Keyonna Beach in Turners Beach, Antigua and Barbuda
Take a different approach to your next Caribbean vacation, with a stay at the intimate Keyonna Beach all-inclusive hotel. Set on the spectacular shores of Antigua, this boutique retreat hosts just 15 rooms, each outfitted with four poster beds, simple Caribbean style, and private verandas from which to enjoy the tranquil coastal views. Although Keyonna Beach is located on a quiet strip of white sand beach, it is also within close proximity to local restaurants and attractions, making it the perfect place to start and end your days' journeys and adventures. It boasts what is considered the best view of neighboring Montserrat, a volcanic island that frames fantastic sunsets each and every evening. The all-inclusive program at Keyonna Beach allows worry-free relaxation, including full meals with wait service. Stretch out under the tropical Caribbean sun, or splash in the cool crystalline waters. Everything here at Keyonna Beach is simple and idyllic, just like your trip is guaranteed to be.
The island of Antigua offers an incredible array of activities, sure to please every taste and interest. For snorkeling and kayaking, South Coast Horizons is just a short walk away. Paddle through protected mangroves out to Cades Reef, or stay on land and trek through exotic palms to view gorgeous flora and fauna. More intensive hikers will love nearby Boggy Peak, where a one-hour climb leads to the highest point on Antigua—as well as panoramic vistas of neighboring islands and sun-kissed seas. Further explore your adventurous side with a zip-line tour of the rainforest canopy, which will crisscross you over plunging gorges, through verdant forest, and along towering treetops. Back at the hotel, the perfect ending to your fun-filled days awaits on the beach restaurant's multi-tiered terrace. Special daily dishes, along with indulgent three-course menus, will provide the ideal complement to a cool cocktail and sunset view. For a break from ordinary, where you will find peace in the extraordinary, stay at Keyonna Beach in Antigua.
Location of Keyonna Beach
Nearest Airport: ANU
Amenities for Keyonna Beach
- General Information
- 24 Cottages and Beach Houses
- Only 12+ Years Permitted
- Outdoor Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- Housekeeping Service
- Car Rental
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- In-Room Safes
- Private Verandas
- Mini Refrigerators
- All Inclusive
- Spring Break
Reviews for Keyonna Beach
I would not hesitate to stay here again, such a relaxing place we really enjoyed our three relaxing night prior to flying home to England Due to a rather expensive five island tour we did not stay in one of the private villas but had room 24 which was on the first floor [second if you are from USA] 24 looked over the sea so had a lovely vista, only down side was he noise and smoke we got on our balcony from the bar below. The all inclusive was full on with premium drinks and great wine, specially with your meals. Rhoan the wine waiter was such a nice guy, having said that so where all the staff, such lovely people. The beach was great although open to the public they tended to use the section to the left near the empty hotel. The tourist catamarans do visit the beach nearly every day so it can get a tad noisy for a couple of hours but the music playing from the boats did not disturb us in fact we liked it. The sun loungers on the beach could do with replacing or fixing as many of them were broken where you adjusted the height of the back, most you could only have in one position. I don't think we would stay anywhere else when visiting Antigua as this place had it all. Would certainly stay in one of the villas next time round, especially the top grade ones with their own pool although the ones without would not disappoint either.
geepee - england
Well hidden behind hibiscus bushes, this traditional bungalow resort has a specific atmosphere. Nice rooms, great beach, friendly staff, good food. Not the noise and agitation of other all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean sea. Slow internet, not TV or radio but great atmosphere. Attention mosquitoes.
danlucian - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
After a lot of research online, we decided to book Keyonna beach based on the good reviews and location by the beach. We booked a plunge pool cottage which we would definitely recommend. We were in room 39 which is on its own at the far end of the resort which we were happy with. It was very private and we believe it is closer to the sea than the other plunge pool rooms (sea is right outside your window). It is also further away from the road behind the Hotel than the other cottages. The private plunge pool was lovely and we are glad we booked it. It was beautiful watching the sunset from the patio or pool every night. The private 'garden' with these cottages is great with 4 loungers, seating and Bali bed. The room itself is however fairly basic, and perhaps could have been cleaned and maintained slightly better. The bed is huge and very comfortable, and the room itself is of a good size. The beach is absolutely stunning with the clearest water. We hired a car for the day and looked around most areas south of the island, and struggled to find any beaches noticeably better. Food was very good, especially the fresh fish which changed daily for both lunch and dinner. Wine was better than expected, changing every night and Rohan the sommelier is superb. A negative was the wifi did not work in our room at all. We had to go to the main bar area for wifi, which was not a problem, as we were there to relax, but this was a small annoyance. There are also a lot of mosquitos but I'm sure this is the same anywhere in Antigua. Generally we were very happy and had a lovely relaxing time at Keyonna beach.
