Desiree got to see more killer views from her Waterfront Suite at the resort which features 700-square feet of space with not only a private verandah but also a combined living and sleeping area that can sleep up to four--two in the king-sized bed and two on the queen sleeper sofa.
While that suite is nice, things are MUCH better in the fantasy suites which took place at the Verandah's sister properties, also in Antigua.
Over at the Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Des and one of her men stayed in the romantic Gauguin Cottage which is designed to reflect Gaugin's lifestyle in Tahiti. Its set on a peaceful and private lagoon which is also a sanctuary for native birds and wildlife. Inside the bedroom there are cool, whitewashed walls, woven bamboo ceilings, louvered windows and terra-cotta tile along with splashes of bright color. Yet as simplistic as this sounds, there are modern amenities in the suite such as air conditioning, coffee machines and a private patio with its own plunge pool.
At St. James’s Club Resort & Villas, Des and her next man stayed in a beachfront villa. The 1,600-sq.ft. villa has two bedrooms and tons of space including an expansive common area and a separate downstairs patio. While you can't go wrong with beachfront suite, this doesn't sound as romantic as the Gaugin Cottage. Rather, it seems more like a great spot for families or a bunch of friends. We wonder if that's a clue as to who Des will pick.
If you're like us and you're more interested in the hotel suites shown on The Bachelorette than the love stories, you can still book a special getaway inspired by The Bachelorette. For those who book an all-inclusive five night stay in a luxury suite, they will get: welcome champagne with fresh flowers; a sunset sailing trip for two (St. James’s Club & Villas only), romantic dinner for two at fine dining restaurant, a couples massage, kayaks, sailing and snorkeling, complimentary WiFi and $100 resort credit. Sorry, you have to find your own bachelor or bachelorette to share the room with.
Rates start for as low as $422 a person per night at The Verandah. The deal is good through Sunday, September 1st. Go here to book or call 866-830-1618.
[Photos: Elite Island Resorts]