Cocobay Resort

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 2772 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Fell In Love With Beautiful Antigua All Over Again!!!!

    Reviewed by Siam S() on Oct 17, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Returning to Cocobay Resort Antigua in early September 2019 after only 11 months felt like coming home in so many ways. While there were some good changes and upgrades, the warmth of the people and the laidback island vibes felt so familiar. Cocobay has the most stunning views on the island. We stayed at the wonderful Cottage 36 this time which had such a quaint feel with the large mango tree in front of it. Great views, a very comfortable bed, and always extremely clean cottage made our stay enjoyable. This year we quite enjoyed the warm water and spectacular views at the sunset pool on evenings while sipping a cocktail. It was quite special. I would say the Black Rock pool and the Romance pool seemed to be occupied most of the time. A big improvement this year was the food! Sonia at the grill makes the most delicious grilled fish. And Sonia’s Plantain salad is a must have! Everything we had was quite delicious, we enjoyed it all. The drinks were also superb mixed by Altino, Britney and Saskia. Most of all, the staff at Cocobay is one of its greatest assets. It was such a joy seeing the friendly faces that we met a year ago, and getting to know a few new faces. Some of the most wonderful people we met that make this resort such a joy to stay at are: Danesha, Ramone, Antonett, Mandy, Golda, Kiva, Yasminder, Kermisha, and Sasha. Renting a car is recommended to get around the island and explore its beauty. We made sure to revisit some of our favorite beaches such as Valley Church, Darkwood, Ffryes, Little Ffryes, and a really nice evening sunset at Turners. Some new place we visited that I would highly recommend are: Hermitage Bay, the spectacular beaches at Pearn’s Point, Deep Bay and Fort Barrington, Carlisle Bay, and the Antigua Donkey Sanctuary. Cocobay and the awesome people we met hold a special place in our hearts. The end of our wondrous vacation at Cocobay was bittersweet as it left us not yet wanting to leave, while thinking of when next we would be back to this amazing place!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Even Better!

    Reviewed by M2230SUstevew(Buckingham, United Kingdom) on Oct 17, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We returned to Cocobay after a gap of 6 years, it having been our favourite hotel for many of our previous visits over the years to Antigua. What we found was not just a good resort, but a fantastic hotel, even better than before! Many of the staff we knew are still there, and they (and indeed all the staff) do their best to help your stay memorable, and nothing is too much trouble to make you happy. We found the room very good and clean, and the cleaner (Iris), kept the room in a great state throughout our stay, and she would always stop for a chat! We thought the food was great with a good selection, and particularly enjoyed the table waiter service each evening at dinner which is unusual at resort hotels these days. Both the bar and restaurant are well staffed and managed, and the service is good. The main beach is well maintained and the umbrellas and sunbeds are plentiful and in good condition. There is also a bar nearby and a frequent visit by staff along the beach to take your drink order to deliver your drink direct to you while you take it easy! The WiFi coverage across the resort is good (though doesn’t extend far enough to cover the beach), and our cottage had a phone should we need it. The infinity pool (whilst we didn’t use it) seems well kept and is a popular place to use to cool down and look out to sea, and is next door to the bar so refreshments are as close as you can get! Overall, our opinion is this resort has improved from our last visit, and now it is a GREAT place to stay in Antigua!

    Cocobay Resort Rejuvenation

    Reviewed by Merriman94(Colorado Springs, Colorado) on Oct 16, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Our second trip to Cocobay Resort in Antigua DID NOT disappoint!!! It began with gracious greetings, kindness from Janine and Kendra and delivered Lobby Rum punch by Davern. Continued devoted attention and personalized customer service from Kerri, Sonia, Kathleen, Antonette, Delicia, Raquila, Christoph and Tiffani made our stay feel like a vacation with dear family and friends. Vincia is amazing. She made our drinks AND our stay by taking care of our party like we are family, during our last 2 days. You are met with smiles and warm greetings everywhere you turn. The resort is simply exquisite, the food is exceptional AND the service, hands down, without question is just world class. I recommend you take time to enjoy a massage with Danielle, Rea or Topaz, or enjoy the exclusivity of you’re own private plunge pool, lounger day bed , treats and Sangria at Shear Rocks. You will NOT be disappointed. Two infinity pools frame the resort with breathtaking views of the ocean and the island alike. You can read on your private balcony in your hammock, enjoy a cup of coffee under the palm trees there, or just rest in your bungalow in plush accommodations. Take time to walk out to the bungalow in the ocean and relax as the water tickles the rocks around you. Order a Panini from the pool, or snack bites in the afternoons. Raise your bar high for dinner in the evening, as those expectations will be consistently met. This resort is good for your body, mind, and spirit. Ask for a rum punch, take some sunscreen, prepare for pamperment and share a smile with our friends from Cocobay! Tell them we sent you. They will take EXCEPTIONAL care of you. Cheers!! Enjoy! #Myparadise #okbaby

    Great for Couples Only

    Reviewed by ChristinaC983(Cedar Grove, New Jersey) on Oct 13, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Cocobay is absolutely stunning. We took a Jeep tour around the island and I can confidently say the water was bluest and most beautiful at Cocobay. That being said, it’s truly a place for couples only - we were there on a girls trip and it was not really appropriate. There’s no nightlife at all (everything closes by around 10) and it’s extremely quiet. Some staff were INCREDIBLE, but a lot of them were a bit rude. Food wasn’t bad but not a big variety and nothing to eat after dinner (restaurant kitchen closes at 9). Overall, beautiful place to say and relaxing but specific to couples for sure.

    Wonderful week in paradise

    Reviewed by DrLSB(Loughborough, United Kingdom) on Oct 12, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Wonderful one week stay at Cocobay to celebrate wife’s birthday. Friendly welcome at the resort with a refreshing rum cocktail while we waited to be taken to our room. Our deluxe cottage was fine for us, with nice sea views towards the sunset (and Montserrat) and suitably kitted out. The beds were very comfortable. Room service was a bit sporadic, with some items not always being refreshed/replaced, but overall the room was well cleaned. The facilities at the resort are great with nice communal pools and bar facilities. The weather was particularly hot during our stay and it was felt some of the bars/communal areas would have benefitted from some more ceiling fans to keep the often still and humid air a bit fresher. The food was excellent, exceeding our expectations, and service was largely very good (we only had a couple of ‘grumpy’ experiences). The red snapper I had one evening was a particular highlight! We used the snorkel and paddle boarding equipment and enjoyed swimming over to Church Beach and Jolly Beach. The sea/beaches were spotlessly clean and for me, the local nature was a particular highlight of the area. The went on a very interesting and well humoured nature walk with (local character) Vorn Johnson, which we would highly recommend. Overall, we had a wonderful week, thank you to everyone at Cocobay!