The Hawksbill Resort (by Rex Resorts) is named after one of it's five beaches. You can savour each one if you like, as they are all very good. Currently as other resorts in this price range remain closed this is one of the few remaining 'budget' options. This is perhaps on of the best cheap Antigua resorts and it is an all inclusive too.
About the Hawksbill Resort
It is a typical Caribbean 3 star resort, but what is less typical about it is that you have an expansive beach area. Plus the fathest beach Eden Beach is 'clothing optional' nudist beach, which is untypical in Antigua. The main Sea Grape Beach is the best and was probably chosen as the centre and where lunch is served in the Seagrape Bar and Grill. Tamarind Tree is the main dining area for breakfast and dinner. The all inclusive buffet is decent unless you have some specific dietary requirments then you might have limited options for what to stack on your plate.
The resort has a calm feel about it and all buildings are low rise. There are some steps to negotiate on a daily basis but nothing too taxing either. The resort is spread across the 2-3 beaches in a picturesque setting with goats free to roam around. Pigs also go swimming from Eden beach.
Watersports and Things to Do
This is a resort to enjoy the beach and water mostly as the gym is underequipped. There is a tennis court. and one of the tiniest pools you will find in a resort unfortunately. A car rental business onsite and local taxi firm can get you around. Watersports here can include snorkling, jetski, hobbie cat sailing and kayaking. Snorkling is good with some healthy reef around. There is a TV located in the small lounge by the beach bar where you might be able to watch 'the game'. Outside the road is safe enough to enjoy a spot if running just run against the flow of traffic as normal. There are no dangerous currents in the bays but you should take care and consider your abilities if you go out further for example around the hawksbill rock. Jetskis always pose a threat to swimmers.
The resort reviews favourably after you get over the star rating and what that means. It is clean and you might feel it needs some moderisation. Beds will be comfortable but beach chairs etc and furniture can be dated. Apart from over the Christmas and new year weeks the resort has become an Adult Only Resort no children under 12.
If you would like to experience the resort for a short time, there are some options for you, a full day, half day or dinner only.
It is well located for St Johns visits via the 5 islands village and suburb Greys you pass through. As it is part of Rex Resorts while the Halcyon Cove is a part of Rex Resorts you are allowed to spend a day in the other resort enjoying all the benefts of their all inclusive package. Currently the Halcyon is closed however.
Date of Stay June 2022.
Based on a standard Garden Room.
The room was non air conditioned but the bedside fan was new and in good order. The ceiling fan didn't keep the room as cool as I would have liked otherwise. There was no WIFI in my room if staying long enough consider getting a local sim card with data. The furniture in the room looked quite new and felt comfortable and this room had been renovated at some point in the last 5 years I would say. There was a safety deposit box. Evening entertainment was a bit limited but ok. The onsite car rental company was ok at a push with a small car that air con was not great but it was easy to get a car.
Excellent beach close to most all rooms
Good quality food
Limited but free WIFI
Friendly and helpful staff- a real bonus
The evening vybe is very good the bar area and dining area are great
Limited food for those on strict diets
Expensive taxi needed to go everywhere
Relatively poor on site Car Rental company- ok at a push.
Limited evening entertainment
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