- Family-owned boutique hotel
- Optional all inclusive
- Relax at the Aveda concept spa
- Enjoy live entertainment several nights a week
- Complimentary wi-fi throughout the resort
Sugar Ridge is Antigua's newest boutique resort. Nestled into a natural hillside bordered with sugar cane, not only does this chic resort offer breathtaking views, it provides an ambience of natural seclusion and tranquillity. The stunning palm-lined beach is only a ten-minute walk away, however a complimentary shuttle can also whisk you away to the neighbouring beaches and the inviting resort of Jolly Harbour, famed for its tranquil marina and tempting boat trips. All deluxe and premium rooms boast panoramic ocean views, large terraces, day beds and some even come with private plunge pools. Soft beige furnishings and dark woods create a stylish contemporary feel that oozes elegance. There are two exceptional restaurants to choose from, the most famous being Carmichael's, where you can dine on international and Caribbean fusion delights whilst enjoying a perfect sunset. Spend relaxing days in the calming swimming pool or invigorate your mind, body and soul at the spa.
Sovereign does not accept children at this hotel, however this is not an adult-only property.
Stay a minimum of 7 nights and receive a complimentary room upgrade, bottle of sparkling wine on arrival and a one hour couples spa treatment from the inclusive menu for holidays between 1 January - 20 December 2017.
Bars & Restaurants
Carmichael's is the resort's gourmet eatery, serving an exquisite Caribbean menu using the freshest fish and finest meats. Private dining gazebos are also on offer, for that special touch.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the SugarClub serves a diverse menu, with sushi, tapas and much more in unforgettable surroundings. Special themed nights provide an added touch of excitement, and there are plenty of drinks available to enjoy after the meal, too.
Beach & Pools
Sugar Beach is a pool-lovers paradise, complete with waterfalls, a lap pool and a separate fun pool for splashing around. Guests will find plenty of shaded areas, and lots of luxe loungers, too, where a drink from the nearby pool bar can be enjoyed in peace.
Sugar Beach is perfectly located for those wanting to see some of Antigua's finest beaches. A free beach shuttle whisks you to nearby beaches in no time, and you'll love the pristine white sands backed by gently-waving palms.
Spa & Wellness
Guests can enjoy feeling pampered at the prestigious Aveda Concept spa. The spa menu is impressively varied, offering all manner of treatments ranging from hair to beauty and from massage to skincare.
Activities & Entertainment
Guests can hire one of the resort's colourful vintage bicycles for a whirl around the local coastline. There are many beaches within easy reach, plus the resort can prepare a picnic for you to enjoy in truly blissful surroundings.
Please note that an extra fee applies.
About the location
Jolly Harbour is a colourful little township on Antigua’s west coast. Popular for its lovely community village feel, the self-contained commercial centre is home to little shops, bars and restaurants that get a good nightlife scene going in the evenings. The pristine marina is on hand for sailing trips and fishing, with villas and a handful of luxury hotels lined up along the water. The town is a great place to tee off, with the Jolly Harbour Golf Club offering a challenging 18 holes set in a beautifully hilly landscape littered with lakes. The mile-long beach, Jolly Beach, is another big draw; a perfectly flat curve of powdery white sand smoothing into the pale turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
25 minutes from Antigua airport
Deluxe King Upper Floor
Max 2 adults
Upper Floor Deluxe King Rooms are contemporary in design and fuse natural tones, colonial accents and rich dark woods. These rooms have a large veranda, dining deck and a daybed with stunning views. Facilities include a four-poster bed, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, complimentary wifi and a safe.
Deluxe King With Plunge Pool
Max 2 adults
Deluxe King Rooms with Pool are located on the ground floor and offer a king bed, large veranda, dining deck and stunning views. These rooms have the added extra of a private plunge pool.
Premium King With Plunge Pool
Max 2 adults
Premium King Rooms with Pool are the flagship rooms at Sugar Ridge, providing more space and a private plunge pool. These rooms feature a large private veranda with breathtaking views.
