Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
I wonder if anyone can tell me whether beach/pool towels are complimentary or provided at the hotel. They are such a bulk to put in the suitcase and other All Inclusive hotels we've stopped in recently have provided them daily ie we've collected them from a hut near the pool area and taken them back at the end of the day. It would be great to have that bit extra room in the suitcase for other things.
Thanks in advance for any replies - just over 5 weeks to go - can't wait!
Overbooking Shambles At Coco Reef
This is just a warning for anyone travelling from the UK who has booked accomodation at Coco Reef hotel. Their computer apparantly went down in December and when it came back up it didn't have all the bookings in it so when we arrived last week we were told at the airport that they didn't have a room for us despite me booking last September via Hays and Jarvis. The first 2 nights of my 7 night stay were spent in another hotel nowhere near as good as Coco Reef and I will be seeking compensation for them.
The reason for the post is it seemed to be happening to most people from most tour operators Virgin, Kuoni etc and there were some very unhappy people there the local agents were as much in the dark as we were and Coco Reef only informed them 2 hours before we landed.
I suggest you check with your tour operator that they phone the Coco Reef and confirm you will have a room ready when you arrive.
I have booked a fortnights holiday in Coco Reef October 2004. Can anyone tell me if there are activities on offer during the day ie volleyball, football etc. Also what is the weather like in Tobago in October. Thank You
Safety Deposit Boxes
Going to Trinidad in a fortnight followed by Tobago the week after - counting the days now! Can anyone tell me if there are safety deposit boxes in the rooms at Coco Reef? Most hotels we've been to over recent years have had them so I expect there would be here too, but confirmation would be nice. I can't see them mentioned in the brochures.
Thanks for any help you can give.
Walking Distances From Coco Reef
I am travelling to Tobago for a week in June this year with my boyfriend. One of the main purposes of the trip is for Raymond to have kite surfing tuition - he is a keen kite surfer and wind surfer - but to please me, we are also going to stay in a nice resort! After much deliberation, I think we have settled on Coco Reef.
We are on a slight budget (both in our mid-twenties) so to counteract the cost of Coco Reef, we are keen to eat out at local restaurants to bring down costs and are also keen to either cycle or walk in the surrounding area to avoid the cost of car hire (we may well hire a car for one day to explore the island).
I have a few questions which I was hoping you could help me with:
1. Is it possible to walk from Coco Reef to Mount Irvine Bay (one Kite surf centre is located here - Cool Runnings). If not, how long would the cycle be? How much roughly for a taxi?
2. I understand Pigeon Point is walkable (again the second kite surf centre has an office here - the main office being at Hilton Hotel beach - which is not walkable?).
3. Is it possible to hire bikes near the hotel?
4. Is it possible/safe to walk to a variety of restaurants at night from Coco Reef or do you need a car/taxi for these purposes?