Brightside was the perfect family location for my family on Antigua. The villa and its gardens were spacious well appointed and with amazing views of the sea from front and back. We so enjoyed having a lovely pool all to ourselves and we were able to self cater to our own needs drinking our sun downers and watching the sun set on the top veranda and then dining out on the beautiful lower pool side veranda in the day and evenings. During the daytime the kids immersed themselves into all the activities on offer over at the Veranda Hotel; swimming, playing tennis, 18 holes of crazy golf, table tennis, pool, table football and taking out kayaks and paddle boards on offer on both hotel beaches. We loved the public beach at Long Bay ( a short walk from the house) where we spent hours snorkelling and indulged in fresh fish lunches and pasta at the beach cafes. There was almost too much to do but we squeezed in a land and sea trip around the island which we highly recommend too. We will definitely go back to Brightside as it was a beautiful villa so well equipped and perfect for our family. This was an extremely memorable family holiday.
What a week! We had the most amazing time in this super stylish, comfortable and gorgeous villa! Waking up with a view of the sea in the distance from the breath-taking master bedroom and then taking a dip in the swimming pool was a perfect way to start the day.
The villa is incredibly spacious, spotless and homey. It’s a perfect getaway for couples, group of friends or families.
From a practical perspective, the villa has been sensibly designed with each room having with plenty of space to unpack and store bags away, and is furnished with quality appliances throughout which would easily service large groups (examples include large oven and fridge with built in ice maker, very quick family sized washing machine and tumble dryer, TV and coffee machine (good for us!). There are air conditioning units and fans in every room, which were very effective. In fact, we found we rarely needed the air conditioning on as the fans were so good.
The master bedroom is really something special; running the full length of the house with vaulted ceiling the room is enormous and equipped with an extremely comfortable 4 poster bed, large ensuite and two walk in wardrobes. It has its own balcony which was a lovely space to sit with a book. The swimming pool was serviced regularly whilst we were there so always felt clean, and the trees and greenery offered privacy.
The location is pretty perfect with a huge resort hotel less than five minutes away for those lazy lunches or leisurely dinners (but it is out the way so as not to be disturbed by hotel guests, although you can hear music some times in the evening). As part of the Verandah estate you have (free) access to the facilities at the resort and can set up an account with the hotel reception to make use of restaurants, spa, shop and guest services very easy. I highly recommend their hot stone massage!
The Long Bay Beach is also a couple of minutes from the Villa and perfect for having a little sunbath in the afternoon sun. There’s some little gift shops and a nice local artist we bought a couple of paintings from along the beach, and it is possible to do some activities there too (the hotel guest services can arrange this).
The Villa owners have been absolutely brilliant from start to finish — very helpful and welcoming they went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we might need. They even arranged for a few groceries to be left in the fridge for us so we didn’t have to worry about food initially, and offered great suggestions for places to see (Shirley Heights!). They also gave us contact details for a taxi driver they trust, which was invaluable for exploring the island at a reasonable price.
Truly, we cannot recommend Brightside enough! We went as a couple, but we would love to return again in the future and maybe bring family or friends with us.
Exceptional villa set in a peaceful location with wonderful views.
The villa is very spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortable and well designed. It is arranged over two floors with an incredible master suite which leads to a huge balcony, perfect for breakfast or a sundowner. The villa has a fantastic pool and large sunny garden.
The perfect location allowed us to use all the facilities at the Verandah Club. We were able to eat in the restaurants and self cater. The lovely beach of Long Bay is only a short walk away. It's very easy to hire a car from the resort to explore the rest of the island. We had an extremely enjoyable holiday and we will return again soon!
We had a wonderful stay at Brightside. It was such a peaceful setting and the views to the sea were stunning. The villa was so well equipped and the pool was a perfect temperature and so relaxing.
The nearby beaches at Long Bay and the Verandah resort were beautiful and convenient. We hired a car to see the rest of the island.
We would definitely stay at Brightside again in the near future.
A week at Brightside was sufficient to recharge and refresh. A lovely comfortable villa in NE of the island. The villa is spacious and well equipped. Nice walks from the villa and access to Verandha Resort for beach activities was great. The pool made a great place to relax when coming home from days out. We especially liked the wide verandas to chill with an evening g&t watching the tropical birds, or sitting in the morning shade with a book. Brightside was a great place to stay on a wonderful, friendly island.