Great place for a quiet getaway. Best snorkeling on Antigua from the beach. Four beaches to chose from. Great scenery. The food is very good to excellent with many choices. They have live entertainment during the week. I really like this place. It's not Sandals, but that's the point. Service is excellent.
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Great location in Antigua. The resort has 4 beaches and one is clothing optional. The beaches and water were great and snorkeling was good right from the beach. The food was good with a lot of options. I don't understand any of the previous complaints about the food. The wine and drinks were also very good and varied. The staff was very experienced and very friendly, always wanting to help. The clientele were older, but had lots of great stories and experiences. We arranged massages, cruises, diving, and a helicopter ride right from the hotel and had no problems booking. One downside is the taxi fares are expensive traveling around the island, but they do wait around or will rerun to pick you up, we never had to wait on a taxi. Diving and snorkeling were fun and we saw sharks, rays, and many types of fish. The resort is dated and could use a renovation, which is scheduled for this Summer. If you can get over some of the worn feel of this place, you will have a wonderful time and meet a lot of great folks. The mosquitos do get to be a problem in the rooms atet the rain. I would go back and miss it already.
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Wow! Hawksbill Resort is a hidden treasure. Spectacular 4 beaches and extremely private. It was like having our own slice of the Caribbean. The resort needs some upgrades. However the views and grounds are wonderful! We stayed in the water front Beach Club cottage facing Sea Grape Beach. It was basic shabby chic, but very comfortable and the view from the king bed; no words can capture the paradice. This resort is not for the party night life, it's for the escape to serenity people! Staff and accommodation were nice. It's rumored the resort is closing for 6 mos for upgrades. We plan to return and recommend Hawksbill for those who seek peace and serenity in Antigua!
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From: Maryland, USA
Travel: 3-6 trips/year
From the time we arrived, we knew this would be a great place to spend our vacation. After the trip we arrived dead tired, hungry, and irritable. Ornella at the front desk was so sweet and professional that we immediately felt welcomed and at ease. Alvin took our bags to our room and his great attitude set the tone for our stay. The view was stunning from nearly every area of the resort. Despite the facilities being older and possibly in need of some more contemporary upgrades, I really felt the resort had character. Every area was meticulously landscaped to perfection and always free of litter and obstructions. Since the layout of the resort is actually quite long, it does take some time to walk from one area to another. Despite that fact, it was like a walk through paradise each time we went to breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even back to our room. The beaches... fabulous. Only a few dozen yards off shore are some of the best coral reefs for snorkeling. They have several different types of small boats and water equipment easily available to the guests, so if you want to snorkel, kayak, paddleboat, or sail, it's all there. If you'd rather just lay in the sun, there are ample beach chairs available. The breakfast was always delicious with plenty of choices within a traditional English type breakfast. Lunch was always delicious with grilled fresh local catch available or even hamburgers. I have to recommend the fish cakes. Dinner was a wonderful surprise each night. Most nights it was a buffet style dinner with plenty of choices. We took advantage of the massage services and highly, highly recommend that you do as well. Fantastic. Housekeeping kept our rooms clean and never intruded on our privacy. After a week, it seemed as if we knew the entire staff and each and every one made it their business to see that we enjoyed our stay there. All were very proud of their beautiful country and were great ambassadors for Antigua. As nice as the facilities were, it was the staff that made our stay excellent instead of just good. We can't wait to see them next year. We will without a doubt be back to Hawksbill next year. We found during our stay that many of the guests had been there before. We had an opportunity to visit some of the other resorts on the island, but the people staying there were quite envious when we told them about Hawksbill. If you want to spend a romantic time with your significant other or truly enjoy being with your family, this is the place to go. I read several reviews before booking our trip and I hope this one helps you make your decision. I don't think you can go wrong with Hawksbill. We didn't want to leave.
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Travel: 1-2 trips/year