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.
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.
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.
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.
Ian Gordon from U.K. visited in November 2009 and awarded
This was our third visit to Coco Reef (Nov '09)and once again it was a memorable holiday. It's so relaxing to spend days on the beach with great swimming / snorkelling and a very efficient drinks service during the day. The management and staff really do make an effort to ensure their guests are looked after and we have made some good friendships among them. Food was excellent. Lobster is occasionally on the menu with a surcharge of approx 28 pounds sterling - and well worth it! There were numerous repeat guests during our stay, which is probably the best indicator of how the resort is judged by many. We hired a jeep for a couple of days and enjoyed some good trips to both sides of the island. Driving is on the left which is fine for UK drivers. The roads between villages can be very winding and steep with occasional pot-holes and side drainage channels and so there is certainly no chance for the driver to enjoy the scenery! However, we would hire a car again as it adds an extra dimension to the holiday. Petrol/gas stations are few and far between and therefore you need to keep a close eye on the fuel guage - not easy if you can't take your eyes off the road! A map showing fuel station locations is therefore essential and most hirers will provide this as normal. So I can highly recommend the Coco Reef once again and we will hopefully return for a fourth visit one day.