Hodges Bay

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

Lapping it up in the true ‘lap’ of luxury, Hodges Bay 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. Dining here is a true delight with a choice of three restaurants including the Caribbean’s first signature restaurant by world-renowned celebrity chef Edward Lee. Plus there are five inviting bars to try including a high-end rum bar with a dedicated sommelier, guaranteed to serve 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, Junior Suites to ultra-luxury Residences. 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 2 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.

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 2 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 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 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 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 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 guest rooms 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 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

One-Bedroom Ocean Front 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 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. For extra bedding, there is also a sofa bed or day bed option. 

Ocean Front One Bedroom Penthouse Suiteas are located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor in one of the oceanfront buildings featuring foldable glass patio doors opening up to stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. 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 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 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.
Residence:
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 Residence 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 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean Front Two-Bedroom Residence 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 4 adults, 4 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 4 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 Residence 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 6 adults and 2 children or 4 adults and 4 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 adults and 2 children or 4 adults and 4 chidlren.

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 6 adults and 2 children or 4 adults and 4 children. 

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 6 adults and 2 children or 4 adults and 4 children. 

Ocean Front Four-Bedroom Penthouse is also available, sleeping maximum 8 adults and 2 children or 6 adults and 4 children. 

  • Kids stay free: kids stay free when sharing a room with one or two adults, for travel completed between 5 Jan '20–4 Jan '22.

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

3 restaurants; White Sands (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mediterranean inspired dishes). NaCl (SALT)* (upscale restaurant, with rum sommelier and expert mixologists). Black Sails Ultra-Lounge (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. 24-hour room service*.

2 swimming pools including an adult-only infinity pool complete with ambassador service and a family lounge pool. Poolside cabanas*. Luxury spa* with 4 treatment rooms as well as a full service beauty, hair and nail salon. Fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment and classes. Floodlit tennis courts. Non-motorised water sports including stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, snorkeling and kayaking. Kids' club and teen lounge.

Complimentary WiFi access in the rooms and throughout the resort.

5 nights between 1–28 Feb '20 and 1–28 Feb '21.

7 nights between 18 Dec '20–4 Jan '21 and 18 Dec '21–4 Jan '22.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (86)
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  • Terrible (7)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating my 2nd visit and I can't wait for the 3rd

Jan 13, 2021 molanair London, United Kingdom

I have now been to Hodges bay two years in a row. First with fiends and this time with the family. We all had the most amazing time. A real slice of paradise. The private beach is glorious and the staff super friendly. We had an ocean front room right on the beach. Truly fabulous. Thank you Hodges bAY
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Jan 11, 2021 323jodiem

10/10 hotel. Despite being in a COVID-19 period , less occupancy etc - they made us feel safe, clean , protected and shielded. This hotel has a feeling like no other round the world. There is a feeling of a community / a family. When entering , staff remember your name , your food dietary requirements, and drink preferences- made to feel very… Read more
10/10 hotel. Despite being in a COVID-19 period , less occupancy etc - they made us feel safe, clean , protected and shielded. This hotel has a feeling like no other round the world. There is a feeling of a community / a family. When entering , staff remember your name , your food dietary requirements, and drink preferences- made to feel very personable. They are so friendly and a real positive vibe is oozing around the resort. If ever there are any problems an incredibly kind and patient manager is on site to help - Celia. The rooms are stunning with incredible views too. Food delicious. Location great. All in all very happy couple :) Read less
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Jan 3, 2021 MJR1964 Boston, Massachusetts

A beautiful resort with so many positives but it's a 3.5 star wanting to be a 5 star. The positives are the very lovely physical structure and the really nice staff. The negatives are the food and beverage program is inconsistent at best. Lunch every day (7 days in a row) was an extremely frustrating experience. Never less then an hour between… Read more
A beautiful resort with so many positives but it's a 3.5 star wanting to be a 5 star. The positives are the very lovely physical structure and the really nice staff. The negatives are the food and beverage program is inconsistent at best. Lunch every day (7 days in a row) was an extremely frustrating experience. Never less then an hour between order and food. It seems like a small thing but when all you're doing is beach and lunch during the day, it's 50% of the experience. If they fix f&b they'll be 4 star all day long. Read less
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Jan 3, 2021 Sunseakerdad London, United Kingdom

