We've just returned from our 4th holiday to Cocobay.
When we arrived on the 5th December after a delayed flight and so it was great to be met by Melissa and Tameka in reception with cold towels and rum punch, what a great welcome from them both. We arrived just after sundown and heard the great sound of the treefrogs.
We had emailed before we left to ask for a quiet room and were given room 22, which suited us just fine as a little walk to the room and also only a couple of rooms past us. We expected to wake up to the stunning view across Valley Church Beach from the bed but the only problem was the shrubs in front of our room balcony were too high to enjoy the view, so we asked the lovely Phyllis on reception if the gardeners could trip it for us and when we returned from the beach later in the afternoon if was perfect, thank you Phyllis and the gardeners!
The food was just as we remembered, buffet breakfast and lunch, afternoon tea and the beautiful 4 courses evening meals, we never had the same evening meal in 14 days. You can also get panini's from the beach bar at lunch time, they were different everyday on the beach bar menu. Chris and Kenroy run a fabulous team.
The new sunset pool and beach bar are amazing and we used the new pool area the first couple of days as there was a nice breeze, but it can get very hot if you don't get the cooling breeze like you do on the beach or at the main pool. Great service from Vincia, Roberts and Kenya during the day with drinks brought to you on the beach and fresh clean beach towels each day. Robert/Kenya do a great job keeping the beach clean and Vincia making fab cocktails.
The new improved larger main bar area is great and the new seating area is lovely and comfortable. The new cocktail list is lovely and we had fun working our way through trying all of them (not on same night!) If your favourite is not on the list ask Oriel or any of the other bar staff who will oblige! Oriel makes a fab Tom Collins (thanks for the tip Michael)
Only 1 small issue was - This resort is aimed at Honeymooners and couples and I know they allow children over the christmas and easter holidays but on our last night was a little disturbed by a family arriving at 11.30pm with 2 small children who woke us up from room 23 as they unpacked banging the cupboard doors and the children ran around the room, clip clopping with their shoes on the floorboards and giggling. There is nothing here for children to do and I expect it could spoil it for some of the adults if they don't know this beforehand.
The service was excellent and it was lovely that so many of the staff remembered us as its nearly 3 years since our last visit. Thank you to everyone who made our trip special, the list to thank is to long to mention eveyone. This resort is small, peaceful, very relaxing and just what we needed.
We will return again soon.
- 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, Antigua And Barbuda