June 17, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Cocos Hotel in Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda

Owned by native Antiguans, the 30 cottages at Cocos Hotel roost on a cliff and overlook iridescently clear waters, where deep blues and minty greens shimmer in streaks on the horizon. The best way to enjoy the view is swinging in a hammock suspended from the roof of each cottage’s rustic terrace, or drifting to sleep on the netting-enveloped princess bed. Chef Pam Clay's West Indian take on Tuscan cuisine attracts a local following.

Journey by boat to Cade's Reef to snorkel among manta rays, spiny lobsters and neon-colored tropical fish. Return to a lounge chair on a secluded beach and let the tide roll over your feet. Sip on a rum and Coke from your cottage’s stocked minibar. At an oceanfront table lit by candles, dine on grilled strawberry red snapper in a tomato Creole sauce.

Location of Cocos Hotel

Cocos Hotel
Valley Church PO Box 2024
Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda

Nearest Airport: ANU

Amenities for Cocos Hotel

  • General Information
  • 30 Cottages
  • Adults Only
  • Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Private Beach
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Ceiling Fans
  • In-Room Safes
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Hammocks
  • Activities
  • Excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Business
  • Business Services
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Golf
  • Nature Reserve
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Hotels

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We stayed at Cocos in May 2017. This is a wonderful hotel!!! I was slightly apprehensive after some negative reviews but you really shouldn't listen to them...and I would say I have pretty high standards when it comes to hotels. The food is excellent. You have the same a la carte menu for breakfast and lunch but they always have specials too so we never got bored. Dinner is a three course meal with great choices each time. The food was of a very high standard 90% of the time. Portions can be small but you can ask for two servings if you want! Cocktails are amazing (try the Pain-Killer) and house champagne is included! Also you can ask for a bottle of wine to take back for your room if you want. We stayed in both a Premium View and Sunset Pool Room. Pool room 100% worth the extra. Incredible views across the Caribbean Sea. The rooms are basic and rustic so don't come expecting more than this but it still feels luxurious. The beach is beautiful and so is the pool area. Sea warm enough to swim in. Weather overall was great. Rained a few times but for 20 minutes max. It was quite cloudy and humid but still beautiful. There was also a 30 minute free massage included for us which was a nice surprise! I think what really makes this place though are the staff. All of them warm, funny and caring. Nothing is too much trouble. Amazing service with a smile. Tipping isn't expected here but we did tip quite a bit especially at the end to show our appreciation. We took the Shirley Heights trip on the Sunday evening. $22 for your transport then $10 entry fee. It takes around an hour to get there but is a great atmosphere with a steel band and reggae music. They have a BBQ too. There are beach hawkers selling trips, jet skis etc but they are all polite and never bother you. Offer to get them a drink from the bar! We also did the Chardonnay Cruise at 1 pm. $125pp and highly recommend this. It includes drinks, lunch and snorkelling at Cades Reef. Security is good here and I did feel safe. The locks on all the doors feel secure. Some good to knows: • They provide mosquito repellent and a plug in mosquito repellent. • There is a supermarket and ATM just a 10-15 min walk away. • The sun here is VERY strong and you will burn even in the shade so bring good sunscreen. • There are cats around the hotel that you can feed it you want.

