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) and weekly pool and beach parties.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

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).

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

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Aug 1, 2021 ReggieWorld

Overall, the property is beautiful, the rooms are clean, and the staff is super friendly and accommodating. Service in the restaurants was slow, although Valda, one of the waitresses was the absolute best. We had a problem with bad service in the Caribbean restaurant and had to walk out one night, party of eight. Because of COVID, there wasn’t… Read more
Overall, the property is beautiful, the rooms are clean, and the staff is super friendly and accommodating. Service in the restaurants was slow, although Valda, one of the waitresses was the absolute best. We had a problem with bad service in the Caribbean restaurant and had to walk out one night, party of eight. Because of COVID, there wasn’t much to do beyond the resort, but we made the best of it. Bar closes every night at 12AM, which is kind of a buzz killer, and there is no alcohol in the room. A few of the staff really stood out and went above and beyond to take great care of us, starting with Vanessa, the concierge, who is the epitome of a professional and who genuinely cares about the guests. The bartenders were excellent, made friends with us, and took great care of us, including Rohan who was the life of the party and one other whose name starts with D, but I can’t remember. I want to go back post COVID to get the full experience of the resort and Antigua. Read less
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Jul 31, 2021 AlphonsoTijuana B

Mediatation and yoga with Kaffain is amazing. It was my first experience with mediation and yoga. It was great. He will get your mental and body together and insync!!!!! When you are visiting Royalton Antigua be sure to him out at RoyalFit!!
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Jul 31, 2021 georgiamW7575TK

Overall as a large family we had a great time at the royalton. The facilities are very modern and new which is nice. The pool/beach area is lovely. Overall the service is very hit and miss. I do not know if this is due to covid but it seems like a lot of staff do not want to be here, many of the staff are very polite and helpful but a lot are also… Read more
Overall as a large family we had a great time at the royalton. The facilities are very modern and new which is nice. The pool/beach area is lovely. Overall the service is very hit and miss. I do not know if this is due to covid but it seems like a lot of staff do not want to be here, many of the staff are very polite and helpful but a lot are also very unhelpful and eye rolling if asking for a drink for example. The check in requires much improvement in efficiency. Because we were a large group we had a great time as we could enjoy our company and were able to see past the sometimes lack in service, however if we were here as a couple this may have been more of an issue. We were part of the diamond club which was well worth it as it enabled us to book restaurants in the evening and had a private pool/beach area. We had Javier as our butler and he was fantastic, very helpful and attentive. Read less
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Jul 31, 2021 J7745FJalisham

Due to Covid a lot of pple we met in Antigua were there by default, But we all somehow ended up in royalton Antigua! It was a blast me and my bestie spent 10days here and had the best time ever! Staff were so attentive bar staff like LEVI,mr Chelsea and shonice were great on beach bringing drinks and checking up on us, you can leave all valuables… Read more
Due to Covid a lot of pple we met in Antigua were there by default, But we all somehow ended up in royalton Antigua! It was a blast me and my bestie spent 10days here and had the best time ever! Staff were so attentive bar staff like LEVI,mr Chelsea and shonice were great on beach bringing drinks and checking up on us, you can leave all valuables and they will not be touched, met a lovely massage lady on the beach for $1 a min ( don’t pay hotel massage) hook up on the beach with a guy called frenchie for all your trips etc , best restaurant and staff was the Caribbean!! Coffee shop was amazing with mornin coffee addiction and for afternoon ice cream and pastries… far to much to mention the done well during Covid a lil slow in some places but to expected and a must to order room service through your tv only took 20min and was the best burger I’ve had in a while! Cannot fault the island and the people of Antigua even the begger off the street would help you out! Also try the best roti shop it will be the best food you’ve ever tasted! I hope Antigua can get more people to give positive reviews it is really not talked about Caribbean country BUT really should really be given its props … you meet and make friend like we have for life from all walks of life here ! All must visit Read less
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Jul 31, 2021 bethanyjane94 Manchester, United Kingdom

