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, 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:

  • 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)
  • Hydrotherapy for 1 hour per day (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

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. 

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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Extremely good hotel

May 18, 2022 harvey3705 Peterborough, United Kingdom

Prior to booking this hotel for our week stay in Antigua we had no information apart from the reviews online. The reason why we booked this hotel which may sound silly to you, was in the photos the sunbeds had padded mattresses. Arrival we got through security with no problem. Check-in at reception was fine. We book 2 rooms one next to each other… Read more
Prior to booking this hotel for our week stay in Antigua we had no information apart from the reviews online. The reason why we booked this hotel which may sound silly to you, was in the photos the sunbeds had padded mattresses. Arrival we got through security with no problem. Check-in at reception was fine. We book 2 rooms one next to each other on the fourth floor. Lift was good first impressions of the hotel was that it was long and thin. This didn’t cause any problems in any shape or form. The rooms were decent size the beds were big and comfortable curtains the light out in the mornings when drawn balcony furniture was good television picture and understanding how to use it no problems the mini fridge/bar could’ve been a little bit cooler but I am being picky here. Hanging space good reading lights above the bed excellent. Bathroom clean hairdryer good. The bathroom toiletries were 5*. The towels were good and a decent size. Mirrors and lighting in bathroom and bedroom also extremely good. Safe in the bedroom easy to use. The only criticism I can find throughout the whole of our stay was the toilet paper was rather thin. Breakfast more than adequate friendly staff service very good. I am now looking for the smallest details to be a little bit critical because in general our stay was superb. Another little criticism was every morning I had to ask for a spoon for my cereal. The tea was English breakfast tea and a tea pot could’ve been a little bit bigger. Again being ultra critical here the quality of the food and the service was superb. Lunch good. The selection of restaurants and the service and the food in all of them was five star. If you have a look at some of my other reviews you will see that I like to be critical to help the hotel improve. The beach was clean the sunbeds comfortable the drinks and the staff were superb. One little criticism would be at the beach bar they had no mango or banana on five days running. This limited as to what cocktails we could have. The entertainment every night was different. And of a high quality. And not just one act there were several acts on every night. The entertainments team did an excellent job. We had a trip up to the fort which was very enjoyable please make sure you have the correct footwear and are fairly fit to do a bit of rock climbing. The views from the top of the thought was stunning. Check out the room we booked to shower afterwards was double booked and we had to move to a different room which is a little bit inconvenient but not a major problem the way the hotel handled it was acceptable. The room key is in with your all-inclusive Band which was a great idea and saved a lot of hassle. Would I recommend this hotel to friends and family members. The answer is definitely yes with a few little tweaks here and there it would definitely be a top-notch five star hotel. My wife visited the spa and wanted me to put it on record thanks to the staff member named Ariel. The sparse treatment my wife had was of a high standard but not cheap. We found the shops to be a little bit pricey especially the Royalton polo shirts but that may be down to the part of the world we visited for our holiday. Overall I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff for making our stay enjoyable and memorable. I like the idea of the staff coming round the beach asking for drinks the local beach sellers were not too pushy which I liked. There was always things to do through the day. Love the idea of the coffee shop/ice cream parlour we use this quite a few times again no problems here. I really like the idea that when we checked out the hotel staff were still interested in us and still made us feel very at home. check out was straightforward. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 50th Birthday Celebration

May 16, 2022 Ldavis3241

We stayed here to celebrate my cousin’s 50th birthday. We opted for the diamond club package, which was absolutely amazing! Our butler, Paul, was great and planned a wonderful birthday dinner for my cousin, which included coordinating a special cake just for her. From here on out, I’m only staying at all inclusive resorts lol. The Royalton spoiled… Read more
We stayed here to celebrate my cousin’s 50th birthday. We opted for the diamond club package, which was absolutely amazing! Our butler, Paul, was great and planned a wonderful birthday dinner for my cousin, which included coordinating a special cake just for her. From here on out, I’m only staying at all inclusive resorts lol. The Royalton spoiled me. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely resort....very clean..staff amazing

