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Your Guide to Antigua All Inclusive Resorts

The resorts I would check out. 

Pineapple Beach Club

If you have kids then you can now discount Pineapple Beach Club on the east side  as they are now adults only after a change of owner and refurb but for you as a couple that could be worth a look.

Located on the spectacular long bay it has all you could need for an all-inclusive week in the sun.

Reviewed recently by 227mcf :

"Room was large and clean, fantastic ocean views. Gorgeous white sand beach. Very friendly and helpful staff. good, food with wide variety. good beachside facilities, sailing windsurfing, kayaks etc. Overall a very friendly and relaxing resort."

Editor's Pick : Jolly Beach Resort

The Jolly Beach Resort is well run and fun ! You might miss some of the softer edges you get with a more expensive resort but you are getting exceptional value for a country that is never known as cheap.

Read this review of the Jolly Beach Resort to see if it fits your profile. With one massive swimming pool and a smaller quieter one, there is no lack of options there. The standard rooms are not large and that is the thing to consider mainly at this end of the budget scale. There are however so many good points that you might forget the room size and roll with the rum punches.

With all inclusive water sports and a tonne of entertainment, it also is ideal for families. The resort appeals to a very wide range of ages too - many come back year after year. The beach is excellent reported as the best one in Antigua but that’s a long story - there are no and beaches !

If the Jolly Beach Resort for some reason doesn’t work then you might look at rex resorts the Halcyon cove on Dickenson Bay or their Hawksbill out east with 5 brilliant beaches to choose from (the furthest a clothing optional one ).

''My Favourite Place!''
 Reviewed 4 weeks ago

''So casual and relaxed! Beautiful views, quiet atmosphere, several beaches, and great food service and food choices. It's so nice to be at the end of the road, with a mountain behind you. So quiet, with visiting goats and sheep!''
Virgin have a dedicated landing page for Antigua for further reading on the all inclusive subject.

The St James’s Club Resort Perhaps the middle of the range resort of interest in Antigua is the St James Club it is excellent for couples families and groups alike. It is located well for the touristic attractions of the south including Shirley Heights and Nelsons Dockyard. The resort also has villas but this is separate to the all inclusive deal you are looking for. With an enduring appeal, guests write good review after good review.

I Went to Antigua to get married and... 
''I went to Antigua to get married and stayed at the St James' Club. I t was brilliant. The staff, the facilities, there was a good range of all inclusive water sports. The food was great, you had to pay a supplement to eat in the posh ones but the food was great. We were treated like royalty. The kids club is brilliant. It leaves you plenty of time to go off on excursions. It was fantastic. I would recommend  this resort to anyone.''

More Luxurious Still?

If you like your resorts in the shape of Sandals then don’t despair The Sandals Grande has you covered for a variety of budgets around the 4-5 star mark and the resort is marketed as a luxury one. If you want to make a statement via your address then stay at Jumby Bay on your own little island off the north-west of Antigua - this is for those seeking something really special. For a luxury feel, you might consider Sugar Ridge as a classy resort though not located directly on a beach the resort will shuttle you down it takes just 4-6 minutes and you get your pick of probably Antigua’s Best Beaches. Dine at their own Carmichael's Restaurant for a very special occasion indeed.

Godolphin - First Steps

Every year Hamilton Hill, Godolphin’s pre-training and schooling yard in the UK, welcomes more than a hundred young horses that have never been ridden. Here we follow the yearlings’ progress as the team gradually introduce them to riders for the very first time.

Sam Twiston-Davies: Grange Hill Farm Stable Tour

Sam Twiston-Davies (son of trainer Nigel) takes us for a tour round the yard and introduces us to some of the stable stars.

Charlie Fellowes Racing ~ St Gatien Stables

Charlie Fellowes Racing ~ St Gatien Stables from Charlie Fellowes on Vimeo.

About Charlie Fellowes: 

It is very seldom that people can say they are honestly living the dream, and clich├ęd as it may sound, I am lucky enough to be one of those people. From the age of six, I started to develop an infatuation with the magical combination of intense competition and nature at its magisterial best.

I've been lucky enough to work with some of the great horsemen of our time, as stints with the likes of James Fanshawe, Lee Freedman and Nicky Henderson moulded my beliefs on how humans can eek the best out of an animal that is more intelligent than I ever thought imaginable.

Our first season was a complete whirlwind as we roared home 12 winners at a 15% strike rate. Highlights included a winner, Barbary, with our very first runner. A saturday afternoon double, courtesy of Accession  and This Is The Day, at Newmarket and Haydock, and a runner in the Breeders Cup with Wet Sail. Last year we sent Kasseopia out to Woodbine in Canada to finish second in the Grade 3 Grey Stakes, This Is The Day finished third in the Nottinghamshire Oaks, and Wet Sail picked up more black type by finishing a close third in the Queensferry Stakes. Year three promises to be even more exciting, with a quality packed group of two year olds and exciting new owners.

Through the eyes of a horse trainer...

First Acts: A series of films celebrating England's most exciting 16 - 24 year-old artist, filmmakers in partnership with the Arts Council England. 

Ilka said: ''Last summer we had the pleasure of opening the gates of Saint Wendred’s to talented young director Alejandro Ahedo Perez and his team. As part of his university degree at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, and funded by Channel 4, Alejandro directed and produced a short film on our philosophy at Gansera-Leveque Racing…
You may have seen a clip of the video, as it will now be featured on our home page of the website for everyone to see the passion and attention to detail that Ilka put’s in to every horse at Saint Wended’s.''

‘First – Through the eyes of a trainer we see the difficulties in finding the balance between creating the perfect race horse and pushing the animal beyond it’s limits.Behind every victory or defeat, hidden from the crowds and media, there is always the trainer. The person who the horse lives with, grows with and learns from. The trainer is fully responsible for all the preparation: the physical and psychological well being of the animal. This is a delicate and fragile duty where an invisible thin line separates fitness from injury. And this is where Ilka, a Newmarket trainer, is in her element. As both a vet and specialist in caring for traumatised horses that have been pushed too far, she has given rare access to her daily preparation of her race horses. ‘

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