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loved coconut beach club
resort is very peaceful.food excellent.staff very friendly and courteous at all times.rooms basic but very clean. beach good.sea was quite calm. would recomend to anyone looking for a real chill out time. we stayed for one week 20th to 27 th of may i wished it could have been longer
Shame they dont listen
Just returned from Coconut Beach Club and can confirm many of the previous reviews were correct. This is a hotel that does not listen to its customers. The rooms are basic but clean. Beds are soft and the seating furniture is budget and uncomfortable. The bathroom towels are a disgrace but perversely the beach towels are OK. They still have not provided enough beach loungers and to only have 3 sunshades on the beach is not adequate.
We knew we were staying in the low season but the restaurant and bar were almost unbearable in the evening due to lack of fans. We all requested fan but were told they could not find any to match the decor!
The food at breakfast and lunch was very good but dinner was a joke. quality was OK but they are trying to be posh and fail dismally. To wait an hour between courses was not unusual. The staff were great but most we talked to did not feel they were being backed upby the management. Would we return NO.
What a wedding!!
We (8 of us) have just returned from spending 10 nights at the Coconut Beach Club and all I can say is WOW!
My partner and I decided to book our wedding in the Caribbean and we picked the Coconut Beach Club because there are no children under 12 and also there are only about 40 rooms which made the whole holiday really intimate.
The weather was perfect averaging around 33 degrees every day. Our room, on the 3rd floor, was lovely and spacious with a sky light which let in lots of light (the rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors are a lot darker). Every balcony has its own hammock, perfect for swinging in with a Pina Colada, and comfortable chairs to relax in. Each room also has a ceiling fan and an air conditioning unit, ours was a new unit which was extremely efficient. There was an adjoining door between us and our neighbours, the lock on the door did not work, but after reporting this to Reception it was fixed within the hour. I found all of the staff to be really helpful and friendly, especially David, Clifton and Craig who went out of their way to make our stay there extra special. Breakfast and lunch were buffet style (breakfast choice was a bit limited) with a la carte for dinner which was excellent every night. My Sister-in-law has a food intolerance and the Chef was so helpful, cooking separate meals for her if needed. There were no carrying of tables from the breakfast area to the dinner area as previously mentioned in some reports, the management have obviously purchased a few more!
The pool area has plenty of sun loungers and decking all around. The pool itself is quite small, but lovely and warm. The bar area is very good although once the hotel was full there were not enough chairs to go around. The cocktails were brilliant, try their Long Island Ice Tea. The beach was beautiful, and on quite a few occasions there were only about 10 people on it. The sea was not rough at all, only small waves. There were loads of mosquito’s in the evening at the bar area, so take plenty of repellent with you.
The wedding itself went perfectly, the wedding planner (Nolda) was wonderful, reassuring me that everything always goes to plan! We married under an arch on the beach outside the Wellbeing Hut, my flowers were beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a completely relaxed holiday. There are no water sports on the beach and it’s about a 15 minute walk to the next beach where jet skis etc are available.
Do not be put off by negative reports of this hotel, we had a fantastic time and would go back tomorrow if we could!
Won't go back
We stayed at the Coconut Beach Club for two nights in mid-April. We will not return.
The room was not so bad. There was a large kitchen, a dining room table, and a very uncomfortable "couch" - a frame with some cheap cushions. The beach was clean, though the water was rough - too rough for snorkeling and kayaking, and even too rough for me to want to go swimming. Also there were not enough chairs/umbrellas on the beach, although you could drag some lounge chairs down to the beach from your patio area.
The towels in the bathroom were clean but very worn. There were also stickers on the bathroom cabinets that still showed the name of the previous resort, as did the "do not disturb" sign. Lack of attention to details like this hurts the resort's image, in my opinion.
The bar/restaurant area was nice - it looked quite new and was well-maintained. We ate breakfast at the resort, however, and were very dissatisfied. There was a cold buffet area set up, but the covers over the food were very ill-fitting. It's an easy matter to get covers that fit, and would really help with the presentation. One evening we had a drink in the bar area, but we sat admist a swarm of gnats. We moved seating and they followed us. In the bar area, both the radio and t.v. were blasting, so quiet conversation was impaired.
There are many positive reviews of this hotel, so take this one with a grain of salt. Basically, we were displeased with the resort's lack of attention to detail - from the presentation of the food, the bugs in the bar area, the small details in the room, the dumpster bin and lampshade that sat outside our room door the whole time we were there - these are easy details to fix, and would have made our stay more enjoyable.
Overall - enjoyable stay, a few bad points
My girlfriend & I stayed here in January, we opted for the Junior Suite (double bed, lounge area, kitchen & balcony with hammock), we were a little unsure after its renovation & 1 bad report in December. The hotel prices in Antigua are extremely high and the Coconut Beach Club were offering a good deal. I would class the hotel as a 3*, aspiring to a 4*. There are parts that are really good, and areas where work is really needed.
The rooms were spacious, confortable & serviced efficiently. The bathrooms are a bit of a disappointment however - when renovations were done, they really should have sorted these out. The balcony is great, with a nice hammock & wooden chairs to relax in. Initially when we arrived, they were not able to allocate us a J/Suite, so we stayed one night in a standard room - it was very comfortable, but we did find the air con was very noisy. When we got moved, we noticed the J/Suite had a much newer & quieter a/c unit.
