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Keyonna Beach Resort Antigua
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Turners Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 22, 2013

We travel to an island every December and this is the first time we went back to a previous location. This place has everything we want in a vacation: sun, beach, privacy, relaxation, good food and good drinks.

Everything we said about the resort last year still stands so read my previous entry with the following changes:

The bungalow's are awesome. They make walking to the beach and dining area about 100 yards further but they really make you feel like you are completely alone in paradise. There is a new pool but we didn't get to take advantage of it as they were still getting it ready. When we left it was perfectly blue and looked great.

However I do feel a little let down on the food. In 2011 it was amazing but in 2012 it felt like they were trying too hard. Everything was good but it never really felt appropriate. I would have liked to see some local fish and local dishes.

Absolutely still amazed with the service. Couldn't have asked for anything better!

Room Tip: Get a bungalow unless you have difficulty walking around 100 yards through sand for dinning.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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KeyonnaBeach, Owner at Keyonna Beach Resort Antigua, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Thank you for your confidence in us and for visiting us again in 2012 following your visit in 2011. I think a third visit in 2013 may be in order as we continue to make improvements in our facilities and cuisine.

You will definitely enjoy our local beef roti and curry, Antigua fungi and fish, and jerk chicken, along with the more international dishes like roasted duck, seafood fettucine and sushi dishes. We also have a weekly session to learn how to make our local cocktails to impress your friends at home. We still have your cottage available for this December! We look forward to hearing from you on your reservation!

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed in Keyonna beach for 10 nights in April and had the most wonderful time. The beach is incredible, the sea is calm and crystal clear, and the staff are on the whole friendly, helpful and go the extra mile.

We had a bit of poor weather on our arrival which put a bit of a dampener on the first few days of our holiday. However we tried not to let this affect us and we ended up taking a bus trip to the Capital St Johns. The staff were very helpful and explained exactly what we needed to do to get there and we were filled with confidence.

The resort as a whole has such an incredibly relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is laid back and you can't help but just go with it. Some of the staff just always went the extra mile to put a smile on your face, to be as helpful as possible. Shenneth, Dwayna, Francine, Miketia and Victoria just to name a few!

The food was simply incredible. We had such a wide variety to offer us every evening and we thoroughly enjoyed all of the fresh fish that was cooked to perfection. Sometimes the service was a little slow but I think that it is a good thing to get out of the midday sun and just take your time to relax with lunch.

Our room was very nice. We had a beachfront cottage that had all the facilities you needed, however it is very basic. Don't go to Keyonna if you are looking for modern luxuries such as TV's, radios etc as they do not feature in the rooms.

Alongside the many positives there are a few negatives. We believe that the sun loungers (that are sat next to the double day beds on the beach) are just old and tatty and need updating, along with the towels that you are given to sit on the beach. We also felt sometimes that we simply had to fight for the sun loungers as there were just not enough to go round, so would be nice if there was enough for everyone should they require it.

There were also stray dogs on the beach and while many guests took a liking to them, should you have a fear of dogs there was not much you could do other than really try and not let them get to you. As far as I'm concerned they shouldn't be allowed in the resort (the beach is public so there is no control available) as it didn't make me feel very comfortable walking around late at night. However Javin did make a conscious effort to remove the dog from the seating area when I made it clear to him that it was not welcome.

We felt that the future plans for Keyonna (to build a few more cottages and to extend the dining area) sound exciting and a great plan for the future, however we would hate for the intimate feel of the resort to be lost. We loved the fact that it is small, couples only and sometimes we were the only ones on the beach. And we would love for it to stay a small boutique hotel.

All in all it was a fantastic holiday. Simply heaven. But there is still room for improvement which we have every faith that they will be able to do!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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KeyonnaBeach, Owner at Keyonna Beach Resort Antigua, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Thank you for your feedback and we are glad that you had a wonderful time. We seek to offer simplicity and charm and a chance to get away from the stresses and distractions of life. We have both bali beds for every room and a few sunloungers available for use by all of our guests but for those who prefer the sunloungers we will seek to provide additional ones.

