Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Coco Reef For Christmas?
Kerry & Lee
I just wanted to know if anyone is going to the Coco Reef for christmas? We fly out on christmas day for two weeks. I was wondering if they do anything special for christmas and new year? It will be our first time to Tobago and thanks to this site we are really looking forward to it.
Swimming At Coco Reef
After many trips to Barbados, considering booking Coco Reef. From photos the sea looks very shallow. Although not strong swimmers both myself and husband like to have a 'swim' rather than just paddling/wading. Is this possible within the sea walls? Also can you drink the local tap water as you can in Barbados?
Best wishes Pat
Hi Andy, you didnt seem impressed with hotel. We have changed from the Tropikist to Coco Reef at the very last minute as we fly on the 2nd December. Is it really flooded? it seems so tragic these days that lives are lost over flooding, and its all in the laps of the gods.
We arrived back this morning feeling a little jet lagged, but well worth it for the wonderful holiday we had at Coco Reef resort.
We thought the hotel was really lovely, and the staff so friendly, always ready to chat or help in any way they could, and we didnt feel this was false in any way. The hotel was spotlessly clean, could maybe do with a little updating in some places, but we would certainly recommend this lovely hotel. The beach and facilities were excellent always plenty of beds, ice cold bottled water throughout the day, fresh fruit, and ice cold flannels handed out in the heat of the afternoon, heaven.
The beach and sea were so clean, and although comments have been made about it being a man made beach resort, we honestly didnt feel this spoilt it in any way, excellent place and fabulous holiday., Cannot wait to return, we are hooked.
Credit Card Conversion Rate
This has already been covered at http://www.mytobago.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1834 but I think it's worth repeating it here.
The Coco Reef and the Cafe Coco don't charge you the amount you've signed for on your credit card. Instead they convert the TTD amount to USD at an unfavourable rate (5.7). Essentially they're skimming an extra few percent off each transaction, and hoping that nobody notices/complains.
I'm disputing the charge on my credit card, and I encourage other people to do the same. Maybe they can be persuaded to stop this practice.