Caribbean Sun, Space and Quality
Submitted: February 21, 2010
Stayed: February 2010
My family of 3 children & 3 adults stayed at Coco House this February - what a holiday!
I was slightly apprehensive about renting an 'unknown' on the internet, but prior to leaving reassured with much information from the Owners. Even better on arrival at Antigua Airport we were met by their represntative who took us to the Villa and explained everything.
The Villa was everything we expected, but more so - the photos don't do it justice. Everything was immaculate, very clean and well stocked.
One nice touch was the mobile phone left for our use - it saved a fortune over using our UK registered one on the local calls for taxis etc.
The large veranda was shaded and perfect for a family breakfast and then in the evenigs for our regular BBQ's. Then during the day it was difficult to get the children out of the pool and to the beach!
Jolly harbour is a 10 minute walk and has all the tourist facilities you need, plus a good sized supermarket at not too expensive cost. There are about 8 restaurants within walking distance and we had most meals in Melinies and Castaways.The quality was better than expected and although I expected high Caribbean prices, they were no different to those in the UK.
The beaches were pristine with white powder sand and pure blue sea.
We booked 3 main excursions. The owners suggested Benjamin's Taxis and they took us on a round island tour, tailored to our own specific needs - I can recommend this father & son team - they were punctutual, reliable, their driving was good and vehicles fine. We used them constantly after that.
The next trip was the submarine adventure which lasted an hour and submerged to about 20m for great views of colourful fish. My 5 year old and 2 year twins were ecstatic. Last, my son and I took a helicopter trip to Monseratt to see the 'live' volcano errupting - something to tell his friends at school!
Coco House is part of a small estate, comprisising 3 villas and an block of 4 apartments. There is good privacy and the Sugar Ridge Hotel next door offers 2 quality restuarants on your doorstep.
If there is any criticism, it is that this new hotel has music nights which are a bit too loud, but this matter is being addressed by the Owners
It is hard to fault Coco House, but I would not recommend it.
The reason for this is that we would rather it remain a secret, so in future we can enjoy it just for ourselves - yes we will be rebooking.
Seriously, go and you will not be disappointed
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 6/6
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