5 nights / 6 days
Beautiful bays, picturesque vistas and 365 white-sand beaches, all infused with English history and a passion for sailing, Antigua provides the perfect setting for a secluded, intoxicating getaway.
Below is just a sample of the immersive itineraries our Destination Specialists can create. Click on the experiences links in the itinerary to see other curated excursion choices offered by Journese. Our Destination Specialists are happy to book our hotels and excursions highlighted in the itinerary below or let them know if you would like something customized. And, feel free to offer our non-hyperlinked suggestions to your clients to further explore the destination.
Day 1: USA / Antigua |
Board your flight bound for your private island oasis. With flight time just three hours from Miami to Antigua, your home away from home awaits. You will be greeted at the airport with fresh water and a refreshing towel before your short ride to the hidden cove on the southwest coast of the island to Hermitage Bay. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed to the resort with a signature mojito cocktail and fresh fruits and escorted to your private hillside pool suite for five peaceful nights. Seemingly carved out of nature in the hillside high above the beach, immerse in Asian-inspired luxury, stunning seaview panoramas, outdoor shower, private wrap-around deck and plunge pool. This all-inclusive, privately owned retreat provides made-to-order cuisine, organic garden, Garden Spa, infinity pool and a bounty of activities from cooking classes and eco-tours to deep sea fishing, golf and cultural activities. Toast your first evening together in paradise with a private, candlelit dinner right at the water's edge, with your own waiter tending to your hearts' desire, as the waves gently lap at your feet.
Day 2: Antigua |
After your breakfast by the beach, head out for your land and sea expedition on the Island Safari and Stingray City Adventure. Begin with an off-road 4 x 4 safari jeep exploring the north coast, its breathless beauty and historic sites, including the well-preserved Betty's Hope sugar plantation. The excitement continues as you navigate the calm waters on a short boat ride through the scenic waters of North Sound to Stingray City, where you can feed, pet and snorkel with affable southern rays and colorful fish. Touch their soft skin as you and your partner pose for a selfie for that once-in-a-lifetime photo. Return to the resort and don your favorite island chic for a sumptuous dinner, filled with innovative fusion with European, Caribbean and American influences. As the sun sets, celebrate the enthralling day with your loved one and a bottle of French champagne, the beat of steel drums, calypso or jazz music with the gentle breezes and soothing sounds of the sea surrounding you.
Day 3: Antigua |
Enjoy a refreshing dip in your own private plunge pool following your morning pilates or yoga. Meet your partner on the deck by the main pool for a delightful cooking demonstration utilizing local produce and the resort's own organic kitchen garden with guidance from a master chef. Then, discover the vast array of tropical produce with a farm tour, learning how is the produce grown and grafted, and sample the exotic flavors of ackee, cashew, custard apple, genip, guava and up to 14 types of mangos. Spend your afternoon relaxing, strolling barefoot along the bay as fragrant floral sea breezes gently envelope you, immersing in the stunning views and making lifetime memories of this special place. Watch for the famous "green flash" as the sun sets on another harmonious day. Savor a tantalizing dinner under the grove of almond trees as you feast on extraordinary dishes made from the kitchen's own organic garden while sipping on a bubbly Italian wine beside your loved one.
Day 4: Antigua |
Following your morning mediation, head out for some island exploration, by land, sea or air. Visit the famous Nelson's Dockyard National Park, once headquarters for 18th-century Napoleonic wars. Discover island history and culture at the museum, hike one of the many nature trails within the park or enjoy lunch for two at a local cafe at this beautifully restored English harbor. Try kitesurfing, water skiing or kayaking, or cast off on a chartered deep sea fishing expedition in the waters off Antigua for marlin, king fish, wahoo and barracuda. Reach new heights on a helicopter adventure, with captivating views of emerald waters, historic harbors and scenic coastlines. After your day of inspiration, unwind with cocktails and sumptuous appetizers back at the candlelit Hermitage Bay lounge, before your steal away to your private suite for an intimate dining experience for two.
Day 5: Antigua |
Get ready for a day of sensory replenishment, starting with a couples holistic healing spa therapy in the privacy of your suite. Utilizing color rituals corresponding to the "chakra" or the body's spiritual power to stimulate the senses, your therapy commences with an initiation ceremony and refreshing Himalayan salt foot bath as you sip an exotic cup of tea, followed by a Siddhartha body massage and warmed beauty pack. Your divine experience concludes with a relaxing bath ritual and delicious tropical fruits and champagne for a deep sense of serenity.
For your grand finale on this romantic journey, gaze at the sinking golden sun as it illuminates the horizon with a flash of kaleidoscopic excitement on the Antigua Sunset Cruise. Sway to the music and delight in tasty appetizers and refreshing drinks as you sail away together, celebrating your love and memories made on this captivating Caribbean island. This is paradise at its finest.
Day 6: Antigua / USA |
Board your transfer to the airport for your homebound flight and begin planning your next romantic journey.
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