Breakfast is served in a thatched restaurant right by the sea, unfortunately it does get very windy and sometimes, quite chilly, even in the middle of the day & sometimes your food got cold. The food was very good, although service could sometimes be a little slow & attitudes varied, although most of the staff were pleasant. My one bit gripe was that there was an abundance of flies - I know that you have to expect this in hot climates, but they really spoilt the nice presentation & quality of the food.
Dinner is served in the restaurant by the pool, the food is extremely good, with 3 choices & 2/3 extra supplement items such as Lobster & imported steak. You have to prebook your dinner time everyday, and the best slots 7.30/8pm go really quickly. Every Wednesday & Saturday, you can dine around at their sister hotel - The Cocobay (about a 30min drive away). This is well worth it, the food was very, very good & the location is awesome (you do feel a bit sad to return to Coconut Beach!). You do have to pay the taxi fare for this excursion though.
The bar area is small, but cosy & gets you a good chance to mingle with the other guests. Some nights entertainment is provided, and the 2 guys who sing one night are very good & extremely amusing. The bar only serves non branded drinks, but the beer on tap is very good.
Room service is not available, and bottled water is USD1 per litre, available from reception.
Generally we found the staff very efficient & helpful. The manageress was extremely helpful with our room problem at the start of the stay. One employee on reception was not particularly efficient, we even found her asleep one day!
Its seems that some parts of the hotel escaped the renovation process, which leaves areas around the breakfast restaurant & the beachfront area untidy.
The pool is quite small, and rather cold, but refreshing in the midday sun. Located next to the restaurant & bar makes it close for lunch snacks & drinks. The beachfront area is very windswept, and sea quite rough for swimming. The hotel has an excellent, small beach hut offering spa treatments at a reasonable price. The staff there are so friendly, and the massage I received was heavenly, added to it was the sound of the sea in the background.
So, overall - we enjoyed our stay, but they need some improvements before I would recommend it to others. Once they sort those things out, it will be a great, reaosnably priced resort. In the meantime, head for Cocobay.
Just come back from one week in this really nice hotel, the food ranged from average to excellent, the staff were probably the most friendly of any hotel we have been to. The sea although a bit rough was fine to swim in (as long as you don't go expecting calm waters). The only really down side was that the bar area and the breakfast/luch rooms were right by the seashore (which is nice) except that there was a breeze that actually made it a bit chilly at times (good sweater/cardigan required). All in all a really relaxed place for a holiday in Antigua.
Excellent value hotel
We stayed at this hotel in March 2005 for two weeks. The weather was excellent, very sunny with temperatures in the mid 80's.
Accomodation:- We had a standard 1st floor room of a good size with a large balcony overlooking the beach. We were able to watch the cruise ships come and go ( they were never too close to cause a wake on the beach). The bathroom although dated was very clean and functional, with a good shower.
Restaurants:- Buffet breakfast and lunch. They now have a translucent screen to stop any breezes, we were never cold (maybe earlier in the year it is cooler). Dinner in the main open air restaurant was a la carte, of high standard, quality food. We are vegetarians and if there was no veggie option on, they were more than willing to accomodate us.
Hotel general:- All areas were clean and well maintained. We would class this as a high standard 3.5 star hotel, good value for money.
Service:- All the staff were very helpful and courtiuos, special mention to Chef Moses, Head waiter Clifton, Zauda on the bar and Anne Marie on reception.
All in all we would highly reccomend this hotel, do not be put off by some of the bad reviews.
Don't believe the bad reviews!
My fiancee and I were a bit dubious about the resort before we left having read the reviews on trip advisor but we had the best holiday in Antigua. The resort is intimate with lovely rooms all facing a tropical blue sea, each with a hammock and rustic wood decked balcony.
There are two restaurants, one buffet style for breakfast and lunch and an a la carte for the evening which you can book in the morning for X nubmer of people and they arrange the tables accordingly - very romantic setting for evenings.
The thing we loved most was meeting some great people from England and the States of all ages, sharing the odd meal and laugh in the bar..it was something that you don't really find at larger resorts.
Most of all the staff are excellent - Sorda, Renee and Craig amongst others made the stay fun and enjoyable.
If you enjoy snorkelling and sea trips but don't want to go in a crowd, walk around the the Royal Antiguan beach and ask for Frenchy who will charter a boat for $50 per couple. We found another couple to go and had a great morning with beers, swimming and no timetable!
We highly recommend it for chilling out. Word of warning is to take mosquito repellant as the lake attracts midges in the evenings so if you are prone to it you may get munched. We were fine with Autan on!
Myself and my wife stayed at Coconut Beach for x2 weeks for our 25th wedding anniversary. We had a bril time just what the doctor ordered. If you are looking for a chill out hoilday this is the place for you. I would go back tommorow. all the staff were very helpful and the rooms clean if not basic. we met some really nice people who were also staying and had a good crack.
If there is a negitive note that is the towels although clean they need to be re-newed as they are bit worn. A bit more attension to detail in the bathrooms and the lamps also the air con in our room is on its last legs.
If you go to coconut beach I am sure you will have a great time any negatives you may read about this location take with a very large pinch of salt.
You must do the round the island catameran trip
and or the helicopter trip also do Shirley Hights on a Sunday try not to go to early 6 to 7pm is good.
Have a great time
Spent one week in Coconut beach. The food is excellent the guest and staff are all friendly and welcoming. There is a real community spirit and we had great fun. The beach is lovely, nice and peaceful.
If you want bars and nightlife then you may find it quiet but everywhere is close by taxi in Antigua. Perfect for rest and relaxation.
Street next to the Methodist church
waterfront from the quay