After living on 5 continents and visiting over 30+ countries worldwide I thought I saw it all until my stay at Coco Bay in Antigua.
Our trip on a GoPro:
SAFE, very little crime on the island. No petty crime (Mexico, Jamaica, pick pockets in Europe). The locals all depend on tourism and help preserve this. Felt extremely safe and never worried about my wife's safety or money/ belongings (even at night).
FOOD, the food served at Coco Bay was amazing! All three meals were top of the line. Christoph (restaurant manager) is doing everything right. Four course meal every night. This is not your typical cruise ship, greasy Sandals buffet. We were excited for every perfectly portioned meal.
CUSTOMER SERVICE, I have never seen anything like it. They catered to our every need. The very well trained, friendly staff was genuine and helped us relax and enjoy our honeymoon with zero worries. Mr. O'Neill (manager) knew us by name and made sure our 9 days on the island was nothing but pure bliss.
FACILITIES, if you are looking for an intimate, quiet, relaxing resort with just the right amount of people around you look no further. We never had to fight for a "good" spot at the pools (2) or the beach. Never waited for drinks (rum punch is life changing) or to be seated for dinner. (see above YouTube video)This is a direct reflection of the highly skilled management (Mr. O'Neill) with an extreme level of attention to detail.
THE ROOM, privacy with a plunge pool and a hammock. The foliage around each villa is just enough to feel like you are the only one on the island and still have a breathtaking view.
ACTIVITIES, as much or as little as you wish. See our You Tube video. We spent the first 5 days relaxing on the private beach with kayaks and snorkeling, in the two infinity pools, and our own plunge pool. The last 3 days we spent deep sea fishing, snorkeling, went into St. Johns, and Zip lined. Oh ya second day there my wife and I did yoga overlooking the water....Speechless.
PRICE, they could easily double the price, not change a thing and it would still be sold out. The value is like no other.
THE REAL TEST is if we would go back. The answer is most defiantly yes. WE MEET COUPLES THAT HAVE BEEN to Coco Bay 4, 10, AND 12 YEARS IN A ROW!!!! That says something about the island, staff, food, and facilities and most of all the leadership and management.
1 NEGATIVE, it kills me to say that there were a few mosquitoes. They are very aware of it and spray on a weekly basis. We got a few bites a day until we started using Off (bug spray). After that they didn't bother us.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our highly recommended travel agent Chris Dehner at email@example.com
- 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