The Escape at Nonsuch Bay

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

The Escape at Nonsuch Bay Resort is a stylish collection of plunge pool suites exclusively for couples. Set on the other side of the hill The Escape is at least a quarter of a mile away from the family-oriented section of the Nonsuch Bay Resort, ensuring guests a romantic and enjoyable getaway on the south-east coast of Antigua.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Hobie Cats
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

Located at Hughes Point, on the beautiful Nonsuch Bay on the East Coast of Antigua. Transfer time from airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

40 plunge pool suites. All ocean front suites are elegantly designed and include an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and double vanity basins, seating area with an outdoor soaking tub and day beds overlooking the private plunge pool, 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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

Shuttle from The Escape to Nonsuch Bay. Boat shuttle to the nearby beaches of Green Island*.

The Drift Restaurant. Lounge. Guests can dine in the The Bay restaurant at Nonsuch, however there is a supplement* and availability is limited.

Weekly manager's cocktail party.

Water sports including Hobie cats, dinghy sailing, kayaking and snorkelling. Guests can also use the beach, swimming pools, beach bar, and the watersport facilities located on the family section of the resort at Nonsuch Bay

Complimentary WiFi in rooms and in the lobby reception.

Minimum stay applies.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Scenic location, beautiful hotel and great staff

Jan 20, 2021 Karen G Durham, United Kingdom

Thank you to all who looked after us so fabulously over Xmas and New Year. Your hotel is a sheer delight, rooms are magnificent and the food delicious and plentiful. A highly valued escape - especially in such troubled times. We had a great time.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our Unbelievable Holiday

Jan 18, 2021 Josie P Leicester, United Kingdom

We flew out on December 28th and had a week of heaven at The Escape at NonSuch Bay. The room was incredible, spectacular views, great food and lovely friendly team of people working there. Every single person was lovely but special thanks to Peter and June for making sure there was always a yummy drink at hand. The Old Year's Eve party was… Read more
We flew out on December 28th and had a week of heaven at The Escape at NonSuch Bay. The room was incredible, spectacular views, great food and lovely friendly team of people working there. Every single person was lovely but special thanks to Peter and June for making sure there was always a yummy drink at hand. The Old Year's Eve party was fantastic - fireworks, dancing and live music. Truly amazing. Happy New Year everyone! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The most wonderful time - Thank you, Escape!

Jan 12, 2021 farida1111 London, United Kingdom

We loved our time at Escape. The room was so lovely with a cute outdoor space with a bath, and a personal pool with a stunning view, spectacular sunset. The bed was so comfortable, the pillows were like sleeping on clouds. The food at the restaurant was yummy, à la carte with great choices. The restaurant staff were amazing, friendly and helpful,… Read more
We loved our time at Escape. The room was so lovely with a cute outdoor space with a bath, and a personal pool with a stunning view, spectacular sunset. The bed was so comfortable, the pillows were like sleeping on clouds. The food at the restaurant was yummy, à la carte with great choices. The restaurant staff were amazing, friendly and helpful, (June, Mauricia, Terry-ann, Karen, Tinijah, Jeniece & Nyshia). Thank you to Maxine & Filson, for remembering our favourite dishes and drinks, those guys served us the best lobster every time! Thanks also to Shena – the restaurant hostess, always dressed beautifully, and happy to chat and help with queries. The pool was beautiful with a fantastic view, the staff served yummy tapas always with a smile, Peter, Filson and June made the best cocktails, they were so skilled with their magic blender. The piña-colada “oh my”, not too sweet not too strong! A massive thank you to all the receptionists (Sabrina, Charissa, Keirah, Rehanna and Vilma), they did their utmost to provide a 5 star service. From airport transfers to late checkout... Thanks ladies for the lovely chats about life in Antigua. What a gorgeous place to call home! It was lovely to get to know the staff and their love for the island. We had the most wonderful time, after a mad 2020, we couldn’t have asked for a better ‘Escape’ to recharge and experience human kindness. The only thing we wish we had, was a book in the room with all the services available, it would help the guest to know what’s available to them… laundry services, floating breakfast, and all other experiences Escape may offer. We gratefully did the trip to Green Island but missed out on the private picnic on the beach, we found out on our last day! If you’re looking for a wonderful holiday experience surrounded by beauty and awesome people, Escape is your next destination! We're forever grateful. F&H Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Escape we so needed

Jan 9, 2021 MaxineVH Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Well - where do we start? (sorry if I get some of the names slightly wrong)

 We stayed over Christmas - leaving just before New Years eve and were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. With the growing Covid restrictions in the UK, were were looking for a chance to get away from it all, to a boutique / special place with great views,… Read more
Well - where do we start? (sorry if I get some of the names slightly wrong)

 We stayed over Christmas - leaving just before New Years eve and were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. With the growing Covid restrictions in the UK, were were looking for a chance to get away from it all, to a boutique / special place with great views, romantic rooms with fantastic views, first class food and great service..............and thats exactly what we got! ......all delivered superbly despite the added COVID measures and the difficulties these often bring when trying to smile and communicate.

