The Latest News From Elite Island Resorts in the Caribbean

Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua // Photo by Joe Pike

Elite Island Resorts recently announced improvements to seven of its Caribbean resorts and Travel Agent is here to tell you about all of them.

St. James’s Club & Villas, Antigua, enhanced all of their menus earlier this year to elevate guests’ dining experiences. The resort’s Jacaranda Bar & Lounge, Docksider Restaurant & Bar, and Coco’s Restaurant & Bar all have a fresh new look. All four tennis courts were resurfaced and the resort just opened its new, 3,700 square foot fitness center with a yoga pavilion. The main lobby now includes a new on-site Colombian Emeralds jewelry shop.

At The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua, guests get to see newly enlarged beaches and the colorful Wadadli Snack Shack on Rasta Beach. The property’s 18-hole miniature golf course has been resurfaced, and there are now electronic room locks throughout the resort. The resort will also debut six new Two-Bedroom Villas with individual plunge pools and partial water views in August.

Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua, has added chic new furniture throughout the resort, including upgraded sun loungers. There is a weekly Silent Cinema on the beach, a new beachside Spa Pavilion, and a yoga and Pilates deck right on the sand which hosts weekly classes. There is also a new Diamonds International jewelry shop on site, as well as a new fitness center, gift shop and tour desk. A new Rum Shack and coffee shop have just been completed as well. Perhaps most exciting is the completion of six newly remodeled Gauguin Suites.

St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, Saint Lucia, has placed new artwork in all guest rooms, opened a new buffet area in the Palms Restaurant, updated the decor in the Le Jardin fine dining restaurant, and enhanced menu options at all restaurants. Most popular among guests is the addition of the Choc Bay Cafe specialty coffeehouse, and the new fitness studio offering Pilates, spin, yoga and other classes. Guests also get to experience St. Lucia’s newest catamaran excursion aboard the Calypso Cat, which offers an array of romantic and adventurous sailing trips. In addition, the resort recently launched weekly beach parties with food, music and entertainment known as "Fete Bor La Mer."

Renovations have been completed at The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa, including the reimagined Enid’s Restaurant and the brightly-colored Rum Shop Bar. There is new artwork and upscale furniture in all guest rooms, with the oceanfront rooms receiving full bathroom remodels. The tennis court has been resurfaced, and new roofing has been completed on the main restaurant and bar areas.

Located in the Grenadines, Palm Island Resort has also been freshened up while still retaining its rustic chicness. The restaurant offers new decor and menu items, and guests are enjoying new linens in the rooms as well as new sun loungers by the pool and beach. The gym has received new equipment, and the activity offerings have been amped up with new excursions and watersports equipment, including Zayak Sea Sleds. Most notable is the addition of a new beachfront spa with two treatment rooms, manicures and pedicures, a hair salon and a whirlpool tub, set to open its doors in May.

Long Bay Beach Club, Tortola BVI, is enjoying some new amenities including a beautiful beachfront pool, a seaside Spa Pavilion for breezy massages, and the addition of in-room check-in for guests. The former upstairs Pasta House restaurant has also been transformed into the fine dining Verandah Restaurant.