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by Phyllis Chambers
March 8, 2006
From journal Impressive Antigua & Barbuda Caribbean Trip!
Campbell River, British Columbia
April 5, 2003
Dickenson Bay is not within walking distance to St. John''s, but it is just a short taxi ride away. There you will find shopping, restaurants, and interesting shops.Best Things About the Resort:The beach and the pool were a big hit with the two young children. Elwin (the activities coordinator), who has been there for six years, planned so many activities, our 15-year-old was kept going and was never bored. The location is the best thing about this resort. It is on the northwestern end of the island and there is a gentle breeze. Perfect for a relaxing vacation. Resort Experience:We had a blast, especially taking part in the water excursions and the evening entertainment where we actually took part. We also really liked the sandy beach. The resorts along Dickenson Bay rake the beach every night so you won''t even have to walk on any sea grass, and the sand is in perfect shape for the morning.
We had fun with all the wildlife found around the resort. There were small birds, they may have been finches, that were so tame, they would fly down to the balcony and help you with your breakfast. We also had a gecko, about eight inches long, who resided on the top of the drain pipe on the balcony. He was fun to watch. He would bob his head three times and then jut out his colourful neck. We rewarded him with some of our breakfast, too.
The resort only has a small number of rooms set aside as timeshare. Most of the people who stay there pay for their rooms. Our room didn''t have a view of the ocean, not many of the timeshare rooms did, but we overlooked well kept grounds with palm trees.
The suite was clean, but bare in the way of decor. It was very roomy with comfortable beds in the bedroom. The pull-out bed in the living room was not suitable for two adults to sleep on, but for one, or children, it was fine.
The kitchen area only has a small fridge, microwave, toaster, and coffee pot. There are microwaveable dishes to cook in, but no utensils other than your knife, fork, and spoon. A stirring spoon, slotted spoon, collander, and other usual cooking aids were non-existant. Brush up on your microwave cooking! With no stove or even a single burner, meals can be a challenge. If you are able, they do offer 10% discount to timeshare guests who would like the "all-inclusive" plan, but it was much too expensive for our family of five.
However, we would like to go back. Everyone made our stay most enjoyable.
From journal Antigua getaway with a family