Cocobay

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

This beautifully positioned adults-only resort has a range of individual pastel-painted cottages with some of the most spectacular views on the island. There's two plunge pools and two infinity pools, one perched on the cliff edge, and you'll find yourself relaxing here as soon as you see the view. The main restaurant is on three different levels and enjoys alfresco breezes, while Sheer Rocks restaurant offers delicious gourmet cuisine with individual booths for extra privacy all overlooking the beautiful bay. There's a 'Wellness Cottage' that offers a range of wonderful treatments. On either side of the bluff lie two beautiful beaches, with a third within walking (or kayaking) distance!

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

On its own secluded headland near Valley Church. 20 minutes to St John's. Transfer time from Antigua Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

65 single-storey Cottages and Suites. All with large terrace, hammocks, air-conditioning, WiFi, coffee-maker, fridge, a shower only, safe and hairdryer. Garden View Cottages with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals (for dinner there is an All Inclusive menu which is included), all local beers and spirits, house wine by the glass and all above activities unless otherwise stated.
Please note: there is also a separate menu with such items as lobster, steak and jumbo shrimp at an additional charge. Sheer Rocks Restaurant and Bar is not included and carries a charge at all times.

Deluxe Cottages enjoy better locations and views than Garden View Cottages, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Cottages with Pool are almost at the water's edge, with their own private plunge pool featuring partial ocean views, a double vanity unit in bathroom and bathrobes, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Premium Waterfront Suites have the best oceanfront locations and are more spacious, with private outdoor double ended slipper bath, private balcony with hammock, plunge pool, and complimentary mini-bar with premium drinks included, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Rafters Restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with views over the ocean. The Bar & Lounge at Rafters also serves bar bites and drinks throughout the day. Sheer Rocks, a gourmet restaurant and bar on site but which is independent of the hotel, and is not included in the All-Inclusive basis (reservations required, open Wednesday - Sunday, serving tapas in the day, and a la carte and tasting menus in the evening). Bacardi Bar, set on the pool terrace overlooking the beach, serving drinks and light bites, as well as pizza on select Thursday evenings. All restaurants are non-smoking. Floating pool dining options available on request*. 

Live subtle entertainment 5-6 nights a week.

4 pools including 2 infinity swimming pools (1 on cliff edge) and 2 plunge pools, with floating meal options and pop-up cocktails. Guided walks by on-site 'medicine man'. Non-motorized water sports including snorkelling, kayaks, and stand-up paddle-boarding. Sailing and sunset tours*. 'Wellness cottage' with treatments*. Fitness studio, yoga and fitness sessions.

Boutique. Complimentary WiFi access throughout the property. TV room. Book exchange area. Iron and board available on request.

There is a mandatory Tourism Guest Levy for all guests over the age of 6 of $5 per person, per night, (payable locally on departure, subject to change).

3 nights between 12 Apr—21 Dec.

5 nights between 22 Dec —11 Apr.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: in the evening collared shirts and long trousers for gentlemen. Smart attire for ladies.

Please note: this is an adults-only property. Guests aged 18 years and over are permitted.

Please note: Sheer Rocks restaurant is independant from the hotel and closes for 1-2 months during the summer. It does not necessarily close for the same period every year.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing week's holiday, wish we'd stayed longer

