My husband and I stayed at Cocobay in early June for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it! We stayed in one of the new Premium Waterfront Suites, and have nothing but good things to say.
The room was lovely and comfortable, and the private plunge pool right on the ocean was fantastic. I took a nap in our hammock almost every day, listening to the waves.
O'Neal, the manager, and his staff are extremely friendly and helpful and will bend over backwards to make sure you are having a wonderful time. I had also emailed with Manuella and Vilma prior to our stay, and both of them immediately remembered our conversations and went out of their way to say hello.
The food was also delicious - probably the best all-inclusive restaurant I have experienced. The breakfast and lunch buffets were varied and ample, and the dinner menus changed nightly. We enjoyed every meal we had. There are several menu items (like the rock lobster, which is amazing) that typically require an additional charge, but for guests in the premium suites, this charge is waived. This was a very nice surprise, and we definitely took advantage.
The resort is definitely geared towards honeymooners and couples looking for a romantic vacation, not those looking to party all night, and that was perfect for us. We met several other honeymooners and really enjoyed the tranquil and relaxing setting.
We barely wanted to leave the resort because it was so wonderful, but I would definitely recommend taking the Wadadli Cats catamaran cruise as an excursion. You get to circumnavigate the whole island and see a bunch of the main sights (like Devil's Bridge and Nelson's Dockyard) and they also take you snorkeling and provide a traditional Antiguan lunch. The captain and crew are very entertaining and it makes for a very fun day.
The weather was also wonderful. June is the beginning of the rainy season, and on most days, there was a very brief rain shower in the afternoon (15-20 min), but this usually happened right around the time that we were leaving the beach for a little nap before dinner, so it never bothered us. The rest of the time we had sunshine and blue skies.
We will definitely be back in the near future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A colorful collection of quaint wooden cottages set on a breezy hillside bordered by three white sand beaches, Cocobay offers quiet relaxation and privacy in a rustic, romantic setting. The 49 cottages and 4 plantation houses each boast large verandahs with easy chairs, hammocks and striking sea views. Rooms include hand made wooden furniture, ceiling fans, mini fridge, shower, hair dryer, coffee maker and in-room safe. Seafront rooms include air- conditioning and private plunge pools. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cocobay Hotel Bolans
- Coco Bay Antigua
- Cocobay Antigua
- Cocobay Hotel Antigua
- Cocobay Resort Antigua/Bolans