Hawksbill Beach Resort Antigua


Resort Overview

Hawksbill Beach Resort 

A relaxed, beachside all-inclusive resort for adult singles and couples who want to relax and vege out.  The 97 room resort features the only private nude beach or clothing optional beach (you choose) on Antigua.   It's easily a clothing-optional beach for the undecided as there's no one around telling you what to wear .... or not wear.  Yes, we've been there (see below).

Hawksbill Beach Resort Facts at a Glance

        • Established:  1980
        • Location: Near St. Johns, Antigua
        • Airport: V.C Bird Airport (ANU)
        • Rooms:  97  Not a Nudist Resort:  Garden bungalows, Sea view, Beachfront accommodations and one separate Great House accommodations with 3 bedrooms
        • Dress Code: Tops optional at 4 beaches, swimsuits required elsewhere on the resort.  At the separate nude beach, nudity, or clothing-optional welcome. Five-minute walk.
        • Guests: Adult couples   Ages 20s to 70s
        • Mild to Wild:  Mild
        • Meal/Drink Plan: All-Inclusive - Premium drinks extra
        • Dining facilities:  3 restaurants on site.
        • Ambiance:  Mild with nightly entertainment
        • Beach/Pools:  Pools and  4 beaches (topless available) including a separate nude or clothing-optional beach
        • Clubs/Nightlife:  Entertainment and music evenings, varies, based on occupancy
        • Spa/fitness/sports facilities:  Spa/massages extra charge,  tennis, non-motorized water sports,
        • Tourism: Numerous excursions available in the lobby, an extra charge
        • Airport Transfers: Extra

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As well as the pool and 4 glorious beaches (one of which is the only clothing-optional beach in Antigua), there is a wide range of activities to choose from.

Of the all-inclusive hotels in Antigua, if you're searching for a special Caribbean hideaway, then the Hawksbill Beach Resort is the hotel for you.   Set in 37 acres of landscaped tropical gardens directly at the beach, Hawksbill is one of those Antigua hotels that you’ll never want to leave.  The beautiful resort has four secluded beaches to offer its guests, including, for budding naturists, the only clothing-optional beach in the whole of Antigua.  If you’re a beach lover and you can’t wait to get soaking up the Caribbean sun, then you’ll be a big fan of this Antigua hotel.

Clustered around four white-sand beaches, including Antigua’s only clothing-optional beach, this adult-only resort for singles and couples is the perfect choice for a relaxing, laid back, romantic, or (if you choose) active escape. Set amidst landscaped tropical gardens, it appeals to active adventurous adult travelers with nightly entertainment, a full range of daily activities, and a great boutique housed within an authentic, renovated colonial sugar mill.  You have your choice of several beaches, many of which find top optional use.  Lots to do nearby including zip-lining, touring, boating, snorkeling, diving, bar hopping, shopping, and more.

At the on-site Eden Beach, nudity is not compulsory.  A big plus:  Hawksbill Beach Resort is minutes from St. John's, the island's capital, for nightlife, restaurants, shops, and entertainment.  Or even Barbuda, a 90-minute ferry ride from Antigua's ferry dock. Yes, we've been there.

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Getting There

A valid passport (good for 6 mon6s beyond your stay) is required to enter Antigua. Check the expiration date of yours. Visas may be required depending on your country of citizenship. Check Antigua  Visa Requirements for your country.

Built on a beautiful set of beaches and bay facing the southwestern Caribbean, this tropical resort is near town. The town center of the capital, St Johns,  is about 10-15 minutes from the resort.    Town has its share of restaurants, shops, and bars along the waterfront, a cool place to hang out.

Travelers fly into V.C. Bird Airport (ANU).   Take a shuttle, taxi, or Uber/Lyft to the resort.

V.C. Bird International Airport is about 5 miles east of St. John's, Antigua's capital city which is about 10-15 minutes from Hawksbill Beach Resort.  Estimated transfer time from the airport to the resort, is 30+ minutes, or 10 miles if you avoid the town and depending upon the traffic on the two-lane roads.

Take your pick of flights that service Antigua as your final destination since it’s the primary closest international airport in the region.  Shuttle and taxi transfer services are available at the airport.

Air Options:  American Airlines, Delta, United, Jet Blue, Southwest, Spirit, and more; Thompson, Martin, and Condor others from Europe plus many scheduled European air carriers service Antigua. Most charters originate in Europe from the UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Russia, and the Netherlands. Air carriers are subject to change without notice and pricing varies widely.


Resort services described below are subject to change without notice by the resort due to enhancements, special occasions, or modifications on the property.   Relax & unwind with regular evening entertainment, live steel pan, saxophonists & local bands playing Caribbean music as well as international favorites.

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        • 24-hour front desk
        • Non-smoking throughout the resort
        • Free onsite parking
        • Baggage hold
        • Bell staff/porter
        • Concierge desk
        • Elevators Not Available
        • Gift/News stand*
        • Golf, Offsite*
        • Housekeeping - daily
        • Internet services*
        • Laundry/Valet service*
        • Lounges/bars*
        • Meal Plan Type: All Inclusive
        • Pool
        • Restaurant
        • Safe-deposit box
        • Smoke-free property
        • Spa*
        • Tennis court
        • Tour/sightseeing desk*
        • Wakeup service
        • Gift shop, photo gallery, conference facilities, events and activities for groups, selection of premium drinks, The Royal Spa, tours and medical services.*
        • Watersports are available but NOT included as part of our all-inclusive plan so there is a charge payable locally.
        • Table tennis
        • Deep-sea fishing – Near hotel*
        • Boat Tours*
        • Tennis – Free to all-inclusive guests
        • Massage treatments – In the resort – Paid locally*
        • Golf – Near hotel*
        • Horseback riding – Near hotel*
        • Zip Lining - near hotel*
        • Scuba - Available from dive shops in town*

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You will find that living is easy on Antigua.   To visit any of the activity areas and restaurant on-site, there's no need to get dressed up unless you're willing to or your spouse insists.  No coats or ties are required.  A jacket for the guys plus long pants might be a nice touch but it's not expected.  You're in a tropical setting so relax.