Jan 28, 2022 Jackie580430 Woking, United Kingdom

We had a wonderful stay and will be recommending to friends and family. The hotel had a very relaxed atmosphere, the grounds were kept very well as was the whole resort. The views were stunning, the staff and food were fantastic, in all our stay was amazing! Waking up to the view from our room (32) was wonderful every morning. Lovely having a… Read more
We had a wonderful stay and will be recommending to friends and family. The hotel had a very relaxed atmosphere, the grounds were kept very well as was the whole resort. The views were stunning, the staff and food were fantastic, in all our stay was amazing! Waking up to the view from our room (32) was wonderful every morning. Lovely having a verandah to sit, relax and enjoy the views. The bed was very comfortable, slept so well and loved hearing the birds and insects each morning and night. The resort provided your own refillable water bottle was a nice touch and very environmentally friendly. Beaches were beautiful and plenty of shade on Little Ffryes beach if needed. Colours of the water are amazing. There were a couple of locals selling things on the beach but they didn't hassle you at all, just a polite no thanks and they walked on. The pools were great too but preferred the top pool mainly because it was cooler up there. Loved the large bean bags to sit in and cool your toes into the water. Sunbeds were also very comfortable and on the lower pool there were lovely curtained Cabana's. The only slightly annoying factor (which happens at most hotels) is the towel reservation on the sunbeds by the pool, some days they were all taken by 7.00am. Most of the restaurant staff deserve a mention and unfortunately can only remember a few names - Lisa, Sheneka (?) Jermaine (such a happy guy and always cheerful with a wonderful smile. All the young girls were fantastic, sorry just can't remember their names. Everyone was friendly, cheerful, very accommodating to help and the service was fantastic - a huge thank you to them all. Food was excellent! Loved the Cabana in the sea and the large hammock, very peaceful. We had a fantastic stay and were sad to leave. Don't hesitate in booking Cocobay, just do it! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very relaxing vacation, some upgrades needed

Jan 27, 2022 mvps1220 Brampton

Overall this vacation was one of my best, I love the Island of Antigua and would definitely return back in the future. I would like to shout out some very special people, who made our stay very memorable. V - who helped us out around the resort and was there for anything that we needed Lisa (Front Desk) - was such a doll! She was so helpful and… Read more
Overall this vacation was one of my best, I love the Island of Antigua and would definitely return back in the future. I would like to shout out some very special people, who made our stay very memorable. V - who helped us out around the resort and was there for anything that we needed Lisa (Front Desk) - was such a doll! She was so helpful and attentive towards my husband and I Golda (Front Desk) - She was the first person who assisted us on our first night there, the professionalism was amazing and she definitely made a great first impression to the rest of our vacation Janine (Front Desk) - thank you for the great local eats recommendations, we went to a family owned restaurant called "Cavelles" which was nothing short of amazing! Janine's smile is contagious, she is always in such a bubbly, happy mood which made our trip even more enjoyable conversating with her day to day Roxanne (Water Sports/Beach-tender) - Thank you Roxanne for all that you did for us, we were happy to see you everyday on the beach to make jokes with and just talk to. We missed you on our last day to say goodbye :( Mr. Gore - I believe is the Manager of the restaurant, is so very welcoming and was always making sure you were okay. His customer service surpassed my expectations, thank you for the fabulous meals everyday! Norma - Has a stand on the beach and also does massages, I believe its $1.00 USD a minute and so worth it! The hotel charges a minimum of $120+ each person, I wish I knew Norma did massages before I booked with the hotel. But we ended up booking with Norma for another massage Now I will list off some Pros & Cons: PROS: - All employees that work at this resort love what they do and you can see it, they treat everyone with respect and kindness - Rooms were a good size - I loved the balcony in our room, great views - Food was great at the restaurant, the portion size wasn't too big so food was not wasted - Beach was beautiful and the water was so nice, although the chairs get taken quickly - Jet skiing right on the beach - Clean grounds of the resort, well maintained CONS: - The rooms definitely need upgrading, with the amount of money that guests pay to stay at this resort it should definitely be put towards upgrading all the villas - There are so many bugs in the night time that come into your room as there is a crack under the front door (again in need of extreme upgrades) - I advise guests to put a towel in front of the crack under the front door in the night as well as the door that leads to the deck in the bathroom - Bathroom could be cleaner - The shower has no door, water splashes all over the bathroom - Locals will hound you on the beach everyday, it gets quite annoying after you've said no - If you are booking excursions, I advise you to book directly with the hotel. DO NOT book with the locals who offer it on the beach just because it is cheaper because there was a incident that happened at Coco's Hotel that is located right beside Cocobay where a couple was murdered... - Refrain from giving locals on the beach your personal information (room number, name, phone #) - Resort liquor was very poor quality as we are used to premium bar - I would buy your own alcohol and take it there if you are picky - The chairs by the main pool are all taken with towels on them by 7am - I kid you not. We were never able to get a seat, guests will leave their stuff and go wonder so no one else can sit and enjoy. Places to Visit: - Devils Bridge - Cavell's Local Beach Restaurant - Miracle's Caribbean Restaurant & Bar - Try KFC, its a must when you are in the islands. The taste is so much better - Get a taxi to take you to a local fruit stand, fresh and delicious fruits and veggies Overall, I had a great time, I would return to Antigua and would return to this resort if there are major upgrades done. Thank you everyone for treating us nothing short of amazing! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wish I Was Back at Cocobay!!!

