Antigua trip report

Old May 26th, 2000, 05:35 AM
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Bette
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Dear Robyn: In general, people were amicable. At Hawksbill, very few Americans, mostly Europeans which they admit that they cater to. Was told by our driver that the Antiguians were not too thrilled with Americans although the Americans are considered to be the best "tippers". We were there during Carnival Time and found the main town to be very 3 worldish. Ate in town at a lovely restaurant recommended by our driver (expensive) and then walked to the casino which was small, cozy and fun. We found the roads (4 years ago) to be in horrendous condition with huge potholes. By and large the people were pleasant and cool friendly. Toured the Island and nothing really was super outstanding to us. Would I go back? Probably not...as the world is very large and so many other places to see. But, if I would go back, it would be to Hawksbill!
 
Old May 27th, 2000, 05:42 AM
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I must disagree with Bette's comments although I'm sure her opinion has merit. My experience with Antiguans was fantastic. I found the opposite to be true about Americans vs. Europeans. The Antiguans openly despise the Europeans. We were told that they are considered rude and cheap.The Antiguans waited on us hand and foot and were the most pleasant friendly people weve ever met on any island. The restaurants on the island are exquiste and yes, expense goes with that. We dined at Chez Pascal, Coconut Grove and Julianes. Along with Big Bannana and our hotel restaurant all very good. On Sunday we went to Shirley Heights for a barbeque and reggae party ( that was great). We also took a catamaran around the island one day. You can also do the Jeep tour. So I think there is a little more to do if you are adventuroous
 
Old May 27th, 2000, 01:08 PM
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Dear Scott: Maybe we stayed on the wrong side of Antigua, being our first time there. I will keep your views in mind should we consider going there again. But Scott, the one thing that I have never forgotton was what our Antiguian driver said to my spouse and I about the Americans. Whether he was correct or not, his statement somehow remains imbedded in my mind. The only way to erase this opinion and resolve it is, I guess, to eventually return and possibly give it 1 more shot.
 
Old May 30th, 2000, 06:45 PM
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Curtain Bluff on Antigua is fabulous. I would most certainly return to this lovely hotel with incredible food and great wine. The beach is lovely as well and the proprietor, Howard, is the best at what he does. Don't miss it!
 
Old Oct 22nd, 2000, 11:07 AM
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Scott please e-mail me your trip report. <BR>Thanks
 
Old Oct 26th, 2000, 07:09 AM
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My husband and I stayed in Antigua in 2/99 and are going back in 1/01. We have travelled all over the Caribbean and this is the first time we are going back to the same resort. I would highly recommend Galley Bay. We checked out Curtain Bluff and were not impressed. The rooms were in need of refurbishing and we did not have a good experience with the owner. . . maybe he was just having a bad day but he thought nothing of speaking poorly of the owner of Galley Bay and was just a plain old snob!
 
Old Oct 26th, 2000, 03:32 PM
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Hi Scott, <BR>Can you please mail me you trip report. <BR>I will be going Dec. 2nd and getting married at Sandals. Have you heard anything about this property? <BR>Thanks.
 
Old Oct 27th, 2000, 11:54 PM
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Hello Scott, <BR> <BR>If the offer still stands, I'd love to see your trip report. I am going to Antigua in December and will spend Christmas and the New Year there. <BR> <BR>Many thanks.
 
Old Oct 29th, 2000, 03:03 PM
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Hi Scott: <BR> <BR>Going to Antigua in December and would love your trip report! <BR> <BR>Are you familiar with Galley Bay? <BR> <BR>Thanks
 
Old Nov 4th, 2000, 07:49 PM
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Scott: I would appreciate your trip re- <BR>port; going Jan. 9 to Rex Halcyon. Was <BR>there in '88 & '90, but things change <BR>quickly(esp. restaurants). Is the Jolly <BR>Roger still cruising? There was a hot <BR>club downtown(local hangout) whose name <BR>escapes me, but I'd love to do a night <BR>there again(it was pretty wild). <BR>Regards, Bill
 
Old Nov 14th, 2000, 07:10 PM
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I have been hearing about GALLEY BAY, ... can someone who has stayed there PLEASE tell me more? I am planning a trip to Antigua in March and am looking for a smallish resort with a great beach and cottage style rooms. We love to snorkle and golf. Would Galley Bay be the best location? NEED to know! <BR>j. <BR>
 
Old Nov 14th, 2000, 07:13 PM
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Scott, <BR>I would love to see your trip report on Antigua. Have been to Virgin Gorda, St. Thomas, Tortola, Barbados, St. Barths, St. Lucia, and St. John. Those are my favorites. Tell me about Antigua!!! <BR>J.
 
Old Nov 16th, 2000, 07:52 AM
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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, <BR> <BR>WE ARE GOING TO SANDALS IN ANTIGUA, APRIL 2001 FOR OUR WEDDING. WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS BEEN AND WHAT THE ISLAND IS LIKE. <BR> <BR>WAITING PATIENTLY. <BR> <BR>THANKS, <BR>DONNA
 
Old Nov 20th, 2000, 03:32 PM
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Sheila
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Scott, <BR>I'd like a copy of your trip report <BR>Thanks,
 
Old Nov 22nd, 2000, 01:39 PM
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Nicole
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Scott, <BR> <BR>I would love a copy of your report. Thanks so much. What's up with that other chick?? Pretty rude.
 
Old Nov 22nd, 2000, 08:17 PM
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Laurie
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Scott, <BR> <BR>I would like to have a copy of your trip report. Thanks a bunch!
 
Old Nov 24th, 2000, 01:32 PM
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Jenna
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Please forward a copy of your trip report. I'm heading to the Allegro Pineapple Beach in January. Will go 'off campus' to get PADI certified. Any other recommendations or favorites would be a huge help!
 
Old Nov 26th, 2000, 12:48 PM
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T Stewart
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We are considering a trip in May and would love to receive your report. Thanks!
 
Old Nov 26th, 2000, 01:26 PM
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Christie
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For the official Antigua website, go here: <BR>http://www.antigua-barbuda.org <BR> <BR>There is a good message board, plus info on restaurants, tours, etc.
 
Old Nov 27th, 2000, 10:25 AM
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Would also like a trip report and ANY info on weddings at the Sandals resort there! <BR>Thanks, <BR>Renee
 

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