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
We have just come back from 11 gorgeous days at Nonsuch Beach.
It is a delightful resort, restful, charming and remote.
It is an all inclusive resort, in as much as all food and drink is free, but otherwise call fall short of what can usually be expected from All Inclusive. But in a good way.
There is one bar with mostly excellent staff (big up Neville) serving a number of achingly sweet rummy cocktails, as well as ice cold local beer and pretty much anything else you want.
And one beautiful restaurant with a view serving three meals a day. A hearty buffet breakfast with bonus freshly made eggs. The ladies do a great job producing bespoke omelettes, plus poached or fried, in less time than it took for the toast to pop up.
Buffet lunch was a little strange, but hearty, and with a fair amount of choice.
A la carte dinner had been heralded as high end. It was okay but a little try hard and more ordinary than anticipated. But sometimes pretty good. We loved BBQ Thursday the best.
There was also afternoon tea on offer too but enough food, we were already getting as fat as butter.
All served with charm and delight.
Our room was in fact a spacious apartment. Huge, clean,open and light. Living room, bedroom, walk in wardrobe, and the best equipped kitchen I have ever not cooked in.
Two infinity pools, clean, calm, with views towards the sea.
It was not too crowded when we were there, so nice and easy to get a space. Not sure how it would be peak season.
We loved the beach. It was small. Tatty. Had no facilities and had a (sometimes terrible) seaweed problem. But it was cute and calm and had a divine breeze and soft soft sand.
Complimentary trips to Green Island are a must, and there you can get a taste of the really idyllic white sand, aqua sea and snorkelling.
We also had a fun time sailing, again complimentary on some days.
The reception staff were super helpful, especially Zoe, and sorted us out whenever we wanted to go out. Because of the slightly remote location, any trip, to St John and English Harbour, was a bit of a big deal. But it was easy enough to get a taxi (driver really) and lots of people rented cars.
We loved our time at Nonsuch, and we loved all the staff. By the end were completely addicted to the experience. Chilled, happy, charmed.
We recently stay may 2018 for 9 nights and can honestly say this was the most wonderful relaxing holiday we have had.
The staff without exception were fantastic it’s hard to say anyone was better that others from Michelle in the front desk to Samantha the housekeeper Gavisha the waitress, Shaeneeza ( half pint) Avella and Sheehan plus if you want a luxury transfer ask for Jamie
We had a beach front villa 102 and the accommodation was excellent. We treated ourselves to a wonderful massage on the balcony which was amazing thank you Olivia and colleague.
The food was of a great standard and the menus changed every two day catering for all tastes.
We would highly recommend if you are looking for a quiet relaxing chill out don’t hesitate to book
Thank you Non Such Bay team 😀
Julie and Martin
This was our Second trip to this fantastic hidden gem of a resort
The pictures demonstrate how pretty the resort is but can’t show you how friendly the staff are which is the real secret to the story here. Special thanks to Schena, Sheryl, Natasha Avella Ruth Marcus (how are the kittens mate ?) and of course my sailing gurus Eliakim and Devon I are really missing the great banter and sailing we had together
The food this year was even better than the great menus we had last year mainly in the presentation and choice which gave us everything we needed to eat delicious and healthily meals.
The sailing with great free instruction makes this one of the what holidays I have ever had.
We will be back
We stayed in a 3 BR, 31/2 bath villa with great views from 3 balconies. The staff was very friendly, good food selection.
We took a tour of the island where for $150 USD you can build your excursion, Jason was our driver. Small island but worth the money.
If you're looking for a more laid back vacation, not a lot of people, this is the location.
Not a lot of activity on this side of the island.
My husband and I spent a week at Nonsuch Bay Resort - a small, very private and very quiet, beautifully appointed resort! All rooms overlook the ocean and are large and spacious with HUGE covered verandah's! The infinity pools (x3) are pristine and none of them were ever overly busy making it feel like we had our own "private" pool time on several occasions. The food is truly delicious. Simple buffet breakfast and lunch and formal dining each dinner time. Local tasteful entertainment on 3 evenings while we dined. The dining area is a covered open air space with beautiful ocean breezes keeping us cool and comfortable - truly special to dine al fresco each and every time! The beach is very small and unfortunately the ocean currents churned up a lot of seaweed which had to be cleared off the beach each day. We still enjoyed beach time reading under the palm trees but swam mostly in the pool(s). The resort is built onto a hillside so there are inclines and stairs to navigate but this helped us burn calories from our delicious meals! Snorkelling and sailing time was terrific. Staff were very helpful, friendly and made for a relaxing, hospitable time. Special shout outs to Natasha, Jesse, Kannia, Michelle, Vincent, Shobha, Devon and our taxi driver Jamie who we booked through the hotel on 2 days for custom trips to the destinations we wanted to see on our own time (Shirley Heights, Carpenter Rocks hike, English Harbour, Nelson Dockyards and Fig Tree Drive, Fig Tree Art Studio, Love Beach) Free Wi Fi. The week melted away all stress and left us truly rested and recharged! Fellow travelers were mostly from Britain, a nice mix of ages including young couples with infants/ toddlers. The Kids Club services were well-used by these young parents and it was a joy to see the little ones and their parents enjoy some R&R. Thank you Nonsuch Bay for a memorable vacation!