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Antigua Village
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 649, St. John's, Antigua   |  
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Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in St. John's
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Home from home.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Antigua Village is a rare commodity and obviously isn't everyone's cup of tea as it were. It isn't a hotel there is no bar or restaurant it is a timeshare/condominium with a range of accommodation types from Suites to Studios all self contained. Over the years we have stayed in a number of different units and it is fair to say some have been better maintained and equipped than others. It is also fair to say that if you have a problem at all the staff will sort it for you and if it can't be sorted as happened with us on one occasion they will transfer you to another unit cannot fault the staff here they are very good indeed from the gardeners right up to the top they are friendly and helpful and keen to ensure your vacation goes smoothly and as enjoyable as possible.

This year we stayed for 4 weeks in February in unit 38A a ground level studio in the garden area. It is nice and quiet around there the views of the Caribbean albeit restricted and the soft noise of the sea lapping on the beach a constant reminder of just how close you are to paradise. There is a sandy area at the beach front of the garden with loungers a short stroll with a cup of tea or coffee and you can just sit and watch the world go by. Good security means little problem with vendors and the vendors who do walk by are very friendly you will soon get to know them and they are no trouble. Beach towels are provided and the laundry will do other stuff quite reasonably priced so no need to carry vast amounts in your luggage.

Food wise you have the choice and what a choice it is go to the supermarket and stock up the large fridge freezer that is in every unit and cook in when you wish and eat out when you wish. Lots of variation around and about eat out expensively great food to be had at la Bussola and Coconut Grove even better and cheaper at Pepperz and Lime and Putters, Colins steaks at Putters Bar flame grilled and as good as any on the island and on a Wednesday and Friday Dave brings his Fish and Chip van to the layby out back of AV 35ECD will get you the best fish and chips on the island what a bargain eat al fresco or take away you can get a really good currie as well.

So there you go something completely different Antigua Village is a great way to relax and spend some time no hassle no regimentation no fighting for food in queues at coffee machines and buffet tables or waiting for eggs you all know what I mean it is more of a relocation from home to home escape the horrible cold and spend some time living on Antigua one of the best island destinations in the Caribbean.

Room Tip: We like the garden rooms for the privacy, peace and quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Williamsville NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This beach resort hotel has large rooms with patios, and is just steps from the shimmering turquoise Sea.
A restaurant is just a 5 minute walk up the beach.
Lots of clean beach towels upon request.
Always a cab driver parked ready to take you anywhere, anytime.

Room Tip: Ask for more bath towels hours before you actually need them.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nottinghamshire, UK
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23 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I stayed here in February 2013 for 6 nights on business.

Check in was fast and the staff courteous but not overly friendly. Also, when I asked about the use of safety deposit boxes they did not mention the free ones available at reception but tried to sell me the use of the in room one for US$3 per night.
The rooms/apartments at this resort are all privately owned so they vary. My studio looked a little tired but then most do in my experience in tropical countries due to the heat and humidity, so it was about what I would expect. It had a fully equipped kitchenette with oven, hob, fridge/freezer and microwave. There was also a coffee machine, kettle and toaster.
The bathroom was clean and the shower worked well.
The bed was comfortable. I did not use the A/C but prefered to keep the shutters open and let air blow through the room assisted by the ceiling fan which worked well to keep the room comfortable.
There was a sitting area with TV which was old but worked ok and the patio was well equipped with a table, chairs and sun loungers.
The resort itself has few facilities. There is a nice pool with sun loungers which I used every day. Some days people had reserved all of the sun loungers with towels which is veru frustrating when most never turned up to use them. The management did have a purge some days though and removed some towels.
There is no onsite restaurant but there are two restaurant/bars very close by. The 'official' partner restaurant is called Coconut Grove and by day is a beach bar but about 5pm the put out table clothes and it becomes a romantic beach restaurant. The prices in the evening were fine dining prices but the food was only average. The other restuarant is called Pepperz 'n' Lime and serves loosely mexican themed food. I ate here a couple of times and the food was about the same quality as at the Coconut grove but better priced. On the other nights I either cooked in my studio or went into St Johns.
Overall I was happy with Antigua Village and would bring my family here for a holiday.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We spent an enjoyable week at the Antigua Village in late January 2013.

If you stay here, you will be in a condo that is rented out on behalf of the owner, but it will seem like you are staying in an apartment hotel as everything is managed by the front office. The front office will also book excursions for you.

Our condo was very clean, and housekeeping was far more thorough than at most places I have stayed in the past. The grounds were immaculate.

The staff were friendly, and maintenance came quickly on the two occasions when we reported an issue.

We expect bugs when we go to the Caribbean, in this case it was very tiny ants whose numbers diminished after we advised the desk. We only noticed a few mosquitoes, but then again it was not rainy season.

