COCOS Hotel Antigua – All Inclusive – Adults Only
What We Love
- Swaying on a hammock while admiring the turquoise Caribbean sea from a hillside balcony
- Outdoor showers in every cottage
- Freshly caught seafood served on charming al fresco terraces
What To Know
- The resort offers yoga classes, as well as kayaks and snorkeling gear
- Free WiFi is available, but reception may be uneven throughout the grounds
- There are no televisions, but there is air-conditioning
- Premium cottages require walking up somewhat steep paths
- V.C. Bird International Airport is about 30 minutes away from the resort, which sits on the western coast
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Perched on a small rocky hill surrounded by water, this cozy West Indies resort exudes rustic charm. Thirty cottages spread throughout the sloped property showcase the island’s vernacular architecture—think timber walls, hipped tin roofs, and pops of pastel green, as well as four-poster beds swathed in mosquito netting (there’s air conditioning, but it would be a shame to shut out the sea breeze), oceanfront balconies outfitted with hammocks, and outdoor showers with peek-a-boo nature views. Sunset Pool Cottages, which are higher up on the hill, also come with a private infinity pool. Except for the guest bedrooms, there are practically no enclosed areas at Cocos, but there’s really no need, what with year-round summer weather and its picturesque surroundings dominated by lush tropical gardens and fluorescent-blue waters. Admire the scenery at the main lounge, an elevated waterfront deck furnished with pillowed sofas—a prime spot to read a book (borrowed from the small on-site library) or sip a signature rum cocktail. Meals are also served on elevated terraces; à la carte options include the day’s catch, grilled lobster, and passion fruit desserts. While the hilltop views are stunning, it’s the real thing that truly beckons: secluded white sand beaches surrounded by a tranquil ocean that’s perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or kayaking.
In the Area
Antigua (the bigger half of Antigua and Barbuda) is a 108-square-mile former British colony with some of the best shores in the Caribbean. Locals claim there are a whopping 365 beaches, and whether the count is exact or not, it’s worth exploring a few of them. Just minutes south of the hotel on the western coast is Jolly Beach, a mile-long stretch of picture-perfect powdery sand. Farther away, on the opposite shore, the pink-tinged Half Moon Bay is known for its tranquil, glass-like waters. Days spent sun worshipping, swimming, or snorkeling can build one’s appetite. If you wish to explore Antigua’s seafood-centric cuisine, skip one of the hotel’s meals and head to a nearby spot like Shell’s Double Decker, a funky shack that serves British-style fish and chips, or Castaways, a casual beach bar by day that draws a more sophisticated crowd come nightfall.
How to Get There
Is this not Cocobay that this lady's review refers to?
If so an apology would be due. We stayed at Cocos recently and appart from a problematic fist night with power issues found the hotel, particularly the staff ,to be excellent.
Great beaches and beach bars.
My boyfriend and I visited Cocos in February, and I forgot to write a review for the longest time but had to write one now because it's the most amazing place! We still talk about this vacation all the time and recommend anyone to stay here. From the moment we arrived we couldn't believe the gorgeous views from the restaurant and the delicious food we had for lunch. When our room was ready we were escorted up the hill (pretty steep but provides stunning views!) and were again amazed at how beautiful and quaint everything was. The rustic feel of everything but then the sense of luxury (private outdoor shower in every room!!) is incredible. The beaches on both sides of the resort are gorgeous, with amazing lounge chairs and beach bars at each (shoutout to our favorite bartender Stephen!!!). You can order snacks and drinks on the beach that they bring to your chair. Overall the staff at Cocos is amazing, every single person we interacted with we loved. They make you feel at home and they are so fun, they joined us dancing every night when the entertainment was there! We also loved the food, they change up the menu every night and the portions are relatively small but they let you order however much you want. Your glass will also never be empty! Again, we cannot say enough good things about Cocos and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful and romantic vacation!
We had an amazing stay at Cocos. The highlight was definitely the incredible views but everything was nearly perfect. Very rustic feel with great food, amazing beaches and great staff.
Before arrive we were a little concerned as we typically stay at resorts with multiple restaurants and daily/nightly entertainment. I have to say this was not an issue at all. The one restaurant had great views and was perfect for breakfast, lunch and diner. The food was all very good and ordered multiple dishes at diner on several occasions. The drinks were all very good as well with good quality alcohol and very strong. As for the entertainment it was pretty good and seemed to be every other night or so.
Upon arrival we were advised we had been upgraded from a standard cottage to a sunset view. We could not have been any happier with the room we were given. The outdoor rain showers are amazing and the view from the balcony was great as well. Make sure to close the door at night as we got bit pretty bad by bugs our first night not realizing this. Even with the mosquito net they were still able to get in.
The beaches on either side are great with turquoise water and a full bar. Rented a jet ski which was fun and also gotta mention Landon who was selling lobster he caught fresh every day. Definitely recommend this!
As for the staff most were amazing and definitely made our stay even better. Which i could remember everyone but have to mention Akil, Jesse and Annisha who went above and beyond! Would definitely recommend this resort to anyone.