Sugar Ridge Antigua

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Overview

Boutique resort with the Caribbean's only Aveda spa
Property does not have direct beach access

Perched on a hillside in southwest Antigua, Sugar Ridge offers the luxuries of a big resort but with the intimate atmosphere of a boutique hotel. Rooms boast twin beds or king-sized canopy beds draped in muslin, plus free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs. On the upper floors, rooms open up onto verandas with views of the island and sea, while the lower floor accommodations have private plunge pools. To help you relax, you can get a mani-pedi or a massage at the on-site Aveda Concept Spa, the only one available in the Caribbean. As far as dining goes, the resort offers two options: the upscale Carmichael's restaurant and the Sugar Club Restaurant, where guests can enjoy themed meals and live music. If you opt for the property's all-inclusive package, meals and drinks at both eateries are covered. The only complaints from guests? The slow service and lack of direct beach access. However, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to nearby beaches.

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Location
Jolly Harbour
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 60 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Mountain(s), Ocean
Style
Modern
Best For
Couples, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

AFAR

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Sugar Ridge is much about the view. One of those rare Caribbean hotels that doesn't sit at the edge of the sand, this boutique luxury resort, ranging up a hillside on Antigua's west coast, not only overlooks palm-lined beaches and the marina at Jolly Harbour but also looks out across the greens and blues of the Caribbean toward St. Kitts, Nevis, and Redonda.

Oyster.com

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One of the newer properties on the island, this chic 60-room boutique resort was built in 2009 and feels modern and fresh. What makes the property unique are the sweeping views – it's situated high on the side of a hill looking out over the west coast of the island.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1238 have reviewed the Sugar Ridge Antigua, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1238 reviews 4.0 (based on 1238 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Sugar Ridge Antigua offers four types of suites, all of which feature white curtains and linens, private verandas and dark wood furniture. Premium King and some Deluxe King suites also have private plunge pools with views of the ocean and mountains. For more space and perks like a kitchen, an infinity pool, multiple bedrooms and a golf cart to get around the resort, visitors can book one of the property's villas.
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi access
  • Flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and minifridges in all accommodations
  • Some suites have private plunge pools

Standard room size550 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Unlike other island properties, Antigua's Sugar Ridge does not sit directly on the beach. However, the 60-room resort is surrounded by green hills and features views of Jolly Harbour and the Caribbean Sea. A complimentary shuttle is offered to nearby Ffryes and Turner beaches. Sugar Ridge is also less than 7 miles southwest of the capital city of St. John's.
  • About 5 miles southwest of V C Bird International Airport
  • Airport transportation can be arranged for a fee
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Dining options at Sugar Ridge include the poolfront Sugar Club Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Carmichael's, the resort’s gourmet eatery that specializes in Caribbean seafood. The Sugar Club Restaurant serves an array of dishes, such as steaks, seafood, tapas and sushi. This casual eatery also hosts themed nights and live entertainment on select evenings.
  • Room service available from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily (additional fee applies)
  • Free breakfast for all guests
  • Chef's tasting menu available daily at Carmichael's
  • All-inclusive guests receive complimentary Carmichael's dinner once during every five-night stay, plus all meals and drinks at the Sugar Club

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesSpanish, Asian

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Two free-form pools, one of which has a water feature and can accommodate lap swimming, sit near the Sugar Club. There's also an infinity pool outside of Carmichael's restaurant. All three pools offer lounge chairs and poolside beverage service. At the Sugar Club's pools, umbrellas and shaded areas are available, plus live entertainment several nights a week. Nearby beaches can be reached via Sugar Ridge's complimentary beach shuttle.
  • Happy hour available at Sugar Club's pools from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily
  • Mountain vistas at all three pools; Carmichael's pool also overlooks the ocean
  • Body and spa inclusive plans include free beach picnics
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

Sugar Ridge's Aveda Concept Spa offers a variety of treatments, including facials, hair services, massages and nail treatments. Though services cost extra for most guests, those who book a spa inclusive plan receive a 60-minute spa service every day of their stay as part of their room rate.
  • Open Monday through Saturday with appointments available from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Spa inclusive guests also have free access to yoga and fitness classes
  • On-site spa is only Aveda spa in Caribbean

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

There is no on-site kids club, but families staying at Sugar Ridge can take advantage of bike rentals and kid-friendly pools.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    Available to all guests, Sugar Ridge's fitness center houses a variety of Cybex equipment. For travelers who opt into the body or spa inclusive plans, amenities like guided walks, bike rentals and fitness and yoga classes are also available for free.
    • Fitness center open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Guests with body or spa inclusive package receive five yoga and fitness classes per week
    • Free weights, medicine balls and yoga mats
    • Personal training sessions and private yoga classes start at $60 per hour
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles (with fee)
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs (with fee)
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats

    Business

    Sugar Ridge does not have an on-site business center. However, a lobby computer is available for visitors to use. The resort's conference center features two rooms, one of which can accommodate 20 people. The larger conference room can host up to 60 guests.
    • Free Wi-Fi access available throughout property
    • Corporate and group rates

    Number of meeting rooms2

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Wedding

    Sugar Ridge is available for weddings, honeymoons and vow renewals, and couples can choose from a variety of hilltop and beachfront venues. The resort's wedding package includes hair, makeup and nail services for the bride, plus a bouquet.
    • Wedding package available when a minimum of four rooms for four nights are booked
    • Restaurants can host wedding-related events
    • On-site wedding planner

    Maximum wedding guest capacityNone

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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