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The Villas at Sunset Lane
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Sunset Lane | McKinnons, PO Box 403, St. John's, Antigua   |  
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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Fantastic day visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were very fortunate to get to visit this resort while in port on a cruise. Ryan met us at the cruise port and brought us to the resort and later to the beach at Dickenson Bay. We were highly impressed with the facility and the picturesque views from the main house veranda. The beach was also fantastic. The owner/chef Jackie could not have been more hospitable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with her over a great shrimp pasta lunch (which happened to be on Thansgiving day). They are just starting to accept day visitors. It is well worth contacting Jackie prior to arrival to see if such a day visit is being offered. I guarantee you will enjoy your visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington, D.C. USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Villas at Sunset Lane is a small boutique hotel run by it's proprietor, "Jackie", who welcomed us, cooked for us, and made sure all of our needs were met with a smile.

The property is relatively new. The rooms we stayed in are modern, have flat screen TVs, wireless internet, and of course air conditioning. The hotel has its own backup generator, which sprung into action within seconds during a power outage.

Besides the room, I must comment on the cooking: Jackie is really unbelievable. Not only is everything fresh and finely prepared, she also heeds attention to special diet needs. I felt really well taken care of!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Private, Warm and Beautiful. I miss Jackie and her cooking already. I've not been disappointed in any trip to Antigua. This is my 3rd trip in 12mos. and every trip gets better and better. The Hotel is beautiful in its "Island Pink and White" with lush green trees surrounding. Jackie, can you move to LA?
God Bless.

Room Tip: Take a top floor Rm!! The VIEW!!!!!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Cooperstown, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We just returned from our stay at the Villa's and would recommend this place to anyone who likes great food, great service and wants the more "home like" feel of a resort rather than the large properties. Jackie and her staff will go out of their way to make sure that your stay meets or exceeds all of your expectations. Ryan her go to guy was also the best. He really tries to make sure that you are having a great time and that includes stops at the local bars. He was the last person we saw most evenings and was there again to greet us the next day. Overall, we hope to return and would say at the Villa's again.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are very nice but the ones in the main villa have the best views.
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  • Stayed November 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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3 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

I have just returned from a 10 day holiday with my family (adult). We had read the glowing reviews of this boutique hotel and were not disappointed. It was everything we had hoped. The hotel itself is very attractive with comfortable rooms, a dining room with beautiful views over Dickenson Bay and a peaceful and inviting pool. But what makes this hotel so special is Jackie, the proprietor and her staff, in particular Ryan. Nothing is too much trouble for her and we soon felt as if we were staying with an old friend. If there is anything you want to do in Antigua just mention it to her and she will organise it. She is also a brilliant chef, even persuading my son - a reluctant cook- to try his hand at cooking her special jerk chicken and showing him how to do it. Ryan too was always willing to drive us around and was unfailingly cheerful, on time and knew his way to wherever we requested (including finding the departure point for the Montserrat ferry, which seemed to have been moved without prior notification). Be warned, this is no ordinary hotel and will spoil you for anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My boyfriend and I were in desperate need of a good vacation. As soon as we arrived at the airport, someone was waiting to pick us up. It was so easy and no hassle. The driver was promptly ON TIME! Once we reached the actual hotel, it just got better. Jackie greeted us at the entrance with warm hugs and smiles and delicious cocktails. Jackie is the owner of the place but the personal service she rendered was outstanding. She was so attentive and completely organized. She had lunch ready by the time we went to freshen up. We felt like celebrities there. It truly was paradise. The beach was beyond gorgeous. The water was simply divine. The property was just the perfect sanctuary we needed. The food! OMG. The food was prepared by jackie. Every single meal was made by jackie and it was splendid. Flavourful dishes but the food was light. Not too heavy and completely satisfying. the other patrons there were amazing also. We actually formed a strong friendship with anther couple that was staying there. We are still close to that couple and are planning an international visit. I could go on and on about how amazing the experience was. My boyfriend and I have decided to make an annual trip to Antigua just to rejuvenate and continue our wonderful experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

My wife and I spent 8 amazing days at the Villas at Sunset Lane in April 2012 and we had the most fantastic holiday experience.

We did extensive research before booking a hotel, as we wanted to ensure it ticked all our boxes…close proximity to a fantastic beach, amazing food, a boutique style atmosphere and a relaxed environment for us to chill out from our hectic everyday lives. And the Villas at Sunset Lane delivered top marks on all accounts. Right from we arrived at the airport where we were picked up by Ryan who is a smiley and warm individual until we had to leave again.

The team at the Villas was one of the most fantastic hotel experiences we have had – and both my wife and I have travelled extensively around the world. Jacqui is a fantastic host and a very warm and charismatic person. She looks after her guests as they were family. Everything was possible, never too much trouble and she will happily provide help, guidance and book any experience we were keen on to get around the island (make sure you take the time on a Sunday to go to Shirley Heights and experience the bbq, view, steel band and fantastic experience....it's a must when visiting Antigua).

Jacqui is a very talented cook who prepared the most amazing dishes for every meal we enjoyed at the Villas (served on their beautiful terrace overlooking Dickenson Bay). Usually, this was started by her asking us what we would like to enjoy for the next meal and, based on our requests, she cooked up plates of food that made the taste buds melt. We certainly expanded our culinary horizons and my wife will never forget the home-made chicken noodle soup that Jacqui prepared – she enjoyed it so much that she requested it three times!!

My wife was unwell when we arrived and Jacqui and her team did not know all the good they could do to help her recover. Something you would never have experienced at a ‘normal’ hotel. The service from the team is exceptional and they are all very attentive and they always go the extra mile to make the time at the Villas as enjoyable for their guests – and they do this on a bespoke basis, so whatever having a special holiday means to you, the team will try their utmost to provide this for you.

The Villas is located 5 min walk from one of Antigua’s most amazing beaches (Dickensons bay) – same beach where The Sandals resort is based. We spent a fair few days on the beach soaking up the sun, sipping cocktails and trying out the many different water sports activities on offer (jet skiing can definitely be recommended). Jacqui has an arrangement with one of the beach bars so guests from the villas can use their sun loungers and parasols free of charge.

The Villas is not your typical four star resort – it is so much more and almost impossible to explain when putting pen to paper. You will need to go there and experience this for yourselves and hopefully like we did you will end leaving feeling refreshed and revitalised from having been spoilt throughout your stay.

If you are considering going to Antigua and you want to treat yourself and your loved one(s) then we would recommend staying at the Villas. We have stayed at other hotels in Antigua but, in our book, nothing compares to the Villas.

All in all, we had the most amazing time at the Villas and we’ll give this fantastic hotel 4 stars – 1 for Jacqueline; 1 for Ryan; 1 for Ms. Thomas and 1 for Champ.

  • Stayed April 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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Address: Sunset Lane | McKinnons, PO Box 403, St. John's, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in St. John's
#1 Romantic Hotel in St. John's
#1 Luxury Hotel in St. John's
#3 Business Hotel in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Villas at Sunset Lane 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Villas at Sunset Lane is Antigua's #1 All-Inclusive Boutique Hotel located on the beautiful island of Antigua. Nestled on a hillside above one of the most scenic beaches and with an ever-present view of the tranquil turquoise Caribbean Sea, this 10 Room Boutique Hotel is just minutes away from St. John's (Antigua's Capital) and a 5 minute stroll to one of the most attractive beaches (Dickinson Bay) on the northwestern side of the island. ... more   less 
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