[NEW] Royalton CHIC Antigua

Royalton CHIC Antigua
Royalton CHIC Antigua

Located between Montserrat and St Kitts & Nevis, Antigua is one of the Caribbean’s most popular islands for visitors, as well as a popular stop for Caribbean cruises.

In a nutshell: Newly opened in spring 2024 and located on the Antigua’s north-west coast, Royalton CHIC Antigua is a beach-front, adults-only resort that boasts spectacular sunset views (due to it’s western facing views), overwater bungalows, and soft white sand beaches to explore.

The Why:

  • Just 15 minutes from V.C Bird International Airport, the Check PricesRoyalton CHIC Antigua is easily accessible for travelers.
  • Overwater dining at one of the resort’s restaurants offers the perfect place to watch a romantic sunset.
  • A range of rooms and suites cater to all budgets, including overwater bungalows offering a unique stay in the Caribbean.
  • Exercise and wellness thanks to Royalton Fit, a new concept offering guests an array of exclusive exercise classes and wellness activities, run by professional and certified instructors.
  • Diamond Club: Royalton CHIC is a part of this members-only club by Royalton (a Marriott Bonvoy property), offering members perks including a private beach area, private bars and a sparkling pool.

Getting there

The Royalton CHIC Antigua is about 6 miles from the island’s main airport, VC Bird International. Major American and international airlines operate regular flights to and from the airport, including American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Virgin Atlantic and Jet Blue. It is also well-connected to other Caribbean destinations by regional airlines including Inter-Caribbean Airways and FlyMontserrat.

Fun Trivia Fact: The VC Bird International Airport was originally built and operated by the US Air Force, becoming a civilian airport in the late 1940s.

Accommodation

As with most all-inclusive resorts, the Royalton CHIC Antigua offers a diverse selection of rooms and suites to suit all preferences and budgets. However, some of these are only accessible for Check PricesDiamond Club members. Non-member guests can enjoy the resort’s Luxury Rooms, which can be booked with either a pool, ocean or garden view and come equipped with spa-style bathrooms, rain shower, balcony or terrace and luxurious bedding as part of Royalton’s signature DreamBed. High-speed Wi-Fi connection is present in all rooms and other amenities include minbar, electronic safe and satellite television.

Diamond Club members have more choice, including access to the resort’s Presidential suites, over-water bungalows (note: the overwater bungalows should be ready for booking by 2025) and swim out options. Other benefits for those who choose to upgrade to Diamond Club status include butler service and private areas within the resort including a beach, bar and lounge. Early and flexible check in and out is also included and there is an upgraded minibar, freshly re-stocked each day.

Dining & Drinking

When it comes to dining, Royalton CHIC Antigua has several fantastic options:

  • For your morning coffee and pastry, there’s Insomnia, a patisserie which also serves ice cream and cakes throughout the day.
  • The Elements international buffet is open for breakfast and dinner, offering a range of international and Caribbean dishes.
  • Tuck into a premium rib-eye at the Hunter Steakhouse.
  • Enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine at Olympus.
  • Find contemporary Caribbean seafood and other options at Haven Grill.
  • Guests can indulge in ‘la dolce vita’ at Vespa, an Italian restaurant offering artisan pizza, homemade pasta and a selection of other Italian dishes.
  • Catch the latest sporting action while munching on pub fare at Excite sports bar and lounge.
  • Don’t miss Pescari, a seafood restaurant which also happens to be the only overwater restaurant on Antigua. Boasting unforgettable ocean and sunset views, this elaborate restaurant comes complete with entertainers and the freshest local seafood.

Looking for libations? There are multiple options for drinks, too:

  • The Taboo Lounge is an atypical lobby bar, with chairs hanging from the ceiling, allowing guests to swing and sway with a refreshing cocktail in hand.
  • The Oasis Beach Bar lets you enjoy a drink with the waves lapping at your feet,
  • the Moonlight Lobby Bar provides chilled drinks and cool vibes late into the evening.
  • There are also several pool and swim up bars for guests to make use of.

Entertainment

Guests can keep busy at the Royalton CHIC Antigua with a wealth of activity and entertainment options. Non-motorized water sports are offered onsite and there is all-day music and entertainment including DJ sessions around several of the resort’s swimming pools. There’s a spa and gym for those looking to keep fit. And tours and excursions can be booked at the front desk, including catamaran trips, island safaris and tours to Stingray City, where guests have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with these unique creatures.

Conclusion

This new and upscale resort offers much for all-inclusive travelers to the Caribbean. Although Diamond Club upgrades are needed to reserve the most opulent room categories, it promises a sophisticated and luxury vacation for all. With a variety of dining options including Antigua’s only overwater restaurant, and a wealth of entertainment and wellness activities, consider the Royalton CHIC Antigua for your next Caribbean trip.

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About Sophia Viaggio 22 Articles
Originally from Italy, Sophia Viaggio is a freelance writer and could be the poster child for wanderlust as her spirit comes alive when she travels. She feels her best and writes better while on the beach at a tropical all-inclusive resort. Give her an Italian spritz and she'll share her impassioned travel stories (some with sassy Italian vernacular).
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