Admiral’s Inn Solo Travel Review
I have visited Antigua many times before but have never stayed in a ‘room only’ resort before. Usually I stay at an all inclusive hotel. I was not disappointed with Admiral’s Inn and I have to say I can’t wait to revisit! Read on for my Admiral’s Inn solo travel review!
Boutique Hotel Antigua
Admiral’s Inn is a boutique hotel and I stayed in one of the double rooms with hillside view. Rooms on this floor were where the engineer’s offices used to be.
Engineers needed to be here to repair the ships when they came into the dockyard.
The room had a very comfortable bed, effective air conditioning and a small bathroom. The staff here are very relaxed and friendly. Cecil who works here is on call to take you, by boat over to the other side of the hotel. Here you can dine at an alternative restaurant, Boom, or swim in the stunning infinity pool. Cecil is such a lovely man, providing information about the island and local food. He has recommended fungi… something for me to try to cook back home!
One day I was taken to a little private beach called Galleon Beach so I could snorkel. I was lucky enough to see a turtle, one of the highlights of my stay here.
Admiral’s Inn has an onsite supermarket, bakery and gift shops as well as many restaurants and shops within walking distance. I loved the beef patties at the bakery, this became my regular breakfast and only cost US$2, though a full breakfast is offered at Pillars, a restaurant in the resort, if you prefer. The room only option gave me flexibility that I enjoyed both with dining options and how I chose to spend my day. I loved my ‘room only’ destination.
Every Sunday there is a barbecue, steel band and reggae band for both tourists and locals at a place called Shirley Heights. You can take in the breathtaking views while watching the sunset. I found this a very easy place to blend in as a solo traveller and was only a very short ride by taxi.
English Harbour is much busier November-May, therefore many of the restaurants were closed in July while I was here. Some are walking distance or a short cab drive away. Others are located in another part of the harbour however, the restaurant may send a boat to pick you up from the hotel. Incanto, the new Italian restaurant I tried, offered this service.