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“Spectacular- we'll be back!”
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Cocobay Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bolans
Certificate of Excellence
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
1 review
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“Spectacular- we'll be back!”
Reviewed 1 March 2012

My boyfriend and I recently returned from a 5 night trip to Cocobay. I must say that Cocobay far exceeded our expectations! The resort is small but beautiful with two infinity pools both with breathtaking views of the ocean. One is brand new with a large lounge area and its own bar. This pool is also just steps from the beach which is also very nice. The staff at Cocobay is wonderful, all so pleasant and friendly from the bar/wait staff, housekeeping, front desk, to the manager O'Neal. If you have any problems or questions, O'Neal is the man to see. He is fabulous. Any trips or excursions should be planned through the hotel. We did the Lobster Creole cruise which was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommend it if you are looking to leave the resort for the day, and reasonably priced at $130 per person. Cocobay is the perfect place for a quiet, relaxing vacation. We did nothing but eat, drink and sit by the pool for three days...and we loved it!!!

Some recommendations; Sheer Rocks restaurant is located on the property but is not included in the all inclusive. The bar is great and we visited it almost nightly for one or two drinks just for a change of pace. We decided to eat there one night and we were disappointed. The food was much better at the resort. Go to Sheer Rocks for drinks and sunset but save your money and go back to the resort for dinner. The booze was not top quality, but the drinks were strong which you don't usually find at an all inclusive.

Bring your own face cloths as they don't provide these with the towels (if that matters to you). Also, I'd recommend bringing some bug spray. The bugs weren't too bad but I did have some bites on my legs. Definitely not as bad as some reviews made it out to be, although I think November and December is the "buggy" season. If you forget anything don't worry, there is a gift shop at the resort that has almost anything you could possibly need.

Top notch vacation, can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

THE place to chill out, the place to enjoy the sun and the sea, the wonderful views and gardens.
Thank you to all the staff members to be helpful and always present when we needed them! Yes the plunch pool is cool, but so nice just to sit there and cool your feet after a trip to St.John's or an island tour. I specially liked the hammock on the patio!
Food was always fresh and tasty, prepared with lots of local spices, and something for everyone. Plenty of nice fresh drinks at the bar.
There was always a place in the sun (or in the shade) next to one of the 2 pools.

We had no special problem with mosquitos or sand fleas.
But please do not book any taxi, horse ride, snorkel tour or island tour with the guy on the beach. It is a rip off! The hotel does not recommend him either.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We went back for the third time in February - that tells you something! You just feel yourself unwinding as the blue sky and incredibly blue sea meet you. The staff are wonderful, they are very friendly and really want you to enjoy the laid back life style. It is all inclusive with no hidden costs. We particularly like the fact that the evening meal is booked in time slots and then you choose from a menu. Only one night is a buffet. Drinks at the bar are brilliant , from coctails to slush puppies, nothing is too much trouble. The view from our cottage was amazing. Someone used the term 'chabby chic' for the cottages and that kind of fits. its nice that they are separate and therefore very private. We certainly hope to be there again next year!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, everything perfect. We will be back!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We had so much fun! Tameka, Sasha, Kathleen, Shawn, Manuela- really EVERYONE was amazing. Our wedding day was perfect and I loved the little details like the flowers along the sidewalk. Evelyn Burns, recommended by Tameka, was fantastic and I think about what she said daily. The two couples with us enjoyed it as much as we did and we will all be back! Thank you to the fantastic people at Cocobay Resort! You should go!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Cocobay Resort
Address: Valley Church, Bolans, Saint Mary's 431, Antigua
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Region: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Mary's > Bolans
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bolans
Price range (per night): $475 - $1,099
Hotel Class:4 star — Cocobay Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Antigua's most romantic all-inclusive resort - Cocobay is a colorful collection of pastel cottages crowning a breezy hillside undulating down to two white-sand beaches and miles of turquoise Caribbean Sea. Blessed with some of the most dramatic ocean views on the island, we cater to couples seeking a romantic getaway in a quaint, natural setting. Guests can choose from 57 private, authentic, Caribbean cottages and 4 plantation houses each enjoying a private verandah with striking sea views and custom designed wooden furniture. The premium pool cottages provide the very best oceanfront locations, and other amenities such as: private plunge pool, more spacious interior including extra seating area, air conditioning, bathrobes and other extra bathroom amenities, private balcony with adirondack chairs and hammock, ceiling fan, mini fridge, shower, hair dryer, espresso coffee machine, iron & ironing board, king size bed with pillowtop mattresses and high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, in-room safe. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cocobay Hotel Bolans
Coco Bay Antigua
Cocobay Antigua
Cocobay Hotel Antigua
Cocobay Resort Antigua/Bolans

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