Welcome to Antigua and Barbuda
The easygoing English-speaking people who call Antigua and Barbuda home have a reputation for humor, hospitality and a "no problem" attitude towards life. Visitors to these shores rarely want to leave and are usually planning to return even before they takeoff.
Over the years Antigua it self has become very important as the hub of the Eastern Caribbean and V.C. Bird International Airport has seen a tremendous increase in the number of services from North America and Europe.
It is also very easy to visit neighboring Caribbean Islands while comfortably based here. Facilities in Antigua and Barbuda are also being developed to add variety to life. There is a great range of Hotel from world famous luxury resorts to homely little establishments where the owner knows everybody by name and the famous stay by incognito.
The capital of St. John's also has two exciting waterfront developments for you to explore. The sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands, Antigua is also the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands, about 14 miles long and 11 miles wide.
With 365 white sand beaches, Antigua claims to have one for every day of the year. The island is a must-see destination for scuba divers and snorkellers, who come from around the globe to explore the breathtaking nearly unbroken wall of coral reef that surrounds the island.
Once known as the "gateway to the Caribbean" because of its location and natural harbors, Antigua is dotted with reminders of its nautical past, from Nelson's Dockyard, one of Antigua's finest physical assets, built by Horatio Nelson in the eighteenth century, to the beautifully restored Redcliffe Quay. More than 100 picturesque stone windmills, some now housing bars, shops, restaurants, and homes, serve as a testament to Antigua's role in the sugar trade.
It's always summer in Antigua, with temperatures rarely falling below 25C, or exceeding 30C. Most of the island's water comes from the desalination plant and is potable, but bottled water is widely available everywhere. The local currency, the EC$, is pegged to the US$ (EC$2.60 = US$1) and can be obtained from banks or ATMs island-wide. Most establishments welcome US$ cash or travelers cheques, and major credit cards are widely accepted.
About the Antigua Resort
The Resort comprises of 30 executive suites studio residences (either as single or double unit configurations) and a 19 room hotel rooms.
All rooms are equipped with private balconies, ceiling fans, air condition units, In-room safes, satellite television, hairdryers, direct dial phones, wireless broadband internet access. The resort has a health spa, turkish steam bath, fully equipped fitness centre and a dedicated emergency room with first aid and accident/emergency assistance available.
Room Descriptions and Amenities
The Antigua Yacht Club Marina offers you an opportunity to enjoy Antiguan hospitality
Each accommodation offers dramatic views of the Falmouth Harbour and the Marinas. They come equipped with ceiling fans, air condition units, electronic safes, DVD/CD players, flat screen televisions, wall mounted hairdryers, direct dial telephones, wireless and modem internet access, daily housekeeping service and fully equipped laundry facilities.
There are four types of accommodations:
All guest rooms have private balconies with views of the Marina. The furnishings are a Asian/Italian fusion with the wooden Indonesian furniture and a 100% cotton Italian linens and soft furnishings. The rooms and bathrooms are both quite large by hotel standards.
Garden View Studios
They offer great vistas of the tropical gardens with views of Falmouth Harbour in the background. It comprises of a Roomy bedroom, small kitchenette, and a nice modern bathroom. They are 60 Sq Meters (637 Sq Ft), they are quite spacious and comfortable.
Sea View Studios
They offer unobstructed panoramic views of the harbour and the marinas. They come equipped with a cozy bedroom with a four post bed, a good size modern bathroom, small kitchenette and a spacious balcony. They are 63 SQ Meters (679 Sq Ft).
One Bedroom Executive Suites
They feature a very roomy bedroom/bath suite and a very large living room/kitchen. It is a split level unit with the bedroom/bathroom suite located on the bottom floor and the living area on the top floor. This type of accommodation boasts of 2 separate balconies, one on either level, they give you stunning views of the tropical landscaped gardens and the most spectacular Falmouth Harbour.
About the Marina
Situated in Falmouth Harbour, the Antigua Yacht Club Marina is ideally located among shops, boutiques and restaurants. The historic Nelson's Dockyard is just a few minutes walk away as well as the beautiful "Pigeon" beach.
Boats drawing up to 25 feet are able to be accommodated stern to/alongside and all berths have water and electricity (110, 220, 380 Volts up to 400 amps). The AYC Marina features an exclusive on the water complex which includes a gourmet Restaurant, a Travel agent, chandlery, 2 cafes, supermarket and liquor store, 3 boutiques, a book shop and much more. The AYC Marina offers duty free fuel facilities and a new system of delivering fuel that allows you to pump directly to your slip at up to 250 litres per minute.
Wireless internet connection available all over the AYC Marina area.
The AYC Marina hosts the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in April followed by the Antigua Sailing Week.
For More Information and Booking - aycmarinaresort.com