Lapping it up in the true ‘lap’ of luxury, Hodges Bay Resort & Spa is a world away from the cookie cutter beach hotels that crop up around the Caribbean. Designed to be different, every element of this 9-acre estate is refined and relaxing. Its gloriously green gardens are matched by whiter-than-white sands, its crisp contemporary architecture cocoons upscale interiors, and its features are beyond high-end. There are two swimming pools — including an adult-only infinity pool overlooking the bay, surrounded by plush sun-loungers and poolside cabanas, the ultimate way to catch some Caribbean rays and relax in an adult-only oasis. Not forgetting the beach and pool Ambassador Service of course, with dedicated staff on hand to tend to your every whim, from polishing your sunglasses to anticipating your need for another iced tropical drink. The beach is made even better with the non-motorised water sports on offer. Little guests get to feel like VIPs too with their Flying Fish Kids Club and Connect Teens Lounge. And the six bars here include that island must, a rum bar with its own Sommelier to guarantee you a true taste of Antigua.