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Valley Church, Bolans, Saint Mary's 431 Antigua
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Welcome to Cocobay Resort, an All-Inclusive, adult-only getaway on the sunset side of Antigua. Widely known as Antigua’s most romantic and relaxing resort, Cocobay offers the perfect Caribbean atmosphere for honeymoons, romantic vacations, unique experiences, barefoot luxury and island style wellness. The resort consists of a colorful collection of pastel cottages crowning a breezy hillside, winding down to two white sand beaches and miles of turquoise Caribbean Sea. The rustic facilities feature several infinity pools and rugged terraces, blessed with some of the most dramatic ocean views on the island. The Premium Waterfront Pool Suites provide the very best oceanfront locations along with a private plunge pool and outdoor slipper tub. They also include a 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, and an in-room safe.
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Snack bar
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Vanessa Gray wrote a review Jun 13
London, United Kingdom50 contributions38 helpful votes
I had high hopes of Cocobay as its double the price of Cocos, where we stayed earlier in the year and earlier in this trip and I thought it would be amazing. But everything was a little disappointing. This may be a temporary problem but the first few days we were there, there was a bad sanitation smell all over the resort. Really off putting. The room was ok and the view was good but the bathroom was tiny with only 1 sink and looked like it was built in the 70s. Meals were good but all very casual, even in the evenings. There are two beaches, one either side of the hotel. One has alot of vendors on there and although they were polite - it all gets a bit tedious. The other has alot of locals with noisy kids especially at the weekend. The beach bar is quite a long way from the beach! They are a bit obsessed with putting your mask on outside in the 5 second walk from the entrance to the restaurant (only 1) and your table - where you can take it off again. Its all so ridiculous that I found being scolded a bit annoying. Having just stayed at Cocos where everything was so superior, the whole experience - while not bad - was disappointing.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Rachael0228 wrote a review Jan 2021
Arvada, Colorado27 contributions15 helpful votes
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We had an amazing 9 night vacation at Cocobay Resort. The views are fantastic from every part of the resort. We have been lucky enough to travel to over 15 islands in the Caribbean and this trip to Cocobay was one of the best! Front desk staff with Kemlin, Janine and Damond were phenomenal in making our trip special with excursions and getting a great cottage with a beautiful view! During dining, Carl, Jermaine, Denise and Kermisha made every meal enjoyable. We had a lovely beach dinner with Marsha J as well. The meals are fantastic with 4 course dinners and 3 course lunches. Lunch/dinner changes daily with wide selections. In addition, paninis available throughout the day at the beach bar and also bar bites in the afternoon at the main bar so it is very hard to go hungry here! Altino and Louis were fantastic in the main bar each day and we enjoyed challenging them to make some fun/unique cocktails! 2 special shout outs- Kerry, every day was incredibly happy and hard working. He truly is an asset to Cocobay and we really enjoyed sharing stories with him! Vincia was always smiling (even through the mask) and very welcoming each day at the beach bar. She was always willing to fill up our thermos so we recommend bringing your own for fill-ups! You can walk to both Ffryes and Valley Church Beaches in addition to Little Ffryes beach that is directly below the resort. Make sure to take advantage of these pristine mostly empty beaches! Roxanne was available for beach drink service each day and did a great job. We highly recommend booking directly with the resort and becoming a "member" as you get many additional perks! The resort did a great job with COVID 19 policies in place so we always felt safe! Not to mention that you are outside in warm weather of Antigua with great sea breezes. The highlight of our trip was the wonderful staff and it is one of the main reasons we will be coming back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded Feb 7, 2021
Thank you for your review Rachael0228!! It was our pleasure to make your 9 night vacation a truly memorable experience and we thank you profoundly for your review. We will definitely send kudos to all members of staff! Thank you again for your review the Cocobay Team looks forward to having you both back with us! Laurie Guest Relations
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Esm327 wrote a review May 2021
13 contributions6 helpful votes
