Jordana Reuben Yechiel reveals her insider’s tip to the laid-back island that she says in the perfect place to start your private cruise or luxury yacht charter in the Caribbean.
Where to dock in Antigua
Carlisle Bay: a yacht-friendly luxury resort. Moor outside and swim through clear water into the private white-sand beach (one of the best beaches in the Caribbean) and have lunch at Indigo on the Beach followed by a treatment in its Blue spa. The boutique is great too!
Where to watch the sun set in Antigua
The Jumby Bay hotel is on a small private island off Antigua’s mainland. This Rosewood Resort is only reachable by boat. Watch the sun set from its spectacularly long beach and order a frozen daiquiri or any of its amazing cocktails from a hammock strung between the palm trees.
Where to eat in Antigua
Across from Jumby Bay on the mainland you will find Cecilia’s High Point Café, run by a gorgeous Swedish ex-model, who is also the chef. Her menu mixes local fish with Swedish specialities. This place oozes island cool and the WiFi is excellent too! Its boutique sells great beachwear in case you need a little last-minute shopping spree...
Also don’t miss Catherine’s Café Plage on Freeman’s Bay, run by French duo Claudine and Guillaume; it’s a favourite spot for diners in the know. Try its tuna tartar and a glass of rosé from the extensive French wine list.
If you are looking for smarter affair head to Sheer Rocks restaurant, which offers a great menu and has a very elegant setting on the water.