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 an infinity pool 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

57 single-storey Cottages, Suites and 4 Plantation Houses. 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 Jun '19 to receive up to 10% off the accommodation cost 12 Apr–30 Jun '19 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 3-4 nights a week.

2 infinity swimming pools, 1 on cliff edge, 1 plunge pool, 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 '18 and 12 Apr—21 Dec '19.

5 nights between 22 Dec '18/'19—11 Apr '19/'20.

 

*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 The perfect getaway

May 17, 2019 c8coop Concord, New Hampshire

My fiancé and I just returned home from a wonderful 7 night stay at Cocobay. We had the most amazing time here at this resort and can’t wait to go back. We reserved a premium waterfront suite which I would highly recommend doing. Our cottage (including private plunge pool) was right on the water with the most spectacular views. The staff was… Read more
My fiancé and I just returned home from a wonderful 7 night stay at Cocobay. We had the most amazing time here at this resort and can’t wait to go back. We reserved a premium waterfront suite which I would highly recommend doing. Our cottage (including private plunge pool) was right on the water with the most spectacular views. The staff was friendly and welcoming upon arrival and throughout the duration of our stay. They were accommodating to any request we made and very helpful with providing any information we asked for (we left the resort a few times to explore the island). We enjoyed the food and drinks for all of our meals. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style and dinner is a 4-course meal format. We booked a floating breakfast as well as a beach dinner. The staff made both of these so special and it was nice to have some private, romantic meals just the two of us. I would recommend scheduling these during your stay. The property is absolutely beautiful. The views from our room and really anywhere on the property were incredible. We enjoyed spending time at the beach, lounging in the hammocks, relaxing in the infinity pools and kayaking. I really have nothing negative in my review whatsoever. It was the most relaxing vacation we have had so far and are looking forward to returning in the future! Thank you Cocobay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We never wanted to leave!

May 17, 2019 AshleyAlexiss Los Angeles, California

Oh Cocobay! You were so good to us. My husband and I spent 3 nights there earlier this month and it definitely left a lasting impression on us. From the views, to the staff, to the meals, and service, everything was so well taken care of and of the highest quality. The staff is so friendly and happy to help you with anything you’d like to do or… Read more
Oh Cocobay! You were so good to us. My husband and I spent 3 nights there earlier this month and it definitely left a lasting impression on us. From the views, to the staff, to the meals, and service, everything was so well taken care of and of the highest quality. The staff is so friendly and happy to help you with anything you’d like to do or need help with. Our room was the Chattle House, overlooking the water and a bathtub on our deck, talk about paradise! The resort helped make my husband’s birthday one to remember with a private beach dinner (highly recommend) We spent one of our mornings by the romance pool with a floating breakfast and I cannot tell you, I’ll be dreaming of that place until I go there again. The black rock pool is also a must see! You need to reserve these pools, so do it upon reservations. They private and truly one of my favorite things about the resort. We honestly didn’t want to leave and cannot thank COCOBAY enough for such a great experience. Read less
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May 17, 2019 debdel55 Phila

Third time visiting. Had deluxe collage #22. Rooms are small and rustic. Our room was in need of a new bed for sure. Visited for 6 nights. People there are amazing and very hard working. Check in is always easy. All meals are at one location. Plenty of seats. Breakfast is just that with nothing special. Lunch is a very selection and one dish… Read more
Third time visiting. Had deluxe collage #22. Rooms are small and rustic. Our room was in need of a new bed for sure. Visited for 6 nights. People there are amazing and very hard working. Check in is always easy. All meals are at one location. Plenty of seats. Breakfast is just that with nothing special. Lunch is a very selection and one dish you will have to ask your server for. Check the board upon arriving for those specials. Dinner. Well. Same menu for two nights in a row. Each time we came the menu hasn’t changed. Found myself eating fried shrimp and burgers. They could improve dinners. You can go to Dennis’s for lunch and early dinner. It is a walk down the beach and then to the right if you wanted to get Out of the resort food. We went to ojs too. Nothing special. $26 cab ride for 5 minutes. One thing I will say is that they need to replace the pool cushions. You practically live on them and they are worn. All and all nice place. Whether you pick this place or not stay on the Caribbean side of the island. So much better water and beaches. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing break at a beautiful resort

May 12, 2019 Lisa S

Beautiful resort, small and quiet so don’t expect the amenities of a large hotel. You also need to figure things out for yourself, but once you do, this place is wonderful. Food is very good and bar drinks and service great. Also tried the yoga which was fantastic to do by the beach. A really relaxing break at a really special resort.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Anniversary trip to paradise!!

