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Review submitted by sue from london (Submitted: 6 Jan 2009)
this was our 3rd visit to jolly harbour, first one in the hotel (not recommended!) the second on the actual harbour in a 2 bed villa and then this lovely time in a 3 bed one with a pool.
We travelled with 2 children - 3 years and a 9 month old.
Needless to say we love jolly harbour - the beach is fantastic and everyone is so friendly. We have always come back when our kids were young as we knew the supermarket stocked good food for when they were being weaned.
The villa itself was brilliant - a pool the right size for kids - about 8 ft in length and great patio for entertaining or chilling out. 2 large double bedrooms and another smaller double bedroom, but still plenty big enough.
The villa was well stocked and had a great welcome pack. the brochure inside gave great details of lots of things to do but to be honest we just wanted to chill out with the kids.
Isobel the cleaner was fantastic and the pick up from the airport to the villa was a great help - ANtigua airport is not well known for its facilities!
Would completely reccommend getting a golf buggy for your trip - such fun. Not that it is needed - everything you want is within easy walking distance, but just a great way to get around. security will try and stop you leaving the harbour complex once but when they realise you are only 200 m up the road they stopped.
We had the holiday of a lifetime - kids were so happy and made great friends. The only thing I would say is we found eating out in the harbour very expensive and ate in nearly every meal except the ones at Castaways on the beach which were better value and to be honest a lot more relaxed. The super market is quite expensive - a little more than english prices, but really well stocked.
Only bit of advice is regarding antigua airport. You have to queue queue queue and when you get through to departures there is nothing really there. Advice is to check in, walk over the road to the cricket ground (sticky wicket) and waste an hour or so there and only go to queue about 45 mins before your flight so you go straight onto the plane rather than hang around departures.
Cannot reccommend spring villa enough - we will def be using it again!
Review submitted by Günter from Datca/Turkey (Submitted: 8 May 2008)
we had a very good time in the house, and it was very well equipped, a lot more than we have expected. Everything was in a working and in a good order.
Thank you very much
Review submitted by Robert from Salisbury (Submitted: 29 Mar 2008)
Spring Villa is a well equipped and comfortable property with an excellent south facing patio and pool area. It is very well located for access to all Jolly Harbour facilities. Both the owner and house manager are friendly and helpful and provided a useful welcome pack of essential provisions. The villa is set back from a road which is a little noisy at times. The bathrooms and showers are adequate although the water pressure can be a little erratic. We really enjoyed a relaxed and comfortable week in Spring Villa.