After stalking Coco Bay's Instagram for years, we decided to take a quick trip and spent 4 nights at the resort. While there were a few hiccups during our stay, the resort manager, O’Neal, took the time to ensure that our feedback was heard, discussed, and implemented. I’ve stayed at several hotels and resorts across the world, but never had a manager reach out directly to discuss any concerns we had post-stay and thank me for my feedback – it is exemplative of how much he values guests and the experience that they have at the resort. Room: We stayed in a deluxe cottage which was lovely – incredible views, comfortable bed, lovely veranda, good AC. The space felt very private as well, with strategic placement of landscaping to ensure you felt secluded. I see a lot of reviews calling the cottages rustic, but I think it is erring more on the side of charming. If you are looking for ultra-modern, this would not be the right fit. Important to note that the grounds are a bit hilly, so if you have any mobility issues, I suggest asking for a cottage closer to reception. We did not mind the uphill walk and welcomed the extra exercise! Food/drinks: The food was very good. Dinner was always excellent with plenty of food over four courses and very kind staff. Lunch and breakfast were also good, though with fewer choices than dinner. We are 'members' so we did not need to pay for the supplemental items at dinner, and while they were good, I would not have paid extra for them. We did a premium poolside dinner one night, which was the highlight of all our meals and well worth the upgrade. Bar bites and paninis in the afternoon were good and ensured you were never left hungry. Drinks were good, though sometimes they were out of ingredients for certain cocktails, and house wines were also nice. Only one beer available, the Caribbean Carib. Grounds/pools: The resort is beautiful and well-maintained. The pools are both great and there were plenty of lounge chairs and shade for everyone to enjoy. 3/4 days we were there they had no pool towels available in the morning and again in the afternoon. I would suggest investing in some extra pool towels, so guests don’t need to return to their rooms to use their bath towels. While we were there, we did not have the best weather and the power/Wi-Fi went out for a few hours, which is of course no one's fault, but we felt it could have been a time for them to really shine when it came to service in order to help lift some (soggy) spirits. O’Neal chatted with me about this feedback and I believe really took it to heart, recognizing the importance that service, attention to detail and each staff/guest interaction plays in a guest’s overall experience. Overall, Coco Bay is a lovely resort and I believe the staff truly takes pride in ensuring that guests are happy. Barring the few hiccups we had during our stay, it is still one of the better all-inclusive boutique resorts in Antigua.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Elitefreak wrote a review May 2021
Wayne, New Jersey277 contributions284 helpful votes
After a year delay, we finally made it to Cocobay. Here are my impressions: THE ROOMS: Why would you want to stay at a cookie cutter Sandals (where most of our flight went) when you can stay at this quaint, quiet, and very islandy collection of cottages? Painted in pastels, all with great porches and Adirondack chairs, most with private plunge pools, and great views everywhere. The room interior is not the luxury digs you might get at a chain all-inclusive, but it had the essentials; a large comfortable bed, a bathroom with a shower that opens up so you can bathe with a view of the ocean, and a hammock for snoozing. My wife was initially not pleased but she quickly realized that we were spending our time in a room that had character and local charm. Rustic, yes, but you're on an island! THE FOOD All meals served in the open air restaurant. There was never a yearning for AC; always comfortable, often with ocean breezes. You will certainly meet the local cat Jasmine, who now has a family of 4 to feed. They will entertain you for sure. I cannot figure out why people complain about portion size. We NEVER left the table hungry. The daily breakfast special was often a great choice. For lunch, we almost always started with the soup of the day (all soups were outstanding) and then a main (often local fish) followed by (usually shared) dessert. Desserts were all really good; be sure to order any dessert where they mention "banana". Dinners were 4 courses; starter, choice of soup or pasta of day, main, dessert. Pastas were also very well prepared. If you like duck and they have the confit or the duck salad when you are there, ORDER IT. The complementary wines were quite good; they even have a nice rose (white and rose well chilled). You can get espresso or cappuccino at any time, and of course drinks from the bar. To be honest, the weakest part of the menu was the "extra charge" items (which we were entitled to as part of the Cocobay Club promo). The seafood trio starter was boring, the seafood stew was pretty good (but small), and the steak was perfectly cooked but was not a great cut of beef. The coconut shrimp were good but there were only 6. NOTE that you can order extra dishes (we shared an extra starter one night) so don't be afraid to get more if you are still hungry. THE BOOZE: Probably my biggest gripe. Please don't promote your bars as "top shelf" and then have only Gordons (yuck) and New Amsterdam (a low cost brand which I don't mind). This is the one weakness at Cocobay that they should rectify. It was hard to find the top shelf options among the "Mollys" (that's Baileys to you lol). I ended up drinking Stoli Cucumber in place of my usual Hendricks. C'mon, at least offer Tanqueray guys! THE POOLS AND BEACHES Two beautiful infinity pools, comfortable