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

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.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Apr '20 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 17 Apr '20–8 Apr '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Jan '20 to receive up to 50% off the accommodation cost between 19 Dec '19–20 Dec '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

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 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 Quite an experience!

Jan 24, 2020 P2970PTlisah Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

As previous reviewers have said, don’t expect much! We booked a ‘superior seafront bungalow’, (70) which was definitely NOT superior. The room was tiny, the sea view was obscured by metal slats that wouldn’t open properly, the toilet was wobbly, on a high step, wouldn’t flush properly and difficult to use. It was also a long way away from the… Read more
As previous reviewers have said, don’t expect much! We booked a ‘superior seafront bungalow’, (70) which was definitely NOT superior. The room was tiny, the sea view was obscured by metal slats that wouldn’t open properly, the toilet was wobbly, on a high step, wouldn’t flush properly and difficult to use. It was also a long way away from the restaurant and bar along a very uneven path, not much fun in the dark and rain, of which there was a lot. It also smelled of sewage. The only good thing about it was the a/c and the very comfortable bed. We had paid extra for this room. We requested a room change and were given room 21, a standard room, which is better in almost every way. It is more than twice the size, the toilet is on the flat, although it doesn’t flush properly. It even has a tv! The a/c works well but it’s noisy. It has clear plastic windows though the sea view is mostly obscured by an enormous tree. Anyway, we Were comfortable here and it’s nearer reception. PROS The 4 beaches are beautiful and mostly clean. It’s adults only Rooms are kept pretty clean Plenty of sun beds Beds are comfortable We loved the goats and the ewe and lamb we saw. Someone went round blowing the resulting rounders off the paths every morning. There are a lot of mongooses living under the buildings too. Complaints are attended to quickly if possible. CONS The place is falling to bits. Simple repair jobs are not done or done badly. The toilet seat for instance, was broken. It was the cheapest flimsy plastic and was never going to withstand hotel use. Our first clean towels came after a week. The restaurant keeps running out of things and you don’t get any for several days, eg yoghurt, bananas, honey. Severe staff shortage in the restaurant. Service is patchy. They try to do a la carte several times a week but it takes ages to get served if at all and it’s not working. There are sometimes nice desserts but they run out 20 minutes after the start of dinner and so if you go later you don’t get any. Staff is inclined to be grumpy. Some are even hostile. There was a nice dressing table in our room with a mirror but no chair. I asked for one and was told there wasn’t one! Eventually the member of staff fetched me one from the dining room but in a belligerent manner. Some are really nice, particularly William (who mixes a great pina colada), David and Melissa. Others too whose names I haven’t remembered. It’s nice to be served by smiling people, not grumpy ones. I get the impression that the members of staff aren’t very happy. Eden beach has many fallen and rotten palm trunks and rotting collapsed and bald sun shades and broken sun beds. It is a most stunning beach but neglected and unfortunately very difficult to swim from due to hidden rocks. The other beaches have good swimming but are clothed only. Eden beach is clothes optional. There are no beach bars. There is a very inadequate pool, tiny and shallow. Most of the time we were there it was dirty and full of rubbish. I only once saw someone in it in 2 weeks. A pool is very necessary when the sea is mostly too rough to swim in. There is a big fly problem on the Sea Grape bar, where lunch is served. I spent most of my meals there trying unsuccessfully to keep them off my food and drink. The WiFi is very weak and only available in the restaurants. Our friends 3 doors down had a repeater so they had WiFi in their room but I think they were the only ones. All in all it’s very expensive for what it is and you get the feeling all the staff are struggling. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hospitality at the highest.

