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A little bit of Paradise
A perfect holiday from start to end. We were very well looked after from the moment we met the driver who welcomed us at the airport arrivals to the moment we hugged Sonja goodbye when she dropped us at the departures. Sonja's little cottages are very picturesque in her beautiful tropical garden. The other guests were very friendly when we bumped into them from time to time. We were actually staying in her next door neighbour's very spacious and well equipped apartment. Sonja is a great host, and took us on an introductory tour of the local beaches and eating places.. Wonderful food especially on Saturdays when an excellent local chef takes the day off from one of the grand resorts and cooks in the garden of his house, within walking distance of Pink Shack. We were so glad that we chose Pink Shack and not one of the big resorts. We had great contact with the locals who are incredibly friendly. Highly recommended.
Sam and Anna Fairford Gloucestershire UK March 2019
Pretty cottages settled in lush garden. Sonja the host is very kind and helpful.
Loved the idea of the cottages and the privacy was nice. However a vehicle was an absolute must. We had a tough time getting used to the multiple dogs barking in the area. I would suggest bringing ear plugs. We turned the fan on high and closed some of the windows. Ear buds during the day helped distract from the noise.
Antigua has lots to offer. Explore! English Harbour, Jolly Harbour, Energie.
Sonja's lovely pinkshack cottages
We had a great 3 week stay in Antigua. Sonja has 5 cute little cottages in lush gardens of tropical flowers, shrubs and fruit trees, which she has all planted and designed herself. The cottages are all slightly different, but all well designed, spotlessly clean, with full kitchens and outside sitting areas.
One has a large raised deck area surrounded and secluded by bamboo and palms, one has a sitting area up some steps with lovely countryside views, one has a large grassed area in front with seats and sunbeds....all are charming and so is Sonja. Always available on site if you need any help with trips, taxis, jeep hire etc but doesn't intrude if you want a quiet time.
She offers a weekly cleaning and linen change free of charge, and also supplies huge bottles of water at cost price, very useful.
Antigua is beautiful and quite undeveloped compared to Barbados, the capital St Johns is interesting to stroll around, thronged with locals and cruise ship passengers, lots of vendors selling fresh fruit and veg from the back of their vans.
Some gorgeous beaches, Deep Bay (15 mins walk away from Pinkshacks), Half Moon Bay and Long Bay were our favourites, great for swimming and snorkelling.
Hiring a car or jeep is advisable but there are frequent buses into St Johns and from there you can get buses to other areas of the island.
There's not really anywhere to eat out within walking distance of Pinkshacks but we enjoyed shopping in the markets and doing our own cooking, or getting ready made food in the local supermarkets and reheating. There is a local barbeque in Five Islands Village twice a week.
Another thing we really enjoyed were the birds of Antigua, there are salt ponds and mangrove swamps full of birdlife, pelicans diving for fish, frigate birds, egrets, herons, ospreys, whistling ducks etc
Thanks Sonja for a great holiday
Cath and Nigel
Lovely Caribbean cottage
Charming little cottage with nice terrace. We had a wonderful time there with my husband and baby during 12 days. This is the ideal place if you want to enjoy Antigua away from the huge and busy hotels. Pinkshak is located just a few minute walk from Five island village and beautiful beaches, a good point for us who love walking. We could rent a car easily from Sonja in order to visit this wonderful island, and also experience the local bus to go to St John’s food market, that was great!
Before our venue, Sonja has been very helpful for the booking process and has provided many practical information about the island, very useful to prepare our trip.
She has organized a taxi driver to pick us up at the airport, the cottage is well furnished and equipped, all the windows are fitted with mosquito net, a cleaning lady comes to the cottage every week… everything has been very smooth, we had a great stay at Pink shak !
The Pink Shacks
Had an amazing time staying at the pink shack cottages in Antigua! We were there for 17 nights in January and didn't want to leave.Really beautiful cottages with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.Sonja is just amazing such a beautiful girl and so helpful nothing is a bother at all to her..from getting us sorted with taxis ( you can hire a car) and with all the information on where to go and the best beaches to visit. The sun was shining and so hot it was just a fabulous holiday! Can't wait to return to Amazing Antigua the land of sun and sea..🏝💗 The you Pink Shack cottages for an amazing stay.😀
Cozy paradise at Antigua
The pinkshacks are a little paradise. The studio was cozy and welcoming and you find there everything you need. To explore the island you need a car. You can walk to the beach and spent our in the garden or on your private porch. Sonja is a great host and is always approachable. She organizes taxi rides and dinners and is fun to talk to.