Hawksbill Beach by Rex Resorts
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Location: Located on four secluded beaches, 15 minute drive from St. Johns and the airport.
First, the staff were so amazing and friendly and willing to help you out in any way possible! The property was beautiful, very quiet with 4 beaches to choose from. Excellent swimming and the ability to snorkel on one of the beaches, the water was so clear you could see tropical fish without a mask! We stayed in a small bungalow right on the beach and could hear the waves at night. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. There were goats, sheep and cats on the property, often early in the morning you could hear the goats and roosters, which I didn't mind. Our last few days there one of the cats had kittens right outside our room. While I did not mind, when I suggested the staff call a shelter or do something they repeatedly did nothing and were surprised every day when we told them they were still outside our room. Some days the food was better than others, overall it was good. It was a lovely stay and a nice resort but a large area for improvement. Overall the friendly staff, quiet atmosphere and beautiful property would have me consider staying here again.
Under no circumstances is it worth paying the extra £12 per night to upgrade to the so called superior seaview rooms. Our room had limited view of the sea, was very dark, no glass in windows, just shutters and wire meshing to keep out the bugs, therefore it was very noisy at night as it also had outside decking in the corridors and no plug for the sink. When we went to complain they said we could pay a further 30 dollars per night to upgrade to one of their beach bungalows on the Royal Palm Beach, so after looking at these bungalows (which were so much better and with modern bathrooms) we went to see our rep to mention it to her as we had already paid extra money in the UK to upgrade and that we didn't mind paying the difference between the 2 upgrades, but she could only get it reduced to 25 dollars per night, therefore costing us an extra £250 for the 2 weeks.Having said all that it was worth it as we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and the people were so friendly. We found the food to be great with a lovely choice after someone had spoken to the chef to say the food was unimaginative. The pool is small (only 3ft deep) but who needs a pool when you have the sea.Gents be aware that the only time you can wear shorts is when they have the steel band playing in the beach bar one night a week and also where lunch is served. Long trousers have to be worn in the buffet restaurant at night where the entertainment is held for the rest of the week!! which is also where breakfast is served in the mornings.Also beware of the sand flies, it is advisable to put on protection during the day as well as the night.There is also a cocktail evening where you get to meet the manager, which is nice as you can compliment him or discuss any points you may have.
Don't be fooled by the pictures they are years out of date. The whole place is extremely run down. The staff haven't a clue and the buffet food is not good. Hygiene in the dining area is poor with cats wandering everywhere even near the food. The food choice is disgusting not at all Caribbean. If you like cats on the counters then be wary they bite. Whilst the beaches are lovely Rex Resorts didn't build them but some of the approaches are dangerous especially at night. In one place there are no railings even above rocky areas. My advice have a torch handy at night as the lighting is poor, broken or non existent everywhere. If you go out of season you will find that no attention is paid to maintaining the grounds. We even had sheep and wild dogs roaming around. Not nice to have sheep droppings on the pathways which no one bothered to sweep away Unlike other resorts we have visited in the Caribbean we did not feel that security was very good either. Indeed even the lock on our door didn't work properly which was very uncomfortable. As regard the accommodation even in the refurbished rooms the bath rooms were large but watch the electrics. The bedroom was old with very tired furniture dangerous switches and full of bugs as the air con was inadequate. In all this was the worst accommodation we have ever stayed in and it was not cleaned very well either. I would rate the whole experience as extremely poor. In short this resort should only get a ONE STAR rating. It needs a significant investment to even start to raise it to the standards of others in Antigua.
Would not recommend it. The only good part.... Jesse was the best staff member and always took care of us. Plan on keeping in touch with him! Super guy! Christabelle was also wonderful and always smiling. Beautiful beaches and views and proximity to the water! Love the sound of crashing waves. But.... Rooms are substandard (rms 111, 112), dirty, and need remodel. Huge gaps between and under doors, no wonder the bugs are so bad! Bathroom was renovated but still needs work. Bedding only changed once in a week and had holes in the sheets. Asked for a wash cloth and a hand towel day 2, never did get wash cloth or any clean towels the entire week.Food is marginal at best. No flavor to anything. Need more variety. Worst booze selection of any all inclusive we've ever stayed. No fun blender drinks and no top shelf liquors. Having to Pay for bottles of water at an all inclusive...insane!Not sure why dress clothes are needed for dinner when it's the same place as breakfast and is still buffet style. Definitely need to rethink that! Pool...that has to be a joke! It might as well be non existent. It's tiny and in disrepair. The grounds are not well groomed or clean either. Bottom line, not worth what we paid and a huge disappointment! Management should be embarrassed.
I enjoyed staying here. Yes, it's an old resort, could do with refurbishing but it was clean and the staff couldn't do enough to help. The food was good, plenty of variety and something I looked forward to each day. Staying so close to the beach is relaxing, the beach huts perfectly adequate and the rooms comfortable. I'd stay here again
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Full English breakfast and lunch daily
- 7 dinners of which 3 are buffet and 4 table d'hotel
- House brand drinks, wine, cocktails
- House wine by the glass
- Manager's cocktail party
- Non-motorized watersports including: sunfish sailing, kayaks, windsurfing, paddle boats
- Entertainment 3 times a week
- 2 Restaurants
- Tennis courts
- Beach Cricket
- Located in the main building or 2nd row cottages on Sea Grapes Beach
- 2 twin or 1 king bed
- Mini fridge
- Ceiling fans only
- Shower only
- Hair dryer
- Garden or limited sea view
- Max. occ. 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
Beach Club Room:
- Adult only section on between Seagrapes beach and Honeymoon Cove
- 1 king bed
- Air conditioning
- Max. occ. 2 adults
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Hawksbill Beach by Rex ResortsAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
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Five Islands, St. John's Antigua
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