About This Listing
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.
Myself and 2 friends had a lovely short break at the accommodation. We hadn't realised that it was within a one minute walk to the beach which was great. It is close to nice places such as Coconut Grove Restaurant and Anais cocktail bar. It was within walking distance of the supermarket and we made it our morning exercise which was useful.
The apartment itself was slightly off the beaten track but we weren't put off and there are buses if you want to take that route. We took taxis instead which are readily available. The property is spacious and well equipped. We needed to use the aircon each evening and were so grateful to have it in the bedrooms. Overall it was a really good stay and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a reasonably priced apartment in Antigua.
Staying in Dickinson Bay was great. It was close to the airport and relatively easy to find. The unit was gorgeous. Plenty of space and right by the beach. Everything was clean and labeled for easy findings. The closeness to the grocery store was also a plus. We would definitely stay here again.
Everything was exactly as it said on the tin, but much much more. The apartment was spacious airy cool and clean, and larger than I'd imagined. Fully equipped and functional, I don't think that we wanted for anything. The views from the apartment were of the bay, where the liners inch into St Johns. Most impressive was its position, literally two minutes from a delightful, empty beach, which was everything a beach should be, warm clear water, white sand. Two minutes up the beach was Coconut Grove, as appealing as a beachside bar/restaurant can be.
The locals are friendly and accommodating, we rented a super little car, and spent five days watching the Test match, which was an intriguing draw, (Americans never get that!) Jimmy Anderson got the record number of wickets, and we ate curried goat, jerk chicken and drank copious amounts of rum punch, and met some lovely people.
If there's somewhere closer to heaven, I wanna go there!!!
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.
About the Host, Thor
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!
Recommended for breakfast; the usual fare is quite tasty, however the fact that this stunning location is often empty in the early morning will give you the feeling the world was booked just for you!