May 19, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Cocobay Resort in Saint Mary's, Antigua and Barbuda

There is no dividing line between the paradise inside the cottages of Cocobay Resort and the paradise outside – fling open the patio door and let a breeze flow from the aquamarine Caribbean waters over the rustic wood floors and through the crisp white linens of your sleeping quarters. Adirondack chairs anchor a permanent sunbathing spot on the terrace of this waterfront all-inclusive that is equally secluded and connected to life in town.

Slip your toes into floury white sand and let the sun melt away any tension in your shoulders. Float in crystalline waters. Return to dry land for a guided nature walk through the lush hillside with a local medicine man, learning about the healing properties of plants and herbs. Dine on rock shrimp and toast the sunset as waves crash on the rocks below.

Location of Cocobay Resort

Cocobay Resort
Valley Church, Bolans
Saint Mary's, Antigua and Barbuda

Nearest Airport: ANU

Amenities for Cocobay Resort

  • General Information
  • 41 Guest Rooms
  • Only 12+ Years Permitted
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Live Entertainment
  • Outdoor Pool
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Hammocks
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Golf
  • National Park
  • Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Cocobay Resort

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 21 hours ago

Last visited in 2009 and very please to return this Easter for 10 days. Extremely high quality, excellent service and top quality food in the all inclusive deal. Adults only meant it was nice and quite with private beach, along with attentive staff serving drinks and fruit cups on the beach. Two infinity pools hardly used. Cottages beautifully laid out in flower filled grounds. We never had the feeling that there were more than 20 guests there. Rooms services every day with fresh towels and sheets. Faultless.

