We made our booking through RCI and once again we were confronted with a third rate foreign accommodation. RCI does not seem to have the same standards in foreign countries that it has in the USA.The photos which I have posted tell a lot about the place. The staff was very courteous and helpful. There is no pool but there is a beach area close by. The resort is basically a place to eat in your unit and sleep, there are no restaurants or other amenities on the premises. There were a couple of chaise lounges just out side each unit along with a patio table and chairs.
The use of the WiFi in the room was at best sporadic if it was working at all. There are several dead zones. We even changed rooms to get better reception but it didn't help much. When we were connected we often only had 1 Mbps (and we could see the antenna out the kitchen window). Then at another time we would get up 54 Mbps. We would often connect, read one email and then lose the connection. Of course ACT would provide no type of refund for lost service.
There were three excellent restaurants within walking distance (Coconut Grove, La Bussola and Leah's) but it was very dark walking along the unpaved road at night, which was full of potholes. The prices for dinner for two were well over $100 USD and that was without any alcoholic beverages, just a three course meal of appetizer, entree and dessert.
Thanks to Sylvester Scotland and his very reasonable taxi service rates (268-464-6950) we were able to get groceries, do some sight-seeing on the island and visit some other nice restaurants (Home in St. John's and Bay Restaurant at the Trade Winds Hotel). He even accommodated us for midnight mass on Christmas Eve (Marina Bay Resort is about a 15 minute drive from downtown St. John's).
- Also Known As:
- Marina Bay Beach Hotel St. John`s
- Marina Bay Beach Resort Antigua/Saint John Parish