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Ocean Point Resort and Spa

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Antigua, Caribbean
St Johns

The Ocean Point Resort and Spa overlooks the mesmerising Hodge's Bay on the northern side of Antigua, approximately 15-minutes from the country's capital, St Johns. This all-inclusive, Mediterranean style hotel is within a few steps from a pristine white sand beach and is designed to ensure you have a relaxing getaway in this beautiful country.

You are just a minute's walk from the closest beach, where you can lounge and look out over the North Atlantic Ocean. If you wish to venture to other beaches, Jabberwock Beach is a 5-minute drive and Dickenson Bay is 10 minutes away. You can also lay by the hotel's outdoor pool or even relax further at the spa and fitness centre, complete with massage service. The hotel's main restaurant serves a range of Mediterranean inspired dishes while the Sottovento Beach Club has a bar serving cocktails and a restaurant which offers a la carte dining for lunch and evening.

Accommodation at the Ocean Point Resort and Spa:

All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a private terrace or balcony which overlooks the gardens or the ocean. Rooms are comfortably furnished and equipped with a hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a mosquito net. Ocean View and Ocean Front rooms are available for a supplement.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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Facilities

  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • 2 beaches
  • Main Restaurant
  • Massage Centre*
  • Souvenir Shop
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Automatic coffee machine in the lobby+
  • Water dispenser in lobby+
  • Beachfront restaurant and bar
  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee
  • + available 24h and sanitized frequently

Room Types

Ocean View Room
20m2 WiFi
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Ocean Front Room
20m2 WiFi
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Garden View Room
20m2 WiFi
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The Local Area

The Ocean Point Resort and Spa overlooks the mesmerising Hodge's Bay on the northern side of Antigua, approximately 15-minutes from the country's capital, St Johns. This all-inclusive, Mediterranean style hotel is within a few steps from a pristine white sand beach and is designed to ensure you have a relaxing getaway in this beautiful country.

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Boutique Hotel that could use some TLC

Review by dmccrann Barnegat, New Jersey

I will start off by saying that if you have read through the reviews, there are a lot of great things about this hotel, but the lack of renovations and attention to detail by the hotel leaves a little to be desired. I'll do my best to explain through different aspects of this hotel.

Check-in / Reception: Check-in for us was smooth, those that work at the front desk are nothing but courteous and helpful, although maybe a little disorganized. Nick at the front desk was a pleasure to speak with...

We did try to arrange a day tour to Prickly Pear Island (a quick boat ride across the water that goes out from the hotel) and were told for several days they weren't sure if it was going to go out or not, only to be told the morning of that the island was undergoing renovations. We also had an issue with an excursion where the transportation was to be arranged by the hotel, but that blame may fall on the excursion that we booked, who knows.

Room / Grounds: The room is clean, nothing to really comment on here. There is your basic accommodations which we had no problem with. The fridge comes with two small complimentary waters that you are requested to refill in the lobby and re-use throughout your stay. While I don't really care about this, I think there are nicer ways to do this for your guests, like re-usable plastic bottles for your guests for the price they have paid to stay with the all-inclusive package. Also, nothing else is stocked in the fridge, also lacking effort for the all-inclusive guests. Now the grounds are lovely, all the hallways by the rooms have tropical foliage overflowing over balconies and it is just beautiful. We did see workers sweeping early in the morning and they are attentive to what the grounds look like. There is one bar located on the water next to the restaurant, with seating right in front of the water. We found it to be very quiet and relaxing, perfect for what we were looking for as a quick girl's trip.

All-inclusive package: Okay, this is where the hotel seriously lacks on effort. The food menu for lunch and dinner does come with several options, but if you go outside of that menu you do get charged for the meals, even if you are on all-inclusive. The same applies for certain alcohol, like champagne. Nothing says vacation like a mimosa, but you'll get charged for it if you stay here. My friend and I again may be easier travelers than most, so we just chose off the menus that were all-inclusive, but this is where this hotel falls very short when offering their guests all inclusive. All the food though is absolutely phenomenal. We didn't have a single meal we didn't like. The food leans towards a Mediterranean & European vibe, I believe I read that the owners are Italian. Either way, the food was great.

Entertainment: This is also where the hotel is seriously lacking. They seem to have entertainment maybe once weekly. We did go to the bar the night they had a live band and it was an absolute blast, and the rest of the guests seemed to love it as well. They could really use some more entertainment at the bar. Whether this is how it has always been, or because of COVID, who knows, but the entertainment night was one of the most fun nights we had. As far as the bar goes, we had a great time getting to know Kean and Kahlil throughout our stay and they were friendly and great to us.

COVID tests: Being from the US, I think it should be mentioned that the COVID swabs can be done at the hotel. I was naïve to think that it would be included in our stay as I have traveled internationally during COVID and have stayed at several hotels that included it. However, the covid swabs are NOT included. They are $98 a person for the swab, so keep that in mind.

All in all, my friend and I had a great time at Ocean Point. The staff there cares deeply about keeping the guests satisfied. I think that the owners need to seriously consider some changes if they want to keep guests coming to their resort. Some changes to their all-inclusive policy and fresh paint and décor on some of their buildings would really make a big difference. We would still recommend staying here as we had a great time and knew what type of resort this was by reading reviews prior to our stay.

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How About Truth in Advertising!

Review by Michael K Florida

I booked a vacation package through AAVacations for an “all-inclusive” trip to Ocean Point Resort Spa in Antigua. Our last jaunt to the island was a visit to St. James Club on Mamora Bay...

