Unexpectedly - great value for money
Posted Feb 22, 2016
The villas are a great price and they look great inside - not luxurious, but the place was cosy, had white walls, white furniture frames and a lot of space. It had a rustic, colonial feeling, but a "good" one, not the "shabby" rustic. It is better than it actually looks on the photos. There is free wifi which is quite good, cable TV, it is close to the beach, they provide beach towels and a voucher for two beach chairs daily. You will have to rent an umbrella for USD 10 per day, or you can bring your own, but it was a bit too windy for our folding parasols. The vouchers save you USD12 per day. The beach is amazing, with white sand and turquoise water - it is the reason why we decided to come back, although we stayed in a different hotel 10 years ago. The walk back is uphills, but short.
We stocked up in the largest supermarket - the Epicurean - on the first day (the taxi is USD5 one way), but there is also a little shop near Antigua Village where we topped up (it is a 10 minute walk), and there is also a large First Food Store which is a 20 minute walk, but we never got there. Somebody mentioned that kitchens are stocked up differently, ours did not have a cutting board and we had to ask for two wine glasses (and were given them immediately).
They had some problems with the plumbing on a couple of mornings, but resolved them promptly.
We will come back and have booked for November, but it will depend on whether I can fly and go uphills then ;-) plus the Zika situation.