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Antigua's Best Resorts And Stay In Locally Owned Hotels
by Jason Law
Of Living In Antigua by Jane Wyvern
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Antigua's Best Resorts And Stay In Locally Owned Hotels by
This is not an Antigua resort
review in the typical sense of the word, but it is an Antigua vacation
review, and not one where Antigua's best resorts will be the ones you expect.
Deep Bay Antigua
In this article I will ask
you to forget the all inclusive resort, and instead look for lovely local
establishments offering a totally laid back alternative. A real hideaway
dream spot compared to the characterless chain resort frequented by those
people who believe that where they are staying is the real Caribbean.
|All over the Caribbean there
are independently owned small hotels, and guesthouses offering a far more
relaxed alternative, far closer to the real Caribbean experience. They
may not offer an International buffet experience but you will be able to
eat out in local restaurants, eat fresh caught seafood as it is landed.
There are two things in particular
you should note. The first is that every dollar you spend will go into
the local economy and not to the Marriott, Hilton, Meridian International
Chains far away from Antigua.
The second thing which affects
your personal economy is that you will pay per room, and not per person,
and in this way you will save a small fortune.
Here is a list with a brief
description of some of the best locally owned hotels in Antigua.
is 12 Caribbean Style Bungalows overlooking Jolly harbour Beach, with a
pool, sailing, and kayaking. A great restaurant which predates the hotel,
this is very secluded with stunning views of the sunset, but no air-conditioning
Admirals Inn was built in
Nelson's time, and is right by the water's edge in Nelson's Dockyard National
Park Good restaurant, and close to other places to eat and drink. This
is the place if you like sailing, but again no air conditioning.
Siboney Beach Club is on
the beach at Dickenson Bay, and is an all suite hotel, with one of the
best restaurants. It has beautiful gardens and a lovely pool, all beautifully
Country Inn Cottages is a
five minute drive into the hills from Falmouth Harbour. You can choose
the cottages for total privacy, or large families can choose the main house.
There are restaurants close by for eating, and a pool, again with beautifully
Hotel is set on Falmouth Harbour next to a marina, and has 14 rooms. All
rooms have their own kitchen, and there are accessible restaurants, although
there is no pool.
This is just a few examples
of what can be found, so there is no need to have a bland stay in Antigua's
best resorts, go local instead, it will cost you less, and you'll have
|About the Author - Jason
Law has written two or three articles for http://www.worldwidevacationspots.com
and recommends it as a source of vacation destinations and hotels
Of Living In Antigua by Jane Wyvern
Antigua is a popular tropical
paradise destination for vacationers from around the globe. Antigua is
not all about lounging under the warm tropical sun and enjoying the balmy
breezes. The island also has a rich cultural heritage, and the way of living
in Antigua is a reflection of that. Antigua is well known as having '365
beaches - a beach for each day out of the year'. Antigua is not so well
known though for its culture. Let's take a look at some of the highpoints
There is no predominant religion
on Antigua, but rather, diverse representation from several religious branches.
Christianity is the strongest influence and some of the Christian churches
that are used today were built hundreds of years ago and offer an interesting
historical perspective to the island.
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The Rasta movement has a
strong following on Antigua although it did not originate there. The followers
of Rasta that live on Antigua have adopted the lifestyle voluntarily. They
are usually identified by the appearance of their hair and mostly live
on the southern coast. The live a simple and natural lifestyle and they
value the life in all things including plants and animals as well as the
land upon which they live.
It should be no surprise
that tourism plays a very important role in the economy and daily life
of those living in Antigua. Tourists from around the globe have brought
a generous income to the island and created many jobs. Being a beautiful
island with both secluded beaches and 5 star resorts, Antigua has earned
a well deserved reputation as one of the most popular vacation destinations
in the world.
Cricket is the national sport
of Antigua. The United States has its basketball, Great Britain has football,
and Antigua has cricket for a national pastime. The island is very proud
of its athletes and even the games of minor significance are well attended.
Antigua is a great place
to spend a vacation, but it also an even greater place to explore as a
local away from the resorts. Then you can enjoy food and music native to
the island, and get a small taste of what day to day life is like upon
the beautiful island of Antigua.
|About the Author - Jane
Wyvern provides articles on travel. You can find more of her work at the
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Waters Antigua & The Cove Suites
Travellers in search of
elegant Caribbean resorts and hotel hideaways need look no further than
the Blue Waters Caribbean resort in St. Johnís, Antigua. Here, nestled
into a secluded cove on 17 acres of lush tropical gardens, guests will
find an intimate British-Colonial style boutique Caribbean resort designed
for luxurious comfort and supreme Caribbean relaxation. With a long-standing
tradition of welcoming hospitality, personalised resort service, and refined
taste, travellers return again and again to our Antiguan resort paradise
in the sun. We have set ourselves above all other Antigua resorts by offering
our hotel guest an experience they will never forget.
Beach All Inclusive By Rex Resorts
The Hawksbill Beach is a
tropical hotel located 8 miles from the V.C. Bird International Airport.
