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Lessons in Caribbean Colonial

March 13, 2013
Lessons in Caribbean Colonial

From a secluded headland over the sea, The Inn looks out over the clear blue waters of English Harbour. Here in southwestern Antigua – the island known by some as the Heart of the West Indies – quiet colonial charm meets natural beauty and rich history. Set in classic seaside villas on 19 acres of green lawns, The Inn epitomizes all the romance and beauty of this most atmospheric island.

The three whitewashed colonial-style houses that constitute The Inn sit just 100 feet from the calm waters of English Harbour. Inside, 28 exclusive rooms offer the utmost in contemporary luxury while maintaining the look and feel of a bygone era. Mahogany floors, white-washed roofbeams and crisp white linens open onto lush tropical greenery, a simple color palette at once enervating and soothing.

At the original historic house, the Terrace Restaurant looks out over the sloping lawns toward the harbor, while the Reef Restaurant sits on a breezy veranda by the dock. The Inn Spa offers a variety of treatments, while the on-site gym and tennis courts, and the nearby Cedar Valley and Jolly Harbour golf courses offer ample opportunities to stay active.

Historic Nelson’s dockyard lies just two minutes away, while the island’s only city, St. John’s – replete with fashionable restaurants and shops – is only a 30 minute drive to the north.

For those seeking a retreat to a calm, breezy past, there is no place better than The Inn at English Harbour. On a peaceful winter afternoon, when a cool breeze is the only thing that moves among the sand, sea and palms, it would be easy to believe that time doesn’t pass here at all.

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