temperature, both with killer ocean views. Not a ton of umbrellas available poolside. The staff will make sure to come by regularly and see if you need a cocktail. As for beaches, there is one tiny beach just below reception that is very picturesque, with a small wading area, shade huts, and great views (plus a double hammock). Nice place to spend a few hours. The main Cocobay Beach, like all Antiguan beaches, is public, so you will be joined by some locals enjoying the day. You will need to run the gauntlet of some local vendors who are trying to make a living. Lots of lounge chairs on the beach and a number of shade huts. The ocean? One of the nicest we've ever been in. Very calm, clear blue water, sandy bottom with some random coral rocks. And if you like that beach, you MUST walk to the end of it, follow a short road, and end up at Ffyres Beach. Even more perfect; soft sand, no rocks, no seagrass anywhere. And NO PEOPLE. We were literally the only two humans there for the two times we went. Incredible. THE STAFF In a word, genuine. In Mexico, responses of "It's a pleasure" ring hollow. The Antiguan staff is pleasant, efficient and polite. Very few staff were over-serving in order to garner a tip, but tip you should still do. We especially enjoyed the distinctive Mr. G (Gore) who runs the dining room many nights. THE VIBE In a word, relaxed. We never even got a guide to the week's events (but I don't think there is much except for yoga). Live music most nights at dinner. Be sure to arrive early each night for the killer sunsets and a pre-dinner cocktail or two. If you are looking to relax, chill and unwind without foam parties and pool games, Cocobay is the place for you.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Room 34 had a great plunge pool with lots of sun to keep it warm (and killer views)
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Sade A wrote a review Apr 2021
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I’ve been to a couple of “all inclusive” resorts but Cocobay is the best one yet. The food which is 3-4 course meals are small portions but delicious, flavorful and fulfilling. I enjoyed every meal and snacks (paninis and bar bites). The pina coladas was soo good.The menu changes everyday. I stood in a deluxe cottage overlooking the beach and mountains. I loved the privacy from the balcony. The bathroom also leads you to the balcony, so it was nice taking a shower and looking at the beautiful scenery. The water pressure was strong and not so strong sometimes. The cottage has a mini fridge with club soda, water and even champagne. I didn’t drink the champagne. The water was refilled everyday with room service. The lobby has water/ice to refill water bottles. The beach was clear, blue, peaceful and clean. Not a lot of people were at the beach, which was nice. It was quiet except for a few vendors trying to sell souvenirs but they weren’t much of a bother. During the evenings, a couple of locals also swim at the beach. I went jet skiing for $50 which I recommend doing. No waves and I was able to see a nice size sea turtle. The staff at the resort was friendly and welcoming. There are hand sanitizers everywhere. I took a rapid test for $40 on a Thursday. Great resort for honeymooners and romantic getaways. I will definitely return back to Cocobay.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 3, 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review 502sadea!! It is thrilling to learn that you enjoyed the food, beach and friendly staff . We are so happy to share in your relaxing holiday experience and look forward to having you both with us again in the future! We are looking forward to having you back. Laurie Guest Relations
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PRICE RANGE
$346 - $657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
cocobay hotel bolans, coco bay antigua, cocobay antigua, cocobay hotel antigua, cocobay resort antigua
LOCATION
CaribbeanAntigua and BarbudaAntiguaSaint Mary'sBolans
NUMBER OF ROOMS
65
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cocobay Resort Antigua
Which popular attractions are close to Cocobay Resort Antigua?
Nearby attractions include Ffryes Beach (0.2 miles), Valley Church Beach (0.4 miles), and Galley Bay Beach (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cocobay Resort Antigua?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cocobay Resort Antigua?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cocobay Resort Antigua?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Cocobay Resort Antigua?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cocobay Resort Antigua?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jacqui O's BeachHouse, Sheer Rocks, and Miracles of The Caribbean Restaurant And Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cocobay Resort Antigua?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Cocobay Resort Antigua have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cocobay Resort Antigua offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cocobay Resort Antigua?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Cocobay Resort Antigua?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shirley Heights (9.9 miles), Fort Barrington (5.3 miles), and Fort James (5.7 miles).
Does Cocobay Resort Antigua have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.