My girlfriend and I just returned from Cocobay last night and we are already on their website booking our next trip down. I have been to a number of tropical resorts, many of which all-inclusive, and this one by far exceeds any other place I have been to. From the moment we arrived in the lobby, we were greeted with drinks, cold wash clothes, and a warm welcome and handshake from O'Neal, the hotel manager.
We were escorted personally to our cabin (#12) to find the most beautiful accomodations. We had a sea view cabin with a plunge pool and we ended up just taking in the spectacular views for about an hour. I wouldn't call the cabins "rustic", but this is not the Ritz Carlton. The bed was beautiful and comfortable, the bathroom was big and clean, the porch had nice furniture and the breeze kept the cabin plenty cool. The plunge pool was a bit cold but the ambience it added was worth it.
The food at this resort was excellent. We consider ourselves to be "foodies" and we normally look to eat fresh, healthy food. This was not a problem at Cocobay. All the meals were prepared very nicely, the portions were more than adequate, and the quality was clearly fresh. We were never forced to eat deep friend fatty foods, there was always plenty of things to choose from. The drinks at the bar were also delicious and PLENTY strong.
The beach was beautiful and the two pools were IMMACULATE, both with STUNNING views. Need I say more?
The bugs were very manageable. You have to remember that this is a tropical environment built around wetlands and heavy forests. There are going to be bugs and there is nothing the hotel can do about it. They did spray every few days for bugs which did seem to be effective. We wore bug spray on our arms and legs and left with just a few mosquito bites, nothing bad at all.
Okay, saved the best for last. The staff at this resort was without a doubt the nicest, most accomodating, respectful, friendly and pleasant resort staff I have EVER SEEN. We never encountered anyone who worked there who didn't act like they were having just as much fun as the guests. If you don't go to Cocobay for anything else, go to experience their 5 star staff.
I have never been more confident that I will return to a destination. My only regret is not staying long enough. We went for 5 days and I would have GLADLY spent another 5 days there.
Long story short: If you are looking for a couples resort that is quiet, immaculately kept, and overall breathtaking, go to Cocobay!!!!!!!! You will NOT regret it.
- 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