As if Antigua wasn't intoxicating enough … now a hotel with a SOMMELIER RUM is opening on the island
- Hammock Cove Resort and Spa will open near Devil's Bridge in northeast Antigua on December 1
- The house rum sommelier will be in charge of curing the resort's rum and cocktail list
- The resort also offers guests 42 bay-view villas, pools and food from a Michelin-trained chef.
The rich and famous already love to vacation in Antigua, but names like Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey and Giorgio Armani will have one more reason to visit on December 1, when a resort with its own rum sommelier opens on the island.
Located near Devil's Bridge in northeastern Antigua, the five-star hotel Hammock Cove Resort and Spa is part of the Elite Island Resorts hotel brand.
In addition to 42 bay view villas, plunge pools, a multi-level main pool and a private beach, the resort will have its own rum wrangler.
Hammock Cove Resort and Spa villas include 1,000 square feet of space, pools, a pair of sun loungers and hanging egg chairs.
There will be 42 villas at Hammock Cove Resort and Spa. Elite Island Resorts says the resort was designed around the 'three pillars' of food, personalized service and uninterrupted luxury
Guests visiting the resort can choose from a selection of elegant rum and cocktails that have been specially selected by the sommelier.
Rum drinks will be available at every resort bar – from Nobody Knows, overlooking the photogenic arch of natural rocks at Devil's Bridge, to Chairman's Lounge, an indoor space where visitors can play. Retro games and vinyl records.
Creating a rum sommelier role is part of the new resort's broader commitment to put food in the spotlight when it comes to the guest experience.
The resort will also feature two restaurants with Michelin-trained chef Marco Festini at the helm. The Lighthouse will offer locally sourced dishes in the evening, while Irina's will be open all day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and eyebrow snacks such as caviar.
The interior of the villas will feature contemporary Caribbean design with a mineral neutral palette that pays tribute to the excavated stone on the property's actual site, according to Elite Island Resorts.
Five-star villa bathrooms feature dark wood furniture and spacious showers in natural color schemes.
Over-indulging guests can take advantage of on-site spa facilities. Tranquility Spa Body and Soul highlights will include five treatment rooms, a plunge pool and an oceanfront yoga shala.
Those with a little more energy to consume the calories of their cocktails can enjoy a variety of fitness facilities, including a pickleball court, where a game that is a hybrid of table tennis, badminton and traditional tennis can be played. .
Hammock Cove will be the fifth property of Elite Island Resorts in Antigua. Its portfolio already has St. James Club and Villas, Galley Bay Resort and Spa, The Verandah Resort and Spa and Pineapple Beach Club.
Elite Island Resorts also operates properties in Saint Lucia, Barbados, the Grenadines and Panama.
Paula Whitehead, European Managing Director of Elite Island Resorts, said: “Hammock Cove Resort and Spa perfectly complements our existing resorts with world-class amenities that delight our guests.
& # 39; The stunning and secluded setting will be ideal for special occasions including honeymoon and retreats, while offering gourmet food will make it an unforgettable culinary experience.
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