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 2 plunge pools and 2 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

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

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, WiFi, coffee-maker, fridge, a shower only, safe and hairdryer. Standard Cottages with air-conditioning, 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 Standard Cottages, and include air-conditioning, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Cottages with Pool have air-conditioning and are almost at the water's edge, with their own private plunge pool, a double vanity unit in bathroom and bathrobes, 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, air-conditioning and complimentary mini-bar with premium drinks included, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost between 12 Apr–30 Jun'20 when when staying in a Deluxe Cottage only.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Apr '20 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost between 12 Apr–30 Jun'21 when when staying in a Deluxe Cottage only.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Rafters Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with views over the ocean. 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), and 2 bars. All restaurants are non-smoking.

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', water sports including Sunfish sailing, snorkelling, kayaks. 'Wellness cottage' with treatments*.

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

3 nights between 12 Apr—21 Dec '19 and 12 Apr—21 Dec '20.

5 nights between 22 Dec '19/'20—11 Apr '20/'21.

 

* 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 Charming Retreat

Sep 21, 2019 iyall

With that charming surrounding and the most pristine blue, you don’t need to put much more. And Cocobay is about that. Keeping it easy yet still stylish and welcoming. Service is friendly, rooms overlooking great views. I incredibly enjoyed the restaurant on top of the beach, such great views of ocean accompanied with amazing cocktails and tasty… Read more
With that charming surrounding and the most pristine blue, you don’t need to put much more. And Cocobay is about that. Keeping it easy yet still stylish and welcoming. Service is friendly, rooms overlooking great views. I incredibly enjoyed the restaurant on top of the beach, such great views of ocean accompanied with amazing cocktails and tasty bites. And that infinity plunge pool is going to serve as one of the most perfect points for insta if your about it! I won’t hesitate to stay at Cocobay again when I return to Antigua. Actually I might even travel to Antigua just to stay at Cocobay. Their beach is a sanctuary. But don’t skip to check out the one right next to it which is public but still an amazing hidden spot. Read less
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Sep 13, 2019 jop607 Bel Air, Maryland

We recently returned from our week-long stay...fabulous! We met a couple who had travelled to Antigua nine times, always staying somewhere different; Cocobay was their favorite and this speaks volumes. I am disheartened by the fair food reviews...I have dined at my fair share of 5-star's and I can honestly say the food here is great. It's… Read more
We recently returned from our week-long stay...fabulous! We met a couple who had travelled to Antigua nine times, always staying somewhere different; Cocobay was their favorite and this speaks volumes. I am disheartened by the fair food reviews...I have dined at my fair share of 5-star's and I can honestly say the food here is great. It's beautifully presented, and although the portions are small, there are many courses that leave you pleasantly full. There wasn't one meal we did not enjoy. We upgraded from a Deluxe Cottage to cottage with plunge pool...worth it. Better view, better linens, excellent! Our plunge pool was not cold at all although a bit too much chlorine. Alcohol...only resort I've been to where the drinks were too strong for us! Had to nip that in the bud the first day. ;) For the most part, everyone there was pleasant; some better than others. Always remember to tip!!! So important! Shout-out to Matika, Carl, Blaine and Marcus...thank you! Overall, an awesome vacation and we will be back. They deserve every bit of this five star review. I only wish they would get back to me about the mattress! Best sleep ever and I want to purchase one! Also, book direct with the resort to save money and get extra benefits. Read less
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Sep 10, 2019 Rick-CathyG Denver, Colorado

