Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, St John's, Antigua
Set within eight acres of lush tropical gardens, on one of the world's most pristine coral sand beaches, Hodges Bay brings a clean-lined, contemporary cool aesthetic to Antigua's north shore with an added pinch of high-octane adventure.
Unlike anything else on the island, the diverse collection of rooms, suites, penthouses and villas means guests can enjoy a full-on hotel-like experience or something that feels more residential, so whatever type of escape you're looking for – a romantic hideaway , a girls' getaway or a multi-generational family celebration – you're sure to find it here.
Mornings offer organic wake-ups from the fresh island juice bar before you soak in the daytime healing of the island: bespoke, boutique experiences, spine-tingling watersports, boat rides to Prickly Pear Island, unwinding in mindfulness at the exclusive Bohemia Spa, or playing at one of the adult-only or family pools with cabana and beachside concierge service.
Evenings start with serene and private oceanfront patio relaxation, and the array of restaurants for all palates and moods offers everything from relaxed fare to higher-end celebrity-style dining from world-renowned chef, Edward Lee. And they, more often than not, end with dancing in the moonlight, under the massive canopy sails of the Black Sails Ultra Lounge, now one of the hottest clubs in the Caribbean.