●Pink Beach – Barbuda; almost entire Western shore of island is pink sand; remarkably deserted, as wide as Champs Elysees, and 11 miles long.
●Admiral’s Inn – Nelson’s Dockyard (English Harbour, St. John’s); 011-268-460-1027; admiralsantigua.com; part of Nelson’s Dockyard National Park; simple, with few accoutrements; excellent restaurant; charming location; gracious service.
●Blue Waters – Soldier's Bay (St. John's); 011-268-462-0290; bluewaters.net; perhaps best choice for cost on island; gorgeous and intimate but not most expensive.
●Curtain Bluff – Morris Bay (St. John’s); 011-268-462-8400; curtainbluff.com; bluff overlooking water on 3 sides at island’s southern tip; stunning views of Montserrat; surrounding gardens.
●Galley Bay – Galley Bay Beach Road (St. John’s); 011-268-462-0302 or 866-237-1644; eliteislandresorts.com; cottages near bird sanctuary; cottages have private “plunge pools.”
●Grace Bay & Morris Bay – Old Road Village (Bolans); 011-268-462-8400 or 888-289-9898; curtainbluff.com.
●Jumby Bay Island – Jumby Bay Island (St. John’s); 011-268-462-6000 or 888-767-3966; rosewoodhotels.com; 300-acre, island resort; former sugar mill named for local term for “playful spirit”; accessible only by boat; 3 white sand beaches.
●Nonsuch Bay – Hughes Point (St. Phillips); 011-268-720-3020; nonsuchbayresort.com; stunning.
●Ocean Inn – English Harbour (St. Paul’s); 011-268-463-7950; theoceaninn.com; B&B perched on steep hill; exquisite views.
●Sugar Ridge – Jolly Harbour; 011-268-562-7700 or 866-591-4881; sugarridgeantigua.com; 60-room boutique resort; Aveda spa.
●Coconut Grove – Dickenson Bay (St. John’s, at Siboney Beach Club); 011-268-462-1538; open-air, thatched roof structure; breakfasts.
●Grace Before Meals – Dockyard Drive (St. John’s); 011-268-463-7900; madmongooseantigua.com; affordable drinks and excellent food.
●Indigo on Beach – Carlisle Bay (St. Mary's); 011-268-484-0000; campbellgrayhotels.com/carlisle-bay-antigua/restaurants-and-bars; try shrimp roti.
●Papi’s – Fort Road (at Garden Street, St. John’s); 011-268-562-7274; papis.ipage.ag; barbecued chicken and ribs.
●Papa Zouk – Hilda Davis Drive (Gamble’s Terrace, St. John’s); 011-268-464-6044; seafood.
SIGHTS & SITES
●Nelson's Dockyard – English Harbour (St. John’s); 011-268-460-7976; nationalparksantigua.com; only Georgian dockyard in world; highlight is Clarence House, residence built for Britain's future King William IV when he served under Lord Nelson as H.M.S. Pegasus captain.