Royalton Antigua, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort

Antigua, Caribbean

Virgin rating

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 – all without dipping into your holiday spending money. And you can dine without picking up the tab too, with plenty of 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, garment steamer, and hairdryer. 

Luxury Junior Suites with hillside views and 1 king-size or 2 queen beds, plus 1 sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Please note: Iron and ironing board, and coffee maker, are available on request.

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

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

Luxury Junior Suite Diamond Club is the same as the Luxury Junior Suite, with the addition of the Diamond club benefits.

Luxury Junior Suite Bay View Diamond Club™ is the same as the Luxury Junior Suite Bay View, with the addition of the Diamond Club benefits.

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, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Diamond Club™ guests have additional exclusive benefits:

- Butler service (physical butler)

- Preferred room locations

- Preferential reservations in à la carte restaurants

- Exclusive beach area with dedicated bar and waiter service

- Distinctive wrist bracelet

- Personalised check-in and check-out at the lounge

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

- Access to Diamond Club™ lounge

- Private pool for Diamond Club™ guests

- Selected premium drinks menu in lounge (some restrictions apply)

- Daily continental breakfast service in the lounge

- Evening hors d'oeuvres and afternoon snacks (including decadent desserts) in the lounge

- Upgraded room service menu

- Selection of in-suite liquors (one bottle per week)

- Pillow menu

- Upgraded robes and slippers in room

- Selection of pillows from The Royal Spa pillow menu

- 25% discounts on spa treatments and beauty services (some restrictions apply)

- One hydrotherapy session per person per stay (based on availability)

- Upgraded mini-bar restocked daily (according to consumption)

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 3 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

Caribbean Restaurant & Grill (Caribbean cuisine, open for dinner). Gourmet Marché (International buffet, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Grazie Italian Trattoria (Italian cuisine, open for dinner). SCORE Brewhouse (pub and grill featuring a microbrewery, 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 (signature restaurant, open for dinner). Beach Club Grill (grilled foods including burgers, club sandwiches and sorbets). Scoops Gelato and Caffe Lounge (sweet and savoury treats available throughout the day). Chill Pool Bar (featuring a swim up bar). Diamond Club™ Lounge. Martini Mix (cocktail bar). 

Evening entertainment in the open-air theatre.

Swimming pool, kids' splash pool. Pool games. The Royal Spa*. Fitness centre with instructors and classes. Non-motorised water sports including kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkelling. Introductory scuba diving lessons. Tennis courts. Clubhouse kids club (for children aged 4-12) with live appearances from Max and Ruby™. Hangout teens lounge (for ages 13-17). Children's' playground. Cooking and dance classes. Beach volleyball. Ping pong.

Complimentary WiFi. Personalised check-in (early check-in and late check-out subject to availability). 24-hour room service*.

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

5 nights.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Horrible customer service

