We spent two weeks on our honeymoon at Gray Gate and couldn’t have wished for any better. Antigua was wonderful. The house and landscaping are beautiful, a testament to Colin and Violette. We met Violette briefly and she was very pleasant. We were fortunate to have Colin around from time to time. He was great to hang out with and talk about the house and the island. He’s a genuinely good person.
We enjoyed most every morning cooking and eating breakfast on the outside porch while looking out at the ocean. The sunrise came right over a small island seen from the back porch. We thoroughly enjoyed everything on the island. Definitely pay attention to Stephen’s suggestions/information list. A rental car was a must. We were all over the island from day to day. The map you get from the rental place(we used Alamo) is really all you need. There are a few main roads that lead to everything if you pay attention to the signs. If you do need directions, everyone we talked to was extremely helpful.
Shirley Heights was very fun on Sunday. The steel band played, followed by a local band. Food was great, views one of a kind. Devil’s bridge was very cool, very unique. Half moon bay also had that uniqueness with its shape and the fact that it had waves enough to body surf. It was our favorite beach of the dozen or so we visited. For beach entertainment we liked Dickenson a lot. Dave down at Sneaky Pete’s was able to get us set up for many different activities. The jungle zipline was really cool.
The house was extremely relaxing and serene. We had no problems with anything in the house. We cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner almost every day and did laundry without issue. We stayed in the guest house and didn’t have a problem with mosquitoes inside at all. It stayed cool with the ceiling fan and breeze. The bed was very comfortable. We kept spray and mosquito coils going when hanging out on the back patio or in the main house and didn't get bit very often.
We hope to be back very soon and will definitely stay at Gray Gate again. Stephen was very easy to deal with, upfront and honest about the house and what to expect. We would definitely recommend staying at Gray Gate.