We’ve stayed at some of the nicest resorts in the Caribbean including Isle de France in St. Bart’s and Cap Juluca in Anguilla and neither can compare with Coco Point lodge in Barbuda. They’re more exotic, but their beaches can’t begin to equal that of Coco Point, which rightly says it has the finest beach in the Caribbean. And neither has as caring and attentive staff as Coco Point. The reason for the latter is the example set by Coco Point’s co-managers, Ray and Denise Doherty. If there were a heaven where every wish could be gratified, it would be at Coco Point. And the Dohertys make those wishes come true! Coco point is an all-inclusive club… but it is light years away from a Club Med. The lodge only accommodates about 60 people, but anything you would like to do related to water sports is available. Want to deep sea or bone fish? They’ll accommodate you. Want to water ski? Just ask and the boat’s available. Like sailing? There are Sun Fishes, paddle boards and wind surfers. What’s wonderful for sailors is that the lodge is on the leeward side of the island and the wind always blows perpendicular to the beach. So you can sail all day up and down the 2 mile beach and never have to tack! Like to have a private lunch on a deserted beach elsewhere on the island? Just ask and the staff will prepare a lunch for you and motor you to the beach… and pick you up when you’re ready. The bar is open all day and liquor will be replaced daily in your room. And the food is fabulous! Coco Point’s kitchen can compare with some of the best New York restaurants. What makes all of the foregoing even more enjoyable is that there is absolutely no tipping. The lodge simply adds a 10% service charge to your bill at the end of your stay.
A perfect example of the attentiveness of the staff is what happened to my wife and me one day as we went on a long bike ride. It was easy going…. the wind was strong and at our backs. But it was awfully tuff coming back with the wind in our faces. We’d left the lodge around 10:00 a.m. but when we weren’t back by 12:30, the manager, Ray Doherty, sent a van out to search for us. My wife was exhausted and rode back with her bike in the van and I continued to peddle home. When I arrived at our cottage, I found Pam sprawled on the bed, recuperating. Shortly thereafter, there came a knock at the door and Denise Doherty had sent one of the lunch room staff to ask if we’d like to have our lunch delivered to our room. What other resort has such caring and thoughtful people!
Needless to say, we’ve made our reservations again for next year and can’t wait to return.
Pam and Buck Wilson
- Also Known As:
- Coco Point Hotel Barbuda
- Coco Point Hotel
- Coco Point Barbuda
- Coco Point Lodge Barbuda, Caribbean
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There are a few special places that call you back time and time again. Coco Point Lodge is one of them. Secluded on its own 164-acre peninsula and surrounded by translucent turquoise water on three sides, Coco Point is limited to a maximum of 68 guests. A unique all-inclusive resort bordered by miles of pristine white-sand beach, Coco Point offers splendid meals, elegant accommodations, warmly hospitable service and total relaxation. ... more less