Guest Information

Please be aware that the Galleon Beach Club resort as such has been closed for some years, pending a sale, which we are reliably informed is imminent. This closure has the advantage of there being less people on the beach; conversely there are no Club facilities, although 24 hour security and site maintenance continues. The 20 on-site privately owned villas are little affected.

Lime Hill has been fully Covid 19 compliant since November 2020, approved and certificated by the Antigua Ministry of Health, and is on the official list of Certified Tourism Accommodation.

The villa is part of a gated community, occupying some 25 acres. The keys are in a small keysafe on the wall to the left of the entrance arch, I will be sure to give you the code before you go, do please remember to put them back before you go…

Villa Location

Freeman’s Bay, on the South Shore at Galleon Beach Club, is a beautiful white sand beach and lawn area at the entrance to English Harbour. A water taxi is usually available in season from the beach, and also from The Inn, five minutes walk down the beach), to the Nelson’s Dockyard and Falmouth.

In January 2019Conde Nast Traveler named Galleon Beach as one of the world’s top beaches.

The Villa

Four comfortable air conditioned bedrooms, all with a sea view and four bath/shower rooms and patios surround the villa. It is equipped with combination CD/radio/ipod dock stereo, cable television and DVD, and a key security safe, for more details, see www.limehill.com

There is no land line at Lime Hill, so please bring your mobile.

Lime Hill now has free wifi.

Electricity is mainly 110 volt but you will find at least one UK 220 volt UK socket in each room. Electricity is very expensive in Antigua so please avoid any waste. The bedrooms are designed to get the full benefit of the trade winds and should only need air-conditioning when extremely hot. If needed, please be sure to turn off the air conditioning units when you leave the room. Power outages in Antigua are not as frequent as they were, and an array of battery torches are provided throughout the house, the two driftwood table lamps in the living room are fitted with “smart” bulbs, which, when switched on in the normal way, stay on without mains power, as do the wall lights downstairs, should there be a power cut, and there are also two emergency lighting units, upstairs and down, which come on automatically.

A new dishwasher, television and washing machine were installed in 2018.

Housekeeping Staff

Dianne is your maid and you will see her every day except Sunday. She will clean, and do the house laundry. Sheets and towels are changed regularly. She will also do small items of personal laundry at your request and at your risk. The dishwasher is provided for your convenience. A gratuity for her at the end of your stay is always appreciated, if you are so minded…

Check out time is 12 noon.

Kitchen

In one of the drawers under bookshelves, you should find instruction books etc. for the kitchen equipment. The hob is induction, instructions in the drawer lower bookcase drawer or underneat the hob itself. There is a built in electric ultra-violet water purifier fitted under the sink, the tap being the small one fitted to the right of the sink. This delivers water suitable for drinking (it comes out luke warm initially). This same outlet feeds the fridge icemaker and cold water drinking outlet, thus saving you the expense and effort of buying bottled water from the shops. The dishwasher does not require salt – you should find some detergent and Rinshine underneath the sink otherwise it is available locally. Hot water is supplied by solar, with automatic electric back up in the event of too little sunshine (very unlikely…). Please use plastic glasses in the pool area.

Gas Barbeque

A stainless steel gas Weber BBQ under a grillzebo is by the pool. Instructions for use are inside the doors. All the usual precautions must be taken. Please turn off the gas at the cylinder when not in use. Replacement gas cylinders are available locally from Bailey’s store, 5 minutes by car; Dianne can explain where they are.

Security

An electronic key safe is provided in the downstairs under-stairs cupboard before the television room, which we recommend you use for your valuables, passports, tickets etc. The key is among the bunch of villa keys.

