Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Siboney Beach Club In Antigua

Siboney in Antigua first came into my radar when I was researching, privately locally owned hotels in Antigua.

It struck me as possibly one of the more secluded romantic Caribbean resorts, and so having spent my honeymoon in Cocos in what I still think is one of the best Caribbean honeymoons hotels, I was anxious to return and try the Siboney Beach Club.

We stayed on the top, third floor in a one bedroom suite, with a small kitchen. It was very comfortable, well decorated, but we would have liked it air conditioned throughout. Only the bedroom has airconditioning, and not the other rooms, which could be unbearably hot, even with a ceiling fan.

There were also mossies but Deet took care of that problem, and I don't wish to be critical really because the Siboney Beach Club gave us a great vacation, not least because of the input of the owner Tony Johnson who has a handle on everything, and it is so nice to stay in an hotel where the owner and not a faceless manager is so ever present.

Siboney is located at the far end of Dickenson Bay, although it's not as beautiful as we were led to believe, with a Sandals resort to the right of the hotel, the beach there was far too busy, but in fairness go to the left past some crumbling buildings and you come upon a lovely deserted beach, totally peaceful.

There is an excellent restaurant right next to the hotel called the Coconut Grove, literally right on top of the beach, with superb food, at breakfast lunch and dinner, although at a price!
Be careful in Antigua with your money, because everything is in US$, not EC$ as it should be, and it can be difficult to get your hands on cash from an ATM, because they seem to be permanently empty!!

There is a lovely good size pool in the beautifully lush, and well maintained gardens, and you'll often have it to yourself.

The sunsets are another memory of Siboney in Antigua, seen with the inevitable rum punch in hand.

Siboney in Antigua is undoubtedly one of the more secluded romantic Caribbean Resorts, and is exactly the right place to stay for people like us who hate all-inclusive gin palaces.

About the Author
Jason Law writes for http://www.worldwidevacationspots.com/ and recommends to look it up for interesting articles about lesser known resorts and destinations


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Europe travel

People have felt the need to travel and explore new places since forever. The world is such an amazing place and it has so much to offer that it would be a shame not to try and see as much of it as possible.

Europe has managed to maintain its charm throughout the years and today it is still considered one of the most attractive holiday destinations.

Traveling through Europe is probably one of the things we all have thought about doing. There are so many things to see, so many memories to gather and so many different cultures that visiting any country in Europe will guarantee you life-lasting recollections.

Europe travels can help you become if not a better person, a more complete one.Deciding to undertake such a journey can make you understand how various civilizations interact, notice the subtleties of wonderful languages and compare constrasting styles of architecture.

It is possible for Europe travels to inspire feelings of peacefullness or on the opposite show you what a tumultuous city is like. You can choose the visit a city that exalts romance and have someone special to share those moments with.

If you are into sports, then there are plenty of places to choose from. Keep in mind that any journey is a true adventure and you can never say that you've seen enough.

Lately, people have started to look for countries that are unparalleled when it comes to amazing sceneries and are not crowded with so many tourists. Some of the most sought-after destinations for Europe travels are Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Montenegro and Slovenia.

Bulgaria is a place that enthralls the visitors with its natural beauties and its marvelous folklore. Croatia is a country that has plenty to offer and no matter what city you decide to visit, you will surely be impressed by the mixture of old and new.

There are many things you can discover about traveling by consulting an online European travel guide. Before you set about in a journey, it is crucial to learn all there is to know about your destination including stunning landscapes, architectural styles and food. Every detail is important when planning the perfect vacation.

Finally, if you wish to travel by bus, i would recommend eurolines as it connects over 500 destinations, covering the whole of the continent and Morocco. Eurolines allows travelling from Sicily to Helsinki and from Casablanca to Moscow.For longer distances, you might want to consider interrail.com as it brings you to 18 countries in europe.

About the Author
About the author, judy sim is a freelance fulltime writer. For more information of this article please visit www.europe-travel-advice.blogspot.com

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