On my first trip to Antigua, I had the option of staying in a super swank resort, or the casual cottages at Buccaneer Beach Club. I am so glad that I chose the latter. It felt very homey. The cottage/apartments are spacious and charming. I opted for the "superior" cottage. The only difference is the bigger bed, and the big flat screen TV. I loved my little lime colored cottage. #4. I was there to attend a local girl's wedding. Another guest had the more expensive Beach Front cottage. But here's the thing; they are noisy! Between the crashing waves and the raucous crowd at the adjacent Coconut Grove, you may not get a peaceful night's sleep. So opt for the poolside cottages. They are mere steps away from the crystal clear turquoise water and white sand beach.
I'm glad that I had the taxi man (Eddie) stop at the supermarket on the way from the airport to the Beach Club.. I stocked up on fruit and breakfast groceries, bottled water and salad fixins. Don't pass out when you see the prices. Everything in the store is priced in C.D., or CARRIBEAN Dollars. Prices for groceries are reasonable. I used my credit card and there was a tiny 1% surcharge.
There is also a BBQ available beside the pool.
The staff is low key and friendly. I left my housekeeper two American dollars a day on my pillow. $2.She was delighted. They really are tidy, and even folded my clothes!
No review of any hotel on Antigua would be complete without a Mosquito Report. I had read the warnings.I fully anticipated that I'd hear the singing whine of a huge winged creature as it dived into my skin for a drink. but what nobody mentions, is that they are tiny buggers. You feel the itch before you see them. And boy, are they thirsty! I'm not usually a target for 'skeeters. I'd eaten plenty of garlic and brewers yeast prior to my trip. But no citronella bracelet or homeopathic remedy is any match for these tiny winged beasts. By day 2, I was slathering DEET over my body. And they still bit! So before bed, I'd make sure that the spacious bedroom was free of the menacing creatures. But then when I got up at night to use the bathroom, they were waiting for me as soon as the bedroom door opened! You have been warned.
That said, the B.B.Club is really lovely. I would stay there again.
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- Also Known As:
- Buccaneer Beach Club Hotel St. John`s
- Buccaneer Beach Club Antigua/Saint John Parish