My husband and I (early 50's) are planning a trip for early August to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We have a choice of a villa in St. John's or Falmouth. What are the pros/cons of each location? We will rent a car and want to have some nice meals out and explore the island. Will many restaurants be closed in August? How long does it take to drive from Falmouth to St. John's?
My daughter is considering St James Club Resort on Antigua, but she has heard it has a seaweed problem. Anyone been there that can comment. She wants somewhere quiet and all inclusive.
Hi there, Does anybody know if its possible to rent a car out of the regular companies such as Avis,europcar etc,..In Antigua?? we would need to rent a car for a week in february 2012 and we are looking at some options.I really dont know if any local would rent a car cheaper than teh regular compnies Thanks for your infop Gonzalo
Need to provision a Sail boat in couple of weeks. We are chartering out of Jolly H. Where are the best prices for staples such as meat, dairy, veggies etc. Don't need any fancy imported specialty items. I will have a car so location not important. In addition, need cases and cases of beers and basic not fancy white and red wines. Cheers!
there a 2 couples who are trying to decide between a villa and hotel. we found the gordon house which would run2000 FOR WEEK WITH MAID /COOK FOR ALL OF US ABOUT HALF OF WHAT AN HOTEL/all inclusive would cost your input is appreciated as we have never rented a villa thanks leo
Has anyone stayed at this villa thanks Leo
Hi I know that you can never predict the hurricane activity or weather in June - Oct, but I just wonder what other people's experience of Antigua has been during June/July over the past couple of years. My fiancee and I are planning on going out there this year, to check out the island as a potential wedding destination for next year (we would be planning the wedding in Jan-March) but only have the time to visit this year during June/July. Is it worth still visiting at this time - what are the average sunshine hours/rainfall? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Kat
CAn you recommend a guide, must see or do, and a local restaurant with good local cuisnese. I am not into fancy, just good food ,especially seafood.
Hello! I've had a wonderful opportunity to be a guest on a yacht that will be nearby Antigua and Barbuda for Dec 18 - 21. I'm so excited and have never had such a luxurious vacation before. I know I should just be happy anyway....but I was looking for weather forecasts for Antigua/Barbuda and noticed that it says rain or showers every day :( I used to live in Miami Beach, and when it said rain, that usually meant a day that was still pretty sunny but there would be a rainstorm in the afternoon and then it would be okay again. Can anyone tell me if that might be the case in this area too or am I going to be inside the whole time?
In looking at Antigua tours, some offer a 4 hr island tour, followed by some time on the beach. They also offer an extended option of adding Betty's Hope and Devi's Bridge, but to do so, this cuts into beach time. So I was wondering, is Betty's Hope and Devi's Bridge worth visiting? Granted, this is a personal decision, some people might want beach time, others not. Personally, I don't have enough information to make a decision. Hoping someone here who has been to Betty's Hope and Devi's Bridge, might be able to share about it. Thanks!
Trying to decide between two tour companies that I've come across for Antigua: Lawrence of Antigua vs. Gordon's best of Antigua tour. Any recommendations for either?
I have been reading about a lack of safety on the island and tourist being targeted on isolated beaches?? Is it safe to rent a scooter and drive around??
My wife and I will be on the island next week and where going to rent a scooter to see the island and tool around. Can anyone tell me if that is a good or bad Idea? Is there a a lot of traffic or is it unsafe to travel around? Lastly, can someone recommend a few beaches to hit and a place for lunch. Much Thanks
Is it true that they do random swab testing at Antigua airport on departure?
I have heard of day trips to barbuda, we are going to antigua end of march. I am interested in prices and if anyone has any excursions to recommend, give prices also please.
I am getting married at the Sandals in Antigua in April. For my reception (18 people) I would like to charter a houseboat for the evening, have munchies, drinks and music and float around for about 4 hours. Does anyone have any idea's of who I can contact for this?
I'm planning a 10 days holiday in Antigua/Barbuda on next February and need to choose the accommodation. My budget is about 80 for a double room and I'm looking a place on walking distance to beaches and restaurants: I'll surely rent a car for some days, but don't like to be linked to the car for the whole holiday. Can you reccommend an affordable place, even in Barbuda? I've already read the web site Anrtiguanice but I'd like to receive useful suggests from people who have tested places. Thanks so much.
We are taking a cruise which stops in Antigua....any suggestions for a nice beach day, where we can get service at a bar or restaurant with lounge chairs etc...? I heard there are many beaches to see....should we rent a moped? Any suggestions on how to best spend our time would be appreciated. Thank you, Dawn
Hi I would love to visit Barbuda. Does anyone know if there are cottages or small houses for rent right on the beach? I can't afford the Coco Poing houses, but could do200-350 night. Thanks for any help!
Hi All, I believe I might have made a mistake booking my trip to Antigua September 12 - 19th because of the weather. This was the only available time I was able to book our trip due to work schedules and unfortunately, my flight/hotel are non-refundable. After reading on numerous sites that September is probably the worst time to visit the island because of rain/hurricanes, I was wondering if there is any ray of hope that I should look forward to. The touristy boards say rain happens for a short-while each day, but other sites people have posted to keep away. The trip was a gift from my parents for our honeymoon and I am praying for sun, fun, and relaxation. Has anyone had any great trips to Antigua during this timeframe? Thanks in advance!
Hi, I am looking for somewhere cheap to stay from February 27th for 1 week. Can anyone help? Cheers, Ian
We arrive on Christmas day in Antigua. How do people celebrate Christmas in Antigua.... what are the customs? Any information would be much appreciated, as we will be in Antigua for 4 nights and we wanna make the most of it Many thanks
has anyone stayed on the hamilton estate near jolly harbour or know of it, is it a safe area? and is the walk to jolly harbour ok?
Hello, I am flying to Antigua in November. I live on the west coast and would like to cut down on the flight expence and flight time but I'm not sure what hub airport is quickest to fly from the US to Antigua. I have frequent flier tickets on Southwest that will allow me to choose several different cities to fly from. Thanks just me
Hi We are heading to Antiqua and hope to make it to Barbuda. I've got very limited info on Hunting on sites, anyone have any suggestions or comments for the guys going w/ us? This is all I could fine: " Barbuda's Codrington Lagoon, hunting of deer, boar, various gamefowl on Barbuda. Licenses and gun permits must be obtained in Codrington Village. " If you can recommend a good captain and mate for a fishing trip? thanks Maureen
I was wondering if some one here, on ANU forum who have been to both islands would be able to give a practical advise on what to expect on SLU? My wife and I are planning to be there in December and go around explore the island. I remember that we could venture out basically any time of the day or night to St Johns or English harbour for a meal out or drinks. Will it be the same on SLU?
We are headed to Antigua Sandal's resort next week (Honeymoon)! I know the resort has some nice (all inclusive) restaurants, but I'd like to get out a little. I've heard of "The Cove" restaurant. My wife likes the nicer places. Also, I've been looking for a nice dinner cruise? I don't want a choppy all-day adventure (Well, I'd like that, but her, maybe not). Anyways, any advice? Stay on the property? Cruise? Nice Upscale Restaurants?
i am off to Antigua and will be staying in Blue Heron hotel - any one stayed there , is it OK? regards sam
hi anybody know if there is a ferry to montserrat and how much does it cost, also what are the best volcano tours of montserrat cheers andy
i am travelling to antigua in july for 3 weeks, anybody know where the cheapest jeep hire place is. preferably either the airport or st johns. cheers andy