The Cool View Studio was everything we could hope for - price, location and amenities are perfect!
The studio was the perfect size for our family (2 adults, 1 child – would also be good with 2 children) and had everything we needed. The kitchen is fully equipped and we cooked for ourselves several times during our stay. Paula was a wonderful hostess – we arrived on the island quite late at night and the fridge was already stocked with the items that we had asked her to buy. The beds were comfortable and the studio is nice and airy with louvered blinds and screens on all windows but we would still advise everyone to bring a good insect repellent. The bugs were rather bloodthirsty! The wireless Internet connection was excellent and when it at times did not work, then it was knocked out everywhere else on the island which points to the provider and not the wiring in the studio as the culprit.
The view from the balcony was breathtaking! We were lucky enough to stay during the RORC Caribbean 600 Regatta and saw some very big boats at the Marina below. The Marina itself has restaurants, a pub, a snack bar and a supermarket.
The beach at Pigeon Point (a 5 min. walk from the studio) is gorgeous! There is a restaurant/bar there called Bumpkins. The food is good and the staff friendly. Our 7-year old son spent many hours playing in the waves. Lovely spot for a sunset drink!
There are many good restaurants nearby in all price classes featuring with all types of food. Wonderful Nelson’s Dockyard is within walking distance and definitely worth a visit.
Local taxis and buses wait for fares at the Marina. Should none be waiting, it is just a quick walk from there to the end of the street where they pass by regularly on the main road.
We rented a Jeep for 2 days and toured the island. We even made it up to Boggy Peak but this should only be done with a 4-wheel drive vehicle. No switchbacks here – the road goes straight up the mountain! It is worth it as the view from up there over the whole island is absolutely fantastic. The rental agents near the Marina rent cars, jeeps and quads. We definitely recommend renting a vehicle for 1-2 days and touring the island.
Also nearby is Sam and Dave’s Laundry. They give good service and we found their prices fair (much less expensive than the laundromat located closest to the Marina).
Antigua is a beautiful island, the people are very friendly and helpful and we hope to return one day. We fully recommend the Cool View Studio and thank Paula once again for her help, kindness and hospitality!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Dear Jeanine
thank you so much for your great review.
You said it all!!!
Hope to see you and your family back sometimes
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