We stayed at Blue Moon from April 9-16 2011. This is an absolutely amazing spot with the most incredible views. We were looking for a relaxing escape and we found it at Blue Moon, hidden in paradise. The villa is very spacious, clean and comfortable - we loved the shower!! Easy walk to the beach. We happened to get an extremely unusual week with some cloudy days that somehow didn't matter as much with the ability to relax on the porch, enjoy the views, watch the comings and goings of the sailboats and the peacefulness and quiet. We were entertained by lots of hummingbirds and local birds. It was classic yacht race week and we had prime viewing of several of the races. Shonnie and Michael are wonderful and extremely helpful/knowledgeable hosts providing suggestions on all things local. We would definitely stay here again for any future trips to Antigua! We highly recommend Blue Moon Villa!
This was our first visit to Antigua and we were extremely fortunate to find Blue Moon. We drove around much of the island during our stay and found nowhere we would rather be. The villa is situated in the best postion on the bay, slighty higher than other villas which provides both privacy and quiet. The view from the verandah is genuinely awesome. Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the wonderful sunsets over Monserrat or have a leisurely breakfast as the bay begins to wake and yachts make their way out to sea. The disadvantage, of course, is that you are not actually on the beach but the five minute walk for your swim is a small price to pay for the great vantage point.
English Harbour and Falmouth are a 5 minute drive or just a short water-taxi ride away. They are large enough to have an interesting variety of bars and restaurants but not so big as to loose the village feel. So, unless you are looking for total isolation or for the "all inclusive" hotel compound Blue Moon is definitely for you.
One tiny little request from an Englishman, can we have an electric kettle next time please? Tea really needs boiling water!!
Many thanks to Shonnie who is a wonderful owner/manager. She has that great trick of knowing when you need something and when to leave you alone. Also, her garden, that extends right up to the villa, is an absolute delight. I am sure we will return.
As the snow piles up in Boston, my husband and I are packing our bags
for our third trip to Blue Moon Antigua. For the past two years, we
have had such fun that we are restless with anticipation of the warm
weather and reception that we will receive from Blue Moon owners,
Shonnie and Michael.
The rental units are totally lovely. They are furnished with simple
eloquence that includes everything from nice dishes, fluffy towels, good
furniture to local flowers. The unit is spotless. I particularly like to
take a shower under the blue sky, surrounded with the privacy of walls.
We generally take our morning coffee on the veranda, watching the
sailing ships come and go. The outside table is also a good spot for
lunch, if we are not off on an adventure.
Antiqua has a number of hidden treasures that are fun to explore. We like to go into the capital at least once on each trip. The cathedral is a special place and well worth the visit. We also like to walk around the farmers' market, talking about the various fruits and vegetables with the local sellers. We always buy both fruit and vegetables since it is fun to try the local foods. My husband, who is a "foodie," is particularly excited about getting back to the market and buying bags of passion fruit to make his version of "granita."
There is a lovely beach a five-minute walk from Blue Moon. We walk down
a gentle hill, across a grassy yard, and onto the sandy beach. What
luxury! While we share the beach with others, it is not the least bit
crowded. The water is perfect for swimming any time of day. We often go two
times per day, since it is such an easy walk to-and-from the beach to
I also like to get a massage when I go on vacation. Shonnie knows the island and the various providers and her recommendations have been perfect. Just tell her how you like to pamper yourself and she'll recommend the right kind of spa or person.
Most importantly, however, as we look forward to our trip, it is our time visiting with our friends that make our trips to Antiqua so special. We have had the good fortune to rent one unit as our friends rent the other unit at Blue Moon. This combination of friends and one's own space have made our trips perfect, as we do our own thing during the day and gather on the veranda for drinks, food, and friendship. For us, we have found the perfect vacation.
My husband and I visited Antigua for a week in June for our honeymoon. We stayed at the Blue Moon in one of the villas. Upon arrival, we instantly felt at home and were thrilled with the villa as well as the stunning view of the English Harbour. We had seen pictures, but they really don't do this place justice. The villa was spacious and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed including a coffee maker, ice maker, and a little cooler to pack for days at the beach. We opened the fridge and were delighted to find a bottle of champagne! (which we drank in the jacuzzi while watching an amazing sunset). The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom and closet spacious, and the outdoor shower was beautiful and refreshing. Our favorite part of the villa, however, had to be the amazing terrace. It is quite large, holding a few lounge chairs and tables, and a large table with many chairs. We spent every morning lounging and drinking coffee here while looking out over the harbour and the spectacular view. We could have been happy to spend our entire time in Antigua there in the villa. We found that there was so much to see and do just outside our door! Joined by our new friend, Chloe (the sweetest dog), we hiked the many trails around Blue Moon, sunbathed and snorkeled on the beach just a short walk from the villa, and even paddled kayaks through the harbor to Nelson's Dockyard.(Make sure to hike up to Shirley's Heights on Sunday evening for a great barbeque and party! Local bands and plenty of rum punches to go around.) Our honeymoon was everything we hoped for and much more. Our hosts Shonnie and Michael made sure of that! They are incredible people and are extremely knowledgeable about the island. They made sure our time there was perfect, from recommending the best restaurants, to arranging day trips, to giving us snorkeling tips, and everything in between. We hope to return to Antigua someday soon, and would only consider staying at the Blue Moon Villas.
We were headed to Antigua for a friends destination wedding. There were 4 of us that were staying for 7nts and we wanted a bit more privacy so we booked what appeared to be a great spot a short distance down the beach from the hosts hotel. What a lovely surprise when we arrived! The two villas were spectacular! I don't think we have ever enjoyed a space so much. We did not want to leave! Our hosts, Shonnie and Mike were absolutely delightful. Chloe, is a wonderful hiking partner. Treat yourself and stay at Blue Moon!