Keyonna Beach Resort Antigua – All Inclusive – Adults Only
What We Love
- Having delicious à la carte fare, prepared by top chefs, included
- Sleeping, lounging and dining just steps from the crowd-free, white-sand beach
- The couples-only policy, making for a relaxing and romantic getaway – this is a honeymooner's paradise
What To Know
- This is a romantic retreat; children are not permitted
- Some cottages have a private plunge pool
- It's common to see a few stray cats wandering around the property
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Tucked away on a long stretch of secluded, white-sand beach lapped by gentle waters, intimate Keyonna Beach All-Inclusive Hotel is only a few steps from the sparkling Caribbean. With only couples allowed and no TVs to be found, this serene TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner allows you to connect with your partner away from any interruptions, and an all-inclusive policy means your stay is extra fuss-free. Airy cottages leading directly out onto the beach and a stunning view of nearby volcanic island Montserrat complete this hidden paradise.
You’ll enjoy all meals à la carte at the resort’s namesake restaurant, where casual, beachfront dining is the name of the game. When it’s time to relax, take a lounge chair by the pool or stretch out on a Bali bed to sunbathe on the gloriously crowd-free beach, and set your clock to island time. If you and your S.O. are seeking a slightly more active experience, take advantage of the hotel’s yoga and Pilates sessions or the snorkeling equipment, or head into town to liven things up with a visit to local restaurants or shops.
Good to know
The all-inclusive basis includes breakfast, lunch and dinner; premium brand liquors; selection of wines; afternoon snack; daily restock of mini fridge; live entertainment two times per week; Wi-Fi; snorkeling equipment; yoga sessions twice per week; and government taxes, service charge and staff gratuities.
The hotel’s wood-paneled cottages are open and airy, easily blending into the beautiful landscape just outside the door. You’ll sleep soundly each night in a romantic, four-poster, king-sized bed, and each beachy-luxe cottage comes complete with sea views, which you can take in on your balcony.
Amenities – Air conditioning- Outdoor shower- Mini-fridge restocked daily- Complimentary Wi-Fi- Tea and coffee facilities- Safe- Iron and ironing board
The hotel’s restaurant provides casual, secluded beachfront dining overlooking the Caribbean and a range of fresh seafood and locally sourced vegetables. A contemporary mix of international cuisine with a strong local influence, the restaurant’s menu features ingredients acquired daily at nearby farmers’ markets. Fish, freshly caught and individually selected from local fishermen, is a staple on the menu, along with spicy local dishes, pasta, tender steaks and classic salads.
Johnson’s Point, Antigua is located on the Caribbean, sunset side of the island and known for its secluded, white-sand beaches (no seaweed to see here!). Step out into the surf for the best view of neighboring volcanic island Montserrat, as well as stunning sunsets over the ocean. An encircling reef protects the surrounding waters, providing tranquil waters good for swimming and snorkeling. The area hosts a number of casual yet popular restaurants. For more of a town atmosphere, head into Jolly Harbour, a large marina, golf course and villa development, only a ten minute drive away. There, you’ll find restaurants, bars, shopping, an art gallery and a swimming, tennis and squash sports complex.
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This place is a little piece of heaven. Simple decor but goes a long way. Spacious room, delicious food, gorgeous location and some peace and quite. Service wise, the island doesn’t give the friendly happy vibe that Jamaica provides. If you know what I mean. But Clint, Sabrina and Acare was wonderful! Me and my mom loved the outdoor showers, what a refreshing idea. Wonderful place to stay with your loved ones.
I feel terrible that I haven't reviewed this amazing place sooner. My husband and I were there for 8 nights at the beginning of may 2018. I'd love to mention all of the amazing staff that spoiled us and took care of us, but there are too many to name. From the front desk to housekeeping to the waitstaff...they all went above and beyond.
When you arrive you're greeted with a rum punch, and it just gets better from there. The food is chef prepared for every meal, and paired with different wines at dinner (and your wine glass never gets empty). 3 evenings a week there was live music after dinner which we really enjoyed. We're pretty laid back people. We don't do a lot of excursions so this was the perfect place for us. There were a few excursions to book but not enough to fill every day during the week. So if you're like us and love to lounge on the beach, looking out over crystal clear blue water with a cocktail in hand, you will love it here. We stayed in a beach cottage, and it's definitely worth the extra money. (We stayed in #46 and will request that one the next time we go back). The beach is public but we mostly saw only the other guests. We put our beach chairs in the tide every day and it felt like we were on our own private island. At 1045 beach service starts. We were given a cell phone to call in our drink orders but never had to use it. Acare and Jameel always showed up at 1045 with a gin and tonic for my husband and wine spritzer for me, and kept them coming all day. The resort only allows 30 couples at a time, so if you want to socialize you can, but you can also keep it private if you prefer. I could go on and on...this really has been our favorite vacation so far! I was sad to say good bye but I know we'll go back very soon!
