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South Coast Ocean View Apartments
Reviewed 15 May 2012

After checking out many resorts on the island, we decided to stay in one of the appartments on Cades Bay, which seemed to be really good value for money compared to the overprizes hotels. We were islandhopping for our honeymoon and had 5 days on Antigua, and we were very happy with the accomodation. The rooms are spotless, everything is very new and perfectly equipped. the view from the balcony across the bay is really beautiful and the surroundings are quiet. You do need a car to get around, and there are great restaurants and some of the nicest beaches within 5-10 minutes driving. We also went to English Harbour a couple of times, which is about 20 min. drive, just like st. john, the capital. Ruedi was very helpful with information about the island and everything else, they're really great hosts.
I guess if you like resort vacation with buffet dinners and lots of animation and people around you, this wouldn't be your place of choice. But it is absolutely perfect for visitors who want to explore the island on their own, stay in a nice area away from the crowds and prefer the privacy and comfort of a big, well equipped appartment.

Room Tip: The upstairs apartment was a little bigger and we loved the view from the balcony, but at some night...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

My husband and I went to Antigua for 10 days to celebrate our 2 yr wedding anniversary. I accidentally stumbled upon SCOVA apartments and knew instantly that it was the kind of place where we wanted to stay. If you are looking for a more quiet, private vacation experience, away from the touristy area, then this is the place for you. The view is absolutely astounding! Ruedi does a great job keeping the place sparkling clean. We enjoyed sitting out on our balcony to eat breakfast. There is a gate at the bottom of the driveway which is locked overnight, and Ruedi lives in a house right by the gate, so we felt very safe in the apartment. We rented a car and enjoyed exploring the island each day. So many gorgeous beaches nearby, with torquoise blue water, and hardly any people on them! Turners beach is just a 5 min. drive and it was one of our favorites. Had decent snorkeling on the left-hand side. There is a beach right across the road from the apt that has alot of colorful starfish washing up on it, also found some huge shells. Also within walking distance of the apt is a mountain that we hiked named "Mt Obama". All in all we had an amazing time, we stocked up on food at the local grocery store and did most of our cooking at the apt. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need, even wine glasses. Would go back to SCOVA again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

Located high above Cades Bay, with beautiful vistas, Montserrat & Redonda in the distance, Curtain Bluff and Carlisle Bay to the left. Very well appointed rooms, bathroom, bedroom, lounge/kitchen area with a wonderful airy balcony. The apartments are 2 up and 2 down, upstairs IMO has the slightly better views. All kitchen equipmet is first class, blender, knife set, toaster, coffee machine cooker etc etc etc. Also has A/C, cable tv and free wi fi, (a good signal). I stayed there last year for 4 nights and would not hesitate to go back for a short break from work when ever possible. The hosts Ruedi and Wilma are very nice people and take great care in their outstanding property. You do need a car to get around.

http://www.scova-antigua.com/index.html

Room Tip: Best room is number 3 upstairs.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

A very well equipped appartment with marvellous views.We stayed here for 5 days after sailing with friends, and this an ideal place for a relaxing peaceful holiday.The appartment is ideally located up the hill with beautiful views down to Cades Bay with the reef in the foreground and the island of Montserrat on the horizon. A great backdrop to the sunset !

The owners Rudi and Wilma, live in their house at the bottom of the hill, and were charming and could not have more helpful. They loaned us a local mobile which we use on a pay as you go basis, for a returnable deposit and so we could always contact them for any queries.

The appartments are spaceous, tastefully decorated with a well equipped kitchen and and a balcony. Our appartment was one of two upstairs, but well designed to give privacy, and I'm sure the downstairs appartments also had stunning views.

The appartment is in a rural location close to the sea so you really need a car but Ruedi was very helphul with recommendations by e-mail which we followed up successfully directly with the hire company.

If you want a peacful relaxing holiday in a beautiful location this it.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 December 2013
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2011
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about South Coast Ocean View Apartments

Address: Brooks Estate, Cades Bay, Antigua
Region: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Mary Parish > Cades Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Cades Bay
Price Range: £104 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — South Coast Ocean View Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to South Coast Ocean View Apartments nestled among palm trees and pineapple fields and ideally situated in Cades Bay, Antigua. Our lavish suites are located close to numerous top rated Antigua tourist attractions including: beautiful beaches, restaurants, yacht clubs, boat tours, nightclubs, fishing tours and golf courses. The finest in Antigua attractions are all accessible from our beautiful property. Our recently developed apartments offer a beautiful view of Cades Bay in which numerous other Caribbean islands are visible. Our brand new apartments feature spacious bedrooms, a living room, a large bathroom (complete his and hers sinks!) and of course the balcony overlooking Cades Bay. Each room has A/C, en suite bathrooms, high quality mattresses, beautiful bedding, plenty of comfy pillows and all the extra little comforts and necessities of home. Whether you intend to spend the day relaxed in the sun on the balcony or exploring the island our location is the perfect place from which to begin and to finish your day. As the proud owners of this premier Antigua accommodation, we invite you to leave the cold behind and come spend some time with us in Antigua! We believe that a special vacation starts with special accommodations. ... more   less 
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