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On Site Accommodation
On yacht accommodation is included in the course fee between Sunday and Wednesday nights inclusive.
However, for your convenience and ease of planning, we offer uncatered on yacht, or villa crew room, overnight accommodation for US$30/person/night for Saturday, Thursday and Friday nights. Which type of accommodation is subject to availability at the time.
On site accommodation, as above, is included in your course fee for the entire 16 weeks of this course.
We live at our school so we do expect certain conditions to be upheld, however these are not unreasonable under the circumstances.
In particular, please do not arrive before 6:00 pm because our instructors may not be available to brief you concerning staying on board. Also please do not arrive very much later as we also have a social life that often involves going out for the evening after a busy week!
If you opt to stay on for Thursday and Friday night you will be asked to vacate the yacht by 9:00 am to facilitate yacht preparation and cleaning. Please do not return until after 6:00 pm.
If your flight brings you to Antigua before 6:00 pm, please ask your taxi to drop you at Jolly Harbour Marina complex where there are several bars and restaurants for you to relax in. You can then make your way to our base for 6:00 pm with a local taxi that has a stand just across the road from the centre of the Marina Complex. There will be plenty of people happy to direct you.
There is a superb, quiet, west facing beach about 5 minutes walk from the school, and the Jolly Harbour Marina Complex, with it’s supermarket, bars and restaurants is a 2km walk.
Off Site Accommodation
We have sourced, as a service to our booked clients, several different accommodation choices in the Jolly Harbour area. These vary in style and budget so you should find something to suit you. Some of these offer discounts to Miramar Sailing clients so please ask them about this. We do not necessarily recommend these, or act as a third party agent, or take commission.
Please contact each accommodation directly. If you make a booking quote Miramar Sailing.
Antigua Chiama Italia – In Jolly Harbour close to Miramar Sailing.
Giuliana and Alex offer rooms in a Guesthouse or villa to suit all budgets within a 5 minute walk of Miramar Sailing School. Their self-catering villas are in Jolly Harbour and close to the beach. There is a great selection of bars and restaurants with a supermarket within a 2km walking distance.
The terraced villas include: living room; kitchen; patio with marina view and 2 double ensuite bedrooms. You can book a villa privately or on a shared basis to reduce cost.
Please note they are closed from 22nd August-15th October
Alex offers Bicycle hire for US$10 per day and can also assist with booking tours and excursions around the island.
Villa 219 – In Jolly Harbour.
The villa is situated on the most sought after south side of Jolly Harbour and its many amenities including restaurants, bars, supermarket, car hire, banks, marina, pool and sports facilities. The villa has been fully modernised with an extended sun deck and enlarged master bedroom. The villa is fully equipped, including a large gas BBQ on the patio. East facing, it has great views across the water to the Sleeping Indian (hills) and receives the cool tropical breeze to keep you cool.
This privately owned villa is in the most sought after area of Jolly Harbour on the south side of the harbour. In addition, it is located on the widest of the lagoons with a view across to the larger private villas.
The villa has been extensively modified and updated with the upstairs master bedroom being extended outwards and the bathroom enlarged. The big picture window has stunning views over the harbour towards the hills beyond.
The villa is available as a complete unit so guests have total access and full privacy. The cost is from US$140/night.
During the winter months (November to June), Jon, the owner lives in Antigua and will be on hand in case of any emergencies or problems. He owns a yacht in Jolly Harbour and when guests are in residence, he takes the opportunity to go off sailing to allow the guests to enjoy the villa.
Five Senses & Villa Alyson – Outskirts of Jolly Harbour in Valley Church
Claudia offers 2 options at her location in Valley Church about 1 km from the Jolly Harbour Complex
Five Senses – Bed & Breakfast
Located on Valley Road, just 100 m from Valley Church Beach. Free WiFi access is available on site.
Featuring three double rooms and a room with two single beds with en-suite bathrooms, the accommodations are also equipped with free cable TV. Bathrobes, towels and beach towels will be provided.
Claudia cooks in typical Italian cuisine. The international-style breakfast is included in the rate and, upon request, it is possible to have any dinner prepared for you for an additional fee. Outside, you will find an area with a patio and garden.
Other facilities available include a shared lounge and laundry facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including golfing, tennis, cycling, and horse riding. The property offers free parking.
There are cats and dogs on site.
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Jolly Harbour! Couples particularly like the location.
Claudia may be Italian but she speaks very good English!
Rates are: US$130 for 2 guests/night
Villa Alyson – Self Catered or Bed & Breakfast
Villa with 2 bedrooms and personal bathroom, well equipped kitchen, living room with flat screen TV, WiFi, garden, patio, parking, air conditioning.
Rates are: US$200/night single occupancy or US$150/night double occupancy.
Villa 433C – Jolly Harbour North Finger – close to Miramar Sailing.
Diane offers an air-conditioned room with 2 double beds, en-suite bathroom, WiFi and access to kitchen and garden.
Rates are: US$60 single occupancy, and US$90 double occupancy.
Diane speaks English and French. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sugar Ridge Hotel – Outskirts of Jolly Harbour above Harbour View
Sugar Ridge hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in an elevated position to capture the most stunning and panoramic views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea, and the neighbouring islands of Montserrat, Redonda, Nevis and St. Kitts. Located close to Jolly Harbour, Sugar Ridge is a convenient short distance from Miramar Sailing School, and the hotel offer a free shuttle service.
Antiguanice– budget accommodation in Antigua.
AirBnB – several Bed & Breakfast options are offered.