When we first arrived to check in at the Royalton Antigua, we were told by the member of staff the hotel had forgotten that it was our honeymoon, even though it had been stated on the booking everywhere, and ourselves and two of our family members had emailed the hotel with our details to also inform them. As it was our honeymoon our room should… Read more
When we first arrived to check in at the Royalton Antigua, we were told by the member of staff the hotel had forgotten that it was our honeymoon, even though it had been stated on the booking everywhere, and ourselves and two of our family members had emailed the hotel with our details to also inform them. As it was our honeymoon our room should have been decorated on arrival, as we was forgotten about this had not happened, and it finally did happen 5 days after arrival, as they stated we was always in the room when they came to do it, despite us being by the pool or beach from 8 in the morning till 4 in the afternoon and then leaving around 6 for our evening meal. When we first arrived we expressed our concerns that we did not think our room was the room we had booked, the reception staff stated it was, since returning home, we have found out we was in the incorrect room and we should been in Diamond club, which on holiday we was not, as our booking states Junior Club Suite with Bay view, we did ask pay to be upgraded to this whilst on holiday, however we was not allowed, despite being told we could of upgraded on the Sunday of our first week. The service we received whilst in the hotel could only be described as appalling, waiting 20 minutes for water to be offered when first seated at a table, members of staff tutting and rolling their eyes at breakfast when we asked for tea instead of coffee, some days plates not being cleared at all and other days plates being snatched from the table whilst still eating the final mouthfuls of your plate. Staff were also very rude in the al-carte restaurants, particularly in the Hunters steakhouse, when we asked for another diet coke, after they had just brought on, the waitress snapped okay and stormed off as if it was far too much trouble to get another drink from the bar. We found great difficulty in getting tables in the al-carte restaurants, as you can’t book tables its walk in only, however unless you are diamond club and then you can book, it took us 3 nights to eat in the Grazie Italian restaurant, which only happened as we spoke to guest services and they managed to get us a table. We had raised concerns to staff at reception & guest services throughout our first week, who always stated would get a manger to speak to us, which never happened, also a member of staff stated at the end of our first week please let us try and make your experience better, this meant that for 2 days they rang to check we was okay and check where we was eating that night, then after 2 phone calls this stopped, how this constitutes making our experience better I do not know. The service and attitudes we were getting from all staff members was making us so upset we were in tears we even looked at getting flights home early because we felt would be better off rather than being in this hotel. One of our main concerns is that our smoke detector in our room was faulty and was continually going off, to which one morning it set the evacuation alarm off in the building, we mentioned this to reception, who first accused us of smoking in our room, which was very rude, as neither of us smoke and we weren’t asked we was accused. They then stated they would get someone to fix this, after ringing the front desk again 3 times, they sent a maintenance member of staff to fix it, however which 20 minutes later the detector when off again, the hotel rather that fixing the detector just then switched it off, so a massive health & safety issue as if they had been a fire when we were not present in our room, our belongings could have been damaged and also they had but the lives and belongings of other guests at risk we believe. Unless you are in diamond club at this hotel you do not matter, you are an inconvenience to all staff, after spending thousands of pounds on a once in a life time holiday, to then be told you cannot eat here for breakfast, you not allowed in this area of the pool, you cannot drink that, even towards the end of the holiday we were told we could not collect towels from around the pool area as they were reserved for diamond club. When we finally came to the end of our 2 week stay we had paid for a late check out as our flight was not until night time, we received a phone call from the concierge in the morning to ask if they could collect our luggage, we stated yes to collect at 3 as we was checking out at 4 but our luggage would be ready, 3 came and no one came to collect our luggage, so at 3:30 we rang the concierge and ask if someone could come and collect them, they stated yes someone will come, and no one arrived so we took our own luggage to reception, which doesn’t sound terrible but when only 1 lift with the building is working and you’re on the 6th floor, it’s a bit of a challenge in 30 degrees. Reception staff on check out, did not seem to care on bit about all our issues we had throughout our stay, however a senior member of staff as we were leaving asked if she could speak to us and help, well no actually by that point it was too late, and this should have happened when we first arrived. Obviously, we are extremely upset, angry and disappointed this what happened our honeymoon, especially considering the amount of money spent to have the honeymoon of a lifetime. Read less