Cocos Hotel Antigua
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... it would fit more people. While I didn't expect to use any of it, the kitchen had a stove, oven, microwave, tea kettle, toaster, and mini fridge. The place was
outfitted nicely with pleasant furniture, a collection of books to read it you got bored, and (most importantly) nice toilet paper. Overall, it was a nice place and I'd recommend it.
For Friday night, all I really used the house for was sleeping ...
... as we departed the island. We finished trivia and rushed out to wave good-bye. The captain announced that we would alter our planned course, as the seas were heavy in the Atlantic. It would be about 70 miles longer, but our arrival time would not change. In any case, we doubt we’ll feel the seas are too strong. Captain’s cocktail party (yawn), then dinner. After dinner, we watched a movie in our room, then went to bed a little bit after ...
... of water from the heavy rains and Hurricanes, but presented a walking hazard to the tourist whose concentration is normally focused thru a camera lens looking up at buildings and not down at the walking surface. To this several of the manhole covers were missing and exposing large deep holes in the sidewalk. The frequent rains kept the streets somewhat clean, but their age and the signs of their heavy use of the walkways were still present.
St. John's Cathedral was on ...
... and robot-like. Tons of money in this one and apparently it is on the market for hundreds of millions. Mind boggling.
I got to go out in a couple of races on two different boats. First I went out on a schooner called Ocean Star which is normally used as a university afloat. They take college students out and have courses in marine biology, oceanography, etc as well as learning to sail and navigate. Their rig was so much simpler in terms of lines ...
... another 10 minutes with no contact or check in. Many staff members were either standing around or whizzing by us with not even a hello. A staff member finally asked if we had been helped and took our names.
We had registered ahead online but when he came back we still had to fill out a registration form and give him our credit card info again. We waited about another 30 minutes as he processed our registration at which time we went to the desk to let him know we were on ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
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
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!!!!
My wife and I went to Cocos for our belated honeymoon in December of 2003.
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.
Check the view...
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.