Antigua is a tropical island of 108 square miles located in the Caribbean to the southeast of Puerto Rico. Flying time from Miami, Florida is just about 3 hours. The Island is relatively flat and coral in terms of geology and it is blessed with a plethora of beautiful white sand beaches, 365 in all, to be exact. That is more beaches per capita than anywhere else in the world.
The weather is usually dry and sunny with low humidity. In general, the wettest period is between September and November. Temperatures are on average 27 °C (80.6 °F), with a range from 23 °C (73.4 °F) to 29 °C (84.2 °F) in the winter to 25 °C (77.0 °F) to 30 °C (86.0 °F) in the summer and autumn. The coolest period is between December and February.
English is the official language and the EC dollar the official currency. The exchange rate of EC$ to US$ is 2.7 to 1 and the US Dollar is widely accepted for all types of commercial transactions.
Tourism is the major economic activity accounting for more than 80% of GDP.
Most of the established hotels on the Island are all inclusive but there are also a wide variety of B&Bs and private villas to choose from along with small independent restaurants and eateries.
The Island has a laid back, easy going atmosphere and is better suited to vacationers seeking quieter, more romantic getaways as opposed to the all day and all-night party type of destination.
Cocos Hotel is located in the scenic village of Valley Church on the western coast of the Island, which is the quieter, less commercialized section. This is also the Caribbean Sea side of the Island meaning calmer beaches with clearer water.
The Resort is approximately 20 minutes from the capital city of St. John's and 40 minutes from V C Bird International Airport. In very close proximity to the Hotel are Valley Church Beach and Jolly Beach, two of the top-rated beaches on the Island.
On clear days the resort enjoys wonderful views of the volcanic Island of Montserrat and a myriad of small, deserted offshore Islands. Spectacular sunsets viewed from the beach, restaurant or from your private balcony are a daily treat.
Just next door is the Jolly Harbor complex, which boasts an 18-hole golf course, tennis facilities, a marina, shops, and restaurants.