SUGAR RIDGE, Antigua’s newest boutique hotel is located on a natural hillside bordered with sugar cane and colorful indigenous flora. This provides a beautiful backdrop at Sugar Ridge with 60 rooms wrapped around the hillside with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. Rooms are grouped in sets of four, each with their own private entrance. Each room offers an ambience of quiet seclusion while natural landscaping provides privacy, and all enjoy spectacular views. With its convenient location, Sugar Ridge provides the perfect venue from which to explore the island and some of the best beaches and activities in Antigua are just minutes away.
Situated on the west coast of Antigua, just 25-minute drive from V.C. Bird International Airport, 20-minute drive to the capital of St. John’s and easy access to Jolly Harbour Marina and Golf Course.
All 60 rooms are wrapped around the hillside with a natural landscape providing seclusion and privacy offering spectacular views and spacious verandas – 32 with private plunge pools – perfect for relaxing.
Rooms are decorated in a modern contemporary style featuring a large verandah with a daybed and dining area, muslin draped four-poster king sized bed, rich dark woods contrasting with neutral tones, and travertine tile floors. Upper floor rooms feature a daybed while ground floor rooms have a day bed and a plunge pool. All rooms include state of the art amenities and technology:
- Radio frequency activated door lock
- iPod docking station
- Electronic safe
- LCD flat screen television
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Mini refrigerator
- Coffee and tea maker
- Iron and ironing board
Guests may choose from two excellent restaurants and two bars.
Carmichael’s is an open-air fine dining restaurant elevated above the hilltop to ensure stunning views with sensational sunsets. The menu offers international dishes infused with Caribbean flavors and fresh ingredients from the local market. Lunch opening hours are seasonal. Dinner from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Carmichael’s Bar offers a wonderful selection of cocktails and overlooks an infinity edge freshwater swimming pool and sun deck – an ideal location to enjoy a refreshing drink while enjoying panoramic views and amazing sunsets.
Sugar Club Restaurant is located in the heart of the resort overlooking the main pool area offering Pacific Rim cuisine with a Caribbean Flavors. High ceilings and large open shutters provide a traditional Caribbean feel. Dining is available inside or on the expansive verandah with picturesque views. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sugar Club Bar located adjacent to the restaurant with an expansive lounge area with contemporary style furnishing. Fountains surrounding the pool decks provide a romantic backdrop with live entertainment several times each week. Open nightly until late, with Sushi and Tapas served from 6.00 pm
NEW: Sugar Ridge now have an agreement in place with three beach restaurants close to Sugar Ridge so that guests staying on the All Inclusive program will be able to have lunch and drinks at the beach included as part of their terms.
The restaurants include:
Valley Church Beach has ‘The Nest’ beach bar and cafe
Fryes Beach has ‘Denis’s’
Turners Beach has ‘Turners’
All three restaurants serve regular pouring brands, which would be included on the AI package – guests would be required to pay for premium and top shelf brands.
Guests can choose from each of the restaurants’ regular menu, however steak and lobster would have to be paid for separately.
Sugar Ridge can also arrange picnics for those on the all-inclusive package for a small supplement if they prefer to take these down to the beach.
Located just two minutes away and accessed by the hotels complimentary shuttle:
- A choice of beautiful palm fringed beaches
- The bustling Jolly Harbour Marina provides numerous boating excursions, scuba diving and sport fishing trips departing from the marina on a daily basis for an additional charge
- The Marina complex boasts tennis and squash courts for the sports enthusiast
- Golf at an additional fee at Jolly Harbour Golf Club Sugar Club offers entertainment and theme nights throughout the week. This is a sample of entertainment during any given week (may change without notice):
Monday – Caribbean Buffet night
Wednesday – 2 for 1 Steak night and entertainment
Thursday – Movie night under the stars with two movies per night
Friday – Seafood Friday followed by live music from Rico and the 4 Play Band
Saturday – Party night with DJ after dinner.
Sunday – not at Sugar Club but high on the hill at Carmichael’s they hold the Sunday Chill.
The hotel also hosts one off parties and festivals from time to time. We suggest you check the hotel website for their full activities.
The Spa at Sugar Ridge offers a full-service spa and gym occupying the entire ground floor of the impressive main building of the resort.
An Aveda Concept Spa offering a wide array of spa treatments including: massage, holistic therapies, hair salon, manicures and pedicures, The expansive space of 279 sq m (2500 sq ft) provides five fully equipped treatment rooms. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The fully air-conditioned gym opens 6.00am to 9.00pm daily and offers 186 sq m (2000 sq ft) of floor space featuring Cybex fitness equipment, 24 fitness machines including 13 cardio machines. Adjacent is an air-conditioned studio for aerobics, Pilates and Yoga classes.
Adjacent to the spa sits an 25 m (82 ft) long lap pool plus a 13.5 m (44 ft) pool complete with sun bathing areas.
Sugar Ridge Includes several boutique shops providing a wide range of casual, fashion wear, accessories and gifts.
WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS: Sugar Ridge is the perfect setting for those looking for a sophisticated or casual tropical wedding or honeymoon. Special honeymoon and wedding packages are available. Special rates for wedding parties with more than 10 rooms.
DRESS CODE: Sugar Ridge does not have a dress code, but expects that all guests dress appropriate for each area of the resort.
CHILDREN POLICY: Children up to 2 years old are accommodated on a complimentary basis in a room with parents.
Sugar Ridge offers four pairs of adjoining rooms with twin beds at a reduced rate for one or two children occupying these rooms with one or two adults in a connecting room.
This was our second visit to Sugar Ridge, many staff remembered us and all made us feel very welcome. The hotel is clean and well maintained, pool area is lovely with a new bar right there so you don't even have to move!
The only thing not quite up to the standard of our previous visit is the food. Still very good though, we had some lovely meals in both restaurants, Carmichaels is great though pricey. If you have any problems (food or otherwise), speak up straight away and they will do their utmost to put it right.
As it is not on the beach, the shuttle will drop off and collect to/from the local beaches which worked out just fine.
We have found Antiguans very friendly and always felt they were happy we had chosen to visit their lovely island. In all we had a fantastic holiday again.
Excellent Hillside location with Beautiful rooms & views/balconies.Food very good for All inclusive Resort but some of the Bar drinks were Sub standard,tho very good Sparkling wine! Most?? staff customer focused and Carmicheals restaurant in very Beautiful setting.Evening Entertainment quite poor,Very clean property,with a warm & Homely feel. would return, if these few concerns were addressed. Many Thanks.
Good staff with everyone ready to help. Management always available . food terrific especially Carmichael's.