We do not encourage the dogs, however, a number of guests do actually feed and play with them and therefore further attract them. We will continue our quest to ensure that the dogs are provided a suitable and safe location.

We have plans to undertake our regular upgrades to make continuous improvements. We are a small, intimate hotel and intend to maintain that style which is much loved by our new and repeat guests.

We hope to see you again and look forward to even more positive feedback on our improvements.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed 5 days here beginning of April. Had the best time. This place is complete paradise. The beach was lovely. The staff was pheonominal. The hotel was very clean and well kept grounds. Food was delicious. Over all we could not ask for a better vacation. If you are looking to get away from it all then this is the place to go, thats for sure.
One thing that stood out the most, one day we were going to go on a walking tour by the staff member, well she had hurt her foot, so Tanisha, whom was getting off of work said she would take us. She spent 2 hours after her work day to take us on a tour, telling us about different fruits and stuff. Letting us try several different things. She went around asking everyone for a jelly, which is a young coconut with water in it. She finally got a guy to climb tree to get us one, so we could have it the next morning. The staff always went above and beyond to make sure your requests were met and you were enjoying your stay.
Loved loved it, will be going back. Thanks Keyonna for making my 5 year anniversary memorable.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Keyonna. The food and drinks were delicious, the staff was great, and the beach was beautiful. What more can you need!

The beach that Keyonna is on is pretty quiet which is our preference. This is not the place to go if you're looking for a Sandals-type experience. This is the place for people who want to relax and spend time together. We were only there for 5 days but it felt like much longer because we felt so at ease and were able to forget about our demanding jobs and all the stresses back at home.

The room was nice and clean. Although we were in the main building and initially thought it might be noisy--it wasn't and it was nice to walk right out on to the beach. But next time I'd like to try out one of the private cottages.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

My wife and I spent eight relaxing days at Keyonna Beach, and have nothing but praise for the staff who made our week so enjoyable. I thoroughly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a good chill-out and excellent personal service.

The hotel is situated on Keyonna Beach. The restaurant is covered but open air, and looks out over the ocean, while there is a small bar adjoining. All the meals are waitress-serviced, and the food is first-class. There are three main mealtimes every day, plus an afternoon tea most days (the only time there wasn't was due to an early evening cocktail party).

There was some local entertainment on a couple of evenings, which was most enjoyable and not intrusive, but in general you are left to make your own entertainment, which is usually just drinks with fellow guests by the bar. The bar itself closes around 10.45 so if you're looking for lots of entertainment into the wee small hours this probably isn't the venue for you. For us, it was ideal.

The beach is just perfect, pretty much deserted most of the time. Our only complaint involves the daily 2-hour visits by daytripper catamarans which we were given to understand would anchor at the far end of the beach but did, in fact, generally unload its passengers a little too close to the beach area used by the hotel guests. At times this was quite intrusive, and would be much less so if they anchored further down the beach. A recommendation for the management to pursue maybe?

The sea is safe for swimming, but not a lot to see for snorkellers (although it is better at the end of the beach near the rocks), although there can be a fairly strong current when the wind blows up a bit.

There is a taxi service available on site (JJ and Sons) and you can also get a bus from right outside the hotel, which is very cheap and will take you all the way down to St Johns bus station. Go on a Friday and you can browse through the weekend market and the various centres (mainly jewellery shops!). Buses run regularly back to the hotel but you may have to wait for them to fill up before they set off. (Note: A bus can be one of a variety of people carriers, but the giveaway is that the reg plate says (you've guessed it) BUS! Look for number 22 on the way back.

Overall, this was a lovely holiday and a great venue. The service was excellent, and the staff are, without exception, friendly and extremely helpful. Particular thanks go to Miketia and Francine who did so much to make our 'lobster dinner on the beach' so memorable, as well as to Lisa who organised our bedroom with such care to celebrate my wife's birthday. We arrived as guests but felt that we left as friends.

