If I am completely honest I do not want to give this hotel a review because I don't want it to become too popular and then overcrowded! (Selfish I know... but OMG what an amazing resort)
The is a very quiet, chilled out, relaxed environment - do not go here if you want a party because it wont suit you or others that are there.
The pools are A LOT bigger than the pictures imply :-)
The crickets are rather loud and make a constant noise - but you will get used to them after your first night.
The cocktails are amazing and varied.
The staff can't help you enough and always say hi, how are you? How's your food etc.
Get a room with Air con.... you WILL need it!
It is spotlessly clean.
The birds will fly into your room if you leave the door open and sit on the sachets of sugar until you give it some, are wave your arms around like a crazed monkey until it flies back out the room!
Watching the humming birds in the morning whilst chilling on the balcony was bliss.
If your flight if after check out, then you are still allowed to use all facilities and are allocated half an hour to freshen up in a room down by sheer rocks restaurant.
O my god! So you kind of expect a buffet style at an all inclusive resort. But when you have a buffet at breakfast and lunch, with a chief there cooking fresh omelettes/meats it's a rather refreshing experience. But then to get a four course meal every night.... I Would be surprised if anybody came away without putting weight on! It just melted on your tongue, I can't even begin to describe what it tastes like.... Just wow! I haven't even tasted food that good in restaurants over here!!
My husband and I got married on the beach there on 18th September and it was beyond perfect! (for those considering getting married, we recommend 4pm - the latest the do it. And a tip - remember suntan lotion in the excitement of getting ready). Tameka is soooo laid back and chilled, it's a refreshing change to the wedding planners over here! Yet professional and enthusiastic to make your big day special. Vilma was also there to help with our wedding too, what an asset to the team!
They provide you with a choice of flowers to chose from. Arrange for you to go into St.Johns to the high court to get the paperwork signed off, which allows you to marry there. (We booked with Kuoni and all the fees where included in the package)
I had my hair done, and my dads wife had her make up done by the same woman - This was my only gripe. If you can do it yourself then done book as all my curls fell out within half an hour and Sallys makeup slid straight off her face (when promised it wouldn't) But this takes nothing away from my opinion of the hotel and staff as the hairdresser wasn't part of the staff.
Overall I would thoroughly recommend Cocobay Resort, it will not disappoint.... we're going back for our first anniversary too!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Antigua's most romantic all-inclusive resort - Cocobay is a colorful collection of pastel cottages crowning a breezy hillside undulating down to two white-sand beaches and miles of turquoise Caribbean Sea. Blessed with some of the most dramatic ocean views on the island, we cater to couples seeking a romantic getaway in a quaint, natural setting. Guests can choose from 57 private, authentic, Caribbean cottages and 4 plantation houses each enjoying a private verandah with striking sea views and custom designed wooden furniture. The premium pool cottages provide the very best oceanfront locations, and other amenities such as: private plunge pool, more spacious interior including extra seating area, air conditioning, bathrobes and other extra bathroom amenities, private balcony with adirondack chairs and hammock, ceiling fan, mini fridge, shower, hair dryer, espresso coffee machine, iron & ironing board, king size bed with pillowtop mattresses and high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, in-room safe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cocobay Hotel Bolans
- Coco Bay Antigua
- Cocobay Antigua
- Cocobay Hotel Antigua
- Cocobay Resort Antigua, Antigua And Barbuda