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Siboney Facts and Information

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Guest Services

The front office: is manned (womanned) between 7 am and 11 pm.
After 11pm the security officer on duty is available to assist you.

Telephone, Fax & Internet calls: may be made from your suite:

Our fax number is 268 462 3356.

Wireless Internet access service is available at no charge. Please contact the front desk for your password.

Check out time: is 12:00 noon. We will do our best to accommodate you if you are catching a late flight. Please ask at the front desk.

Rates, charges, and currency: All billing is in U.S. currency. The rate of exchange used by most commercial enterprises on the island is 2.6 Eastern Caribbean dollars (E.C.$2.6) to U.S$1.00. Other currency rates fluctuate.

A Government tax of 10.5% is added to hotel and restaurants bills. The stated purpose of the tax is to provide funds for the development of tourism facilities and promotion.

Tipping: A 10% service charge is added to your bill for distribution amongst staff. There is no need for further tipping, but if you wish to provide a further gratuity to anyone who has made your stay particularly enjoyable, please feel free to do so.

Electricity supply is 110 volt. 60hz. When the local power goes off, as it is prone to do occasionally, our generator starts up and the power is back on after ten seconds.

Water: From the faucet is drinkable. It is always in short supply on the island and your economy in its use will be appreciated. Each suite has a Brita pitcher in the fridge.

Air-conditioning is available in all bedrooms. Please ensure that all
louvers are closed when A/C is in use and we ask that you switch the units off during the day to conserve energy.

Laundry service. A laundry bag and list are in the hallway closet. For same day service, please have your laundry ready by 9:00am. The Housekeeping Department will be pleased to assist with all requirements. An iron and ironing board are available from the front office.

Beach Towels: Towels can be obtained from the front desk anytime during office hours. Please return the soiled towels when you have finished using them.

Hair Care and Beauty Center: Our receptionist will be happy to help you with an appointment at a comprehensive hair and beauty care facility.

Wellness: A wellness program featuring vegan and vegetarian meals specially ordered from the restaurant, spa treatments by Barbara, and physical therapies individually designed and led by Sumita.

Workouts: Can be arranged at several establishments on the island.

Library: Our office library offers a good selection of both fictional and non-fictional books. Ask at the front desk. Newspapers are delivered daily.

Supplies: of food and drinks can be obtained at a mini-market close by. More substantial supplies can be obtained close to St. John's at the Epicurean in the Woods Mall.


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Shopping

Shopping: Our capital St. John's offers a variety of shopping centers, we strongly recommend the Redcliffe Quay and Heritage Quay areas.

The Epicurean at Wood's Mall carries a wide range of food products and drinks.

Banking facilities and a pharmacy are all located in the same mall.


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Restaurants and Bars - Our Recommendations

Our own Coconut Grove Restaurant and Beach Bar: You can establish an account on presentation of our welcome drink card and your credit card.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the year.
" Every visitor's dream of what a Caribbean restaurant should be" Quoted from THE TIMES of London England.

Johnny CocoNat: Antigua Slipway in English Harbour. Open daily noon – 9pm and offers a menu with Italian and Caribbean influences.

Catherine’s Café: Antigua Slipway in English Harbour. A varied menu is enhanced by an extensive wine list. Open for lunch Wednesday through Monday and Friday night for dinner.

Russell’s Bar and Restaurant: Antiguan cuisine and seafood. The restaurant is set in an historic military site with beautiful ocean views. Jazz on Sunday evenings.

Bay House: Restaurant and bar overlooking Dickenson Bay. International and regional dishes served daily between 7am and 11pm.

Papa Zouk: In St John's. Member of the " Best little Rum Shops in the World", serves a wide variety of local dishes in a great atmosphere. Monday - Sunday 6pm to 11pm. Credit Cards are NOT accepted, Cash is!

Harmony Hall: Browns Bay, on the eastern side of the island. A beautiful plantation style house and gardens. Superb "al-fresco" restaurant, art gallery and craft shop. Open daily 10.00am to 6pm, closed from May to November.

