We don't usually do sun & beach vacations, but after staying at "Blue Moon Antigua", we may make it an annual event. We were looking for something a bit different from a resort holiday, and certainly found it by staying at Shonnie & Mike's rental villa.
We took advantage of Shonnie's airport pick-up, as well as having her arrange the car rental, both of which I would recommend. It just made arriving & leaving the island care-free & relaxing.
The villa (we stayed in the upper villa) was fantastic! It was clean and spacious, both inside & out, with all the amenities you would want. At the risk of sounding like "Goldilocks & the 3 Bears", the bed was very comfortable....not too firm, not too soft, but just right! The private outdoor shower was great, and the huge deck made it hard to leave each day.
The view from the villa was amazing...a very tranquil caribbean harbour scene, with Montserrat on the horizon.
The beach was a short walk downhill...uphill upon return, but that only meant you could indulge in one more blended fruit drink, guilt-free! The water was calm throughout our stay...perfect for swimming/snorkelling (although Antigua is better known for it's offshore snorkelling, you can swim with turtles from this beach).
A car will definitely add to your experience, especially if you like to explore the island, as we do, but the area around BLUE MOON ANTIGUA (English Harbour, Falmouth Harbour) is accessible via water & land taxi, and offers an amazing choice of great restaurants.
I think equally important, is Shonnie & Mike's invaluable information & recommendations regarding where to eat & things to do while in Antigua. For us, this gave us the amazing island experience we were looking for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two one bedroom villas completed in 2006 have all the extras including king-sized beds, cable tv, microwave, ice-maker, Bose stereo/cd player, dvd/vhs player, Jacuzzi and wireless Internet.The villas sit above the Galleon Beach Resort in English Harbour-home of Antigua Sailing Week. Excellent restaurants and amble nightlife can be found in Falmouth Harbour-a 5 minute drive. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blue Moon Antigua English Harbour