The Great House break

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Antigua is an easy-going island with brightly painted buildings, historic forts and so many beaches there’s one for every day of the year. Our specialists travel regularly across the Caribbean and can suggest the island’s best beachside retreats, as they design a tailor-made vacation to Antigua to suit your interests. Island-hopping is yet another option, and...
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Overview

Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Step back in time onto this 350 year old sugar plantation's Great House.
    • Set in 26 acres of tropical gardens overlooking its own private bay.
    • Rooms are comfortable and traditional with four poster beds and views onto the gardens.
    • Enjoy a delicious three course meal or a stunning afternoon tea at the Great House Restaurant.

What's this trip about?

    Antigua is an easy-going island with brightly painted buildings, historic forts and so many beaches there’s one for every day of the year. Our specialists travel regularly across the Caribbean and can suggest the island’s best beachside retreats, as they design a tailor-made vacation to Antigua to suit your interests. Island-hopping is yet another option, and we can combine your time with Barbados or the British Virgin Islands. Antigua was a British naval base, and there’s still a tangible British influence in Nelson’s Dockyard, although the luxury yachts bobbing in the water hint at modern Antigua’s glamorous side. Despite the island’s diminutive size, you’ll find a wide variety of beaches, from bustling stretches backed by bars to sweeps of little-visited white sand. Inland, you can journey along Fig Tree Drive, passing coconut groves and banana plantations, or watch a game of cricket, the national sport. Sunday afternoons are reserved for communal barbecues, eaten to the beat of a steel band.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizePrivate - your group only
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityAntigua
End CityAntigua

Travel Themes

  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Relaxing Retreats
  • Yoga, Meditation & Wellness

Destinations

  • North America
  • Antigua and Barbuda

Activities

  • Nature
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Swimming
  • Yoga & Meditation

Trip includes

    • Price includes All accommodation

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Last Updated: 3/1/2023

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Accommodation

,The four spacious suites have each been designed to blend Caribbean influence with Georgian history while applying a modern twist. Each room has air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Situated within the manor house, each room has been charmingly decorated with original furnishings and quaint detailing. Two en suite rooms are located upstairs. The Royal Suite overlooks the gardens, it features original fitted wardrobes and a large ceiling chandelier. The French Suite takes its name from the French iron four poster bed and has a balcony overlooking the Chinese garden. The largest of the rooms is The Dukes Suite with a mahogany four poster bed and antique décor. The final room, The Pineapple Suite is comprised of one small double and two single beds. Located on the ground floor, both rooms have their own private adjacent
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Meals Included
Food and drink

All meals are included within your stay at The Great House. Meals can be prepared to suit your preference and arranged to fit within your personalized schedule. Much of the ingredients used are harvested from the grounds or sourced locally. 

Served under the canopy overlooking the pool, breakfast is an assortment of fresh local fruits, cereals and toast with eggs upon request. Lunch is served as a mixture of hot meals and salads consisting of healthy and local cuisine. A set menu dinner is served in the manors candlelit drawing room. 

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No age restrictions
Additional Information
Location Nestled within 26 acres of estate on the northeast side of Antigua, The Great House is in a secluded location hidden by an array of palm and mahogany trees. Positioned upon the hillside, many of the hotel's rooms overlook Mercers Bay Creek. It provides a cool sanctuary from the warm sunshine with commanding views over Mercers Creek Bay and Guiana Island. Betty's Hope sugarcane plantation and Devils Bridge are both roughly 15 minutes’ drive away. The international airport is a 40 minutes’ drive. Facilities and activities The resort focuses on health, wellness and relaxation, offering two classes daily including; yoga, stretch, meditation, dance or boot-camp style sessions. You can request your schedule ahead of stay to make the most of the classes on offer.  The team at The Great House are on hand to help arrange any additional tours of the island, private trips and walks. The retreat also has a pool and a small spa for treatments. Environmental and social responsibility The retreat focuses on promoting responsible tourism, with many of their staff and practitioners local to the area. They train garden, kitchen and cooking staff in-house and the majority of their seasonal products used in cooking are grown on the island or the Great House gardens.
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