Ground has been broken on the Coconut Beach Resort by Marriott in Antigua, a hotel that will be a member of Marriott's Autograph Collection.

The $40 million resort is being built on the site of the former Coconut Beach Club, which closed in 2015.

Coconut Beach Resort will comprise 40 high-end condominiums and a 70-room hotel.

The Autograph Collection's Caribbean hotels include Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands and the soon-to-open French Leave Resort in Eleuthera, Bahamas.

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI