Antigua Yacht Club Marina3.0 out of 5.0
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Amazing views and staff great resort beach clean and tidy X beautiful sun set lovely to watch boats coming in X the town was full of good places to eat and drink X local shopping good lots of. Jewelry designer pieces x
We arrived very late on a Sunday night and did a basic check in with the security guard Mark. He then took us up to our suite via golf cart as the climb was steep and we had luggage. I want to first say that the staff at the resort was wonderful. Atrani (sorry if I misspelled the name) went ABOVE AND BEYOND to help us with a car rental our first full day. She was incredible and really impressed us with her welcoming demeanor and support in helping us secure a rental car. Everyone we encountered at the resort itself were truly friendly and helpful. Room experience: Upon initial entry to the room we were quite happy. The bed with it's canopy was beautiful, it appeared to be clean and we were happy with our view from our balcony. When we went to shower off our long travel day we noticed ants everywhere in the bathroom. They were on the floor, in the sink, in the shower, climbing the walls, hundreds of tiny ants. The shower doors did not keep the water from leaking out and after were were both done the floor was covered in water and the drain to the shower itself was clogged. The towels had were white, but always had a blue tinge to them when they were wet. I requested extra towels and only received them one day. There is air conditioning in the main room, however you will need to make sure that all shudders are closed as well as curtains in order to feel any air conditioning at all. The windows have screens on them that are not properly fitted allowing mosquitoes to enter the room. We had several during the course of the week and have the scars to prove it. Also keep in mind that if you are a U.S. traveler the hotel is NOT equipped with 110v!! ! Everything is 220! I had no idea and had to blow dry my hair in the kitchen after unplugging the fridge daily! I asked for a transformer but there were none around and was told to use that one. The room also did not have an iron or an ironing board we could use. I requested and iron twice and finally received one. It was ANCIENT, took a good 10 minutes to warm up and then was a struggle to get the wrinkles out of my clothes. The wifi worked, sometimes. It was constantly disconnecting. Since we were happy to unplug for the week this was not a major issue for us. The hills are not for the weak or the weary. If you have mobility issues this is not the place for you. Although the hotel offers golf cart rides to your room, there is not always someone available to take you up. We encountered several evenings where we were told there was "no licensed driver" available. it was a challenge but we made it through the week. The kitchenette was fine for basics. Just keep in mind that there is an ant problem there as well. If you bring any food into the kitchen make sure ALL crumbs are scooped up and disposed of in the trash or you will have hundreds of ants attacking. The property is beautiful and well maintained and I am sure it is a great spot during high season. Keep in mind that there are very few places to get food during low season. We had great breakfasts at the Seabreeze across the street. There is a sushi and steak place and breakfast place also across the way, however if you are there off season be careful. My fiance and I both got sick from eating there. All in all it was a great week. If you are looking for luxury, this is not the place for you. But if you want a clean, basic room with a great view and far away from the city, this is perfect!
I made the booking at the very last minute, almost 9:00 pm. The young man who checked me in, Kashif, was very understanding. There was a mix-up, and Kashif ensured that it was taken care of immediately and even upgraded my room to apologise. When I got to the room, I was blown away. It far exceeded what I expected for the price. The view from the balcony at night is breathtaking. It came with a kitchenette, cutlery and crockery. The bathroom was well appointed. The bed had a stylish canopy. There was even WiFi and cable. The AC was perfectly temperatured. To conclude, the entire experience was worth it. Definitely recommend anyone to stay there, even if only for a night.
We stayed at AYCM for 2 weeks at the end of July/beginning of August and I can only concur with what has been said by other visitors at this time. Before our trip I exchanged several emails with Meechi, who not only reassured me about aspects of our booking but was also kind enough to advise on other queries about our trip in general. We found all the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. They drove us to both the local beach and another, a little further away, calling ahead to make arrangements for us to use facilities. When booking excursions, they found us the best deals and phoned through to help tailor days out to our requirements. Our rooms were lovely and spacious - all with balconies and sea views. They were kept very clean and well equipped and we were all allowed late check out on our last day. We were given complimentary wine and water for our rooms upon arrival. Airport transfers were arranged prior to our visit and we used the same taxi driver on a number of occasions during our stay - Del was an absolute gem, who was more like a personal guide to the island. AYCM is situated right next to Falmouth Harbour and is handy for a number of restaurants, some of which were either closed or only open for limited hours, as this was low season. Nevertheless, we were able to find a number of eateries at easy walking distance. Pigeon Beach (which we loved) is also a short walk away, although my Mother (78) needed transport, which was provided whenever we needed it, as the route is a little hilly. All in all, we had a fantastic holiday in Antigua and were very happy indeed with our chosen hotel. We were greeted with the words, "Welcome to Paradise!" This was no exaggeration.
