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
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

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.

All Inclusive of: full breakfast buffet including hot and cold selection cooked to order egg station. Buffet Lunch including hot and cold buffet selection with daily grill options. Three-course dinner. Water, soft drinks, house spirits and mixers, house beer and house wine at the bar and at meals. Guests can upgrade their choice of wine from the wine list.

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*. Group sailing instruction, fleet of sailboats, kayaks, snorkelling trips. Crèche, kids' club and teen programme.

Reception, 24-hour security. Small resort gift and grocery shop. Babysitting*. Private sailing instruction*. On-site kitesurfing and windsurfing school with standup paddle boards (provided by 3rd party operator*). Private snorkelling trips*. 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 A Wonderful Honeymoon Experience

Feb 17, 2021 22davins

Our time at the Escape at Nonsuch Bay Resort was thoroughly enjoyed. Our room was clean, luxurious, and state-of-the-art. From the flat screen tv to the indoor pool to the air conditioning unit that turned off when we opened the doors to our own pool, the room was just perfect! The location of Escape was also particularly perfect for us as we were… Read more
Our time at the Escape at Nonsuch Bay Resort was thoroughly enjoyed. Our room was clean, luxurious, and state-of-the-art. From the flat screen tv to the indoor pool to the air conditioning unit that turned off when we opened the doors to our own pool, the room was just perfect! The location of Escape was also particularly perfect for us as we were not disturbed by anything on any given night. And in spite of limited amenities, which was due to the COVID situation, we still enjoyed our time there. For us, the main attraction was the staff that we came across. While all the staff members tended to operate with a level of expertise and competence, as well as care for guests, there were a select few who REALLY made our stay there very well enjoyed: Our first special encounter was with Petrina. She made our arrival night very welcoming as she went above and beyond to ensure that we were taken care of upon our arrival. To her we say a hearty "thank you!" Maxine and Maurica made our dining experience well enjoyed as they were very friendly, willing and ready to ensure that we were totally satisfied with our meals (especially that mango smoothie), and they both delivered each time in a very timely manner. Glendon, the security officer, was also extremely pleasant. We especially enjoyed as he shared words of wisdom as he escorted us to our snorkeling experience. And we saved he best for last! Where should we begin with Schena? From the beginning, when she served us, there was something notably different about her. Perhaps it was her dress code, which was a cut above the rest. Or perhaps it was the way in which she exuded a certain "je ne sais quoi" in regality. Whatever it was, it was noticeable. Upon engaging her in conversation, we discovered that she was in management! To see the way that she waited on us, even serving our meals at times and checking on us to ensure that we were satisfied, spoke volumes to her humility and dedication. As the days went by we became quite acquainted with her. She even took several pictures for us as we posed by the pool! We are happy that we met Schena! She definitely adds value to this resort! We also know that there are others who worked behind the scenes to make our experience second to none. Persons such as the housekeepers, who brought fresh linen on time daily; the chefs, who made meals that made our taste buds jump for joy; Velma and Abigail, who we made our initial contact with; and whomever beautified our room for our first night! All in all, we would definitely recommend this place again and again! You would not be disappointed! ~ Davin and Alvita ~ 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
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon in 2020

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!