What can we say, Cocobay is the best. The staff and setting are unbelievable. We stayed for ten nights this trip and could have stayed longer. Premium Water Front Suites with plunge pool are the only way to go. Having access to three beaches and two pools the resort even if full never seems crowded. The food is excellent and the drinks are… Read more
What can we say, Cocobay is the best. The staff and setting are unbelievable. We stayed for ten nights this trip and could have stayed longer. Premium Water Front Suites with plunge pool are the only way to go. Having access to three beaches and two pools the resort even if full never seems crowded. The food is excellent and the drinks are plentiful. It was exciting to reconnect with staff that we had made friends with on our first trip. Shout outs have to go to Kerry, Tiffany, Davrem, Denise and Sonia who always took care of us every morning making our favorite omelettes. See the island is a must, Taxi is the best way and we really enjoyed going to English Harbour / Nelson Dockyard for some history and St. John’s for some shopping. Book with the resort and all the little extras are included. Sailing on the Wadadli Cat circumnavigation tour around the island is the best and once again its the crew that make the trip. They pick you up right on the beach at Cocobay. The food the drink and snorkeling are outstanding. Also snorkeling was a daily adventure for us on all three beaches, Valley Church, Little Frys and Big Frys. Beach chairs and were always available and daily walks collecting sea shells. It was fun to go back to the plunge pool in our room daily and relax before dinner and watch the sun set. I searched for two years on where we should go be before our first trip in 2017, from Mexican Riviera and all through the Caribbean. I kept returning to Cocobay. The small size of the resort the quaintness and attention to detail and staff is what makes this resort a special place. I always say if it’s not broke don’t fix it. We will definitely be planning another to visit soon and can’t wait to reconnect with friends. Thank-you Cocobay for making special memories for Cathy and I. Read less
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Sep 10, 2019 hanselmora1

Once you get to the hotel you will quickly admire the beauty of it. The views are amazing, the beach, the garden, architecture and the decor as well. A friendly staff( first encounter) will quickly welcome you to the hotel with a cocktail and cold towel. your room will probably be as beautiful. BUT... that's it. FOOD is just boring, menu its very… Read more
Once you get to the hotel you will quickly admire the beauty of it. The views are amazing, the beach, the garden, architecture and the decor as well. A friendly staff( first encounter) will quickly welcome you to the hotel with a cocktail and cold towel. your room will probably be as beautiful. BUT... that's it. FOOD is just boring, menu its very limited, taste its just unexcited, no high or low notes no salt, no crisp. BAR MENU its a joke, five or six cocktails, one beer, one rum well you get it. ANYONE will make you the drink meaning no love they are just pouring 2 mix and rum. ATTENTION; CUSTOMER SERVICE this is a big one, hard to see staff members smiling or even looking to your eyes, the eye rolling does not stop, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT you will find yourself in the pool bored to death, long periods of no music, if you don't grab a drink before you go to the pool well you know. no-one will come asking you if you would like one. This HOTEL has so much potential (5 stars) I know its a matter of training their staff getting a more exciting food a cocktail menu. I ve ran to problems like this in my business and training has help big time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unique boutique hotel with views to die for

Sep 10, 2019 asapozhn Toronto, Canada

This hotel is a gem not to miss! We spent three wonderful days here and I wish we stayed for longer. We booked a Premium waterfront villa with plunge pool and although we could have gotten a better one with a slightly better view (I think Loblolly and Tamarind have the best views), ours was still incredible - waking up to the amazing view of… Read more
This hotel is a gem not to miss! We spent three wonderful days here and I wish we stayed for longer. We booked a Premium waterfront villa with plunge pool and although we could have gotten a better one with a slightly better view (I think Loblolly and Tamarind have the best views), ours was still incredible - waking up to the amazing view of turquoise water and green mountains is amazing! What is truly unforgettable is the main infinity pool and the views from there - I truly didn’t want to leave! The staff is friendly and accommodating. If I had to find one negative thing it would be food variety - breakfasts are very repetitive, but lunches and dinners are better. The drinks and cocktails are amazing though. There’s an amazing beach just 2 minutes walking distance, around the corner from the main hotel beach - Ffryes beach. The water there is incredible - all shades of blue and turquoise. I highly recommend Cocobay - you will not want to leave these views! Read less