The main floor houses a comfortable reception area, lounge and a charming bar. The ship’s plan behind the bar is of Nelson’s ship, H M S BOREAS (meaning “the North Wind”), a 142 foot 28 gun frigate built at Hull. This plan is a photographic copy of the original Admiralty draft of this vessel. Every ship had to leave a draft submitted to their Lordships of the Admiralty for approval of design. The frame surrounding the plans is of lignum vitae, and is an original door frame from one of the entrances to the building.The round pillars on the grounds once supported a large boat house with a sail loft above. The plans of this building may be seen in the museum. The roof was destroyed by earthquake in 1871, and concrete caps were placed on each pillar to prevent erosion.
The main Inn and the Gunpowder Suites are across the water from each other, but they have a boat that will take you back and forth.
There are several types of room categories available at the Inn and Suites Standard Room with Harbor View, Superior Room with Hillside View, Superior Rooms with Garden View & Patio or Dockyard View, Superior Rooms with Harbor View, Deluxe Loft Suite with Harbor View, and Deluxe Gunpowder Suite with Harbor View, Balcony & Infinity Swimming Pool
They have two Restaurants Pillars and Boom – I ate at both.
Pillars serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There is a tree-shaded terrace that is a delightful place to sit and eat looking out over the water.
I only had breakfast here but they serve local seafood and use fresh local produce whenever possible.
There is a full range of wines available.
I had Eggs Benedict one day, and an Omelette the other days.
Boom, is a new poolside restaurant at Gunpowder House, there are spectacular views looking back over Dockyard and the harbour. Here you can enjoy delicious fresh lunches and your favorite cocktail or glass of wine.
We had lunch there one day. I had Shrimp Caesar Salad and one of my dining mates had that seafood pasta and another had those fries! OMG the fries!
This is a great place for a wedding or private party. The can seat up to 150 people for a Gala dinner, or up to 400 people for a cocktail event.
Contact Kerry at Fabulous Indeed Vacations (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to book a stay in Antigua!
Stay tuned for more posts about Antigua, I really loved the time I spent there!