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Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts - All-Inclusive

Saint Johns, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda (ANU)

Room rates from:
$240 $99
Per Adult Nightly
Hotel + Flight from
Starting from:
$1,869 $1,389
Per Guest for 5 Nights
Based on 1863 reviews
On one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Caribbean!
Room & Rates
Saver Room - All-Inclusive - Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts - All-Inclusive - 4

Saver Room - All-Inclusive

Starting from
$240 $99
Per Adult Nightly
All Inclusive Room Features 1 king or 2 twin beds with balcony or terrace with restricted view.

Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children - Non Refundable Room

Amenities: AC, cable TV, telephone, fridge, full bathroom with hairdryer and balcony or patio.
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Garden - AI

Garden Room - All-Inclusive

Starting from
$266 $108
Per Adult Nightly
All Inclusive Room Features 1 king or 2 twin beds with balcony or terrace with garden view.

Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children

Amenities: AC, cable TV, telephone, fridge, full bathroom with hairdryer and balcony or patio.
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Seaview Room - All-Inclusive - Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts - All-Inclusive - 3

Seaview Room - All-Inclusive

Starting from
$301 $122
Per Adult Nightly

All-Inclusive Room features 1 king or 2 twin beds with balcony or terrace with side views of the sea and swimming pool. Seaview rooms are larger than the garden room.

Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children

Amenities: AC, cable TV, telephone, fridge, full bathroom with hairdryer, and patio or balcony.
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Beachfront Room - All-Inclusive - Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts - All-Inclusive - 1

Beachfront Room - All-Inclusive

Starting from
$355 $144
Per Adult Nightly
All Inclusive Room features 1 king bed with balcony or terrace with Beachfront view. Smaller than Poolside and located directly on beach.

Maximum occupancy: 2 Adults.

AC, cable TV, telephone, fridge, full bathroom with hairdryer, and patio or balcony.
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Family Room - All-Inclusive - Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts - All-Inclusive - 2

Family Room - All-Inclusive

Starting from
$391 $158
Per Adult Nightly

All Inclusive Room features 1 king or 2 twin beds with balcony or terrace with beach view. They feature a spacious layout and are located directly on the beach.

Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children

Amenities: AC, cable TV, telephone, fridge, full bathroom with hairdryer, and patio or balcony.
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Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts - All-Inclusive
PO Box 251, St Johns , CR Antigua and Barbuda

Halcyon Cove is located on the shores of Dickenson Bay offering you the perfect opportunity to enjoy a romantic stroll by night or a swim before breakfast at an affordable price. It`s ideal location makes it easy to explore the beautiful island of Antigua and perhaps discover some of the other 300-plus beaches. Islanders proudly claim they have a beach for every day of the year!

During the day, Halcyon Cove has a range of activities for you to enjoy. Make the most of the beach location with water sports, relax around the freshwater outdoor pool, enjoy a game of tennis, or just settle down with a good book in our landscaped tropical gardens. Evenings at Halcyon Cove are all about delicious food and authentically Caribbean entertainment.

Please Note: The resort is completely smoke free. Smoking will not be permitted in guestrooms or any public areas.

Halcyon Cove offers several on property dining choices. The completely unique Warri Pier offers an unparalleled dining experience as it sits amongst the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean sea, or the relaxed informal dining at the beach grill offers simple and satisfying menus under the exotic palms, which grace this golden shore.


THE ARAWAK TERRACE: A friendly and informal buffet-style restaurant with a limited a la carte menu.

WARRI PIER: Romantic a la carte dining on a private pier over the sea. Closed on Sundays.

BEACH BARBECUE: Serving lunch. Limited opening.

Located on the beach, the perfect place for cooling off during the heat of the day.

CIBONEY LOUNGE: Cocktail lounge for evening entertainment and dancing.

Smart-casual, men must wear collared shirts and long trousers in all bars and restaurants in the evening. Free to wear t-shirts, shorts and beach wraps at breakfast, lunch afternoon tea and at the Beach Barbecue.

Anniversary and Honeymoon: Couples receive a bottle of sparkling wine and flowers in room on arrival plus one category room upgrade subject to availability on arrival. *- Proof of marriage may be requested at time of check in. -*

All-Inclusive Details

All-Inclusive Plan is available and includes:

  • Full buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
  • A variety of Caribbean cocktails including local beers, soft drinks, house spirits and house wines excluding bottled water.
  • Windsurfing, sunfish sailing and snorkeling (lessons are at an extra charge).
  • Complimentary introductory SCUBA lesson in the pool.
  • Daily activities and daytime tennis
  • Regular evening entertainment.
  • All current hotel taxes and gratuities.
  • Please note that all a la carte meals, snacks, non house brands and spirits, bottled water and floodlit tennis are not included as part of the all inclusive package.

