Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from St. John's
... rum punch, things got quite "chatty." Our tour took us through the capital city of St John's, to the historic National Park and famous Nelson’s Dockyard (The Admiral’s House, Old Bakery, Sail Maker’s Loft, and Officers Quarters), the Blockhouse Ruins and finally to the Shirley Heights guardhouse built in 1791 that overlooks the city. St John’s, Antigua is a city known for its quaint villages, churches, and small rum ...
... trailheads, and I bet the trails would have been fun to hike with somebody.
One of the cool natural things to see is what I'm going to call an “Aparagus tree,” due to my botanical ignorance. This tree is like nothing I've ever seen before in my life, but it wasn't rare in this area. It is tall, thin, and green, reminding me of an asparagus spear. It has no branches anywhere except the top. At the top, there is a plume of ...
... I was so tired (less than 2 hours of sleep the night before) and because it was so hot. I got some sleep and the world looked better but it bothered me a lot that I had lost perspective for a bit which was a new experience for me on the voyage. I had a relapse a few days later but again after a decent sleep all was good again. I think it is the cumulative effect of lousy sleep and exhausting heat that has taken its toll on many of us. Now we are in the ...
... t working. We called the lobby to let them know and they said they would send someone up. An hour had past and we had no luggage and no maintenance man. Finally after 2.5 hours we went to the lobby in the Cypress Building where they found our luggage in the holding room and said they would send someone up about the A/C. It was so hot in the room so getting ready for dinner was miserable and a process that included many breaks to go outside to cool off.
We ate at the OK Corral and ...
... whole it lacked atmosphere, people and a lick of paint. But hey it had a pool bar with a flat screen and showers! This is where we spent a great deal of our time. In fact we did not leave the village as we had already explore the rest of the island on our two week stay.
We spent the next three days relaxing by the pool, watching all the bloody soccer games, exploring the beach and catching up on domestic stuff.
Marty - Not much else to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking