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

  • 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.

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 '20.

5 nights between 22 Dec '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 A dream

Sep 28, 2020 Molly R Boston, Massachusetts

We just got back from Cocobay from our honeymoon and we could not be happier. As for any covid concerns - I felt none the entire time on this resort. It is so spacious, the staff are absolutely amazing and there is sanitizer readily available everywhere. ROOM - we did the deluxe pool cottage, room was R2 and it was AMAZING. We had a view better… Read more
We just got back from Cocobay from our honeymoon and we could not be happier. As for any covid concerns - I felt none the entire time on this resort. It is so spacious, the staff are absolutely amazing and there is sanitizer readily available everywhere. ROOM - we did the deluxe pool cottage, room was R2 and it was AMAZING. We had a view better than I could have ever imagined, room was clean, plenty of space and we used the plunge pool multiple times a day. The fridge was always stocked, and we had 2 little decks to lounge on - 1 with pool 1 with a hammock. Absolutely beautiful and the bed was comfortable as well! FOOD - we have NEVER stayed at a resort where every single thing we ate was on point. Every meal was delicious, had a a variation of choices and great service. The style was also different than what we’ve had in the past as we got a menu with options changing every day and no buffet - which we loved and felt was again very covid friendly! The appetizers are always really really good and we would get multiple of those to be able to try new things! All seafood was so fresh and great. Even the burger here was one of the best I’ve had!! ***we did a fishing charter excursion that left at 7:50am and breakfast begins at 730. We mentioned a concern of having to rush to eat after ordering to an employee who was like no problem you won’t need to rush! And told us to pre order our breakfast while at dinner so it was ready right at 730 when we arrived for breakfast so we didn’t have to rush through eating! That was awesome. Thank you!! POOLS - AMAZINNGGGG. I never have seen such unreal views from the 2 Infiniti pools here. I literally cried upon arrival at how beautiful this place is. BEACH - GORGEOUS. And definitely rent the jet skis it’s a good price and was a nice way to cool off and get another view of this beautiful island. **there is a restaurant down the beach walking distance called Dennis’ - we got jerk pork SO GOOD and tried the Caribbean lobster dish UNREAL. Their drinks are great as well and it was nice to try a different place for lunch even though we were reluctant to leave the resort as we knew their food was perfect. Overall, this place does every single thing right. The second we got there the receptionists were so kind, helpful and the GM is present and talking to guests as well. The people here genuinely care that you are happy and the service is the best we’ve ever had. Best honeymoon ever in these crazy times, thank you so much Cocobay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Island Vacation

Sep 23, 2020 b d

We recently celebrated my birthday at Cocobay and I am so happy we choose this resort to do so. Some people are nervous about traveling because of Covid but the second we arrived I knew they were taking all precautions and felt extremely safe. Resort itself is absolutely beautiful pictures do not do it justice. Although it’s a smaller resort it… Read more
We recently celebrated my birthday at Cocobay and I am so happy we choose this resort to do so. Some people are nervous about traveling because of Covid but the second we arrived I knew they were taking all precautions and felt extremely safe. Resort itself is absolutely beautiful pictures do not do it justice. Although it’s a smaller resort it doesn’t feel small and you have plenty of space to explore. Infinity pools were amazing, with gorgeous views of the water and mountains. I was also very impressed with the food. My husband is a picky eater and I was nervous that he would have trouble finding something to eat. But we never had an issue and everything was always delicious!! The staff is amazing everyone from the cleaning staff, check in, servers and bartenders. It’s the perfect place to relax and disconnect from the world or hang out drink and meet new friends-which ever option suites you and I loved that. I would highly recommend this resort and will be definitely be returning again Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Double baecation

Sep 22, 2020 roniluvs

I went with my boyfriend, my homegirl and her boyfriend. This was exactly what we needed. They have a pre arrival check in where you complete your credit authorization, upload your passport and answer some questions about Covid online. Once completed, you show up, say your name and you're immediately taken to your room. You can also book and… Read more
I went with my boyfriend, my homegirl and her boyfriend. This was exactly what we needed. They have a pre arrival check in where you complete your credit authorization, upload your passport and answer some questions about Covid online. Once completed, you show up, say your name and you're immediately taken to your room. You can also book and reserve private dinners on the beach or the floating breakfast for your private pool. Already impressed and I'm not even in my room. The food was great, food portions are small more like fine dining but they gave us seconds when we asked for it. The bartenders and servers are great, they accommodate all your requests as best as they can. The front desk personnel were amazing. Always smiling, asking if everyone's doing okay, very attentive and accommodating. Ignore all the negative comments, it's definitely a one off. I have nothing negative to say to say about this establishment. The hotel grounds are clean and spectacular. I cannot wait to visit again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good hotel on Little Fryes beach

Sep 19, 2020 akgbb Greater London, United Kingdom

Just spent a week at Cocobay hotel which is very nicely appointed on Little Fryes beach. Claudette on the beach is best person to speak to for arranging taxis and the excellent Creole Lobster boat trip. The resort is a very solid 4 star resort where the all inclusive food and drinks are of a very good standard. The 2 restaurant managers and their… Read more
Just spent a week at Cocobay hotel which is very nicely appointed on Little Fryes beach. Claudette on the beach is best person to speak to for arranging taxis and the excellent Creole Lobster boat trip. The resort is a very solid 4 star resort where the all inclusive food and drinks are of a very good standard. The 2 restaurant managers and their staff work very hard and deliver an excellent level of customer service . We were upgraded for 2 days to a plunge pool cottage and then moved to a nearby sea view cottage which were very comfortable.Our only gripe and nothing to do with Coco Bay was the very lively clientele on the week we stayed . Cries and shouts for “shots” and liquor resonated from after breakfast to curfew. There were loud drunk young people taking over both pools who thought it was a college spring break . Maybe just bad luck that we chose that week . Would definitely recommend this for young people under 35. And for that reason we probably would not visit again . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The perfect relaxed Caribbean getaway

Sep 14, 2020 Smobf

We had a blissful 6 day stay. The resort is stunning. Well kept accommodation (we had the delux chalet with no plunge pool), the grounds impeccable and despite being full it never felt busy. This is probably due to the fact that everyone has their own chalet, but also because there are multiple areas to relax (2 large infinity pools, beach and… Read more
We had a blissful 6 day stay. The resort is stunning. Well kept accommodation (we had the delux chalet with no plunge pool), the grounds impeccable and despite being full it never felt busy. This is probably due to the fact that everyone has their own chalet, but also because there are multiple areas to relax (2 large infinity pools, beach and some delightful hidden areas built into the rock). Food was better than expected (most all inclusive resorts I have been to have been very average) with 3 course lunches and 4 course dinners from a menu with choices to suit all our grown up family. What was most impressive were the people. Everyone without exception was warm, welcoming and incredibly eager to help. All extremely efficient and very professional. The front of house staff were exceptional in helping where required. As long as the prices remain competitive we will, without hesitation, come back. Read less