Jan 27, 2022 ashleyfA533VN Massapequa, New York

Our vacation at Cocobay Resort was amazing!!!! This trip was our first trip after COVID and it was well worth the wait. The rooms & resort is always kept so clean and it’s absolutely beautiful. The food in the restaurant was the best resort food I ever had. The quality and freshness are something no other resort will ever be able to beat. I have… Read more
Our vacation at Cocobay Resort was amazing!!!! This trip was our first trip after COVID and it was well worth the wait. The rooms & resort is always kept so clean and it’s absolutely beautiful. The food in the restaurant was the best resort food I ever had. The quality and freshness are something no other resort will ever be able to beat. I have never been so relaxed on a vacation until this one. I can’t thank enough Janine at the Front Desk for helping us and her hospitality throughout our whole stay. She recommended to do the CocoVibes Private Charter and I highly recommend!! My boyfriend and myself did the Private Dinner with Sherrone and we were the only couple, so they did it as a premium private dinner. It will have to be the best dinner that we will ever have, the service from Sherrone was impeccable. The quality of the food and presentation was amazing. Sherrone set it up the table & area and it was so romantic. Jermain at the restaurant was always a pleasure to see throughout the day. Cheryl was an incredible server & Vincia at the Sunset Pool Bar was amazing and made amazing Paninis. Thank you everybody! I can’t wait to come back one day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We got married at Cocobay. Now Coming back for our 10 year wedding anniversary💕

Jan 26, 2022 clarebW9366NR

Hello Cocobay, on the 27th of February 2012 we got married at Cocobay resort and had the best wedding! We were the first couple to get married by the sunset pool, Tameka and her team looked after us so well. We Stayed for 7 days with a small group of friends and family and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Delicious Michelin star food every day in a… Read more
Hello Cocobay, on the 27th of February 2012 we got married at Cocobay resort and had the best wedding! We were the first couple to get married by the sunset pool, Tameka and her team looked after us so well. We Stayed for 7 days with a small group of friends and family and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Delicious Michelin star food every day in a beautiful setting over looking the sea, peace and quiet, Cocobay punch and blue Antiguan cocktails, clean and classy environment, great swimming pool not too busy. After our wedding we went to Sandhills Antigua and didnt enjoy it at all. If you want karaoke, Bingo and volleyball in the pool then go to Sandhills. Not my scene at all, thats why i love Cocobay its pure class!! We are coming back on the 26th of Feb 2022 to celebrate our 10 years of marriage and cant wait. O.Neil the manager is always so friendly and helpful we look forward to you welcoming us again soon! Looking forward to AMAZING food, cocktails and relaxation at the amazing Cocobay! See you soon 😊 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great visit to a great resort

Jan 26, 2022 janepalmer03 Port Fairy, Australia

Lovely hotel, lots of small bungalows, ours had a fab sea view. Food and wine was delicious, the staff were really helpful. Met a great local man on the beach called CJ.. Cloud who took us on a great trip around the island.