The Hawksbill Beach is blessed with an unusually beautiful shoreline location:
facing out toward the picturesque rocky islet and clustered around the
beaches and extending back into the resort's thirty-seven acres of landscaped
tropical gardens. The Hawksbill Beach has inviting accommodations, from
quiet beachfront cottages and clubrooms to balconied suites looking out
over the palms to the sea. The friendly staff at Hawksbill's water sports
office offers a full range of activities and equipment range of activities
and equipment. Sunfish sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, paddleboats, water-
skiing are all among the diversions available.
Beach Resort All Inclusive, Bolands Village
Come to Antigua, in the
heart of the Eastern Caribbean; an island rich in history and culture,
and overflowing with natural beauty. Discover Jolly Beach Resort,
the All-Inclusive Resort jewel on this island in the sun. Experience
an island resort paradise where each day is greeted by the enchanting smiles
of a warm and friendly people. Enjoy our quality service and a distinctly
Caribbean atmosphere created to awaken all your senses. Step out
of your room and into your All Inclusive Resort fantasy as the soft, powdery
white sand of our mile-long beach sifts between your toes. Feel the
caress of the warm Caribbean sun and immerse yourself in our majestic Fantasy
Pool or the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Sugar Ridge hotel is on
the wonderful west coast of Antigua and is nestled into a natural hillside
bordered with sugar cane. Sugar Ridge is a new luxury boutique hotel and
with its elevated position captures the most stunning and panoramic views
of palm lined beaches, the turquoise Caribbean Sea, and the neighboring
islands of Redonda, Nevis and St. Kitts which sit like gems upon the horizon.
All of our bedrooms are grouped into sets of four, each with its own entrance
and radio frequency activated door locks. The unique groupings and wonderful
landscaping provide privacy, yet each has a spectacular view.
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Antigua Vacation Rentals
RENTALS IN ANTIGUA, CARIBBEAN
VACATION RENTALS, ANTIGUA
Hill Villa, ANTIGUA (Ref: 61183), Falmouth, Antigua
Nestling high and central
on the rim of the 20 acre Galleon Beach Club, Lime Hill commands a spectacular
view over Freemans Bay and historic Nelsons Dockyard. Completed in 2002,
this quality two storey Colonial style villa is furnished in traditional
Caribbean style, with each of the four air-conditioned bedrooms enjoying
a truly breathtaking view. Spacious lounge/dining room, featuring large
glass wide opening patio doors on opposite sides to keep the whole room
cool, assisted by paddle fans, enabling tropical outdoor/indoor living.
The rear patio doors open onto the walled stonework terrace giving privacy
and seclusion. The pool area has plenty of sunloungers, chairs and dining
furniture for eight and the whole property is surrounded by tropical gardens.
Villa, Turtle Bay, Falmouth, Antigua
Shell Villa is tucked away
inside Turtle Bay on the south coast of Antigua. Enjoy utter privacy and
quiet as you sit on its seafront verandah and gaze at the spectacular sunsets
over gently smoking Montserrat. Surrounded by stunning vistas of ocean
and the gentle slopes surrounding Rendezvous Bay, not a single building
mars the view - a very private bit of paradise. Shell Villa has 3
double bedrooms, all with ceiling fans and ensuite bathrooms, a large kitchen
with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and a spacious living/dining
area. The gardens and plunge pool (with sun deck and barbecue) are
planted with gorgeous bougainvillaea, hibiscus, and palms. Shell Villa
generates its own power from solar panels... Sleeps: 6
Carib House, Falmouth Antigua And Barbuda
The Carib House is an airy
luxurious Caribbean colonial style villa which can accommodate groups of
up to 10 persons. Located on the south coast of Antigua, close to the entrance
of Falmouth Harbour and only 5 minutes off the main road, it is perfect
for a get-away holiday, honeymoon or a small conference. This vacation
rental is also ideal for intimate wedding receptions or functions for 20-80
persons with spacious living and entertaining areas. The Carib House is
available for rent for all of the annual calendar events in Antigua such
as Carnival, Antigua Classic Yacht and Sailing Week Regattas. Comprising
a total of five generous double bedrooms, all screened and with ceiling
fans, our luxury villa can be rented as a whole, or as a 4 bedroom villa.
Hill, Vacation Rental Home, Seatons
by constant trades the house and its rolling grounds offers a swimming
pool and wraparound views of uninhabited islands and open water. You can
opt for as much or as little of the mod. cons and service as you want.
An excellent cook, maid and laundry service are all available, or you can
choose to be self-sufficient. A telephone (with international line), tv
(cable) and stereo are provided but the stars and total silence are an
appealing after dinner alternative. The house has 4 bedrooms and
4 bathrooms with hot water. Rental cars can be arranged for you and fresh
food and produce are available (ask for fresh fish and lobster!) less than
a mile away in the village of Seatons.
JOHNS VACATION RENTALS
Estate Cottages, St Johns
St. John's cottage property is close to Galley Bay, Deep Bay, and Fort
James. Yepton Estate Cottages has an outdoor pool. The property offers
wireless Internet access. The staff can arrange wedding services and currency
exchange. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a library, and
gift shops/newsstands. This property is self-catering. Yepton Estate Cottages
has 4 guestrooms. Televisions are equipped with cable television channels
and DVD players. Guestrooms provide phones and CD players. Beds have premium
bedding. Guestrooms feature kitchenettes with microwaves, refrigerators,
coffee/tea makers, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
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