Hodges Bay Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

Lapping it up in the true ‘lap’ of luxury, Hodges Bay Resort & Spa is a world away from the cookie cutter beach hotels that crop up around the Caribbean. Designed to be different, every element of this 9-acre estate is refined and relaxing. Its gloriously green gardens are matched by whiter-than-white sands, its crisp contemporary architecture cocoons upscale interiors, and its features are beyond high-end. There are two swimming pools — including an adult-only infinity pool overlooking the bay, surrounded by plush sun-loungers and poolside cabanas, the ultimate way to catch some Caribbean rays and relax in an adult-only oasis. Not forgetting the beach and pool Ambassador Service of course, with dedicated staff on hand to tend to your every whim, from polishing your sunglasses to anticipating your need for another iced tropical drink. The beach is made even better with the non-motorised water sports on offer. Little guests get to feel like VIPs too with their Flying Fish Kids Club and Connect Teens Lounge. And the five bars here include that island must, a rum bar with its own Sommelier to guarantee you a true taste of Antigua.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • No Smoking
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access

Where is it

Located on the north of the island, just 15 minutes from St. John’s, the capital of Antigua and a few minutes from Prickly Pear Island. Transfer time from airport: 10 minutes.

Hotel information

79 premium luxury accommodation choices from contemporary appointed hotel rooms to state-of-the-art villas and penthouses. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, bluetooth speakers, multi device chargers, WiFi access, mini-bar, kettle, Espresso machine and organic teas, safe, yoga mats, bathrobes, iron and board and hairdryer. Daily housekeeping and a turn-down service is also included for all room categories. Junior Suites Pool/Garden View are located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors in the main building of the hotel showcasing sparkling pool or lush garden views. These guest rooms feature a king-size bed, sofa bed with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

All Inclusive option: includes all meals (full American breakfast, lunch and dinner) as well as a selection of premium branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. All activities unless otherwise stated.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and lunch or dinner.

Please note: guests staying over Christmas and New Year on Half Board will receive $90USD credit per adult and $45USD per child towards the price of Christmas Day and New Years Eve gala dinners. Price for dinners is made available upon arrival and all additional charges are to be paid locally.

Junior Suites Ocean View are located on the 3rd floor of the main lobby of the building offering sparkling ocean views. These guestrooms feature a king-size bed, sofa bed with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

One-Bedroom Garden/Pool Suites are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors showcasing sparkling pool or lush garden views. The bathrooms offer a rain shower and bathtub. These guestrooms feature a king-size bed, sofa bed or day bed options with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. 

One-Bedroom Ocean View Suites are located on the 3rd floor of the main hotel building showcasing sparkling ocean on an oversized private terrace. The bathroom features a separate rain shower and bathtub. The guestroom features a king-size bed, sofa bed or day bed options with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. 

Ocean Front Rooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floor in one of the oceanfront buildings featuring foldable glass patio doors opening up to stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. The spacious bathroom offers a bathtub and rain shower. These guestrooms feature a king-size bed with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets. Also, a twin sofa chair is included for an additional sleeping option, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child.

Oceanfront Junior Suites are located on the 1st and 2nd floor in one of the oceanfront buildings features foldable glass patio doors that open up to stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. The guest bathroom features a rain shower. The spacious bedroom provides a king-size bed with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets. The living room provides a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

One-Bedroom Oceanfront Suites range from 730–958 sq ft interior with a 330 sq ft exterior. These spacious suites are located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor in one of the oceanfront buildings that feature foldable glass patio doors that open up to stunning views of the Caribbean. The master bathroom is equipped with a separate shower and tub along with the 2nd bathroom and a rain shower. Plus these suites are equipped with a powder room in the living area. These guest rooms feature a master bedroom with a king-size bed with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. For extra bedding, there is also a sofa bed or day bed option. 
Please note: for the comfort of guests, the combination of 3 adults and 1 child cannot be accommodated in the Suites due to sofa bed configurations.
Villas:
All of the gorgeous villas provide sprawling Caribbean views with complimentary Butler Service. In addition to plush accommodations and spacious floor plans, living rooms, fully equipped designer kitchens and terraces perfect for entertaining. The spacious bathroom features walk-in showers, some with separate tubs. The exterior terraces are perfect for outdoor entertaining and dining. Each villa comes with a variety of VIP/priority features including immediate check-in and on-site dining reservations. Plus, each villa guest can enjoy use of all resort and beach facilities.

Ocean Front One-Bedroom Apartments are located on the 1st and 2nd floor in one of the oceanfront buildings with foldable glass patio doors opening up to stunning views of the Caribbean and with direct beach access. Each villa boasts media and technology packages including 50” flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth speakers with multi device chargers and complimentary WiFi access. The wrap around terrace is perfect for relaxing or outdoor dining for 4. Butler service is included. These villas feature a master bedroom with a king-size bed with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets. The living room provides a sofa bed or day bed option, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child.

