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OverviewThis romantic boutique resort features 26 individual wooden Caribbean style cottages, each offering a private balcony with spectacular views and showers opening to the Caribbean sea.
Pros: Surely one of the most beautiful locations in Antigua (and we took the extreme boat tour around the island). We stayed in the less expensive rooms by the pool. nice sea view. Quiet. Spacious. Private. Great porch and hammock. Very few guests and hardly any noisy groups or Americans... all were couples. Cons: - NO WIFI: if u want wifi to work with do not come here! There was none in our rooms. They said there's something with the antenna, but after shmoozing my way passed these "stories," it's been a year since it worked + no intention to fix it - wifi in the restaurant, which "is perfect here.." worked maybe 20% of the time. And with a poor connection. So on the phone it hardly moved. On the laptop it was basically stuck and failing = can't work while there or even reading CNN, etc. - Bad Food: brkfst is ok. But lunch and dinner is usually a joke. Almost nothing is tasty. It's more like edible. The cheese plate (French pls skip this) was mozzarella, cheddar n cream cheese and the biscuit was dry..-:) - most dishes are small to tiny. So if u r a big guy or simply hungry just order more dishes. - u would also want to do this on your first order as the service is SLOW! The staff are all very nice, but are clearly understaffed!!! Constantly. Especially in the kitchen. I guess the owners are cheap! - the massage was a joke. I'm a backpacker in heart. Not spoiled. I'm glad I didn't pay for the sea view room to get this service and very disappointing food. Will not return.
Accept that title as a huge positive. Cocos is one very special resort. As a heavy business traveler, the last thing I wanted was a sterile hotel with no character. Further, going to an all inclusive vacation factory was not a consideration either. We stumbled across Cocos on Trip Advisor and started reading reviews. Most turned out to be extremely accurate. The cottages were amazing. We stayed in room 34 which was a sunset view cottage with full ocean view. It was spectacular as the sun set right between our doors each evening. Remarkably, we left the doors open for most of our stay and we were not inundated with bugs. As you can see in the attached picture, the bed has mosquito netting as well. The outdoor shower was ingenious. As another couple mentioned to us, "we never took so many showers in our lives". Speaking of other couples, since most people are there to get away from the rat race, everyone is friendly, but this is NOT a party spot. We had dinner with a very nice couple from London one evening, but aside from that, we spent most of our time alone, celebrating our 25th anniversary. Speaking of food, you think you would get board of the food having 3 meals per day for 7 days. What we learned is that the history of the resort is that it started as a restaurant. No buffet here. Everything is cooked to order and we were never let down. Each meal was prepared with attention and it showed. The beaches were amazing and the staff friendly and attentive. If you are looking to get away and disconnect, this is the place to go.
My husband and I, both in our late 20s from NYC, were in desperate need of an adult spring break getaway. Having explored other islands in the Caribbean, we wanted to try a new one and settled on Antigua. After looking at options on the island, we settled on Cocos hotel due to the unbelievable views (and reviews!) and promise of an all-inclusive experience but with a smaller, intimate boutique vibe. We arrived late on a Friday afternoon and were warmly greeted with an old fashioned rum punch in the reception area, which overlooks the small bay near Jolly Harbour. Pics don't do it justice. The whole resort is basically a series of bungalows built into the side of a hill, with two private beaches on either side, and there are only about 25 bungalows, so a max capacity of 50 guests at any one point in time. If you are looking for a splashy and manicured Four Seasons style experience, this isn’t the place for you, as the facilities aren’t jaw-droppingly luxurious like other places we’ve been, but if you are looking for some rustic charm and old-fashioned island hospitality, this is your place. A few notes below: Pros: -Literally one of the best beaches I’ve ever seen in the world. Water so blue it hurts your eyes. Soft white sand. In spite of the beautiful appearance though, this isn’t a beach for snorkeling - the water is full of sand and isn’t transparent. -Quiet, charming and chill vibe: no TVs anywhere on the resort, and no loud music. As I mentioned before, the place has a max capacity of ~50 guests on any given night, so if you hate crowds but don’t want to be totally isolated, this is for you. -Food was