Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Clare Bannister from U.K. visited in May 2008 and awarded
Accommodation overeall wan't bad - it was just the attitude of the staf who I found at tmes were rude, to the point that i actually complained to the manager. Food was disappointing, pool area basic and garden room (suite) overlooked a tiny bit of garden, no view whatsovere and was a haven for mosquitos. Also, on the day of our departure we had great difficulty in securing a room so that we could check out later in the day, despite having a baby. I would not recommend Tobago (Coco Reef) as a relaxing or enjoyable holiday destination.
Sera Ramsingh from Trinidad visited in May 2008 and awarded
Great place to stay for a vacation The staff was friendly and courtious the rooms were comfy and clean geeting around was easy if i ever go to Tobago again i will definatley stay at the Coco Reef Resort
Beryl Bowers from U.K. visited in May 2008 and awarded
My husband and I have visited Coco Reef every year since our first trip to Tobago in 2001. Having been to a number of other Caribbean islands we totally fell in love with Tobago and the great atmosphere of this hotel. The staff are amazing - always remembering us from previous years which immediately made us feel at home. Sadly my husband died early in 2007 but needing a break from everything I decided to return alone to Coco Reef in May 2008 and how glad am I that I did so. The staff made sure I was 'looked after' and although I did eat by myself some days I also made new aquaintances with whom to dine at all times of the day which in turn gave me new memories to reflect on. In 2009 I am returning yet again with my daughter and teenage grandchildren to enjoy the delights of Coco Reef yet again and they too are looking forward to snorkling and relaxing at this wonderful resort.
Maureen from Trinidad visited in April 2008 and awarded
They strolled about the dining room as if they were home (they probably were)!
When I complained to the waitress she said that the tourists like to feed them. This obviously meant screw those who did not. The best part of the stay was the petal decoration on your bed as you arrive and on the day you leave. The food was mediocre and with small portions and you could wait for an hour before getting anything to eat.
Maxine Timmis from U.K. visited in March 2008 and awarded
Coco Reef Spa and Resort is the most beautiful hotel I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. The staff are truly wonderful and cater to all your needs. The gardens are simply stunning and the private beach, well, what can I say?!
My only complaint (it isn't much of one), is that over the Easter week the hotel was filled to over capacity and because of the large number of children (not that that is a problem!), it was not really possible to use the lovely little swimming pool.
For tours, I would suggest using the hotel to book rather than your tour operator as they do not charge commission so every penny you pay is invested in the local businesses. It also means to get to meet more locals, definitely an opportunity not to be missed as they are warm, friendly and very inviting.
I first visited Tobago 15 years ago and although it has changed a little, none of the essence of the island has been lost and it was a genuine pleasure to return after such a long time. I would recommend Coco Reef to anyone but most of all, I would highly recommend a visit to Tobago. I can't wait until I return again!