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May 19, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Sugar Ridge in Saint Mary, Antigua and Barbuda

Sun-kissed skies, cool ocean breezes and sweeping views of Antigua's west coast welcome you to luxurious Sugar Ridge. Perched on a hillside overlooking golden beaches, this boutique hotel blends sleek modern style with tropical Caribbean leisure. Spacious rooms are bright and airy and open through double doors to private verandas. Breathe in the fresh island air, stretch out on the daybed, and take a dip in your private plunge pool to cool off in the afternoon sun. Back in your room, plush four-poster beds offer complete comfort, while state-of-the-art systems provide all the entertainment you could need. At Sugar Ridge every day is truly this amazing, and is yours to enjoy.

Start your day with a visit to the spa, and leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to explore. Make your way down to soft golden beaches and find the perfect place to stretch out under the sun. Dive into crystalline waters and snorkel, kayak, and windsurf well into the afternoon. At Jolly Harbor Marina, take out a boat and enjoy a fabulous diving excursion, stopping at vibrant reefs and incredible wrecks, or head out on the open ocean for a day of deep sea fishing. Sail around the coast for a peaceful sightseeing trip on the water, or view the island in its entirety from high above on a helicopter tour. Hike across the island to the centuries-old Fort George and Fort Barrington, or take an amazing Antigua rainforest canopy tour that is sure to be a thrill. After a day spent enjoying the island and the sea, return to Sugar Ridge for the perfect dinner at Carmichael's. Sit down to a scintillating seasonal fusion menu and relax away the night as you gaze out over the coast and watch the sun set brilliantly beyond the horizon.

Location of Sugar Ridge

Sugar Ridge
PO Box 153
Saint Mary, Antigua and Barbuda

Nearest Airport: ANU

Amenities for Sugar Ridge

  • General Information
  • Connecting/Adjoining Rooms
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Live Entertainment
  • 2 Outdoor Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • iPod Docks
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Private Verandas
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Activities
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Beaches
  • Marina

Reviews for Sugar Ridge

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TripAdvisor®

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited for three nights with our two children, ages 11 and 9, before a planned transfer to a second resort. The location is very pretty, and my husband and I enjoyed the smaller, quiet feel of the resort. We found the staff to be about 70% gracious and helpful, about 20% indifferent and hard to get their attention, and about 10% out-of-this-world wonderful. Overall, we thought the staff was quite good- from cleaning staff to serving staff. We knew full-well the resort was not on the beach so these next points are meant as a comment, not a criticism: The shuttle was pretty convenient, but overall we preferred our second resort where the resort was beach front. On days with rain showers, for example, it was just more convenient to make a run for it on foot than wait for the shuttle. Bathroom breaks, forgotten items, all those things were just more inconvenient with the distance. The beaches were really beautiful, though they were just rough enough when we were there that snorkeling with the kids wasn't easy. I was told Turners was the better of the two beaches for snorkeling, but it didn't work out well for us. The pool is very nice and relaxing. It's a pretty setting, and the pool bar was small but great (really hospitable service). The pool is a bit small, especially for families, and with the quiet atmosphere we felt compelled to shush the kids quite a bit. That said, we did see a few other children there. Staff made our kids feel right at home, but some of the guests did not seem happy having kids around. While I kind of understand, it made it harder for my husband and I to relax. The spa was a highlight. We had great massages. I'd recommend it. Food was solidly good, but not great. That said, it exceeded my expectations given some other reviews. As others have noted, food service was generally slow. Even when restaurants weren't full it was slow, so plan accordingly. I was glad we had two second-floor rooms. We were able to get one of the few (maybe only?) connecting room sets, which was nice with the kids. We had a king bed under the mosquito netting, like the classic photos you see on the website. The kids room also had a king bed, without the canopy or netting, but that was ok with us. The second-floor view was really beautiful, and some of the lower level rooms appeared to have no view at all. The first-floor plunge pools were probably nice, but from some comments I heard, several guests didn't really use their pool much anyway. A minor recommendation for the resort: add more towel bars or hooks, they are needed for more than towels (wet coats, swimsuits that need to dry, robes, etc.). Overall, we were happy with our experience, but if you're going to Antigua with kids, I would consider another location.

