Hawksbill by Rex Resorts

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

In a beautiful and secluded shoreline location, the adult-only Hawksbill resort boasts no less than four 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 are daytime and evening dining options 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!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Honeymoon
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

Just 15 minutes from the capital of St John's. Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

105 rooms. All with ceiling fans, mini-fridge, shower and safe. Garden Bungalows are semi-detached on Sea Grapes Beach (2nd row position), with garden views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: full buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and buffet dinner. Unlimited local drinks, soft drinks and house wine by the glass with dinner.

Please note: bottled water, Champagne, premium drinks and à la carte dining not included. 

Superior Sea View Rooms in a 2-storey main building on Sea Grapes Beach with balcony or terrace and partial sea views and have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Superior Beachfront Bungalows are located on the front of Sea Grapes Beach, with terrace and 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Beach Club Rooms all have air-conditioning and terraces with sea views. Beach Club Rooms are located on the headland between Sea Grape Beach and Honeymoon Cove, with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Please note: there are no TVs 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 daily, serving lunch (times may vary). Please note: dress codes apply (please see additional information). The Tamarind Tree Bar is open nightly. Restaurants may alternate. Room service*.

Weekly barbecue. TV Lounge. Weekly managers cocktail party, a weekly repeat guests cocktail party and regular low-key evening entertainment.

Swimming pool, massage treatments at wellness centre*, complimentary tennis. Non-motorised water sports including Hobie Cats, pedalos, snorkelling. Water sport lessons*.

3 nights minimum stay at all times.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this property is an adult-only (age 12 and above) resort.

Please note: guests can use all-inclusive at Halcyon Cove, the hotel's sister property. Transport is not provided and can be booked with the hotel's reception.

Restaurant dress code: breakfast and lunch – casual T-shirts and regular shorts for men, modest wraps for ladies. Dinner – smart casual with long trousers or Bermuda style shorts and collared shirts for men. Swimwear not permitted.

Please note: this hotel operates a non-smoking policy except in designated areas.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tranquil & Serene setting Such a Beautiful Property

Feb 20, 2021 CandyandFranky Harrison, New York

I have good news and bad news-the good far outweighs the bad so I will start with the good. First of all hats off to the staff-Fenton, Mario,Myra, Debbie, & Devon. These guys go above and beyond to accommodate and know how to exemplify hospitality. Big thank you to all of them for all of your help-all of the time! There was never a time that they… Read more
I have good news and bad news-the good far outweighs the bad so I will start with the good. First of all hats off to the staff-Fenton, Mario,Myra, Debbie, & Devon. These guys go above and beyond to accommodate and know how to exemplify hospitality. Big thank you to all of them for all of your help-all of the time! There was never a time that they did not go out of their way for us. If you are looking for a place to disconnect and take long walks or take in the ocean view from anywhere on this huge property and experience amazing sunsets and rainbows-this is the place. It is VERY quiet. We did not have internet service in our rooms-we were only able to connect when we were near the pool cabana or lobby area-we also did not have a TV or phone in our room-so make sure you really enjoy the company of the person/people you are traveling with -bring a good book or deck of cards-something to keep you occupied because it is a very quiet place with nothing to do on site-which is the main reason why people pick this place. The beaches are beautiful and for the most part are empty-you never have to get up early to claim a chair-the property is so big and people are not traveling as much so the place was pretty empty for the duration of our stay. Bring your own snorkeling equipment-you can snorkel at any of the beaches-All the staff wore masks all the time so COVID protocols were being followed. The beauty and location of the property as well as the amazing staff are the best things about the resort. Grounds are well kept. We were there for our anniversary and they decorated our table-had champagne and housekeeping even decorated our bed with towels shaped as swans and rose petals all around. NOW THE BAD: many of the rooms are terribly outdated and in dire need of repairs/upgrades. We stayed in the honeymoon suites and the views from these rooms are priceless-but the old wicker furniture, old faucets, old (very old) decor and leaking & cracked mini fridge take away from it just a little bit. Be very clear this is not the Marriott or any fancy resort-there is no phone or TV in the room, no room service for mid night snacks etc. Meals are very specifically timed and the food was very good-but just basic. The "pastries" on the menu were cupcakes but they gave them to you hot out of the oven-the desert everynight was cake and ice cream-so lack of variety for some things. But they were happy to give us a tray of cheese and crackers or fresh fruit to take back to our room if we wanted snacks for in-between meals. It did seem at times they pulled back on portion size-the sandwiches are tasty but very thin as if resources were scarce. Wait staff is gone by 8:15 due to curfews-so set yourself up for the night because there is nobody to serve drinks after 8:00. There are goats wandering the property which is charming and funny-but watch out for goat poop all around while you are walking-little pellets here and there. Be aware that all beached on the island are public so you will see locals there-a few even came in thru the back with their cars and brought their own BBQ grill-and spent time on the beach. Also one of the beaches is a nude beach where we saw random guy hanging out-and I did not feel comfortable with that-it is different if he came with someone but I felt like he was gawking and it was not cool. We are from NY-traveling during COVID times is challenging and we were looking for isolation from too many people and we found it here-you are able to have your space on an absolutley amazing property. Be prepared to pay for COVID test to fly back home. We paid $250 per person-for the test to be sent to lab-it is $150 for rapid test. If you want fun, loud and action or fancy-this might not be for you. I would go back in a heart beat-and if you go-as for a room that has been renovated-but if you want a sunset view overlooking the ocean-stay at honeymoon cove-the rooms are basic but the view is breathtakingly priceless. If you are going during COVID times-be sure to ask about curfews as it changes from time to time depending on case rate on the island. One last thing-it's supposed to be adults only resort-but they do allow families in for day pass-locals and tourists-so don't be surprised to see kids on the property. Also-the pool is tiny-it's almost comical for the size of this resort. Don't let the picture of the pool fool you. You can do a lap in 3 strokes LOL. But we had a lovely time and would go back in a heart beat! Read less
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Feb 9, 2021 Lyn3902