The Home: Established by Carl and Rita in Carl's boyhood home on the outskirts of St. John's. The menu is based around local fish and produce cooked with an innovative European touch. Closed on Sundays.



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Activities

Windsurfing, Scuba, Tennis, Golf, Catamaran sailing, day trips to other islands, car hire, environmental trips by boat, car and foot, etc can be arranged through our receptionist who will be happy to assist you with recommendations and reservations. Such as:


Dive Antigua - offer a range of single and two tank Scuba packages, snorkeling, dive courses, certification and equipment rentals.

Adventure Antigua and Stingray city - Visit the pristine eco systems of Antigua, enjoy the amazing variety of wild life, snorkeling, a visit to Hells Gate caves and Bird Island: US$90 per person (drinks, lunch and snorkeling gear included).

Stingray city - learn about these amazing animals from an
experienced guide. Swim, pet and feed the stingrays in their natural
environment. Snorkel on a pristine coral reef with colourful fish and turtles.

Paddles Kayak Eco Trip - An unforgettable tour filled with adventure and fun. Kayaking, snorkeling and nature walk. Bring a swimsuit, change of clothes, towel and sturdy shoes (not flip-flops). Reef shoes are available to borrow. Cost: $50 per adult includes refreshments, equipment and transportation.


Captain Nash is our resident "Yachtie", he takes parties of 2 to 6 on his 26ft. racing yacht - a great day is ensured.

Shirley Heights - a must on a Sunday for an afternoon BBQ and entertainment throughout the evening.


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Antigua's ecosystem and environment are our concern

In an effort to conserve water and electricity Siboney is with other
hotels participating in a "help the environment" program.
One of the reasons for the lushness of the vegetation in our garden is that we have a plenitude of water from our re-cycling plant. The water you see being used in our garden has already been used once in the laundry, and other wastewater is piped throughout the garden by an underground distribution system.
We are acutely aware of the large amounts of water and power being used by all of us every day and we ask you to join with us in a conservation program, which will benefit the planet and future generations.

Siboney Beach Club is not only ideally located for waterbased eco-tourism, but Siboney's owner, Tony Johnson, strongly supports eco-activities. Local tour operators, well acquainted with Antigua's ecosystem, offer interesting excursions. Typically for the Caribbean, the emphasis is on waterbased eco-tours, though eco-tourism on land is significant.


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Siboney's historical name

ANTIGUA (pronounced: "Anteegah") is the name given to our Island by Christopher Columbus when he passed by in 1492. Antigua and sister island Barbuda are part of the Leeward island chain in the Eastern Caribbean, about 450 mile north-east of South America. Our combined 170 square miles are situated roughly at the center of the Lesser Antilles, giving it the description as the "heart of the Caribbean".

At the time of Christopher Columbus the Caribs, a warlike tribe who had come up from South America and killed off the peaceable Arawarks, who inhabited the island.
Amerindians of 4000 years ago have been known as the Siboney and the use of the name has been extended to cover the Antiguan inhabitants of that time.

SIBONEY: the stone people. It is after those early inhabitants, and a haunting Cuban love song, that our property is named.


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Antigua Calendar and Events

The Antigua & Barbuda Department of Tourism edits an annual

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covering cultural, sporting, eco and other interests. To mention just a few of the highlights - Cricket, Carnival, Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and Antigua Sailing Week.


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Airlines

International:

Air Canada
American Airlines
British Airways
Caribbean Airlines
Condor
Continental Airlines
Delta Air Lines
US Airways
Virgin Atlantic

Regional:

American Eagle
Winair
Liat


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Siboney Beach Club
P.O. Box 222, St. John's, Antigua, West Indies
• Phone +1 (268) 462-0806     • Fax +1 (268) 462-3356     • E-Mail info@siboneybeachclub.com
• Toll Free (from USA only) 1 (800) 533 0234
• USA 1(620) 402-0334     • UK (020) 337-180-80

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