Trying to plan a trip to Antigua for May 2018 with my wife and maybe another couple. We are late 30'2/early 40's. Leaving the kids at home so we definitely want a place that is relaxing with nice beach and pool! We are not a big fan of AI as we like to explore a little bit and try multiple restaurants (would not mind checking out English Harbor Rum/Distillery if they have tours). Seems like most of the places in Antigua are AI. I have been looking at either Cocobay or Curtain Bluff. Is it 'easy' to get around and see some of Antigua from either of these resorts (i.e. we will not rent a car, would the taxi rides be fairly short/reasonable, is public transportation easy, what is close by the resorts if anything). Have read bus is easy to take from Cocobay and it is close to Jolly Harbor which has some shop, bars and restaurants. Is there similar opportunity if we were to stay at Curtain Bluffs.....Is it close to any bars/restaurants, easy to get public transportation or short taxi ride from resort? Worried if we stayed at Curtain Bluff we would not leave the resort and would be going all the way to Antigua without seeing Antigua! However, the reviews for CB are so good I almost hate to to not stay there! In addition, seems like the beaches at Coocbay are so nice I hate not to stay there as well! What are your thoughts on maybe staying 2 nights at one place and 3 nights at the other? Maybe there is another option I am overlooking? Would consider renting a house/villa but would prefer not have to rent a car.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice!
Thanks for any and all advice