Just returned from a very nice stay at Hawksbill. This was our first trip there, but many of the couples we talked with had been there a number of times--with one couple returning for their 22nd visit. This all-inclusive resort is very pleasantly situated in an out of the way idyllic setting. The beaches, though technically public as all are in Antigua, are for all practical purposes private given the relatively remote location of the resort. We definitely would not recommend trying to find it by rental car. Taxis are readily available at the airport and wind through St. John's to get to the resort.
The resort is, as others have said, dated in a sort of classic way, but we found it to be quite nice overall. The landscapers were working constantly, and the resort is quite well staffed. The dining is not extravagant, but is certainly nicely done. The lobby and main dining room have lovely views to the southwest, affording wonderful sunsets over the Hawksbill rock.
The pace is slow and relaxed, and this is a place to unwind and enjoy "getting away from it all." Our garden bungalow was quiet, though the goats did come in and graze out our window early in the morning. We went to sleep each night to the sounds of the breaking waves. The "king" bed was actually a couple of smaller beds rolled together, so points off there.
Security is very visible though unobtrusive. These officers appear to take their work seriously, and patrol the grounds throughout the night.
The staff was pleasant and helpful. Our luggage was delayed a day by American Airlines, and the staff went "above and beyond" to make calls to insure that our bags were promptly delivered as soon as possible.
All in all, we found Hawksbill to be what we hoped it would be. We would definitely return again.
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- Also Known As:
- Hawksbill By Rex Hotel St. John`s
- Hawksbill Antigua
- Hawksbill By Rex Antigua
- Hawksbill Hotel Antigua
- Hawksbill Beach Resort
- Hawksbill Resort Antigua
- Hawksbill By Rex Resorts Antigua/Saint John Parish