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

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

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, and a view of either the gardens or the bay, with 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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Restful ten days in a beautiful, laid back setting

Jul 28, 2021 mariegI101QM Coventry, United Kingdom

Just returned from a lovely ten day stay at The Escape with my husband. Stayed in a garden view room (3003) - we loved the view of the garden from the terrace and pool, watching the many different birds, hummingbirds, lizards and mongoose. Room spotlessly clean and well appointed, super king comfortable bed with excellent air conditioning. Loved… Read more
Just returned from a lovely ten day stay at The Escape with my husband. Stayed in a garden view room (3003) - we loved the view of the garden from the terrace and pool, watching the many different birds, hummingbirds, lizards and mongoose. Room spotlessly clean and well appointed, super king comfortable bed with excellent air conditioning. Loved the terrace and plunge pool which got the sun after lunch. Garden view rooms have larger pools and terraces - we saw this when we had our Covid test in a bay view room. Not worth the extra in my opinion, as you get the view over the water from the main pool, restaurant and bar. We completed the online check in, Covid form and credit card authorisation before arrival, meaning we could enjoy our welcome rum punch before heading to our room. We selected and paid for the floating breakfast before we arrived. Was a great experience although no one got us to select our breakfast before the day - we were told via a phone call half an hour before that we should have selected what we wanted for breakfast. Really great service and good food - loved the friendly and professional Scheena, Carl and Karen welcoming us to the restaurant, great service from TerriAnne and Lawrence in the restaurant, and Stefan and Glendale at the bar. Not forgetting the lovely Ivana offering pool bites. There was always a vegan/vegetarian option for the main course but not always for the starter, despite contacting the hotel before travel. Pool bites were wedges and then another dish everyday- Would be good to mix this up a little. Well worth visiting the infinity pool on the Nonsuch Bay side for the great views- you can get a shuttle from reception But we chose to make the 10 minute walk which was steep and hot but fine. Unfortunately the beach was being cleared of seaweed but the water had seaweed from about knee height. The bar/restaurant on this side was not open during our stay but you can take drinks with you. I would recommend bringing a chiller bottle or travel cup for this, and also for taking drinks back to your room. We took the boat to Green Island twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon , taking our own snorkels from home. In the morning we saw a star fish, ray, and a cuttlefish, and in the afternoon I was fortunate to see turtles (as the catamarans don’t visit then). The resort supply a cooler with water and soft drinks. Well worth the 10USD each per trip. We arranged Covid tests with the hotel before our flight home. Unfortunately, they give all guests the same time and it’s disorganised. If you choose to wait close to the room in the shade, other guests push in front of you so you have to queue close to other guests in the sun, in order to get your test- either space the appointments out by five minutes, or give people a ticket to avoid this. If you rent a car, be sure to visit the nearby half moon bay. Sadly it is affected by seaweed at the moment, but you can walk to the far left of the beach for snorkelling- I saw a group of squid which I have not seen elsewhere. In terms of Covid, the hotel requested that guests wear masks in reception and walking to your table in the restaurant- sadly some guests chose not to comply with this. Hotel was generally quiet around the pool although there were some more rowdy guests on a few occasions although clearly this is a couples resort from the room set up. - [ ] One of the highlights of my trip was seeing this little lizard by the pool. He hung around by the loungers under the parasols - please give him a drink or water if he stops by to say hello! Read less
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Jul 27, 2021 colindchilds Coventry, United Kingdom

Just returned home from a wonderful 10 days staying at the Escape at Nonsuch Bay. The rooms are good, all the plunge pools point in the same direction, the garden view downstairs and bay view upstairs, we opted for the garden view which are slightly larger rooms and pools. Food has been excellent and well presented, the lunch and dinner menus… Read more
Just returned home from a wonderful 10 days staying at the Escape at Nonsuch Bay. The rooms are good, all the plunge pools point in the same direction, the garden view downstairs and bay view upstairs, we opted for the garden view which are slightly larger rooms and pools. Food has been excellent and well presented, the lunch and dinner menus change daily and have good variety. All incl house wine is ok and includes sparkling wine. All the staff were brilliant, always friendly, happy to help, special mention to Maitre d Carl and Scheena, waiters Lawrence, Terrianne and Ivana, and bar staff Stefan and Glendale You can take a short boat ride to Green Island for 10 dollars each, It has a beautiful beach, take some snorkelling kit and there’s a good chance you’ll see turtles and rays. The beach on the other side of the resort is about a 10 minute walk over the hill is ok, there is also a small shop there too. About a 15 minute drive from the hotel is Half Moon Bay which is stunning and fairly quiet. Wonderful hotel and beautiful location, would definitely stay again! Read less
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Jul 21, 2021 joanniep305 Ridgefield Park, New Jersey