  • All-Inclusive
  • Beachfront
  • Casino (nearby) (+)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Golf (nearby)
  • Kitchenette
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa Services (+)
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1863 reviews
from Caterham
Submitted on 20-05-2016
Just spent 2 great weeks in this idyllic resort. The hotel is rustic and our room was kept clean, we were kept supplied with clean towels and shampoo. The beach is great and plenty of loungers and shade make it easy to spend all day there. The staff , no matter what their role in hotel are absolutely fantastic nothing too much trouble and always have a smile for you. The manager is very hands on and is obviously very popular with his staff. If you are looking for an extremely laid back relaxing ... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 20-05-2016
First off at this price point. I do not expect the Ritz. I do expect what I got which was amazing service from the bartender, to the GM whom sorted of tries to blend in, to the weird evening entertainment that better after a loads of rum. The kidney shaped pool that is so 1970's and the bizarre slightly stale tea sandwiches that we still ate.. The breakfast was the bomb! Omelets bar, fresh fruit, good coffee. Lunch, it is fine, grilled fish, burgers... Dinner was OK but again what you are... Read more
from London
Submitted on 22-05-2016
Reception staff need to learn some customer service skills. They are miserable and never smiling or welcoming. It would appear that everything is too much effort. We booked a standard room which is sub-standard at best. The room smelt and was musty, the safe did not work, and the sink was blocked. The towels and bedding were so old and off white they were almost grey. The valance on the bed was stained and filthy. The water coming out of the tap was a dirty brown colour and then stopped alt... Read more
from England
Submitted on 24-05-2016
We have just returned from three weeks at the Halcyon Cove by Rex and had a wonderful time. As has been stated, the hotel is in need of modernisation and the new General Manager Mr Thiart is doing just that. There is an ongoing programme updating the rooms, gardens and restaurants but Rome wasnâ??t built in a day, so give the man a chance. The staff are wonderful, and each and every one should be congratulated on doing a sterling job. There are too many to name specifically, but a special mentio... Read more
Submitted on 24-05-2016
the service at this hotel was nice especially Fenton Shaquilla and Raina the water sports was nice and the food was really good. the hotel is in a nice area with nice beach with lots of activities. the food was great and it was all you could eat.there is a taxi and car rental at the hotel as well.they do have a gym as well as tennis courts.
from Poole, United Kingdom
Submitted on 31-05-2016
My husband and I returned just over a week ago from a 2 week all inclusive stay at the Halcyon Cover resort where we were on our honeymoon . The resort is on the beautiful Dickenson Bay with its beautiful turquoise water and white sandy beach which is like being in paradise. We cannot fault the service we received at the hotel the staff were really friendly and helpful in particular a mention to Dwayne on the tour desk who helped book us on some fantastic tours of Antigua. There are many... Read more
from Halifax Region, Canada
Submitted on 01-06-2016
What a perfect week !! The beach, the beach, the beach, I was in the amazing water every day until I watched the sun go down at night :-) What a view !! The food was delicious! I think I gained 10 lbs. LOL We enjoyed going to the different locations to eat: the pier, beach bar and the upper terrace, a great big thank you to Anne Marie !! She was awesome and always smiling and to David for cooking our breakfast on our first morning ! Our Air Canada rep, Richards was amazing as well â?? ... Read more
from Surrey, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-06-2016
We checked it to Halcyon Cove and we were a bit disappointed with our room. It was a garden room, I am guessing what is classed as a standard room. We was hoping for a pool view room so I asked at reception and they moved us to room 336 which had a view of the pool and beach and we couldnâ??t be happier. The beach has to be seen to be believed, by far the best beach we have ever been to. The sand is pure white and the sea crystal clear. We walked the beach every morning up to Coconut Grove and ... Read more
from Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Ive been to this resort twice now with my family as its my parents favourite and weve always had amazing memories here! the last time we went we made amazing friends and had a brilliant time. The warry peer is lovely and so is coconut grove just down the beach. The only problems i had were cocroaches in the room alot (but im sure that was just my room?) and there is a mardy bar man at the beach bar. But other than that the staff are amazing people and a lot of fun!
from Pilning, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-06-2016
Have just come back from a 14 night stay at this resort and had a fantastic holiday. We did have a problem with our original room but this was quickly rectified and we were given a new room within 15 hours. The hotel itself is a little tired looking in areas but it is all very clean and the staff are great just to mention a few Austin, Fenton, Errol , the lovely Margaret in the restaurant and Devon who who made our last night perfect. There was entertainment every night with the exception of S... Read more
from Oshawa, Canada
Submitted on 14-06-2016
Just came back from this wonderful hotel. The beach is gorgeous, the food is good, the staff were amazing. Because of the time of year, not everything was open all the time. Entertainment was fun! I would definitely recommend this hotel and we will be returning.
from Barrie, Canada
Submitted on 17-06-2016
Wish I was still there! From start to finish we had a wonderful trip! We were met at the airport by Rogers from Bo Tours and taxied out to the resort right away. After we checked in we just kept right on going and walked into a beautiful turquoise Caribbean Sea.We then went back to check out our room..spotless and looked freshly painted. Down duvets on the beds, air conditioning running! balcony overlooking the pool and the sea. Provided with giant beach towels every day of our stay. Loved... Read more
from Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 19-06-2016
