Nonsuch Bay Resort All Inclusive
What We Love
- Private setting with a sandy, protected beach at the southeast corner of the island
- Spacious apartments with fully equipped kitchens and private verandas
- All accommodations offer exceptional water views, and there are just four to six units per building
- Three pools, including an infinity pool overlooking the quiet bay
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Half Board and Inclusive Sailing options are available for purchase; please contact email@example.com prior to arrival
- The airport is a 35-minute drive away
- Families frequent the resort, but the romantic hilltop vibe makes it popular with couples, too
- On the quieter side of the island, so prepare for a 30-minute drive or cab ride to any nightlife or shopping
- The resort offers activities such as bootcamp, yoga and jewelry making (schedules vary and fees apply; contact hotel for more information)
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
On the relatively undeveloped southeast corner of Antigua in a private bay surrounded by rolling green hills, Nonsuch Bay Resort is a retreat for travelers seeking beach time and watersports. A favorite with families, passing yachties and loved-up couples, the resort offers the low-key environment of a private condo complex combined with the full-service extras of a luxe resort in a stunning hillside location.
Bed & Bath
The resort’s one- and two-bedroom apartments are housed in whitewashed buildings along the hillside — all positioned to take in the stunning bay views. Pitched ceilings, enormous French windows and wraparound verandas encourage indoor-outdoor living and make the most of the island’s cooling trade winds, while the modern all-white palette is offset by the Caribbean blues and greens just outside. Modern comforts include free WiFi, flat-screen televisions, in-room coffee and tea makers, and iPod docking stations, but guests at Nonsuch Bay tend to focus their attention on the resort’s natural bounty: beach, bay and clear blue seas.
The activities cover the beach-vacation spectrum, from a dip in one of the resort’s three infinity pools to sunbathing on the private beach to an in-room spa treatment, but Nonsuch Bay’s trump card is its position on a protected bay — ideal for sailing and windsurfing. A highlight of any stay is a meal at the Bay, the resort’s hillside restaurant. In an open-air setting, chef Mitchell Husbands (voted Caribbean Chef of the Year in 2011) serves a refined menu of classic Carribean and international fare.
In the Area
Nonsuch Bay has one of Antigua’s best sailing schools, and routine races offer a chance for guests to get competitive. Or, opt for a day excursion (complete with picnic) to nearby Green Island. Rather leave the ship’s wheel to the captain? Take an all-day eco-excursion aboard Adventure Antigua; you’ll snorkel off Hell’s Gate and learn where celebs like Giorgio Armani and Eric Clapton reside while on the island. When hunger strikes, make a beeline to Carmichael’s, one of the area’s best restaurants, complete with spectacular island views. Enjoy fresh seafood and meat as the sun sets. And for some indulgence, make a reservation for an in-room spa treatment. Therapists will even draw you a bath afterward in your apartment’s oversize soaking tub.
How to Get There
My partner and I stayed at Nonsuch Bay in September and it was truly fantastic.
The resort design is lovely; consisting of a number of apartments neatly nestled in-between two hills of the Nonsuch bay area. Our apartment was set a little bit back from the beach closer to the second (of three) infinity pools. It benefited from a lovely balcony wrapping around two sides of it that wasn't overlooked, but we never spent any time on it as the resort itself was too nice. We were surprised at how large and well equipped the apartment was considering the resort is all-inclusive. It was also super clean and nicely decorated.
From the single restaurant at Nonsuch the quality and variation of the food was always excellent. (We were always disappointed we couldn't eat as much food as was on offer!) When relaxing on the private beach you were also treated to 'deck chair service' from the bar with a constant flow of refreshing drinks brought down as you relaxed underneath the palm trees.
The water activities and sports options were brilliant and we regularly went snorkelling in the private beach waters and at the nearby Green Island. We also had some sailing lessons which were so much fun and very well designed.
Finally, the team were just superb. Everyone we encountered (and I'm sure everyone we didn't have the pleasure of meeting) were incredibly helpful and always full of energy.
So it should come as no surprise that I would highly recommend the Nonsuch Bay Resort and I can't wait to return there myself in the future.
We came to Antigua for a 10 day break - the aim was a complete "chill" away from work. we spent a lot of time looking at the different resorts around the island, eventually closing Nonsuch.
From the moment that we arrived, we were made to feel welcome. The staff are excellent and helped with a number of trips and restaurant bookings during our stay.
The accommodation is excellent - we had a double room villa which had lots of room and was kept very clean during our stay.
The food was good especially for an "all you can eat", with the menu changing every 2 days to keep it varied.
