Joyce CalvinUnited States
Veille is a lovely woman with lots of good information to impart to her tourists! Unfortunately, Antigua itself has bad roads and as yet undeveloped tourist spots. For example the sugar plantation is interesting but run down and not developed to show the full story. Driving was slow on muddy, bumpy roads. The local market was not fully operational and the main activity for tourists is at the shopping center where the ships dock or a visit to the beach.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Joyce, for your fair review. It was my delight to make your visit as pleasurable as possible. Hoping that your next visit will exceed your expectations! Cheers!
Andrea LevinUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrea! I really do appreciate your kind remarks. I thank you for your endorsement of my service and welcome you back! It was nice having you all! I still do chuckle when I remember your hilarious remarks regarding the price of some article of clothing: "Vellie, why didn't you tell me? Why are those prices so expensive? I almost told the store attendant, "Here, take my spleen, or my kidney....!" lolol! Have a safe trip back home! Sincerely, Vellie
Barbara BaroniUnited States
Vellie is phenomenal. Totally knowledgeable about the area. We saw every available part of the island. Knew more history and followed up On our every request. Only problem was vehicle was uncomfortable. Would definitely recommend Vellie to all
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Barbara, for your endorsement and encouraging words! I apologise for any discomfort suffered. Enjoy what's left of your cruise and get home in high spirits! Best regards, Vellie
Vellie is the best tour guide ever! She went above and beyond to provide the perfect personal tour. Along with showing me various places in Antigua such as Long Island, Shirley Heights, Nelson's Dockyard, the history regarding these places, Vellie greatly assisted me with finding information about my grandfather who was originally from Barbuda. There is nothing else Vellie could have added to the tour. It was perfect! Vellie, thank you so much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Well, thanks, my dear! Compliments much appreciated! Was my pleasure to have been your tourguide and to have exceeded your expectations! Continue to enjoy your stay here and I hope you are pleasantly surprised at every turn! May the road rise to meet you (I don't wish 'luck'! haha!) in your future endeavours also. Cheers!
Ivy Edmonds-HessUnited States
My husband and I had been looking forward to visiting Antigua for a long time, especially after communicating with Vellie by email. Vellie was very informative and we had a great time with her. She put in the extra effort to meet us when our ship docked in a different place. It was indeed our favorite stop as part of a Caribbean cruise. I just wish we had more time to explore Nelson's Dockyard. We will have to come back someday.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ivy and Rich! I am indeed very pleased--elated--for your kind sentiments. It was really nice finally meeting you both in person and I am happy that I helped to make your visit memorable. It was my pleasure exceeding your expectations. I agree...you must come back for a second sampling of our beautiful island! Ivy, thanks for giving me that 'hiking bug'...will be doing some more walking soon. And Rich, think I'll be camping out soon with a fully stocked kitchen! Have some more fun and get home safe!
John DouthitUnited States
Vellie was great and the tour very, very good. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would certainly give the tour a 10 and would recommend her to anyone traveling to the island.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi, John! I wish you could see me blush! Thanks for your great review. It was indeed my delight being your tour guide and I look forward to meeting Team Douthit in the future. Of course, I'd be doubly delighted to welcome your friends. I hope that your cruise was fantastic and that you got home safe and sound. best regards, Vellie and Joe
Tricia ManneringUnited States
Vellie was delightful, informative and fun! It was obvious that she is well known and loved on the island. Everywhere we went, people said "hello" to her and welcomed us as her guest. She knew how to deal with the local beach and restaurants in our best interest. Our driver, Joseph was wonderful also. We were safe in his hands and he offered personal insights of the island also. I would not hesitate to recommend this team!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, 'Team Tricia'! I am quite flattered by your very kind remarks. Joseph and I were very happy to have had you as our guests and would be equally delighted to treat your friends and loved ones with our warmth and hospitality.
Marilyn Weill RauUnited States
Charming,informative and interesting. A great way to see Antigua!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My dear John and Marilyn, I am sincerely delighted that you enjoyed your visit and our interaction! I appreciate your positive feedback and wish you both all the best life has to offer. Continue to enjoy the rest of your Caribbean cruise and get home safely! I can hardly wait to share the Antiguan experience with others like you...Thanks, my friends!