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The Sunday Times

August 19, 2018

Airbnb has conquered the world’s cities, but does it work in the West Indies?
Nigel Tisdall leaves the resort hotel behind

…Checking at Gibbes Glade, a collection of cottages and studios run by a diligent British couple, Karen and Toby, everything finally clicks. The golden sands of Mullins Beach lie just across the road, the rooms are super-clean, with a chic seaside style, and there’s a welcome kit with fresh milk, coffee, beer and rum. “There’s also daily maid service,” Toby explains, “and if you hand me your phone, I’ll set up your wi-fi.” What? An Airbnb with a butler? It’s taken a while, but now we really have found our happy place – and the rooms start at £69.

Nigel Tisdall was a guest of Airbnb ( and Avis, which offers car hire in Antigua from £40 a day (

National Geographic

June, 2019

For a chic bolthole

Just across the road from the golden sands of Mullins Beach, this ensemble of one cottage and three studios suits independent-minded travellers who prefer to steer clear of the big resorts. Assiduously maintained by its helpful British owners, the compact site includes a 35ft pool, and a barbecue. There’s not much privacy, but the friendly welcome, decent wi-fi, air conditioning and proximity to Holetown and Speightstown make this an appealing stop. Rates include daily cleaning and a complimentary welcome kit with fresh milk, coffee, beer and rum.

Rooms: Doubles from $77 (£59), room only.