Hammock Cove, Antigua Review

Location

Hammock Cove Is located on Antigua’s northeast coast, next to Devil’s Bridge National Park. You can walk to Devil’s Bridge and I highly suggest you do!

It’s also only 25 minutes from V.C. Bird International Airport. They offer round trip transfers but it was cheaper for us to take a cab ($48 one way).

First Impression / Check-in

We were welcomed right away and introduced to our ‘Ambassadors’ (aka butlers).

Not sure if it’s because of Covid or if this is how it’s always run, but they give you the choice of grabbing a drink or heading right to your room. There’s no front desk for check-in and you can ‘check-in’ from your room. So no time is wasted on your trip. Which I LOVE!

All the staff made me instantly happy and the bartender crafted my husband and I some great drinks!

Accommodations 

They have 42 spacious villas equipped with your very own plunge pool, stocked outdoor bar and a shower that could fit a whole baseball team!

My favorite part of the villa was… literally everything! The bathroom is gorgeous and we spent every morning on our patio eating breakfast from the room service menu.

My only complaint, and it’s a small one, was that the sun was never directly over our pool/patio. Just depends what villa you get. We did have an amazing view of the ocean and Devil’s Bridge Park!

Other villas have views of the beach side or the beach of the resort next door (The Verandah Resort).

Staff

One of the friendliest staff I’ve ever met! They were always there to make sure you have a drink in your hand and a smile on your face.

One extra perk was the cell phone provided by the resort, which you would use to call your ambassador at anytime, for whatever you may need. Such as dinner reservations, room service, you name it!

Beach

I love any beach, but I’d have to be honest and say that this wasn’t the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen. It’s small and the water wasn’t as clear as I’d imagine it would have been.

I did love the little “lily pads” they had anchored in the ocean, so you can float and enjoy your drink all day. The staff will even come into the ocean to bring you your drink! 

The lounge chairs and beds were so comfortable and great quality. My husband and I used both the lounge chairs and the beds. Loved it all!

Pool

One of the most uniquely designed pools I’ve seen! They have a 3-tiered infinity pool with views of the ocean and some lounge chairs around it. You know my husband and I dipped in all 3 tiers 😜 I think we liked the middle tier the most. You’ll get a unique view from each one!

Food

Overall, I’d say the food was good for an all-inclusive resort. Only complaint is that it was very inconsistent. The food was either amazing or tasteless.

They had one of the best burgers my husband and I have ever had! I also loved the lamb for dinner.

Restaurants

They have 2 restaurants:

The first, ‘Irina’s’ is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a view of the ocean and 3-tiered pool. No reservations required.

The other restaurant, ‘Lighthouse’ is a fancier indoor restaurant that gives you that fine dining experience. Men are required to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Reservations are required.

Bars

They have 4 bars on the resort:

  • The first is located in the Great House inside ‘Irina’s’ restaurant. Beautifully designed.
  • They have a small beach bar located between the beach and pool. Nothing fancy.
  • There is one outdoor bar (Nobody Knows Bar) under the Lighthouse restaurant, which was only open after 5pm. They had Jenga and a dartboard there. Definitely a fun outdoor bar.
  • The last bar is like a lounge, located right next to the Lighthouse restaurant on the 2nd floor. Very beautiful!
Misc

They have the best, most beautiful “Game Room” located in the upper level of the Great House.

It’s equipped with a pool table, poker table, chess, Dominoes, Tic-tac-toe, TV, oversized scrabble board, mini wet bar, bluetooth speakers, record player, books, and a balcony! Whew 😅

Staff always came up and asked if we needed anything!

Non-motorized water sports are included. They have a stand-up paddle board that I’ve never seen before, that you paddle with your feet like a stair master. They also had small sail boats! I wish I knew how to use them.

Overall value for your money

I’d give it a 7.5/10

Only reason I rated it a 7.5 is because I’ve been to A LOT of resorts and have found better values for what I’ve got.

It was pricey for a boutique hotel but you’re paying for the private villas and great service!

Devil’s Bridge Park – A 5 minute walk from the resort!
Travel Requirements

The island of Antigua only required a negative PCR Covid test upon arrival at the airport (taken within 7 days of arrival). They also took your temperature and then you were free to go! Travel restrictions change all the time, so be sure to check their government website and talk to the resort yourself if you have any questions!

Useful Links

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If you have any questions about travel to the island of Antigua, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below!

Also, check out my Instagram highlights for more on my trip to Antigua! 

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For more photos/videos from my trip, visit my Instagram page!

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@wanderlissa_

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 *All photos are mine, unless otherwise stated

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