This review is around 10 months too late. Both my partner and I have been to Antigua on 2 other occasions and loved it, this time we brought our friends to this beautiful island of 365 beaches in September 2009.
The hotel is right on the beach and you are sent to sleep by the sound of waves lapping on the shoreline. We didn't experience the sand flies as others did but did go in September - jelly fish season - you can see them though, so no big deal as you can avoid them! The other visitors to the beach were a heard of cows and horses one morning - which was amazing to see and not at all a hassle!
The food is great, of course if you are a fussy eater then you will find fault with everywhere you go, I am not said fussy eater and therefore was often stuck for choice from the evening menu as is so varied including lots of local fish - yummy!. It is not a nasty buffet with screaming kids, hot dogs and plastic cheese, so if this is what you are looking for then best stay away! Entertainment was supplied on 2 nights in our 7 day stay and was fabulous local music on steel pans. I am an adult and therefore don't need to be entertained after my dinner with hideous array of karaoke, bingo or whatever goes on in those kind of resorts - again if this is what you like, stay away.
Breakfast is eggs cooked to order, fruit in abundance and your usual European continental breakfast options - brilliant!
The staff can't do enough for you from Delvanice who I booked through to Jahilda on the bar and Cotton (we named our cat after him on our return!) in the restaurant - wonderful people, warm and happy to share their country with you -more than can be said in a lot of European resorts I have visited!
We visited St Johns, in the taxi organised for a number of guests (making the trip very inexpensive) not much to do in the capital but lots of shops catering for the massive cruise liners that come in every day.
The resort is wonderful - a great price and you certainly get much more than you pay for, tranquility is the central theme at this hotel and my partner and I are are very much looking forward to returning later this year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Coconut Beach Club is an affordable all inclusive resort also offering room only accommodations. We are a small, intimate and friendly and cater mainly to couples who want a quiet, restful and laid back Caribbean vacation. All rooms are beach front and include air conditioning, balcony with hammock and easy chairs, ceiling fan, fridge, bath and shower, hair dryer, coffee maker and telephone. Junior suites include dining facilities and kitchenette. Deluxe Suites have an extra bedroom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coconut Beach Club Hotel St. John`s
- Coconut Beach Hotel
- Coconut Beach Resort
- Coconut Beach Club Antigua/Saint John Parish
- Coconut Beach Antigua