Cocos Hotel Antigua
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... jam. She made red snapper, chicken, cassava puffs, beans and rice w plantain, a local polenta type dish, and bread pudding. It was fun. Met some people from Denver whose son goes to Goucher. Gorgeous weather here. One more port before Miami. 2nd place in trivia. Had dinner with a couple we met on the Baltic cruise a couple of years ago. They have done 18 Oceania cruises and have 6 more booked. They were so entertaining, some wild ...
... harbour from the 18th century barracks and gun emplacements.
Our final stop was at Nelson's Dockyard a fascinating Georgian harbour where one could visit the museum and learn about the life of the dockyard and Admiral Lord Nelson himself. We chose to enjoy a drink instead at the Copper and lumber store hotel which had a beautiful view over the harbour to where the really idle rich live with their impressive ...
Two nights ago Barclaycard did to me what they did to me in Florida last summer. They declined then blocked my card. I was furious. I was trying to buy some earrings for Min at the Diamonds International stand at the hotel Managers Rum Punch Party. Embarrassingly the girl selling the jewellery to me handed my card back and said the dreaded words "do you have another card? This one is bring declined"
I tried to to find a quiet corner so that I could ...
Leaving Ellisa safely on the Quay we head off to hotel leaving stormy weather behind. Lovely hotel although a little worn on some corners but fantastic beaches and great bungalow only 40 metres from the sea. Massive bed to get lost in and Pina coladas on tap - funny enough set of weighing scales in bathroom but fortunately they don't work!! Good first evenings dinner with Roast beef to keep Eric happy, followed by big boys breakfast in the morning and BBQ chicken for ...
... and had a mooch around the museum there. It's such a lovely place and full of history. Walked back towards the dingy and got totally ripped off buying a pineapple and a few mangos from a market stall. Then we had a nice lunch at Cloggies. A restaurant on the edge of the marina. I decided to wash my hair on the back of the boat. Only to drop my bottle of very expensive shampoo into the drink. Tim decided he was going to be all macho and stripped off ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cocos Hotel Antigua St. John's
Most Magical Place We Have Ever Visited
Just spent a week at Cocos for our honeymoon.
What can you say except WOW!!! What a place. We had a fantastic holiday there, amazing views over the turquoise waters of the caribbean sea. Staff could not have been more helpful wonderful atmosphere. We stayed in room 12 a superior cottage set slightly higher than the others but what a view, incredible. Food is fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. If you want loud discos and night life do not go here, this place is designed for a romantic peaceful getaway and is just that. We cannot rate this resort highly enough. If you do decide to go here ask for Acouri the waiter to sing his song "The Keys To Me Jeep". Great song amazing guy. GO HERE YOU WON'T REGRET IT....
Absolutely amazing - GO!!!!!!!
To reassure anyone planning to stay at Cocos in the near future.......
Just got back from a fantastic two week holiday - the views are absolutely stunning and the restaurant at night is probably the most romantic and intimate I've ever eaten in. So nice to be on an all inclusive holiday and have no buffets.
So relaxing - would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants an idyllic location to chill out for a couple of weeks
Can't wait to get out there again
We landed back in the UK yesterday after the most amazing 2-week stay at Cocos (All inclusive) Hotel. We had read all of the reviews on this site and many others, so many times before we went, and we are so glad that we can add our own glowing report to them and dispel any negativity painted by others! Cocos is fabulous, no argument. The gingerbread huts are rustic but not in a negative way. They are truly beautiful and the views are astounding from all of the rooms we were able to visit, not all superior!! We stayed in room 3 and even though not a superior room, it could not be faulted. The staff at Cocos are fantastic, and there are a few colourful characters within them, Acarie for example, who made the holiday for us with their cheerful, fun, and slightly crazy in some cases perhaps, personalities. Generally, none of the staff can do enough to make every guests stay perfect, and this is backed up by the overseeing eyes of Tracy and Renato the managers, who again are an absolute asset to Cocos. If you don't like any of the options on the menu one evening, tell them what you do and they will make it up fresh. If you are sun burnt, they will pick and bring you fresh aloe vera without expecting anything in return. If you are curious about coconuts, almonds, they will pick them fresh off the nearest tree and prepare them so you can try them "the local way". I know that sounds cringe-worthingly idyllic, but it really is that exceptional and spontaneous. The whole holiday was an experience never to forget and we certainly will not. Cocos is a god find. The restaurant is wonderful and the food, fresh and scrumptious without exception. Some of the combinations at first may, to an untrained English tongue, seem peculiar, seafood fritters with strawberry sauce for example, but if you go with it, your taste buds and tummies will always be happily delighted & very very full. We were fortunate to get friendly with many of the other guests and staff, something which again can, for the most part, be dedicated to the intimate nature of Cocos and the fact that being so small and un-commercial, everyone has the chance to interact and become friends rather than spending your holiday with name- and faceless others. The only thing I could fault is the mosquito's (who prefer women!) but apart from a mozzi net and coils to burn freely provided by housekeeping each morning, there is nothing they can do to stop that. If you are looking for a perfect beach holiday and a little piece of paradise to treasure this is it so book it now. We made great friendships with great people, had fantastic food, beautiful panoramic views and a deserted beach, and that was before we even left the hotel, what more could you possibly desire from such a holiday?! Although we never looked on ourselves as people to go to the same place more than once, we are definitely going back, and we can't wait!
