We went to Antigua and Barbuda this year for our family vacation and we are SO THRILLED that we took the ferry over to Barbuda and North Beach Cottages for four days. Rueben is wonderful and this place is amazing! I was traveling wth my husband and two daughters, ages three and four, and we cannot believe our luck in finding this place! We have traveled all over the world and have probably been to at least 12 different Caribbean islands, and this is our favorite place by far. I would highly recommend going to Antigua for a week and then here for several days. You will not believe how wonderful the locals are, etc.
My family absolutely loved North Beach Cottages! This is a really cute place with conch shells lining everything and these little cottages spaced a nice distance apart from each other. Everything is all inclusive and all you have to do is relax. There are little boats to row around in, you can snorkel, swim, beach comb, pet the resident donkey, Douglas, take a boat ride to the glorious pink sand beaches, etc. I enjoyed getting to spend some real, quality time with my family and getting caught up on my reading. This is not the kind of place where you have to dress up, it is extremely casual. You can just roll out of bed and right over to the dining room. When you are ready for lunch, head back to the dining room. Want a rum punch? Ask Rueben.
We had the great fortune of meeting a couple of friendly locals on the beach while we were there, and they actually picked us up one day and drove us ALL AROUND THE ISLAND for FREE! When is the last time you went somewhere where someone did that? Literally, a woman named Claudina and her lovely daughter, Semina, picked us up at the boat dock and drove us around the town and from one breathtaking beach to another.
No one hassles you, no one is trying to sell you something, no one is trying to rip you off. This is seriously paradise. I highly recommend giving this place a try. Personally, I cannot wait to return!
A beautiful, secluded paradise it was. Small, private beach cabana .. you wake up and fall asleep to the music of the ocean. Home cooked, breakfast, home cooked lunch, home cooked dinner…fresh-home-cooked. Lobster, snapper, cassava … locally grown, locally caught and eventually locally eaten. Crystal clear water, secluded beach (I went swimming naked) and peace, yea..peace. peaceful environment all around you, away from tv, cell-phone reception and the news. loved it.
After 14 years working as a flight Attendant for Virgin Atlantic and travelling extensively around the Caribbean and the Far East both for business and pleasure I have never experienced anywhere quite like North Beach.
So let me start by saying the location is like nothing other..Shut off the cell, turn off the computer and just relaxxxx…Reuben the owner is great..rooms are very clean, food is excellent…water is sooo clear and warm…wait staff is excellent…Great cigars on the Island. So if you want to relax and tune out the world, This is the place. I highly recommend this hotel and location, prices were very fair…actually not expensive at all compared to the other hotels on the island…Try North Beach…You might just stay here.