Jul 14, 2024 Melisa M

My husband and I were excited to celebrate his 40th birthday in Antigua at the Royalton Autograph. The property was beautiful and the beach but the rudeness of the employees that worked on the resort kept ruining what was supposed to be a peaceful vacation. My husband and I travel often and one important factor we look for is good customer… Read more
My husband and I were excited to celebrate his 40th birthday in Antigua at the Royalton Autograph. The property was beautiful and the beach but the rudeness of the employees that worked on the resort kept ruining what was supposed to be a peaceful vacation. My husband and I travel often and one important factor we look for is good customer service. We stayed for 7 days and 6 nights. The workers at the Royalton especially the female workers had a very horrible attitude. Majority of the male workers at the Royalton were pleasant. The staff in the buffet seem to be annoyed and very short fused. They would often be in a corner gossiping instead of attending to the guest and if you were lucky enough to flag down an employee they would take a very long time to bring back a watered down orange juice or soda. There was no sense of urgency to help or tend to the guest. One morning I walked in the buffet and I walked past the host who was gossiping outside with another employee. I waited for a few seconds for someone to come to the stand to walk me to a table and take my room number. After realizing nobody was coming I walked over to another staff member on the floor who escorted me back to the front to the host that was gossiping outside. She finally ended her convo outside and rudely found me a table. This was the interactions my husband and I received during our time at the Royalton. The last 2 days were the worst. The property has a cafe ice cream shop called scoops. After dinner we walked to scoops to get some ice cream. When we walked in there was only 2 ladies sitting down who were already served. The lady at the counter saw us walk in and again refused to greet us. I finally said hello and she answered rudely and I told her I would like some ice cream. Before I could tell her what flavor ice cream I wanted she rudely stated “ you know they have all of this at the buffet” I was thrown off by her statement so I said really they have all of this in there I never saw it. She then responds “what do you mean all of this ?” I stated I only see pastries in the buffet I never seen ice cream . She then responded rude again and said “they have ice cream you just have to ask” at this point I’m really confused with the hostility. After this she asked what flavor ice cream I want. I told her she gave it to me and my husband was so turned off that when she asked him if he wanted something he said no. When we went outside he said what just happened in there and I told him I’m confused myself. When we got back to our room 10607 my husband called to make a complaint. They sent up a bottle of champagne and told us that they will speak to the lady in scoops manager. The following night our last night on the resort we went back to scoops. This time we were greeted by another employee. She took one look at my husband and said “what kind of hairstyle is that ? And started laughing “ I looked her and said what is wrong with his hair and she said the way it’s so straight. I said there is nothing wrong with his hair. That’s just the texture of his hair. I was offended by her comment and so was my husband . After we left my husband took out his phone to look at his camera to look at his hair since the employee found it funny. This really upset me because this was my husbands 40th birthday celebration and he spent most of the time trying to over look the rude staff at the royalton. I spent over $4000 dollars on this trip and I at least thought we would received decent customer service which we didn’t. Thank you Royalton for providing my husband and I horrible customer service for his 40th birthday. We did leave a complaint with guest services upon checkout but hopefully those rude employees are addressed and we can spare future guest the rude experience we received. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great holiday - ignore the negative reviews

Jul 13, 2024 DanMorehead Kidderminster, United Kingdom

Do not listen to the bad reviews! This hotel is very clean and the service is good, everyone is always polite and says hello. The Cafe is brilliant and the staff in there are just brilliant. Food is really good and plenty of variety. Yes you may have to wait for a table at times at some restaurants but it’s never more than hour while you grab… Read more
Do not listen to the bad reviews! This hotel is very clean and the service is good, everyone is always polite and says hello. The Cafe is brilliant and the staff in there are just brilliant. Food is really good and plenty of variety. Yes you may have to wait for a table at times at some restaurants but it’s never more than hour while you grab a drink and relax. Rooms are clean and spacious and the pool area is really good too with an amazing beach. Of course there is the odd maintenance issue if you want to scrutinise every bit but nothing offensive or that will make any difference to your holiday. Don’t bother with Diamond club, we didn’t use it and still had an amazing break. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Resort - Ignore the negative reviews

Jul 13, 2024 5SharonC Chorley, United Kingdom

Just got back from a 2 week stay here - treated ourselves to the overwater bungalow for the last few nights which was amazing. Our butlers Zo and Earl were great. The sea here is crystal clear and lovely breeze when sitting at the main pools. All the staff are really friendly. Food is of a high standard. The only restaurant we didn't enjoy was the… Read more
Just got back from a 2 week stay here - treated ourselves to the overwater bungalow for the last few nights which was amazing. Our butlers Zo and Earl were great. The sea here is crystal clear and lovely breeze when sitting at the main pools. All the staff are really friendly. Food is of a high standard. The only restaurant we didn't enjoy was the Caribbean - the food was hit and miss. Rooms were clean and modern. Entertainment was pretty good and vibe team did a great job getting everyone to join in. Mr Awesome and his water aerobics were memorable. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this resort. Ignore the bad reviews this place is excellent. We witnessed some incredibly rude behaviour from a few American visitors who only stay a few nights - I expect the bad reviews are left by them. This is 2nd Royalton stay - St Lucia in January and Antigua. We are heading to Royalton Splash Riviera in Cancun in September. So far really enjoying this hotel chain Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful holiday for our large family group

