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.

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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 Great place to get away from it all!

Nov 5, 2019 William A

This was our second trip to Hawksbill, and we will be back! While the place is a little tired, the staff and service more than make up for it. The personal service was great. Thanks to Dave at the front desk for making our stay enjoyable by making sure we had the right bungalow. The food and service couldn't be better, thanks to Judith and Myra… Read more
This was our second trip to Hawksbill, and we will be back! While the place is a little tired, the staff and service more than make up for it. The personal service was great. Thanks to Dave at the front desk for making our stay enjoyable by making sure we had the right bungalow. The food and service couldn't be better, thanks to Judith and Myra and Sandy! Bar service and quality was great, thanks David and William! We stayed an extra day, which was no problem, thanks to Aretha. The manager, Mario, also met us several times to make sure we were doing fine. Thanks again!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great for relaxing

Nov 4, 2019 lavernekaperry St. John's, Antigua

The resort seems to have following of a more mature crowd/ retired guest which made my stay even more peaceful. If all you want to do is rest and take in the natural surroundings then Hawksbill Resort is the place to be where the waves will put you to sleep
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect, relaxed holiday

Nov 3, 2019 tjam west sussex

We visited in the last week of October. We were greeted at reception with a warm welcome and glasses of bubbly. We had booked a beach front bungalow and a porter took our bags to our room down on Royal Palm beach. Our room had air conditioning, a fridge, 2 safes, a huge comfortable bed and an enormous bathroom. Our room was not modern or luxurious… Read more
We visited in the last week of October. We were greeted at reception with a warm welcome and glasses of bubbly. We had booked a beach front bungalow and a porter took our bags to our room down on Royal Palm beach. Our room had air conditioning, a fridge, 2 safes, a huge comfortable bed and an enormous bathroom. Our room was not modern or luxurious but it was clean and perfectly fine. We had a little veranda and there were plenty of sun loungers available. Outside was just a few steps from one of the resorts incredible beaches. There were not many other guests while we were there and I think because of this the restaurant offered menu choices for most of days. The food was tasty, well cooked and beautifully presented. I think we had buffet options at the weekend and 1 day in the week. The drinks offered were not premium brands but there were no short measures! The staff were very keen to ensure we had a great stay and couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly. Free WiFi available in rooms, bar and even the beach. The hotel has 4 beaches that were pretty much empty during our stay - bliss! Hotel entertainment was limited to Saturday evening so if you need more stimulation, this might not be the place for you. Also I would say if you have mobility issues this resort would be challenging as there are a lot of steep steps to rooms and the restaurant. Overall we had a fantastic stay and we are looking forward to our next holiday here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful resort.

Nov 1, 2019 Davids19491949 Seaford, United Kingdom

I guess you could say that this is a little biased as we have been visiting this hotel since 1995. It is a bit like coming home every time we visit. Love the location, better than any other on the island. It is very quiet and peaceful and the staff are extremely helpful and understanding. The a la carte menus were often available for breakfast… Read more
I guess you could say that this is a little biased as we have been visiting this hotel since 1995. It is a bit like coming home every time we visit. Love the location, better than any other on the island. It is very quiet and peaceful and the staff are extremely helpful and understanding. The a la carte menus were often available for breakfast lunch and dinner. It is quite a way from St Johns and away from any other hotels. The clothes optional beach is a very long fourth beach and very quiet. This was the second time we visited this hotel this year and in all have spent over six weeks here this year! Not everything is perfect and typical Caribbean time and method. To us this is a five star experience although in reality the hotel is probably three star, but the staff and location make up for this. If you like a busy holiday this is probably not for you. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise found

Oct 26, 2019 Deniselel Brampton, United Kingdom

Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing.... We stumbled on this little gem after our trip to Cuba was cancelled and we booked this holiday at the last minute, we’d read the reviews before booking and the things that people were complaining about (lack of tv, entertainment etc) was exactly what we were looking for. One of best part of this holiday is how… Read more
Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing.... We stumbled on this little gem after our trip to Cuba was cancelled and we booked this holiday at the last minute, we’d read the reviews before booking and the things that people were complaining about (lack of tv, entertainment etc) was exactly what we were looking for. One of best part of this holiday is how well looked after you are by the staff, nothing is too much trouble for them. The hotel is set in beautiful well maintained grounds and all the rooms are directly on the beach. If you love beach holidays and snorkelling then this is definitely the place to be The food is fantastic and cooked to order and prepared quickly and a good selection and the wines are great. This quaint little hideaway is paradise and we will be returning next year. My only “warning” is the cost of taxi’s to get around the island (they prices are set by the government) and always make sure you book your trips through the hotel and not people who approach you on the beach. The hotel will always get you the best deal. Read less