Sheer Rocks has a big reputation on the small island of Antigua, and it’s easy to see why. It’s hard to resist the lure of this stunning restaurant and bar, which sits snugly in the cliffs of a magnificent bay, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Stylish young British owners Kate and Alex Rocks – Alex, a London-trained chef, and Kate, with roots in the music industry – have created a hidden gem, combining outstanding food and a chic, uber cool, chilled-out vibe in a sensational location. Afternoons are spent lounging on daybeds, sipping terrific cocktails, listening to great tunes and taking the occasional dip in the infinity plunge pool. Lunch is a fun Tapas menu, made for sharing, and with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Head chef Simon Christey-French is passionate about food and a master of his trade. His menus are innovative and exciting, with attention to detail and presentation. Hang out until sunset and Sheer Rocks transforms into one of the most romantic and tranquil restaurants imaginable. Dinner is a la carte or an exceptional five- or seven-course tasting menu, with optional wine pairing. Service is friendly, attentive yet discrete. sheer-rocks.com
Situated on the west coast of Antigua overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this stunning, privately-owned property offers guests a romantic, tropical hideaway. Made-up of 30 spacious, freestanding, luxury suites, every guest accommodation at Hermitage Bay promises spectacular ocean views and offers true privacy. All inclusive rates at the resort include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres at cocktail time and dinner, together with a choice of several excellent house wines, including a choice of French Champagnes in the winter and Prosecco in the summer, and all beverages, including premium branded drinks. The menus exhibit the influence of both the Caribbean and modern European cooking, and change daily. Activities include a variety of water sports such as kayaks, windsurfing, snorkeling, sunfish, paddle boards and hobie cats.