Cocobay Resort – All Inclusive – Adults Only
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- Parking On Site
With a stay at Cocobay Resort – All Inclusive – Adults Only in Saint Mary, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Valley Church Beach, and close to Fryes Beach. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Darkwood Beach and Jolly Harbour Golf Club.
Make yourself at home in one of the 61 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax and unwind with massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional features at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Food & Drink
All-inclusive rates are available at this resort. Meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments are included in all-inclusive rates. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants. Relax with a refreshing drink from a beach bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I’ll start with a 5/5 rating - we had an exceptional time and would love to go back :-)
My wife and I stayed from April 3-7 2019 in a premium waterfront suite (Calypso). I initially requested that room at the time of booking based on reviews / photos.
The views are stunning and seemingly endless.
Although we booked through a 3rd party (Expedia), because we booked a premium room, we were able to take advantage of the mini bar in the room and the additional menu items (at no additional cost). Previous reviews had indicated that if you book through a 3rd party both the mini bar and additional menu items would come with an additional cost, however that was not the case for us.
Breakfast opens at 7:30 ish every morning and as an early riser I like to start each day with coffee which is unavailable until they are open. No worries though, there was an espresso machine in our room which worked just fine. Breakfast an lunch items are similar each day with a few different options but overall delicious and the omelet station in=s a must.
Lunch starts at noon and they also do paninis at the beach bar. Although we didn’t have any, we heard other guests mention they were good.
Dinner was great and it was certainly nice to take advantage of the additional menu items, we ordered off the part of the menu both nights we ate there (steak, shrimp scallops, etc.)
Worth mentioning the Sheer Rocks restaurant which lies adjacent to the Cocobay resort. This is not part of the all inclusive package and is its own independent restaurant. I’ll be writing a separate review of Sheer Rocks, but it was absolutely fantastic. The views, the food and the atmosphere are unmatched and worth the price tag. We ate their two nights and would have gone back again if we had more time.
The beach is wonderful with plenty of snorkeling directly off the beach with quite large fish near the restaurant and near the outer coral shelf directly off the beach. You can paddle board, kayak, snorkel and sail for free. There are a few folks down there trying to sell you on jet skis, t shirts, etc. but they are not pushy, if you kindly say no they will leave you alone.
Both pools are exceptionally clean and the atmosphere is amazing which obviously come with those amazing views.
Take advantage of the private pool down below which is a first come first serve basis and we rarely found other guests there at all which was great for us :-).
The staff were friendly throughout the resort and always carried smiles on their faces.
There is one TV at the main bar, and we found that was more than enough, this is truly a place to disconnect and relax. However, if you must stay connected, wifi works great from your room to the pool to the beach.
Antigua is a beautiful place but certainly a poverty stricken country, if you’re coming to Cocobay, be sure to tip / take care of the staff, that goes a long way.
Overall the photos do not do it justice, wonderful experience and as much as we wish we could have brought our young son, we completely understand why this is an adults only experience.
5/5 all around.
This is a really well done resort. We stayed in a cabana with outdoor tub and plunge pool. Very private and lovely views of the bay. Staff was genuinely friendly and helpful at every turn. The pools and bars never felt crowded. Food and drinks were better than expected for an all inclusive, and Cocobay really does not feel like an all inclusive resort. Cabs are quick and the drivers are very helpful for outside excursions. Shout out to Mr George, (our favorite driver) who took us to Papa Zouks and multiple ATMs as they don't take credit cards there!. Overall, this was a fantastic choice on a beautiful island.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay here. I have traveled to many islands and this is by far my favorite. The location of this resort is picture perfect. There was so many beautiful infinity pools it was never crowded. It was very relaxing with friendly staff and great rum punches. We stayed in the chattel house and it was so beautiful. Jermain and Kerry are the best serves/bartenders. I would highly recommend, very romantic.
I had a superb week at Cocobay. We were relaxed from the moment we arrived until the moment we left.
