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A new arrival to the luxury end of the Caribbean market, Nonsuch sits in its own small bay on the East coast of Antigua, and has an excellent winter sailing set up.
Alexandra is here to help give you the inside track.
With three, two and one bedroomed apartments as well as a five bedroomed and two four bedroomed villas overlooking the bay from the hill above, Nonsuch is perfect for families, groups of friends and multi-family holidays as well as for anyone who enjoys sailing, or wants to learn. This is a far better place to capsize than the Solent, as Nonsuch is protected by a reef a mile out to sea, so offers a near perfect sailing environment with steady onshore winds and near bath temperature water. There is an excellent array of dinghies and keeled boats available, and a charismatic and energetic sail training and safety team.
Accommodation at Nonsuch Bay consists of 40 fully-serviced apartments, beach cottages, and waterfront and hilltop villas. The spacious cottages and apartments are tastefully designed, and all have wrap around verandas, air con, plantation fans and views of the bay. Board is all inclusive, though the kitchens are large, very well kitted out and cleaned daily.
Three infinity pools, a small private sandy beach and harbour all yards from each other mean there is no shortage of water to enjoy, and the watersports and sailing team can take you to nearby deserted Green island for picnics or Robinson Crusoe days.
On the subject of the sail team, they make sure your sailing experience is second to none. There are RS Elites, QBA's, Tera's and Visions to use, alongside Hobie Cats, Canoes and Windsurfing equipment. Even better, your boat is rigged and derigged for you, and the keel boats are moored too.
Nonsuch Bay is a great place to take the children, with a wide range of activities on offer for all age groups. Childcare is available mornings and afternoons. Between the ages of 4 and 7, children can enjoy a wider range of activities on the beach and can take sailing trips in small groups with an adult instructor. During school holidays, children of 8 or older can join the sailing programme and enjoy a range of other watersport activities.
Why we love it
Nelson learnt many of his sailing skills while stationed on Antigua, and if you're finding things a little tricky, there are safety boats in the bay, offering advice if required. Not a service Horatio enjoyed.
Will, Original Traveller