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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Jul 22, 2019 Neiill

One of the best experiences in my travels very clean staff was friendly food is good I didn't want to leave will definitely go back we got one of the premium room and the view was breathtaking waking up and walking straight into the sunrise and into your personal plunge pool I loved every moment of it
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible!!!

Jul 22, 2019 ToriTyler2019

We went for our Honeymoon and LOVED it! SO romantic, so well taken care of, so clean. The staff is the sweetest. They all genuinely want you to have a great and lovely stay, and I loved that!! They will remember you and make friends with you. (Shout out to Sonia, Glendale, and Jermain - you guys made our stay so much more enjoyable with your work… Read more
We went for our Honeymoon and LOVED it! SO romantic, so well taken care of, so clean. The staff is the sweetest. They all genuinely want you to have a great and lovely stay, and I loved that!! They will remember you and make friends with you. (Shout out to Sonia, Glendale, and Jermain - you guys made our stay so much more enjoyable with your work ethic and positive vibes!!!) The views are phenomenal. From sunsets to sunrises, Cocobay can't be beat. The food was VERY good, and they give many choices for each night. Breakfast was our favorite. We had the Premium Water front suite --> wouldn't have it any other way! Cant wait to return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic stay at Cocobay

Jul 20, 2019 Thesparrows17 Cheltenham, United Kingdom

The excellent service from this resort began even before we arrived, with my husband swapping e-mails with the front desk, ensuring that they could tailor our holiday as much as possible to meet our requirements and relax as soon as we arrived. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cocobay and we came back thoroughly relaxed and very… Read more
The excellent service from this resort began even before we arrived, with my husband swapping e-mails with the front desk, ensuring that they could tailor our holiday as much as possible to meet our requirements and relax as soon as we arrived. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cocobay and we came back thoroughly relaxed and very brown. This was our second visit to Antigua and we were not disappointed (see our review on TripAdvisor – Easy going Galley Bay). We stayed for 14 nights during June and were in a Premium Waterfront Suite (Dagger Log) which had a large decking area that looked straight out to sea. It had two very comfortable sunbeds, two chairs and a plunge pool, the only thing missing was a table to put our drinks on. The room was cleaned every day with fresh towels / beach towels etc. When we arrived, there was a complimentary bottle of Rum in the room which was a nice touch. The minibar was complimentary and was restocked every day, however, sometimes this was not the case and we had to ask for it to be restocked on a number of occasions when we had run out of our favourite drinks! The resort only has one restaurant (Rafters) although there is another restaurant called Sheer Rocks. However, you do have to pay to eat at that restaurant so we chose not to eat there as the food at Rafters was very good. We enjoyed a buffet breakfast and lunch and the evening meal was a la carte where there was a different menu every night (4 courses) and with at least three choices for each course (except soup / pasta course), we were always able to find something we liked. It was my birthday whilst we were there and at the evening meal in the restaurant, we were escorted to a table in a quiet corner, which had been decorated with flowers and had a bottle of bubbly on ice and when our desserts came out, with a candle in mine, the piano player started playing ‘Happy birthday’. When we got back to our suite, the floor had been covered in flowers and tea lights, and there was another bottle of bubbly on ice. Little gestures like this really did make the holiday special. We found the beach to be very nice and you could move the beds on the beach to wherever you wanted to give you the sun / shade needed. The beach is not private (like all the 365 beaches in Antigua) so does tend to get crowded and noisy at the weekends with locals. They do not have a beach service at this resort but there is a lower pool bar (Bacardi Bar) just before you step onto the beach, which also serves Paninis between 11:00 and 15:00 if you are feeling peckish. They also serve bar bites between 15:00 and 18:00 at the Rafters bar which we found delicious. All the staff were very friendly and attentive throughout our stay, would just like to mention a few who stood out – Carl, Denise, Jermaine, Kathleen, Mr Gore, Sasha and Saskia. Overall this was a fantastic resort with very friendly and helpful staff and great food. Nothing was too much trouble. The atmosphere was very relaxing, with no overbearing staff and no traditional “Manager’s Cocktail Party” which was great. Read less
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Jul 17, 2019 Brian323232 Jacksonville, Florida

We first visited in 2016 and returned in 2019 for our 16-year anniversary. We love this resort even more now! Several improvements were recently made including the reception area/deck, the bar area/wrap around deck, black bottom pool, and the food at dinner has also been taken to the next level. The option to have a floating breakfast/tapas in a… Read more
We first visited in 2016 and returned in 2019 for our 16-year anniversary. We love this resort even more now! Several improvements were recently made including the reception area/deck, the bar area/wrap around deck, black bottom pool, and the food at dinner has also been taken to the next level. The option to have a floating breakfast/tapas in a pool is also a great addition. The staff is well trained and the resort manager (O'Neal) is amazing and fully engaged to make sure everything is top-notch. He truly seems to love his resort, staff, and guests. This is the perfect "laid back luxury" resort. A place to completely unwind and relax at one of their multiple beaches, pools, day beds, hammocks, or your room deck. I do recommend getting a room with a plunge pool - great for cooling off and enjoying your pool deck after a day at the beach before heading to dinner. Also speaking of beaches, many do not realize that if you walk just 5 minutes past the main beach, you will reach Ffryes Beach which is amazing. It is very quiet and peaceful with beautiful water and I highly recommend checking it out. Hope to be back for a third trip soon! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Can't wait to come again

Jul 13, 2019 Sarah W Bath, United Kingdom

Just back from a glorious week. Took my daughter for a weeks R and R. We stayed in a deluxe cottage and enjoyed our sea view. the desalination plant close by to our side of the resort did create a continuous hum but you tune it out after a little while. Cottage was spotless with comfy beds (an extra was put in for us). Loved the bathroom and… Read more
Just back from a glorious week. Took my daughter for a weeks R and R. We stayed in a deluxe cottage and enjoyed our sea view. the desalination plant close by to our side of the resort did create a continuous hum but you tune it out after a little while. Cottage was spotless with comfy beds (an extra was put in for us). Loved the bathroom and opening the doors for secluded, almost open aired showering. Food - enjoyed the breakfast buffet and light salad with superb fresh fish for lunch. We found dinner was delicious, yes, small-looking portions, but we hardly ever managed dessert! Delicious cocktails before dinner, and thank you to Altino at the bar who had memorised our favourites after the second day. Decent snorkelling from the beach, particularly by the rocks near the kayaks (which we also enjoyed taking out for a trip). Favourite view was from the terrace at the back of the bar - beautiful day and evening. So location, food, accommodation all great, but as others have said it's the staff that really made the holiday special. Everyone gives you a friendly greeting and will do everything to make your stay pleasant. Thank you to every one of you. Read less