My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon at Cocobay Resort. Let me start by saying that if you are looking for one of the mega party all inclusive resorts, Cocobay is not for you. however if your looking for an intimate resort where you will be on a first name basis with the entire staff and will meet most of the other couples and families by the end of your stay then you are like us and Cocobay is what you are looking for.
Oneal Richards and his team "Team Cocobay" are the keepers of Paradise! From the moment we arrived at Cocobay we were treated like we were the only guests at the resort.
The resort is more beautiful in person then the pictures you will see online. The resort is made up of individual cottages along the spectacular caribbean sea and are surrounded by lush plants, flowers and tropical foliage. Our room had breathtaking panoramic views of the cove, distant islands, and the most incredible crystal clear blue water I have ever seen.
We stayed in a premium seafront cottage with a plunge pool. The cottage was rustic but elegant with a large bathroom with his and her sinks. And a large shower. True there is no shower curtain but we never experienced the problems some others have mentioned about having water all over the floor. The bed was extremely comfortable and rates as good if not better then what you would find at the best Marriott. We used the mosquito netting but we didn't need it. We never had anything other than a passing gecko or two or three in our room. And they eat bugs so they did not bother us! It is our own fault for the little visitors as we kept our French doors to the deck and pool open all the time we were enjoying our pool or getting dressed for dinner. We loved the view so we kept the doors open!
We were really surprised with the outstanding menu selections. Breakfast was a hot and cold buffet with cooked to order eggs, pan cakes, bacon and sausage each morning. For lunch you had the option of a full buffet with entrees that changed daily or hot Panini's at the lower pool bar. Dinner was a four course menu that changed each night. We thoroughly enjoyed every meal. The chefs are extremely talented.
Oneal and his staff are full of surprises that will make you wonder why you ever would choose to vacation anywhere else.
The grounds, buildings, and all facilities were immaculate. "Team Cocobay" takes pride in everything they do and it really shows. Your comfort and pleasure is always in the forefront.
I travel extensively for business and have been spoiled by some of the best 5-star hotels across the world. So my expectations for a resort that advertises itself as the most romantic resort were really high. Kudos to team Cocobay led by Oneal Richards for over delivering on their promises!
This is true Paradise There is no detail that Oneal and his staff overlook. We took a couple of excursions but couldn't wait to get back to enjoy all of the amenities of the resort. As an IT manager for a global candy and consumer products company I am totally wired at all times and being connected is a way of life for me. But Liz and I locked our iPhones and iPads in the safe and spent our honeymoon disconnected from the world and immersed ourselves in the Cocobay way of life.
Our only regret is we only stayed one week!
- 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