We had a fabulous time at the villa. This was our fifth time to Antigua and the views from the villa were the best that we have had. The interior was spacious for the five of us and everything we needed was provided.
Jolly Harbour has plenty of places to eat out and a handy supermarket. A car is essential if you are to see the island fully. We enjoyed Boom restaurant at Nelson's Dockyard if you want to spend a day relaxing enjoying the pool and good food.
All the local beaches are well worth a visit and we took the inflatable canoe to Hermitage Bay and had a wonderful time. A great holiday, in a great villa. Thank you.
Antiguabella is a beautiful home with the most relaxing, spectacular view we had ever seen. Our family had the vacation of a lifetime here. The location overlooking Jolly Harbour is breathtaking and so peaceful. We enjoyed our coffee and breakfast outside each morning usually with fruit from the trees in the garden. Every detail of Antiguabella has been well-planned especially the outdoor seating, pool and dining areas. We loved it so much we are already planning for the next time we can go, hopefully we can make it an annual event!
Thanks to the owners for making the planning, arrival and communication process so easy!
Antiguabella is the perfect place to stay in Antigua. It is located conveniently to many of the southwestern beaches on the island, which we thought were some of the best. It is also very close to Jolly Harbour, which is a great beach area with restaurants and a grocery store. The house was exactly as described and had everything we needed. The beds and linens were extremely comfortable. A rental car is a must and we spent every day at a different beach. Driving is on the left side and the roads are narrow and in bad shape with few street signs. It takes a bit to get used to but definitely doable with your maps app. The house had a cooler and beach chairs available which was such a nice amenity. The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need. We stayed in and cooked every morning and most evenings as there wasn't a much better view for breakfast and dinner than on your own back patio. The gardens around the home were very well manicured and the property had a locked gate so we felt very safe. The house is actually two attached villas but the couple staying next door was very nice and sharing the pool was not a problem at all. We would definitely stay at Antiguabella again - it was paradise!
AntiguaBella was amazing!! Incredible views, great pool, very clean and well kept. The perfect place for anyone looking to just sit back and relax. The pictures very accurately reflect the property. The property manager was there to greet us when we arrived with fresh fruit cocktails and a delicious fruit plate, which was just what we needed after a long flight. Would definitely recommend this property for anyone whose looking to just sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful island.
We had the most amazing week at AntiguaBella! The property is absolutely gorgeous! The house is spacious, clean and comfortable, and the photographs accurately depict it. It was obvious that Thomas and Sharon Tazewell (the owners) spent a great deal of time, thought and love in creating an elegant but relaxed decor for the villa and grounds. As soon as we walked in, we exhaled into a week of both relaxation and adventure.
We were welcomed to the villa by the lovely Caril - - who was so sweet and left a delicious fruit plate and delicious rum punch - - including a non-alcoholic version for our girls. There were beautiful tropical fresh flowers on the kitchen counter and dining room table that really made us feel like we were truly at home in Paradise. We had no complaints about anything and wanted for nothing. The pool is large and well-maintained. There were several seating areas surrounding the pool outside that were comfortable, peaceful and beautiful. There were also various fruit trees on the grounds: mango, pomegranate, limes, bananas. I found a mango that was almost ripe and waited a few days before trying it. Yummm!! It was the most delicious mango I have ever had in my entire life! Straight off the tree!
The kitchen was perfect! It was a very good size and had the appliances and utensils needed to make meals. The grocery store and numerous restaurants are within a 10 minute drive and across the island.
The bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. The beds and linens were so comfortable. I really cannot say enough about the villa. It was truly perfection in every respect.
I would highly recommend renting a car if you want to venture out to experience the island. It was extremely challenging to get around because they drive on the left in Antigua and the roads are not necessarily clearly named. However, we were able to go everywhere we wanted by using the GPS app on my phone with no problem.
Antigua is gorgeous! Beaches are in walking distance and virtually everywhere. There are many wonderful restaurants (all al fresco) with a variety of choices. You really have the option of having a completely chilled out vacation or venturing out to explore different activities.
We loved Antigua and cannot wait to return to AntiguaBella. It was amazing and so much more even than we expected. We highly recommend staying here. Thanks to the Tazewells for sharing their bit of Paradise with us!