Water is very scarce and extremely expensive in Antigua as the island has no rivers or wells. Please help by conserving each and every drop JJ

Useful Information

Breakfast is just a stroll along the beach to The Inn beach restaurant, also lunch. La Brasserie restaurant is on the quay just round the corner just a few minutes away. They will sometimes can send a free water taxi to collect you for lunch or dinner 562 8136. A list of restaurants etc follows, they change hands from time to time, and the following handy link is regularly updated:-

http://www.antiguanice.com/v2/openingtimes.php

Food Shopping

There is a reasonable selection at the minimarket near the Yacht Marina Restaurant and car park at Falmouth, or at Baileys, 5 minutes by car on the road out of Falmouth opposite Catamarin Marina. It is best, however, at the large Epicureans, either at The Wood Centre, near St John’s or at Jolly Harbour – both are about 45 minutes drive, by far the best for your weekly shop and in the case of Jolly Harbour can be combined with a scenic drive through Fig Tree Drive which is famous for its lush and dramatic scenery.

Security

Please take normal precautions by locking all doors and windows when you are out during the day, or at night. There is a security guard 24/7 on the gate, please assist him by letting him know if you are expecting any visitors. Baby sitting – ask Dianne.

Car Hire

Titi’s in Falmouth is the nearest – 460 1452/1023. or titi@candw.ag He will also arrange airport taxis etc. For general taxi use, try nearby Big’s Taxis, 727 1732.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Galleon security 460 1450, Police 999 or 911 Police [local] 460 7187 Fire 462 0044 ABSAR have a medical consulting room in nearby Falmouth, 268 562 1234. There is also a doctor’s surgery in the Woods centre, near St. Johns, no appointment required.

Directory Assistance 411

SUGGESTED RESTAURANTS.

[Please check for opening and closing times, best to reserve, there are lots more but these are popular, but some tend to change hands from time to time…]

LUNCH

Nearby, a few minutes minutes drive.

Shirley Heights 4601785 historic location (you might also like to go to the famous and very popular Sunday early evening jump up – barbeque and steel band, they also have music on Thursdays).

Cloggy’s 463 8063 excellent lunch and dinner inside and outside on covered terrace overlooking Falmouth Marina, great Sunday brunch, one of our favourites.

Admiral’s Inn 460 1027– beautiful historic setting overlooking the water–French food –also open some evenings, opposite is their newly opened Powder Magazine, Boom. The beautifully situated Boom restaurant overlooks the harbour, and has a fine swimming pool for guests.

La Brasserie, French, very near, go by car or water taxi, 562 8136

Catherines, under new ownership, at Pigeon point, some say the best restaurant in the area 460 5050.

Tilola, near the Dockyard car park.

FAR, about 45 minutes drive

Hemingway’s, 462 2763St Johns- good lunch restaurant in centre of town

Salt Plage mso-bidi-font-weight:bold”>on Dickenson bay, beautiful setting. There are a number of restaurants and bars at Dickenson, including the Kon Tiki Bar, moored offshore.

Mama Pasta’s 773 0527 Beach shack, serving cheap food on beach at Long Bay, a fabulous beach.

Jacqui’O’s 562 218 Excellent fine dining, especially fish on beach 5 minutes from Jolly Harbour, booking essential.

Carmichael’s 562 7700 fantastic view –good for Sunday lunch –check opening times

Sheer, lovely tapas restaurant, 268 4665283, ask for directions, half hour drive, outstanding views of the Caribbean sea.

DINNER.

La Brasserie and Cloggy’s as above

Trappas 562 3384 Falmouth, near the Dockyard entrance – very good value – always busy – good varied menu

Mauro’s Famous Pizza 460 1318 also takeaway on road out of Falmouth informal.

Colibri, recently opened French restaurant, very popular.

Indian Summer, on the Cobbs Cross to Dockyard road, overlooking the sea, also does Indian takeaways.

Lastly, 45 minutes drive, at Hodges Bay, The Bistro, probably the best restaurant on Antigua, excellent French food, and obviously a bit expensive 462 3881.

Most of these restaurants are on the internet, not all are open in low season, restaurants in Antigua come and go, you will undoubtedly find others, again, please do visit:-

http://www.antiguanice.com/v2/openingtimes.php

Should there be any breakages or damage during your stay, or equipment malfunction, please inform Dianne.

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We wish you a truly happy, relaxing and enjoyable stay at Lime Hill.