Paul B - Brussels, Belgium

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

First off, I don't think I've ever written a review for anything before. That being said, I can't help but feel compelled to share the experience my husband and I had at Cocobay a couple of weeks ago. I did my homework before we booked our honeymoon in Antigua, and, I'm telling you, the reviews are right - Cocobay does NOT disappoint! So let's start with the staff. The manager, O'Neal, was absolutely, grade-A, fan-freaking-tastic from the moment we set foot in the lobby of this little slice of paradise. He was personally there to greet new guests, with the hugest smile on his face and some rum punches for us in his hands. At once, I knew we had made the right decision. Throughout our stay, he was warm, attentive, and gracious, and I can't imagine there being a better person for this job! My husband and I had booked the deluxe pool cottage and requested a pool in the sun, if possible. Instead, upon arrival, we were informed that we did not get a deluxe pool cottage - we were instead upgraded to a premium waterfront suite for the entirety of our stay, free of any additional charge! So, that was an incredible way to start our honeymoon! Further, during our stay, there was a little Easter egg hunt for guests with some prizes. My husband and I were hoping to win the couples' massages, but didn't end up finding that egg (though not for a lack of trying!). The following day, we were talking about the hunt with O'Neal in the lobby, and what does he do? Unprompted, he gives us complimentary couples' massages! And, BOY, was it spectacular! It was a one-hour massage with an ocean view - no water machine or stereo needed. The sound of the lapping ocean waves was au-natural! Again and again, we were catered to and received gifts (cheese plates, bottles of champagne, etc.) that made our stay so absolutely special. Next up is Nasasha. I swear this woman is an angel on Earth. She is so inviting and positive, and there to help you with anything and everything you could ever need! She helped us in booking all of our excursions, and she's just a joy to talk to! In terms of the face of Cocobay, you could not ask for two better people than Nasasha and O'Neal. Thank you both for making our experience unforgettable! There were very few things that could have been a bit better to make our experience flawless, but most were completely out of Cocobay's control. For instance, it rained pretty heavily for 2 out of the 8 days we were there, which prevented us from doing all of the activities we wanted. But no one can control the weather. We took those days as opportunities to get some much-needed relaxation and veg out in our fabulous cottage (which was fully air conditioned and extremely comfortable - I like it COLD when I sleep!) Also, I am gluten intolerant, and I had read a review indicating that the resort was extremely attentive to those kinds of food issues. That being said, my expectations were probably a tad too high - I was expecting a full spectrum of gluten free breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, which wasn't the case. The resort did have gluten free bread and pasta options at dinner, which was GREAT! But they never had gluten free flour for breakfast on any of the days we were there, and the one time i requested a gluten free sandwich at lunch, I was a tad disappointed (it was basically bread and egg). In retrospect, I should have given the resort advanced notice of my intolerance instead of assuming they would have everything on-site, so that's what I would suggest for anyone with a food allergy! On that same note, the resort ran out of lobster the third night we were there, although, luckily, my husband and I had both ordered it for dinner prior to them running out (and it was AMAZING). But, again, some things are just out of their control. So that's my (very short) list of cons for this wonderful resort. Now, for the tips. Definitely, 100%, book directly through the hotel if you can. Guests who book direct get a complimentary bottle of champagne, and your mini fridge is restocked daily with water, coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale, BEER, you name it! Our room attendant, Kevin, was very generous with the beer restocking (my husband thanks you!) which is indicative of most of the amazing staff at this resort! Plus, all of the upgrades at dinner (lobster, beef tenderloin, coconut shrimp, and scallops to name a few) are complimentary when booking through the resort's site, and you get your pick of any and all alcohol you please! It was great and saved us a ton. Also, book a dinner at Sheer Rocks, a fabulous restaurant steps away from the Cocobay main pool. one night. The food is great (although a tad pricey), but the views make it worth it. We stayed in "TP" or "The Palms" cottage, which we loved. It's a very short walk to the main resort area, and there's a little cove where you can lounge or lay in a hammock with incredible views right in front of the cottage. It's more shaded than other cottages (with palm trees - hence the name), but we loved it. Waking up and hanging out on the front porch with a view of the ocean is something that can't be beat! Oleander was next to us, and they had an even better waterfront view, so I can highly recommend either of those cottages! I don't know if it was our location or what, but (contrary to other reviews), we had ZERO problems with bugs of any kind. We could have left our doors open and the mosquito net off if we had wanted to! It was great. The only animals that popped in to say hello were these beautiful little birds and the occasional crab on the trail to the room. Like I said, paradise! Moving on, included with your stay, guests can use the kayaks, hobie cat, snorkeling gear, and paddleboards on the beach - DO IT! Our one regret is not hopping on those paddleboards or hobie cat the first day we were there. Take advantage of the amenities! We also did a catamaran ride, which was great - it was an all-day (morning to afternoon) tour that explored the whole island. If you like your solitude, I recommend booking a private catamaran, otherwise, stick with the group catamarans! We also did a tour of the island with a very knowledgeable cab driver, Austin. It's much better than doing a tour with 20 other people that takes longer and costs more. Austin took us around all of the main points of the island - we left at 9 a.m. and were back by 2:30 p.m. - which was great, since you get a lot of the history of the beautiful island you're visiting. We did this on one of the rainy days so as not to waste any sun! Lastly, and I cannot stress this enough, go to the Shirley Heights BBQ on Sunday afternoon! Every Sunday, there is live music and DELICIOUS food on the top of this mountain with killer views. We had an absolute blast, and, I kid you not, I had the BEST ribs I've ever had in my life. Just do it!! All in all, the trip was an overwhelming success. I highly recommend Cocobay to any newlyweds or couples looking for a vacation in paradise! This is one of the few places where the pictures are not embellished - the water IS that blue, the sky IS that clear, and the island IS that beautiful! My photos look like a screensaver! And, honestly, you simply cannot beat the price. Good luck finding a resort anywhere near this amazing for this price in St. Lucia or BVI or any surrounding islands - it's impossible! This resort is simply IT. Thank you to O'Neal and Nasasha and Andrea (oh I forgot Andrea - you are perfection and so sweet, thank you for making our stay even better!) for the best honeymoon we could have asked for. Can't wait to go back!

