Sandals Resorts International is continuing its busy year with the announcement of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Antigua that will bring a new Beaches Resort to the country. The move comes not too long after the company announced the purchase of a Couples Resort and a new Beaches resort in Barbados.
The new Beaches Antigua will be built on the site of the company's existing Grand Pineapple Beach Resort in Long Bay. The property will have 1-4 bedroom rooms and suites, up to 12 restaurants, conferencing facilities and a waterpark, cinema, Xbox Play Lounge and BMX track.
Sandals Resorts Chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart said, “As a country, Antigua is very dear to our hearts because it was the first place we went when we ventured outside of Jamaica in 1991. This particular deal has been a long time coming - we’ve been discussing it for over three years - but it is well worth the wait. Antigua is a stunning country and we’ve enjoyed no end of pleasure operating here. It’s often said that there’s 365 beaches in Antigua, now there’s another!”
The property will become the fifth Beaches Resort in the company's portfolio, along with Beaches Barbados, which is set to break ground in the middle of 2014. 2013 also saw the opening of the Key West Village at Beaches Turks and Caicos, as well as the launch of Sandals LaSource Grenada, which is set to open December 21.