Ocean Front Two-Bedroom Apartments are located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors in one of the oceanfront buildings with foldable glass patio doors opening up to stunning views of the Caribbean and direct beach access. The master bathroom offers a rain shower and bathtub while the 2nd bathroom features a shower. The dining area offers seating for 6. Each feature a master bedroom with a king-size bed and second bedroom offers twin beds, both with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children. For the comfort of guests, the combination of 5 adults and 1 child cannot be accommodated due to sofa bedding configuration.

Ocean Front Three-Bedroom Apartments are located on the 1st and 2nd floor in one of the oceanfront buildings with foldable glass patio doors opening up to stunning views of the Caribbean. The 2 master bathrooms offer separate rain shower and bathtubs while the 3rd bathroom features a shower. The dining area offers seating for 6. The terrace is a large wrap around style perfect for lounging our dining outdoors. Butler service is included. These villas feature 2 master bedrooms both with King-size bed and a twin bedroom all with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets. A Sofa bed offers an extra sleeping option as well, sleeping maximum 7 adults or 6 adults with 2 children. For the comfort of guests, the combination of 7 adults and 1 child cannot be accommodated due to sofa bedding configuration.

Ocean Front Three-Bedroom Penthouse is located on the 3rd floor in one of the oceanfront buildings with foldable glass patio doors opening up to stunning views of the Caribbean. The master bathroom offers a sunken tub with sea views and a separate shower. The 3rd bedroom boasts an en suite bathroom as well. There is an expansive outdoor rooftop terrace featuring a private infinity pool with plush loungers overlooking the azure blue seas. Butler service is included. This spacious penthouse features three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms with the two king-size bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom all offer premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets. The open living room provides a sofa bed for extra comfort, sleeping maximum 6 guests of any combination of adults and children.

Ocean Front Four-Bedroom Villas are spread over three floors with foldable glass patio doors opening up to stunning views of the Caribbean from all levels. Both master bathrooms feature a separate tub and shower. There are exterior hot tubs on the first floor, facing the sea. This villa also features a full size washer and dryer. Butler service is included. These spacious villas feature 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with two master bedrooms offering king-size beds on the 2rd and 3rd levels, one bedroom with full-size bed and the other with twin bed while all area equipped with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets. Plus, the spacious living room offers a queen sofa bed, sleeping maximum 9 adults or 8 adults and 2 children. For the comfort of guests, the combination of 9 adults and 1 child cannot be accommodated due to sofa bedding configuration.

Ocean Front Four-Bedroom Luxury Villa is an expansive ultra-luxury villa spread over three floors showcasing endless oceanfront views from all levels. Both master bathrooms boast a separate bathtub and shower. An exterior infinity pool is outfitted on the 1st floor facing the sea for a private swim at your leisure. This villa features a full size washer and dryer. Butler service is included. This gorgeous residence features 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with two king-size master bedrooms, one full-size bedroom and twin bedded room, all equipped with premium bedding and duvets along with 400 thread count sheets. The airy living room offers a queen sofa bed for extra comfort, sleeping maximum 9 adults or 8 adults and 2 children. For the comfort of guests, the combination of 9 adults and 1 child cannot be accommodated due to sofa bedding configuration.

  • Kids Stay Free: All kids 12 years and under stay free when sharing a room with adults.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

White Sands (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mediterranean inspired dishes). S.A.L.T* (upscale restaurant, with rum sommelier and expert mixologists). Cielo Tapas Lounge and Bar (International inspired tapas and sharing plates, cocktails and fine wines. Nightly lounge with DJ and weekly entertainment). Driftwood Bar (rooftop lounge overlooking the beach). Pulse Coffee Shop and Juice Bar. Mangoes Poolside Bar and Grill (poolside drinks and snacks). 24-hour room service*.

2 swimming pools including an adult-only infinity pool complete with ambassador service and a family lounge pool. Poolside cabanas*. Fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment and fitness classes, floodlit tennis courts, putting green, bocce ball court and organic gardens. Luxury spa* with 5 treatment rooms as well as a full service beauty, hair and nail salon. Non-motorised water sports including stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, snorkeling and kayaking. Flying Fish Kids' Club and Connect Teens' Lounge.

Complimentary WiFi access in the rooms and throughout the resort.

5 nights between 1–28 Feb '19.

