The Sandpiper and Antigua

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The Sandpiper Set in lush tropical gardens on a quiet, sandy cove, Sandpiper is one of the most exclusive hotels in the region. This family-run property is also one of the most enduringly popular thanks to its relaxed atmosphere and old-school-charm. A special combination of understated elegance, meticulous attention to detail and exemplary staffing ensur...


Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Visit Nelsons Dockyard.
    • Take the ferry over to Barbuda's quiet, pink sand beaches or relax on the resort's beach overlooking English Harbour.
    • Take a boat trip along the beautiful west coast.
    • Discover Bridgetown's historic buildings.

What's this trip about?

    The Sandpiper Set in lush tropical gardens on a quiet, sandy cove, Sandpiper is one of the most exclusive hotels in the region. This family-run property is also one of the most enduringly popular thanks to its relaxed atmosphere and old-school-charm. A special combination of understated elegance, meticulous attention to detail and exemplary staffing ensures guests return to Sandpiper year after year. It's the kind of place where honeymooners and multi-generation families feel equally valued, and everyone comes away feeling relaxed and pampered. The hotel is ideally located on the sought-after west coast of Barbados, close to the bars and restaurants of Holetown and not far from the capital, Bridgetown. Not that you will need to travel far to dine however, the hotel's own restaurant is one of the most popular on the island with superb dishes that fuse European and Asian techniques with Caribbean flair. The hotel offers two beautiful pools and complimentary non-motorized water sports such as sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Sandpiper also has a gym and tennis courts and special children's activities. Guests can also use the sublime spa and dive school at Coral Reef, Sandpiper's sister hotel, nearby. Sandpiper has 50 charming rooms and suites decorated in a classic style blending Caribbean and country house elements. Garden Rooms are supplemented by one and two bedroom suites, many with ocean views.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizePrivate - your group only
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityAntigua
End CityAntigua

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Relaxing Retreats
  • Scuba Diving


  • North America
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados


  • Culture
  • History
  • Nature
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Scuba diving
  • Short Cruise
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming

Trip includes

    • 5 nights Antigua, including breakfast; 5 nights The Sandpiper, including breakfast. The price below is per person, exclusive of international flights, and is intended as a broad indication of how much you should budget for your trip. We will tailor your itinerary to match your specific budget, dates and interests.

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Day 1

Fly to Antigua. On arrival you will be driven to The Inn at English Harbour.

Day 2

Day at leisure. Why not explore one of the hiking trails leading from the hotel through the national park?

Day 3

Today you might like to visit Nelsons Dockyard or perhaps take Fig Tree Drive through steep farmlands and coconut groves, past old sugar mills and churches.

Day 4

Take the ferry over to Barbuda's quiet, pink sand beaches or relax on the resort's beach overlooking English Harbour.

Day 5

At leisure.

Day 6

This morning you will be picked up in time for your short flight to Barbados. On arrival you will be driven to The Sandpiper for the following 5 nights.

Day 7

Day at leisure. Why not take a boat trip along the beautiful west coast, stopping to snorkel at various bays along the way? You may even see turtles.

Day 8

Discover Bridgetown's historic buildings or head east through rolling fields of sugar cane to the rolling waves of the Atlantic coast.

Days 9 - 10

At leisure.

Day 11

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home

Day 12

Arrive home

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Price per day$292
Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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Meals Included

5 nights Antigua, including breakfast; 5 nights The Sandpiper, including breakfast

Age Requirements
No age restrictions
For families Children are welcome at all times except between 20 January and 28 February. However, the hotel doesn’t allow children under five years to dine in the restaurant after 7pm, instead they offer a dinner service in-room. The Sandpiper will also cater for babies by purifying fresh fruit and vegetables. The hotel offers a special summer family program for children aged 2 -12 years and there’s also a playground at their sister hotel, Coral Reef, which is a 2-minute drive away.
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Spend a few days exploring Antigua's beautiful coastline and discovering its colonial history before flying to Barbados to relax at a peaceful west coast beach resort. Location The hotel is set in palm-fringed tropical gardens in a quiet sandy cove on the west coast of the island. Whilst none of the beaches on Barbados are private, the arc of the coastline makes the Sandpiper’s stretch of sand feel very exclusive. The bars, restaurants and shops of Holetown are close by, whilst the capital, Bridgetown, is only 12 km (8 miles) away and easily reached by local bus or taxi. The west coast of Barbados is lined with a wide variety of resorts but The Sandpiper’s setting, tucked among beautiful gardens makes it feel a little more secluded, whilst still leaving guests free to try a wide range of dining nearby. Description Set on a sandy cove on the sought after west coast, this family-run hotel has been lovingly cared for by the O’Hara family since they built the property in 1970. Having continually upgraded and invested year after year, it’s no wonder their guests keep on coming back. The meticulous attention to detail is evident in every corner of the hotel, and the friendly staff ensure everyone who stays here feels relaxed and pampered. This is the sort of hotel where honeymooners and families feel equally valued. There’s a traditional Caribbean feel to the rooms with whitewashed walls, locally sourced rattan furniture and Creole artwork on the walls. While the hotel is set in its own bay, there are a selection of bars, shops and restaurants a short walk away — although the on-site restaurant is one of the most popular on the island. The Sandpiper is also a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Location: Antigua Antigua is said to have 365 beaches, one for every day of the year, but the island also boasts an impressive historical pedigree. No less a sailor than Admiral Nelson based his fleet here, and the easy-going Caribbean ambience of the island is complemented by a tangible British influence. The historic Nelson’s Dockyard is testament to this colonial history, though the luxury yachts bobbing in the water hint at a more glamorous side to modern day Antigua. The people are incredibly friendly, and the island comes together to party every Sunday night as the sun sets at Shirley Heights, an old naval garrison overlooking the majestic English Harbour. The brightly colored buildings and duty free shopping of the capital, St John’s, make for an interesting half day excursion, while the south west of the island is home to a picturesque landscape of rainforest, ruined forts and old sugar mills. The beaches range from bustling stretches lined with lively bars to little visited bays and secluded coves. Escape the crowds by taking a trip over to sister island Barbuda, blessed with miles of unspoilt pink sands, or tread the road less traveled and explore Antigua’s rugged east coast, where conditions are ideal for a whole host of water sports. The more tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea, meanwhile, offer ample opportunities for diving and snorkeling.
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