Vacations include daily activities and light entertainment as well as non-motorized water sports.

Beaches.....count 'em, four to choose from.  Guess which one is clothing optional?

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        • Royal Palm Beach
        • Honeymoon Cove
        • Eden Beach

And speaking of "no" - just to be clear., no public sex.  Shop On-Line here.


Nelson’s Dockyard – Visit Antigua & BarbudaThere are many sights to see locally other than beaches, sparkling Caribbean sea, and beautiful coral cliffs.  The locals are fun to kid with but be ready to bargain if you find that certain something that catches your eye.

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Hosted tours can be arranged at the resort’s Tour Desk.   Take cash with you for craft markets and street vendors in town.   Most vendors cannot process credit cards.  At least 30-40 off-site tours are available from the tour desk.   Sunday's at Shirley Heights is always a party in the evening.  Bring cash for drinks and food if you go.  The spectacular site overlooking Nelson's Dockyard at English Harbor.

TIP:  Arrange transportation in advance for round trip service.  You may not remember the way if you've really enjoyed rum punch.

Antiqua's tourist board boasts A new beach for every day of the year.  Although we've visited Antigua several times, we've not counted all 365 of them. Here's a brief list representative of the variety of off-site tours and excursions.

        • Antigua Zipline & Kayaking Combo from St. John's Day Trips
        • Bike, Kayak, Hiking Tours
        • Circumnavigation Full-day Tours around the island.
        • Antigua VIP Tours - Private Gold Tour Day Trips
        • Antigua Shore Excursion: Round Island Tour
        • Turtle Beach Power Snorkeling Adventure Snorkeling
        • St. Mary's Mud Buggy Experience
        • Day tripping to Barbuda for the day, 90 minutes from St. John's, Antigua
        • plus many more options


Restaurants & Bars

Grand Lido Negril All-In All-Inclusive

All-Inclusive: Enjoy our all-inclusive option, offering buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner. Cocktails, house wines, local beers &soft drinks served until late.  Premium drinks may be subject to charge.

NOTE: Clothing is required to use all facilities while dining or at the bar.   Any clothing suitable for the beach or pool should not be worn in the bars & restaurants in the evening.

Dress Code

Breakfast & Lunch: Resort casual, covered swimsuits. Dinner: Smart casual with long trousers or Bermuda style shorts & collared shirts for men.  No cut off jeans, T-shirts or flip flops.

Rooms and Rates

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Club Room 136 this unique & spacious room enjoys a prime location on the headland & boasts an extensive seating area, kitchenette & stunning views

The Great House has a spectacular setting on a promontory between Royal Palm & Seagrapes Beach. Featuring 3 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a kitchenette & wrap around balcony

A fabulous 3 bedroom, 4 bathrooms Caribbean style house with kitchenette/bar, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and panoramic sea views from the wrap-around balcony.

All 3 rooms must be booked. Max occupancy 6 adults.

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Impressions, Uppers and Downers

↑↑↑ The resort is very near St. John's, Antigua's capital so you're close to nightlife, restaurants, shopping, and the dynamic harbor and waterfront.

↑↑↑ There's a lot to do in Antigua so plan your stay accordingly if you want to take in sightseeing, tours, diving or excursions.

↔ Hawksbill Beach is not Hedonism so don't go expecting all-night parties or raucous music, theme nights, tequila shooters, and dancing on the tables!

↑↑↑ Ferries service nearby Barbuda, part of the same sovereign nation as Antigua.  Barbuda is 90 minutes by ferry, great for a day tour.

↔ Hawksbill Beach is pretty quiet at times and somewhat laid back so it has that attraction if you want a relaxing getaway.

↑↑↑ The citizens are wonderful folks.

↑↑↑ Antigua, although used to all the modern conveniences, has a flavor of its English influence, perhaps more so than Jamaica.

↔ Be prepared for a little rain occasionally so take an umbrella or poncho with you. We list this as both an upper and downer because one of the standard procedures is to hit the bar if it does rain with a drink in hand. Most of the time those showers pass quickly... just enough time to retire to your room for a little "private" time.


Adults 21 and over are welcome.  You will find all ages of adults therefrom '20s to '70s.

Best Time To Go

Fall, winter, and early spring can be less humid than late summer.  Summertime through the fall months can be a bit more humid, with rain showers possible, actually year-round….it’s called the tropics for a good reason. Late August through early October can include unpredictable weather.  Room rates are generally higher from about Christmas to the end of April, with holiday rates higher than at any time during the year. Late summer and fall may be the least expensive.


Wear clothing around the resort but let it all hang out on Eden Beach.   Tasteful tropical styles are welcome at the restaurant so don't dress down for dinner or show up wearing cut off jeans and thongs.

The resort is non-smoking.

Photo Album

These are around the resort and Antigua.

Trip Reports

Staff continue to be friendly and helpful – they make the holiday

Staff continue to be friendly and helpful – they make the holiday a very pleasant atmosphere, relaxed and friendly staff.

Hawksbill is not just a place…it rejuvenates and renews the soul and quite simply brings back what I call ‘The Joy’ in your life!

This was our 4th trip to Hawksbill and we love it and will return

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