Nocturnal Island Antigua

Welcome to Nocturnal Island.  From the 6th to 13th August 2022 Matt Darey will be hosting a week of events in Antigua, providing that quintessential sound track to your vacation. There will be pool parties, dinner parties, beach parties and  a catamaran cruise.   You will also have time to explore the island for yourselves.  We will be located at the historic boutique hotel, The Admirals Inn & Gunpowder suites in Nelsons Dockyard on the Island of Antigua in the Caribbean. Please note there are only 30 rooms in total available for this bespoke and Intimate gathering of music lovers. 


During your week on the island you are invited to the following events hosted by Matt Darey & friends.


Nocturnal Island reception (Saturday 6th August)

As guests arrive Matt Darey & friends will be providing the soundtrack while Matt welcomes you to an informal hangout at your new home for the week in English Harbour.

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Pool Party at Booms (Sunday 7th August)

Afternoon into evening at Booms partying, chilling, dining to the sounds of Nocturnal played by Matt  Darey & friends with the historic backdrop of Nelsons Dockyard in English Harbour.

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Explore (Monday August 8th)

There is so much to see in Antigua and this is your chance to explore the island for the day. You have the option of catching up for with everyone for dinner in the evening at the Pillars restaurant, Part of the Admirals hotel with a view of English harbour.

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Hit the Waves (Tuesday August 9th)

Spend the day exploring the coastline of the island aboard an exclusive Catamaran. A 6 hour charter visiting both Bird and Maiden Islands on our journey . Snorkel , Dance, Chill and enjoy sounds of Nocturnal.  Take on the all inclusive Lobster lunch on a deserted beach and enjoy the all inclusive bar. (lunch & drinks included, Transport provided from hotel to Jolly Harbour, pick up 8am, Sail at 9 am, Drop off at English Harbour 3pm).  That evening Matt will head to an amazing restaurant & beach bar called Catherines Cafe by the beach in Falmouth Bay, not far from our hotels in English harbour. Matt providing the soundtrack as we dine and watch the sunset.

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Nocturnal Sunshine (Wednesday 10th August)

Enjoy a day on Prickly Pear Island beach in Hodges Bay to the sounds of Nocturnal Sunshine. Party starts at 2pm with music provided by Matt Darey & Friends.  Buffet food provided, Drinks not included.  Guests are asked to make their own way at their own leisure by taxi or catch the group bus to Hodges bay and take a short water taxi ride to Prickly Pear Island.   DJ set schedule TBA. 

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Nocturnal at Admirals (Thursday 11th August)

Matt Darey & friends providing music from the afternoon and onto the evening while you socialise, dance and dine at Admirals in English Harbour.   Come and go at your leisure for what will be a very chilled and informal day to socialise.    DJ set schedule TBA.

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Playout Lunch (Friday 12th August)

Share your memories of the week with Matt as you dine together and listen to the play out sounds of Nocturnal in English Harbour.

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You ticket will give you access to all of the above Matt Darey events throughout the week. All inclusive food and drinks on the Catamaran party, Buffet lunch at the Nocturnal Sunshine on prickly pear island , and an unforgettable musical journey into the sounds of Nocturnal.  In addition to the above scheduled events Matt and guests will have the option of dining together on an informal basis with eclectic selections of music to set the mood.


Events Ticket

Events ticket price for the entire week of events is $1000 USD per person.  Enquiries:


Event Ticket EXCLUDES Accommodation , food, Drink, transfers.  You will book your room for the week direct with the hotel. We will provide you with a booking link when you purchase your ticket.

Ticket policy regarding Covid :  If a guest has to cancel due to Covid related country or travel restrictions or a positive Covid test we offer a full refund of the ticket price.

Hotel Accommodation Rates

Hotel rates per night, terms and conditions are below.  There are 2 separate properties with rooms either side of the bay.  There is a free shuttle boat service between both properties.


We highly recommend you book your hotel with a reputable credit card such as American Express to ensure you are covered.  ​

Admiral’s Inn Side

Standard Harbour View                                      Queen / King / 2 Twins        $239.00

Superior Dockyard View                                     King/ 2 Twins                      $264.00

Superior Hillside View                                        King/ 2 Twins                      $279.00

Superior Garden View                                        King/ 2 Twins                     $299.00

Superior Harbour View                                       King/ 2 Twins                     $324.00

Deluxe Loft Suite Harbour View                            King/ 2 Twins + sofa bed    $354.00

Deluxe Gunpowder House & Suite Side

Deluxe Gunpowder Suite with Harbour View         King / 2 Queen / + sofa bed$424.00

Standard Gunpowder Room with Garden View      King / 2 Twins$239.00


All rates are in USD for double occupancy and include a cooked breakfast including juice and tea or coffee. All rates subject to 14% ABST, 10% service charge and US$5pp per night Tourism Guest Levy

  • Child under 2: crib provided free of charge

  • Child age 2-12 years added to a room is US$30 for room only

  • Young adult age 13-17 added to a room is $50 for room only

  • Third adult in a Superior room is $60.00 for room only and in a Suite is $100 for room only

  • Check-in is 3pm and check-out is 11 am.

Hotel Terms & conditions

To book a 50% deposit is required to confirm your room with the other 50% due on check-in. Your reservation can be canceled for a refund if received 30 days before check-in. After that you can transfer the room to another guest or forfeit the deposit.   


Hotel policy regarding Covid :  If a guest has to cancel due to Covid related country or travel restrictions or a positive Covid test we offer the choice of putting the deposit towards a future stay or receiving a full refund. 

A very special thank you to everyone who has made this possible:

Management of Admirals Inn, Gunpowder suites, Boom Spa & Restaurant

Concept and right hand man for this amazing event Scott Darling (& Family)

Photography from Sam at

Dave at Hodges Bay "Prickly Pear Island"  for the most amazing beach party location.

Jeroen Spriet at for his amazing design work

Video soundtrack thanks to Kate Louise Smith, Aurosonic, Richard James Smith for your collaboration on our timeless classic "See The Sun"

Last but not least my Nocturnal family for making the dream possible.

Big love x x