The rich and famous already love to holiday in Antigua, but the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey and Giorgio Armani have yet another reason to visit now a resort with its own rum sommelier opened over the weekend.
Located near Devil's Bridge, on the north east of Antigua, the five star Hammock Cove Resort and Spa is part of the Elite Island Resorts brand of hotels.
In addition to featuring 42 bay-view villas with plunge pools, a multi-tier main swimming pool and a private beach, the resort has its own in-house rum selector.
Guests visiting the resort will be able to choose from a selection of neat rums and cocktails that have been specially curated by the sommelier.
The rum drinks are available in all the resort's bars - from Nobody Knows, which overlooks the photogenic natural rock arch at Devil's Bridge, to Chairman's Lounge, an indoor space where visitors can play retro games and play vinyl records.
The creation of a rum sommelier role is part of the new resort's wider pledge to put gastronomy “centre stage” when it comes to the guest experience.
The resort also features two restaurants with Michelin-trained chef Chef Marco Festini at the helm. Lighthouse offers locally sourced dishes in the evenings while Irina's will be open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and high-brow snacks like caviar.
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