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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 were all soooo excited to return after our first amazing visit in summer 2017. We were jut as excited and delighted when we arrived and were allocated our same suite (our suite!) and were greeted as friends by so many of the fab staff. Staff retention is high which can only be a good sign! The resort still looked amazing and the weather was even kinder this time! The restaurant and food which was superb last time was out of this world this time. (Apart from the desserts which for us grown ups was fine, the girls (twin 10yr olds) missed the infamous chocolate fondants from last time! The rest, at all meals, was outstanding quality.
The only slight downside this visit was the change to the inclusive package and the downturn in the offer for our girls through ‘kids club’. When Natasha took charge again however the sailing and kayaking and general fun was right back on form. Sadly this only happened three days of our 12 this time. Everything else was brilliant and Evie and Denise hit the waves again and we got a solo sailor which was brilliant.
We did more trips this time.. wadadli cats circumnavigation was well worth the trip, and a hire car for the day let us go to old haunts on Caribbean side and English Harbour... a family favourite always, and Shirley heights and the fab history of island film. We also took on figtree drive which is a fab drive.
The hotel is brilliant. The staff are amazing and we struggle to find the quality and amount of space of the suite anywhere else, the superb food and outstanding customer service which genuinely feels more like friends and family than service.
Thank you especially to Natasha, Michelle, Schena, David, Everton, Gregg (on eggs!), and Denise (And our cleaner who kept the place so clean despite the sand, suntan lotion spray, two 10 yr olds and genera family chaos!
We will of course return, hopefully in a couple of years if not before. Please bring back the inclusive level of sailing and fun/ beach movies for the kids / youths, not otherwise keep up all the amazing quality you have! You couldn’t beat this resort ... apart from moving it to Caribbean south east corner perhaps?! (Greedy!) We are missing Nonsuch so much and wish we could come back sooner! Home away from home. Our paradise. Thank you
Antigua we love you, Nonsuch you’re ace. Thank you.
We’ve just arrived back home from our second stay at Nonsuch Bay and to be honest, we’re feeling a little bereft. I’m currently working out what I would be doing if I hadn’t been stupid enough to get on the plane back home: right now, I’d be asking the excellent catering staff to prepare eggs for the family in various ways, loading up my plate with corn beef hash, pancakes, sausage and crispy bacon, in order to lay a foundation for the day’s activities, be it kite surfing, kayaking, relaxing in the room (that is more like a small apartment than a traditional hotel room), or maybe just gazing wistfully out over the bay whilst losing all track of time. The resort sucks you in to relaxation and after a couple of days, you'll find the only reason to look at your watch is to make sure you’re on time for the excellently prepared lunches or dinners.
My family genuinely feel at home at Nonsuch – we all love the intimacy of the place, achieved by way of it only being a small resort. The staff make a special effort to learn names and do everything they can to address any requests you may have. Being small, you see the same faces as you pass each other en route to the beach/pool/restaurant and will soon be greeting each other like old friends.
I can’t really fault Nonsuch Bay – it’s everything that a family could want, and more. It’s a little bit of paradise that neither I, nor my family, can’t wait to get back to…
I took my family here for our 31st Wedding anniversary my wife, four daughters, son in law and three grandchildren.. We were not disappointed. Beach was clean and safe. Staff were extremely polite and went over board particularly on our anniversary day. With a decorated table, cake and a singer to sing for us at the table for dinner. Wonderful....... go you wont be disappointed.