In the interest of sharing a truthful review, the following contains both pros and cons related to my experience staying at Nalani Blue, but the cons pale in comparison to all the enjoyable elements that this property offers.
My wife and I stayed in the studio at Nalani Blue for 2 weeks in early March 2023. Note that a car is pretty much essential when staying at this property, and we would recommend an SUV or other rugged vehicle.
Our host Carissa was responsive and helpful in getting us set up and into the unit, communicating with us via WhatsApp both before our arrival in Antigua and during our stay.
The villa and the apartment share the pool and sun deck, and the apartment is modern and clean and was exactly as represented in the photos.
We found the kitchen to be clean, bright, and well-kept. In terms of kitchen equipment, the items provided upon arrival were very basic. We enjoy cooking and eating in while on vacation and we found the kitchen to be under-equipped but Carissa happily provided a few things that we felt were essential. After the first day, we noticed the refrigerator and freezer were not cooling or freezing very well. When we mentioned it to Carissa, she explained she had had it repaired recently and that clearly had not worked. She apologized for the inconvenience, as it would not be able to be repaired during our stay, so we had to store most items in the freezer to keep them at safe refrigerated temps, and had no option to store frozen food.
The bed is queen size and was comfortable. One small suggestion we have is to provide cotton sheets, instead of the current polyester ones. The air conditioning unit in the bedroom works very well, as do the washer and dryer.
The living-room area was comfortable and appeared as represented in the photos. There is a security alarm in the living room area that sounds every 6 hours or so, which can be disruptive in the night. Carissa was looking into getting this disabled but was not able to during our stay.
The pool is new and clean and is professionally maintained weekly. The view really is so enjoyable from the pool deck.
All in all, we found this 1 bedroom apartment and the property in general to be lovely and comfortable. Definitely check to make sure the refrigerator is in working order before booking. Carissa is lovely and helpful and we would happily re-book or recommend this property to friends and family.