Oh boy! Just wow! It took me months due to my busy schedule to put up this review but I knew I had to because it was an experience like no other. One word: AMAZING! Spent an entire week at the Escape for our anniversary and it was worth every penny. The staff is what makes the place; without them there's nothing. Everyone remembers your orders… Read more
Oh boy! Just wow! It took me months due to my busy schedule to put up this review but I knew I had to because it was an experience like no other. One word: AMAZING! Spent an entire week at the Escape for our anniversary and it was worth every penny. The staff is what makes the place; without them there's nothing. Everyone remembers your orders and names. The floating breakfast($100), private dinner with bath($185), private pool, our room best view (3901), trip to Green Island (free prebooked) Half Moon (cab $40 roundtrip)....just about everything was a dream come true. The staff are very outgoing and always engaged with us. They made sure my husband received his favorite dish right before we left back to New York. Words cannot express how happy he was! I'm going to name drop because of these people, they made you feel like you were the only ones in the resort: terrian, Rihanna, maxinexx, schena, petrina, and so many others! Best anniversary trip of our lives thanks to you guys! Thanks again! Will be back Airport at antigua is a long process to check for covid. Be sure to bring your negative test results taken no more than 7 days to the day of departure. As long as you have that and have no . symptoms ...you'll be fine. The resort makes sure your ride is ready (prebooked with the escape $40 each way). They made sure our anniversary was extra special signing out personalized cards they made for our special dinner. Shout out to terriann, Rihanna, Schena, keiiah, macinexx, petrina. And so many others. The special treatment will definitely bring us back again. Thank you so so much! Much love and stay safe! Read less
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Jul 20, 2021 LWKB715

Loved this resort! Everyone from the hostesses to the grounds keepers to the wait staff and the security were all GREAT! Andre was super helpful our entire stay! Maxine was one of our favorite waitresses ,great banter and hospitality. The food was AMAZINGGGG! Every meal was on point down to the desserts. Will definitely stay here again without a… Read more
Loved this resort! Everyone from the hostesses to the grounds keepers to the wait staff and the security were all GREAT! Andre was super helpful our entire stay! Maxine was one of our favorite waitresses ,great banter and hospitality. The food was AMAZINGGGG! Every meal was on point down to the desserts. Will definitely stay here again without a doubt. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Vacation!

Jul 19, 2021 Flora P Washington DC, District of Columbia

My boyfriend and I went on a trip to Antigua and stayed at Escape at Nonsuch Bay for our entire trip. We were there for 5 days and it was overall a wonderful experience! Our trip was at the end of May 2021 (while COVID), and Antigua and the resort take the pandemic seriously which I really appreciated. Everything was clean and sanitized during our… Read more
My boyfriend and I went on a trip to Antigua and stayed at Escape at Nonsuch Bay for our entire trip. We were there for 5 days and it was overall a wonderful experience! Our trip was at the end of May 2021 (while COVID), and Antigua and the resort take the pandemic seriously which I really appreciated. Everything was clean and sanitized during our entire stay! Things we loved: the hotel has covid testing on the property and they scheduled our test for us which was super convenient! The restaurant on the resort is delicious, I'm a vegetarian and they still had great choices and variety for me to eat. They also had a pick-up and drop-off from the airport, you can book it in advance and this was perfect for us especially since the resort is far from the airport. We had the same driver for all the excursions we booked and he showed us around and was very knowledgeable which made our trip great. Highly recommend booking anything driving or related with Teon! The hotel offers some fun/romantic add ons, we did the special picnic and the floating tapas. We were able to book our own excursion through the hotel as well. And visited Shirley Heights, which if you're there on Sunday you should go! It was really fun to see some locals but also the view is gorgeous. Lastly, we did the swim with stingrays excursion which we LOVED. It was such a cool experience!! Overall, the hotel was very nice and accommodating with everything we wanted to do. Things to note: The rooms were SOOO NICE, and beautiful but there is no door to the shower so anyone in the room with you can basically see everything so just make sure you're super comfortable with whoever is with you in your room! The front desk was super NICE, but there were a couple of times they didn't seem 100% prepared. Like the night before we wanted to go to a local beach, we let the front desk person know and she told us she'd make sure the next person working in the morning would book it with the driver and then when it was time for us to go the driver wasn't booked. We were still able to go and it was not a big deal but there seemed to be a little miscommunication between staff, so I would just make sure you clarify with the front desk often for all your needs. I was very worried about mosquitos because I always get bit very badly, the hotel sprays for mosquitoes but they are annoying creatures regardless. I brought Avon skin so soft and deet wipes with me and I was bit minimally overall. Nothing as bad as I'm used to. I would recommend closing the doors to your room when you're using the plunge pool in your room so the bugs stay out as well - we didn't have any problems with bugs in our room but we made sure to keep the doors closed. Some of the waiters at the restaurant were a little bit weird in their interactions with us, no one was mean and they were all very accommodating but some requests they seemed to take as weird. Like if we asked for just one thing separately, or something a little different - but that didn't take away from how good the food was. The other side of the resort has a big infinity pool and 2 smaller pools and we were able to get a ride set up by the hotel to get someone to take us over there. The pools are running but that side of the resort isn't functioning right now so take water/towels/anything you might need. But I only knew about the pool on the other side because of other reviews, the resort didn't tell us about that beforehand. We also found out on our last day there that the other side of the resort had a gift shop but we had to leave for our flight so we couldn't visit. I wish we had known about that beforehand. There's also a curfew in Antigua due to COVID and there's not much around the resort so after dinner there wasn't much going on. We didn't rent a car since we had never been to Antigua before, we were able to book a driver through the hotel for all the places we wanted to go - it was a little pricey, and renting a car would probably be cheaper but we were happy to have someone local driving us around. Teon was able to give us a really good tour of the island and was very knowledgeable of the island and its history! (If you're looking to book him which you totally should: his phone number is (268) 723-3950 / (268) 725-8889 and his email is teonstaxiandtours@gmail.com) Overall, our vacation was relaxing, romantic, and peaceful! The staff was accommodating and SO NICE! We loved our experience at Nonsuch Bay! Read less