The Great House exterior, set within the 26 acres of gardens.

The Great House Antigua: fairytales can come true!


Just occasionally you find somewhere that’s almost too good to be true. Some 20 minutes from V C Bird International Airport is such a place. In 26 acres of tropical countryside an adults-only hideaway promises decadence, intimacy and a lifetime of memories: the opulent Great House Antigua.

It’s a magnificent 350-year-old national treasure set in an oasis of frangipane, orchids and bougainvillea. After surviving the destructive force of countless hurricanes this grand old former sugar plantation house now stands serene among the trees. It offers a maximum of just 16 guests a very special stay in tastefully decorated suites either in the main building or in one of the pastel-painted, verandahed garden cottages.

Travel writer James Henderson described it in The Telegraph: “It’s an unforgettable Caribbean stay ‑ unique and heart-stoppingly pretty.” Great House Antigua also comes highly recommended by Wedding and Honeymoon Magazine (May 2021 issue) as a wedding and honeymoon destination.

As a Caribbean wedding and honeymoon destination, Great House Antigua would surely feature high on most couples’ shortlists. The whole property can be booked as a wedding venue, which guarantees real exclusivity, with unlimited day access for all guests to the main house and the ground. The hotel’s team can work hand-in-hand with the couple to create the best possible wedding plan.

Now that lockdown restrictions are easing, the hotel is ready to open its doors to guests and is offering 20% off all bookings – a deal that extends throughout 2021. In these still uncertain times it’s good to know that there are lenient cancellation policies on all bookings too.