A group of us are going over to the Caribbean for the cricket world cup in 2007 and we were wondering if anyone had any recommendations for cheap accommodation in Antigua. We're students doing the backpacking thing, so any accommodation would do.
I'll be there also for CWC in group 8 stage for a couple of weeks and have the same query. Won't there be too many ppl for accommodation? The cricket ground holds 20K, but island has only 70K people, so surely they can't accommodate all the fans and ppl will end up pitching tents etc(despite it being illegal). I'm going with a mate and we'd like to do it on the cheap, too.
Dito to the above! ... help.
just thinking, if we all work together... will we do better? (to mcpete and kiwid)
have u guys both applied for all the aussie super 8 games? any non-aus games? i've applied for all the 6 antigua super 8 games, so hopefully will be there by march 27th til around april 9th. however, we may be lucky to get aus v eng matches on april 8th cos loads of ppl will be applying for that one.
My mate and I will also be heading on to Grenada after that for 3 of NZ's super 8 matches (depending on tickets of course), where Aus have a couple of games as well (incl NZ v Aus). Will you guys be heading there? I haven't even started looking for accommodation there.
I reckon there'll be loads of people in our situation in Antigua over those 2 weeks. They're supposed to be subsidising locals to offer accommodation to the extra tourists (i.e spare rooms) but who knows how/when you can see whats available there?
I'm tempted to turn up, find a group in the same situation, and all just pitch some tents together if there's no cheap accommodation available. Surely they can't stop us if there're enough of us and out of the way enough to be any nuisance. Otherwise we can keep an eye out for any cheap place that can house lots of us and we can all just share a place for a couple of weeks. There's always a chance you can turn up and offer some locals some cash to pitch a tent in their backyard. Who knows? Let me know what you guys think and see what tickets we get.
Tough luck in the Bledisloe Cup (had to mention it)
There should be 6 of us travelling over to Antigua for the Super 8's. We have gone for the follow a path tickets (following Australia) which include the super 8's, the semifinal in St Lucia and the Final in Barbados. It's a bit of a gamble, but we already have our accommodation sorted out in St Lucia and Barbados and we don't think Granada should be too much of a problem. At this stage I think we are going to miss one of Australia's games in Barbados (unless we choose to fly over there) because we aren't to keen to leave any sort of accommodation in Antigua after we get it.
At the moment one of my mates is trying to organise a timeshare deal for us, which should give our group a weeks accommodation in Antigua. However I think we're there for another 10 days. We don't mind roughing it over there, so if we could pitch tents in some locals backyards, that would be awesome. But our group can't really start trying to book anything else until the results of the timeshare arrangement come through (hopefully in the next few weeks).
Hopefully you guys are still checking up on this post...
Got tickets to pretty much everything Australia here... Just looking into the situation with accom. Anyone heard anything further since end of July?
AHHHH... what to do, what to do.
Not really wanting to spend much at all, as will be in the middle of a 7month backpacking thing. Its only 2 of us looking for something.
We managed to find a Villa in Antigua about a month ago. So we've booked that for 14 days or so. We're still looking for accommodation in Grenada, but we have heard that alot of places will be making offerings in November/December, so we're waiting to see what happens there.
I did quite alot of ringing around about 3 weeks ago and from what I've found I would try and contact these hotels to see if they still have places available.
Inn La Galleria
Ellen Bay Cottages
Hope that helps, but if there are two of you, you might be able to wait until people start releasing private accommodation (which is being encouraged by the government).
Hi guys, I'm still looking to accomm as well. We've got tickets to all the Antigua matches except Aus v Ind, so we'll be there from March 25th(ish) til April 10th. Then we'll be in Grenada from then til April 22nd cos we have tickets to the last 5 Super 8 matches there, so it looks like we'll all be going to quite a few of the same matches. As with you mcpete we're going to St Lucia for the semi, say around April 22 -27th. Any suggestions where to stay there?
My mate & I also have group match tickets for Aus v SA in St Kitts on March 24th, anyone going to that? That'll just be for a couple of nights so I'm not too bothered about that.
It seems with just 2 of us, the villas don't work out as cheap as they would with a bigger crew. Jonog, how long will you be in Antigua? What would you think of sharing a 4person place in Antigua if it works out cheaply enough?
Guess I'll check those places you've mentioned now, mcpete.
Catch you guys later.
Hi again guys, I'm still stuck for Antigua. I'm thinking maybe book a hotel for the first night, whilst trying to find cheaper options once we're there. Do either of you have any new ideas there?
The cheapest I've found for Grenada and St Lucia are both about US$100/nite, which for 2 of us, is a bit expensive, so I'll unbook those. I think we're now looking at trying to camp as much as possible. In Grenada you can camp in Grand Etang National Park. St Lucia we'll try to find somewhere to camp as well. There is one campsite but its about 30km away from the cricket, but I'll keep looking for other possibilities.
I've found that in St Kitts (where the Aus v SA group match is) you can camp or sleep on a beach provided its empty.
While I am not familar with Antigua. Reportedly there is a decent Hostel there that is good. http://www.hostels.com/en/availability.php/HostelNumber.8285