"We loved Antigua and the apartment was great, high ceilings, big spacious rooms, ceiling fans and lovely and cool. There is Aircon but we don't use that so we didn't try it out. The area was great for us, close to Jabberwock Beach, where we wanted to be. It is not amongst other holiday rentals, all local's bungalows around it, which was lovely for us as that is what we like but it was a bit worrying when we first drove down there as one of the neighbours has, what looks like, a car breaking business. The road is potholed and looks a bit run down but that's just first impressions. All the roads in Antigua are potholed! This is not a hotel room, so the fixtures are lived in, we had our fair share of power cuts and although the locals are very quiet (they start work very early out there so no noise after about 9pm) there are 4 or 5 dogs tethered in a local garden which barked a lot, mostly out of pure boredom I imagine, and the other locals seemed to have outside dogs too, which they are obviously used to the barking as no attempt is made to shut them up, plus lots of cockerels crowing at all hours (we loved the cockerels, amazing to wake to). Linden was great, he was on site most days and so answered any questions and recommended places to go. The Antiguan people are mega friendly, they love talking to you, are helpful and smiley but in a sincere way. You do get some hawkers on the hotel beaches but they are happy polite people, some of whom are just as happy to chat for a few minutes if you don't want to look at their items for sale. The food out there is very expensive, everything is imported and the cost passed to the supermarkets and so the shoppers. So be prepared to be shocked, £7 for 6 apples, £8 for a shop pizza. Chicken is cheap so we ate lots of that!
I would recommend this apartment, the balcony at the back was used all the time. It is a great place to stay but only if you are prepared to live amongst the locals. Supermarkets are not far, but you will need a car for the holiday. There are little buses everywhere but we didn't look into that. We explored, pretty much every beach you can get to in a hire car (some roads are a bit too rough). Stingray City was brilliant and worth the money, but find out when the cruise ships are not in and plan your trips to that and Shirley Heights on no ship days to avoid hundreds of coach trippers joining you."
Guest: Susan W.
Date of Stay: March 2017
Review Submitted: March 23, 2017