Relaxation in Antigua
Submitted: January 10, 2013
Stayed: November 2012
My wife, sons (5 and 7) and I had a great vacation in November. This private home is located within a very nice resort. We had full access to all of the resort facilities. Peter, the owner, was very helpful in providing information about the resort and island prior to our visit. He arranged for Shaul, a local driver, to pick us up at the airport. On the way to the home Shaul stopped at Epicurian grocery store so that we could stock up for the week. The drive to the resort was about 30 minutes. We liked Shaul so much that we hired him to take us on a tour of the island during the week.
The home is very clean and spacious and nicely appointed. We enjoyed every meal on the upstairs patio overlooking the pool. The BBQ was a nice bonus.
It is a five minute walk to the beach, restaurants, and facilities. The Atlantic side beach is wavy and windy. The bay side beach is very calm and hot. There were plenty of water sports. We all enjoyed the 20 minute boat trip to the snorkelling site. The water is very comfortable for swimming.
We ate at all of the restaurants on site. We did not do the all inclusive meal plan since we prepared some meals on our own and ate in nearby English Harbour. The food at the resort was good. By far the best food is at Piccolo Mondo. Return taxi fare to English Harbour is 30$. We had two good meals at Trappas. This is run by a family from Europe.
The kids also enjoyed many rounds of table tennis. They usually swam in the pool right in front of the villa. We could watch them from the patio. They also enjoyed the larger pool near the hotel.
The location of the villa within the resort is ideal. It is away from the hotel and therefore it is very quiet. It is great for families or couples.
We have recommended this property to many friends and would return.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us and we would love to have you visit with us again. The Spa has just completed an exceptionally nice upgrade and extension, which is another facility to enjoy.
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