No two condos the same, some are renovated and well maintained, others appear to be in need of a face-lift. The complex's website lets you see pictures of the unit you will be renting.

The complex only had 7 palm leaf beach umbrellas, but most days there were a couple available. However, there was a shortage of pool loungers, and management was not enforcing its posted rule about removing articles guests use to reserve these.

The demographic was mainly north of 50 retired couples and their visiting families. Many were owners enjoying the resort for the winter season, and many appear to have known each other for some time.

It is not a place for young adults looking for a place to party with other young adults. Nor is there much to offer young children beyond a beach, a pool, and the mini-golf business across the street. It is a place for those looking for a clean, quiet place to relax, swim, do a few excursions, and prepare their own meals.

The only negatives for us was that the internet was slow, and that aside from a couple of nearby restaurants, everything - including serious groceries - was a $26 dollar round trip taxi ride away. (There is a taxi-stand on site.)

And as a suggested outing, our most memorable and enjoyable day out was a Caribbean cooking class a short taxi ride away at a place called Nicole's table. You will have to book this yourself as the reception desk had not heard of it. You can find her website through a Google search, and she has received several good Tripadvisor reviews.

This resort will be at the top of our list when we return to Antigua.

Room Tip: We experienced no serious noise issues, but those near the road might not be so lucky if the casino...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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texas
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

These are individually owned condominiums. As a result, a guest is subject to how well the owner maintained the unit. I stayed in 31A and was very disappointed. The decor in the room was not pleasant, the furniture was outdated, the bed was not comfortable, there were mismatched appliances, the cable did not work and there was a funny odor in the room. I don't feel like I got my money's worth at $200 USD per night. I was extremely disappointed with this resort and would not return or recommend it to anyone.
The only positive comment I have about this resort is that the exterior of the units are immaculate and tropical with flowers and tropical fruit trees and the beach is excellent. This is all you really get for your money.

Room Tip: Ask for a unit that has been renovated within the last two years. Avoid unit 31A.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We arrived at the airport on time, but our prearranged taxi driver, Eddie, was late. The ride to the hotel was ok. We arrived at the resort safely and check-in was a complete breeze. The reception staff and porters were very friendly. There is a little store on site which has your basic needs at reasonable prices. For $24 US the taxi will take you to the Epicurean market if you choose to buy groceries for your stay. We dined at LaBoussala Italian Restaurant as our anniversary celebratory night out. The food, atmosphere and staff are phenomenal! During our stay, we ate at Pepperz N Lime a couple of times. It's located on the beach just outside our resort. The food and staff were great! We also ate once at Coconut Grove, located on the left of the resort; the food was ok and the staff was friendly.

Room Tip: We had a garden view and partial sea view. It was a nice unit for the most part; however, there were...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This was our first visit to Antigua Village Beach Resort and having read some of the reviews we were a bit worried about what to expect, however, we were pleasantly surprised. The resort is directly on Dickenson Bay beach which is a superb sandy beach. There is a lovely clean swimming pool with loungers and the most beautiful gardens we have seen in this type of apartment complex. We stayed in a studio in the garden area and we are so pleased we were in the garden area as it was by far the quietest part of the resort. During our stay there we heard lots of complaints from people staying in the poolside apartments about the noise coming from Sandals and the small restaurant on the other side of the resort, however, we could not hear anything from where we were. Almost all the rooms in the garden area have sea views from their patios which was a bonus we were not expecting, as it is not advertised on the website - perhaps it should be.
The only disadvantage we found with having a studio was having everything in one room, so we could hear the fridge switching on and off during the night and when friends dropped by we had to entertain them in the living room/bedroom - not very convenient.
We had such a good holiday, we hope to return very soon, so we took a look at some of the other apartments and decided we would definitely spend a few extra dollars and rent a suite, which has a separate bedroom and a proper living room area instead of a studio. The best suite we looked at was suite 46A which is really close to the sea and is so well furnished and decorated and only a few steps from the beach, we would love to stay there next time.
There are restaurants on either side of the complex and an English style pub just across the road, but we mostly dined on the patio which was lovely.
This is a very friendly resort and they have a free drinks evening each week where guests can meet one another. We made lots of friends while we were there, some of them timeshare guests who have been visiting for many years and we hope we may meet some of them again next time we visit. We would thoroughly recommend this beach resort.

Room Tip: Garden area rooms are the quietest, most with sea views from the patios and some very close to the b...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Antigua Village

Address: PO Box 649, St. John's, Antigua
Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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#10 Top resorts Hotel in St. John's
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Hotel Class:3 star — Antigua Village 3*
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Antigua Village St Johns
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