If you're looking for a chillout, with a lovely quiet beach, amazing sunsets, and friendly personal service, you can do no better than this. We could easily be returning at some point. Thankyou Keyonna Beach!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Where to start!! The staff at Keyonna Beach was amazing. My very best friend and I went to spend some time away from work and life. We arrived to a room with a very small bed. When we explained to the staff that we were not romantic, they gave us a room with a King size, plenty to share, a view on the ocean, and the sound of waves crashing all day and night. They were very accommodating. The food was excellent. Made to order, fresh and delicious. We also had a special request and the staff came early before work at 6:30am to take us where we wanted to go.Thank you to Lisa, Inga, and Tanisha! The beach was clean and the waters blue! It was very relaxing and a great getaway!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We have at last found the time to write a review of this amazing find. We stayed at this hotel for eleven nights over the Easter period and wish we could have stayed longer. We stayed in a Beach cottage which had a spacious bedroom with fourposter bed, a large washroom with toilet and his and hers sinks, the shower room was outside on raised and enclosed deck area with a his and hers shower. There was also a large veranda with long a bench and further seating for two. Only one chair in the bedroom but the staff were happy to give us another when we asked. The views from the room were great, sunsets, sand, sea and palm tree.
We chose this hotel because we needed somewhere to relax and wind down and this ticked all the boxes. Small, friendly, limited entertainment, a relaxed bar area without loud music which wasn't open all night. The beach was fantastic and exceeded our expectations, always a bali bed and at times we felt like we were the only ones on the beach. This was the perfect hotel for what we wanted and we came back refreshed and feeling relaxed.
The food was excellent and in our opinion exceeded the three star rating, there was a varied menu and everything was freshly cooked and served at the tables.
The staff were friendly and helpful and seem to have the right balance between attending your needs and giving you space to enjoy your time together.
If you are looking for the perfect getaway to spend time together and don't want to sit about the bar having entertainment every night,then you need look further. If we had the leave we would be back there tomorrow.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Johnson's Point | West Indies, Turners Beach, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Mary Parish > Turners Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Turners Beach
Price Range: $356 - $825 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Keyonna Beach Resort Antigua 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on beautiful Turner's Beach on the Southwestern coast of the Island, is a Couples Only, All-Inclusive Antigua Resort unlike any other. Keyonna Beach Resort Antigua is a quaint boutique hotel offering a beach-front location with sweeping views of the colorful Caribbean Sea. A collection of rustic yet luxurious cottages located just a short walk away from the beach, Keyonna is best suited for couples and honeymooners seeking a romantic and relaxing getaway in a scenic, stress-free environment with excellent food and drinks and in the company of happy, friendly people. All cottages include king-sized four-poster beds, spacious bathrooms with unique his and hers outdoor showers, air conditioning, personalized in-room mini bars and free WIFI. There are no televisions or radios because our aim is to have you focus exclusively on each other and not be distracted by the monotonous humdrum of everyday life. Each cottage also includes a large private veranda with comfy deck chairs from which you can view the spectacular sunsets that paint the horizon each evening. Our on-site beach-front restaurant is a multi-tiered, wooden terrace offering al fresco dining beneath a canopy of seaside grape trees. The menu is an eclectic mix of West Indian cuisine and fresh local seafood. A choice of vegetarian dishes is also available and special dietary requirements are accommodated on request. Service is a la carte for all meals and there are no buffets. There are never any crowds on our 1000 foot long, deserted, white sand beach, which is dotted with an assortment of cozy Bali Beds each offering a front row view of the beautiful seascape punctuated by the silhouettes of neighboring tropical islands. The Bali beds are a perfectly unique way to nap, after a swim, in the arms of your partner or to simply relax together while sipping on our famous cocktails and rum punches and enjoying the view. We invite you to book your dream vacation with us without delay. Our small size means that availability is frequently limited. We commit to doing our very best to ensure that your stay with us is one that you will cherish and always remember. And more importantly we want to make sure that when you leave us you do so deeper in love with each other than you ever were before. We welcome you to romance, to tranquility and to our charming little slice of paradise. We welcome you to Keyonna Beach Resort Antigua. ... more   less 
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