I have to say was thoroughly satisfied with my overnight stay at this family&friends resort! I was greeted by the most friendliest and informative staff!! the lobby was very clean and had a warm Caribbean feel to it making my arrival for my vacation nice and relaxed. I enjoyed a beautiful one bedroom which had island flowers on my bed that set the tone for that Island Caribbean feeling. The room was extra clean and well stocked toiletries. water pressure from the rainfall shower left me feelin... Read more
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Just returned from one week at Halcyon and wished we could have stayed longer!! Beach - beautiful white sand with some small rocks that were easy to walkover. Loved the end of beach location as we always felt really private. Off season meant less than 30 people on the beach at all times, half the day we were the only ones in the water!! This beach was really lovely and quiet with the perfect Caribbean blue water. Food - surprisingly very good. This was the only time at an all inclusive that I... Read more
Submitted on 20-06-2016
Stayed here due to Caribbean Airlines making me miss a connecting flight but I am glad they messed up. Relaxing gardens. Beach was nice and clean and the water was so calm you could just float in it. The water was so clear you could see the fish swimming around you. Nice restaurant with sea under you. Staff were friendly and rooms comfortable
from Coventry, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-06-2016
We travelled here last week with our daughters son in law and grand son. The hotel is very nice although it could do with some TLC, which we understand the hotel is working on, and refurbishing rooms. Our rooms overlooked the pool area, and also gave us a sea view as well, the rooms are bright and spacious, with nice comfortable beds, and room service every day. The grounds of the resort are immaculate and tidy, with nice gardens, the beach is lovely and clean with plenty of sun beds and umbrel... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 27-06-2016
I stayed here this past week and I was disappointed on many levels. First off, I've been to 3 and 5 stars to many different islands so I knew more or less what to expect. Beach- excellent, clear water, very quiet so you can find a spot any time of the day. None of the beaches are owned by a resort so locals can access but they aren't a bother. Food - very basic and repetitive! How many hamburgers and hot dogs can you eat at lunch. Some ppl complained that the buffet was the same day after da... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-06-2016
We spent 3 weeks at Halcyon Cove this June, its a three star hotel that punches well above its weight. The staff, from the General Manager, bar and wait staff are what make it special, plus those unseen who work so hard behind the scenes, thanks to you all. Add to this, the location, the fabulous beach, the crystal clear ocean, the wonderful Caribbean climate and what's more it's very good value for money, what more could you want ? We had a fabulous beach front room that made our stay very spe... Read more
from Gravesend, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-06-2016
We spent a week in Halcyon Cove (21st-28th June) and we honestly had the most amazing time. Whilst we were there, we celebrated our anniversary which the hotel knew. In the room, they decorated it with flowers, we got a bottle of wine and the bed was covered in rose petals saying 'Happy Anniversary'! We could see why it was rated 3 stars due to the wear and tear, but if you can look past that then you will not have any issues. Our room was perfect with a view overlooking the pool and the sea, w... Read more
from Kent, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-07-2016
We stayed at this resort for 10 days from 15th June. Really enjoyed ourselves. Very good service at all times. The waiters and all the staff, margrate, roxassane Egbert naming a few. They are all so cheerful and every happy to help us. The best thing was that when they found that we are vegetarians the chef went out of his way to make special meals for us at lunch and diner. It was so nice. The manager was also very friendly and very approachable and always mingling with the guests etc Also t... Read more
from bracknell
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Room very basic and clean although as people have previously said needs updating as it is tired Staff very friendly and polite although towards the end of holiday service seemed a bit lax we needed up serving ourselves for drinks in restaurant beautiful location for beach plenty of sun beds pool a bit too small as school children use this hotel for facilities so pool is out of use then as no room.There is also a bird problem at meal times. Beach water sport not available every day which was dis... Read more
from Antigua
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Our Experience at the Hotel was Fantabulous. I must say my Friends and i had a great Time. I've been to couple of Hotels on the Island and by far my Experience here was awesome, Special thanks to Raina From entertainment, Errol Ellen and Ken At the bar, Yvette and Jerkel at Front desk thanks for Treating us like Royalties and a big thank you to our housekeeper our Room was spic and span.
Submitted on 11-07-2016
My husband and I have not been on vacation together since 2009. Antigua was our first choice, combining this visit with relaxation plus visit with family. Halcyon was an excellent choice. Despite the fact that it was off-season, the hotel and staff did not skip a beat. The staff were courteous and went out of their way to make this truly a home away from home. I am a very picky person, so believe me when I say that the rooms were clean and comfortable, the food was EXCELLENT and the drinks were ... Read more
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 15-07-2016
Quiet place a long beach to walk.The lunch very close on the beach .evening same spot music and shows and good drinks and nice bartenders. the beach fine and water good. Wi fi on the beach is not wonderful.nice and clean grounds.small resort.We took one day in private jeep to see the island but not too much to see.very arid island.
Submitted on 18-07-2016
I have just returned from a 10 day stay at this hotel right from the very start the staff were just great nothing was too much trouble always have a smile. When I was given my room Fenton took my case to my room and made me giggle he is really funny and great for getting information from. Some parts of the hotel need a bit of love and affection but it did not spoil my stay. when in Antigua you must visit Stingray city it will cost $50 or you can pay with Eastern Caribbean dollars I can honestly... Read more
