Which resort day pass? Help me choose

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#41
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Originally posted by Podie
Just for comparison purposes, I've reserved at Beach Limerz, which I saw when I was next door at Millers last December. They have an all-inclusive option for $65 which includes one drink and one water, BBQ lunch, and all the beach "toys," but this December I'm going with the pay as you go option. They told me if we don't use the water sports equipment, we'll save money just paying for what we want.

In addition, the owner, Gail, will open at 9 and send a taxi for $6 per person. No pool, it's a rustic beachfront operation, but it gets great reviews.

By the way, I always bring dog treats (bacon strips) to Antigua because there are so many stray dogs.
I've booked with Gail as well for our December visit. Very simple, and hopefully won't be too crowded.
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You will LOVE IT! Just back and Gail and her staff are wonderful. Favorite day and meal of our cruise. Our prayers are with her and all tonight
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#43
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Originally posted by CECE1112
You will LOVE IT! Just back and Gail and her staff are wonderful. Favorite day and meal of our cruise. Our prayers are with her and all tonight
Looking forward to our trip even more now, after your comments. As you say, hope everyone on the island makes it through the next few days.
#44
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Can you give me some info on this beach. I am planning way in advance and I am trying to look at options for each island. Prayers for all the islands in Irma's path
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#45
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I heard from Gail abut 1:00 this morning and the winds were really bad and scary. This is a beautiful little beach with a great restaurant/bar. Very private the day we were there and NO VENDORS. Gail arranged for a taxi to meet us at the port and he returned at the time we asked to take us back the the ship.
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#46
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Originally posted by CECE1112
I heard from Gail abut 1:00 this morning and the winds were really bad and scary. This is a beautiful little beach with a great restaurant/bar. Very private the day we were there and NO VENDORS. Gail arranged for a taxi to meet us at the port and he returned at the time we asked to take us back the the ship.
Is this a private beach with restaurant/bar? Do they offer loungers/umbrellas?

How far from the cruise port? Cost of taxi?

I do not want to be bothered b vendors.
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#47
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Originally posted by jonsmom
Is this a private beach with restaurant/bar? Do they offer loungers/umbrellas?

How far from the cruise port? Cost of taxi?

I do not want to be bothered b vendors.
If you Google the restaurant you will find the information you require.
#48
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Originally posted by jonsmom
Is this a private beach with restaurant/bar? Do they offer loungers/umbrellas?

How far from the cruise port? Cost of taxi?

I do not want to be bothered b vendors.
Yes it's a private restaurant but ALL beaches in Antigua are PUBLIC. They do have loungers and umbrellas to rent. It's less than 10 minutes from the port and I believe it was $6 each way for the taxi. We didn't have any vendors bother us.

We booked the all inclusive option the day we went and Gail pre-arranged the taxi for us so it was super easier. When he dropped us off we arranged for what time we wanted him to pick us up to go back to the ship. He was a super nice guy and right on time both times.

I cannot express HOW impressed I am with Beachlimerz. I won't go anywhere else in Antigua. Gail and her staff are amazing!
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#49
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Originally posted by FraudBroad
Yes it's a private restaurant but ALL beaches in Antigua are PUBLIC. They do have loungers and umbrellas to rent. It's less than 10 minutes from the port and I believe it was $6 each way for the taxi. We didn't have any vendors bother us.

We booked the all inclusive option the day we went and Gail pre-arranged the taxi for us so it was super easier. When he dropped us off we arranged for what time we wanted him to pick us up to go back to the ship. He was a super nice guy and right on time both times.

I cannot express HOW impressed I am with Beachlimerz. I won't go anywhere else in Antigua. Gail and her staff are amazing!
Thank you for your reply - I did check the website but didn't find any info on the all inclusive option. Is her email also available on the website.

Thank you again.
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#50
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Originally posted by jonsmom
Thank you for your reply - I did check the website but didn't find any info on the all inclusive option. Is her email also available on the website.



Thank you again.


[email protected]

Gail will send you all of the info on the all inclusive package. The buffet lunch was fabulous!!!!


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#51
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Are there stray dogs at this part of the beach? How about horses?
Originally posted by FraudBroad
Yes it's a private restaurant but ALL beaches in Antigua are PUBLIC. They do have loungers and umbrellas to rent. It's less than 10 minutes from the port and I believe it was $6 each way for the taxi. We didn't have any vendors bother us.

We booked the all inclusive option the day we went and Gail pre-arranged the taxi for us so it was super easier. When he dropped us off we arranged for what time we wanted him to pick us up to go back to the ship. He was a super nice guy and right on time both times.

