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Antigua's New Sugar Ridge Has A Sweet Opening Deal

October 28, 2009 at 8:49 AM | by | ()

Picture a hotel called Sugar Ridge and you might imagine some place on the ridge of a hill bordered by sugar cane … and that's exactly what the new Sugar Ridge hotel in Antigua looks like. Four years after they started building (and no doubt a while after they had serious doubts whether building a hotel was the right thing to do at the moment) the Sugar Ridge is ready to open on December 1.

They're aiming for luxury and affordability, often a tricky combination, and the luxury includes the Sugar Club Spa – the first Aveda spa on Antigua. There are just 60 rooms but there are two restaurants, along with two swimming pools and a shopping arcade. It's also very close to the Jolly Harbor Marina which has an 18-hole golf course.

As for affordability, the opening rates seem pretty good: up to December 22 this year you can get opening specials for $72 per person (based on double occupancy) including breakfast, or all-inclusive rates at $162 per person. After that blitz, regular rates will start at $120 per person with breakfast. If you can arrange it, the value is excellent for any December guests willing to deal with opening teething problems. And just in case you were planning only a weekend, these rates are based on five-night minimums.

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