I travel to Antigua yearly, solely because of my first experiences here. The experience was fantastic, because I got to enjoy Antigua from the eyes of an Antiguan. The family that owns this villa, made sure of that. They are the sweetest, most caring individuals who will go out of their way to ensure that their guests are happy.
Let me start with the accommodations. I stayed in Apt 1B and the large 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment had all amenities that once can desire for 2 week stay. Of all the usual amenities that all tourist think immediately about (comfy bed, good bathrooms, large kitchen, washing machine, back and front yard) the best amenity of this house is its central location. The house (in an upscale residential neighborhood) is less than 10 mins from the capital (a tourist hub), and approx. 10 mins by car to the two best beaches (based on my personal taste) in Antigua. Dickinson Bay and St. James's beach. Fun Fact: Antigua and Barbuda has 365 beaches. Anyways, going back to my previous thought, the 2 biggest supermarkets on the island are on the way to those beaches. And if you dont want to cook when you are there, a bevy of restaurants are on the same stretch of road.
Now to the people, Mr Browne and his entire family were just fabulous. Being my first time, and not knowing my way around, Mr. Browne came to meet me at the airport and to show me (i was driving) the way to the house. Its gestures such as that, and a multitude of such forms of gestures that cements this experience to be a great one. The best gesture was for him and his family to share their thoughts on what we should do in the island to experience it as a local. Needless to say, their effective and timely communication prior to and during our stay at the house was comforting.
It is the cumulative of the two points above that makes me travel yearly to antigua, and stay at this same villa.
If you are considering staying in Antigua, dont go past this villa listing.
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