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We stayed here due to being overbooked on our flight. We have been to Antigua many times but if this had been our first experience we would never have come back. The staff were absolutely lovely and charming but the hotel is in despate need of a makeover. Please shop around before spending your money there are some lovely places to stay in Antigua and good value too.
from Couva, Trinidad
Submitted on 21-07-2016
We had a very good time at this hotel. The staff were unforgettable with their welcoming charm. The beach was beyond words. The breakfast and lunch was really enjoyable with different locations for these so that you would not get tired of eating in the same place all the time. The hotel does need some fixing up in certain areas but Antigua is way too lovely to allow that to spoil your trip.
Submitted on 23-07-2016
With all the efforts put out by the generous staff, the owners should be ashamed of tagging this hotel a Rex Halcyon resort. They have treated the hotel as a distant cousin that should be shunned. The property lies on one of the most beautiful beaches but despite this no care has been taken to upgrade the property from the 70's and bring it into today's Era. Peeling paint, rotted wood, AC drain pipes that turns your patio into your own wading pool and dated furniture detract from a lovely beach... Read more
from Barbados
Submitted on 25-07-2016
My first stay at Halycon Cove in Antigua & Barbuda was October 2011 and the experience was so awesome that ever since when I go to Antigua - it is there that I stay. So it goes without saying that when I was there from July 11 -14, 2016 for the UWI Global Giving Week that I chose Halycon. When you are away on business you need a place that is like home away from home and I find it at Halycon. The staff -and I really don't want to single out persons because they ALL give excellent service but... Read more
from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Dickenson Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever visited. Sunsets on the Warri pier is just perfect with the Cocktail in hand. What sets Halcyon apart is the warmth and friendlyness of the staff. Nothing is ever too much trouble. Special thanks to Riaan who is the GM, always ready to make sure you have everything you need. Special memories are created at Halcyon Thank you
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Whilst this is not a flashy 5 star hotel it is still simply wonderful. Somehow the simplicity of the place is all part it's charm. Everything works and clean and it good state of repair. In some cases it's not that new and perhaps could be updated soon. However the staff were simply the nicest, kindest, most charming I've come across both to us and our children but without trying to sell us anything. The beach is right on the hotel and is beautiful and the pier must be the envy of every other ... Read more
from Somerset, United Kingdom
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Have stayed before as a couple, first time we have gone with our family. We all had a great holiday thanks to the great staff and location.our 6 year old grandson really enjoyed the beach,the kids club,pool and we never had any problems with the selection of food for him. The resort felt very safe and the management and staff our very friendly and attentive to all requests. The hotel has and is having a lot of improvements the gardens especially have transformed this year and the rooms are havin... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-08-2016
My first time to Antigua as part of a wedding party, the majority of whom were at a different hotel 10 minutes away. The hotel is OK but needs a lick of paint in a lot of areas. Our room was fine, cleaned nicely and beds were comfortable with a nice balcony overlooking the pool. Wifi is temperamental, good in the reception area but I didn't get any in the room throughout my stay, nor in the restaurant or on the beach which was frustrating. The gym is non functional. I had planned on going t... Read more
from Chardstock, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-08-2016
We have just had another fantastic holiday at the rex resort Antigua . We have been a few times before but this break we went as a family , it was wonderful. We enjoyed it so much and our family now understand why we love it so much. From playing cricket on the beach to afternoon tea on the pier it was wonderful and would like to thank all the staff and management who made it safe and completely enjoyable. The food was great, we ways had a great choice , they also do pre orders for the childr... Read more
from Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Great beach; friendly and hard-working staff; accommodating; welcoming; responsive and approachable management; not far from St John's and other visits. We had a really enjoyable 12 nights and we are very glad we chose Halcyon Cove Resort. We essentially shared a lovely outlook and beach with the Sandals resort next door. We upgraded to a Garden Room, which we found to be surprisingly big, light and good. The bed is massive and very comfortable and the sea and pool view from the balcony is out... Read more
from Barrie, Canada
Submitted on 04-08-2016
We are travelling to this resort in September from near Toronto, Ontario Canada. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated the do's and don't's! Travel guide/taxi names, coffee places, what types of food were eaten during the stay-- any seafood? Did you visit Barbuda? Etc etc ... Thank you :)
from Castries, St. Lucia
Submitted on 05-08-2016
The hotel was just okay. Rooms were clean and equipped but were a bit outdated, much like the rest of the property. The common areas were nice. The staff we encountered were very pleasant, although the place seemed a bit understaffed ( it was a holiday weekend). Overall we had a pleasant stay. We found there weren't too many options in terms of meals, however, the food was tasty. We loved the beach! White sand and blue sea!
Submitted on 13-08-2016
I went to halcyon cove on a day pass with family and ohhhh we had fun. I will recommend anyone to go there, the staff is amazing, kind , friendly, loving and respectful. The beach is awesome. I will be back again. Awesome experienceđ???
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-08-2016
