Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Had a two week break here in May.Like a lot of people previously have stated you need to be realistic regarding your expectations if not paying top dollar for your chosen venue. That said;The General manager Riaan is by some way the the most personable ,helpful and hands on individual I have come across after many holidays all over the world including 6 different Caribbean venues , nothing is too much trouble and he takes the time to chat to guests ( when not clearing tables or serving drinks if things are busy)The setting is terrific and we did our best to enjoy it taking evening walks along the beach at sunset , going out in the Kayaks and swimming in the soothing waters.The all inclusive service was superb and the quality of the food, drink and availability of both first rate.The staff like in most places are nice to you if you are nice to them e.g. not clicking fingers for service like I saw one American gentleman doing!, some are first class Heleen , Margreeta , Fenton (and his padawan Jesse) also the cooks David and Egbert and a lad who's name i didn't get but who serves in the restaurants and bars (slight built young lad with small beard ) The island itself is in many ways similar to the other well known Caribbean destinations we hired a car for a few days and went to all the better known attractions ( thought half moon bay and love beach particularly nice and far better than Dickenson bay if you like to snorkel due to clearer waters )All in all had a great time and would recommend it if you like a relaxing holiday and don,t need close proximity of shops etc as its location will mean you will need transport to get to any where busy or commercial
We had a brilliant sea view room with a sizable balcony but the bathroom was grotty, damaged door, aged yellow bath and toilet, mosquito net on the window failed to work and lack of conveniently placed plug sockets.But if your not in the Caribbean to spend all day in the hotel bathroom then the rest of the facilities are fine, buffets were decent, beach was nice.. nothing stood out too much but the staff, they were great. Big shout out to our taxi driver, Adrian TX 756! He knew exactly what we wanted to see and looked after us well for our stay :)
Beautiful place for a relaxing holiday. The staff are very helpful, pleasant and accomodating. My room was by the beach, waking on mornings to the sound of the waves lightly on the beach as I opened my door was paradise.
We went for the first time in late April 2017, to this lovely hotel. I normally take two or three days to chill, but after an hour the place calmed me right down.The weather was perfect, the people could not be nicer from Dolston (Quinny) and Errol from behind the bar to Margerta and Helleen in the restaurant and Egbert and David the chefs. Keni another barman that never stops, even brought us in a black pineapple that his mother had offered to bring us.We met some lovely people that had been before some for over 15 years, and also newbies to the island like us. Every one seemed so chilled it was amazing.Shirley heights or the road house are two places that are a must on Sundays.We were lucky enough to be there on sailing week and we saw Damian Marley and Asher Otto in a Nelson's dockyard concert.For trips you have to book with Dave from the hotel he is fantastic and his mother makes a fine rum punch.The land island tour is superb and we walked down to fort James stopping off on the way for a beer at Millers.We can not recommend the Halcyon highly enough, the staff, the beach, the pier restaurant we can not wait to go back, we are hoping to make it later this year.
We stayed here to celebrate my husband's 50's birthday. We relaxed on the beach, enjoyed dinner in the restaurants, walked in the surf, took the catamaran cruise around the island, snorkeled, and had a great time in Antigua. One thing to be aware of - you will need cash for the excursions you book with vendors - and this hotel has no ATM machine on the premises. Either bring extra cash or go to an ATM in town. The food was good for an all-inclusive, meaning it is not going to be the best but it was fine for us. Breakfast is a bit crowded because there is only one dining option open for all guests. Dinner on the pier is a wonderful experience and you should make plans to be sure you don't miss this opportunity. Majority of guests are British and Canadian. We were among the few American visitors. We didn't book any excursions through Halcyon as we prefer to give locals our business, but as mentioned, be sure to bring extra cash. As many have mentioned, the hotel itself needs upgrades in furniture and room décor, but this was not important to us and we preferred to save $ by booking an older hotel. Very pleasant stay and we would visit Halcyon again.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily
- All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10:30am - midnight)
- Non-motorized water sports: Sailing, Sunfish Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- Manager's cocktail party
- 210 rooms in fourteen 2 to 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 1 a la carte restaurant (Local, Seafood)
- 3 bars including Lobby bar, Beach bar, Lounge bar
- 1 outdoor pool
- 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away
- Meeting facilities (fee)
- 4 tennis courts (4 lit) on-site (fee)
- Shopping on-site (Fine jewelry shop, Groceries & sundries shop, Souvenir gift shop)
- Scuba diving on-site (fee)
- A range of watersports available
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Outdoor Wedding Location
- 2 double beds
- Bathroom with shower only
- Patio or balcony with garden view
- Max. occ. 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
Poolside Room - Similar to above, larger with fridge, closer to pool and beach area. Max. occ. 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children.
For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities 10:00am-4:00pm, Babysitting service ($), Kids' menu, Playground, Games room.
Wedding Packages - Free Wedding packages available, please inquire for details.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Halcyon Cove by Rex ResortsAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Dickenson Bay PO Box 251, St. John's Antigua
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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