Beach Limerz vs Valley Church Beach

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#41
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Originally posted by Vineyard View
Thank you for this additional. There will be too many ships/passengers in port the day we are visiting so our goal is to get away from all that. Do you recall if there were multiple ships the day you visited?

Also did you pay taxi in USD? We are hoping to see some of the island first thing in the morning (first time in Antigua) and then travel on to the beach. What was your drive time to the port from Limerz?

Thanks again!
I think we were the only ship in port. I'm sure it's fine to pay a deposit and pre book the loungers. I just chose not to have the hassle of having to give out my credit card number before we left.

You can arrange the driver through Gail for whatever time you want. Gail can even give you a quote for the driver to drive you around a bit first if you like. We were going to do that initially but then decided to go straight to the beach. We had a 10 am pick up and looked at the shops around the meeting point for a while first. We paid in USD cash.

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Thank you Amanda. I think we will arrange to see the dockyards and Shirley heights in addition to a good length of time at Limerz. Sounds like a great day to me!!
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Does anyone have "Gail's" contact information?? We will be there in March 2018 and want to book.

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Great info here! Just got a change of port to Antigua..never been!


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Valley Church Beach in 2013. The most beautiful color water I've ever seen. I would go there tomorrow if I could. The Nest restaurant is on site. Not crowded, lots of chairs/umbrellas, easy cab ride from cruise terminal. I can't speak highly enough about this place.


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I loved Antigua last December and am returning this December. If you are a dog lover, consider bringing treats (not dog biscuits, they don't know what they are, something that smells good) as the stray dog problem is depressing. But I do like the people very much, and Gail at Beach Limerz has already been in touch to say their operation is fine.
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Originally posted by c-leg5
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got an email back from gail.. asking for a 25.00 per person deposit...
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Originally posted by Host Star
got an email back from gail.. asking for a 25.00 per person deposit...
I haven't been - I have only corresponded, but this was discussed earlier in this thread.
#51
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Originally posted by Host Star
got an email back from gail.. asking for a 25.00 per person deposit...
How long did it take for them to get back to you? Thanks, Jan
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Originally posted by Jan_In_Maine
How long did it take for them to get back to you? Thanks, Jan
they have always replied quite quickly except once when they were changing carriers. Maybe communications on the islands are stretched right now? Also, If you are waiting on a reply have you checked your junk mail?
#53
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Originally posted by c-leg5
they have always replied quite quickly except once when they were changing carriers. Maybe communications on the islands are stretched right now? Also, If you are waiting on a reply have you checked your junk mail?
Thanks, I did hear back from Gail and she sent some information - now I just need to find out how to send the deposit ... I'm sure I will hear back from her again today - Jan
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#54
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Host Star or Jan_in_Maine,

I'm curious about the deposit. Is the $25 deposit required for booking the package deal or is that a deposit even if you are only renting chairs and umbrellas? I was going to do the pay as you go.

Thanks,

Sheal
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Bangor, Maine
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Originally posted by Sheal
Host Star or Jan_in_Maine,

I'm curious about the deposit. Is the $25 deposit required for booking the package deal or is that a deposit even if you are only renting chairs and umbrellas? I was going to do the pay as you go.

Thanks,

Sheal
We are doing the package deal, so our deposit was 1/2 the cost which is $65.00. The pay as you go is $25 deposit (I'm not sure if that is per person or total). Jan
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#56
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I'm guessing per person based on Host Star's post since $25 would not match your deposit. Thanks!

I had to prepay for an excursion in Dominica and now that we are no longer stopping I will have to get that back. Silly me as I paid in full to avoid having to carry around the cash. Ugh! I was willing to chance getting chairs to avoid it again but it looks like 3 ships will be in port in Antigua when we are there.

Thanks!
#57
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Originally posted by Jan_In_Maine
Thanks, I did hear back from Gail and she sent some information - now I just need to find out how to send the deposit ... I'm sure I will hear back from her again today - Jan
Hi Jan......guessing you already booked your day pass with beachlimerz? How did you do the deposit.....wondering if they use paypal, or something else. We are thinking of going there also. Guess we need to make a decision soon, huh? Had some info. from Gail.....she seems very nice and wanting everyone to have an enjoyable day with them.

Thanks for any info!

Jeff
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Originally posted by JBSteelerfan
Hi Jan......guessing you already booked your day pass with beachlimerz? How did you do the deposit.....wondering if they use paypal, or something else. We are thinking of going there also. Guess we need to make a decision soon, huh? Had some info. from Gail.....she seems very nice and wanting everyone to have an enjoyable day with them.

Thanks for any info!

Jeff
Hi Jeff - Gail was wonderful and she sent a link to paypal for the $65 deposit it was very easy (I already have an account with paypal). They are going to send a taxi driver to the ship to pick us up ... I'm sure that there would be room for others if you are interested (you'd have to ask Gail). I think it sounds as if it will be a great day. Nice beach day, food and cheaper than going through the ship. Jan
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Originally posted by Jan_In_Maine
Hi Jeff - Gail was wonderful and she sent a link to paypal for the $65 deposit it was very easy (I already have an account with paypal). They are going to send a taxi driver to the ship to pick us up ... I'm sure that there would be room for others if you are interested (you'd have to ask Gail). I think it sounds as if it will be a great day. Nice beach day, food and cheaper than going through the ship. Jan
Thanks!