The famed trade winds that brought Lord Nelson to Antigua are once again drawing visitors to the 18th century dockyard to which he lent his name. The evocative surrounds of Admiral’s Inn & Gunpowder Suites are wonderfully breezy, keeping it cool and comfortable all year round while curtailing the possibility of coronavirus contagion at the same time.
What this lauded family-run boutique hotel also offers is exceptional accommodation, two top-notch restaurants and a spa – and all set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Both restaurants are open-air while most of the hotel’s 34 exquisitely appointed rooms can be accessed from the outside. Each one has its own airconditioning unit so air is not shared with any other part of the property. Given the superlative service and acclaimed cuisine which have earned Admiral’s two industry awards, in addition to its government-certified Covid procedures, it’s little wonder that some guests are opting to stay for several weeks at a time.
Leisurely poolside eatery Boom attracts foodies from far and wide, particularly with weekly specials like ‘ribs and rum punch’ or ‘whisky and wings’. Day beds, loungers and hammocks make this an all-day hangout. Outside guests are also warmly welcomed at Pillars, loved for its waterfront setting with graceful stone pillars, and Caribbean food with a contemporary twist. Saturday night is the popular ‘Taste of the World’ evening focusing on the flavours of a different destination each week, while Wednesdays hone in on the gastronomic delights of the region.
The hotel’s tranquil location belies its proximity to the beaches, boutiques, historic fortresses and vibrant nightlife that keep guests returning to English Harbour each year.
Whether it’s feeling the wind in your hair aboard a sailing yacht, kayaking on the open seas or an outdoor massage under the mangroves, this charming atmospheric spot offers abundant activities for guests of every generation.
Attractive discounts are ADMIRALS’ INN & GUNPOWDER SUITES ADVERTORIAL available for longer spells.