pretty good for an all-inclusive experience. All food is ordered a la carte through a waitress, no buffets. Breakfast menu is your standard selection of omelettes, toast, yogurt, etc. Had a new Caribbean style special every day. Lunch was our favorite meal, with the most variety of the 3, and a good amount of healthy/vegetarian options too (sautéed chickpeas and veggies in coconut milk - yum!). Portions were right-sized, we never felt disgustingly full after any meal, and you could always order extra entrees or portions if you wanted. -Drinks were always superb. Our favorites were the old fashioned rum punch and the Heartbreaker (blue drink). The beers in the minibar were also a nice way to wind down the day and get ready for dinner on your own private patio. -The bungalows: pretty basic and in need of some re-finishing, but appointed with everything you need (bug spray, umbrellas, minibar and snacks, toiletries). Again, the views are absolutely to die for. All bungalows have a private shaded patio with a hammock and outdoor shower. -Cute stray cats roam the resort, but they are very friendly and not aggressive at all. I almost tried to bring one back with me! -The staff is incredibly nice (most of them at least), and all seemed happy to be there. -Wifi in our room (#23) was very solid. Less so on the beach, but I think that's less important. Cons: -Some minor repairs could go a long way - some of the furnishings and fixtures are looking a little dated and worn. -Breakfast should really be buffet style - the consistent menu would lend itself nicely to this, because sometimes service was really slow if you’re not one of the first groups there. Took an hour to get a plate of scrambled eggs! Make sure to wake up early! Also, certain ingredients were out of stock for a few days without substitutes (salmon, ham, bagels, english muffins) -We were there for 7 days, and we never saw them once do the advertised afternoon snack of hamburgers and hot dogs. They just offered tea service and little sandwiches instead. We skipped lunch the first day, intending to eat then, and when this didn’t happen, we were not happy campers! -This place is very romantic, not really a dig on the resort but if this kind of thing bothers you, we could hear our neighbors re-enacting a pornographic movie every afternoon in their outdoor shower. -The hills! I read reviews earlier that complained about this, but attributed it to just a bunch of unfit campers, but really, you will want to minimize the number of trips you make back and forth between your room and the beach during the day. If you have any kind of mobility issues at all, this place is not for you. Worth it for the view though! And almost makes up for the lack of fitness center :) -As mentioned, no gym, but you can walk to the nearby Sugar Ridge resort and pay $20, which we did a few times. Tips: -Wake up early for breakfast! Service can get slow if you are there during peak time. They will start seating people at 7:30 so definitely take advantage of this. -Spend time on the water - the beaches are nice of course, but there’s some great snorkeling and views to be had if you get on a boat. -If you are there for 7 nights like we were, you will inevitably get sick of eating 3 meals a day at the same place. Go to Sheer Rocks at Cocobay for dinner at least once….wow….one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life….5* review coming for that one soon!
The location is pretty much perfect. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The food amazing and the staff very friendly, making sure we had everything we need while making us feel at home. We felt very spoiled.
This hotel has some of, if not the best views. The staff was very friendly and the rooms are very romantic, especially with the views. It's all inclusive, a bit pricey, but when you add up all the drinks and food, it ends up being worth it. We rented a car, and when we arrived at the entrance (drive way), it looked like an abandoned area. it's not, just keep driving down the bumpy road. They have free parking and wifi.
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If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast Daily
- Lunch Daily
- Dinner Daily
- Domestic and International alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Afternoon tea
- Use of beach chairs
- Use of towels
- 1 Restaurant
- 1 Bar
- 1 Pool
- 1 king-size bed
- Bathroom with shower only (Indoor)
- Outdoor Shower
- No air conditioning
- Ceiling and Standard Fans
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Iron and Ironing Boards (On request basis)
- 1 Thirty minute complimentary spa treatment per person, per stay with a min 3 night stay
- Maximum occupancy of 2
Resort Location Map
Cocos HotelAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Valley Church Road Bolands, Jolly Harbour Antigua
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