The room was very nice, lovely private balcony, comfortable bed, semi al-fresco shower and good cooling options too.
The resort itself is small feeling, despite the cottages being quite spread out. There are two bars, two pools and one restaurant. It isn't trying to be Sandals, so don't expect that kind of thing.
the complimentary padddleboards, hobie cat and kayaks are a nice touch.
the staff were mostly lovely and friendly. The ever-cheerful Sonia at breakfast was always popular. Jermain greeting us for lunch with his big smile and of course Mr Gore always ready to inject some good humour.
On the odd occasion the staff could be a little unhelpful or uncommunicative - perhaps it is just a cultural difference?
dinners were great. lunches and breakfast were perfectly acceptable.
in terms of the small issues - for the price I paid I would expect:
- minibar to be restocked more than once a week
- extra dishes on the menu without a $30 charge (e.g. Coconut Shrimp) - it is a bit of a kick in the teeth when you pay $630 a night to then be asked more money for some local food
- better standard of cocktails
on the whole a very enjoyable trip
ARRIVAL: We had transportation from the airport included in our stay, which was a nice touch!! I will say the trip is closer to 40 minutes, and trust me it's worth the drive. We were greeted at Cocobay with rum punch, and given a brief overview of the hotel. It is best to explore on your own to figure everything out!
ROOM: We booked a deluxe room with a pool. We were put in the YB (YABBA) room. So much better than I ever expected. The views are insane!!! So much natural beauty everywhere you look. Pink flowers, green plants, a gorgeous pool, bath tub (didn't use but kind of cool), two lounge chairs, and a built in cabana type lounge space. The shower doors also open up to all of this. You have total privacy in your pool and on your porch. Inside the room- the bathroom isn't amazing but it's super clean and has everything you need. Everything is very clean, and the bed is beyond comfortable.
GROUNDS: Everywhere you look is stunning. The entire island is so much more undeveloped than other Caribbean places we have been. That's what makes it so beautiful and lush here. Everything is placed perfectly on the resort. The pools are all gorgeous with amazing views. You can also always find a spot with an umbrella, which is important because the sun here is SUPER strong and you will definitely need shade at some point.
BEACH: The beach is gorgeous. The ocean here is the prettiest water we have ever seen. It is hard to describe how gorgeous it truly is, but we met people who have seen Bora Bora, Mediterranean waters, and other places in the Caribbean... and they confirmed that this is THE most beautiful water! You never have a problem getting a chair on the beach here, and we always got one with one of the "hut" umbrellas. The views from are incredible. There are people who offer jet ski rides for around $50, and we did it one day- I would recommend it. Cocobay also offers free water activities like this little sail boat, paddle boards, kayaks, and snorkeling gear. Hugh is amazing- he does so much on the beach. He sets up everything for the beach dinners, he teaches people to sail the little boat, and he brings you drinks from the bar ALL DAY. Definitely a great addition.
FOOD: The food was probably a 4/5, but it was not bad at all like some of these reviews say. The breakfast is amazing- always a buffet. Sonia is there making the best omelettes you've ever had. Lunch is also a buffet that offers a different fresh fish (again by Sonia) every day, or you can go down to the pool by the beach for paninis. Dinner is my least favorite meal, but still really good. Four courses and we were always full and satisfied. The drinks are always good- all day and night, lol.
SERVICE: The service here is what makes it so amazing! We made a great friend in Sasha- she is amazing at the bar and such an asset to the resort. We also loved Oriel, Altoni, Hugh, Janine and Sonia. And SO many others!!! I wish I could remember every name!
EXTRAS: We did the beach dinner and thought it was great. You get four courses, and if you choose the lobster option- you get SO much more than you ever would in the states for the price. The young guys working down there were great- we were there Friday, April 5th. Last note- definitely make it down to Sheer Rocks (on property but rent the space from Cocobay) for drinks, apps or lunch. Ask for Jackson- he is the best!!!
If you are thinking about it at all- just book!! But definitely do a full week. Trust me you will not want to leave.