7 nights between 22 Dec '19–2 Jan '20.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (21)
  • Very good (10)
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  • Poor (2)
  • Terrible (1)
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May 21, 2019 Ankush R

It is clear this hotel wants to be top-notch and among the best in Antigua, it is not. Positives: -New hotel with modern rooms. The room decor, amenities, and fixtures are tasteful, contemporary, and in new condition. Definitely a luxury feel to the place. -Staff is pleasant - they are genuinely interested in making sure you have an enjoyable… Read more
It is clear this hotel wants to be top-notch and among the best in Antigua, it is not. Positives: -New hotel with modern rooms. The room decor, amenities, and fixtures are tasteful, contemporary, and in new condition. Definitely a luxury feel to the place. -Staff is pleasant - they are genuinely interested in making sure you have an enjoyable stay. Negatives: -Poor service. Service throughout the hotel is either unresponsive, inept, or S-L-O-W, take your pick. Often times we had to remind the staff of our request because they ignored it previously, or just plain forgot. Even if they do remember, be prepared to wait. -No concierge. For this hotel class and price point, this is the kicker. No full-time staff member in charge of guiding guests on things to do, booking excursions, and interfacing with service providers. All activities and tours we booked we had to do completely by ourselves. When we asked for assistance from the hotel staff, they were less than helpful. Quite frankly, for a "luxury" resort, not having a full-time concierge is puzzling and unacceptable. -Beach is not the greatest for Antigua. It is well kept, clean, and there are plenty of chairs, but it is very small and not the most picturesque (no crystal clear, turquoise water). If this is essential to you, then stay elsewhere. Bottomline: This was supposed to be our honeymoon, and before we left Antigua my wife and I already decided to take another trip as our “official” honeymoon because Hodges Bay was just too disappointing. This establishment is working very hard to earn an A but, in the end, because of the poor service, barely earns a B-. Read less
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May 18, 2019 Beachcruzader

I was very impressed with the level of Customer service this place has. From the night we arrived to the day we left, we received excellent service throughout. The place is beautiful, clean, etc. but it''s the people working there that make you not want to leave. Almost everyone was welcoming, friendly and Merrique and Craig were the absolute… Read more
I was very impressed with the level of Customer service this place has. From the night we arrived to the day we left, we received excellent service throughout. The place is beautiful, clean, etc. but it''s the people working there that make you not want to leave. Almost everyone was welcoming, friendly and Merrique and Craig were the absolute best, especially Merrique, she has a way with people. I hope she gets recognize for her amazing service! We are already considering Hodges Bay Resort and Spa for our beach vacation next year. Read less
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May 16, 2019 Funtimekj Glasgow, United Kingdom

Just back from a fortnight stay full board at Hodges Bay .Stayed in a sea front junior suite, lovely room spacious and simply decorated which suits our taste. Staff were excellent, Romane went out of his way to make our stay special , arranging trips car hire etc for us. His local knowledge was a brilliant help, recommend restaurants that we… Read more
Just back from a fortnight stay full board at Hodges Bay .Stayed in a sea front junior suite, lovely room spacious and simply decorated which suits our taste. Staff were excellent, Romane went out of his way to make our stay special , arranging trips car hire etc for us. His local knowledge was a brilliant help, recommend restaurants that we wouldn’t have found on our own . Would go half board next time and hire a car for longer. A new resort still having a few minor problems,nothing that spoilt our stay. A lovey heated adult swimming pool . Great aqua airobics in the main pool . Staff were all lovely too many to name, however Kathleen in the restaurant deserves a special mention . Will go back . Read less
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May 11, 2019 judyhynes2017 Madison, New Jersey

I was disappointed with my stay at Hodges Bay. The staff were very nice and friendly although some were not as knowledgeable as I expect from a 4/5 star hotel. The property is lovely. That being said the faults and issues are many. We had hot showers once during our week stay. I called maintenance and that night we had hot water. Never… Read more
I was disappointed with my stay at Hodges Bay. The staff were very nice and friendly although some were not as knowledgeable as I expect from a 4/5 star hotel. The property is lovely. That being said the faults and issues are many. We had hot showers once during our week stay. I called maintenance and that night we had hot water. Never again. The elevators are not working and the lobby and beach are two flights of stairs away from each other. The hotel does not have any type of sundry shop. Our room was cleaned very late 4/5pm many days. It appears that this hotel opened before completed their renovation and may be out of money. Nothing terrible but a far cry from 4/5 stars. I give 3 because our room was lovely and the staff were kind. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay! Even better staff!!

Apr 27, 2019 exchangeplace new york

We just got back from a 4 night stay in a 4 bedroom villa. The staff absolutely makes this resort. Our butlers Romane, Jonathan and Craig were fabulous. They bent over backwards to help us from paper towels, reservations and anything we needed in our villa. Saron and Kathleen at breakfast and lunch brought a smile to our faces!! Prickly pear… Read more
We just got back from a 4 night stay in a 4 bedroom villa. The staff absolutely makes this resort. Our butlers Romane, Jonathan and Craig were fabulous. They bent over backwards to help us from paper towels, reservations and anything we needed in our villa. Saron and Kathleen at breakfast and lunch brought a smile to our faces!! Prickly pear island is a must as were Stella and Cecilia’s restaurants. Close to airport and great for families!! We will be back Read less