Time for a disconnect…
There are all different kinds of holidays. Foodie holidays, city breaks, and perhaps my favorite kind… off the grid holidays. When we were planning our trip to Antigua, we knew we were aiming for more of the latter. Resorts aren’t really our style, so finding a place to stay would prove challenging. Or so we thought! We found this amazing place on AirBnB and from the moment we arrived it’s been heaven.
We’re not in Kansas anymore…
My husband and I are both city people, but we definitely have an appreciation for the countryside. Staying in this little cottage, in the middle of nowhere has been nothing short of a dream. It’s so quiet, and even though we had wifi, I had more of a desire to sit and read than scroll on my phone. Antigua is beautiful, and we had so much fun exploring. Coming back to this quiet little corner was really the icing on the cake!
We didn’t set alarms, but there was a rooster (who I nicknamed Chanticleer after a film I loved as a child). Birds flitted in and out of the kitchen area as we cooked, and I spied many a little lizard going for a stroll.
The very first night, all we could hear were nocturnal animals chirping away, but it quickly became something of a lullaby. I suppose in London, the noise never really stops. Being in the middle of nowhere, being able to see the stars, being able to really disconnect… well, it did us nothing but good. It gets dark fairly early in Antigua (sun sets around 6:30pm) and we spent several quiet evenings at the dining table playing cards or scrabble. No Netflix for us!
Most nights, we were in bed by 9pm. It sounds wild, but we were so relaxed, and sleeping quite well by the time our trip came to an end. If a holiday isn’t for some revitilization and relaxation, what is it for? Antigua, and our accommodation, gave us plenty of both!
This place gets bonus points too for using solar power, a rainwater shower, and a bookshelf filled to the brim with reading material!
I have to admit, after two weeks, I am looking forward to sleeping in my own bed again. Still though, this holiday has been a real treat. I feel like a whole new woman. That’s really what a holiday is for, isn’t it? We had such an amazing time in Antigua (don’t worry, I’ve got a guide coming soon), so if you’re planning a trip, and are looking for an alternative accommodation, I’ve got you covered!