Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Pamela Voisin from Trinidad visited in June 2010 and awarded
My husband and I stayed here last year for his birthday and we had a great time. It was one of the most relaxing weekends we had spent in a long time. We spent some weekends at the original hotel in the 1980's and enjoyed it a great deal so we just wanted to visit in the upgraded state. The food was excellent at both restaurants and service was top notch. The ambiance was just perfect. I love this place and really enjoyed our stay last year. The stay was wonderful, although we were disappointed that the pool could not be used. The staff, especially Patrice, was very attentive. We would not forget Patrice.
Ken Jackson from U.K. visited in February 2010 and awarded
Warm welcome, rooms clean and bright but safe did not function.Location of hotel leads to split access to beach and pool facilities.Food generally good but eating and self service areas very cramped.Service a bit haphazard.
Jenny Sharpe from U.K. visited in February 2010 and awarded
We have recently returned from a second visit to Coco Reef, Tobago with Virgin Holidays. Iíve just read my review of Coco Reef of April 2009 and itís difficult to find anything to add. Once again we had a safe in our room and I am told that all the rooms should have safes by this summer. However, hereís my report for this yearís visit.
This is the first time we have ever returned to a hotel the following year and it didnít disappoint. It was as wonderful as before, beautiful room, extremely comfortable bed, fluffy towels, a wide choice of food, beautifully cooked and presented, lovely beach and safe warm sea. Best of all, however, is the service offered by the friendly, helpful and efficient staff, led by the General Manager Eric Feniet. We were thoroughly spoiled.
During our visit as last year we enjoyed several trips around the island. Last year we explored the rain forest and went to Little Tobago and this year took the opportunity to fly to Trinidad for the day. We were in a group of five and were looked after by an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide from the Asa Wright Nature Centre in the north of the island. After visiting the reserve followed by lunch in Port of Spain he took us to the Caroni Swamp area where we were amazed by the Scarlet Ibis. The flight back to Tobago was delayed so we arrived at Coco Reef too late for the evening meal, but, no problem, we were offered a light, but substantial meal in the Gallery bar while Gary, the barman, kept us topped up with beers and gin and tonics!
We met a couple on their sixth visit to Coco Reef, weíre not surprised and we will definitely return some time in the future.
David M C from U.K. visited in December 2009 and awarded
Very nice hotel food was really good our room was nice,clean and comfortable. The small beach was very good but for us too small there is nowhere to walk to and for me nowhere to fish from. Night time entertainment was pretty poor some nights awful unless you want to listen to a pianist going round in circles all evening. The small inside bar was spoilt for us because they allowed smoking.
On the whole a pleasant holiday but a one off not to be repeated.
All inclusive recommended as prices in the hotel very expensive and nothing much outside the hotel unless you fancy a long evening stroll and then again the price of food and drink is extortionate.
Paul Beardmore from U.K. visited in November 2009 and awarded
Our second time in the Carribean and the first time to Tobago. The Hotel was just as described by our tour advisor whose mother has visited three times previously, obviously a good recomendation. the room ,a delux sea view, was large spacious and clean, in fact it was cleaned three times a day and the beds were turned down whilst we were at dinner each night. the man made reef makes for clean safe bathing for those with children and do take advantage of the snorkels available from the dive centre the variety of fish in such safe water is amazing.
One small down point was the fact that the menus at both resturants was virtually the same so that other than deciding whether the wife had to dress up or not for dinner there was not much to chose from.The manager seems to spend more time with his returnees than trying to make an effort to speak with first timers, not condusive in getting you to return made it appear to a a them and us situation as was with the managers cocktail party where he lined up his under managers and expected the guests to queue and be introduced, surely it would have been better for his staff and him to mingle with the guests.
We used cocomotion for a morning trip Marlonwas amazing in his knoweledge of the island. for your information marlon does not come into the bay and tout for trade just give him or rachael a ring and fix up your trip.
will we go back, yes for the views the service by a wonderful staff and another blast down the coast to do some snorkling with Marlon.