The week between Christmas and New Year’s we usually spend at home, watching movies, going to New York City to see the Rockefeller Center tree, and visiting with friends and family. But since none of that was happening in 2020 (and we had spent plenty of time at home watching movies) we decided a family getaway was in order. We headed to the Caribbean island of Antigua, for six nights at the Royalton Antigua resort. Our trip was honestly so-so and we were very disappointed in many aspects of our stay. As with everything, I share the good, and the not-so-good regarding travel, so here is my review of the Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa.
As a full-service travel agent, I received a discounted rate to visit the Royalton Antigua. As always, all opinions are my own.
Royalton Antigua Review
Needless to say, these last seven months have been very strange. Especially when working in travel! As a travel agent, spring 2020 was filled with cancelling countless client travel plans and summer 2020 was pretty quiet on the international travel front. But, as life is trekking on, things in travel are picking up and travel to the Caribbean has been happening safely, and for quite some time. Last week I was invited to visit Sandals Grande Antigua and this was my first plane and international trip since the start of the pandemic. I had an amazing (and safe) time traveling to the Caribbean during COVID and I am excited to share my story with you!
What it’s Like To Travel to the Caribbean from the US during COVID
It sure has been one crazy summer. If you had asked me seven months ago what I envisioned summer 2020 to look like it definitely would not have involved a 1300 mile drive over eight states, and two and a half months spent in Florida. But as we all know 2020 gave us lemons and we decided to turn our summer into lemonade. In June when I drove from New York to Florida during the coronavirus pandemic I detailed my day-to-day feelings and the entire journey in a diary which turned into a very popular blog post. Now as we attempt to do the reverse trip and head from Florida to New York during covid, I’ve decided to document my journey once again. Keep reading to see how my trip from Florida to New York during the coronavirus pandemic turned out.
Driving to New York during COVID-19, Two Resort Stays and Random Thoughts on New York Traveler’s Quarantine
In the last month, I have stayed in three hotels, across three major hotel chains, in three different states, all during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. I have definitely learned a few things about how to book a hotel during the pandemic, what to look for, and how to stay safe when you travel. Keep reading for my best tips to ensure a great hotel stay during the pandemic.
NOTE: I am not a doctor or an infectious disease specialist. These are tips based on my experience with hotel stays during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. As always, consult your doctor and local authorities for advice on safety regarding travel at this time.
Tips for a Safe and Fun Hotel Stay during a Pandemic