Spacious condo steps to the beach
Our family of 4 enjoyed our week-long stay at Tranquility Bay Antigua, a quiet and peaceful condo resort steps from the beautiful Jolly Beach on the Caribbean (western) side of the island, with access to the swimming pools, gym, tennis, activities and evening programs at the lively all-inclusive resort next door with an international crowd, including plenty of families with kids. Our 2 Br/ 2 Bath condo was spacious and well equipped for our family, we were able to prepare breakfasts and lunches in our condo kitchen , dine outdoors on the covered balcony and walk to nearby restaurants at Jolly Harbor Marina for dinners. Hotel staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful at scheduling tours and excursions of the island. TBA felt safe and secure. Condo building was older but clean, Beds were comfortable, washer/dryer was provided in our condo, housekeeping services were provided and this was a good home base for us as we explored Antigua. We had rented a car to drive/explore ourselves but driving was treacherous as roads are narrow, potholed, not always paved and driving is on the left. We were often dodging pedestrians, livestock and other vehicles. I would recommend using taxis.
Pros: Friendly staff, walking distance to restaurants and supermarket, access to facilities at neighboring all-inclusive resort and beach access.
Cons: Lack of drinking water (need to buy bottled water); inadequate supply of towels, exterior drainage issues (after rains), poor water pressure (shower)
Location: We enjoyed rainforest hike, snorkeling Cades Reef, trip to Nelson's Dockyard, kayak mangroves, Island Jeep tour , buying mangos from roadside stands.