Ocean Point Resort & Spa

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

At times you’ll get the impression you’re in the heart of Italy – at others there’s no denying you’re in the Caribbean. Exclusively for adults, Ocean Point Resort & Spa is a kick-off-your-flip flops fusion of the idyllic Med and the exotic Tropics. From its gardens, where bougainvillea grows among palm trees, to its fabulous Sottovento Beach Club, where the Italian chef lovingly conjures up tastes of his homeland from fresh island produce – as you dine just steps from the sea. This may be a far cry from home, with its huge beachfront pool and two seductively sandy coves, but the family owners have created a truly homely space, complete with a resident cat and dog, informal yet comfy guest rooms, and day trips to Antigua’s Prickly Pear Island for snorkelling, turtle spotting, and their chef’s tasty picnic boxes.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in Hodge's Bay, a 10-minute drive from the Capital of St John's and a 5-minute drive from the local golf course in Cedar Valley. Transfer time from airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

Rooms are decorated in a Mediterranean style, and all have a 32" flat screen TV, fridge, kettle with tea/coffee-making facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe and a private verandah or balcony. Garden View Rooms are located on the ground floor with views of the tropical gardens, 1 king-size or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals from the buffet, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. All entertainment and activities unless otherwise stated.

Ocean View Rooms enjoy a partial view of the sea, 1 king-size or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean Front Rooms offer full views of the sea, 1 king-size or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

  • Booking bonus: book 60 days or more outside of departure and save up to 10% off the accommodation cost for travel between 25 Dec '18–24 Dec '19.

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  • Booking bonus: book by 20 Dec '20 and save up to 10% off the accommodation cost for 1 May- 20 Dec '20.

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  • Booking bonus: book by 14 Dec '19 and save up to 25% off the accommodation cost for travel between 22 Aug '19-31 Dec '20.

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Sottovento Beach Club (beachfront restaurant and bar serving Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). The buffet part of the restaurant is included in the All Inclusive. There is a separate à la carte section of the restaurant where reservations are required and items are charged separately and are not part of the All Inclusive.

Large swimming pool, ocean-front massage centre*. Day trips to Prickly Pear Island*.

Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary self-parking. Laundry services*.

3 nights between 25 Dec-5 and 25 Jan-28 Feb.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this is an adults-only resort, for guests ages 16 and over only.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating We moved to the Verandah

Nov 12, 2019 Bowiesolo

Oceanpoint has two good things 1. The staff are so friendly and 2. there are cats. We booked this hotel based on the info in the Westjet book and website. The pictures looked great and the description made it sound so nice. When we got there that was another story. The hotel definitely needs some TLC. Paint needs to be redone, some floor boards… Read more
Oceanpoint has two good things 1. The staff are so friendly and 2. there are cats. We booked this hotel based on the info in the Westjet book and website. The pictures looked great and the description made it sound so nice. When we got there that was another story. The hotel definitely needs some TLC. Paint needs to be redone, some floor boards in the restaurant are unsafe and it just doesn't look like the photos. Still cute, but could be better. Then there is the food. We arrived on a Sunday and changed hotels 2 days later. There is only the buffet available and I felt like they were just rewarming things from the night before. One night there were several pastas, potatoes and rice dishes no no other real food, the next night it was almost the same but they had a bbq which was inside the small restaurant and made everywhere hot and smelling of propane. My burger was still very pink inside so pasta again for dinner! The description on the Westjet site says unlimited domestic drinks. Every place that I've been to it means you can get most drinks made but only with the local alcohol. That's fine. Except at this resort it means only the few items on the list are available. Want a strawberry daiquiri? Nope it'll cost extra. Want a rum and coke with splash of lime? Nope the lime makes it a different drink and that'll cost you. The safe has to be opened with a key. The first night we used it several times and suddenly it would not work. We called the front desk and each time we were told use the key...we told them there was something wrong with the safe itself. Turns out it was broken and held our stuff hostage until finally someone could drill a hole to open it. Once that happened it wasn't usable and we had to spend the day carrying it all around. I had also messaged the resort on Facebook about the voltage. My mom has a cpap machine and I wanted to make sure it would work. The person who was running the Facebook messenger said 110v. We didn't bring out plugs or adapter because of this answer. Turns out nowhere at that resort has 110. Maintenance did lend us an adapter but the warning light on the powerbar saying unsafe wiring. The beach is very small and there was no one really there. Same with the pool. Then we found out that the resort mostly caters to Europeans and they prefer to go to other beaches while they are on their holiday. It explained the atmosphere and the food. We ended up being moved to the Verandah which was the best thing we did!!! One thing about this place was the staff. Everyone was so friendly and nice. They were really great. It was so nice to see the kitties too. They don't really want to be pet but they were fun to see where you would find them next Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A little piece of Paradise

