Royalton Antigua, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

A private beach that plays up to all those Caribbean stereotypes (think cashmere sands, dazzling waters, and gentle trade winds) plays host to one of Antigua’s latest luxury retreats. Watched over by Fort Barrington, Royalton Antigua, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, lives up to its name – letting you live like royalty with almost every treat included in their All-In Luxury® promise. You can sip handcrafted cocktails, surf the WiFi, snorkel and kayak in the bay, and even try out scuba-diving with an introductory lesson – all without dipping into your holiday spending money. And you can dine without picking up the tab too, with more than a dozen restaurants and bars covering everything from beachside burgers to sumptuous steakhouse classics. Adding their own special twist, they also feature extra touches like their Sports Event Guarantee™ so you can watch big sports events on TV. With so much to do, you'll have so much fun at this lively and exciting hotel!

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Kids Club
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa

Where is it

Located on the beach in Deep Bay, close to the historic Fort Barrington and a 20-minute drive from St John's. Transfer time from Antigua airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

294 suites. All with Royalton Signature DreamBed™, balcony or terrace, bathroom with rain showers, 24-hour concierge service, stocked mini-bar, USB recharge and Bluetooth audio stations, safe with interior power outlet, satellite TV, 24-hour room service, iron and board, coffee maker and hairdryer. Luxury Junior Suites with hillside views and 1 king-size or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

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

Luxury Junior Suite Bay View Diamond Club™ with luxury vistas, 1 king-size or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Luxury Junior Suite Swim Out Diamond Club™ with sliding glass doors that open to the semi-private swim out pool and either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Diamond Club™ guests have additional exclusive benefits:

  • 24-hour virtual butler/agent service
  • Preferred room locations
  • Preferential reservations in à la carte restaurants
  • Exclusive bar, pool and beach areas with waiter service
  • Distinctive wrist bracelet
  • Personalised check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Access to Diamond Club™ lounge
  • Selected premium drinks menu in lounge
  • Pillow menu
  • Robes and slippers in room
  • Discounts on spa treatments and beauty services

Adult-only Chairman Overwater Bungalows offer a living area with pull out sofa, dining room and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Each bungalow has a private deck with an infinity plunge pool, a hammock, a glass floor and private ocean entry. Guests who book this room type receive additional amenities and services including: 

  • Butler service
  • Personal fitness/yoga classes
  • Sunset mixologist service

Enjoy dining in this comfortable tropical atmosphere in an open-air casual setting. With so many excellent options to choose from, the only decision you’ll have to make is deciding on which culinary dish to enjoy.

7 restaurants: Gourmet Marché (International buffet, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Grazie Italian Trattoria (Italian cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), SCORE Brewhouse (pub and grill with screenings of sporting events, open for lunch and dinner), C/X Culinary Experience* (chef's table offering 7 courses with musical selections accompanying each dish), Hunter Steakhouse, Beach Club Grill (grilled foods including burgers, club sandwiches and sorbets) and Ocean Side (open-air dining). 6 bars including 2 pool bars, Diamond Club™ Lounge, lobby bar and Martini Mix. Caffe Lounge coffee shop (hot beverages, pastries and ice cream).

Evening entertainment in the open-air theatre.

Swimming pool, kids' splash pool. The Royal Spa*. Fitness centre with instructors. Non-motorised water sports including kayaking. Tennis courts. Clubhouse kids club (for children aged 4-12) with live appearances from Max and Ruby™, childrens' playground, kids' cooking and dance classes. Hangout Teens Club (age 13-17). Beach volleyball. Ping pong. Introductory scuba diving lessons.

Complimentary WiFi. Personalised check-in (early check-in and late check-out subject to availability).

Please note: a room levy of $5 per guest, per night applies to guests aged 6 years and above (payable locally, subject to change).

3 nights between 1 Nov '19-31 Oct '21.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (722)
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Oct 27, 2021 mills_zoe

the hotel was very good. the kids club was great and had many activities for the children. my family and i got diamond club, a vip service which you pay more for. personally, i don’t think it was worth all the money. you get a butler which books dinners for you and you also get an extra pool. the service was poor. for many restaurants you had to… Read more
the hotel was very good. the kids club was great and had many activities for the children. my family and i got diamond club, a vip service which you pay more for. personally, i don’t think it was worth all the money. you get a butler which books dinners for you and you also get an extra pool. the service was poor. for many restaurants you had to wait nearly 40 minutes to get your food. the hotel has a wide range of restaurants and bars. i would recommend the steakhouse - hunters - and the caribbean. when eating at the resort do be aware of timing. the resort has entertainment every night that is very good. the resort has many taxis that you can take for day trips around the island to see landmarks, beaches etc. a site in antigua i would definitely recommend is stingray city. it’s amazing! they take you on a boat to a strip of water where they specifically know stingrays rest in. you get to feed them, hold them and touch them! it’s a magical experience. overall my family and i enjoyed our stay at the royalton antigua and may re visit again. Read less
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Oct 27, 2021 Diane3617

We travelled with our niece and daughters all in their 20s and had a great week. The staff could not go enough for us whether in the restaurants,bars or watersports area. Beach was beautiful and we enjoyed the hobie cat,kayaks and paddle boards. Had 2 great day trips on an extreme ski boat trip round the island and horse riding on th
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Oct 26, 2021 Lizhandley83