Based on 1113 traveller reviews
84% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Aveda Points Well Spent
Brynna P, Dallas, Texas
Dec 12 2017
My husband and I stayed for three nights with my Aveda Pure Privilege points and extended two more nights on our own. We were in room 28, which offered an okay view, but we enjoyed it since it was...
My husband and I stayed for three nights with my Aveda Pure Privilege points and extended two more nights on our own. We were in room 28, which offered an okay view, but we enjoyed it since it was easy to access by foot. The rooms higher up require a bit of a hike to get to, or you can wait for the shuttle to take you up. We really enjoyed our dinners at Carmichael's and mostly enjoyed our breakfasts at Sugar Club. Service is very slow, so be prepared to be at breakfast, or any meal at Sugar Club, for well over an hour. As the resort is so small, I was happy we did not get the all inclusive plan. You would have to spend all day at the resort (or the beach with the resort's waiter) and order a lot of drinks to make the price difference worth it. We had the shuttle driver take us to and from Darkwood Beach one day instead of the two beaches they offer the shuttle to, since it is on the way there. We decided to go a second day, and they said it would be no problem to pick us up to return. We timed our return to where they would be able to pick us up to return with the regular shuttle route coming back from the other beach, but the hotel told us they were not running the shuttle at that time and would not be coming to get us when we called. We then had to pay for a taxi to bring us back. That was disappointing, so be sure to communicate return times clearly with the shuttle driver. We had a couples massage at the spa, which was fantastic. If you are looking for a very peaceful resort with beautiful views where you can relax at the pool all day, Sugar Ridge is perfect for you.
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“ Loved Sugar Ridge!
Talia_DiLandro, New York City, New York
Dec 10 2017
I've been looking into staying here for over a year and finally pulled the trigger. Boutique, unpretentious hotels are my thing and they fit the bill for that. They aren't the cheapest but not the...
I've been looking into staying here for over a year and finally pulled the trigger. Boutique, unpretentious hotels are my thing and they fit the bill for that. They aren't the cheapest but not the most expensive either. I didn't care for all inclusive (hence my choice against cocos) and I loved that you get the scenery of the mountains here but just a quick shuttle to the beach. The grounds are well maintained and the rooms are exactly how they are pictured. I'm a little confused how anyone is calling these rooms "small." I overpacked and still didn't find the room small ; ) I was prepared for the hills, so that didn't bother me. Just know what you're getting into. I found the hotel overall to be tastefully done. Pools are gorgeous. Some of the most wonderful guests I've ever encountered on my travels were here which says something about the clientele they are bringing in, truly fantastic people that I am so happy to have met. I did not plan to take this trip alone, but last minute it ended up that way, so it was great to meet friendly people along the way. I was worried it may be too romantic here but that was the not the case. And the staff, oh my goodness, how lovely you all were!!!!! They welcomed me in like family and I cannot thank you all enough!!! I was so sad to leave everyone.
There are very few things I found as cons here but only minor critiques:
1) the food. For the record, none of it was bad. It just wasn't all that memorable either. I understand the vibe that Carmichael is trying to give so I wasn't put off by the pricing (I'm a New Yorker). However I just didn't feel like the food lived up to the pricing. Again it wasn't bad but the menu reminded me of a menu I would get here in NY. I think more local flare would push it up a notch. I'm giving the same critique for sugar club, again not a lot of local choices. Antiguan food is wonderful, I wished there was more of it here! I don't want to speak for all guests but the other guests I encountered felt the same, they were wishing for more local food here.
2) agreed with others that the reception/lobby staff is inconsistent. Some are great and others have no personality/warmth.
3) I realize hotels up charge for services but 80 USD to go to Shirley Heights is the most absurd thing I heard on my ENTIRE trip to Antigua. I thought the front desk was actually joking with me when they said it. I knew this was a rip off and thankfully I knew a local cab driver who charges half of that (which is the normal price FYI). I felt fortunate to have known this but felt bad for others who didn't know better. Please negotiate better pricing w the taxi services!
But these are minor things and wouldn't defer me from returning. I am looking to come back soon to see you all! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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