Nov 2, 2019 PeterandKatie2015 Spilsby, United Kingdom

stayed for a week at this Hotel at the end of October and from the moment we walked into reception we felt welcomed and at ease. The Hotel itself is rustic with, Caribbean and Mediterranean vibe going on, the room was spacious and cleaned on a daily basis with fresh towels and the view from our room over the 2 beaches was fantastic, waking up to… Read more
stayed for a week at this Hotel at the end of October and from the moment we walked into reception we felt welcomed and at ease. The Hotel itself is rustic with, Caribbean and Mediterranean vibe going on, the room was spacious and cleaned on a daily basis with fresh towels and the view from our room over the 2 beaches was fantastic, waking up to the sound of the sea every morning, even the constant sound of crickets and other critters at night didn't bother us, its all part of the charm and atmosphere of this wonderful hotel. The food was fantastic with a good variety of dishes and the service from the staff was brilliant and attentive, breakfast comprised of a good selection to cater for all nationalities, being Brits the sausage bacon and eggs were perfect to set us up for the day. again lunch was excellent quality and the evening meal was a different theme every night on a weekly basis, plenty of meat, fish, vegetables salad and pasta, there was always something to tickle your taste buds. The all inclusive drinks menu was good, with the normal spirits on offer, and a good selection of cocktails, and of course wine. beer and hot beverages and also water top ups were available as long as you had your own container. Also again I cannot reiterate enough how fantastic the staff at this hotel are, always smiling and catering to your every need, restaurant, bar,cleaners and reception staff all should receive recognition for their genuine friendliness and helpfulness. As for Antigua itself, all I can say is PARADISE!! we could not fit into one week all the things there is to see and do. Our highlight was Shirley heights party which is held every Sunday and costs $8 US to get in, once you are in the food and drink prices are reasonably priced and the entertainment is fantastic with a steel band and live band and of course the sunset is unmissable. we had a day trip to Barbuda which will stay in our hearts for the rest of our lives, with its beautiful pink and white sand beaches, wildlife and crystal clear waters this truly is the Caribbean at its best and what you envisage Paradise to be, Princess Diana beach is a must see while on the Island. We found getting about in Antigua can be quite pricey to get a taxi from north to the south of the island and back again, you are talking $90 US but after a few days there we discovered the local bus services, and ended up doing the same trip for roughly equivalent to £7.50 and it was fantastic mixing with the local community and exploring off the beaten track as well as nelsons dockyard in English harbour which was a really interesting day out with loads of history, And I must add that not at any point during our stay did we feel unsafe everyone is so friendly and helpful, even exploring St Johns away from the tourist areas we felt safe. We went hiking through the undergrowth down forgotten footpaths (with help of google maps) to find a little beach called bush bay, we had it all to ourselves all day and was well worth the walk. To summarise, there are a few negative reviews on here and I respect peoples opinions, but for us the hotel and Antigua itself is an amazing place, if you want pure luxury, go for the larger resorts, if you truly want a true taste of the Caribbean this is the place for you. be an explorer not a tourist and you will benifit from the experience we will return someday and see and do the things we didn't have time to do, a week just wasn't long enough. Thankyou Ocean point for making our stay a truly memorable experience and showing us the delights of your beautiful Island, when things get tough at home we now have our happy place to look back on. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hotel not bad, Antigua not so good !

