Cocobay

Antigua, Caribbean

Virgin rating

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 have 1 x king-size bed or 2 x twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 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 x king-sized bed, sleeping maximum 2 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 x king-sized bed, sleeping maximum 2 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, with 1 x king-sized bed 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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Jul 5, 2022 126marieyvonne Norfolk, United Kingdom

Just spent 10 days in this fabulous resort. Stunning location and views of the bay. Accommodation is in colonial rustic bungalows with a typical Caribbean feel. Friendly and courteous staff with some very special individuals. First you must visit Vincia at the sunset pool bar. She is just the best and makes fantastic cocktails. Marlon is at the… Read more
Just spent 10 days in this fabulous resort. Stunning location and views of the bay. Accommodation is in colonial rustic bungalows with a typical Caribbean feel. Friendly and courteous staff with some very special individuals. First you must visit Vincia at the sunset pool bar. She is just the best and makes fantastic cocktails. Marlon is at the main bar and is great fun and Mr Gore takes wonderful care of you each night in the restaurant. Read less
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Jun 27, 2022 merc43 Scotland, United Kingdom

Had 5 night stay would have gave it 5 stars but the bungalows could do with a refurbishment, but not that bad, all have great views from the balconies, beds have mosquito nets over them which were very good. All meals in the restaurant were excellent and also all were table sservice no buffet,nd the servers excellent and very friendly, in saying… Read more
Had 5 night stay would have gave it 5 stars but the bungalows could do with a refurbishment, but not that bad, all have great views from the balconies, beds have mosquito nets over them which were very good. All meals in the restaurant were excellent and also all were table sservice no buffet,nd the servers excellent and very friendly, in saying that all the staff were very friendly even the gardeners who all would acknowledge you. The 2 pools were maybe on the small side but were OK for just a leisurely swim then back to your chair to enjoy the sunshine, you could also go down to the beach which had chairs, some of the beach was stoney to get into the water and some seaweed but the water was warm, they were some locals on the beach but mostly stayed at one end except at the weekend when there were in large numbers but had no problems with them. The hotel is out of the way if you want to go anywhere you had to get taxi which we did for a trip into St John's but would not recommend going there the pavements are very dangerous you had to watch your footing, it had a cruise ship in so was busy with the passengers of the ship,would not like to be there if there were 3-4ships in Merc Read less
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Jun 26, 2022 PaulaBryan Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Just returned from Antigua where we held our wedding at Cocobay. From the moment we stepped into Cocobay everyone was very attentive, especially our wedding organiser Kemlin. Kemlin organised everything for us to include the flowers, cake, hairdresser and even the weather!! We had an amazing time, the food was out of this world, the staff were… Read more
Just returned from Antigua where we held our wedding at Cocobay. From the moment we stepped into Cocobay everyone was very attentive, especially our wedding organiser Kemlin. Kemlin organised everything for us to include the flowers, cake, hairdresser and even the weather!! We had an amazing time, the food was out of this world, the staff were very attentive that made us feel very welcomed. There were a few sad faces when we left. Read less
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Jun 25, 2022 davepK1865PE Alfreton, United Kingdom

What a fantastic place, everything about the holiday was outstanding, the staff were superb so courteous nothing was to much trouble, the food was excellent no buffet just a choice from a menu and every meal we had was superb, flavour combinations I would never dream of doing but complemented each other perfectly. We also did the extreme island… Read more
What a fantastic place, everything about the holiday was outstanding, the staff were superb so courteous nothing was to much trouble, the food was excellent no buffet just a choice from a menu and every meal we had was superb, flavour combinations I would never dream of doing but complemented each other perfectly. We also did the extreme island tour, very enjoyable and intuitive highly recommended, which included the Stingray city visit, amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Most Relaxing and Beautiful Honeymoon!

Jun 24, 2022 kaitlynbJ8523DO

We had the best time on our Honeymoon at Cocobay! The staff was amazing! So fun and so nice, they accommodated our every want and need with huge smiles and we loved talking with everyone. The cabins were amazing I was obsessed with the plunge pool and the views are indescribable. There was never a lack of places to sit in the sun which was so nice… Read more
We had the best time on our Honeymoon at Cocobay! The staff was amazing! So fun and so nice, they accommodated our every want and need with huge smiles and we loved talking with everyone. The cabins were amazing I was obsessed with the plunge pool and the views are indescribable. There was never a lack of places to sit in the sun which was so nice and the facility is very well maintained and so clean. I would highly recommend getting a massage. We loved this trip so much we will be regularly celebrating here in the future. Read less