Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Just Got Back From Coco Reef :)
Just spent a week in the resort - we stayed in a deluxe room with an ocean view. The first thing that struck us as we stepped off the plane was the heat - it was incredibly sticky and very humid! Be prepared.
We arrived at the hotel within half hour of landing. The room was typically "Caribbean" - perfectly good but nothing special. The airconditioning was a god send however.
The resort was nice, but again nothing special - the weather was excellent, 30+ degrees everyday and the swimming/sun bathing was exceptional.
One point of curiosity, the restaurant staff were all "programmed" to respond in a very monotone way - almost like they were robots - very bizarre! They were very efficient mind you, just not overly friendly, could have been us though.
All in all had a good holiday - it was very relaxing and we did what we set out to do. If we had to rate the place out of 10 we'd give it 7. Its a lovely place but it lacks that "x-factor".
Coco Reef Room Advice
Coming out for a week at Coco Reef in mid November (after Blue Waters in Antigua) and would like some advice on what room to request , we have booked a delux beach view (i think) , so some room number of the rooms with the best view / situation would be great , information on hotel lay out would also be good
Coco Reef & Plane Noise ?
Can anyone tell me whether we can expect very much aircraft noise whilst at coco Reef. I have just watched a programme on uK telivision about plane noise in st Maarten & thought that I should check , as Coco reef is close to the airport.
Any comments would be useful
Another 2 Wonderful Weeks At The Coco Reef!
Another fantstic holiday at the Coco Reef - loved every second of it.
Food was great, rooms super, Staff wonderful.
All in all perfect.
Eric sends his regards Steve. Bernica is off on Maternity leave at the moment but we did get to see her and Oh my shes huge!
Our 3rd And Alas I Think, Final Visit To Coco Reef
We have just returned from our 3rd visit to Coco Reef. I do think that will be our last. It has become a victim of its own success!!
The hotel and staff are just as wonderful as ever, as is the location. However, it has become a lot busier. (which is only to be expected)
Our holiday was tarnished by 2 main things: Children and Karaoke!!!
Before everyone starts jumping up and down, I would just like to point out my reasons.
We chose the Coco Reef, mainly because it is a small-ish hotel and doesn't provide childrens facilities. We are a young-ish couple who work extremely hard all year and choose to go on holiday where generally there are not likley to be a lot of kids (no matter how well behaved). I don't have anything against children, we would just prefer to go somewhere that wasn't aimed at children. We also go the first 2 weeks of October to help guarantee this fact as it is still term time. However in our first week, there were quite a number of children, ranging from the screaming, crying shouting ones to the ones who were always being told to keep quiet but were well behaved. Luckily we did find a quiet area in the cove, but instead of hearing the waves gently lapping, we still heard children.
Secondly, the entertainment on a couple of nights, left little to be desired. You could have been anywhere in the med. Karaoke, shouts of oggy oggy oggy -not our idea of a nice romantic evening.
As I said, Coco Reef is getting busier and the clientele is changing, and all tastes have to be catered for, I appreciate that, but having been there twice before over the last 5 years, the change is quite astounding.
It is still a great hotel, the staff still have time to talk, although I think the next couple of weeks, when apparently the hotel is full, they may struggle!
We still have happy memories, and now the search is on for a hotel elsewere in the caribbean, which has maybe stayed as the coco reef used to be. (preferably with no Oggy Oggy Oggys'!!)