We've just returned from 10 days holiday, our first time to Antigua. After reading the trip advisor reviews and seeing the photos, the resort was as we expected, and more. We stayed in the garden bungalow for 2 nights, it was too hot so we paid extra for the beach bungalow with A/C which was perfect. The rooms I would describe as 3 star with 5 star views.
The hotel is set in lovely gardens and has a charm that is rarely found. It has been commented that it does need updating, true, but it is good value and offers something uniquely special.
The 4 beaches are gorgeous, each slightly different and mostly empty. The water activities are available whenever you like which was great for us as we love snorkelling and kayaking. We saw so many beautiful fish, sting ray and even a turtle. Sean and Ralph were great and Sean really made our holiday more special.
The food has plenty of choices each day and is delicious. The bar had a good variation of drinks and water was always available from the bar or water cooler free of charge. Water from the tap was fine to drink too.
The staff as a whole are warm and engaging. The reception staff were the best we have ever met anywhere. They were efficient, helpful and just so lovely. The maid service was impeccable, returning later in the day if you were using your room and consistently leaving your room spotless. The restaurant staff service was fairly inconsistent but you need to just go with it really and accept there’s no real hurry and that some staff are just not into eye contact. The Manager was very approachable, professional and clearly cares about the hotel and all who work and stay there.
Our only issue, and it is a minor one, is that the sun loungers by the beach restaurant do need a daily clean to remove bird droppings. They presently make the beach towels mucky, keeping in mind we were keen to re-use our towels to save water, as requested.
We would certainly consider returning to this resort as it has something that other hotels do not have. We have enjoyed holidays around the world with various star ratings, particularly in the Caribbean, and this is definitely one of our favourites. Thank you to the staff 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