2023 Renovations, Upgrades & Management Changes

In April of 2023 Hawksbill Resort was closed for refurbishment. We reopened on November 4th 2023. 

The management of the Resort has been taken over by Caribbean Beach Cottage Collection, an Antiguan Hospitality Management Group currently operating Cocos Hotel and Keyonna Beach Resort on the Island. Chairman and Brand Pioneer, Andrew Michelin, is a seasoned Caribbean resort operator with over 40 years of experience managing resorts in Jamaica, St. Lucia, and Antigua. Apart from successfully establishing and operating his own Antiguan resorts in Cocos and Keyonna, he was also instrumental in the founding of other major resorts on the Island including Cocobay and Hermitage Bay Resorts. In fact, he was the inaugural General Manager of the Hawksbill Resort when it first opened in the 1980s.

The new management team acknowledges that Hawksbill Resort is blessed with one of the most magical beachfront locations anywhere in the world. However,  it has been let down by years of neglect and inadequate maintenance of core  infrastructure that are critical to guest comfort and enjoyment.

We have therefore set about our task of revitalizing this gem of a hotel by fixing all the bits and pieces that have been broken and by adding amenities, services and facilities that are essential for acceptable levels of guest satisfaction.

We recognize that Hawksbill, despite the issues it has faced in the past, maintains a very loyal cadre of customers who love its enviable location and simple charm and are attracted to its historically affordable pricing. We therefore have no intention to dramatically change the resort's price point or to otherwise alienate those who have given unwavering support to the property over the years. We do however intend that when you return to the resort you will be pleasantly surprised by the improvements, and for that be willing to spend just a fraction more so as to ensure the future growth and financial stability of the Resort.

Hawksbill will continue to be a solid mid-range All Inclusive Property  but without the niggles and inconveniences that have affected visitors in the past.

The Resort Management and Staff would like to thank all past guests for their patience and support over the years and we look forward to welcoming you back this October.

Below is a list of general, property wide upgrades and improvements you can expect when you return. For upgrades specific to each room category download details here.

See you soon!

Improvements You Can Expect In 2023

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Air Conditioning
EVERY ROOM onsite will be fully air conditioned including all Garden View Bungalows.
Free High Speed WIFI will be available in ALL rooms and ALL areas of the Resort.
New Pool
A new Infinity Pool with multiple lounging decks and a Bar is being constructed on the hillside to the southwest of the main restaurant overlooking Sea Grapes Beach.
Water Pressure
The entire potable water pipe network and pump infrastructure will be replaced so as to guarantee consistent water pressure at all times in all areas of the Resort.
General Rooms Refresh
Expect that all fixtures, fittings, furniture and equipment will be in good working and aesthetic condition. The solid doors and windows on beachfront and sea-view rooms will be replaced with glass panel versions so the beaches and ocean are always in sight.
Enhanced Amenities
These will include iron, iron board & telephone in every room, adequate numbers of beach shades and loungers, expanded water-sports facilities and equipment, free Airport shuttle, free in-room minibar (the last two for direct bookings only).
Water Supply
Water storage facilities on site will be repaired and expanded to eliminate instances of water outages. Hot water infrastructure will also be increased to ensure constant availability at the required temperatures.
Main Buildings Upgrade
Superior Seaview Rooms will be outfitted with larger sized AC Units more appropriate to their size. The plumbing in these blocks will also be completely redone. Front and back walls of these units will be redone to ensure proper insulation for temperature control. Expanded bathrooms and balconies added to some units.
Waste Water
Both sewage plants on property will be refurbished and upgraded and the entire wastewater piping network re-laid so as to eliminate instances of bathrooms and toilets backing up.