Natalie N

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

If your looking for beautiful Caribbean Seas then Antiqua is the place with a beach for each day of the year you will have no problem finding just the right beach. Keep in mind that all beaches in Antigua are public, and if you go during a Holiday such as Easter the beaches will be lined with locals. Camping, barbecuing and very loud music on some beaches. Leaving the airport the cab ride over is about 30 min. The cost is 28.00 U.S. to the resort and 30.00 back not sure why there is a difference..... During the ride over you will travel through some areas that might have you wondering if you made the right choice, don't worry it gets better. The Resort is very beautiful. The hillside is lined with small cottages facing the blue waters of the Caribbean. We chose to get a premium water front cottage (GreenFig). We thought the premium water front cottage would have beach access, but it did not!! Non of the cottages have direct beach access. So if you want the ability to walk out of your room to the water look elsewhere. I take responsibility for that one I should have asked. The view from the room is spectacular, The Greenfig cottage may very well have the best clear views without palm trees blocking your view. Plunge Pool was a big hit for us, but the best feature of the deck was the Porcelain claw foot tub. Nothing more relaxing than showering looking at the beautiful scenery. The room was very clean and the housekeeping staff was very attentive in making sure you had everything you needed. Including your favorite alcoholic or non alcoholic drink. After a rain storm we arrived back into the room to an ant infestation, the security guard sprayed the room killing the ants but leaving a smell that would last the entire night with dead ants everywhere. The next day the housekeeper clean the room like nothing had ever happened. The Hotel staff are all very friendly and accommodating to all of your needs. We book 2 excursions last minute with the concierge that were fabulous. The wait staff at the restaurants are very friendly as well, very attentive to your needs and wants. The menu changed every night with some exotic dishes that I personally steered clear of, they have an additional menu selection on the bottom that consisted of Steak and Lobster and shrimp dishes. They did run out of lobster the last 2 night we were there. The morning wait staff is also wonderful the 2 ladies that make the breakfast omelets are the sweetest friendliest ladies on the island. Overall it was a pleasureful experience, The only 2 complaints I would say I had was that it was Easter weekend which meant the locals were on vacation as well so the beaches on both sides of the resort were crowded, the Valley Church beach had music blasting from about lunch time to 10pm local time that resonated throughout the entire compound. And the water sports Guy Robert is lazy he will accommodate you if it suits his schedule. Other than that just do your homework when picking a room and resort. Be sure to take a short walk to Fryer Beach it's one of the nicest beaches on the Island.

11BGrunt - Prosper, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I think i'll start by saying that Antigua is absolutely stunning! The people are amazing and what the island has to offer is nothing short of what dreams are made of. My girlfriend and I booked a 10 night stay at Cocobay at the end of March through British Airways and we did not regret it. From the off the staff at Cocobay welcomed us into the resort and checked us in smoothly without a hitch after our long day of travelling. We stayed in a Deluxe Cottage (27) with partial sea view/garden view which was as sold and beautiful with a generous balcony. The food was top notch and we enjoyed the variety, experience of each meal and the high quality of service provided by the staff. We didn't have the premium menu included in our package but didn't miss it as the standard menu had plenty to offer. The breakfast was well arranged and tasty; with undoubtedly the best bacon we have had abroad! The lunch buffet was awesome with fresh fish, chicken and pork grilled right in front of you and everything we had was brilliant. A special mention must go to the rice and beans which were out of this world! The dinner was equally if not more amazing with a more formal feel; which it should be, and we both had some of the best food we have had on holiday and certainly in all inclusive resorts. Some people have mentioned the dress code in previous reviews and it is definitely smart casual but not uncomfortable. We found that 95% of the staff were amazing and special mentions must go to Jermaine, Kerry, Sasha, the girls at reception, Manuella, and Vincia at the pool bar. With regard to so called 'two tier system' we found this to be inaccurate in that, yes some people have got the full package which gives them extra in room drinks and supplementary meals for dinner but that is about it. In fact we believe that we received the same quality of service as everyone else and frankly we did not travel halfway around the world to only drink in the room. Even the water was not an issue, you just get the bar staff to fill up the bottles you have; the water is fine and even chilled when you get it. Overall, we loved our stay at Cocobay and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone as a little slice of paradise on earth.

honestpaul24 - southampton

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

First time going to the Caribbean and I have to say I loved it, in the end! At first I was a bit panicky because a) it was SO hot and humid and was overwhelmed by the heat b) I got bitten by mosquitos the minute I got out the cab and walked into the hotel reception (take LOTS of mozzie repellent if you're prone to getting bitten!) and I spent ages in the reception because they needed some paperwork from me which I didnt have (I didn't print much out so it's my own fault!) and c) we werent aware of any dress code, at least not a strict one, so my partner didnt bring any of the clothes required and only had the jeans and boots he travelled in so each night trying to eat dinner in trousers and shoes for him was unbearably hot and not fair. That would be my only niggle with this place - how can you expect people to eat in that heat, and also have no problem with girls wandering around in next to nothing and expecting the men to cover up - double standards! I would definitely recommend this resort for it's simplistic and rustic beauty and gorgeous turquoise sea and white sand. The food is small portions but I welcomed that as opposed to a big old buffet with everyone gorging and stuffing their faces - it seemed they actually cared about the food they were serving and put a lot of effort and appreciation into what they served up! Everyone was on their honeymoon, but not us haha, just a beautiful holiday! Choose this place but here's my advice: 1. Take with you something you can use to cover yourself with at night in the restaurant at night to help avoid mozzie attacks 2. take earplugs because the tree frogs are NOISY and might affect sleep 3. expect to pay for wifi each day you want to use it and 4 - expect to wake up early because there are no curtains

Janice582 - Faversham, United Kingdom

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