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In a beautiful and secluded shoreline location, the Hawksbill resort boasts no less than 4 soft white sandy beaches to explore, including Antigua's only clothing optional beach. Accommodation is low rise and simple but clean and spacious, clustered behind the beaches and stretching into the resort's 37 acres of lawned gardens. There’s a choice of restaurants on-site or take a taxi into town for more choice. Facilities include a beachside swimming pool, tennis court and beauty treatments at the Wellness Cottage. Simple, charming and traditional, the Hawksbill is value at its best!
Just 15 min from the capital of St John's. Transfer time from airport: 25 min.
111 rooms. All with ceiling fans, mini-fridge, iron and board (on request), walk-in shower and hairdryer. Garden Bungalows are close to Sea Grapes Beach, with garden views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 child.
Superior Seaview Rooms – with balcony/terrace and partial sea views overlooking Sea Grapes Beach, have 2 double beds, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Located in the main building. Seaview Bungalows – located on the front of Sea Grapes Beach, with terrace and 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping max 2 adults. Beach Club Rooms - all have air-conditioning and terraces with sea views. Beach Club Rooms are located on either Royal Palm Beach or Honeymoon Cove, with either 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleep max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Royal Palm Beach Club Rooms have 2 double beds and sleep max 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with interconnecting rooms available (on request and subject to availability). Honeymoon Cove Club Rooms, facing Sea Grapes beach or Honeymoon Cove, sleep max of 2 adults (on request and subject to availability). There are no TV's in any of the rooms, however, there is a tv lounge for guests to use.
The Tamarind Tree Restaurant is open for buffet breakfast and nightly for dinner serving a combination of buffet and table d'hote meals. The Sea Grapes Bar and Grill is only steps from the sea and offers drinks and lunch, open 11.00am-6.00pm daily serving lunch 12-14.30pm. This restaurant transforms into the 'Il Vignetto Sul Mare' 3 times a week during high season, serving a variety of à la carte specialities available at a supplement reservations required). The Tamarind Tree Bar is open nightly. There is a weekly managers cocktail party and a weekly repeat guests cocktail party.
Swimming pool, massage treatments at wellness centre*, complimentary tennis and non-motorised water sports, including Sunfish sailing, kayaking, pedalos and snorkelling (water sport lessons*). Caribbean experiences including local cuisine lessons, mixology classes and garden tours.
Weekly barbecue. Regular evening entertainment (seasonal). TV Lounge.
Guests can use all-inclusive at Halcyon Cove, the hotel's sister property. Transport is not provided and must be booked with the hotel's reception.
Dress code: Breakfast and Lunch - No swimwear. Gentlemen -T-shirts with sleeves and regular shorts. No sleeveless vests please Ladies – Casual but modestly covered. Dinner - Gentlemen – Elegantly casual with collard shirts, long trousers and shoes. Ladies – Smart casual.
Please Note: This hotel operates a non-smoking policy.
Room service is not included in the All Inclusive package.
*Denotes local charge
Child ages up to and including 12 years.
Full buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner. A wide variety of Caribbean cocktails. Local beers, soft drinks, house spirits and house wines by the glass (NB:bottled water and à la carte dining not included). Watersports as stated above. Regular evening entertainment.
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My husband and I just got back from a week at the Hawksbill. I compare it to a luxury camping trip. We booked a Beach Club upgraded room with air-conditioning. It poured down rain at 3am and the rain... Read more came through our poorly patched roof on our pillows like a faucet (glad we paid extra for that room Ha). Luckily we have a good sense of humor and we moved the bed out of the way and went back to sleep. The air conditioner leaked and froze up and we also had to close our bathroom door in order for it to be cool in our room and since there are no proper windows, just screens with solid wood slats that partially close, you don't get any view because you needs everything closed to cool the room. Bring an umbrella during rainy season as it was a 10 minute hike from our room to the dining facilities and it rained a couple evenings. Make sure you bring your own beach towel as they are hard to come by. Our friends waited 3 days to get one and once you do, it is almost impossible to get a fresh one, although a large group of local school children had no problem getting towels when they came for the day. The negative being said, we really did have a good time and may go back again. The water sports guys were really nice (especially Sean), the staff were friendly (although they tend to cater to the repeat customers) and the resort is very clean. Make sure you bring bug spray for the evenings since dining is outside. There are 4 beaches, but only one is really good for swimming and snorkeling since the others have a lot of rock and rougher waves. The food was ok during the first few days and improved greatly during the last 2 days. There are no radios, tv's or phones in most of the rooms and it is very quiet. We had evening local bands 3 of the nights of our stay. The resort is not very close to town. They offer a shuttle for $8 per person return from 9am to 12 each day, or it costs $15 each way per cab. It cost us $20 one-way for a taxi from the airport which is cheaper than booking a shuttle on-line through Viator or book-it. Taxis are always available at the resort, no need to phone for one. In summary, if you want good value and a quiet resort, good swimming, snorkeling and kayaking, with pretty good food, then I would recommend Hawksbill. If you want 5-star service, party atmosphere, entertainment and luxury, take a pass. Happy travels! Read less