The only negative, is that apart from water based sports, there are no other amenities - we have recommended that they invest in a couple of concrete table tents tables or similar
I would definitely recommend the resort for a family holiday - I'm sure we will be going back
I just came back from Antigua. I was only at this resort for 3 nights and after day 1- I was counting down to leave
The resort is clean. The room was clean and spacious, nice big balcony. The villas are very nice with beautiful views- although I didn’t stay in a villa. I heard the free trip to green island is nice.
Cons: I travel a lot so I was able to compare to other resorts.
There is only one outdoor restaurant- very small and it is buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food options are very limited- it’s a choice of two meats, one vegetable dish and other one dish, and salad. Breakfast- omelet, sausage, bacon, pancake and fruits- that’s all. The food was also lacking flavor- very bland.
There is only one bar/ which closes at 10pm. We did not have a mini bar in the room so if you want a drink after 10pm, you have to purchase drinks to take to the room. The drinks are not top shelf- mediocre which could make you sick bc it’s cheap.
The beach is very small and the water is algae color. If you want to go to a nice beach- you have to take a taxi into town (40mins drive) to get to a nice beach. The taxis are expensive to get to town because the resort is not close to anything. The point of a Caribbean vacation is to have a nice beach on the resort.
The resort is hilly. So you have to walk up and down to get to your room if it’s on that side- eve though it’s a small resort- not convenient if you want to wear heels. I don’t have kids but some people did take their children and they complained that there is nothing for the kids to do.
The resort is very basic and way over priced for what they offer. I would go back to Antigua but not returning to this resort!
We stayed in resort in July, as a family of 4 with young children.
We arrived after quite a long transfer (expected) to be greeted by the most amazing staff! Really felt welcome and this feeling never left us!
The room a 2 Bed beachfront. Had the Wow factor! Cleaned beautifully each day! The mini bar was stocked daily but we did have some drinks disappear, but raised this with reception and it didn’t happen again. The washing machine is a god send but make sure you put it on as you go out as it’s very noisy! And take some powder as expensive in resort. Also ask for a ‘plastic’ Airer as the metal ones we had rusted and stained our clothes.
The beach is very small, the sea (no fault of the hotels) was pretty much unusable whilst we were there due to the huge influx of seaweed they had encountered in May, this was not present on the beach but it was rotting in the sea at the bottom, very smelly and unable to see anything to snorkel, but green island trips available and this was a great addition to our holiday, but if you can take some shade! And bare in mind there are no facilities on the island although the resort does supply drinks!
Drinks guy also comes round on the nonsuch beach he is very friendly and does a great job! Tip him and he’ll do anything for you!
Buffett - Very very small, not a great deal of choice.
À la cart - a repeating kids menu which is poor, we ordered off the adults for our children and there’s not much in the way of veg for them.
The adults menu was ok but check food is hot, and we did have some issues with timing especially as you are politely asked to be out of the restaurant if you have children by 8pm.
The drinks - again disappointing being told that they had run out of fruit for smoothies etc, a lot of syrups used.
There is no room service at this resort! However on occasion I did bring food from the buffet back to the room myself with little problem.
Superb! 110% couldn’t fault the staff!
I did see building work going on in resort for a new adults only hotel, which may open up other dining options for adults? However I am concerned the beach, which is already small will become over crowded? As it was very busy whilst we were there.
Overall well done. But I wouldn’t return because of the food facilities currently on offer.
Had a fantastic time at Nonsuch Bay with my wife and 2 year old daughter.
We were met at the airport by transport arranged by Nonsuch, the driver was friendly, helpful and started the holiday off well for us. There was a warm welcome on arrival and we were taken to our villa, which had been upgraded from a 1 bed to a 2 bed this was really appreciated and the villa was excellent. The full kitchen and washing machine were helpful and made things a little more comfortable.
The beach was clean and tidy, they made a real effort to clear any seaweed everyday so there was no problem. The pools were lovely, especially the small one in the dining area over looking the sea.
Breakfast and lunch were buffet style in the restaurant, which has a fantastic view over the bay. Its small but never felt overcrowded, the service is fantastic and the food is great. Evening dinner is from a small menu which they change every 2 days and again it is very good.
We had a great time, the trip to green island is well worth your time, at least once. The staff were exceptional, very friendly, helpful and sincere. Its not the sprawling all inclusives I have been to before but that's one of the great things about this place. The guests were all very pleasant and were happy to chat.
Reception helped us hire a car for a couple of days and it couldn't have been any easier, everyone is always so keen to help out.