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Hawksbill Beach by Rex Resorts

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Our Opinion
If you like beaches and are a non-smoker this resort will probably be perfect for you. The Hawksbill has four secluded beach to choose from with one of them being clothing optional. The resort is also non-smoking in most of the main areas. Service is hit and miss and the rooms are nicely maintained. A good choice for couples but not a lot of activities for children.

Overview
Hawksbill is a unique and special Caribbean hideaway that you won't want to leave. Set in 37 acres of landscaped tropical gardens, the resort offers its guests a choice of four secluded beaches, including Antigua's only 'clothing optional' beach. So if you love the beach, Hawksbill by Rex Resorts is the perfect place for you.

Location: Located on four secluded beaches, 15 minute drive from St. Johns and the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • theteacher112 : England
Another Caribbean experience

You need to understand the real Caribbean way of doing things to enjoy a stay here. For example, expect to meet the flocks of sheep and goats who wander around the hotel grounds grazing. You should hope that some gardening is going on as if you ask nicely, you could get a freshly-cut coconut opened up for you to drink the coconut water. You'll need a straw unless you want sticky coconut water all over your face! Food: this part of the stay was the most disappointing and being vegetarian, a bit of a problem. The quality and type of food for lunch and dinner struck me as being the result of a tight budget. Beef burgers, hot-dogs and fries every day at lunch and yesterday's vegetables as soup. Salad ingredients were limited and the rolls to go with the soup were often re-heats. In the evening, steamed vegetables seemed to pop up every day plus local foods such as Chop-up and Provision. One was spinach but I've forgotten what the other was. Fish at both lunch and dinner together with meat choices too. If you are a normal person and eat meat you should be OK but if vegetarian it may be worth asking at reception every day to remind them you need something else. The beaches are wonderful for swimming and snorkelling. Loads of fish to see including stingrays, small barracuda and I saw a group of squid changing colours Marvellous. The only downside is the trash and noise due to local people using the end of a beach for their days out. So friendly but messy and without regard for the environment. The other aspect that could be upsetting is the condition of the local cats who beg for food at lunchtime. I didn't take lunch after about 3 days because of the state of one of the cats and the attitude of some guests who kicked this particular cat and were generally unkind and thoughtless. Try your best not to feed the cats as all that does is give them the nourishment to produce more kittens. The hotel management does not care for the cats and does nothing to help them but that's typical.Our accommodation was in one of the seaview cottages which have air-conditioning and new bathrooms that are great with plenty of space, clean and comfortable. The furniture is a bit old-fashioned and "used" but don't let a trivial thing like that put you off. Entertainment? There was a Caribbean steel band who had to play non-local tunes which was a pity. When I asked them to play some Bob Marley, they really did show their stuff. Overall, the holiday was lovely with the swimming, beautiful birds and friendly staff who would do just about anything to please. I do recommend the Hawksbill by Rex Resorts but bear in mind it is not a 5* hotel - it's a Caribbean experience.

  • Linda B : Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Good and the bad

This is a five star location but a two star resort. Four glorious beaches and 35acres of beautiful gardens.This was our 7th visit and in that time rooms on Royal Palm beach totally upgraded, air con installed sea front rooms on sea grapes beach,new sun loungers around pool but no parasols, new furniture in restaurants and lobby and large extension to seating area in sea grapes restaurant.Now to the down side. Mosquito hell, no fogging in 4weeks we were there. Take fly spray,repellent and coils. Food boring ,repetitive and tepid,no a la carte.Maintenance poor, service at times in restaurants poor, several times we were reduced to to clearing our plates and getting our own water and wine.

  • Simca1301 : Manchester
Lunch

I passed through on my way to Eden Beach and stopped for lunch. It was roughly £30 for eat and drink all you want but the staff assumed I had finished as my table was cleared, I did fancy another beer while watching the sea.I'm assuming most of the other diners were hotel guests on AI and they had the same lunch. I don't know what price range the AI package is but after sampling the lunch it makes me not want to do AI.

  • duncanb21 :
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29/4 to 11/5.A wonderful and relaxing 12. Nights here.Firstly if you're done your homework you know it's not the Ritz.Yes a few bits are a bit odd our beach front club room ( refurbed) missed abit of architrave and final coat of paint on door.Did this spoil the room or holiday no unless I was type of person to complain about something.What makes the holiday here is the 4 quiet beaches the great staff from GM down to cleaners and it's so peaceful it makes you sit down and talk to people or each other.Staff who were great to numerous to mention but Bryan the security man bringing abit of music in for the later evening was great.John some piped music maybe a good idea.Finally to all we met at Hawksbill hope you had a relaxed time as we did and enjoyed chatting to you all.To anyone thinking of going it is so relaxed it's horizontal so don't visit if you need to be vertical.Best rooms are the refurbed one's.Food a reasonable selection never had nothing that was not to liking.Easy via taxi to get about.For me Shirley Heights a stand out with Mr Curtly Ambrose and his band great.Enjoy your visit but make sure you want to chill.

  • Angie L : Penzance
Just come back from 2 relaxing weeks at Hawksbill

The more recent reviews are, in my view, much more accurate. We had two wonderful weeks at this resort, the weather was great and the resort although tired in places had a great friendly atmosphere, both with staff and guests as we met up often at meal times, although never intrusive. It is so beautiful, the beaches are all different and except on the main beach you sometimes have to find the best way into the calm sea, as it is a bit rocky in places. The newer air-conditioned bungalows on Royal Palm beach are great! Tip - make sure you have bottled water, as they sometimes run out!/

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  • 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
  • Cocktails
  • Manager's cocktail party
  • Non-motorized watersports including: sunfish sailing, kayaks, windsurfing, paddle boats
  • Entertainment 3 times a week
Not included: wine and champagne by the bottle, bottled water, mini-bar, water-skiing, speedboat trips. 
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Shuffleboard
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Cricket
Garden Room includes:
  • 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
  • Pay-safe
  • Garden or limited sea view
  • Max. occ. 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
Superior Sea View Room - Same as above but with sea view. 

Beach Club Room:
  • Adult only section on between Seagrapes beach and Honeymoon Cove
  • 1 king bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Max. occ. 2 adults
Kids Deal - Kids 2-11 stay free when sharing with 2 adults. Max 2 kids.
Honeymoon Bonus - Fresh local flowers in room daily, bottle of champagne, complimentary 1 room category upgrade (subject to availability). Reserve at time of booking. Marriage certificate required upon check-in.

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.

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Hawksbill by Rex Resorts
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