Anna T - Manchester, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Just came back from a 6 night stay. First let me say that this place actually looks like the photos! Not photoshopped like tons of other places to make it 'look' beautiful. I must say (after taking a boat ride around the island) the beaches in this location and the resort itself are some of the if not the best on the island. The beach and water and views are all amazing.. some of the best I've been to. And no, unlike a lot of big resorts, you don't have to go save a sun bed at 6 am! This place moves slower.. some beds were still available at 9 or 10 am so no worries. The hotel grounds were very beautiful and lush with landscaping. As far as snorkeling, don't bother. I tried several times around the rocks but other than a few fish, there is nothing at all to see here. I took a boat ride that included snorkeling off at a reef but even there just saw different fish. Overall I'd say the snorkeling here is 'meh'. Oh yea... yes... there is a short uphill hike to your room (it is on a cliff.. duh) but no big deal. Unless you are 90 or have 2 really bad knees.. it is not that bad at all. We booked a sunset cottage and glad we did! Beautiful, clean room. Awesome outdoor shower, and the best views we've had at any resort... right on the rocks. The room was always clean and spacious. The minibar was refilled with food and beverages (including beer) every day. The outdoor shower was awesome... shampooing while watching a boat sail by in beautiful waters.. doesn't get any better. And the bed... I don't know if we were just so worn out each day but I haven't gotten as good sleep as I got on this trip in AGES. The bed was comfortable (pillows could be softer though). We pretty much passed out at 9 each night and woke up at 7.. greatness. Although the frogs were kind of loud at night but no big deal.. brought earplugs. Also, I'd recommend the cappuccino mix in the room.. much better than the coffee or espresso in the restaurant (if you are me and drink Starbucks a lot). The restaurant/food was good. The portions were perfect sized.. not too big or too small. The food was hit or miss. One morning we got some bacon that was cooked for 5 seconds aka completely raw and other mornings was nice and crispy. We did notice the rice, however they cooked it, had no flavor.. just fyi. All meals were good and depending what you got for dinner it was great. One tip - for a sure thing, good lunch, get a club sandwich or a burger (the fries are also good). Other things weren't so good, at least in our opinion. The service usually was really good, but there were a few times where it was really slow (they are on island time, a lot slower paced than in the states!). I don't know where I saw it.. maybe on TripAdvisor, but I read that the beach bar had burgers and hot dogs for the afternoon snack.. riiiiight. It was either small sandwich bites and fruit or some other local dish.. overall just OK food. Akil the beach bartender was the all star of the staff imo - always full of energy and very talkative and having a good time. WiFi - I don't know what others have said but let me just set things straight.. it is ok-at-best and when it is, it is sporadic. Do NOT expect to stream videos or music here. You will be lucky to check all your email or look at facebook updates. It is VERY SLOW if it even works. We noticed that we got the best reception while standing by our front door (I think the wifi antenna was there?). Sometimes it works at the beach or restaurant, sometimes it doesn't. Like I said.. don't expect to be using WiFi a lot. Also something to note, the Valley Church beach side is always less packed. There are sets of sun beds there as well and they bring a cooler with drinks in the morning since there is no bar there. It is nice when it is quiet and nobody else there, but the resort is building new cottages on that side and during the day it can get quite loud. Plus buses of tourists from other places come to that beach and it can get busy. We went on a Sunday when there were no workers and no buses and for 3 hours we were the only ones on that beach - it was serenity. The one HUGE drawback I have isn't necessarily about the resort, but I do think they should do something about it. Other islands/countries have people walk by and try to sell you things or drugs or do watersports, here, it is all about being hounded by the jet ski people. We came to be in peace... but there is always a local trying to solicit someone to rent a jet ski. I even acted asleep and one of them stopped their jet ski, walked up to me and 'woke me up' to ask if I wanted to jet ski. FFS. Everything about this place is great and beautiful and nice and quiet and a great place to get away but in my opinion the constant noise of the jet skis (I saw up to 6 at once in the same area) was such a pain in the butt... GET RID OF THEM. Will I be back? No, but that is because we like to visit new places. Would I recommend this place if you are visiting Antigua? Definitely. The positivies outweigh the negatives. Just know what to expect. And to the hotel - do something about those jet skis if you can.

imj0257 - Dallas, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend literally just got back and I couldn't wait to sit down and write this review for this lovely piece of paradise. Upon arrival we were greeted by the hotels Manager Ericka who was extremely friendly, welcoming and offered us a cold tropical drink while we sat down for a second and took in the incredible views from the reception desk and outdoor bar next to it. The views are AMAZING. We were quickly walked to our cottage which had a sea view, a hammock and our favorite feature- the outdoor shower. Waking up at 8 am to shower with the views of the turquoise blue waters, and a friendly visit of a baby lizzard on the ledge next to you, is something to appreciate it and being from NYC its a memory we miss and will cherish, as these little things all made the stay here special. Food- Awesome! Every single dish. We had not one single dish that was not prepared special, presentation was beautiful and the flavors were rich and savory. I can not understand for the life of me where the negative comments on the food on these reviews come from, but you have got to be some kind of different/picky eater to write some of these things. We are big eaters, seafood eaters and very frequent NYC restaurant go-ers so I would say our opinion on food is vast and full of variety and COCO's food was divine and satisfying across every board. ONLY thing I would have liked to enjoy more was more food options at the afternoon beach snack bar from 4-5. Besides this, during all other times, order as many plates as you want. We felt welcomed to try everything, and never rushed, it is all inclusive- so remember this. If your portions are small just order another plate! They clearly take lots of pride in preserving their dining history and want to make the experience feel freshly prepared and presented unlike any other traditional all inclusive resort we would normally stay at. Beach life- Akil is the man at the bar! Him and my hubby talked up sports all day (Cavaliers and Boston competitors lol) and we enjoyed lots and lots of Akils delish Mojitos! Captain Lyndon- We did a boat ride with him for two hours around the beaches on that side of the island, we stopped at Deep Bay beach and got out for a swim. Passed red rock, saw some caves. The views are amazing and we will always remember this. Bugs- Get over them! Their not that bad. And theres a mosquito net over the bed which you really dont even need. Yea sure youll get some mosquitos at the beach, come home with some small bites, its carribean life! Its not that serious, if your staying on a mountain in the tropics you should be very much expecting this. All in all, this was a memorable experience and this hotel is truly a gem on this island. By far we were told by most locals our beach at this hotel is one of (in my opinion) the most beautiful beaches in all the island. Will be back again Antigua!

alyssa-marie1 - New York City, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best hotels we've stayed at. We had a rustic cottage with an outdoor shower, balcony, king sized bed and air conditioning. It was a couples only retreat with picturesque views overlooking the turquoise sea and white sand bay with an exclusive beach. There was table service for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a nice variety of good food including daily specials such as catches of the day. All areas of the island visited were under a 30 minute taxi away. With everything taken care of, it was easy to slip into a carefree state and even forget what day it was. Perfect.

James S

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location, rooms, beaches & food. We had a amazing time! The food is great, we never once left to explore other options which is something we usually love to do, each meal has a special and new items so it does not get boring. I fished and the chef prepared a meal for us and some new friends with my catch. A few reviews complain about the wifi, yes it is poor, but if you really need internet add a global plan before you leave home the 4G works perfect, we added it to keep in touch with our kids.

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