A lovely, quaint hotel on one of the best beaches. Idyllic Location, all rooms within 1min walk to beach. Nice pool & beach side bar with live local entertainment at night. Considering it's a 3 star hotel, the food is very nice, plenty of it & good variety. Rooms light, bright & clean, brilliant air-con! Staff are all very well informed, welcoming and friendly. Yes, the hotel is a little dated, in decor, & some rooms could use an update, but we liked it for its reality and down to earth feel... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 17-08-2016
This place is great. The staff is very helpful. They give you nice smelling towels for the beach and the room. They have delicious meals throughout the day. If you have the all inclusive package. The food is good especially this dish I had last night. It was a lemon peach cobbler. Yum. I also enjoy my coffee time with cookies and sandwich. At night the crickets put you to sleep. If your into that but not every night. I stayed for two weeks and I enjoyed every minute. If I come back to Antigua I ... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-08-2016
Antigua is a beautiful island and its people are friendly. The staff at Halcyon Cove are very friendly and are polite and will do anything to improve your stay. We arrived after a long flight, and the Manager told us not to unpack fully as we would be moving to a better room. True to his word, we were moved to a beach front family apartment, this suited our needs perfectly. The food at Halycon Cove was good and suited my family's needs. Breakfast offered a wide range of foods from English m... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-08-2016
My Wife and I spent 9 glorious nights here earlier this year during mid-March, and had a wonderful time. We stayed in one of the top floor rooms overlooking the pool but could see the sea too, we paid a little extra but it was worth it. Food, service, location of hotel are great, animation team excellent too, with daily water aerobics to help burn those holiday calories. We befriended another English couple (shout out to John and Linda) and spent some time with them solving the worldâ??s problem... Read more
Submitted on 23-08-2016
The Halcyon sits on one of Antigua's most beautiful beaches on Dickenson's Bay. As a returning guest for more than 20yrs I have much I can offer in a review. First so not to get missed is the customer service. The entire staff at the Halcyon are the friendliest, helpful, most wonderful people you will find in the industry. Many have been there for years and I love going back and seeing my "friends"! Normalyn, Dolstan, Heleen are just a few names of those that serve you and treat you like family,... Read more
from New Delhi, India
Submitted on 26-08-2016
We went to Halcyon cove for dinner with the family and it was amazing. Riann (hotel manager) was very helpful and courteous, the staff was excellent and the music was amazing. The food was great and we all enjoyed alot. Especially my two lil girls who enjoyed the steel band music. The seating was perfect for the, outside, next to the beach and the ocean. Will definitely visit again... This time to stay a while...
from Pickering, Canada
Submitted on 04-09-2016
Over Night stay again and we choose the Halcyon. We appreciated the Nice and Accommodating staff. I'm sure this was place was very nice about 30 years ago but now it's very last legs, place needs a major renovation. Having to over night in Antigua is nothing new to us and all we needed is a place for 12hrs. The bathroom was a complete disaster, patch job remedies, penetrating rust through the painted tub. The toilet was stained with a black streak of I don't know what. Everywhere you look at... Read more
from Worcester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-09-2016
We first brought our girls here when they were two and a half years old and we all had an amazing time due to the lovely staff, beautiful beach and tasty food. The girls are now almost 7 years old and we thought it was high time to return. We all had the best time, again to the wonderful staff, many of whom remembered us from our first stay. The sea was just as warm and turquoise, the beaches were just as white and our stay was just as amazing, if not better. The staff treated us like old frien... Read more
Submitted on 10-09-2016
Just come back from a lovely week at this resort and would recommend this place to anyone. All the staff couldn't be more friendly and polite. The travel rep was extremely helpful. Food at the resort was a lot better than I was expecting and only ppl expecting 5 star silver service in a 3 star resort would be disappointed. The all inclusive package includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea at the pier and dinner. Food is buffet style help yourself and each night you had vege options, a different ... Read more
from England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-09-2016
The staff at this hotel are extremely attentive (especially; Raina, Fenton, Dolston and Ken). Rest assured you will be looked after at the hotel. The Antigua beaches are best of the best, simply world class. The room is very clean and comfortable with ice cold A.C! Food is very good at the hotel, the Johnny cake and roast pork crackling are to die for ( very friendly and great chef). You do get complimentary watersport (kayak) from the hotel. The wifi wasn't so great during our stay, but the sta... Read more
from Greater London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-09-2016
1st time in Antigua, beautiful beaches amazing people, hotel staff were excellent locals friendly. We did some excursions that were great, rented the jet skis, snorkelling isn't very good at all that was a disappointment and the water wasn't very clear most of the time due to the tide. A lot of mixed reviews for this hotel which i read before booking so i wasn't expecting a luxury resort and it isn't but it certainly isn't as bad as some suggest. We have stayed in other 3 and 5 star hotels in... Read more
from London, Canada
Submitted on 12-09-2016
very dated, bar open sometimes and a meal schedule. If you do not get to the small buffet early the food is gone Gym is a joke, not 1 piece of equipment worked. They give you 1 pool towel for the week. lol Front desk was not friendly. Beach was nice but every chair dirty and broken. On the weekends they let the locals in and food is gone quickly. I have stayed at 15-20 different resorts and this was the worst.
from Penrith, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Been here 5 days now and can't fault the place! Staff are amazing- food is outstanding with a huge choice and caters for every taste bud. The beach is seconds from resort and the wadali cats yacht island tour and snorkelling with the tropical fish is worth every penny . Highly recommended and still have 5 more days to gođ???đ???đ???đ???đ??ˇ. I most definitely will return .
from Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Me and my partner stayed here this month from the 9th - 16th September 2016 We stayed in a pool side room that was Newley decorated and very pleasant , We where very surprised after all the negative reviews . You can see that they are making great changes throughout the hotel , the gardens are beautiful with newly planted palm trees and plants. Not everything can be done over night which I think people need to appreciate , all the staff where lovely and pleasant throughout our stay , sitting o... Read more
from Nottingham
Submitted on 19-09-2016
This is a 3 star hotel which ticks all the boxes and more. As everyone else has said the staff are wonderful, very friendly and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble for them. The food is lovely, fresh and homemade, some fantastic Caribbean dishes such as jerk chicken and curried goat with rice and beans. Cocktails are great and free flowing, they are definitely not tight on the measures! We had a pool view room, it was very spacious and had a huge and very comfy bed. It was very light an... Read more
from Scarborough, Canada
Submitted on 19-09-2016
We stayed at this resort and had a great time. The location is to die for and the views of the beach and surrounding landscapes ideally is breathtaking. The room was spacious and clean. The linens were just ok, and the towels lost their fluffiness. But the bed was huge and very modern. The food was a bit disappointing, it lost its Caribbean taste and it was very repetitive. We had gone out a few times because we knew exactly what was next on the menu board. The activities advertised but NE... Read more
Submitted on 19-09-2016
The resort is rated as a 3 star and this is probably correct but it doesn't tell the whole story. From a purely amenities point of view Halcyon Cove is a bit tired in places although quite a lot of refurbishment is under way. The original part of the resort was constructed in the 1960's but the location is superb. I heard that the neighbouring Sandels resort have tried unsuccessfully to acquire the site! The room we had was adjacent to the pool. Air Conditioning was effective and quiet. The bed ... Read more
from Dunstable, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-09-2016
Having read the reviews on this hotel we were a little worried on what we would find but we were very pleasantly surprised. Most of the reviews quite rightly mention the tired state of the hotel and they are currently revamping rooms while we were there but for VFM (value for money) couldn't fault it. Room was large & clean although in need of modernisation but bed was huge and comfortable. Beach was the beautiful and walk 50 yds along and you are on the same as the Sandals Resort beach (paying ... Read more
Submitted on 22-09-2016
Great location! The beach could Not be more beautiful but the hotel is very antiquated. Rooms need immediate updating, as well as pool and amenities. Good food and drinks are great. excellent hospitality and friendly staff. Hotel just needs updating
from Lunenburg, Canada
Submitted on 26-09-2016
I stayed here almost two years ago. It is an average resort however it was going thru a changeover stage at the time of my stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was good, but it what is too expect when travelling abroad and the rating of the resort. have to remember in order to get food like you get at home, then stay in a five star plus resort. It is very secluded and the beach is small. Rooms needed upgrades and that that just starting or going to happen in the coming months acco... Read more
Submitted on 27-09-2016
I can not give enough praise about this resort, they give first class customer service it is in a great location and they did everything in there power to make our day special and it certainly was just what we were looking for! We just avoided a down pour on our wedding day which was lucky but it meant we couldn't have our evening dinner on the beach (a wedding package extra) the next day when we went down for our dinner and to our surprise they had set out a table on the beach for us courtesy o... Read more
from Manchester
Submitted on 06-10-2016
My flight was diverted to Antigua because of the weather in Barbados. We were bussed to Halcyon Cove from the airport. I was shown to my room (most of the way) when we were nearly there he just pointed to some steps and told my the room number, when I arrived at the room it was all locked up, I wrongly assumed the key was in the lock as some hotels do, so I had to walk back to reception and ask for the key. Got to the room, two bedside lights, neither had bulbs in, no ceiling or wall lights in t... Read more
from West Jordan, Utah
Submitted on 07-10-2016
I have stayed at a lot of different places all over the Caribbean. To give you some perspective, when I totaled my time in the Caribbean, it came to 2 and a half years. I have stayed in Nevis, Barbados, Trinidad, Haiti, and Guyana. A common thread all over the Caribbean is running water issues, and the occasional power outages. What I will review today is what is uncommon about Halcyon Cove. By far, this has to be the most comfortable I have ever been. They have successfully made me feel like a ... Read more
Submitted on 07-10-2016
Arriving to Antigua I had a bad experience with delayed flight... etc... I had the thought that I would never return to this place...However, I had the opportunity to reside at Halcyon Cove which was phenomenal. My daughter loved it there. The staff exceeds high expectations of what great Customer Service ought to be, by going above and beyond ensuring that everything was ok. My items were brought to my room, which was well lit, and the A/C works perfectly. "In reality people need things done i... Read more
Submitted on 11-10-2016
To sum it up Halcyon Cove is excellent value for money. Its set on a beautiful safe beach. Our room had a fantastic beach front view that would have cost a lot more in other resorts I could mention (see photo). It was a little tired in places but air conditioning and shower worked very well. The staff are extremely helpful and very friendly. Especially the lovely Corlette who will do anything to help. I found the food very good and well cooked. The meals were all self service and there wasn't a ... Read more
from Ontario, Canada
Submitted on 13-10-2016
