We identified this hotel as the place to spend some few nights after returning “on shore” from a yachting vacation, and we were happy with the choice in all respects.
“Old” classic style (which we like). Not newly renovated but clean and pleasant. Antigua is not cheap (no reason it should be), and in this context the rates at The Catamaran are fair indeed.
We had a beautiful view from the (superior) room.
Nice little beach with sun beds, kayaks and dinghies for the guests. The pool is small but a delight.
The hotel does not have any restaurant bar, but it is walking distance from a nice Italian restaurant, from a local taka-away, and from a well stocked supermarket [I would perhaps still recommend the management to keep some bottles of drinking water and other “necessities” for sales to its guests].
It is only a short/inexpensive taxi ride from English Harbor with its numerous restaurants, shops etc.
The most impressive with The Catamaran is the outstanding helpfulness and flexibility of the lady owners/managers. They are happy to answer ANY question (and if they don’t know the answer, they will phone around till they have one), and they will assist with ANYTHING you might require.
We had a late flight to Europe and requested to keep the room till 8PM (instead of noon). No problem at all (at zero charge).
As the electricity disappeared for some minutes during lunch (we didn’t even notice) the staff ran around with a wine cooler with a bottle of wine for every room.
Some 5 star hotels I have visited could learn something from these ladies.