As a soon-to-be newlywed, amidst all the strenuous wedding planning – from cake flavors to the ever-elusive seating chart – you’re on the hunt for the perfect honeymoon destination that will leave you and your partner feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to start your lives together.
Unfortunately, planning the honeymoon can sometimes be just as stressful as your impending nuptials. But it doesn’t have to be.
Whether you enjoy lounging on the beach with a chilled cocktail, or seeking adventure at the helm of a catamaran, here are 5 Reasons Why Hammock Cove Antigua is the Best Caribbean Honeymoon Destination for you:
But, before you leave the stress of wedding planning behind and escape to this tropical island paradise, let’s go over everything you need to know about Antigua.
For Starters, Why Antigua?
Often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Caribbean,’ Antigua is home to 365 white-sand beaches (one for every day of the year), stunning coral reefs and historical sites that are sure to leave you gobsmacked.
Measuring just 108 square miles, Antigua is the largest of the British Leeward Islands; however, when compared to other more commercialized Caribbean destinations, like St. Lucia and Punta Cana, it’s still considered quite small. And despite tourism being one of its biggest industries, the island has a much more authentic feel to it, making it one of the most widely sought-after vacation and honeymoon destinations in the Caribbean.
That ambiance of authenticity flows seamlessly from the vibrant streets of downtown St. Johns to the luxurious resorts that line Antigua’s expansive and winding coastline.
Speaking of which…take a look at this stunning view.
Hammock Cove Antigua
Situated on Antigua’s northeast coast, adjacent to Devils’ Bridge National Park and its Insta-worthy limestone arch, Hammock Cove Antigua matches its authentic surroundings with modern amenities that will not only make for the perfect honeymoon, but also set the tone for every vacation going forward.
Here’s what you have to look forward to…
Reason #1. All-Inclusive
Irina’s Bistro, Hammock Cove Antigua
Dreaming of an all-inclusive honeymoon that’s truly all-inclusive? As in, check your wallet at the door “all-inclusive?” Well, you found it…
Hammock Cove Antigua introduces a new era of all-inclusive luxury that goes above and beyond your typical expectations.
All of your meals, from gastronomy concepts to breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and light snacks are included, and with two gourmet dining venues and four bars to choose from, your next bite or sip is never far away.
On The Rocks Bar, Hammock Cove Antigua
Now, you might be thinking, “well, that’s every all-inclusive resort ever.” But that’s where you would be wrong!
Not only is your dining included, it’s all meticulously prepared by our award-winning Michelin-Starred chef, making Hammock Cove Antigua one of the only all-inclusive resorts to offer such gourmet dining options. Did we mention it’s surcharge free?
With the small exception of an intimate candlelit dinner for two under our iconic pink gazebo (trust us, it’s worth it), all of your meals are 100-percent included in your stay.
The same goes for 24-hour in-villa dining, which is the perfect excuse to spend all morning, day or night lounging beside your new husband or wife in your private villa’s infinity-style plunge pool.
In-Villa Dining, Hammock Cove Antigua (Photo Credit: TheBellyChronicles)
…but more on that later.
Another thing that sets Hammock Cove Antigua apart from other all-inclusive resorts, is its drink service.
Unlike other resorts that give you a $10-$12 credit towards your favorite cocktail or mixed drink, there is no limit to how much you can enjoy at Hammock Cove Antigua. Afterall, what’s a honeymoon without a few champagne toasts to celebrate your newlywed status?
To top it off (see what we did there), you’ll have direct access to your very own selection of wines, beers and spirits. Just ask your private guest ambassador!
In-Villa Custom Wet Bar, Hammock Cove Antigua
Upon check-in, you and your spouse will be assigned a guest ambassador that will not only stock your villa’s custom outdoor wet bar, but will also quite literally cater to your every whim.
Need a private golf cart ride to the beach? Done. What about a couples massage at the indulgent Tranquility Body & Soul Spa? Here’s your reservation. There’s no better way to erase the lingering stresses of wedding planning than to take a dip in our spa’s refreshing plunge pool while waiting for your pampering session to begin.
Tranquility Body & Soul Spa, Hammock Cove Antigua
And while the spa does have normal operating hours, your personal ambassador is available to you 24/7, which is sure to ease the pain of not being able to schedule a body therapy session at 3 a.m.
Now tell me, what all-inclusive resort offers all that?