J_r-1511 - Southampton, United Kingdom
This is a lengthy review, a bit mixed in pros and cons. We stayed the 2nd week of April 2017 for 7 nights. We booked a beach cottage with plunge pool 6 months in advance, celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary. We looked at a lot of different islands, and a lot of different resorts on Antigua as well. We selected Keyonna because of past reviews, beautiful beach, intimacy of the boutique resort and especially the private beach cottages. We were so excited in the months leading up to our stay. The last 4 cottages with plunge pools and extra privacy are numbered 40-43, we stayed in 41. Checkin: There was not much information provided at checkin/orientation and we were hustled off to the room. We were supposed to receive a cell phone to contact the bar butler service as needed during the week. I had to go back to the front desk and specifically request the cell phone, only to find out it was not charged and not available until the next day. We were also supposed to receive complimentary massages but nothing was mentioned about that. Later we walked around the whole property, saw the not so private massage area next to the swimming pool with other people hanging around, decided we didn't want to mess with that anyway. Cottage: we enjoyed the cottage, the plunge pool (although we smelled like pool chemicals every time we got out), the private bali bed, etc. The view and privacy was a slice of heaven. It was like we had our own little private territory with fantastic views of neighboring islands and sunsets. Food: portion sizes and presentation were perfect. Everything seemed high quality and fresh and eating every meal was fantastic. Staff: roughly half of the staff we came into contact with were not even cordial. We made sure we went overboard greeting all of them, thanking them for every small thing such as refilling a water glass. MOST seemed put out that they had to be there, didn't seem happy doing what they were doing. That interaction and experience was one of the worst overall for any resort we have stayed at. There were exceptions. On the first day I mentioned to Sandy at the bar that I didn't care for Carib in the mini fridge, preferred Wadadli, and that my wife really wanted a caffeine free diet soda if they happened to have any. Within a few minutes she made sure I had ample Wadadli stocked in the room and she went out and purchased soda for my wife and had that stocked. We also enjoyed Acari's walking tour of Urlings. He came in on his day off to take several guests on a close up tour of culture, people, and sites. TERRIBLE TUESDAY (about the only way I could describe it): 1) Started out with small stuff, no coffee had been restocked in the room even after specifically requesting it the day before with the front desk. 2) As we were sitting out in our bali bed enjoying the day, there were two different locals who just walked up to us sort of towering over us and each requested donations, one for a soccer team and one for a youth music group. Not selling anything, just specifically requesting money. 3) At lunch there were kids running around the restaurant. You could see questioning looks from all the guests wondering what the heck was going on. 4) After lunch we were enjoying our bali bed in the peace and quiet we had paid extra for, only to have a number of adults and all the kids walk past us and camp out at the next cottage, 42 (the same large group that had invaded the restaurant at lunch). Not understanding how an adults only / couples only property could allow this I went to the front desk and asked what the heck was going on. The response was that it was the owner. My instant reply was that the situation was even worse then, the owner has created the environment specifically for adults. After openly sharing my displeasure we moved from the bali bed to the deck of the cottage just to get some quiet. However, multiple adults in loud conversation and several kids running around screaming made the Keyonna Beach experience disappear, especially after one of the kids apparently got hurt and was screaming uncontrollably. 4) Apparently the resort has a neighbor across the street who doesn't give a crap that visitors have selected this property due to the peace and quiet. He opened up all his windows and doors and cranked up his music as loud as it would go. Each song would play for 20 seconds or so and then he would skip to another. As I turned to look I could see his silhouette watching, waiting for whatever reaction he could get. Realizing the resort couldn't do anything about this we just ignored it and if finally stopped after a couple of hours. 5) The resort does fogging for bugs on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:30-6:30pm. We stayed out to watch the sunset around 6:20pm like every other evening. Soaking in the beauty and after glow. Sometime after 6:30pm we started up the outdoor shower to get ready for dinner. While out there we heard a very large motor start up, then were quickly covered in what we figured out was their fogging process. The guy moved the equipment past our shower twice, the fogging was so bad I could not even see my wife 2 feet away. I yelled at her to just stay under the water, quickly assessing that it was the safest place to be rather than opening up the cottage door and letting the stuff inside plus being covered in it. After a few minutes the fogging started to dissipate and we scrubbed for quite a while. I immediately went to the front desk and asked what was in the fogging. The guy didn't know. I asked for the manager so I could find out, only to be told he was gone for the day. When I explained that I was concerned about our health with an unknown substance over our entire bodies and in our lungs, it was just met with a blank stare. It was at this point where I just told my wife I didn't want to be there anymore. 6) As we headed out to dinner, my wife fell down the stairs of the cottage. But given the fact that all other contact with staff didn't yield any results we just kept that to ourselves. The end of the week was Good Friday. We knew this was a national holiday. However, we didn't know that it was illegal to serve any alcohol on the island until 6:00pm that day until I ordered up a rum drink late morning just like every other day and was told sorry. So we paid to stay at an all-inclusive resort but couldn't get a drink served all day. Good thing we had Wadadli stocked in the fridge. But again, very poor communication by management and staff. Letting guests know, setting the expectation could have gone a long way that day. It was another concept I shared with the front desk that also seemed to fall on deaf ears. The resort did have live music on 6 of the 7 nights which was a nice treat. And although they do the fogging for insects (obviously!) my wife got a lot of bites, more so than any other Caribbean island weâ€™ve been to. We are not complainers, and when something does come up that is important we are always respectful and cordial when discussing it. But through the entire week it just felt like no one gave a damn. During checkout we were asked how our stay was and also asked to complete a 4 page feedback sheet. It sure seemed like nothing we shared during the week was even considered or remembered. Given all the issues and the price point of this resort, it would be difficult to return especially since their website shows a 20% increase in cost next year. Frankly the resort and experience is overpriced already. It is quite a shame as it is truly one of the coolest beaches and views anywhere. Part of that is evident by the large party barges that show up with cruise ship guests to share the beach.
Duane K - Mesa, Arizona
We first visited this resort approximately 3 years ago, when it was a little less developed and absolutely loved it as it was so relaxing. We decided to spend Christmas 2016 there but rather wish we hadn't. Firstly there was some construction work going on, which we weren't informed of in advance. The food was not quite as good as I remembered but worst of all, a few days into the holiday we had an item stolen from our room. We reported this to the manager who claimed it was unlikely as 'nothing like that had happened before'. I wanted to involve the police but he asked we give housekeeping time to look for it. It was never found. The police were involved. They returned just before we left for the airport to search our bags- amazing police work! The manager apologised and promised to replace the item but never did. I would have preferred no apology or such offer rather than a disingenuous one. I will be more than pleased to share the emails on the matter, should anyone like more information.
Scott B - London, United Kingdom