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Discover the best luxury family hotels in Antigua

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 13 February 2023
  • Revised 09 March 2023

Antigua may seem like a honeymooner’s paradise, and it is, but did you know it’s also a fantastic place for families? 

From stunning beaches to suites with private pools and awesome kids' clubs, Antigua family holidays are as luxurious as they are fun. Parents will love enjoying the reinvigorating spa and private dinners on the beach whilst little ones are entertained by the professional staff at the clubs. It’s not just for kids; teens and tweens will love getting active on the seas with kayaking, sailing and scuba diving. 

Whatever you decide to do, you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. This article reveals the four best luxury family hotels in Antigua. 

So book a luxury Antigua family holiday today and whisk your brood away to paradise. 

Family fun at Carlisle Bay

Little ones will love staying at Carlisle Bay. Located on one of the best parts of the island, you and the family can enjoy lush green backdrops, sea views from your family suite and fun activities. Kids can enjoy the hotel pool and on-site water sports like kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and paddleboarding. 

The children will love the Cool Kids Club for ages six months to six years old. The Crew Blue and Crush programme allows older children and teens to make the most of their adventure. This includes activities like beach excursions, sports, arts and crafts and plenty of educational games. 

There is also a screening room, where the whole family can gather for a movie night to watch a blockbuster film from the luxurious leather seats. 

Whilst little adventurers are having fun; parents can indulge too. Pamper yourself with a facial or massage at the onsite spa, and enjoy a cocktail or two by the pool. 

The Library is a great escape where you can get quality ‘me time’ whilst borrowing a book from the extensive collection.  

If you fancy a bit of shopping without the children, there is an onsite boutique for picking up some luxury Caribbean products to take back home. 

The Beach Balcony Suites are ideal for a family of four, with plenty of space for everyone. If you really want to treat the family, the Carlisle Suites are a pure oasis with immaculate views and huge marble bathrooms. 

Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay

Beachfront fun at Blue Waters Resort & Spa

The sprawling Blue Waters Resort & Spa is spread across the most majestic landscape. The best part of the resort for families is the kids’ club and creche that will look after little ones from 14 months and up. There is something for everyone too, including freshwater pools, secluded beach caves to explore and beautiful tropical gardens to discover. 

There are multiple pools for little ones to enjoy across the resort, or you can take to the waters and do a spot of snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaking options. Your personal concierge will book plenty of excursions and attractions on the island to keep everyone entertained. 

The Blue Waters Kids Club is available for those ages 14 months to 12 years old with options such as outdoor games, Garden Club, parties, yoga, educational outings and crafts. 

Parents can escape for some pampering with adults-only infinity pools, the refreshing spa and the fitness centre. You may even want to practise your swing at the Golf Club nearby. Evenings are perfect for families as there is evening entertainment, including live bands, pianists and dancers.

If you want to enjoy magical sunsets together as a family, the Deluxe Beachfront Suites give you unrivalled ocean views. 

For the ultimate family holiday, stay in Pelican House. This exclusive accommodation has a private pool, a large living area and an open-plan kitchen. The whole family will adore it. 

Blue Waters Resort & Spa

Blue Waters Resort & Spa
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Beachfront luxury at Curtain Bluff

Families are well-catered to at Curtain Bluff. There is so much for the whole family to do. The Kids Camp is available for little travellers ages 3-12. They can enjoy activities such as crab racing, arts and crafts, cooking and sports. The playgrounds and swimming pool will keep everyone active before settling down for a movie night under the stars. 

Little guests have plenty of options regarding beach activities and inviting pools. Older guests will love the gaming room with board games, computers and a wide-screen TV for chilling out and making new friends. 

Families who like to stay active can enjoy the basketball and squash courts and, of course, take to the waters to for a plethora of aqua fun. 

Parents can partake in yoga classes, treatments in the spa and onsite salon for some pampering—safe in the knowledge that their kids are having the adventure of a lifetime. 

Curtain Bluff

Curtain Bluff

Private paradise at Jumby Bay Island

Located on its own private island is Jumby Bay Island. There is plenty for families and kids to explore from the white-sand beaches to a vast array of water sports. In the resort itself, families will love the pool options as well as the sports centre which offers bike rides.

The kids’ club is available for little ones aged 3-8. They’ll be treated to many activities such as visits to the Jumby Farm to meet the animals, swimming with sting rays, cookery lessons and sports. 

There is an onsite camp called the Jumby Pavilion where young adventurers can experience programmes like Little Chefs, Ocean Adventures and Discover Science. 

They can also learn about saving and protecting endangered Hawksmoor Turtles from the island's conservation programme. 

Whether you want to enjoy a cocktail at the bar, relax with a reinvigorating ancient healing remedy treatment at the spa or have a private meal on the beach for two, there is also no end to the luxurious things to do for the adults whilst the kids are out exploring and having fun.

Jumby Bay Island

Jumby Bay Island

The best luxury family hotels in Antigua FAQs

What is the best Antigua hotel to stay in with kids?

The popular Jumby Bay Island has an action-packed programme for your kids, such as bike rides, water sports and cookery classes. Families will love the spacious family suites available and the pools and stretches of beach to explore. Discover the best kids' clubs in Antigua. 

What are the best attractions for kids in Antigua?

Discovering the island's natural beauty is the most amazing thing to explore as a family. Uncover the dramatic scenery by boat or drive through the rainforests. 

Is Antigua good for kids? 

Yes. Antigua is perfect for little travellers looking to explore the coastlines, the stunning sand stretches and jewel-toned ocean waves. The hotels have extensive kids’ club activities, games rooms and programmes to ensure everyone has the most memorable time.

A stay in Antigua will be the trip of a lifetime for you and your family. Exploring the dramatic coastlines and historical landmarks together before hitting the waves with some family-friendly water sports and boating adventures. 

Discover the best luxury family hotels in Antigua and make magical memories with your loved ones. 

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