The Best Spots for Beach Holidays

Our island expert, contributing editor Marion Laffey Fox, dove deep into her little black book of top coastal resorts and found these amazing accommodations. Book now―your beach chair is waiting.

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The Inn at English Harbour

WHERE: Antigua

WHY GO? This pristine, colonial-style hideaway just completed a $1.5 million top-to-bottom renovation. Its setting―the entrance of historic English Harbour on the captivating southern coast of the island―couldn’t be more ideal. Sterling silver-plated cutlery, gleaming china, and jacquard linens set the tone in the acclaimed Terrace Restaurant, where you can savor the refined creations of executive chef Fred Cougnon. For more-casual fare, try the Reef Restaurant and Beach Bar, enlivened by the beat of a Cuban band or tinkling piano music depending on the mood du jour.

HOLIDAY FUN: Festooned lighted trees in courtyard and main salon, carolers singing on boats in the harbor; 268/460-1014 or

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