We have just returned from Cocobay after a two week holiday.
This resort is just perfect. Stunning location along the bay with three lovely beaches all within a short stroll from the room.
Although it's difficult to explain exactly what is so good about the holiday in so short a format, the one thing that you can be 100% sure of is that the people working there are just the nicest, kindest people you could wish to meet.
The journey from the airport is about 25 minutes.
The cottages are perfectly imperfect! The one we had (42) was at the end of the resort, views of the sea, the hills and the local church.
The main room is lovely, bed very comfortable, air con and fan which both worked well without noise.
No Telly in the room which was fine by us.
The bathroom needs to be updated, the tiling isn't great and the plug to the shower is at the high point so the water goes out through the door. They were updating some rooms whilst we were there so I am sure the bathroom will be sorted very soon. Anyway, when you are in Antigua at such a lovely friendly place, why worry about it.
The bars and restaurant are great, local beer which was refreshing, the spirits and cocktails were also excellent.
The food is great,
Breakfast is as usual is a buffet with traditional eggs & bacon etc with pastries, cereals or fresh fruit available.
Lunch is also a buffet, every day had a different choice of fish or meats with pasta, vegetables, rice and salad. Drinks brought to you once you are seated.
Dinner is 'Haut Cusine' Beautifully prepared 'al a carte' with three or four choices plus other options that you could pay for. The portions are not large, however, you do not feel hungry after and there is room enough for a drink on the terrace in the evening.
There is such a good vibe at the resort that you cannot fail to get into it and make new friends.
The mix of people was British, Americans and Italians, the age group ranged from mid twenties up to about mid sixties.
The resort itself is very quirky, the cottages are your own Caribbean shack which are lovely and private, the gardens are full of coconut and banana trees.
The paths through the gardens to the shacks are winding but may not be great for anyone with trouble walking. I am sure that there are cottages with easier access for those with any mobility issues.
The beaches are clean, the water is so blue and warm, no pressure from Hawkers.
If you go there, peak to 'Movements' on the beach, he sells Conch shells and will take you fishing of the rocks.
I caught Stingrays and Red Snappers and talked nonsense with him as only fishermen do.
I gave the Chef two of the red snappers I caught and she cooked them beautifully for our lunch.
All in all we think this is our best holiday ever. So thank you everyone at Cocobay
- 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