Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Soul Less, You Could Be Staying Almost Anywhere In The World
Having spent the previous week seeing some of the beautiful island of Tobago we decided to spend the last 3 days of our holiday here. That was 3 days too many.
Whilst Coco Reef obviously strives to portray an image of luxury, they seem to fail in almost every area. Everything about the place is artificial, resulting in no atmosphere whatsoever.
All the staff seem like robots, coming out with 'have a nice day' and 'your welcome' to almost everything we said to them. If only the management would allow staff to demonstrate some of their own personality then this could be a much more enjoyable place to stay.
We had read good reviews of the Tamarad restaurant so decided to give it a go despite the expensive price tag. The food was appalling for a restaurant of this (or almost any) quality. The starters were standard pre-prepared fodder that required no innovative cooking whatsoever i.e. basically prawn cocktail etc. The main courses (I had Beef and my wife fish) were totally tasteless and over cooked. Not what you would expect from a quality hotel.
The only good thing about our stay (apart from leaving) was lying on the beach and swimming in the lagoon, very relaxing. Having said that even the beach and lagoon are artificial.
If you want to experience the real Tobago don't stay here.
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!