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Royal River Casino & Hotel
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 onsite but independent Sheer Rocks—and pokey if pretty beaches somewhat compromise the relaxing vibe.
Aug 3, 2003
Recently spent 5 nights at Cocobay resort and all i can say is INCREDIBLE. Everything from the food to the staff, rooms, to the service was world class. Not for the types that crave Las vegas or Atlantis style resorts... this is an oasis of sheer relaxation and world class food. Elizabeth at teh front desk was GREAT and Oneal the manager was quite helpful. Visit the beach about 100 yards from the property for complete isolation --- my wife and
I was there ALL ALONE for hours on end! A perfect place to relax and unwind!
Feb 17, 2003
We just returned from a wonderful week's vacation (2/8-2/15/03). We had a fabulous seafront cottage with dramatic sweeping views, and there were no problems getting the type of accommodations we had requested. Terrific food every day, and an extra-special dinner at "Sheer", the new haute-cuisine restaurant (well worth the extra carge). The pool area and beach were equally lovely, and the entire "feeling" of the resort was perfectly suited for
relaxation and appreciation of Antigua's natural charm and beauty. The entire staff is well trained, professional, and quite friendly. We loved CocoBay, and would recommend it to any couple seeking a peaceful, relaxing oasis from everyday life.
Sep 2, 2002
visited in May 2002. Great location and had booked and pre paid for Sea Front room for 4 nights.Phoned 2 weeks before arrival to have room availablity confirmed, only to be told on arrival that due to an admin error the first 2 nights would be in Sea View room and last 2 nights in Sea Front. Having talked to other guests, it was a common complaint of being put in the wrong rooms. It seemed that they play the overbooking game to keep the booking up
as the Sea View rooms are not worth staying in. One couple camped in reception and refused to move till they were allocated a better room. The "all inclusive" label is off the mark. The food and dinner wine (the food was good, but the wine undrinkable) is all inclusive and the drinks at the one bar are free. But if you want a drink in your room or on the beach you have to fetch it from the bar yourself. My recomendation is pay a littel more and stay in one of the better all inclusives