May 16, 2022 398martine Stockport, United Kingdom

Lovely clean resort with very friendly staff. Our Butler Sean was absolutely outstanding, he couldnt do enough and was proactive, suggesting things before we asked ( especially what time we needed ice in room for drinks..)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon Delight

May 15, 2022 E6444BHsamanthag

Arriving at the hotel we were met by lovely bell boys and a welcome fruit punch. Our room wasn't quite ready but it wasn't a problem as we were able to grab a bite to eat, pick up a drink and have an explore of the complex. Our room was spacious, bright, well equipped and a balcony with a great bay view. All the staff we met during our stay… Read more
Arriving at the hotel we were met by lovely bell boys and a welcome fruit punch. Our room wasn't quite ready but it wasn't a problem as we were able to grab a bite to eat, pick up a drink and have an explore of the complex. Our room was spacious, bright, well equipped and a balcony with a great bay view. All the staff we met during our stay were polite, happy to chat and extremely helpful, apart from perhaps the bar staff at both the lobby bar and the pool bar. Even when you were the only one there and 5 members of staff behind the bar, they would walk past you several times before asking you for your order We were extremely lucky that the hotel was not at capacity, always plenty of sunbeds both around the pool and on the beach. The buffet restaurant had great choice but the food could have been hotter. The 4 further restaurants had good choice and we only had to have the buzzer a couple of times due to them being busy, waiting no longer than 15-20 mins both times. Very relaxing, very comfortable and extremely enjoyable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Would recommend to anyone and will be using the Royal group again

May 15, 2022 nipper_9 Enland

Spent two weeks in the resort and really loved it. There were very minor niggles but nothing that would spoil our holiday. Would certainly recommend to family and friends. Diamond Club we found was really good for us but perhaps is not for everyone as have seen that on previous reviews people saying it isn't worth it. . Three good things for… Read more
Spent two weeks in the resort and really loved it. There were very minor niggles but nothing that would spoil our holiday. Would certainly recommend to family and friends. Diamond Club we found was really good for us but perhaps is not for everyone as have seen that on previous reviews people saying it isn't worth it. . Three good things for me personally being a 'member' were that there was an option at the Grazie Italian restaurant for breakfast. Right on the beach, looking out onto the ocean how nice is that. Hazel was great there, always with a big smile for everyone.. Also we found check in very good as you check in to the Diamond Club Lounge. There is an option, if available, for an extension to your checkout time. Only thing was we weren't able to find out until 6.00pm on the night before our departure if this was going to be available and considering it was only an hour would have been nice not to have to make a special journey there and also at 12.00 you have to go and get your band renewed. By the way there is no restriction on how many times you can use the speciality restaurants which is really good but the menu didn't really change much in the whole two weeks we were there. My second thing is the discount on spa treatments. Yes, they are expensive but well worth it. I would recommend the thermal massage. Tiana was fantastic.I went there will cronic back pain and taking painkillers and by the end of the holiday thanks I am sure to her it is so much better. Diamond members can use the hydrotherapy pool for nothing for an hour (I think it is) a day. Would recommend a Bay View room. Our room was on the top floor on the corner and we had fantastic views of the beach and also ahead a kind of inlet, 10911, breathtaking and well worth the extra money. Swim ups I don't think looked that good, really glad we didn't go for one. All personal choice though. There is a steamer (which is great) in the room. I also requested an ironing board and iron (check the iron is working as ours wasn't very good). Also, there is a coffee machine in the room but I opted for a kettle which was also provided on request. Room service is provided free of charge and is good if you are feeling tired or lazy(!!) but although their is a more extensive menu for Diamond members it still isn't all that. Breakfast though is quite varied. One of my favourite places was the coffee/ice cream parlour. Lovely selection of pastries and specialist coffees which often are charged extra for in all inclusive but here was included in the price. Don't bother with East Carribbean Dollars nobody really wants them. American dollars are 'king' here. We were going to use them at the casino but the exchange rate was very bad. Good fun the casino and made a change. Read less