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.

  • 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.

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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Mar 30, 2020 vallhawthorne Dawlish, United Kingdom

A great location for sunsets over the sea albeit a little remote. However it is in need of updating of rooms and more evening entertainment would be good. You will need a car if you want to explore the rest of the island as busses are few and far apart. The hotel has lovely gardens and beautiful beaches, with friendly staff. The food is generally… Read more
A great location for sunsets over the sea albeit a little remote. However it is in need of updating of rooms and more evening entertainment would be good. You will need a car if you want to explore the rest of the island as busses are few and far apart. The hotel has lovely gardens and beautiful beaches, with friendly staff. The food is generally good if a little plain at times. Overall, a good place for a Caribbean experience. Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 Webelly Dorset, United Kingdom

This was our 4th annual visit. We love the peaceful and idyllic surroundings and feel this makes it excellent value .It I would be hard to find anything like this in the Caribbean at this price. As mentioned by other reviewers there are a lot of issues regarding some accommodations and food. Where are the cheese and biscuits? Although we found… Read more
This was our 4th annual visit. We love the peaceful and idyllic surroundings and feel this makes it excellent value .It I would be hard to find anything like this in the Caribbean at this price. As mentioned by other reviewers there are a lot of issues regarding some accommodations and food. Where are the cheese and biscuits? Although we found some improvement in quality of meals. I must praise the gardeners. The grounds looked well kept and not much goat droppings around. We also encountered some local w***ers on Eden beach while the security guards were having a nice snooze in the beach shelter. Very annoying. My only real complaint is regarding the ice used in the drinks. It is used to cool beer bottles and glasses. Not very hygienic and can cause upset tummies. We will return. Let’s hope it doesn’t get taken over and changed too much. Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 394mervynk

We were a group of six who all had a great time and met loads of nice people. Seen other reports and agree with some of the comments but if you want a good time you can relax and get it here. Lovely beaches although the sea was a bit choppy our second week, pleasant staff and the food was fine. Rooms do need updating but we have been elsewhere in… Read more
We were a group of six who all had a great time and met loads of nice people. Seen other reports and agree with some of the comments but if you want a good time you can relax and get it here. Lovely beaches although the sea was a bit choppy our second week, pleasant staff and the food was fine. Rooms do need updating but we have been elsewhere in the Caribbean and these are not much different. Had a bit of rain, mostly at night but when it rains, it rains which is why everywhere is nice and green gardens etc. Place is dry again in minutes. The only thing I would recommend is taking plenty of bite spray because the little buggers are forever at you. Would recommend this resort, good 3 star holiday. Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 philip185 Hampshire, United Kingdom

This is not the resort for everyone. It's charm does grow on one, and the fact that there appear to be many repeat visitors tells its own story. But, there's no doubt it's seen better days. The rooms are basic (and we had by far the best one); the plumbing is a challenge with a real risk that there would be insufficient water in the shower to… Read more
This is not the resort for everyone. It's charm does grow on one, and the fact that there appear to be many repeat visitors tells its own story. But, there's no doubt it's seen better days. The rooms are basic (and we had by far the best one); the plumbing is a challenge with a real risk that there would be insufficient water in the shower to rinse off shampoo etc.; the kitchenette was really a disgrace. As one of the repeat visitors said on our first night "you don't come here for the food" (which turned out to be true), but there was never a moment when free alcohol was not readily available. The staff were charming without exception. The location is superb with four wonderfully empty beaches. It's quiet, restful and generally clean. We were lucky to be upgraded to the best room; I would suggest to go as superior as you can afford. One of the attractions which brings people back to Hawksbill may be Eden Beach, the only naturist beach on the island. Read less
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Mar 15, 2020 michaelrsamson Tring, United Kingdom

I don't think you will find another hotel quite like this on Antigua. Idyllic location with fabulous beaches, and excellent value for money, but please bear in mind this is a very quaint hotel in a quiet location that might not suit those seeking late nights or Sandals style entertainment.