I cannot express HOW impressed I am with Beachlimerz. I won't go anywhere else in Antigua. Gail and her staff are amazing!
#52
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http://*******.com/yc8tupbs Interesting shots of destruction in the Caribbean
Gail wrote this AM. We would prefer an umbrella two chairs and light food.
BEACHLIMERZ DAY PASS / PAYG OPTIONS

FAQs
· What time do you open?
We begin serving from the bar at 10AM. However, once we have reservations we will be ready whether it’s 10AM or 9 AM. To wit we are flexible.

· Does the Day Pass option require a deposit?
Yes – USD30 PP Please note the charge for children 10 and under for a Day Pass or PAYG is USD30.

· Does the Pay As You Go option require a deposit?
Yes this option requires a deposit of USD25 which will go toward any purchase from the restaurant or rental of watersports equipment.

· What is your cancellation policy?
(i) A 100% refund if you got to Antigua and your captain did not allow you to leave the ship...this has happened in the past where the captain thought it was too windy to stay berthed at the dock.
(ii) Should it be raining heavily accompanied by thunderstorms and you are unable to lie on the beach or go into the water for most of the day we will do a partial refund**

· Do you offer the BBQ everyday?
We offer the BBQ once we have reservations from cruise passengers. Sometimes we do the BBQ from indoors should it be a less than busy day or the weather threatens to be uncooperative.

· What is the cost of the BBQ on the Pay as you Go option?
US$40 includes 2 meats, 2 sides, green salad, dessert, water, Wadadli beer or Rum Punch (or non-alcoholic beer or Fruit Punch).

· Do you limit day passes and pay as you go passes?
Not really. We are a small semi secluded facility and our focus is relaxation but with much fun. We don't have motorized watersports equipment. Further we do not have an arrangement with any of the tour companies and so have never had scores of visitors descending on us. We have never done more than about 30 cruise passengers at any one time and we make an effort to ensure we are not going above 50 on any one day. Some days, especially in the off-season (May – December) you may very well have the beach to yourself.
**This refund [(ii)] is not cast in stone as circumstances will vary and we will refund accordingly. We are guided by our desire to be fair. We want every visitor to leave with an overall positive impression and good feelings towards Beachlimerz. We want also to stay in business for many years to come. We shall strike a balance.
BEACHLIMERZ
Fort James, Antigua
(268) 562-8574 / (268) 789-8706
DAY PASS INFORMATION
CRUISERS ONLY
Day Passes are USD65 PP (including tax). The Day Pass includes the following:
(a) Use of Water Sports equipment (kayaks, body boards, standup paddleboards, snorkeling equipment)
(b) Use of Chaise Lounges and Beach umbrellas
(c) 2 Rum Punches (OR 2 Wadadli Beers) AND 2 Waters per person
(d) Beach BBQ - Ribs, Chicken, Fish, Hamburgers Sides - Fries, Potato Salad, Grilled Veggies, Rice, Sauteed Potatoes & Green Salad. Dessert - House made Bread Pudding drizzled w/coconut rum sauce.
(e) We are located seconds from Fort James itself and some guests enjoy a walk around the old Fort which itself dates back to the early 18th century and retains most of the old structure including canons.
Groups of 10 or more pay USD60 PP ( including ABST). We charge USD30 for children under ten (10)
Distance from port - about 1.5 miles. Currently taxi cost is US$4 per person each way if over 4 passengers. Less than four the fare is $6.00 per person

We accept MasterCard and Visa.
Effective May 15th 2017


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#53
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we have only done the jolly beach resort but loved it so much that we have done it twice and have plans to go back in january. beautiful long beach, nice pool, very friendly staff, grat food and drinks
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#54
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Does anyone know the email address for day-pass reservations at Sandals Grande Antigua?
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#55
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I thought I read somewhere Sandals Grande Antigua was closed... not sure if this temporary or not. You might want to try the 1-800 number.


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#56
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Sandals Antigua is supposed to re-open on December 16. The resort doesn't extend day passes very often. In order to try to get the pass, you must call the resort directly at 268-484-0100. You will either be turned on or given the gm's email address or his assistant. Then you must send an email to request the day pass. They may or may not get back to you.

Don't go unless you have a confirmation email. We were sharing a cab with 2 other couples. We had the confirmation. They didn't despite being told to come by the front desk. We got in and they didn't. We weren't traveling with them so it didn't affect us directly. I did feel bad for them.


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#57
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Surely there are lots of beach bars that can give you an authentic Caribbean atmosphere, rather than going to a plastic artificial resort like Sandals. It's a bit like going to Italy and wanting to eat pizza in a Pizza Hut.

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#58
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I just called Sandals and they confirmed they are closed until December 16th. I then emailed The Verandah and have requested reservations for two day passes for our cruise next month. No swim up bar, but it has great reviews.
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#60
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Originally posted by kassimer1
we have only done the jolly beach resort but loved it so much that we have done it twice and have plans to go back in january. beautiful long beach, nice pool, very friendly staff, grat food and drinks
What is the price and contact information for jolly beach Resort all inclusive? Thanks so much!

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