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
Valley Church , PO Box 2024, Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Nearest Airport: ANU
Amenities for Cocos Hotel
- General Information
- 30 Cottages
- Adults Only
- Private Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- 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
- Business Services
- Nature Reserve
- Honeymoons & Romance
Reviews for Cocos Hotel
This hotel has some of, if not the best views. The staff was very friendly and the rooms are very romantic, especially with the views. It's all inclusive, a bit pricey, but when you add up all the drinks and food, it ends up being worth it. We rented a car, and when we arrived at the entrance (drive way), it looked like an abandoned area. it's not, just keep driving down the bumpy road. They have free parking and wifi.
John D - New York City, New York
The views are amazing and the lush foliage is beautiful. We enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to the waves against the rocks and staring at the beautiful blue water. The staff was very friendly. Most meals were very good. There were a few nights that the dinner specials didn't appeal to us. The traditional rum punch is very good. Make sure you bring home some of the local rum, English Harbor. The rooms are simple but have everything you need. It was nice showering under the stars. Air conditioning worked good. Staff kept our room clean and fridge, snacks well stocked. We got used to the hike to our room and enjoyed it. We took the shopping trip into to town one day. We did more sight seeing than shopping. We saw an old cathedral that is being restored and visited the local museum. We had a complimentary couples massages that was very good. We had fresh lobster on the beach prepared by Lyndon. Yum!!! Lyndon also organized a fishing trip for my husband and one of our friends. They went reef fishing and caught several red snapper. Lyndon prepared them for us for a late lunch. It was very good. We enjoyed the cats that live at the resort. The beach is nice. We walked down as far as we could. We also walked over to the marina. Everyone we met was very friendly. I bought a really nice bracelet made from copper wires from a lady that sets up on the beach near the resort. I also saw her work for sale at the museum in the gift shop. We did get a few bug bites. Bring some Benadryl with you. Bug spray is provided in the rooms. We had a very relaxing week. Wifi was good.
Really pleased with the resort, it lives up to it's reviews. We hate big properties with loads of pools, kids and restaurants and thankfully Cocos is none of these! The cottages are spread over the point at the end of the bay, so some strenuous walking required (good to help get over the guilt of that large breakfast!). We were in a west facing room along the lower path (21?). Room was great, lovely balcony, showers and bathroom. Bed creaked a bit and was soft but we slept really well. The sea was quite rough when we were there and the sound of the waves on the rocks below was both soothing, and surprising loud a couple of times in the middle of the night. The food was good with a good selection most evenings, there was only one night I didn't find anything I really fancied. Wine selection is good, with a range of Chilean red, white and rosĂ©. The cocktails are excellent (and strong) and they do a good Margarita and Mojito! The waiters and waitresses are excellent, always cheerful and friendly. We walked both ways along both beaches, nice walk and being at the end of the beach you are not bothered by the vendors too much. Plenty of sunbeds but many of the lightweight umbrellas were broken. One of the beach barmen, Akil, was great. He would take orders and bring drinks round regularly (a bit less in the afternoons). The other bartender was less good, you had to go and pick up drinks yourself at the bar as he rarely ventured out preferring to play loud music. The cats are a real positive, very well behaved, they do a great line in pleading eyes and are difficult to resist. One of the girl cats, Tiffany, was expecting and often got extra titbits. They know how to act around people and don't become annoying. The pool was being refurbished when we were there and was out of bounds, but the beach and sea are great to swim in (after a couple of days the waves died down). Snorkelling was not an option as the visibility was very poor near the rocks when were there. Only downside was the wifi not working very well, but it's supposed to be a holiday, right? All in all and excellent and relaxing visit.
chris_hoskins - Surrey, England
Enjoyed stay in our rustic cabin overlooking fabulous beach, mosquitoes a problem due to proximity of a stream. Food very good ( based on chicken and pork) ,very helpful and cheerful staff. Wonderful position , although property somewhat "tired", but great rum punches!
swhittome - Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
We were hoping for a beautiful and relaxing Caribbean getaway and it was perfect. We had the cottage #35 with the plunge pool and it was worth the extra money. We overlooked the ocean and beach while lounging in our infinity style plunge pool. The food was amazing. The staff were all very inviting and friendly. If you are looking for a busy place with night life, this is not the place to go. It is very romantic and quiet. This resort is not meant for the physically challenged. You do have to walk quite a lot to get to your cottage and usually it is uphill. We didn't mind the walk at all. We loved the primitive Caribbean feel. It is not a flashy, shiny all inclusive resort. The outdoor shower is perfect. While you shower you can look out at the ocean. You won't see a sunrise from that side of the island but the sunsets are so beautiful right from your own porch. We would highly recommend Cocos Hotel. We had a great time. (wifi is spotty in #35 cottage but better higher up or in restaurant area)
Rhodes317 - Westfield, Massachusetts