Two questions please:
1. Have read on several web sites that Antigua has some of the best "from the beach" snorkeling in the Caribbean.
Is this true?
2. Is there anywhere to stay that has great snorkeling right off the beach at the hotel/condo/whatever?
Prefer this but am willing to drive to great snorkel places.
Besides great snorkeling, here is my wish list (but will give up some wishes for the right place):
Staying somewhere like a Sandals is a big NO for us - especially since we are taking our 24 year old son with us. (Sandals is for couples only, correct?)
Do not care if it is an AI or not.
Not looking for budget.
Prefer to walk out of my room onto the beach - not wander through a huge hotel to get to the beach.
Would really prefer a 2 bedroom suite/cottage but that is not a must have - will go for 2 rooms instead.
Looking for calm water (and hopefully the gorgeous caribbean blue color - you don't always find that right off the beach at islands).
Do NOT want a place where I have to dress for dinner - looking for a relaxing vacation which includes wearing shorts to dinner.
We are going to Antigua (or somewhere) the second week of January.
We were looking at the Long Beach Hotel. Read reviews that warn of beach crowding near the hotel. That may be OK?????
How is the evening socializing at the Long Beach Hotel? OK to keep my son entertained at least somewhat in the PM (especially since there is no TV at the hotel)?
Is there air conditioning? If not, is that a problem in January?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Tried to be pretty specific.