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".
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 Booked To Go To Coco Reef..........
My wife and I have just booked to go to Coco Reef in Mid April 2005 for two weeks. I am 31 and my wife will be 27 and we are going AI.
Our decision was between Aruba, Grenada or Tobago. Important factors to us were the quality of food on an AI, nice accommodation and obviously a beautiful location. Coco Beach just stood miles aprt from any others we have looked at, so I hope all you previous visitors to Coco Reef and Tobago can reassure us that we have chosen very wisely.
One little concern I have is that there are a few comments around about the Coco Reef over booking or double booking, any comments???
Comments greatfully received on where to go on Tobago, safety on island and whether it is worth touring the island in a car or some other means???
Andy & Jo
Two people very excited and soon to be staying at Coco Reef
Whats The Location Like??
Hi Steve and all
Just thinking of booking for a three week stay in February at Coco Reef.
I have scoured this site like mad to make sure I am choosing the right place! But I'm still not 100% sure.
I am a little concerned about a comment on the Crown Point area that quoted it as 'horrible'.
The hotel sounds just what we are looking for i.e :
A top class comfortable hotel with a beautiful beach with calm water (we usually go to Barbados West Coast)
We also like to be close to local bars and nightlife so that we get a feel for the island. We will also hire a jeep to see all the other beaches Tobago has to offer because we have never visited this island before. Although it sounds like the best two beaches are on our doorstep?
Why have I got a niggling doubt?
Is the location a bit tacky?
Any comments would be appreciated.
This is a great site by the way!!!!!
We are booked into the coco reef next year and have asked for 2 interconnecting rooms. The hotel have told us they are on the ground floor. I'm wondering what the ocean view will be like? Any comments please. many thanks.