The grounds and four beaches are so beautiful, and the staff is great! It made up for the room. The first room, standard room, literally made me cry. I always book a 'standard' room because we... Read more don't spend much time in it but the condition was terrible. I would not even sit on the bed. We got an upgrade for a price but the rooms could really use some work. The mattress seemed to be from the 1960's and the bed was very small. We learned fast to hang the towels because getting new ones was next to impossible. The first day we had hand towels but that ended by day 2 and we were left with 2 towels and no bath mat either. Also, we were stuck with the same dirty beach towels for half the week because there was never any clean ones available. Getting water is also very difficult. The water jug was always empty which was probably a good thing because I don't think it has ever been wiped down! Upper management really needs to spend some time at Hawksbill in a standard room. Many of the people was met also requested upgrades and one couple even demanded a new mattress! So sad because the location is breathtaking, food was great and the staff was very friendly. Read less
I came here with my immediate family and my 30 extended family members in November to spend Thanksgiving. We all had an amazing time! It has been my 7th visit and this place has become our 2nd... Read more home. The staff is friendly, warm and helpful. The resort itself is rustic and simple; the beaches are so beautiful, and not overcrowded. The food is ok. My kids never complain about the food which is a plus since they are picky eaters. The guests are friendly; I met some lovely people from Europe and US. If you’re looking to get away from the rat race and a simple place for relaxation then this place is for you. Looking forward to coming back again! Read less
This was our 7th visit and found the layback and chill charm has not changed, loads of beach room, (you have a choice of 4 beaches), or just relax in the shade on the lovely lawns under the palm... Read more trees, even though the hotel was full there is so much space to enjoy on your own if you wish. the rustic charm is brilliant, you can really feel away from it all especially as the rooms and bungalows do not have TVs, The food was very good and varied, the lunchtime barbeque always has fresh caught fish, the staff are lovely and make you feel at home, they are so nice, we have tried most types of rooms and like the bungalows on the first beach the best, 10 paces from the beach and very quiet, just the sound of the sea on the shore, If you are looking for all mod cons, plunge pools, noisy bars, loads of sun beds lined up on concrete then forget it, this place is about a Caribbean way to relax, have a drink at the beach bar and watch the sun go down giving a brilliant sunset across the Caribbean sea. And yes we will be back. Read less
I wrote a review last year and I was complimentary and forgiving about a lot of aspects of Hawksbill. Now one year later having visited again I am running out of patience. I also appreciate having... Read more had a conversation with the current manger that it's extremely difficult for Rex Resorts to invest significant capital in to Hawksbill because of the intransigence of the owners of the land plus it's with the lawyers whose payday depends on how long they can drag this indecision out. The manager said that bringing Hawksbill up to a standard will take millions of dollars which he firmly believes Rex will invest if given the opportunity . Every aspect of Hawksbill needs money spent on it. In my humble opinion things could be done that don't need big expenditure. We all travel today with items that need charging whether it's an IPad or a kindle and I want to feel confident when inserting that plug I'm not going to get 110 volts through me. Check out the hot water dispenser in the sea grapes restaurant and look at the plug, there are exposed wires. We stayed in a superior sea view room,the fly screens were ok but where the frames of the screens were secured to the windows there are gaping gaps. We suffered a lot of bites. On several days there was no hot water, something trips out and on request is rectified. Surely this can be avoided. The food had declined in standard since last year particularly those evenings when you are served at your table, there were more buffet style meals in the evening where the food was 'cool' rather than hot. The Argentinian house white wine is so acid it's virtually undrinkable. The funny thing is that a very respectable Chilean Sauvignon Blanc at the Epicurian supermarket is cheaper than Tescos UK at under £4.50 a bottle. Consistency in all things is vital in the service industry and a lot was missing. Everything I've mentioned doesn't need big sums of money to put right it needs a determination to do the very best you can given the circumstances. The staff are the Hawksbills greatest asset and are putting on a very good face and attitude for their guests, to mention a few of its greatest assets David, Adrian, William, Christabelle and Millie whose sole purpose is to make sure you always have a drink. Shenneth and Donella in reception, Anne Marie the best room attendant, others not mentioned to numerous to name are indispensable as they create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. It is these staff and fantastic location that keep us returning. The hotel very very badly needs a resolution to the current stalemate. Read less