Ready to book the most romantic, all-inclusive honeymoon of your dreams? Click here to explore more of what Hammock Cove Antigua has to offer!
Reason #2. Exclusively-Adults (18+)
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What better way to celebrate your love than to feel as though you and your partner are the only two people in the world?
While we can’t promise that, as an exclusively-adults resort, Hammock Cove Antigua offers you the utmost privacy, tranquility and exclusivity so you can relax and refresh before being thrust back into everyday life.
The shock of returning to work after months of wedding planning and newlywed bliss, you’ll be grateful that you did.
Photo Credit: Trendyintartan
Now, what exactly does the term “exclusively-adults” or more commonly, “adults-only,” mean?
No sticky fingers or temper tantrums while celebrating a romantic dinner. No tsunami-style cannonball splashes to soak your favorite sunhat. And best of all, absolutely no whining (not to be confused with wining, to which there’s plenty).
Instead, think long walks on the beach, romantic candlelit dinners and rose petals on your pillowcases.
Every dining room, pool, fitness center and public space at Hammock Cove Antigua is geared towards adults, so you can sip your English Harbor Lemonade with zero interruptions.
English Harbor Lemonade, Hammock Cove Antigua
However, should you want to share your incredible experience with your fellow guests, there are more than enough opportunities to mix and mingle.
Saddle up to Irina’s Bar and start chatting over cocktails, or connect over common interests at your pool or beachside lounger.
Irina’s Bar, Hammock Cove Antigua
One of the many advantages that adults-only resorts have over their family-friendly counterparts is the opportunity to meet new friends.
If you don’t have children, chances are you know someone who does. When was the last time they weren’t on parent duty?
That’s what we thought…
Put meetups back on your itinerary at Hammock Cove Antigua! Click here to start planning your adults-only retreat today!
Reason #3. Luxury Accommodations
Private In-Villa Plunge Pool, Hammock Cove Antigua
So, remember when we said you could spend all day lounging in your private infinity plunge pool? We weren’t joking…
All of Hammock Cove’s 41 freestanding villas offer direct access to an intimate plunge pool off a fully furnished private verandah complete with stunning views.
Enjoy newlywed bliss from a waterfront suite and bask in unrivaled views of the crystal-blue Caribbean Sea or choose a waterview suite to experience the same level of upscale luxury but with partial views of the water.
With a combined indoor-outdoor living space of 1080 sq. ft., either option is sure to live up to your dream honeymoon expectations. Especially when you consider all of the added perks that come with it.
Want to enjoy a mimosa from the comfort of your private verandah? Break out the champagne and orange juice from your fully-customizable outdoor wet bar and start pouring!
Need a restock?
Let your guest ambassador know what your beverage preferences are and voila! We’ll have it delivered straight to your door.
Custom Outdoor Wet Bar, Hammock Cove Antigua
In addition to the infinity-edge plunge pool and spacious outdoor living space, all villas include a king-sized bed, spa-style bathroom with massive walk-in shower, as well as contemporary Caribbean décor.
Classic vaulted ceilings paired with a neutrally mineral color palette pay homage to the stone excavated from the property’s actual site. As well as the rattan-style swinging papasan chairs overlooking the sea to the deep-cherry and beechwood accents, your stay is guaranteed to feel like a fully immersive and authentic Antigua experience.
Waterfront Suite, Hammock Cove Antigua
Spa-Style Bathroom, Hammock Cove Antigua
Start and end each day in paradise, hand-in-hand with your sweetheart, with the best of the Caribbean at your door.
Click here to learn more about the private oasis that awaits you at Hammock Cove Antigua.
Reason #4. World-Class Amenities
You might ask, “what’s better than soaking in your villa’s private plunge pool?’
Soaking in Hammock Cove’s signature three-tier infinity-edge pool overlooking one of Antigua’s 365 white-sand beaches.
Because there’s no need to argue with your new spouse over whose turn it is to refill your cocktails. Whether you choose to lounge poolside, along the beach or in one of our floating water hammocks, your next drink is never far away…yes even when not on dry land.
But sipping your favorite cocktail from your water hammock is just the beginning of what you can do offshore. With non-motorized water sports included in your stay, you can explore the Caribbean from a new perspective aboard a Hobie Cat catamaran, stand-up paddle-board, pedal boat or kayak.
Non-Motorized Water Sports, Hammock Cove Antigua
No experience? No problem!