Jan 22, 2020 pamh625 Wilmington, New York

We had a wonderful relaxing vacation from the time Dave checked us in to Rashid showing us to our room. It was made even more special by wait staff Janine,Extenia, Dallary, Melissa and bartender David. We don't drink but David made my husband ice tea without even asking when he saw us. We had fresh fish everyday by Marlene on the grill at… Read more
We had a wonderful relaxing vacation from the time Dave checked us in to Rashid showing us to our room. It was made even more special by wait staff Janine,Extenia, Dallary, Melissa and bartender David. We don't drink but David made my husband ice tea without even asking when he saw us. We had fresh fish everyday by Marlene on the grill at lunch. We rented a bungalow and couldn't have been happier when the ocean greeted us everyday. The bed was very comfortable and I've never had such wonderful pillows! No need to rent a car, instead of going on a tour we hired Goldman to drive us and took us to places that aren't on a regular tour. We are going back the same time next year to be with the wonderful friends we made while there but going for 2 weeks instead of the week we were there! Thank You Hawksbill Resort! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous Week - Tricky Review To Write

Jan 20, 2020 colinr979 Buckingham, United Kingdom

My wife & I had a fabulous fabulous week here. The different ratings like all reviews reflect our individual expectations. We were clear from the outset as to what we wanted, what we did not want & what we were prepared to accept for the price we were willing to pay. Hawksbill DOESN'T offer: posh & pristine accommodation / immaculate service /… Read more
My wife & I had a fabulous fabulous week here. The different ratings like all reviews reflect our individual expectations. We were clear from the outset as to what we wanted, what we did not want & what we were prepared to accept for the price we were willing to pay. Hawksbill DOESN'T offer: posh & pristine accommodation / immaculate service / beautiful & gorgeous food / a perfectly clean & swim friendly pool / every-night entertainment / high rise buildings with mirrored lifts Hawksbill DOES offer: a relaxed & spacious environment / a beautiful forest green back drop / 4 stunning beaches which are generally quiet / rooms & cottages (most) which sit just back from a beach / swim friendly beaches / basic water activities. In fact a place to unwind & relax in a resort where there are minimal distractions which are often offered up by the 'modern world' You will have to accept a variation in service (very slow, slow, ok / distant, transactional, friendly / rather not help, happy to help). You will have to accept a variation in food quality & taste, in fact much of the dinners were quite bland. You will have to accept the BBQ lunches menu is the same every day. You may have to accept the room is not perfect (e.g sink plug missing, door sticking, lock awkward to open) You will have to accept the noise of the goats & sometimes a little of their mess. But hey, if you are looking to unwind in the most beautiful of beautiful locations at an ok price there its much to love if one can let go of the niceties one often expects. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay especially if your looking for a relaxing vacation.

Jan 17, 2020 Andy C Toronto, Canada

This resort is quiet and relaxing. There's a beach for everyone's style. The food is consistently tasty. Service at breakfast lunch and dinner is always friendly. The location of the resort has a private appeal for those staying here. People come from miles around to spend time on Eden Beach. It's a very long beautiful natural stretch of… Read more
This resort is quiet and relaxing. There's a beach for everyone's style. The food is consistently tasty. Service at breakfast lunch and dinner is always friendly. The location of the resort has a private appeal for those staying here. People come from miles around to spend time on Eden Beach. It's a very long beautiful natural stretch of beach. This resort is not for high maintenance people looking for perfection in their stay, there are many very expensive hotels and resorts on the island for you. Enjoy Rex Hawsbill we certainly did. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating So much promise but not delivering potential

Jan 15, 2020 billsteggals Wareham, United Kingdom

The location of this resort is its major selling point. Staff, in the main, are also first rate. What let's it down, and all of these issues keep emerging from mine and other's comments are: 1. Poor quality and poor maintenance of rooms combined with an inconsistent supply of hot water 2. Lack of facilities on the most used of the four beaches… Read more
The location of this resort is its major selling point. Staff, in the main, are also first rate. What let's it down, and all of these issues keep emerging from mine and other's comments are: 1. Poor quality and poor maintenance of rooms combined with an inconsistent supply of hot water 2. Lack of facilities on the most used of the four beaches (sun bed quality, no good sun shade, and no facility in an all inclusive hotel, to obtain any sort of refreshment.durinv the day 3. Over run by goats and sheep that depoire their waste all over the grounds...particularly unpleasant on the closest beach to the rooms 4. Food variety and quality are inconsistent and often very poor Considring the above, high prices charged are not in line with overall quality expected and could be described as exploitation as thd majority of repeat visitor ckmd for the location. Read less