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“A little spot of paradise”
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Nonsuch Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Freetown
Certificate of Excellence
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A little spot of paradise”
Reviewed January 15, 2011

This was our second visit with our 7 year old daughter and 18 year old son. We travelled with two other familes with children age 9, 11 and 15. We love everything about Nonsuch Bay which is still really a fledgling resort. There were just 22 villas up and running during our visit. The setting is stunning, a beautiful bay with views out to Green Island, and all the stunning yachts and motorboats that are regular visitors. We love the sailing and Richard and his team provide a top class service from the beach with a good range of dinghies and of course the Elites (keel boats) .There is always something going on whether it is dinghy rugby, races or sail aways. The tuition is excellent. I also tried the kite surfing and will have another go next year. The accomodation is top rate. We had a fantastic beach front villa, and the staff are efficient and very friendly. Nigel is a top class chef and we all highly recommend the seared tuna. Our daughter has food allergies and was catered for really well. With Half Moon Bay, absolutely one of the best beaches in the world, around the corner (you need a car) this is a perfect resort for an active family with kids of all ages. Not cheap but worth every penny. A little spot of paradise!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 13, 2011

My Husband and I visited this resort after finding it online. He is an avid sailor and we both just wanted to relax. Nonsuch Bay Resort provided the perfect combination. We rented a one bedroom villa in the main area and it was perfect for 2. It was nicely built and had a wrap around porch and 10 doors that opened up so you felt like your villa was part of the warm outdoors. They have done a good job with the grounds and are still working on making it better. Despite that all the units are not yet complete there was no construction going on and you couldnt really tell. The staff was more than accommodating and as time goes I'm sure will offer more services. The conditions were good for sailing most days, a couple days the winds were too high which was disappointing but the weather was sunny and beautiful. The resort still needs alot of things, it has only one restaurant which is expensive. After a certain number of days you just dont want the same options. They had very little in the way of quick foods - so no store to pick stuff up like fruit, sandwiches, pizza's, booze, snacks etc and they do need that badly, especially for baby and kids foods. There is very little on the island which adds to its beauty and charm but you are not going grocery shopping so the resort should do more in the way of offering preordered foods so your fridge/freezer is stocked when you arrive. They shld also offer a take out bar with fresh foods for quick pick up. You cannot and need not drive on the island as the roads are pretty rough and the resort is 40 minuates away from St Johns so take the shuttle and be prepared to be at the resort.
The sail boats are new and they have a good fleet. They did have only one race while we were there and should do them daily. They do also need to offer alternate sports facilities for those who dont sail like Tennis or a gym. Lastly, having a day care service one could contract, or small children's area would an asset to those who want to stay.

Bottom line, this is not a typcial resort which is what makes it a thousand times better than other places. If you love to sail, love the sun, want peace and quiet and terrific service this is the place for you.

We fully recommend it and would go back with family and friends.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2011

Highly recommend this lovely resort. Great spacious and well appointed apartments and beach cottages -- not sure how well all those white soft furnishings will stand the test of time, but they are lovely now. (Personally I would not stay in a waterfront villa as there are on the far side of the resort and what the map doesn't show is that there is a hill between so they are rather cut off.) The accomodation has full kitchens for those who want to self-cater but we had half board package and the club house food was a highlight. The resort is not (yet) very full and rather quiet still (this is its first season). Quiet suited us, as it felt very exclusive and friendly, but quiet may not suit everyone.

There was a range of guests, mostly families but children of all ages and teenagers, who all seemed to be enjoying themselves, However, what almost everyone did have in common was sailing, At this stage, the resort is really best set up for sailors. (There is also windsurfing and kite surfing.) The sailing facilities and school are fantastic and the sailing has a very bespoke club feel with excellent kit and teaching. But if you don't sail there is not yet much to do beyond beach and pools, as the tennis courts, fitness centre and spa have not yet been built.

Excellent, cheerful and obliging service. Not always the fastest in the world, but we were on holiday.... We did not hire a car but would another time as it was nice to get out from time to time and cost of taxi trips add up. It will be interesting to see how its character develops as the resort becomes fuller. We definitely plan to return.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Nonsuch Bay Resort
Address: Hughes Point, Freetown po 2208, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Philip Parish > Freetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Freetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nonsuch Bay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nonsuch Bay Resort nestles in forty exotic acres of the stunning bay carved out of the southeast of Antigua; embraced by lush tropical hills, a uniquely private and serene setting, a tranquil haven and home to wildlife including dolphins and turtles. Pure relaxation is blended with out-an-out adrenalin, and the finest luxuries with the simplest of pleasures. Resort facilities comprise a dramatically positioned restaurant, 3 infinity swimming pools, seclude sandy beach, 30 sailboats and tuition, kitesurfing, windsurfing, SUPs and spa treatments. ... more   less 
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