.

Reception, 24-hour security. Small resort gift and grocery shop. Babysitting*. Rib Taxi* available to the beaches on Green Island.

 

 

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: during winter season men should wear long trousers and shirt with collar after 7:00pm in bar/restaurant areas.

Please note: all inclusive is no longer available at this property.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Staff, but location needs a refresh...

Jun 25, 2021 FJL1030

We stayed in the Beach Cottages which are old and dated. No doubt COVID has impacted the management's ability to upgrade its facilities. Tourism is the #1 business of Antigua and the island was closed for most of last year. Our compressor in our room went out and so we moved the mattress to the living room to sleep under the fan. It was repaired… Read more
We stayed in the Beach Cottages which are old and dated. No doubt COVID has impacted the management's ability to upgrade its facilities. Tourism is the #1 business of Antigua and the island was closed for most of last year. Our compressor in our room went out and so we moved the mattress to the living room to sleep under the fan. It was repaired the following day. The staff are amazing, especially Andre who serves as concierge and seemingly several other roles. He noticed we had lost a hub cap on our rental car and instructed us where to go on the island to replace it to avoid high replacement fees at the car rental counter. At $450/night one would expect a bit more luxury. Also, if you don't get the all inclusive package, do not eat onsite! We paid $75 USD for club soda, 6 wings ($36 USD), pasta and french fries! Needless to say we did not eat there again:-) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great if you want to be away from it all ... but a bit odd

Feb 1, 2021 VictoriaC209 London, United Kingdom

We booked Nonsuch thru British Airways using AVIOS points, I feel that its was all rather misleading.We knew we had a room only, thats fine happy to walk out and find breakfast nearby..... but you can't as the hotel is so remote! We were situated in a large one bed villa in the 'family " section of the resort ( we are a couple in our 50's… Read more
We booked Nonsuch thru British Airways using AVIOS points, I feel that its was all rather misleading.We knew we had a room only, thats fine happy to walk out and find breakfast nearby..... but you can't as the hotel is so remote! We were situated in a large one bed villa in the 'family " section of the resort ( we are a couple in our 50's although we still think we are in our 30's!) We had no idea it was " self catering" and on arrival had nothing but a packet of almonds to eat. I expected that the resort was a hotel not self catering. Due to Covid and no fault whatsoever of the hotel - everything was closed apart from the couples area at The Escape - all meals were served here as well as a small bar area and a pool. To get to The Escape you could either walk, a good 15/ 20 mins up a very steep hill or call a car service to collect you. Therefore we ate breakfast in the restaurant every day, it was actually very nice and I would recommend the eggs Benedict which became my staple every morning. We skipped lunch most days but did enjoy one very tasty dinner of Lobster Thermidor. There was no resort information in the room, no maps of the resort, not even a bottle of water in the fridge on arrival. The resort is very remote, a 14 minute drive down to Half Moon Bay will bring you to a beach shack serving cocktails, beers, but opening times were sporadic.We had heard they did a very good lobster roll but with no opening times and limited info we never actually got to taste it. A car is VERY necessary here, even the taxi driver from the airport turned up his nose when we said Nonsuch Resort in Freetown. Although there are a number of swimming pools on the resort the only one with drinks/ food service is at The Escape so everyone from the hotel gravitated to this pool which was a shames the other pool lay empty. I appreciate we are in the middle of a pandemic but the facilities need to be made more customer friendly. If you did go another pool and called up for drinks to be brought to a different pool they charged you $5 for the pleasure, thats non sense! The villa we had was very nice, lovely four poster style bed, huge walk in closet, kitchen with American fridge freezer, although badly equipped not even a bottle open! terrace over looking the sea, nice bathroom, although the shower stall was tiny. All very nice but far too big for what we wanted. All the staff were very helpful, very professional and friendly and are a credit to their employers. The Green Island tour is great and we really enjoyed time on this lovely little island, so much so we wanted to visit again on our last full day only to be told it was the boat mans day off - no information about this posted anywhere in the hotel. Should you do the tour I would recommend going on the early boat take a picnic and walk thru the bush onto the other side of the island to a beautiful and rather private beach, this was our plan.... but it never materialised. If you want a very away from it all experience with no other dining options in the vicinity this is the place for you, if you want to be able to trot out at night and go to other bars or restaurants without driving the awful pot holed roads with no road signs 40 mins to English Harbour then think again. Maybe I did not do my home work well enough on this one. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nonsuch Resort: poor facilities

Dec 30, 2020 francescapZ3514WI Moscow, Russia

Beach side villa -most have good views but be careful you get one with a view. Very basic decoration and terribly old bathrooms and kitchen fittings. Dark heavy furniture. No other facilities open on this side of the Resort. ie no bars or restaurants, no shop, no service, 1 man at sports shed but not all the time, Nice restaurant at The… Read more
Beach side villa -most have good views but be careful you get one with a view. Very basic decoration and terribly old bathrooms and kitchen fittings. Dark heavy furniture. No other facilities open on this side of the Resort. ie no bars or restaurants, no shop, no service, 1 man at sports shed but not all the time, Nice restaurant at The Escape on the other side of the bay but small number of tables and so always full. Dont get room service as it arrives over-cooked and cold. 1 person at the lobby from 8am-5pm. Then no-one around to help. It seems this section is being neglected and no money being spent here. Only at The Escape with a few villas for "honeymooners". All staff are very nice and try to help. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spectacular location, great service, beautiful hotel and grounds

Oct 18, 2020 MrsBradley2020 London, United Kingdom

Had a wonderful two week stay at Nonsuch Bay with our family of 5. We stayed in one of the hotel's 3 bedroom apartments - stunning views, spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. The hotel staff were engaged and helpful with any requests that we had during our stay - installing a desk for my husband who was working while we were on our… Read more
Had a wonderful two week stay at Nonsuch Bay with our family of 5. We stayed in one of the hotel's 3 bedroom apartments - stunning views, spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. The hotel staff were engaged and helpful with any requests that we had during our stay - installing a desk for my husband who was working while we were on our trip. Highly recommend a day trip to Green Island with Shakimba - he was a brilliant guide and we went out with him on a number of occasions. Highly recommend from start to finish! Read less
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Aug 31, 2020 Redhead050775 Louisville, Kentucky

Can't say enough about this beautiful resort! We had an amazing time. The room was beautiful, the food was wonderful, and many of the employees became friends that we will keep in contact with for years to come! I've taken a lot of trips, but this one was definitely one of my favorites. We will be returning!