May 10, 2019 Ashley L

We went to Antigua for our honeymoon 5 years ago and stayed at a different resort. But we agreed after dinner one night at Sheer Rocks that when we came back we were staying at Cocobay. It did not disappoint!! The first person we saw when we arrived was Janine who worked at the resort we stayed at 5 years ago and is now at Cocobay. All I can say… Read more
We went to Antigua for our honeymoon 5 years ago and stayed at a different resort. But we agreed after dinner one night at Sheer Rocks that when we came back we were staying at Cocobay. It did not disappoint!! The first person we saw when we arrived was Janine who worked at the resort we stayed at 5 years ago and is now at Cocobay. All I can say is what an asset and an amazing human being...not only did she remember us but she worked hard the entire time to ensure we had the most fantastic vacation possible! We appreciated the small boutique feel of this resort and the fact that it wasn't party central like the larger ones. It's also on the south side of the island with much calmer waters than the north (Atlantic) side. The two infinity pools, each with its own bar, were amazing with lots of seating options and access to the beach with plenty of shaded seating was so nice. Our cottage (23) was in the middle row almost at the end (longer walk from reception) and had stunning views. I liked that it was more private and enjoyed the walk to and from (exercise!). Enjoyed starting my morning sitting on the balcony taking in the view. Non-motorized water sports are included and we took advantage of the 2 person kayak one morning to explore a different beach near the resort where we found the most beautiful shells! Food was plentiful and good. Breakfast was my favorite...a buffet headed up by Sonia (another amazing human being) who made eggs any way you wanted them (omelets were SO good!!) while simultaneously flipping pancakes or making French Toast. They generally had bacon, scrambled eggs, alternated between link sausage and beans (British influence and lots of British tourists), pancakes or french toast, and the most wonderful fruit platters (honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, pineapple), fresh juices, and a selection of cereals and breads. The lower pool bar serves paninis (one veggie and one meat option/day) before the lunch buffet starts and we found we enjoyed those. Lunch buffet rotates different fish and other dishes. Loved the European portions. Others have commented negatively about them but even at dinner you can order extra entrees/etc so no one will go hungry. Appetizers were served at the upper bar from 3-6 (wings, pizza, sweet potato fries, etc). Dinner begins at 630 and runs through 930ish. You need to sign up every morning in reception for a time but we found they were very accommodating if you signed up for an early time and ended up needing to go later. It is 4 courses and every evening the menu rotated so there were new options to try (appetizer, soup or pasta of the day - pastas were always my favorite, entree, and dessert). Alcohol is plentiful and drinks were automatically refilled if you were sitting at the bar. One note about rum and something I would love to see the next time we visit: the resort only serves Cavalier rum. English Harbor rum is made on the island and is much better (less sweet). I would love the ability to pay an upcharge per day and wear a wrist band to get English Harbor 5 year in my drinks vs Cavalier. They also have a good selection of Chilean wines. FYI May-mid July it is illegal for them to catch/serve lobster but you can get it during the rest of the year. They do this to allow the population to go back up. Having done a catamaran tour around the island during our first visit (would recommend) we stuck closer to the resort this time. Went to Shirley Heights on Sunday to enjoy the views and the amazing jerk chicken, took a taxi to Jolly Harbor one evening to shop (not many shops anymore) and had dinner at al Porto (great Italian restaurant right on the water), had dinner on the beach at the resort one evening (FABULOUS - service was amazing and highly recommend booking the 630pm time slot to get sunset pics), and got the hour long ultimate destressor massage at the resort (massage area is gorgeous...kind of on the side of the cliff there overlooking the water). If there is anything at all you need or want do not hesitate to ask. The staff to a person at Cocobay are friendly and will do whatever it takes to ensure you have the best time. It is not a question of if we will go back but when!! Read less