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Location: Osbourn

Day 1 - 14 Feb 2020

V. C. Bird International Airport

Osbourn, V. C. Bird International Airport

Content: Yes! 365 beaches for each day of the year. This trip is the perfect getaway for a colorful immersion into the Caribbean, a honeymoon, or like us—a little celebration for Valentine’s Day! Airport was easy to get through, and the views in on the plane are wonderful with all the ocean and hill landscapes. We reserved a taxi online through the airport website to take us about 30 minutes to our amazing hotel.

Location: Valley Church

Day 1 - 14 Feb 2020

Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Content: We have stayed in many types of places around the world, and this resort by far is the best bang-for-your-buck, all-inclusive boutique resort with some of the best views we’ve ever experienced! No exaggeration—private plunge pool in your own colorful plantation-style villa with 180 degree views of the ocean and beaches below is breathtaking. The food is really good—far better than some other well known all inclusive’s that we won’t name here 😊😊 We arrived just in time for sunset overlooking the ocean to a wonderful Valentine’s dinner, excited to talk about the next day’s plans in the sun. For now, we’ll enjoy the relaxing frog and cricket chirps under the stars as we clink our glasses again to a great start.

Location: Valley Church

Day 2 - 15 Feb 2020

Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Content: A day to explore the resort and relax sounds good to us! All non-motorized equipment is included (kayaking, snorkeling equipment, paddle boarding, etc). The spa is also worth a visit, and we took advantage when it started to rain a little. It’s on a cliff side essentially outdoors but still private and covered, and ohhhhh so relaxing. The therapists did a fantastic job, and it was a great segway into enjoying another great evening together on the rocking swings by the bar.

Location: Unknown

Day 2 - 15 Feb 2020

Ffryes Beach

Unknown, Ffryes Beach
Unknown, Ffryes Beach
Unknown, Ffryes Beach

Content: There are two beaches easily accessible as well for our resort—we decided to check out the lesser populated one of valley church beach and take the drone for some amazing shots. It’s about a 10 minute walk back out in front of the resort back down the road, take a left when you see the path appear, and follow it down to the beach! The water is very calm and clear, we’re loving every bit of it.

Location: Valley Church

Day 3 - 16 Feb 2020

Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Content: One of the best things to do on Sunday’s in Antigua is to go up to Shirley Heights for the weekly local bbq! So that will be our plan later today. First, we’ll have a few coffees with Baileys because why not 😏😉 Breakfast is always massive with a buffet, plus an omelet station. Lunch is also a buffet of new daily items like local soups or salads. Our favorite is the flat top grill, where someone will be grilling local fresh Marlin or snapper. If that’s not enough food for you, you also have a sit down menu you can order a Caribbean chicken wrap, of course, all included!

Location: English Harbour

Day 3 - 16 Feb 2020

Shirley Heights Lookout

English Harbour, Shirley Heights Lookout
English Harbour, Shirley Heights Lookout
English Harbour, Shirley Heights Lookout
English Harbour, Shirley Heights Lookout
English Harbour, Shirley Heights Lookout

Content: Our resort was able to give us a lift to a car rental place nearby so that we can get a car for a couple days to explore! Very easy process and about 30 dollars to get a license for the next couple years. Hardest part is driving on the left side of the road lol but all the roads are paved and it’s just a big loop around the island. We use Sygic travel app as well to navigate to Shirley heights, and there are signs to direct you when you get close. These are the BEST views in the entire country! Music, bbq, and little vendors you can purchase souvenirs from—it’s the perfect way to enjoy a Sunday.

Location: Valley Church

Day 3 - 16 Feb 2020

Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Content: Back to Cocobay for a nightcap and to recharge and relax.

Location: Unknown

Day 4 - 17 Feb 2020

Nelson's Dockyard

Unknown, Nelson's Dockyard
Unknown, Nelson's Dockyard
Unknown, Nelson's Dockyard
Unknown, Nelson's Dockyard
Unknown, Nelson's Dockyard
Unknown, Nelson's Dockyard
Unknown, Nelson's Dockyard
Unknown, Nelson's Dockyard
Unknown, Nelson's Dockyard
Unknown, Nelson's Dockyard

Content: After breakfast, we headed out to explore more of the island. Nelson’s dockyard is a charming area on the harbor with tons of yachts and sailboats tied to shore. There’s a free two story museum with memorabilia and artifacts from when the British called this place their stomping grounds. A lovely bakery is also around the corner where we enjoyed a few pineapple and coconut pie pastries. FYI they only take cash. You can also purchase souvenirs and have lunch, but we were more interested in exploring the old cannons and reading about the history before we moved on.

Location: Saint John's

Day 4 - 17 Feb 2020

Saint John's

Saint John's, Saint John's

Content: We unfortunately didn’t take any pictures when we got to St. John’s—honestly, we walked through a few main streets, saw where cruise ship passengers typically disembark from the ships and all the ultra touristy things Antigua has built to welcome them, and we bought a bag of coconut flavored coffee. We were frequently hassled to purchase either an item or a tour, and all we wanted to do was stroll at our leisure. It was crowded with the hustle and bustle of the town with the locals, and we were ready to head back to our hotel.

Location: Valley Church

Day 4 - 17 Feb 2020

Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Content: Plunge pools and sunsets before we head to dinner 🌅

Location: St Johns

Day 5 - 18 Feb 2020

Sheer Rocks

St Johns, Sheer Rocks
St Johns, Sheer Rocks
St Johns, Sheer Rocks
St Johns, Sheer Rocks
St Johns, Sheer Rocks
St Johns, Sheer Rocks
St Johns, Sheer Rocks
St Johns, Sheer Rocks
St Johns, Sheer Rocks
St Johns, Sheer Rocks
St Johns, Sheer Rocks

Content: The other awesome thing about our resort is that it is integrated with one of the most popular bar/restaurants on the island—Sheer Rocks! The food is extra of course, but we opted to make a reservation for a floating pool breakfast. Wow! They lead us down past our pool area to a whole private area to ourselves—another cute pool overlooking the cliffs and ocean. A butler is at our service, and is pouring endless mimosas to our content. When breakfast arrives, it’s straight out of a magazine with every option we could desire. We spent a few hours lounging, drinking, eating and even flew the drone for a bit.

Location: Valley Church

Day 5 - 18 Feb 2020

Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Content: Tips: Relax 😊😊 Tons of hammocks in your accommodation and around the property, just pick one and enjoy!

Location: Valley Church

Day 6 - 19 Feb 2020

Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)
Valley Church, Cocobay Resort (Antigua)

Content: Our romantic getaway has come to an end, and we can see ourselves coming back here for another amazing trip!