Our certified water sports team is available from dawn to dusk to teach you the ropes so you can sail, snorkel or otherwise explore the sea at your leisure with confidence.
Speaking of confidence, if you feel more confident on dry land, rest assured there’s plenty of activities to choose from. Challenge your sweetheart to a game of ‘love-love’ on one of two onsite pickleball courts, take part in a variety of fitness and wellness classes or take a walk to Devil’s Bridge National Park.
Just a quick 5-minute walk from Hammock Cove Antigua, this spectacular natural phenomenon offers a stunning glimpse into Antigua’s natural coastline. Composed of limestone rock, this natural rarity is the result of thousands of years’ worth of natural corrosion and ancient reef formation, making it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Antigua.
Devil’s Bridge National Park, Antigua
In fact, it’s not uncommon for guests to wake up before sunrise to catch a glimpse of the golden hues peaking up above the limestone arch. What could be more romantic?
There may only be one thing and that’s a couples massage!
Aside from being a romantic escape with your new spouse, your honeymoon is an opportunity to refresh and reset after months of strenuous wedding planning. With five treatment rooms, including a stunning central treatment room and circular space designed specifically for couples, the Tranquility Body & Soul Spa offers a fully immersive, tranquil environment perfect for relieving stress.
For a little extra, any of our luxury spa treatments – from face and body therapies to hair and nail salon services – are the ultimate luxury experience to wrap up your honeymoon and start your lives together.
Waterfall plunge pool, Tranquility Body & Soul Spa, Hammock Cove Antigua
Need help booking an appointment? Your personal guest ambassador is at your service!
To learn more about our indulgent spa and full-service salon click here.
Reason #5. Amazing Tours & Excursions
Pink Panther Safari, Antigua
So, now that we’ve covered everything that makes Hammock Cove Antigua an amazing honeymoon destination, let’s dive in to some of the amazing tours and excursions nearby.
Trust us when we say, if your ideal vacation strictly involves lounge chairs and chilled margaritas, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Go out and explore the beautiful island of Antigua! The margaritas will be there when you get back.
Or, for the best of both worlds, check out the the Pink Panther Safari tour.
Nominated one of the Caribbean’s best excursions, this female-led tour group acts as your local guide to everything you don’t want to miss…including the iconic hot pink Land Rovers that pick you up and transport you across the island.
Starting at Betty’s Hope – a historic sugar plantation, home to two original sugar mill towers dating back to 1651 – and stopping at sites including Darkwood Beach, Shirley Heights and Nelson’s Dockyard, you’re sure to leave with an excellent knowledge of Antigua’s unique culture, history and memories to last a lifetime.
Shirley Heights Overlooking Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua
And that’s just the beginning.
Convenient to board from Hammock Cove’s on-site dock, the Calypso Cat Catamaran Cruise is an adventure you don’t want to miss!
This double-decker charter cruise has plenty of open and covered seating, but with all the fun and excitement that awaits you, you won’t be doing much sitting.
From the moment you board, you’ll be greeted with an ice-cold beer or cocktail of your choice, as well as island tunes that will keep you grooving until you arrive at one of the best snorkeling destinations in the Caribbean.
Known to locals as the ‘Pillars of Hercules,’ this natural formation of limestone rocks, whittled into distinctive columns through years of corrosion, is home to great schools of reef fish, sea turtles and other impressive marine life.
Pillars of Hercules, Antigua
It’s truly spectacular and would make for a perfect Instagram newlywed post. But who says your honeymoon adventures have to end there?
Take your love to new heights on a zip-lining adventure through the rainforest, learn to scuba dive with certified Mamora Bay Divers or explore the downtown history and shopping district of St. Johns.
Interested in booking any of these exciting tours and excursions? Just ask your private guest ambassador, or click here to learn more!
The Pink Gazebo, Hammock Cove Antigua
The bottom line is simply this…
Between Hammock Cove’s unmatched level of luxury and comfort, and the thrilling tours and excursions waiting just outside your door, there’s no better place to spend a week with your new husband or wife.
Celebrate your love with a private dinner for two under Hammock Cove’s iconic pink gazebo or simply spend the day lounging in newlywed bliss with a cocktail in one hand and your sweetheart in the other.
Either way, it’s sure to be a vacation you’ll never forget.
So, what are you waiting for? Visit HammockCoveAntigua.com to start planning your dream honeymoon today.
You deserve it!