Just returned from this amazing place. Don’t know where to start. Arrival, greeted by Sean after our long journey, who got us a rum cocktail and told us a bit about the resort. My first impression was the beautiful beach! Gorgeous. The room: we were shown to room 40, beach front cottage with plunge pool. We couldn’t have wished for a lovelier home for the next two weeks! Nice and spacious, clean, plenty of room for clothes, big bathroom and the famous outdoor shower! Four poster bed with netting to keep mosquitoes out!Instantly impressed with our room! Our decking area had a plunge pool which was perfect and it led onto the beach, which felt like our own bit of the beach! Bali bed and two comfy loungers. Wonderful! The food: loved our meals, the specials, (even had fish and chips one day!) lots of fish, salads, or burgers and wraps if you fancy them. Great fish cakes and enjoyed the curry goat one lunch time, also the jerk chicken is really good. The coconut ice cream deserves a mention, delicious. Breakfasts were great, lots of choice and local juices. All this served in the best setting overlooking that beach! Evening we’re very romantic and again, great food. We ate so much! Drinks were all good, cocktails amazing, Keyonna Smile was my favourite but I managed to try lots of different ones and they were all good. The beach: stunning, white sand and turquoise water which was calm. We swam every morning when we got up around 6.30am, and it was magical. We were even lucky enough to watch the turtles hatch which was a great experience. The Staff: As mentioned in other review, Acarie, great character and genuinely friendly, he took some of us on a nature walk and I’d suggest you do this too if you get the chance. Walked for 2 hours from 7am through two villages where we met the lady at the bakery and visited the fishing harbour. Well worth doing. Other staff that stood out were Odelle, Clint, Francine, Aldridge, Victoria and the lovely breakfast and lunch staff who were friendly and work really hard. The wine sommelier was helpful even though we’re not massive wine drinkers and he even suggest club soda and bitters when I didn’t feel good one evening, it really helped. If I’ve forgotten anyone I’m sorry but I’m jet lagged! All staff were helpful and polite, yes, some are not really smiley but still great and if you persist you will get a smile out of them! We went on the helicopter excursion over Montserrat and it was like nothing I’d done before. If you get the chance, do it. Shirley Heights on Sunday was also fun, good music, food and more rum! A bit touristy but what do you expect? I’m glad we went. We tried really hard to think of what could be improved when we filled out our feedback questionnaire but struggled, just looked at each other and said “no, can’t think of anything “, maybe peanuts/crisps in the rooms, but we were never hungry due to the plentiful food! So no, nothing negative to add. Thank you everyone at Keyonna for making our honeymoon really special. We’ve returned feeling so relaxed. This is such a special place and we will most definitely be visiting again 💛 xxx
You can’t give this place anything but 5 stars as it’s an absolutely quality location, fabulous staff and service, great food and cocktails and Caribbean in its approach and feel.
It’s not for everyone as you will see below but if you are thinking of going then book - You won’t be disappointed.
The positives are obvious. The beach is stunning and quiet, almost deserted at times. The (small) cruise ships don’t bother you, no beach vendors and hardly any passing traffic. It’s the only hotel on the beach and even the locals say Turner beach is one of the most beautiful on the island. Yes the slope is steep to get in the water but it’s cool and clear and lovely for a dip. We walked up to the cliff end most days where the drop was shallow and clear and stood in the water drinking Carib beers.
We normally got a Bali bed about 8am. At no point in the week was every bed full, in fact only about a third of them were ever taken and we always got a bed at the front. As a venue it was awesome with great relaxing facilities and the bar just on the front is a delight for having a cocktail in some shade
The rooms were basic yes but they were cool, exceptionally clean, comfortable and loads of electric points. Outside shower needs no description - Awesome
Food - Look it was of high quality of that there is no doubt. We particularly enjoyed breakfast with perfect eggs, cooked anyway you wanted. We went for 10 days and the evening menu, including the wines are on a seven day rotation and it’s obvious to say but we found the last three days a bit repetitive. It’s the type of place where a week is enough but it’s a quality week so don’t be put off by this statement.
We didn’t just stick to the hotel. Shirley Heights on Sunday PM was great, the stingray city excursions was wonderful and we got a bus down to jolly harbour for a cash machine and some beers on the beach. One night we walked down to the bars 150 metres away from the hotel and listened to some live music. We are keen that whilst we enjoy all inclusive it’s important to still use some of the local facilities.
Probably the best part - The staff. They were engaging, funny and hardworking. After a few days at the hotel they get to know what you want if it’s a type of drink at lunch or when your first beer is due. Jason at Kuoni was 12/10 and all the staff can’t be faulted. On Wednesday they have a BBQ and some entertainment - Everyone gets involved and it’s awesome fun, my ‘hot sauce’ dance was the best of the night (in my opinion)!
The hotel won’t work if you are looking for a lively atmosphere, late night drinking and a typical ‘all you can eat vibe’. It’s also not all that modern and could do with some TLC around the edges. Because it’s quite boutique it also attracts the ‘right’ type of people and no kids, I can’t stand kids.
It’s great in a number of ways and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the place. Visit just for the fantastic setting if that’s all you want to do, you won’t regret it.
We loved many things about Keyonna Beach. The beach is lovely and the bali beds are so relaxing. We enjoyed the nature walk provided by the hotel and the complimentary massage. The cocktails are fantastic and the evening dining is exceptional, with different choices each night along with entertainment. Rooms are well presented, spacious, with dark mahogany furnishing. The outdoor showers are great and each room has its own porch area. The swimming pool is nice, and seldom busy. The beach is great to swim with a decent snorkelling area further up towards Pelican Point. One of the staff, Akare, was outstanding and we loved his energy.
Some staff are fantastic, but others are very dower with little to no personality or interest in serving. Whilst the service is excellent there is little chat or warmth, it is not 'service with a smile'. I don't know whether this is a cultural thing or what, but working in tourism myself I expect a certain standard when on holiday. I paid a lot of money to honeymoon here and whether the case or not, I felt like the bar staff and serving staff were just not interested. The rooms are great, but need sound proofed. We were on the bottom floor of one of the rooms in the main bilding and you can here everything. From footsteps to door, to other private matters.