Upon arrival, we were not thrilled to find out that their “all-inclusive” was really not. While it is understandable that Covid has screwed up some usual things like buffet style dining, a bit of updating on their website could reflect the current situation.

First of all, Ocean Point has three entrée’s for lunch and dinner. You do have the option of ordering off their Ala carte menu for addition $$$. Breakfasts offer the most complete options with some ala carte options, none that appealed to us though. Most meals offered were of high quality and top notch. The chef, wait staff and kitchen staff deserve high marks for the menu offerings, service and presentation. Only two dinners towards the end of our stay failed to meet expectations. Details of those meals will be addressed later in this review.

The bar offered a limited selection of alcohol. No named brands in sight. Although they did offer many options for mixed drinks, if you wanted a martini or other fancy drink, that would be an extra charge. It was very surprising not to see some name brands on the shelf, since Antigua has no sin taxes on alcohol. Top shelf names are very inexpensive there. The room’s mini-bar was stocked…with two bottles of water which we had to refill daily in the lobby.

Kudos to all of the staff, who are the real stars of Ocean Point Resort. If not for the fantastic service of all the employees, this resort would not be the wonderful getaway it is. The property itself could use a couple million dollars of improvements, which a partnership with another company would probably improve occupancy rates, but you would lose operational control. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Just a final word about the food. Our last two dinners were exceedingly slow coming out of the kitchen. It seemed like the wheels were falling off the bus. The kitchen was falling behind and out of control. On our final night, we even asked the hostess to forget the entrée’s and just bring us the dessert. The chef came our and pleaded with us to wait a few more minutes, which we did. My daughter ordered the grilled lobster off the ala carte menu that came out so dry, drenching it with butter still would not have made it palatable. Upon checkout, they tried to bill her room for that dried up, inedible piece of seafood. Keep in mind, this type of service is not the norm, just an exception that put a slight damper on the visit.

Overall, if you’re looking for a nice and quiet getaway, Ocean Point Resort and Spa may be just what you are looking for. If you are looking for a five star resort with great amenities, keep looking. There are many choices on Antigua, but Ocean Point will probably remain a three star resort. Hopefully, the owners will update their website to reflect the limitations of their “all inclusive” features.

We have posted numerous, balanced reviews of many of the properties we have visited over the years. If you like, visit https://www.tripadvisor.com/Profile/TheKrajnyks?tab=reviews&fid=8da6ae20-386f-4ba0-a949-09c9ff75e6b2 to read up on some of our other trips.

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Great base for a relaxing holiday

Review by Save D Staffordshire, United Kingdom

This hotel is perfect for people not wanting to move from the pool or people who use it as a base. We were the later. The rooms are very dated and the shower very very sentimental...

The reception staff were very professional and would help in every way, the waiting staff worked very hard. The food was ok for a couple of days but got boring and not much choice , the breakfasts were the best. The beaches were very clean but the sea was murky and not very pleasant, so glad we had a car to see some beautiful beaches , Deep Bay beach, Long beach and Hodges Bay were all wonderful. We also had a beautiful meal at Cloggy's in Falmouth Harbour. On our last day my husband decided to go for a swim and he said the pool had lots of tiles missing and there was a green tinge to the water. Over all the holiday was OK but with just a few improvements this hotel could be wonderful.

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Suitable for seniors and people like to sit and drink

Review by ABCAAK London, United Kingdom

Excellent front desk service, brilliant room service, good internet, nice and clean. Beaches are not suitable for swimming and very small. Meals are by menu only...

Lack of fruits. No buffet type meals. No too many variety of meals. Only 2 power sockets in a room - not enough. Sockets were loose and not safe to plug - need to be very careful.

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A Lovely Much-Needed Break after Covid

Review by robert m Brierley Hill, United Kingdom

My partner and I have just returned from a 4 week All Inclusive holiday at this smallish Adult-only resort on the north coast of Antigua, overlooking the Caribbean Sea some 15 minutes drive west of the airport. The apartments are two/three stories mostly having a pool and sea view with a few steps leading down to the swimming pool which is flanked on either side by small golden sandy beachies. The resort and apartment were kept spotlessly clean with hygiene strongly evident, The room was safe and adequate. The resort is owned and run by an Italian couple who are clearly hands on and visible but around the resort but are approachable and consequently their cuisine is lacking in Caribbean dishes whilst featuring plently of fresh fish; seafood and meat accompanied by salads; rice; pasta and fries...

You will never go hungry with good sized servings and chefs that are happy to mix and match with the menu. Obviously guests are here to view the beautiful island and when out visit the many local restaurants for lunch and dinner and have access to all the local dishes that the islands are famous for. The local roads leave much to be desired and signposts are few and far between but we found our way around by asking directions at the garages and larger shops who generally were only too happy to assist. The car and taxi hire are not cheap but many friends regularly used the local bus service which was cheap and reliable. The locally trained staff at the hotel made it for us. We have to mention Rossana the boss at reception who answered quieries before arrival plus KerryAnn in the restaurant and the magical barman Kean who is brilliant, all of whom made our stay memorable. Antigua has been in lockdown for two years with an 11pm-5am curfew that was lifted just before Christmas and as a result the bar closes at 10.30pm after being open for 12 hours daily. The beer and spirits on sale are of good quality but be careful of buying bottles of wine sold in $US but have service AND VAT to add making it 25% extra and in our opinion overpriced.
When travelling out turn right towards St Johns for 5 mins; past the school and there is a superb supermarket on the left before the island selling good wine and spirits at Lidl prices. Also try to visit Half Moon Bay on the south coast which is a hidden gem We would recommend a visit.

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