We had the most amazing week at AntiguaBella! The property is absolutely gorgeous! The house is spacious, clean and comfortable, and the photographs accurately depict it. It was obvious that Thomas and Sharon Tazewell (the owners) spent a great deal of time, thought and love in creating an elegant but relaxed decor for the villa and grounds. As soon as we walked in, we exhaled into a week of both relaxation and adventure.
We were welcomed to the villa by the lovely Caril - - who was so sweet and left a delicious fruit plate and delicious rum punch - - including a non-alcoholic version for our girls. There were beautiful tropical fresh flowers on the kitchen counter and dining room table that really made us feel like we were truly at home in Paradise. We had no complaints about anything and wanted for nothing. The pool is large and well-maintained. There were several seating areas surrounding the pool outside that were comfortable, peaceful and beautiful. There were also various fruit trees on the grounds: mango, pomegranate, limes, bananas. I found a mango that was almost ripe and waited a few days before trying it. Yummm!! It was the most delicious mango I have ever had in my entire life! Straight off the tree!
The kitchen was perfect! It was a very good size and had the appliances and utensils needed to make meals. The grocery store and numerous restaurants are within a 10 minute drive and across the island.
The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. The beds and linens were so comfortable. I really cannot say enough about the villa. It was truly perfection in every respect.
I would highly recommend renting a car if you want to venture out to experience the island. It was extremely challenging to get around because they drive on the left in Antigua and the roads are not necessarily clearly named. However, we were able to go everywhere we wanted by using the GPS app on my phone with no problem.
Antigua is gorgeous! Beaches are in walking distance and virtually everywhere. There are many wonderful restaurants (all al fresco) with a variety of choices. You really have the option of having a completely chilled out vacation or venturing out to explore different activities.
We loved Antigua and cannot wait to return to AntiguaBella. It was amazing and so much more even than we expected. We highly recommend staying here. Thanks to the Tazewells for sharing their bit of Paradise with us!