We spent the Christmas at Hawksbill, we have been several times before, and to be honest it gets better each time. As previous reviews have mentioned the amazing staff, who really do go the extra mile for you. All of them are always polite, friendly and well just amazing in these hard times. The measures for Covid were excellent and we felt safe.… Read more
We spent the Christmas at Hawksbill, we have been several times before, and to be honest it gets better each time. As previous reviews have mentioned the amazing staff, who really do go the extra mile for you. All of them are always polite, friendly and well just amazing in these hard times. The measures for Covid were excellent and we felt safe. The food i thought was excellent, always a choice and personally I loved the Al carte as opposed to the buffet style. The location is a perfect spot to chill out. Thank you all for making a wonderful, memorable Christmas . Read less
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Jan 19, 2021 LMcD456789

"Well Hilary has said it all! Well done Arlene, Mario and all the "team", We have been going to Hawksbill for many years and this was the best, the improvements are what the returnees, have always wanted. The Covid precautions were excellent and we felt very safe ..... so much so we really did not want to return home... We are hoping to return… Read more
"Well Hilary has said it all! Well done Arlene, Mario and all the "team", We have been going to Hawksbill for many years and this was the best, the improvements are what the returnees, have always wanted. The Covid precautions were excellent and we felt very safe ..... so much so we really did not want to return home... We are hoping to return May time, rather than go to Europe... but definetely next Christmas... Stay safe all and keep up the good work. with Love Lynn and Stuart. Read less
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Jan 18, 2021 katepots Exmoor National Park, United Kingdom

Just returned from a perfect holiday to Antigua based at Hawksbill. We hired a car for two weeks and having explored the island have to say that Hawksbill definitely has the best location. It has four fantastic beaches, even one where you can bare all of you so wish! Other great beaches are Deep bay, Ffryes (would be very busy in high season &… Read more
Just returned from a perfect holiday to Antigua based at Hawksbill. We hired a car for two weeks and having explored the island have to say that Hawksbill definitely has the best location. It has four fantastic beaches, even one where you can bare all of you so wish! Other great beaches are Deep bay, Ffryes (would be very busy in high season & Pinching bay, our favourite. We swam there but you need to be very experienced swimmers. You could hire a boat to drop you off otherwise. Resort was great although buildings a little tired. We had a superior bungalow to start but moved to the beach club villa which was fab and away from the resort on its own beach which suited us perfectly. We saw the second floor rooms too and they looked big and spacious and with a TV if you are after one. The great house sadly needs refurbishing (we renovate houses for a living so for a free holiday we’ll do it for you Hawksbill 😉) Food, I have read very mixed reviews on here. I have to say it was really very good. Not hugely exciting but everything we had we ate and enjoyed. I’d have loved some more Caribbean food ie curries, jerk chicken, rice & peas... Portion sizes could be a little bigger although you can order more. Breakfast you need to stipulate how many sausages or rashers of bacon you want. The cinnamon toast was amazing! Lunch menu very good. A shame the outside bbq was not in use but Covid regs etc... Service could be slow and amusing but you need to chill out and remember this is a 3* establishment. If you are looking for fast service and haute cuisine then go 5* Christobelle is amazing though and gets things ship shape. Staff are all genuinely friendly and welcoming, there wasn’t one who let the side down. Re Covid there are very good measures in place. We had our temperatures taken regularly which the UK could learn from! Entertainment twice weekly was good. It really is a lovely resort in a stunning location and we would go again in a heartbeat. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymooning at the most beautiful place in the world

Jan 4, 2021 charlesandgreggie

After a stressful year; and 14 changes to our honeymoon we finally made it to Antigua. We could not recommend this resort anymore. The staff are all amazing - Fenton and Errol on the bar are just plain awesome. Raz the chef and all the restaurant and cleaning staff are smiley and friendly. The resort is full of character and charm and the scenery… Read more
After a stressful year; and 14 changes to our honeymoon we finally made it to Antigua. We could not recommend this resort anymore. The staff are all amazing - Fenton and Errol on the bar are just plain awesome. Raz the chef and all the restaurant and cleaning staff are smiley and friendly. The resort is full of character and charm and the scenery is stunning. They have a nudist beach; which is one of the most fun feelings in the world. All the guests were also amazing and we have truly made friends for life. We had a once in a life time experience in December at this beautiful corner of the world and if you are interested in a unique and authentic experience; this is the place for you. They have four remarkable beaches and are currently serving an a la carte style food. They are extremely close to the airport and tourist attractions. There are horse rides and jet skis available at the resort. We loved every second but our favourite thing about it was the amazing staff. Thank you, thank you, thank you Hawksbill team. We hope to all come back in the future. Sunsets are the most dramatic we have ever seen. Five million stars from us! Read less