We just returned from an awesome two week trip to Antigua. We were very happy we chose Hodges Bay. The whole family (two fourteen year olds boys and one 10 year old boy) loved the resort and in particular how great the staff were. We rented a three bedroom on the second floor which had an amazing view. My guess is all the larger units have great… Read more
We just returned from an awesome two week trip to Antigua. We were very happy we chose Hodges Bay. The whole family (two fourteen year olds boys and one 10 year old boy) loved the resort and in particular how great the staff were. We rented a three bedroom on the second floor which had an amazing view. My guess is all the larger units have great views. Very close to the Ocean. Clearly, travelling right now is different because of Covid. This was our first trip since the start of the pandemic. I felt like the hotel did a good job related to making us feel safe and like they took it seriously. Restaurants onsite were very good. We mostly ate at White Sands for breakfast and about half our lunches. The dinners we did have were good. Because we were there for a longer time and like to go out we went out for many dinners. Jackie-O, Sheer Rocks and Catherine’s on the beach were the favs of the longer distance options. Jackie-O was the best (go for sunset) but all three really great. Closer Bistro and Stellas as well as the Cove are good options. We had a rental car but for driving at night used Trevor who was alway prompt on getting us from the resort and collecting us. He’s certainly who to ask for for all taxi needs. Big white van. For activities the hotel lets you use all the water sports and will drive you to the Prickly Pear Island for no extra charge. I liked that none of this cost more given you are paying for your room already. The guys on the beach were amazing and would come up with ideas. Off resort the activities we liked were the swimming with stringrays, a wavy day at half moon beach and Kitesurfing lesson just down the way from Kitesurf Antigua. Clearly having all boys influences our choice of activities. My youngest went horseback riding and really liked it too. Also - a highlight was renting Barefoot to take us for a cruise around Antigua one day. It was a good value for a 32ft twin engine boat. We had planned Barbuda but the seas were too rough. I think it was just as fun around the island. Staff. All amazing. Katharina was the person that helped with our booking and was amazingly prompt and very nice. The four Butlers were so great. Always a smile and friendly hello. Very helpful with anything we needed. Made us all feel like we were on a luxury vacation. I did feel like all the staff from gardeners to servers liked working at Hodges Bay. Always friendly professional and acted liked one big team. Well done Hodges Bay. Read less
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Nov 12, 2020 Cruisaholic1

We arrived at resort to be greeted by two of our butlers at reception who took care of our luggage and took us on a tour of the resort with a rum punch at the pool bar while watching the sunset overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Resort had all the protocols in place to be 'covid friendly' and was spotless in cleanliness throughout. we had opted for… Read more
We arrived at resort to be greeted by two of our butlers at reception who took care of our luggage and took us on a tour of the resort with a rum punch at the pool bar while watching the sunset overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Resort had all the protocols in place to be 'covid friendly' and was spotless in cleanliness throughout. we had opted for an Oceanfront suite and was not disappointed, the view was spectacular from our room and balcony, the bed and pillows were super comfortable . We were able to 'whatsapp' the butlers for anything we required but they were on hand throughout the day to sort out our plans for seeing the island and any restaurant bookings, they were amazing and so friendly. The resort had 2 pools, one was right on the oceanfront and was usually an 'adults only' pool which had a swim up pool bar but as the resort was so so quiet, the few children that were there (for some of our time when it was UK half term) used it too but it was not an inconvenience, they were very well behaved and it was nice to be able to 'people watch' a bit as once the families went home we were virtually the only ones left at the resort which in some way is lovely but in another nice to have a few people around to chat to although we did have the fantastic staff. You are limited to one restaurant with one menu for lunch and one for dinner (apart from them bringing you sushi from sushi menu when requested) apart from a Friday and a Saturday when the upstairs fine dining restaurant was open requiring a surcharge of $40 which I didn't feel was worth it as no better than main restaurant and for what we had paid for all-inclusive, I felt this restaurant should have been included in the package. The food overall was extremely good. We went out on 3 evenings on our 11 night stay to other restaurants for a change. I do think the menu should have been changed every 2 to 3 days. Apart from that, we had an wonderful time and really enjoyed our trip over to 'Prickly Pear Island'. Thank you Iroy for taking my husband off snorkelling. In fact thank you to all the wonderful staff for making us feel so welcomed and safe. Read less