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Buccaneer Beach Club
3 out of 5
Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
The price is £153 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (153 reviews)

"Decent place to stay. Not fancy but does the job for a short stay. Excellent customer service!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Buccaneer Beach Club
Cove Suites at Blue Waters
5 out of 5
Soldier’s Bay, St John's, Antigua
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4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
The staff make the resort

"An excellent resort hotel with the most wonderful staff & management. Room to relax & enjoy the facility’s on offer. If a problem happens then it is resolved very quickly. No mosquitoes issues here, with regular fogging & room defenders."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2019

Cove Suites at Blue Waters
Galley Bay Cottages
3 out of 5
Galley Bay Road, St John's, Antigua
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4.6/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)

"This is such special place. We stayed in Spice cottage and could not have been happier. Set in amongst the trees with a beautiful view of the ocean. We woke up to birdsong every morning and walked along gorgeous Galley Bay beach. The accommodation was extremely well stocked and Marco helped us with ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Galley Bay Cottages
Blue Waters Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
Soldier’s Bay, St John's, Antigua
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4.6/5Wonderful! (194 reviews)
always a lovely place but service can be off

"We stayed in a suite in Cove Villas, a quiet lovely room with a nice patio and sea view. Blue Waters has always been my favorite on the north of the island, even the service could be not as good as expected given the cost and the reputation. This time our villas manager promised a few items and NEVER ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020

Blue Waters Resort and Spa
Dickenson Bay Cottages
3 out of 5
Anchorage Road, St. John's, Antigua
The price is £79 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (114 reviews)

"I was very pleased with the location, walking distance to the beach and bars and good restaurants, and only 15 minutes or so to St. John's or the airport. I loved our airy, spacious, two-floor accommodations right alongside the pool. Everything was clean and the necessities were provided. I did not ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Dickenson Bay Cottages
Northshore ApartHotel on the beach
3 out of 5
Hodges Bay, St John's, Antigua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £99 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (39 reviews)
Nice hotel with a great view and location.

"The hotel is in an excellent location, with a friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Northshore ApartHotel on the beach
Siboney Beach Club
3.5 out of 5
Dickenson Bay, St John's, Antigua
The price is £178 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (219 reviews)

"The property is smaller than a true resort. We came right when they opened back up and we were one of very few on the beach, so much fun!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2020

Siboney Beach Club
Trade Winds Hotel
4 out of 5
Dickenson Bay, St John's, Antigua
The price is £139 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (174 reviews)

"The staff were so friendly and helpful. The room was clean as was the whole hotel area. The food menu had a good selection as did the drinks & wine list. The Covid procedures were to a high standard and I felt very safe."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Trade Winds Hotel
Hodges Bay Resort and Spa
4.5 out of 5
Hodges Bay, St John's, Saint John
The price is £492 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (39 reviews)

"Hodges Bay was a beautiful resort and the staff definitely made the experience exceptional. My daughter and I came to celebrate her graduation and 18th birthday which were both during quarantine. Our trip was lovely and I cannot say enough of the outstanding service we received. The resort was also ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2020

Hodges Bay Resort and Spa
Antigua Village Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Dickenson Bay, St John's, Antigua
The price is £190 per night
4/5Very Good! (153 reviews)

"All good really. Particularly liked the gardens. The bedside lights in our room were too high on the wall! Seriously, that's the only negative I can think of!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Antigua Village Beach Resort
Antigua Village - Condo 10S
3 out of 5
Dickenson Bay, St John's
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3.9/5Good! (7 reviews)
NOT HAPPY

"trouble with reservation when check in. AFTHER ROOM WAS GIVEN THEY CHANGE ME AFTHER AN HOUR. ROOM THEY GAVE ME AIR DID NOT WORK PROPERLY.TOILET WAS NOT WORKING PROPERLY ALSO. NEEDS UP GRADE"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2019

Antigua Village - Condo 10S
Hawksbill by Rex Resorts - All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Hawksbill Beach, Five Islands, St John's, Antigua
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3.8/5Good! (296 reviews)

"i really enjoy the clothing optional beach. Our beach front cottage was nice, but it needs work. bathroom screens are ripped, so the one night that we left the windows open for the breeze we had big mosquito problems. Other than that the staff are for the most part very friendly and helpful. The ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Hawksbill by Rex Resorts - All Inclusive
Connie's Comfort Suites
3 out of 5
Penny Lane, Upper Fort Road, St John's, Antigua
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night
3.2/5 (38 reviews)
We love Antiguans, they are so polite

