Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Holiday At Coco Reef
We've just come back from 12 Day in Tobago at Coco Reef (June '03), thanks in part to your Website! We had a great time, the island is wonderful, the people friendly and the hotel superb! We didn't go AL as we wanted to try some of the 'locals', and I'm glad we did!
The hotel is very good, but 150-300TT$ for a meal at the Tamara Resturant was is not always necessary. The Bistro resturant Bacchanals was very good, but the menu was always the same. Many of the local resturants, with food from 65-250TT$ for (250 for Lobster!), were excellent including Bonkers (Tocan Inn), Café Coco (connected to Coco Reef) and Pelican Reef!
The gardens are beautiful and 2 wedding parties did photo shoot while we were there.
For Island tour we can recommend Peter Cox, we went with Peter and Robert, who's knowledge of birds is amazing. Peter is an interesting character, and really knows his stuff.
For anyone who's interested I've some pictures at http://www.paul-taylor.de/tobago.
Tobago was well worth the trip!
Coco Reef Versus Tobago Hilton....thoughts Please
I have visted both Coco Reef and the Tobago Hilton a few times , last visit being in June this year, but I have not stayed at either. I am planning a surprise weekend "getaway" to Tobago for my fiance's birthday(and our anniversary as a couple) and I have narrowed it down to these two hotels.
I am leaning towards Coco Reef (even though Hilton's rates are slightly cheaper) but I would like to get some feedback from anyone who has been to both and comparisons of pros and cons. I prefer the Hilton's rooms and pool but it is a bit out of the way and I really want to have dinner at Cafe Coco. Also, I am not too sure how I feel about Coco Reef's "man made" beach, however I really love everything else about the hotel and with both rates breakfast is included.
What I am looking for is that romantic ambience,that extra sepcial touch that would be perfect for celebrating a birthday /anniversary as well. Any comments will be well appreciated!
p.s. does anyone have the spa rate for massages at Coco Reef ? If you do you can PM me the information, thanks!
Has Anyone Booked ,with The Coco Reef Directly
interested in booking our holiday directly with the hotel and booking flights rather than booking via a travel agent. I was wondering if others have done this with the coco reef and if so how did it work our (price wise) compaired to the travel agent prices.
I sent coco reef an email a few days ago, have not heard back from them yet, i guess they are enjoying the sun at the moment
Anyone Holidaying 6 Oct
Only 6 weeks to our holiday
Wondering if anyone else travelling then - staying at Coco Reef for our Silver Wedding.
Decided to go B/B, is this a good idea, have not been All Inclusive before, hope we made the right decision. What is the cost of a 3 course meal at coco reef.
Coco Reef Watersports
I've recently discovered this website which is brilliant. We (6 of us) are hoping to come to Coco Reef for the 2nd week of a cricket package which includes Trinidad for the first week, next March.
There's been some excellent reviews and it's really helped us to decide that this is where we want to stay. Having gathered up a large amount of brochures with Coco Reef in, it seems to say that the non-motorised watersports are complimentary whether or not you are staying on a b&b basis or all inclusive. Is this correct?
We will be staying B&B but have been told that we can choose to be AI once we arrive, although, as we're on a bit of a budget it does seem very expensive. I've trawled through some of the forum and there's obviously two ways of looking at this (we've stayed AI before in Bali & Mexico, both of which were excellent, but considerably cheaper than Coco Reef). I think we'd like to see a bit of the Island and would enjoy lively (but not wild!) evenings out with a decent meal choice, preferably international and Tobagonian food options so we're all catered for, so we're thinking that we should stick with B&B.
Any comments re. watersports and recommended places to go would be really useful - we've got the Rough Guide to Trin & Tobago and it sounds quite easy to get about. We're only there for a week and would like to see some of the Island without having to go out every day travelling. What places of interest could we realistically combine to make, say, 4 days out?
Thanks for any information you can provide