Wrote a review in March 2015 and we came back this time for our beach wedding. There are some negative reviews on here but I find some people expect 5+++ when the rating clearly states different and some people can't see the gem that this place is. Upon arrival we took a shuttle to the hotel from the airport which is about 10-15 min drive. Hotel staff greeted us and provided a welcome drink and checked us in quickly. Staff assisted us with bags and guided us to our room (332 on second floor) f... Read more
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Riann & his team from the front desk to groundskeepers & security treated us like we were special. They made us so welcome. The meals were great, our room was great & the people were amazing. I certainly have plans to return. This resort should be extremely proud of themselves for the fantastic job they do-congratulations-Connie Stuckless
from Boston, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-10-2016
We have just stayed here for two weeks when we booked we didn't realise it was out of season as it is the rainy season. We actually had 3 hours rain one day 10 mins another. We really enjoyed how quiet it was actually as you could have the pick of anywhere on the beach you wanted or if you just wanted to sit around the pool you could. To say there wasn't many quests staying you still got a good variety of choice for your meals. The chefs were very good the food was delicious. You got to eat on t... Read more
from Northants
Submitted on 23-10-2016
Late sept-early October This is our second visit to Halycon Cove. Once again we were treated to 5 star service from a 3 star resort. We were advised prior to our trip that the resort was in low season and the weather would be hot. They got that right; the weather was Hot and Humid. There were about 60 people at the resort. From our point of view that was great. The food was brilliant as always. Although the selection was catered for the low season, there was always plenty of food available wit... Read more
from Frontalierland Geneva
Submitted on 23-10-2016
We stayed at the Halcyon Cove for one night on our way through Antigua and came away with a feeling mainly of relief that we weren't staying there for any longer. The hotel is tired, very tired, with old décor, sliding doors that don't slide, old fashioned wicker furniture, and very dated features. Everything looks worn and tired and mostly doesn't work properly. There was no water the morning of our stay - understandable for a Caribbean island, but in this case was due to human error rather th... Read more
from Crowthorne
Submitted on 23-10-2016
We have in the past stayed at St James Club and The Verandah but this time , and based on a family recommendation , we went three star accommodation at Halcyon Cove . We were greeted by friendly staff from the start and this was our experience wherever we went on the resort all week long. They are an absolute credit to Management. We tipped a few of them but frankly everyone deserved a tip if we could have done it. We got on really well with Roxanne and Margaret but as mentioned all the staff we... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 28-10-2016
Recently one of my oldest and dearest friends and I traveled to Antigua. We swam with StingRays, we parited on Shirley Heights, we did site inspections of many of the resorts on the island but the highlight of our trip was our stay at Halcyon Cove by Rex Resort. Just have to say that when you are met at reception and checked in by Aretha you know you are off to a good start. Sales Manager, Debbie, Resort Manager Riaan, Entertainment Director Fenton, and too many others to mention made our sta... Read more
from Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-10-2016
We've been back a week now and the holiday blues have most definitely set in. My husband and I have just spent 3 wonderful weeks at the Rex Halcyon 30/9/16 - 21/10/16. On our arrival check in was quick and we were in our room and able to explore in no time. Our room 336 was very clean on the 2nd floor, with AC, TV, tea and coffee and a shower over the bath, with a balcony which overlooked the pool, with a beautiful view of the gardens and the Caribbean Sea beyond, and perfectly positioned fo... Read more
from England
Submitted on 08-11-2016
From the time we arrived until we left three weeks later, we were looked after like royalty. The hotel staff and management are to be congratulated on the manner in which they interact with the guests. Mr Riaan Thiart, the General Manager, is a gentleman and can be seen working in all departments, from maintenance, clearing tables both in the restaurants and at the beach bar and BBQ area to gardening. He can be seen working at all hours and always has time to stop and pass the time of day or e... Read more
from Port of Spain, Trinidad
Submitted on 09-11-2016
It's pretty gross. After my flight was cancelled the airline put us up at Halcyon Cove by Rex Resorts. If you're accustomed to living in the wilds or very strenuous conditions like a war torn country, this hotel will probably seem amazing. For us regular worker bees in search of cleanliness, hints of luxury and comfort, this felt more like being a contestant on Survivor Antigua. Here are the lowlights: - colleague opens door to be greeted by dead cockroach - mildew on curtains - dirty bath t... Read more
from Kingston, Jamaica
Submitted on 10-11-2016
I stayed here for a night due to a flight cancellation. After a long day, I was in a surprisingly decent mood but just wanted to get in shower, change and head to a restaurant for a drink and some food. The check-in process was fairly easy. The lobby is open with lots of greenery and dark wood finishing/furniture. It looks older and a bit tired. We started our journey to our room and I say journey because they placed us in a block way past the pool were the lighting was limited, the walk was fa... Read more
Submitted on 12-11-2016
I was impressed with this hotel until I got the key to my room. The receptionist was rude and unhelpful. She told me there was no one to help me with my bags. When I asked her if I was to carry my 50 pound luggage bag up the steps myself she retorted with attitude that it was not a lot of steps. She then gave me terrible directions and I got completely lost. Finally got to the room to find no towels or rags in the bathroom and a bunch of mosquitoes that attacked me all night. Lastly, she didn't ... Read more
from Georgetown, Guyana
Submitted on 14-11-2016
I really enjoyed my stay at the Halcyon hotel in Antigua. The view is to die for! The surroundings offer a paradise-like feel which is excellent to help you to relax and forget about the stresses of day-to-day living. The food is excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. I would stay there again.
Submitted on 19-11-2016