This was our Plan B holiday (original booking to Mexico had to be cancelled as it was on the red list when our balance was due to be paid) as we were desperate for a good quality beach holiday. We saw the reviews on here were rather scathing, so booked 1 week here and 1 week at another hotel in Antigua we had been to before. Safe to say, whilst… Read more
This was our Plan B holiday (original booking to Mexico had to be cancelled as it was on the red list when our balance was due to be paid) as we were desperate for a good quality beach holiday. We saw the reviews on here were rather scathing, so booked 1 week here and 1 week at another hotel in Antigua we had been to before. Safe to say, whilst here for our first week, we all enjoyed it so much that we changed it so we stayed here for the full duration of our holiday! We felt very Covid safe, all staff wore masks at all times and there were sanitiser stations everywhere you looked as well as temperature scanners in all restaurants. The friendliness of every single staff member needs mentioning as there was always a friendly “hello” or “have a nice day” from all staff around the resort. The Vibe teams members ensured our children (6 & 8) had the best holiday, big shout outs of thanks need to go to Devon & Shomuye especially. Also, our children preferred to spend time at the kids club as there was so much on: hair braiding, manicures, science experiments, football tournaments etc. and they made lots of friends too. Again recognitions needs to be made to Marsha, Cara & Tracey. A beautifully appointed resort, lovely crystal-clear sea and plenty of choice for dining, never had to wait too long, food was always cold and of good quality. Great variety of water sports to choose from too, so plenty of time spent out in the bay looking at the shipwrecks and trying to find the elusive sea turtle! The only thing that was a pain was the room walls are incredibly paper-thin. You could hear neighbours’ conversations clearly and one morning their phone alarm woke me up!! Not sure there’s much that can be done about it, but worth noting… keep things quiet!! Read less
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Oct 25, 2021 Buckland5224 kent

We stayed from 12th Oct till 22nd oct. The hotel is set in lovely surroundings we were welcomed by being given a lovely rum cocktail on arrival, checking in at reception the receptionist I felt was quite stand offish no smiles and wasn't very helpful. We had asked for a bay view but was told none avaliable and we had been booked into a mountain… Read more
We stayed from 12th Oct till 22nd oct. The hotel is set in lovely surroundings we were welcomed by being given a lovely rum cocktail on arrival, checking in at reception the receptionist I felt was quite stand offish no smiles and wasn't very helpful. We had asked for a bay view but was told none avaliable and we had been booked into a mountain view. The room it's self was clean and big. Staff at the beach bar ok but one waitress always stood out and would bring us drinks with out having to ask I'm sorry but forgotten her name. The beach is lovely but could do with more umbrellas for sun beds. We had a lovely afternoon out on a speed boat organised by my partner for just us booked on the beach, well worth it made my birthday special but nothing from the hotel. Food in resturants good selection but could be hotter, sometimes only luke warm. Most of the staff happy and chat and hard working. Entertainment for a big hotel could of been better. We've stayed in Antigua before and love the island and it's people. We had a good time and relaxed. I know covid has caused lots of problems for the tourist industry, but there lacks some personal touches compared to other hotels we've stayed in. Over all a fair hotel that doesn't deserve the bad reviews that others have given but still room to improve. Read less
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Oct 25, 2021 Delboy1delboy2

Myself and my partner stayed here for 11 nights , We left yesterday and we have had a wonderful time , on arriving we were offered a welcome drink and check in run smoothly. There are 4 restaurants and a buffet restaurant you can choose from all of which I enjoyed , and believe me I’m a fussy eater , but there is plent of choice for everyone and… Read more
Myself and my partner stayed here for 11 nights , We left yesterday and we have had a wonderful time , on arriving we were offered a welcome drink and check in run smoothly. There are 4 restaurants and a buffet restaurant you can choose from all of which I enjoyed , and believe me I’m a fussy eater , but there is plent of choice for everyone and always very fresh, you can also order food to your room by the tv menu the drinks are a very good standard with a range of cocktails and a selection of wines . The bar staff are always happy to mix you there special cocktails , you must try a Latoya that you can get at the pool bar. Not only was there a good choice of cocktails but the spirits were well known brand names too. Nadia is a drinks waitress and she works very hard and looked after us very well , and always with a smile . The Vibe entertainers are a fantastic team and are amazing, they all made you feel very special , I would like to name them all but my memory is not that good so I will name Sheriff (Sherry) Deven, Felicia And Cocina (Coco) . Eric the Guest relations Manager was so friendly and made us feel very welcome always remembering our names too. Water sports was great, there was always equipment and Darius and his team worked hard to make sure of this. if ever you were short of drinks or toiletries in the room, one phone call to housekeeping and it was sorted promptly. We would on some days get a call to the room just to check that we had everything we needed. The gym was open early and was very well equipped , very clean and had an ample supply of bottled water and fresh towels. The Covid measures were fantastic, sanitising stations everywhere with temperture checks at all restaurants , and when leaving and returning to the hotel. Be opened minded when reading any bad reviews , we arrived on the 13/10 and left on the 24/10, I found all the staff to be friendly and attentive , not once did I see any staff on a mobile phone , unless there were front desk or guest relations , who were dealing with guest queries . The courtesy room to use at the end of the day was one of the best I have ever used , it was designed for that purpose and not just a empty hotel room. It was very clean with fresh towels and toiletries . The floors could get slippery at times if there had been rain, so you would have to be careful especially if wearing flip flops , which is common sense . There would be signs warning of this and cleaning teams dealing with it as and when needed. This is normal in most hotels in a hot country if they have rain or somebody spills a drink. This is not a fault of the hotel . I have been to many hotels over the years, so i have experienced different levels of hospitality , and in my opinion the Royalton staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I was very sad to leave. I would not hesitate in returning to this hotel and I definitely would recommend it . If I didn’t have work commitments I would have extended my stay and would not yet be writing this but being laying by the pool enjoying the hospitality and entertainment . Read less