We love the Hawksbill where we go. Breakfast is lovely with the ocean out in front. There is a omlet/pancake/waffle/poached egg chef that cooks things to order. There is also a long buffet with all kinds off breakfast stuff. There are birds flying around and if we leave our table we just cover our juice with a dish or napkin. They don't poop on you, they are just happy, hopping and chirping around.
Lunch is always on Sea Grape beach and you can order something freshly made from a menu or get barbecue chicken/fish/hamburgs/hot dogs right off the grill. The grill is exposed and you can see the operation. I usually get some barbecue chicken and fresh salad from the salad bar. Then they have the most delicious ice cream flavors that you can order.
They have tea time late afternoon with little cookies and tea sandwiches. I try not to do that too because we have plenty to eat all day without that. The beach bar is at Sea Grapes and they have tons of fun drinks you can have and they are free. They are not heavy on the alcohol which is fine with us. The house wines are free all day too.
Dinner is up at the open dining room where we had breakfast. One night it will be a buffet of a ton of stuff so there is no excuse for not being able to find something. The buffet nights usually have a carving station with beautiful roast beef or ham or turkey. So we have whatever protein and then find what veggie or starch we want in the buffet. Desserts are works of art and they have a cheese bar of interesting cheeses. The next night is a fixed 5 course menu with two choices for each course. This is good food but service is slower because they are waiting on you as opposed to you going to the buffet line. Then once a week is a big ole barbecue. They put big grills out and cook to order. Fresh salads are available at every meal. If you wanted even more variety, you can make a reservation and pay extra to eat at the Italian restaurant on the grounds. We have never done that because we are quite satisfied with what we get in our all inclusive. Also, we don't leave to try any other place as that could be expensive. We have NEVER gotten sick on any of the food at Hawksbill. We can't say that for other destinations we have been to.
Oh, and on Sunday you can sign up to go to Shirley Heights. It's a high spot on the island that overlooks a beautiful shipyard. There are steel drums and a barbecue there. It costs maybe $30 per person for the round trip ride and dinner. Again, we haven't done that because we have usually used ourselves up swimming, tennis, ping pong, kayaking, beach walking, sailing and are too tired to leave Hawksbill.
Other things to do on Antigua: We took a helicopter ride over Montserrat and saw the volcano destruction. That was AMAZING! We have zip lined and done the obstacle course in the rain forest. We recommend the island tour to see the island. We go to the city to see the markets once in a while but don't stay long as it's crowded because of cruise ships and we can't get enough of the beaches at Hawksbill. We have taken snorkel tours and there is a boat tour that circumnavigates the island. We swam with the sea rays and explored the natural bridges. All fun and interesting. One day during the week an adorable older native woman takes people on a garden tour of Hawksbill. You would be amazed at what is on the grounds and Sylvi is so entertaining.
Hawksbill is an old resort and could use upgrades but it doesn't bother us. The price would go up and it would get crowded if they made it flashy. It's perfect for us and the staff bends over backward to make you happy. There is a taxi person at the resort at all times you can hire or you can grab a bus that goes by. Oh...all the beaches are beautiful (there are four) but a couple of them have rocky reefs in front so most people swim on the main beach which is sandy perfection.
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