Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Mike Blasko from U.S.A. visited in August 2014 and awarded
Coco Reef has a unique charm and utility that I doubt can be beat on the island. Just a few steps from the airport and in the center of many of the island's chief attractions, it really does make the trip planning much easier. After considering many options from villas to other resorts, we settled on this choice.
I do sadly say "settled," as this resort has fallen slightly out of fashion. While the service, location and beaches were what we were there for, there were many things that were just tired and in need of major overhaul.
A quick list for flavor:
*Burnt out lamps making the room actually dark.
*Clean, but "stained," bathroom walls and floor.
*Towels as reviewed are horrendous and unavailable.
*Sheets and bed were out of date.
....but would I stay there again. Yes. Likely. It's a weird conundrum and they have the market of "get off a plane and turn off your brain," completely cornered. This is probably why you will see the most tourists from outside the Caribbean here. It's an easy and comfort driven choice for a lot of people.
Sure, there are nicer villas, decidedly nicer pools, but is that why you came to tobago?
No. My guess is that this place knows that and if there is no reason to upgrade the accommodations, why bother ? It was full when we were there in the off season.
In short. It's 3 stars because of the outrageous price. This hotel is worth $150 in the off season and MAYBE $200 on. If I paid that much, this would be 5 stars. Until they renovate it, you will feel satisfied, but overpaid for your relative luxury.
Rainer Harstrick from U.S.A. visited in June 2014 and awarded
Well, we staid only two night but let me tell you we enjoyed ourself trmindestly. The service was exile nty and the breach fast bufee plentiful
Nicole Bailey the manager made us feel very special. I also remember Janelle Sims and Rhonda Bannisler, great people to support the Coco Reef staff. Thanks again for a memorable short vacation. We will come back!
Regards to all,
Mr & Mrs K Finnis from U.K. visited in January 2014 and awarded
Stayed at the coco reef from 21 jan for 14 nights overall we were very pleased, the only negative i can say is that the rooms could do with a refurb and so could the pool. The rooms were very clean and the staff were extremely helpful and polite, the food was very good and the beach lovely as well we stayed fully inclusive but still went out to some local bars and restaurants.
we would recommend this resort.
Joanna Oswin from U.K. visited in January 2014 and awarded
We first selected Coco Reef Resort from the British Airways selection of hotels in Tobago, which rated it highly and gave a good description. Then followed this up with the My Tobago very detailed report which we found extremely useful - as was all their comprehensive information on the island. Our reason for visiting Tobago was that I had had holidays there in the 50's as a child, when my parents worked in Trinidad.
So expectations were high and we were not disappointed, we really loved it all. The design and decor of Coco Reef is so Caribbean. The location of the hotel was wonderful - its own private beach a real advantage and it was good to be able to walk to Pigeon Point, which I remember so well and which had hardly changed.
We could not fault the service, the friendliness and efficiency of the staff were as good as everyone promises. The food was good - wonderful breakfasts, lovely BBQ or other alternatives at lunch and we appreciated the smaller servings in the Tamaras Restaurant in the evening. Drinks were offered continuously whether on the beach, by the pool or in the foyer or gallery - and a wide choice. Opting for All Inclusive (for us the first time)was brilliant.
The bedrooms were fine - bathroom a bit small but having an ocean view with a balcony was a real plus point. The only criticism - we felt it wrong in this day and age to have to charge for broadband connections.
All in all - a brilliant holiday, but a week was definitely too short!
Rita Purver from U.K. visited in November 2013 and awarded
I travelled with a friend, having visited Tobago in January 2013 at a not very super hotel. This time we went to the Coco Reef and were absolutely delighted with the whole experience. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the hotel is expertly run. The food was excellent. The beach is well looked after and it is fun feeding the little fish in the lagoon. Also lots of water sports to be had with many boats you can go out on for a day's exploration of the balmy turquoise water.
Will most definitely use this hotel again when visiting Tobago.