The people working at the front desk said that the resort was definitely open and was being operated by Valtur as an all-inclusive package destination from Italy. This seemed confirmed by the Daily Timetable sign which was in Italian and the Italian newspapers for sale in the gift shop. Inquiries can be made in New Jersey at 201-798-1755, 888-4-VALTUR, email [email protected] and the local number in Anguilla is 809-497-8178.
Travel agent Kathy Smith reports:
I had a couple of people interested in Coccoloba and called our local tour
operator--GoGo Tours--and they are selling packages under the new Valtur
name, so I guess they are taking people from the U.S. too.
Lobby had been redone in white and a nice tropical green shade.
The bungalows stretch along the cliff overlooking Barnes Bay beach.
The huge main building contains the lobby, gift shop, a new mini-theatre, bar, and dining area. Adjoining it is an olympic pool.
The tennis courts.
The bungalows have been redone in yellow with red roofs and gingerbread shade awnings in front. The grounds have had extensive addition of plants.
About halfway down the row of bungalows is a short fight of stairs down to the beach. Looking left you see west along Barnes Bay: the hotels sailboats, umbrellas and lounge chairs, then Mangos Restaurant, a couple of villas. There are no other hotels on this beach.
If you turn right, you see back to the main buildings of Coccoloba.
Back in the main building, the dining room was set up for buffet supper.
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