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Antigua and Barbuda - Trip Reports

Yepton Beach Resort

First things first..... if you have small kids, under 12, this is no place for you to go. There is absolutely nothing for them to do. The hotel says they have sail boats and snorkel gear.... they do but they are so old, I don't think the boats have been in the ocean since the day they were built. The kids menu is pathetic. However, if you are a couple looking for quiet then this is not a bad place.

Beach is small but clean. Previous reviews neglect to inform you that the resort is on the main channel coming out of St. John's... so you get a constant view not of blue sky and sunsets, but of cargo ships and cruise liners. The water is still fairly clear though with no pollution. However you do get plenty of waves. If you want calm, clear water then head south to Darkwood Beach.

The rooms are small but nice. The hotel definitely needs to upgrade the towels and sheets.

Also do yourself a favor and rent a car for the week. The cost of taxis in Antigua is crazy, worse then Barbados or any other island.

Go with a meal plan for a couple meals at the hotel. The food is OK, nothing great, and as mentioned, the menu never changes. They do change the "chef's specials" but they are always extra. Meals in Antigua are pricey, dinner for 4 adults will run you close to $200 USD, so eating at the hotel for a few meals is worth it, esp if they have an Island Buffet. Service is on "Island Time", as is every restaurant on the island... very slow by American standards. But to be honest after a few days it will not be noticed. The staff is generally friendly and helpful, be patient though.

Overall it is not that bad of a place, like I said it is not for a family, I just wish more people who reviewed it would have mentioned the negatives. Would I go back.... with my wife --- yes, with my kids-- never.

Thanks to Paul (New Jersey) for this trip report ...
April 2004

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