Oct 19, 2019 anglesanddangles UK Birmingham

The hotel is situated on the North of the island and is a small place right on the sea having 2 nice beaches yards from the bar. We got a taxi from the airport and cost 13 USD which is what was expected. The room was OK, but could do with an update. When we boiled the kettle, all the electrics went off ! An electrician had to come and fix it. … Read more
The hotel is situated on the North of the island and is a small place right on the sea having 2 nice beaches yards from the bar. We got a taxi from the airport and cost 13 USD which is what was expected. The room was OK, but could do with an update. When we boiled the kettle, all the electrics went off ! An electrician had to come and fix it. There are tea/coffee etc in the room, but no milk ! So you can't actually make a cuppa in the morning. The aircon was very good with a modern easy to use unit. The bathroom was OK but there is a basket containing 'body butter' whatever that is. But no evidence of shower gel or shampoo. There are some soaps for use, but they smell like a really bad cheese yuk! Towels are changed daily. The restaurant is OK but there is not a great choice of foods. They have an a la carte part to the retaurant but we never saw anyone in there. The place is supposed to be run by Italian's but I never saw any Italian food? There is a cat which is in the restaurant daily meaowing at diners begging for food which is so annoying. I don't want any animals around me when eating. The hotel have a food dish for the cat, thereby attracting it back all the time..they should stop feeding it and it will go elsewhere. I'm sure this is a health issue? The large pool was very warm, and there were some great sunbeds, but there were only 3 parasols ? If you walk down to the 2 beaches, you will find sunbeds and fixed wooden parasols. Towels are provided which was good. I had a good sleep every night, BUT if you are a light sleeper you will not appreciate the extremely loud crickets chirping outside, they are EXTREMELY loud and chirp all night until sunrise! Due to it's isolated position, it's a good job it's all inclusive because if you want to go out you have nowhere to walk to. There is a restaurant about 5 mins walk away called 'the Bistro' which is very very very expensive (£120 for 2 with wine) but you can't walk there as the roads are very uneven and no street lighting. You have to get a cab which costs 20USD round trip when the restaurant is just under 1km away, yes 1km !!! Enough of the hotel, now Antigua in general. The taxi's are a complete tourist rip off ! It cost us 90USD (around £80) for a taxi to English Harbour which is 12 miles away. If you look at car hire, a small car costs 60USD plus fees/taxis/CDW etc making it 100USD per day! There are no mopeds for rent, but the local bus cost just 1 USD from the hotel to Saint Johns which was great, but on the return journey we had to wait 45 mins until enough people were on the bus for it to set off. I wouldn't us the bus at night. The roads are mainly unkept mud tracks and we almost got hit 3 times head on by other cars. Very dangerous. St Johns is the capital but is a complete 3rd world hole. I was expecting culture, a good vibe etc, but it was most dissappointing. The only place which was as expected was English Harbour and Nelsons Dockyard and Shirley Heights. A good walk around the historic dockyard, then on Thursdays and Sundays up to Shirley Heights where there is a steel drum band, bars and a BBQ which is really good value. It is a must. Other than that, we won't be returning to Antigua. My ankles are also suffering from the numerous mosquito bites. The hotel has some really great staff who are a real credit and we love them dearly. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not bad

Oct 15, 2019 OdeBarbz Kingstown, St. Vincent

Stayed in the hotel with my mom for UWIOC graduation. Staff is extremely amazing, friendly. Stayed on the all inclusive plan, food was good but the drinks on the all inclusive was limited as the blender wasn't working. Had a few small roaches on the room and there aren't any hand rails but the pool was great. The fact that there are 2 lovely… Read more
Stayed in the hotel with my mom for UWIOC graduation. Staff is extremely amazing, friendly. Stayed on the all inclusive plan, food was good but the drinks on the all inclusive was limited as the blender wasn't working. Had a few small roaches on the room and there aren't any hand rails but the pool was great. The fact that there are 2 lovely small beaches. Another upside, the hotel is located a good distance from the hotel & we had to take taxis. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very pleasant and great value for money

Oct 15, 2019 TywinCR Glasgow, United Kingdom

We had the best time at this hotel. The rooms were bright and spacious. The reception was very helpful and the bar always had a good atmosphere- laid back In the afternoons and fun at night with entertainment including a good live band. The pina coladas were the bomb. The restaurant all inclusive buffet was fresh and homemade. They were also very… Read more
We had the best time at this hotel. The rooms were bright and spacious. The reception was very helpful and the bar always had a good atmosphere- laid back In the afternoons and fun at night with entertainment including a good live band. The pina coladas were the bomb. The restaurant all inclusive buffet was fresh and homemade. They were also very helpful with allergies, running me through each dish daily, and would prepare things specially for me if I wanted. The pool area is very relaxing with beautiful flowers. We loved this hotel, especially considering the price, and would go back. Read less