CocoBay

Valley Rd., Valley Church, Jolly Harbour, St. Mary, Antigua and Barbuda

This healing, hillside hideaway aims to "eliminate all potential worries" by emphasizing simple natural beauty and West Indian warmth. Pastel-hue, creole-style cottages with gingerbread trim and distinctive wattle-and-daub terrace dividers have pine floors, sisal rugs, mosquito netting, Adirondack chairs, and bleached-wood louvers. Fresh flowers plucked from the exquisite gardens add splashes of color. The sparkling bay vistas from every room are restorative in themselves, though a wellness center offers massages, facials, and scrubs, many using indigenous ingredients. Yoga classes and nature hikes further promote de-stressing, though worriers can request complimentary cell phones (you pay for calls). Only the ho-hum food—except at on-site but independent Sheer Rocks—and pokey if pretty beaches somewhat compromise the relaxing vibe.

PROS

  • emphasis on local nature and culture, including no room TVs
  • beautiful views
  • free Wi-Fi
  • nice main pool and bar
  • generally pleasant staff

CONS

  • mediocre food
  • stifling on breezeless days
  • difficult climb for those with mobility problems
  • smallish beaches
  • bar closes early
  • poor bedroom lighting

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 268-562–2400 | 877-385–6516 | 508-506–1006-toll-free in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

49 rooms, 4 2-bedroom houses
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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