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Buccaneer Beach Club
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Dickenson Bay | P.O.Box 327, St. John's, Antigua   |  
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Wallington, United Kingdom
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“I just had to write a review - awesome! we loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My first ever Tripadvisor review as i don't really do technology but the service my husband & I got from the lovely people at the Buccaneer Beach Club has to be recognised and shared.

Our welcome on arrival was just fantastic - friendly but also incredibly informative covering everything we needed to know about Buccaneer Bay and what was around.

If anything their web site undersells the quality of the rooms which were more spacious than we expected. The setting is lovely with a wonderful garden with helpful signs explaining about the many different types of Palm trees and birds.

So close to the fabulous beach that it made me smile when i read about all Sandals rooms being Ocean Front - Ocean view maybe but with binoculars ! We liked walking past Sandals etc but far preferred our own virtually desserted beach next door. Unlike Sandals WiFi is included at Buccaneer Beach Club

All of the staff - cleaners,front desk,the manager and security were just great - it really is "service with a smile" - but when they really shone was when we had a problem.

My husbands back gave out on him on the morning of our departure. Finding an emergency Physio in Antigua on a Saturday is no mean feat and we would have failed without the help of the young lady on reception & the manager. ( I am ashamed that i can not remember our helpers name but she knows who she is & will be used to us Europeans being unable to pronounce her name)

We had already been given our room until 2.00pm free of charge this was immediately extended until we had to leave for our flight.

We had a great time at Buccaneer Beach Club and thanks to their concern & prompt action it didnt end in disaster. The physio was great too.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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144 hotel reviews
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469 helpful votes 469 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Our first time in Antigua & we wanted somewhere to chill out with another couple with whom we had just finished an 19 day adventure in other parts of the Carribean . After so long together we wanted individual suites otherwise we would have opted for the fantastic absolute beach front cottages. Even then we almost wavered :)

We are extremely fortunate & travel extensively throughout the world and were immediately impressed by our welcome on arrival. The friendliest welcome ever but also the most helpful in terms of providing all the information that you could need.

The friendly receptionist was not a one off - taking their lead from the lovely Italian woman who I assumed is the owner - all the staff were friendly & extremely helpful. The guy at the front desk was very good at sorting out an excursion and our car hire.

One reviewer said it was 3 minutes from the beach - that must be if u walk backwards! The beach is lovely - the nearest restaurant is 15 paces from the back gate & the more casual Mexican style one is 5 mins tops.

The individual suites vary a little with some having a slightly bigger lounge but a smaller terrace - ours was room 8 with the other configuration & we liked the larger terrace.( where I am sitting right now writing this review using the great free wifi)

This is great example of how helpful tripadvisor can be to travellers & hoteliers so many thanks to all at The Buccaneer Beach Club & to all the previous reviewers who were responsible for helping us make the right choice for our Antigua chill out

Dickenson Bay is great but for me the best bit is that so far there is no development at all on one side of BBC - virtually your own private beach. Great!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My sister and I stayed here in November 2013. First of all the staff makes you feel so welcomed, they help you in every way possible, if you request a service you are dealt with promptly and with a smile. The rooms are cleaned and linens changed daily, if you left the room without washing your dishes they are taken care of. You have a medium sized fridge, microwave, television in bedroom and living room and AC. The beach is a three minute walk, with Sandals Hotel approx a 10 minute walk on the beach. There is a swimming pool with lounge chairs for those of us who want to relax without the sunshine. We highly recommend this Beach Club. We will certainly return there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The staff at the Buccaneer Beach Club really make the difference. All are friendly and offer to help if they see that you may be in need from the front desk staff, to the cleaning staff, to the maintenance staff, I mean ALL staff are friendly. The beach is just steps from every room, the condo is cleaned each day, towels are available at the front desk and there are free laundry facilities available. Each room (bedroom and living room) is separately cooled, the bed was comfortable, and the grounds well maintained. Additionally, perhaps because the staff is so friendly, everyone I encountered while staying here was friendly as well. The only "con" if you can call it that, is that there is not a restaurant on sight and because Sandals is so close, the restaurant choices near the hotel are limited, but good, and for a few nights there was a weird beeping sound from a neighboring property. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be close to the beach in a quiet, relaxed setting.

Room Tip: Coconuts restaurant serves up a great jerk pork! Also, ask for the "orange drink", I'...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Spent 10 days at Buccaneer Beach in December and were not disappointed at all. We wanted a vacation that was not an all inclusive resorts with hundreds of guests and large dinning rooms and this one fit the bill on all counts.. The condos are clean and well kept, the grounds are very beautifully landscaped and the beach steps away from your room. The staff are very friendly and helpful and we felt very secure at all times. We tried a few local restaurants, two right on the beach and two others within walking distance of the hotel and the food choices wer very good.
The hotel will also arrange for a package of essentials (food) to be in your room for your arrival but we made our way to the 1st choice supermarket along the way from the airport and found everything we needed for our stay. There is also a small snack bar at the front office where you can pick up snacks & water and use the internet free of charge. The hotel also offers its guests use of their laundry facilities and this is included in your rental so this is another great feature we did not know about when we booked.
If you are looking for a relaxed atmosphere with a beautiful garden, a pool and a beautiful beach look no further.. Buccaneer Beach is the spot in Antigua.

Room Tip: Room 5 was on the ground floor and a few steps away from the pool where we had our breakfasts on the...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

This is the best choice if you are looking for something very familiar and discrete. Amazing location just on the beautiful bay in a gorgeous tropical garden. It is close to everything and its position allows you to explore the island easily. The owner is from Milan and she is very helpful and kind. Forget the awful big resort/american style like Sandals... This is just perfect and cheap! When in Antigua, don't miss the beach at "The Nest" ... Amazing and unforgottable colors! I would recommend and go again!

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I've been to Antigua often and love this place! The location is perfect -- right on the beach, although no views from your rooms. I love to walk on the beach and the beach is nice and long here with lovely sunsets. There's a busy beach to the right and a quiet beach to the left. If you like bird watching, walk down to the Salt Pond -- saw frigates there once. The restaurant on the beach is very pretty and I esp liked it for a leisurely breakfast. If you'd like an inexpensive sandwich, walk over to Putters (it's not on beach).

Suggestion: on your way here from the airport, ask your taxi to stop at First Choice Grocery and stock up. The kitchen is well supplied and you can save $$ by cooking your own meals. Suggestion # 2: ask the very friendly, helpful staff for an old washcloth and use that to wash your dishes. The sponge they have is gross. But apart from that, the place is extremely clean and well supplied. And the staff is so nice! Excellent choice.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Dickenson Bay | P.O.Box 327, St. John's, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty Lodging in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Buccaneer Beach Club 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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