Loved the staff and my room!!!!!!! The service is great and my experience was enjoyable! The views are fantastic and I highly recommend!!!!! I wish I could stay there longer, because the views were breathtaking!
Submitted on 19-11-2016
I really enjoyed my stay at the Halcyon Cove!! It's right next to the beach and the view is spectacular. The room is air-conditioned with a private balcony. The staffs are very friendly and always helpful. The food is good and the bed is very comfortable.
Submitted on 19-11-2016
Halcyon cove is one of the best hotel I have stayed at in Antigua. The customer service is exceptional. The rooms are nice and cleaned. I would definitely come back in Antigua and stay at Halcyon. The food is great. Great view and location overall is perfect. I had the opportunity to meet the manager Mr Riaan who was very pleasant. My stay here was amazing the staff were always helpful, they made me feel at home.
from Sevenoaks Kent
Submitted on 20-11-2016
We've just had another really good holiday at the Halcyon Cove. Even though the accommodation and parts of the hotel are a little tired the staff more than makes up for any shortcomings. They are outstanding in every aspect and take significant pride in making sure that the guests relax and enjoy themselves. While we were there we had a significant wedding anniversary. The hotel put on a really nice party for us at sunset one evening on the Warm Pier. Loads of good food and of course lots to dr... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-11-2016
I have just returned to the UK after my annual November trip to Halcyon Cove. I go there twice every year and have been doing so for more years than I care to remember. If Tripadvisor allowed me to I would rate this as 10 stars, in fact there aren't enough stars to show my love for the hotel and the amazing staff. Try to imagine somewhere that is utterly beautiful, where the weather is divine, a lovely hotel and where the staff feel like your family and friends. Well that's Halcyon Cove. The ho... Read more
from Bromley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-11-2016
3rd time at Halcyon in 3 years. Always welcomed and well looked after by such lovely staff. The rooms are basic but very comfortable, why do you want bells and whistles when you should be outside in the sun relaxing, as long as you have a comfortable bed and A/C what more do you need? There is a good range of food available at breakfast, lunch and dinner with beach barbecues on a Saturday evening and roast on Sunday. The talented bar team will make you whatever you drink you like. Food is serv... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-11-2016
Another super holiday at the Rex Halcyon Cove! As usual staff were wonderful, hotel perking up with updating and decoration by Riaan the manager and his team, every time we go there it's looking better. All staff super but Dolston, Debbie, Corlette and Errol went the extra miles again. Thank you guys. Lots of exciting developments planned - we cannot wait!
Submitted on 23-11-2016
Had a wonderful holiday at Halcyon Cove. The staff and location were great... The setting is just amazing. The food and drinks were great and the afternoon tea is a bonus. The rooms were fine, comfy bed and air conditioning. We slept perfectly every night! I should note that the bathrooms could do with a bit of work. We will definitely come back!
from Plymouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-11-2016
We recently stayed at the halcyon cove resort. We found it very friendly. Yes the accommodation is a bit run down, and in need of some TLC. However that said everything worked. All rooms had A/C hair dryer, iron. The accommodation is all two stories.We stayed in room 231 which was right by the pool on the ground level and for us perfect. I don't think there was a huge choice of food but what they had was very nice. Tip : don't be last through for food, although they did not run out of everything... Read more
from Watton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-11-2016
We have just returned home from a lovely relaxing stay at the Halcyon cove , lots of improvements taking place but this doesn't spoil the holiday at all , the staff cannot be praised up enough , they all go the extra yard to help make your stay extra special . I would recommend this hotel to anyone but I will say if you want 5 star go elsewhere but if you want good company the same beach as sandals good food and value for money this is the place to go . We will be returning again next year for s... Read more
from cloyne
Submitted on 29-11-2016
My Wife and I traveled Nov. 13th. We chose the Rex Halcyon on price and reviews. This was an Anniversary gift to each other 33yrs. The hotel is easy access from the airport, which is very new and modern. Airport clearance was swift and efficient. The shuttle to the hotels all seem relatively new and comfortable. Check in was OK, we arrived just after noon so rooms had not been readied, went for lunch and a few drinks and room was set up. We had booked BEACH front, which initially we were told g... Read more
from Exeter, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-11-2016
Thank you Antigua.Thank you Halcyon Cove by Rex. Another great holiday . Anyone looking for a genuine,authentic Caribbean Holiday (not Americanised),surrounded by friends,lovely staff and a brilliant customer caring Manager.. (Riaan)..choose Halcyon Cove. Turquoise Sea,White Sandy Beach on your doorstep,Cocktails at Sunset.. Evening Dinner out on the Warri Pier..Heaven.!! See You Soon. Regards, Roy &Angela.
Submitted on 30-11-2016
I know this is a place for couples and families so I'm not the right demographic. I stated here for two nights in business so had no time for the resort's more fun aspects. This review is about the fundamentals. Firstly, any claim on wifi is overblown; it's only available in the reception area and is incredibly slow. More importantly, the rooms, although clean and comfortable, are not sound proof or particularly private. By this i mean that i heard every conversation in the room next door, and ... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-12-2016
Me and my hubby stayed here for 9 night's end of November to beginning of December ,lovely hotel and staff .Firstly the hotel is not far from the airport,about 15 mins . swift check in and a nice cocktail on arrival .Room was basic and in need of renovation,but was ok. Renovation is on going at the hotel but is not a problem.Staff are really nice and will do anything to help you relax and enjoy your holiday. Food was a little basic and repetitive ,mainly at lunch time (burgers,chip... Read more