Sugar Ridge in Antigua has an elevated position and seems to emerge from a natural hillside which is ablaze with colorful indigenous plants and an abundance of sugar cane. It is set against a spectacular backdrop of Antigua’s dramatic forested coastal highlands, with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, palm fringed beaches and the neighbouring islands of Nevis, St. Kitts and Redonda. Many of Antigua’s most beautiful beaches are on the doorstep and quickly accessible by the hotel’s shuttle bus service.
The hotel has 60 bedrooms grouped in sets of four, each with its own private entrance. Ground floor rooms have private plunge pool and upper floor rooms have large veranda and day-bed. All are designed in a colonial, contemporary style with muslin draped four poster beds. The amenities are conducive with today’s lifestyle including an iPod docker.
The centrepiece to Sugar Ridge is the Sugar Club which has an Aveda Concept Spa and a gym with around 30 pieces of Cybex apparatus, and a Yoga/ Pilates/ Dance Studio. This area is approximately 6,000 sq. ft. – a serious amount of space to be pampered, relax or tone up. There are 3 swimming pools, great sunbathing decks and chill out areas providing shade.
There are two restaurants to choose from each with their own team of chefs and offering a different style of cuisine. Carmichaels is the fine dining restaurant and is designed to fully appreciate the views. One of the hotel’s pools is located adjacent to Carmichaels. The Sugar Club Restaurant and Bar are located on the upper floor of the spa and gym, overlooking two of the pools and the sundecks.
There is a concierge and bell hop service with electric buggies for convenience to get around the hotel, or if preferred then the natural stone pathways and water features make for an idyllic walk through the gardens. There are views everywhere and everywhere there is a view.