I have stayed in 5 star hotels all over the world, including several in the Carribbean but my family and I were drawn to the yacht club from its fantastic reviews and it's excellent location in Falmouth Harbour, and I cannot believe how fantastic this place is. Before we even set out on our trip, I emailed the hotel requesting that my partner and I be situated in a room close to my mother and father who were on a separate booking. I also informed them that the reason for the trip was for my father's 50th birthday. They responded by not only ensuring our rooms were close together, but they also gifted us a bottle of champagne for each room and even upgraded us to a sea view studio. PHENOMENAL SERVICE! The day we arrived we checked in and they kindly took us and our bags to our rooms on a golf buggy. We then walked over to pigeon point beach which is beautiful and just a couple of minutes away. This was in there quiet season so it was reasonably quiet and soooo peaceful! After a well needed sleep we decided to hire a car and explore the island. We informed the host at the reception desk who happened to be the hotel manager, Devin. He once again impressed us by organising a trusted company to pick us up and take us to view the cars and also planned us a route on a map, highlighting all the hot spots. Realise I'm dragging on a bit so let me just highlight SOME of the amazing things that the staff, mainly Devin did for us on this holiday. On the 3rd day we wanted a beach with sunloungers and asked Devin if there was anywhere we could get a taxi, he called a resort down the road and arranged us to go there and use there facilities, including pool, and private beach. He also drove us there himself! The staff also kindly took us again later in our stay. The most amazing point was when we were looking for another beach to explore, after recommending a place Devin took us in his own lunch break. I honestly felt guilty about how much he was doing for us. So he took us and he recommended a restaurant where we had the best lunch of the break! We thought we would get a taxi back but Devin had other ideas when he asked the restaurant staff to call him when we were ready, which they did. On the way back we were chatting and he enquired about the fruit we had tried. He then drove us round some stalls to buy some interesting fruit and even paid for some himself. Next he takes us to a supermarket to buy some food after offering. To top this great day off he bundled us into the golf buggy and came to our room to prepate some of our new interesting fruit. He said to us, we don't have a pool and were not on the beach, so we sell the experience, and they do it sosososososo well. When we left we had to buy Devin a gift. He really did make this a phenomenal stay. I will end this by saying, whatever the hotel are playing Devin the GM, it is not enough he is simply the kindest most amazing member of staff at any hotel I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you so much for such a lovely stay, I hope to return very soon.
We had such an amazing week at Antigua Yacht Club and Marina Resort it's hard to know where to start! We visited the hotel for a ten day family holiday from England and anybody that is thinking of going please do not hesitate. With the hotel not having a pool or being directly on the beach I was initially hesitant to book- I am so so pleased that we did. Please do not let these factors put you off as there are a number of restaurants and other hotels that provide these facilities that you can benefit from. The hotel is in a fantastic location- only a 5 minute walk from the beach and surrounded by a number of restaurants (although it's Antiguas low season we never struggled for anywhere to eat). The rooms are lovely and very well kept- we were fortunate enough to be upgraded to a sea view studio room and our view was incredible with a lovely spacious balcony. The most outstanding factor of the whole holiday was the amazing customer service we received from the manager, Devin, and the rest of his fabulous team. We have stayed in a number of 5* hotels over the years and it's safe to say Devin is out of this world and provided service far above any we have received before- nothing is ever too much trouble. The staff assisted us with planning activities throughout our holiday and it wouldn't have been the same without them. Thank you AYCM for giving us such an amazing holiday and we really hope to return in the future!
We stayed here for two weeks at the end of July and the beginning of August 2017. The resort has a hotel and self catering apartments and we took an apartment. The place is well maintained and smart, the apartment was well equipped and clean. The Bed was comfortable, the bathroom was clean and in good working order and the kitchen was functional (not that we cooked just cut up local fruit and poured local drinks). The view was just the best, boats bobbing in the turquoise Caribbean and across to the shore on the far side of the bay. The beach was a bit of a walk but worth it when you got there. I have to say the staff at the resort were excellent, in particular our thanks to Devin the Resort Manager for who noting was too much trouble. Devin new everyone he fixed everything from days on beaches to places to eat and entertainment, he even took time to explain local fruits and how to prepare and eat them. Thanks yo Devin and all of his staff for making this holiday something above the norm!
This hotel was by far the best yet. The location was great. It's walking distance of the beach (pigeon point) The view was amazing and the staff (kashif, Joseph, David) and the rest of the staff were beyond amazing !!!! They attended to our every need, answered all of our questions, gave us great advice and allowed us to experience Antigua through their eyes. Go visit! You will fall in love with everything there! Thank you guys so being so great and exceeding our every need! My friends and I will be returning very soon! 🤗 see you guys next year!
Stayed here for a couple nights in June. The hotel itself was great. Rooms were spacious and very clean. Front desk staff was very friendly. Our room was at the very top so we had a pretty good uphill hike to get to our room but the view from our balcony made it worthwhile. The staff also offered a ride up by golf cart whenever we wanted but we also opted to walk. Only downside was we didn't realize just how quite the English Harbour area is during the off season. Most local restaurants and bars were either closed or opened on limited days/hours so that was a bit disappointing. Skull duggery cafe was right across the street, Jackee's Kwik Stop was at the end of the block and was a great stop for breakfast or lunch, and Nelson's dockyard was only a few minutes walk. Lots of bars and restaurants within walking distance in the area. Overall a great hotel and a very convenient location. Would love to go back not in the off season.
Great setting Good snack lunch menu Friendly staff Very informative Nice quiet stop on wrap around island trip in car Very nice guy helped with hire car that wasn't working that well Thanks again Lunch is on sea front Good choice of beer and wines too
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