Our two bedroom apartment at Marina Bay on Dickenson Bay is modern comfortable and well situated to enjoy the best of what Antigua has to offer. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and strolls on a quiet beach several wonderful restaurants in walking distance.
This is a very spacious 2 bedroom with generous bedrooms, would fit even two couples traveling with a couple of young kids as well. We can gladly make arrangements for toddler beds and cribs if so.
One of Marina Bay's best features is a Small Beach hut on an otherwise empty beach filled with chairs and chaise loungers for enjoying on this quiet beach. This beach is also at its finest during the quiet summer months.
Interaction with Guests
I have two points of contact for my guests on island, a 8 year trusted housekeeper, and a very close friend who is able to handle any unforeseen incidents. I personally will handle all interactions via email or phone if necessary. I believe the independent traveler wishes to have the feeling that they are in their own space.
My wife and I and our two small boys lived here Until last November. I miss walking the beach at sunset with a cocktail and watching the boys playing in the surf. I miss walking to Coconut Grove for breakfast and the stone oven pizzas at Labussola or the easy atmosphere and pub grub at Putters, all walk-able and amazing.
I strongly recommend a rental vehicle while on Antigua. There are groceries to pick up at First Choice Foods, 5 Minute drive, and you will want to explore this beautiful island on your own terms.
Other Things to Note
Electricity is tremendously expensive on Antigua, Sleep comfortably at night, by all means turn on the A/C but don't let it run all day...That's it.
Treat it like your own home, its is ours and we love it. We respect greatly the Airbnb traveler/customer. So we think you know what we mean.
This was a wonderful place to stay on Antigua! We were right on the beach and had beautiful views of the ocean. The condo was clean, airy, and easy to find. Juney met us at the condo, showed us around, and made sure we had everything we needed. During our stay we had some questions about how to operate the appliances, which were different than what we were used to, and Thor was quick to respond via email. At his suggestion, we tried Coconut Grove and loved it! It was just a few minutes walk down the beach. We ended up eating breakfast, dinner, and getting drinks there during our stay! Dickenson Bay was a great place to stay. We were able to snorkel on the far side of the bay, rented kayaks, and there were plenty of beach chairs/umbrellas available. There is a grocery store right near by and the aiport was about a 15 minute drive. We definitely hope to stay here again!
We thoroughly enjoyed the space on offer in this condo. It has a very homely feel and the views are spectacular. The beach is just one minute walk and we had it all to ourselves when we visited!
The only downside for us was there were not as many bars and restaurants as we would have liked. However, the fact the condo is so well equipped, so lovely and homely and has such great views more than made up for it. We got a taxi to the local supermarket (about $10) and stocked up with food and drink and thoroughly enjoyed eating and drinking here.
We were very impressed by the peace, quiet, space and proximity to the beach of this condo and were very happy with this accommodation choice.
Possibly the best location on the island. Magnificient, and quiet, beach a few steps away (and Coconut Grove just nearby).
Large and clean, well fitted, appartment with 2 large rooms with big beds, living room, kitchen, balcony, incl. air conditioning, TVs, washing machine and dryer, and all that you can need.
Very nice owner. Very kind and responsive staff at hand
A 5-star experience!
Nous avons passé cinq magnifiques journées à Antigua et le Dickenson Bay Beach Condo a grandement contribué à notre bonheur. C'est un logement très spacieux, propre, fonctionnel et extrêmement bien situé. Nous avons assisté à de magnifiques couchers de soleil de la terrasse. Le logement est frais et bien aéré.
Nous avions loué une voiture ce qui nous a permis de nous déplacer librement et facilement sur tout le territoire d'Antigua.
Nous conserverons un excellent souvenir de notre passage.
We had an excellent stay at Thor's condo. Our flight was slightly delayed and the house manager Juney was patiently waiting for us when we arrived. I must also mention that Juney was very attentive to our questions throughout our visit and was always responsive to our phone calls. Contrary to what a previous reviewer posted we did in fact find that the windows closed and locked just fine. The condo was well kept and clean. The proximity to the beach is less than a five minute walk. The condo is open and airy and truly makes for a wonderful beach side experience. The sea breeze in the morning is heavenly. We found the local restaurants to be some of the best on the island. We look forward to our next trip to Antigua and hope that this little gem is still available for our next visit. Can't wait.
We really enjoyed this great property. Plenty of room for a small family or two couples. One minute walk to a uncrowded beach of Dickenson Bay. Use of the beach chairs is a plus. Close enough to the restaurants and night life of the bay, but more secluded then the resorts. If you plan on seeing much more of the island I recommend renting a car. Condo had everything we needed for preparing lite meals and there is a market for food a five minute drive down the road. Having a laundry room was also a major plus for a longer stay. Everyone we met that was staying at the complex was very friendly and enjoyable and helpful. This place was as represented and I would rent here again, my be this time bring the whole family. Two thumbs up!
It is apparent that Thor has spent quite some time in the hospitality industry. Quick to respond, professional, clear communication and he resolved any issues we had.
We spent the entire month of January here and throughout our adventures we found the condo is perfectly situated on the island. The condo is comfortable, well equipped and clean. It is a 30 second walk to the beach from the front door.
At the end of the day, you can lay in bed or sit on the couch and watch the cruise ships leave Antigua in front of the setting sun- the views are amazing.
My family met some of the most wonderful people from around the world right there at the development. They will in part certainly be responsible for our found love of Antigua.
I highly recommend a rental car (with insurance or through a good credit card with insurance) and a good navigation app such as Waze.
I was raised in Antigua and met my wife on Dickenson Bay many years ago. My parents still call Antigua home and we wish to keep our condo so we can return often to visit. We have recently moved to NY to be closer to my wife's family and to be able to have a broader spectrum of options for our two small boys. I am currently working with a Non Profit in NYC and my wife is taking care of our two small boys. We love our small condo and look forward to opening our former home to travelers who will also fall in love with a wonderful corner of the world that we miss alot!