Tamarind Hills is a stunning collection of Antigua villas located on the beautiful west coast. It accommodates all vacation types including, small family vacations, large groups who can take two or more villas located next to each other and couples looking for a relaxing honeymoon.

Tamarind Hills is a 30-minute drive from VC Bird International Airport, so once you land, you won’t have to wait too long to put your feet in the turquoise waters. Here are 5 reasons to stay at the Tamarind Hills villas.

Tamarind Villa No.8

1. Beaches On Your Doorstep

When staying at Tamarind Hills, you have two of the most beautiful beaches in Antigua at your doorstep. Ffryes Beach and Darkwood Beach are located within a very short walk from the villas at Tamarind Hills and both are simply stunning. A beautiful boardwalk runs along the front of the villas leading you to Ffryes Beach.

The furthest villa from Ffryes Beach, Tamarind Villa 3, is just a leisurely 2-3-minute walk from the beach. Sometimes it can take longer, as you will find yourself stopping to take the perfect picture or simply just get lost in the amazing view. Ffryes Beach is perfect for swimming, it has beautiful sand and there is a gentle incline towards the water.

Dennis’ Restaurant is located at the end of Ffryes Beach,  this is a must-visit for lunch or dinner. it is one of our favourite restaurants in Antigua. It can sometimes be crowded with guests from the cruise ships so check out in advance the days they will be there and book on a quieter day.

Antigua beaches

Darkwood Beach is located on the other side of Tamarind Hills and is about a 6-minute walk away. You must cross the road so bear this in mind when travelling with kids. The road is not very busy, so it is safe to cross and well worth the extra couple of minutes’ walk. It is a beautiful white sandy beach and the water here is as equally as beautiful as Ffryes.

Darkwood is a great option for families with kids. You can rent water sports equipment on the beach and there is also an on-water obstacle course which is sure to provide enjoyment for the kids! While here, you can dine at Darkwood Beach Bar so you don’t have to leave the beach all day!

2. The Views

Tamarind Hills is located on a sunset-facing bluff, meaning the views from the villas are simply stunning. Views in the Caribbean don’t get any better than this. Whether you are enjoying your breakfast outside, relaxing in your private plunge pool or chilling on your hammock in Tamarind Oceans 9, you will always find yourself stopping to take in the amazing views. The ocean in front of Tamarind Hills is so vast, it really is incredible.

In the evening time, you will be sure to get the best sunset pictures or simply sit back, relax and just enjoy it. Whether you are staying for a few days or a couple of weeks, you will never get tired of the unbeatable views at Tamarind Hills. Offering stunning views all year round, why not escape the cold for a wonderful Winter vacation in Antigua?

Tamarind Villa No.8

3. Location

Tamarind Hills offers the best location in Antigua. There is so much to do nearby and you have the pick of the best restaurants nearby. Jolly Harbour is less than a 5-minute drive from your villa. Here you have a wonderful Epicurean grocery store, pharmacy, delicious restaurants and the beautiful Jolly Beach. Jolly Beach is a long white sandy beach with glorious turquoise water. This is a great beach to visit as there are many dining options, water sport activities including jet skiing and there is a really nice atmosphere on the beach. It is a large beach and great for kids.

There are many delicious restaurants near Tamarind Hills. You have Dennis’ on Ffryes Beach which you can walk to or quickly drive around to. Sheer Rocks is also just around the corner, about a 3-minute drive away. This is a beautiful restaurant for a special occasion and the views here are amazing.

It is worth going early for a pre-dinner drink to see the views. In Jolly Harbour, you have Al Porto, Castaways and Miracles, so within a 5-minute drive from Tamarind Hills, you have a number of stunning restaurants.

Tamarind Ocean’s 7

If you are looking to enjoy a day sail with the likes of Cool Cat, the catamaran leaves from Jolly Harbour so you only have a short drive back to your villa after a fun day on the water or we can arrange a pick up for you so you can enjoy the rum punch! Shirley Heights is a 40-minute drive from Tamarind Hills and once you exit your villa, you are right on the beautiful scenic drive to this amazing location.

Shirley Heights overlooks English Harbour and every Sunday night there is a bbq, steel band and a live band. Make sure to get here early to enjoy the amazing sunset. The location of Tamarind Hills is another great bonus as you have so much to do and enjoy nearby.

4. Group Vacations

Organising a vacation for a large family or group of friends is not always easy. Tamarind Hills is ideal for group vacations. No matter what size your group is, there are two, three- and four-bedroom villas making it easy to organise a group. Overall the villas are all pretty close to one another so a group or family can travel together, still have your own family villa but know your friends and family are just next door. Also, with so many great things to do at Tamarind Hills and in Antigua and so many restaurants close by, it is really the best place for a large group to stay.

Sunset view from Tamarind Hills

5. Value

Tamarind Hills offers exceptional value. As Tamarind Hills is constantly adding more villas, all prices have been reduced by 50%. So not only are you staying in a luxurious villa, but you are also only paying half the rate! You cannot see the construction from the villas, and it does not affect the guest’s access to the beach or their villa. So, if you are looking for a luxurious villa at great value, then Tamarind Hills is the best option.



Exceptional Villas is a luxury villa rental company featuring only the best hand-picked and personally inspected properties in the world. The company has clients from all over the world. Exceptional Villas have been in the travel business for over 25 years and offer a bespoke service to their clients. This service includes matching the perfect villa to each of their clients and providing complimentary concierge service. This service includes organising all aspects of the client’s vacations such as VIP airport arrival, ground transportation, restaurant reservations, tours and excursions, water sports and pre-arrival stocking.

Unlike some of their competitors, they do not provide a membership fee. Likewise, their villa experts are indeed experts. They visit every single villa and have a wealth of information regarding each villa, as well as each destination. Exceptional Villas take total pride in the customised service they offer. The company operates two other brands; Villas Barbados and Dream Ireland which are designated rental brands for Barbados and Ireland.

For more information visit http://www.exceptionalvillas.com/ or call + 353 64 66 41170 or toll-free from the US and Canada 1 800 245 5109 and UK 0845 528 4197


About Sean Walsh

Sean Walsh is one of our Luxury Caribbean Villa Specialists and has an in-depth knowledge of our luxury villa rentals in The British Virgin islands, Puerto Rico and The US Virgin Islands. Seán studied Customer Service and French in College, where he received a student of the year award. Having worked in France, Spain and Norway and travelled in Asia and The United States, Seán has a real passion for exploring new places.

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