Nobu Beach Inn on Barbuda to open in 2024
“I like the word inn,” says Robert De Niro about what will, over the next three years, arise on 391 acres along the sandy shores of Barbuda. And though it might be difficult to imagine the award-winning actor behind the young Vito Corleone and Jimmy Conway as a kindly innkeeper, the devil, as with everything De Niro does, is in the details—even sometimes in word choice. Inn is imperative here.
De Niro has been on these shores before. Thirty years ago, while taking a day trip from Antigua, he asked the boat’s crew to stop so he could see a stretch of Barbuda. Some things you just remember, and by 2023, schedule permitting, the Nobu Beach Inn will offer one- to four-bedroom villas with private pools and direct beach access. Surrounding the property will be privately owned residences, fully serviced by the inn.
Enjoying the chef’s miso cod on this pristine beach sounds like a dream, and it has taken time. “I knew that if I were going to build something like this, I would have to find the perfect place. It’s a lot of work. And,” he says quietly, “I do other things.” read more