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The Inn at English Harbour

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Boutique resort with intimate atmosphere and ample amenities
Dish options are limited at on-site restaurants
The Inn at English Harbour – located less than 13 miles southeast of St. John's, Antigua's capital – has all the amenities of a big-name resort, such as the beach at Freemans Bay and the many on-site activities. Treat yourself to an afternoon at The Inn's Asian- and Caribbean-inspired spa or play a round of tennis on one of two grassy courts. The 28 marble- and mahogany-floored rooms are within walking distance of the beach, while the cottages sit right on it. Recent guests said that while the food at the Terrace Restaurant was good, it lacked a large variety for those on extended stays. Guests were more complementary of the resort's rooms, which feature ocean views, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and private verandas. Since this property is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World family, members of SLH's INVITED rewards program can use accrued free reward night vouchers to pay for rooms here.
St. John's
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 28 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Mountain(s), Ocean
Traditional, Modern



  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews



This genteel resort, long a favorite with Brits and the boating set, is ideal for those seeking beachfront accommodations near English Harbour's attractions, yet it suffers from a split personality. ... Enormous rooms are plushly appointed with mahogany four-poster beds, hand-painted armoires, candelabra sconces, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, and porphyry bathrooms; however, they're dimly lighted and often stifling.



Small, serene, and unpretentiously elegant, the Inn at English Harbour has boutique service down to a science. ... With 19 tropical acres, the inn offers plenty of space and places to play, including a lovely white-sand beach (with hammocks stretched beneath shady palms) and a generously sized pool.

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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 482 have reviewed the The Inn at English Harbour, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 482 reviews 4.5 (based on 482 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Inn at English Harbour offers both two-level suites and beach cabana guest rooms. The cabana rooms – part of the original inn – are located on the beach and feature a private veranda with direct beach access. While these guest rooms are fairly small and furnished with one queen-sized bed, they offer modern amenities like flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, minifridges and coffee makers. Marble floors and neutral decor in beiges and browns give these guest rooms a clean, contemporary feel. Deluxe Suites, which are larger, feature dark wood furniture, four-poster beds, mahogany floors and spacious bathrooms with dual sinks.
  • Upper floor Junior and Deluxe suites come equipped with balconies
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Standard room size480 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Inn at English Harbour is located on 19 acres of land that overlook Freeman's Bay, just southeast of Nelson's Dockyard. The resort, which features a private beach and jetty, offers a complimentary water shuttle across the bay. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and landscaped gardens, The Inn at English Harbour sits on a headland at the entrance to the harbor and is about a mile away from the fortress at Shirley Heights.
  • Less than 14 miles south of V C Bird International Airport
  • Restaurants, shops and entertainment at Nelson's Dockyard
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


The property's signature eatery, the Terrace Restaurant, is located in The Inn at English Harbour's original structure and features prime mountain and water views. One of the most popular fine dining venues in Antigua, the restaurant offers international cuisine with a Caribbean twist, utilizing organic vegetables and herbs from the on-site garden. The resort's other dining venue, the Reef Restaurant, serves breakfast and lunch daily, as well as various cocktails and snacks. This beachside eatery also hosts a weekly barbecue night with live music.
  • Complimentary organic garden tour and tasting
  • Formal dress code required for dinner at the Terrace Restaurant
  • Free afternoon tea at the Reef Restaurant
  • Room service available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Bar and wine cellar in the Terrace Restaurant

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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


The Inn at English Harbour's large outdoor pool sits within view of the beach and is surrounded by lounge chairs. The property's beach also offers hammocks strung between palm trees in addition to beach loungers and complimentary water sports equipment.
  • Free beach towels in all guest rooms
  • Food and beverage service available at the beach
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The property's on-site spa combines Asian serenity with Caribbean design. Available spa services include a variety of massage therapies, body treatments and facials. All treatments feature essential oils from local leaves, tree bark, plants and flower petals. For additional relaxation, guests can unwind in the adjoining spa library or on the chess deck before or after an appointment.
  • Courses in Sufi contemplation, meditation, Ilahi Nur and reiki (charges apply)
  • Hair services, makeup applications, manicures and pedicures
  • Spa services available daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Services offered:

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


Although The Inn at English Harbour typically hosts adults, the property does welcome children ages 10 and older. Families can take advantage of the resort's pool, as well as its beach, where free water sports equipment (think: paddleboards and snorkeling gear) is available.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The Inn at English Harbour's fitness center features cardiovascular and weight-training equipment and sits alongside the spa. However, the property is known more for its complimentary outdoor recreational activities, such as tennis, kayaking and paddleboarding.
    • Water skiing, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing can be arranged (fees apply)
    • Private resort yacht available for charters
    • The Inn Regatta event occurs every April
    • Both tennis courts feature lights for nighttime play
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The Inn at English Harbour offers wedding packages for couples and small groups. The group package requires a minimum booking of five rooms for four nights and includes perks for the bridal couple like complimentary airport transfers, a private three-course dinner on the beach, Champagne breakfast, a wedding fruit cake, flowers and a photo album. A similar "Just The Two of Us" package is available for just the bride and groom, and both packages include legal fees and transportation to and from town to complete marriage license and registration paperwork.
    • Bridal hair and makeup services at on-site spa
    • Vow renewal package
    • Additional fees apply for wedding receptions

    Maximum wedding guest capacity25

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

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