Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Vancouver-based property development company, Replay Destinations, to manage Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua, which will open in 2021 in the Caribbean’s West Indies. The resort will be situated on 53 hectares along Half Moon Bay, which is internationally lauded as one of the world’s most spectacular beaches. The former Half Moon Bay Hotel was established in the 1950s and for decades was a sought-after vacation destination and resort playground for the international jet set.
The resort will feature 47 pavilion-style suites, including an ultra-luxurious, three-bedroom presidential suite. Each accommodation will feature ocean views and amenities such as private infinity plunge pools, hammocks, open-air baths and showers and live orchid walls in each bathroom. Boasting a design that reflects the locale, the aesthetic borrows from the historic Caribbean and architectural pioneers to offer a classic feel coupled with modern amenities and services.
Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua will also offer a residential component comprising branded oceanfront and oceanview villas and 13 estate home parcels. The crown jewel property, which was previously owned by the Mellon Family, is perched on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea and is the only location of its kind in the Caribbean.
Set to become one of the most exciting destinations to dine and drink in the Caribbean, Rosewood Half Moon Bay will include several innovative dining and lounge concepts. Situated on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the resort’s social nexus, the signature lounge will be inspired by the flavours, colours and culture of the West Indies. Artisanal Caribbean cocktails and small plates accompanied by live reggae and ska music will set the atmosphere for a lively night out.
The resort will also feature a pool grill and beach bar, as well as an on-site organic farm, which will provide fresh ingredients for seasonal fare.
Additional property amenities will include two pools, one for adults and one for families, a fitness centre and tennis courts. Additionally, Sense, a Rosewood Spa, will offer an indulgent experience with six signature treatment rooms and locally inspired treatments.
Located adjacent to a national park, Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua is ideally situated to explore the natural surroundings. A selection of immersive activities and excursions will showcase the best of the island while biking and walking trails, beach activities and interactive guided experiences will excite active travellers and families alike.
Rosewood Half Moon Bay will join a regional network of distinctive Rosewood properties in the region, including Rosewood Baha Mar, slated to open in Spring 2018, Rosewood Bermuda which will undergo a complete renovation to be unveiled in May 2018, and Rosewood Little Dix Bay, slated to reopen at a later date.