 Whilst a last minute booking due the uncertainties caused by COVID, this place was (sorry for the pun) the "shot in the arm" we were looking for. At times we felt like we had rented our own luxurious villa, surrounded by staff who beamed with personality from the moment we arrived (yes - you Andre, Chlarrissa and Rihanna!). 

 In a hotel of this standard and boutique in size you would expect nothing would ever be too much trouble but it was the way that we got to know the staff and regard them as friends which is testimony to not just what they did but the familiar and friendly manner in which they did it.

 We stayed for 10 nights, which was a concern a first, given there is only one restaurant in which all meals are served, albeit with that stunning view. This is where The Escape reveal their secret weapon, night after night, day after day - fabulous Chefs (the real unsung heroes) created ever changing menus with presentation and taste to match, food that you could never tire of............These guys set the tone of the place and everyone follows their lead in supporting their great food with great service. With a warm welcome and a beaming smile every time we arrived for breakfast, lunch and dinner from June (Best wishes for that imminent new baby of yours!)

The restaurant staff are a formidible team, with a mix of personalities, all who were able to inject fun whenever they could, whilst always ensuring our needs were met - “My Sister” Maxine, Nyah, Terrianne, Mauritia - thank you for great service and those eyes that always smiled above the masks!.......and to you Mr Gore, thank you for the gentle yet experienced assurance you provided in making sure our wine glasses were never empty when things got busy!

 As an all inclusive resort, sometimes hotels let themselves down on the quality of the drinks served - not here, I enjoyed premium Vodka, rum punch and many wines, all of which didn't last long in my glass! Here again, true professionals shone, with June and Pete on the bar, these guys showed they were not afraid of hard work and continually "created" their drinks to match the standard of the of the chefs creations. New to The Escape, Pete will be a star - he organises and runs the bar with pride, as if it were his home, with a welcome as if you had turned up on his own doorstep. 

So how does all of this come together? That was obvious - Scheena oversees all front of house activity, importantly not from an office or behind a desk but out there amongst her colleagues and guests alike. With a firm but friendly style, she clearly sets and maintains the standards that makes this little gem of a hotel tick from start to finish! Her relationship with the team was great, although one needs to re-sit the personality and smile test - but I know scheena will change this person .....or change the person!

 Granted, there is always room for improvement but this applies to simple but key things like: a real need for a freshwater shower next to the pool, complimentary beers and wine being added to the mini bar and Green Island trip (after all you are a premium all inclusive hotel ) and importantly fogging the resort nightly to minimise mosquito issues.

 We will obviously return as despite the complementary daily speedboat excursion to Green Island, there is so much more to discover on this tiny but beautiful island and of course.............to say hello again to all the friends we miss at The Escape. 

 Thank you all for re-charging our batteries, stay safe and keep smiling........its the best vaccine in the world!

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Couldn’t recommend more

Jan 7, 2021 323jodiem

Honestly blown away by this resort. I couldn’t recommend it more. My partner and I are on the island for a couple weeks and staying in different hotels. This was our first ... we were looking for an ESCAPE ... and it exactly was that (if you’re looking for that as it offers all) It is very well priced, all inclusive and stunning external and… Read more
Honestly blown away by this resort. I couldn’t recommend it more. My partner and I are on the island for a couple weeks and staying in different hotels. This was our first ... we were looking for an ESCAPE ... and it exactly was that (if you’re looking for that as it offers all) It is very well priced, all inclusive and stunning external and internal works. One may think .. all inclusive with only 1 restaurant ‘were you sick of the food?’... no everyday, every meal offering something different and yummy and giving you choice !! The staff are all so lovely too, always smiling and there to help you. There are lovely walks within the resort too, as it is huge ! Feeling very safe and happy. We went to non such bay beach in the days.. quiet and beautiful with 3 different pools !! Very happy with this hotel. All round 10/10. Price, staff friendliness , cleanliness , safety, interiors, food ... everything ! Another thing .. included in the package is a trip to ‘green island’... you must do this. It’s a beautiful boat ride with Mikey (who is so nice!) and he leaves you to have some alone time on the island for 2 hours then picks you up ... get an idea of the beauty within Antigua ! Also take the kayaks out at sunset (with a lot of mosquito spray on!) stunning Read less