My husband and I went to Coco's in November 2002 for our 10th wedding anniversary. Got allocated room Number 1. Views from the balcony were spectacular, could be enjoyed from either the hammock or the chairs. Accomadation was basic but as the complex was so small, were able to keep the doors open all night. Food was great and the staff were brilliant. Would go back but would definitley go for a superior room (as the views at the top of the hill were even better).
On the down side - the swamp at the front of the complex was a real eye sore and the rooms could do with modernising.
However, would recommend it as the pluses outweigh the minuses!!!!
Beautiful but don't expect luxury
My wife and I went to Cocos for our belated honeymoon in December of 2003.
We stayed in room 5 that had full panoramic view of the sea and a right-hand side view of the jolly beach area (we thought it was the best of course!).
Our jaws literally dropped when we saw the view...incredible. The room at day was fine, no modern refinements just a nice cultural feel and of course, the views, again! The fridge was stocked daily with soda and the local beer, Wadadlii (not bad at all!) At night a different story. Because of the very openess of the room, all sorts of insects/mossies of course entered at free will to join you for the nights rest. Yes we had a mosquito net and burning rings where provided but along with the incredible noise of the insects we were never completely comfortable.
The Hotel is perched on a hill which we loved because we wanted that type of children free, romantic holiday away from the resorts. It also meant a healthy hike up and down each day. The food served was excellent and varied, the staff very friendly and good fun too. Of course when you go all in, the alcoholic drinks are never going to be top notch but if you like rum, you'll enjoy them anyways! We found the location excellent as it was next to two different types of beach and if you fancied a resort type day, you could venture into nearby jolly beach and watch the sport on TV, play snooker, go to a nightclub etc. In addition the local stores were very covienient.
All in all this holiday was fantastic, we highly recommend a catamaran tour and hiring a 4x4 to see the island for yourself...(you'll need a 4x4!) Horse shoe bay, a short drive away was amazing and well worth a visit if you want seclusion, snorkelling, shallow waters etc
We would really love to go back here, but to be honest would try the next door hotel of coco bay, mainly because it looked more modern.
My Girlfriend and I spent 2 weeks at Cocos. It was absolutely fantastic. We had room 15 (superior), perched higher on the ridge and the views were amazing. Sunset views every day. Well worth the extra cash. Food was wonderful and different every night. The staff were fantastic and made you feel at home from the moment we arrived. I would recommend the superior room but would recommend that you get fit before you go, as superior rooms are quite a trek up the buff!
Loved it the minute we arrived! All rooms have a balcony with chairs and hammock which we both managed to get in to at the same time not sure if we were supposed to! We had a large bedroom and massive bathroom. Plenty of wardrobe space with loads of hangers and loads of drawer space. We were in room 3 which was nice with a view of the sea and mountains. We saw some other rooms and think room 6 would be the best one to go for next time for it's sunset view. Food excellent no buffet all table d'hote, good selection of drinks included otherwise good wine list. Excellent staff will totally look after you. I would go back anyday!
Wonderful honeymoon at Coco's
Myself and my husband spent two absolutely fabulous weeks at Coco's from April 30th 2003. We paid extra and upgraded to a superior room which was room number 7. We had amazing views out to sea from our high advantage point and it was thoroughly worth the money. The food at Coco's was first class with a very good selection to choose from, and the staff were very pleasent and friendly and always eager to help, especially Acarie! If you want a romantic, and traditional Caribbean holiday then Coco's is the perfect choice.
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Good in theory, poor in execution. The web site paints an idyllic image & if you are one of the lucky people to get a room above the restaurant you would probably agree. If however you get room 7,8 or 9 forget sea views & enjoy the mud brown of the car park, and the sound of every vehicle arriving with blaring stereos - the moral of the story being ask what room you're being allocated beforehand - they all cost the same.Food was pretty good, staff strangely invisible. Someone told me they nicked the whole concept from the neighbouring Cocobay! certaibky the similarities are extrordinary
We stayed at Cocos Hotel for two weeks last October. It is the most fantastic place to relax and eat yourself silly!! The hotel comprises of 12 wooden cottages on a hillside overlooking a fabulous beach. We had a superior room (which means a better view) and it was breathtaking. You can lie in bed and look out to sea or relax in a hammock with a rum punch and forget everything.
The food is superb - not one single buffet and that is unusual for 'All Inclusive'. The staff are wonderful - very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. The beach is very clean and the sea crystal clear and calm. Speaking to other travellers at the airport indicated we had fared better than most! Go there and be amazed! Incredible value for money.