We recently stayed at Cocobay which was absolutely amazing despite the title of this review! I would definitely stay here again if I was going to Antigua but not in the same room.
You have two pools, a private beach alongside the hotel and two beaches (Ffryes and Valley Church) within 5/10 minutes walk.
Food was fantastic, as with other reviews we didn't eat the same meal twice and the staff are very accomodating if you can't decide what you want. (We did a little mix and match some nights because we couldn't decide!) I would definitely recommend paying the $24 supplement and trying the lobster.
The bar closes at 11pm which felt a little early some nights but the resort as whole is very friendly and we met some lovely people.
Cottages are great so long as you go with the expectation that it's a wooden cottage not a fancy hotel unit. We were in a Sea View cottage which was a double room with plenty of space and large bathroom. The only fault I could find with it was that the view was of the back of the hotel so the noise from Ffryes beach parties at the weekends travels a long way, at one point it felt like our cottage was vibrating. Other guests didn't have the same problem so it must be down to whatever way the double doors are facing. Our cottage also overlooked the driveway so you could hear people leaving & arriving - we were very unlucky as they were replacing the posts each side of the driveway while we were there so the electronic saw was a great alarm clock! Nothing the hotel can do about the noise from the beach parties but a bit of a heads up about the fundraiser that went on til 5am would have been nice.
Wifi and air con are extra $$ but we found we didn't use either. The room temperature was fine with just the ceiling fan on.
I did get small bites but only 4 and my husband who is like cat-nip for mozzies only got 1, which is a record for us. I'd recommend a plug in and covering yourself in Jungle Formula as it worked for us! They also sell one in the shop called 'Off' which was pretty good.
A fantastic holiday in a fantastic place and we met some lovely people but take some ear-plugs if you are in (sea-view) rooms 28/29/30. Just in case...
- 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/Bolans