We visited Hawksbill in 2012 and were amazed that so many of the staff recognised us and seemed genuinely pleased to see us. On a number of occasions they said welcome home which made us feel very welcome.
When we arrived we were given a bungalow near the gate when I had requested to stay at the other end of the complex. My email had apparently not been received but they moved us to our ideal location the next day.
The best things about Hawksbill.
The location is definitely five star. Four magnificent beaches and most wonderful sunsets.
The staff are great, friendly and fun. Because of the heat they have a laid back attitude they do not rush but get the results done. You just slow down and go with the flow.
Brenda our cleaner was great she always chatted and did a good job.
The staff are very attentive and became friends again.
We can't remember all the names of them but just a few who we will always remember are David, Myra, Natasha, Adrian, Miss Jackson (trainee in the bar) who always had a great big smile for us. Everlie always ready to look after us and Hyacinth always about to help everyone.
The drinks flow and you don't need to sit with an empty glass for long.
The not so good.
The place definitely needs refurbishing as things look tired and are wearing out. We had a problem with our door lock and reported the problem and we were very pleased that it was fixed that morning.
There was evidence that things are starting to be done. A new wall was built in front of the the grill area while we were there.
OMG the bacon at breakfast is more cremated than cooked, ok if you like it very crispy and have good teeth.
Although there is always fish on the menu it never seemed to have a lot of taste.
We saw the new manager John at two formal occasions but it would have been nice to see him around a bit more in the day as the other deputy managers are very hands on and always easy to approach.
Getting out and about.
On our last visits we did the boat trip and went to see St John so we did not bother this time but we went on the Sunday to Nelsons dock yard and Shirley Heights where they had an excellent steel band and a reggae band with a great atmosphere locals and visitors all enjoying the music, barbecues and drinks.
In summary, loved the time we spent at Hawksbill.
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- Also Known As:
- Hawksbill By Rex Hotel St. John`s
- Hawksbill Antigua
- Hawksbill By Rex Antigua
- Hawksbill Hotel Antigua
- Hawksbill Beach Resort
- Hawksbill Resort Antigua
- Hawksbill By Rex Resorts Antigua/Saint John Parish