"The photos in the promotion of this property are certainly not a true representation of how the property is now. Having said that we were delighted to be greeted by a very friendly group of staff members, who were very supportive throughout our stay. I hope they have fixed the problem we had with ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2020

Connie's Comfort Suites
Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort Antigua-All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Dickenson Bay, St John's, Antigua
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3.2/5 (688 reviews)

"I liked how spread out the property is, the breathtaking view and options to eat at different spots on the compound. It was peaceful and very relaxing. I also felt safe. The only snag was in the bathroom where the water did not drain quickly in the tub and the toilet had to be flushed a few times ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort Antigua-All Inclusive
Heritage Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Heritage Quay, St John's, Antigua
The price is £87 per night
3.2/5 (231 reviews)

"Great hotel, close to all the downtown shops. Rooms were huge and exceptionally clean. WiFi not the greatest but I didn’t really need it for the time I was there. They did offer a better connection if I had required it. King size bed was comfortable and new AC worked perfectly. I would return."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2020

Heritage Hotel
Caribbean Holiday Apartments
2.5 out of 5
Valley Road Creekside, Po Box 3586, St John's, Antigua
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3.1/5 (19 reviews)

"There are no facilities at the property. The water is turned off at night so u need bottled water to clean your teeth! There is no restaurant, no bar and no beach at the property as advertised. The air conditioning does not work! The nearest area is a 3mile walk away which is okay during the day ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2019

Caribbean Holiday Apartments
Cortsland Hotel
3 out of 5
Upper Gambles, St John's, Antigua
The price is £104 per night
2.8/5 (24 reviews)

"2 star hotel, just for sleep, in the middle of nothing, difficult to get there, no vending machine and no food or liquid at the kitchen at 9 PM !"…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019

Cortsland Hotel
Suite Serenade
2.5 out of 5
Weatherills Estates, St John's, Antigua
The price is £106 per night
2.4/5 (9 reviews)

"Avoid this place like the plague. I arrived and by 36 hours later, there was no water, no gas, and no wifi. I repeatedly complained only to be told they are working on it. Long story short, by the time it was time to check out, none of those services were ever restored. If I was staying longer than ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019

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Where should we stay in St John's?

The destination of St John's is a great choice if you've been thinking about a holiday with your children. The snorkelling spots, boating and beaches are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Arrange a flight into St. John's (ANU-V.C. Bird Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Plymouth (MNI-Gerald's Field), which is located 32.7 mi (52.6 km) from the city centre. St John's has 27 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you have a variety of choices when deciding where you'd like to stay.

Holidaying families have positive things to say about these places to stay:

Cortsland Hotel: Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. Guests like the comfy beds and central location at this 3-star hotel.

Cove Suites at Blue Waters - All Inclusive – Features an outdoor pool, 3 restaurants and free parking. The central location and helpful staff make this 5-star resort popular with guests.

Antigua Village Beach Resort – Features an outdoor pool, free parking and laundry facilities. The comfy beds and helpful staff make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Dickenson Bay Cottages – Offers an outdoor pool, in-room kitchens and free parking. This aparthotel is rated 3 stars.

When should we visit St John's?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to decide when to pack up the children and head to St John's.

  • Hottest months: September, October, August and July, with an average temperature of 31°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 22°F
  • Driest months: February, March, April and January, with an average rainfall of 51.50 inches
  • Rainiest months: September, August, October and May, with an average rainfall of 128.50 inches

What should we see and do in St John's?

While you are visiting St John's, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Heritage Quay and Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Dickenson Bay Beach, Nelson's Dockyard and Fort James.

St John's is also known for the:
  • Beaches
  • Excursions
  • Boating
  • Snorkelling
  • Shopping
  • Live music

Frequently asked questions

What's St John's like for family-friendly holidays?
The destination of St John’s is a good option if you’ve been considering a getaway with the children. The snorkelling spots, boating and beaches are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Take to the air and fly into St. John’s (ANU-V.C. Bird Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Plymouth (MNI-Gerald’s Field), which is located 32.7 mi (52.6 km) from the city centre.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday in St John's?
Blue Waters Resort and Spa is a top 4.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 3 outdoor pools and a free children’s club. Other options for your child-friendly holiday include Starfish Halcyon Cove Resort Antigua-All Inclusive and Buccaneer Beach Club.
What's the seasonal weather in St John's?
The hottest months are usually September and October, with an average temperature of 27°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 25°C. Average annual rainfall for St John’s is 1088 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in St John's?
Heritage Quay, Jolly Harbour Marina and Museum of Antigua and Barbuda are interesting attractions that you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in St John’s. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities such as Dickenson Bay Beach, Runaway Bay Beach and Galley Bay.

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