Jul 13, 2024 swrightes East Midlands, United Kingdom

We have just returned from this lovely hotel. This is our 3rd stay with Royalton… we have done Jamaica and the Dominican and feel the diamond club here was the best service yet. We were extremely worried after reading the reviews but glad we ignored them. There was 17 in our party. All of us in diamond club. Matara and Paul were our butlers,… Read more
We have just returned from this lovely hotel. This is our 3rd stay with Royalton… we have done Jamaica and the Dominican and feel the diamond club here was the best service yet. We were extremely worried after reading the reviews but glad we ignored them. There was 17 in our party. All of us in diamond club. Matara and Paul were our butlers, extremely helpful and friendly. One of family members rooms did have a moldy smell, but they were moved on request immediately and asked many times if they were ok with their new room. All the rest of the rooms were perfect. Yes sometimes you could pick at them needing a bit of work that needs doing but we don’t tend to notice those things. They were clean and comfortable. We left jewelry out and had no concerns over our belongings. Mini bar very well stocked. Butlers happy to get extras for you. We found staff very friendly and one or two maybe not as smiley as others but this didn’t bother us. We know in our own country how much hospitality has suffered during and after Covid and we have noticed in our holidays abroad since 2021 that is is very evident it hit these countries hardest. It’s hard to find a perfect team of smiley waiters/waitresses here… god knows how they would do it without the finances and training we have. We enjoyed all food and drink, no one was ill. We used the diamond club pool, bar and reception. All excellent. The buffet was similar to any Caribbean buffet and did a great job, we used this most days. Restaurants were all good. We split into smaller groups at time as we’re such a big party but our butlers did manage 2 large group booking for us. The culinary experience with Katty was as good as any decent London restaurant… delicious! It’s an extra charge, but so worth it. Set in a beautiful room. This hotel is smaller than the other royaltons we have stayed at, but we preferred it. Easy layout, absolutely beautiful beach. Not too busy. It suited our family holiday perfectly! We would return here happily. It is Very much the Royalton brand, which seems to suit us and our holiday needs! It definitely does not deserve some of the reviews it’s getting! Thank you to everyone at Royalton Antigua, that took the time to make our holiday a great one. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Positive honest review

Jul 13, 2024 Tina H Kettering, United Kingdom

We have just got back to the UK from a big family holiday ( 17 of us). I think all 17 people in our family group agree that had we listened to all the negative reviews on this platform we wouldn't of gone. We have been to 3 Royalton hotels, Jamaica ( I got married in Jamaica Royalton) and Dominican last year and now Antigua. I think the negative… Read more
We have just got back to the UK from a big family holiday ( 17 of us). I think all 17 people in our family group agree that had we listened to all the negative reviews on this platform we wouldn't of gone. We have been to 3 Royalton hotels, Jamaica ( I got married in Jamaica Royalton) and Dominican last year and now Antigua. I think the negative reviews are based on people own high standards and expectations and there's nothing wrong with that but we have a good high expectation as well and we have all been all over the world and stayed in amazing hotels. We know the Caribbean islands have a 'slower pace of life' so we are aware and have accommodated our expectations for that so there may be some waiting times but we get out food and it's worth it . Antigua Royalton is a beautiful place and the staff are very welcoming and have made our stay there really special. We stayed in diamond club and it was worth every penny, we got space down near the pool everyday and the butler service brought us fruit & cheese platters throughout our stay to our room. Down near the pool every day the staff would bring the adults and children fruit sticks, chicken wings and other picky foods down on poolside, this was great. The vibe team are great fun and brought everyone together for games etc. There is enough food choices to suit everyone's needs, we enjoyed trying it all. We had two main restaurants booked for the who 17 of us to sit with each other, other nights we may have to split up due to our size but that didn't matter as we still met up after for the evening or went to the buffet and sat near each others. Yes there maybe some wear and tear at the hotel but that's just cosmetic and I think some people would see this as a negative but we didn't. We went on the canoes which was included in the cost of our stay, a few went on jet skis for an extra cost. We went to visit pig paradise which was great, we also hired a catamaran for 6 hours to explore the island and we all had Lobster & chicken lunch on bird's paradise island ( amazing experience) we had Akeem Knight as our private taxi to take us everywhere ( his details are on Royalton Antigua fb group) he was amazing and very trustworthy and would go above and beyond for us. Overall, Please don't listen to the negative reviews it really is a great place and you are there to enjoy the experience and the beauty of the island. Read less