I just returned from a week at the Hawksbill by rex resorts in Antigua and for me it was the perfect island escape. The setting was idyllic.....probably the best scenery on an island known for its beautiful scenery. There were four palm lined beaches where you could walk for miles or just leave your balcony and find a convenient lounge chair.
This is by no means an "elegant" hotel, but rather a friendly and cozy retreat where all the guests gather together around the pool or at the Tamrind Tree or Sea Grape Bar to share their adventures. After a week I felt like part of a large family. Mmost of the guests are "repeat" visitors" and I will be too.
The accommodations were basic, but had everything I needed. There was a ceiling fan and my "little bungalow" was located right on the beach. I did not even bother to use the air-conditioning but opened the windows and let the sound of the crashing waves and the ocean breeze lull me to sleep."
There were several children at the resort while I was there and they had plenty of activities to keep them busy. The resort is not, however, equipped to handle the handicapped...that is, anyone who could not climb the several flights of stairs to the main dining room. The res sister resort on the island, Halcycon Cove, is a better choice for anyone in a wheelchair or otherwise restricted from climbing stairs.
There were planned activities each day....a garden tour, mixology class, cookiing class, a late night walk on the beach to search for nesting turtles, trips to St. Johns, Caribbean dancing lessons, sailing and spa treatments. Or you could lounge under a palm tree and do absolutely nothing.
The staff was incredible. From the minute you checked in and were offered a welcome cocktail, to housekeeping and restaurant service, everything was with a smile and designed to keep the guests relaxed and problem free.
The Hawksbill gets my vote of approval.
- Also Known As:
- Hawksbill By Rex Hotel St. John`s
- Hawksbill By Rex Hotel
- Hawksbill Antigua
- Hawksbill By Rex Antigua
- Hawksbill Hotel Antigua
- Hawksbill Beach Resort
- Hawksbill Resort Antigua
- Hawksbill By Rex Resorts Antigua/Saint John Parish
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