AugustAtHeart - Minneapolis, Minnesota


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited this hotel as a result of my Aveda rewards. This hotel is charming and peaceful and the perfect place to relax. The people are so nice and accommodating. I was pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the food was. It was nice to visit different beaches although a little hassle riding in the back of a truck to get there. The room with the "splash pool" is not recommended. It's so small I wouldn't call it a pool. I would recommend the rooms with the larger balcony and a better view.

Janie O - Tulsa, Oklahoma


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Other reviewers have given enough description about the surroundings and the property, so I will skip that. We spent 6 days there. Our room (#53 - a hike uphill) was perfectly fine with a great view of Jolly Harbor and the coast line. The resort seems to have had better days. Common areas are pretty worn around the edges - seat cushions in the reception area are in obvious need of cleaning. This is what you notice upon arrival and first impression counts. There are two restaurants, Carmachael (high up with beautiful view) and Sugar Club. Our first dinner at Carmachael was fine. The second time, we had to wait over one hour to be served though the restaurant was far from full. Notice the menu does not change ever and there are no "specials." The food at Sugar Club is dismal. Breakfast is totally boring with mushy, tasteless bits of so-called pastries. No buffet or arrays of fresh fruits. Fruits are upon request only and limited to bananas, pineapple and melon. Mercifully we discovered some very good restaurants at the Jolly Beach marina where one can go by foot: The Crow's Nest and Al Porto - Great food, atmosphere. Sugar Ridge staff is all over the place, some competent and gracious as expected, some totally spaced out. The beach shuttle takes you to two beaches. Beach-wise, they are fine. However, the facilities at Turner's is amazingly bad with broken chairs and no service of drinks. It is overcrowded with tour groups dropped for lunch by boat. The other "The Nest/Valley Church Beach" is very good, however, we were not made aware of it until the day before our departure. We had massages at the Aveda spa which were excellent. The Internet connection is perfect. We will not recommend this resort and certainly not go back. How could this hotel have been given a "TripAdvisor Awards?" In the future I'll be suspicious about this doubtful rating what has become prevalent.

zizette84 - NYC


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 11 nights here in April. Stayed a 5 minute trek away from the main building. We liked the walk but less able bodied may prefer to stay nearer the main building (lower numbered rooms). We had a plunge pool which we didn't use. Our room faced North so got no sun at all yet had a token sun lounger! The rooms near the main building get more sun yet are a bit noisier and less private. The food was good but a bit inconsistent. Sometimes fabulous and sometimes quite good. Normally better at quiet times. Pool up at Carmichael's was nice and quiet. Main pool's sun loungers fell victim to people claiming them with towels early in the morning. Service was really good; Tony's cocktails at Carmichael's a highlight. We also thought Orlando and Chris provided service above what we expected at the main restaurant. Nearby (5 min walk) there is a supermarket with ATM. Miracles restaurant just next to the hotel complex is also worth a visit. Overall we really enjoyed Sugar Ridge and found it very relaxing. Hope this was a helpful review!

Tom M


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have never wrote any reviews, but today I feel like I need to clarify few things. Before coming to Sugar Ridge, I read all kind of reviews and saw many pictures. In reality, it became a bit different. It is located approximately 40 minutes ride from airport. It is a tough ride, and all cars are having driver on the right side (British). Upon arriving, be sure you are getting the room you have reserved. I did through Expedia, and we got placed in the room without pool, and have to fight with hotel that we want a room that we ordered. In the end we got what we wanted, but have never used a pool😊. All cottages are on the hill, and pretty much all rooms have nice view. Hotel is not on the beach, so you will not get stunning views of the sea anyways. Many people said that it is hard to go over to the room, since it is on the hill. I would say that this is not that hard. You have choice of 3 straight line roads and few steps. FOOD: The food was at times good. Portions are way too small and overpriced. We had breakfast included, but ended up spending 100-150 dollars per day on food. All inclusive is $250 per day (for 2 people). The restaurant on the beach have the same prices, and they put down you by room number. Room service cost 10 bucks more and pretty limited. I would say it is hard to get to eat something in this hotel SUN: We got terribly burned the first day. Stay away from the direct sun exposure and use sunscreen if you have white skin!!! BEACH: Stunning. Few minutes ride. You can walk if you want. They are pretty much accommodate with rides through the day. Jet ski is a main attraction on the beach. Stores and restaurants: There are few places pretty close. They have local supermarket 300 meters away. Didn’t make any excursions, but I am sure they are good.

Katherine P


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