Sugar Ridge commands an elevated position on a natural hillside and is ablaze with an abundance of colorful indigenous plants and sugar cane. It is set against a spectacular backdrop of Antigua’s dramatic forested coastal highlands, with panoramic views whilst many of Antigua’s most beautiful beaches are on the doorstep and quickly accessible by the hotel’s complimentary shuttle. On the horizon lay Montserrat, Redonda, Nevis and St. Kitts. This area is also Antigua’s most fertile region with its black pineapple farms and mango trees close by.
Completed in December 2009, the $50 million resort is contemporary in design and includes 60 contemporary spacious guest rooms, housed in 15 two-story buildings tiered on the hillside allowing each to enjoy the spectacular setting. Most are shaded by private plants and palm trees, ensuring ultimate privacy. Each guest room has an outdoor verandah on which to enjoy the idyllic setting of Antigua and its gentle trade winds. Casually elegant interiors are light and airy, with floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides for excellent cross ventilation. The rooms feature king size four-poster beds, highlighted by rich, dark woods, stone walls and natural colored fabrics accented by island colors. State-of-the-art bathrooms feature vanities and double showers. Lower floor guestrooms are outfitted with outdoor plunge pools. Some rooms can connect to another room.
RESTAURANTS & LOUNGES:
Sugar Ridge offers two impressive restaurants and lounges so guests can discover culinary delights from spice island infused Caribbean favorites, to traditional dishes to exotic delicacies.
Carmichael’s Restaurant: This is arguably the most spectacular dining location on Antigua. Stylish and chic, this dinner-only open-air restaurant has unrivaled views of lush mountain greenery and the Caribbean Sea. Located at the highest point on the resort, guests experience panoramic views, evening sunsets or watching the glistening stars over a candlelit dinner. The upbeat atmosphere and engaging service set the stage for a taste of the island’s bounty. The restaurant’s menu features ingredients fresh from the ocean and local farms.
Carmichael’s Bar: Infused with a warm and refined elegance, Carmichael’s Bar is the perfect place to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails or after-dinner drinks. This is the resort’s most picturesque spot for toasting the sunset – providing an unforgettable way to end the day.
Sugar Club Restaurant: Overlooking the resorts two swimming pools, this informal all-day restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. Guests may enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner either indoors or outdoors on covered verandas. From tapas to sushi, there is a vast selection from which to choose, including burgers, pizzas, pastas, salads, wraps, steaks and fries. Our breakfast menu will start your day off right.
Sugar Club Bar: Located on the upper level of the Sugar Club, this airy bar is an ideal spot where guests can relax and enjoy views of the pool and sea. The tropical air and friendly atmosphere of this open- air lounge feature comfortable couches and communal tables, creating the perfect environment for socializing. Try one of our exotic cocktails, enjoy a snack from the bar menu or opt for the chef’s delicious sushi offerings.
In-Room Dining: For those times when you prefer to dine privately in the comfort of your room, “in-room dining” is available.
Packed To Go!: Many guests need a meal packed for travel, whether it is for a tour, a day trip or their return home. The chefs at Sugar Ridge have created their own gourmet a-la-carte menu based on local tastes and ingredients. Menu choices are creative, colorful, and designed “to go!”
POOLS & BEACHES
At the heart of the resort is the main pool immersed in lush landscaping and surrounded by spacious pool decks with abundant chaise lounges. The 44-foot freshwater main pool is joined on either side to an 82-foot lap pool where guests can enjoy an aquatic workout or relax in a comfortable chaise lounge. Situated on top of Sugar Ridge, the inviting infinity edge pool offers guests a heightened sense of luxury and tranquility and even more magnificent vistas. Guests are invited to lounge poolside, on our comfortable chaise lounge chairs, which are ideal for relaxing, with umbrellas providing shade, or for watching the magnificent sunsets and idyllic views.
Pool attendants offer food and beverage service, and complimentary water scented with tropical fruit and refreshing cold scented towels.
In addition, Antigua is renowned for its 365 white powdery palm fringed beaches that stretch seamlessly endlessly across its shores.
For beach-goers, the resort offers complimentary shuttle service to and from four of the best beaches located southeast of Sugar Ridge. The beaches along this stretch owe much of their fame to the gentle Caribbean Sea that grace their shores and the crystal clear water it brings. The views of Redonda, smoldering Montserrat and, on especially clear days, Nevis and St. Kitts only adds to the area’s appeal.
Sugar Ridge’s 2,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center includes free-weights, 30 Cybex® machines, including 13 Cybex® cardio and circuit machines plus staff for personal training and class instruction. Adjacent to the gym is an air-conditioned studio designed as our “quiet room” which creates an intimate ambiance for Yoga, Pilates, Zumba and aerobic classes.
Live entertainment and special themed events are held in the Sugar Club Lounge throughout the week and has become “the place” to meet in Antigua for dancing, socializing and delicious drinks.
WEDDINGS, SPECIAL EVENTS & MEETINGS:
Whether it’s a small business meeting, special event or destination wedding, Sugar Ridge’s elegant facilities, experienced staff, fine dining and ocean view accommodations will make it truly memorable.
For business meetings and events, a dedicated coordinator works with you to ensure that every detail – from technology to catering to accommodations – is met.
From nuptials to vow renewals, couples work with a dedicated destination wedding specialist from DestinationWeddings.com to ease your wedding planning and create the wedding experience of your dreams. Sugar Ride is a perfect destination for weddings and romance.
The gift shop contains pharmacy items, sun creams and lotions, resort wear, postcards, jewelry, sunglasses, books about the island, maps and Antiguan-made products.