Blue Moon sits above a fantastic view of English Harbour from where you can view truly fabulous yachts arriving and departing. We stayed over Christmas and had a great time. The villa has all facilities, and it's rather fine having an open-air (private) shower!. The villa has all kitchen facilities and Wifi, TV, internet radio. Shonnie and Michael are brilliant hosts. They have an apparently limitless knowledge of the island and can recommend local restaurants (some reachable by free boat!)
We recommend hiring a car if you want to see more of the island (which is worth doing), although taxis are available for the occasional days out. That is, if you prefer to stay on the perfect local Galleon Beach which has a beach bar and is great for snorkelling.
Blue Moon villas are great!
Antigua was an amazing place to visit and Blue Moon villa was a home away from home! We were so comfortable there! Shonnie and Micheal were such gracious hosts, helping us find a car, fabulous restaurants, beaches and even offering to stock our fridge upon arrival of which we were so thankful. The snorkeling, kayaking and hiking were steps (literally!) from their property and the view was spectacular! We enjoyed watching the boats come and go from our perch every day. This was an experience that we will certainly treasure.
Alexia and Rick
In November 2013 (this is an overdue review) we REALLY needed a break. Our usual chaotic busy life was wearing us down and we sought an escape to a Caribbean island.
We trawled TripAdvisor for something a bit different; we didn't want a resort or a big hotel, we wanted a "hideaway", somewhere that we could chill out and recharge.
We found the Blue Moon villas in Antigua and it seemed to tick all the boxes; peaceful, comfortable, good reviews, good location, things to do etc. We contacted the owners by email and easily booked.
Everything you will read in the other reviews about this place is true. This is an idyllic setting, the views are stunning, everything is convenient and Shonnie is a delight to deal with.
There is a TV advert for a UK holiday website on at present with a tag line of "don't just stay there, live there" and that is what being at Blue Moon feels like, you feel like you live there and that really helps you truly relax on holiday.
We stayed for 11 days, spent lots of time relaxing on the beach, ate in some fantastic restaurants (rum baba, hideout, abracadabra, sun-ra) all helpfully booked for us by Shonnie. We didn't bother hiring a car, we just made friends with the coolest taxi driver (Sharp-boy) who picked us up in his characterful bus each night and with the soft sounds of Motown from his stereo, would take us to our restaurant choice and back.
We zip wired, we took a helicopter ride to the Montserrat volcano, we went to a rifle range and we hired a tour guide to see the island, so we were quite busy but we just felt so completely relaxed. Probably the most relaxed we have ever felt on a holiday.
We would give this place 6 stars if we could as it really is that special. It is highly recommended for anyone that trusts their own ability in building a holiday away from a resort and wants a fantastic experience.
If you are reading this Shonnie and Michael we got married last summer and we would like to thank you for providing us with such fond memories of Antigua and for looking after us so well.
James and Claire
We recently returned from 12 fantastic days staying at the excellently appointed Blue Moon villas. The previous reviews are all entirely accurate. Shonnie and Michael are so helpful and friendly and give great recommendations and advice on restaurants, car hire,places to visit etc- all spot on so no disappointments in your valuable time on vacation!
We cannot recommend Blue Moon highly enough!
We stayed in one villa while friends stayed in the other. Both have fantastic views, are comfortable and clean, and have super-easy access to the beach, bar, watershuttle, and other amenities. But what really made our stay so great was the hospitality of the Blue Moon owners -- they recommended the perfect restaurants, pointed us to the most idyllic walks, and took a genuine (but unintrusive) interest in making our vacation a complete success. This place truly is paradise!