We have just returned from a 12 day stay at DBC (Jan 2013) booked through Planet Windsurf.
Agree with all the previous positive comments about David & the cottages. Most of the other cottages were unoccupied so David moved us into a 2 bed cottage right on the edge of the ocean to protect us from the howling wind (apparently the conditions the first week were unusual).
Although dissapointed initially by the weather and consequence that we couldn't windsurf straightaway, we found plenty to do on the non windy side of the Island and it was lovely to come back to our special cottage which we fell in love with more and more as we spent time there.
As the weather changed again to more typical for time of year, our windsurfing gear was delivered by Patrick from the local school at Jabberwock Beach (5 mins away) so that we could windsurf when we liked from right outside our cottage which was amazing..David is also an ex windsurfer and gave us some tips about places to windsurf to..our trip out to a neighbouring deserted Island was particularly memorable and bless him, David had been keeping a discreet eye on us in case we went off course!!
We were very sad to leave our lovely cottage and could have easily stayed longer enjoying the peace and the waves..
Don't bring a hairdryer as there's one there!
Don't put anything in your shopping basket that you've not checked price of as it'll probably cost a fortune..
Don't worry if you get a puncture as there's loads of cheap tyre places that will fix it for a fiver
The rainforest canopy tour was expensive for what it was..
Shirley Heights is full of posh yaughty rich kids but is worth the visit for the steel band and the reggae.
Don't get talked into giving extra money to the hire car company when you leave. I got into a big argument with Alamo but when I stood my ground, she eventually backed down and said 'oh yes actually you have paid already'
Get a direct flight (Virgin were brilliant)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dutchman's Bay Cottages is a brand new development located on the NE coast of Antigua. All cottages are seperate units, including a fully furnished kitchen, seperate bedrooms and spacious verandah. The cottages are all situated right on the beach and perfct for a family and the independent traveler. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dutchman`s Bay Cottages Hotel St. John`s
- Dutchman's Bay Cottages Antigua/Saint John Parish