Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Just Returned From Coco Reef
Just returned from 2-weeks at the Coco Reef (AI).
Location - Perfectly located for a super quick transfer from the airport. No airport noise, you don't realise that you're so close to the airport.
Accommodation - Nice clean room with nice views over Store Bay next door to the hotel. However, late night music at Store Bay (to the left hand-side of the hotel) could be disturbing for some people but we were assured that we could move rooms if needed.
Staff - Brilliant staff! Make the time to chat to them and they open up completely. It makes your holiday that much better. Only found one waiter the entire 2 weeks who you could tell didn't want to be there.
Food - Having a 2 year old daughter food was always going to be an issue. The hotel has a childrens menu but it tends to be 'something with chips' which we didn't want to end up giving her for 2 weeks. The earliest sitting for dinner is 19:00 which is too late for our daughter so apart from the odd time when she came to dinner with us we always got room service for her then she slept in her buggy during our meals. Food was always of a good standard although tended to be quite a lot of buffet style sittings but still with lots of variety.
Beach - Great beach, very clean and is raked every morning destroying our sandcastle materpieces! The sea is warm and clean and excellent for safe swimming, deeper in places for those wishing for proper swimming. An abundence of sea life, especially every morning for those of us sneaking our bread rolls from breakfast to feed the fish. The artificial reef has attracted so many species of fish it is fantastic!
Overall, the Coco Reef was a wonderful place for a holiday.
We visited during the rainy season and got an above average amount of sunshine, but at the same time the hotel was less than half full and so there was a beach load of empty sunbeds and shades and never had to rush to book the main restuarant for the evening.
We noticed a few people had been at the recieving end of the sand flies, luckily we escaped relatively bite free (apart from the mother and father in law )
Overall, an eight out of ten.
Visiting On The 14th July
I have read most of the coments regarding coco reef and i am a bit confused over the dress code for the main resturant..Is it proper trousers and shoes ? or will I get away with tan / light coloured material type ones...Also for women does it have to be formal or just smart?
Great Time Had At Coco Reef
Had to leave on the 15th July Have read some of the posts lefts and we just wanted to say that people do have some different views - thats human nature. We were in room 250, overlooking store bay (which is at the back of the Villa). We had no problems with any noise, yes, the locals do stop on the beach until after darkness, but in no way did this bother us.
(The couple in room 248 - you know who you are - we don't believe it was the air-conditioning!!
The staff were all fantastic, some of the nicest we have experienced, do make the effort to talk to them, you can have a real laugh. If you need anything, you only have to ask, nothing seemed to much trouble for them at all. 10/10 for the Hotel and staff.
This is the perfect place if you are looking for a quiet, chill-out holiday, so relax and enjoy yourself.
If you are looking for nightlife and great shopping trips - then probably not your cup of tea!
But for us - just what the doctor ordered
Safety Deposit Box At The Coco Reef
We are looking forward to returning to The Coco Reef in September 2005.
This time I would like to take my new SLR camera with me but dont want to leave it in the room.
I have asked the hotel if they have larger deposit boxes available and they have said yes but given me length 21 1/2 ; width – 4 1/4 ; depth – 2 3/4 (all in inches) as the size of their largest deposit box.
Obviously 2 3/4" deep is not deep enough for an SLR camera.
I didnt want to question it but felt sure someone had said they have larger deposit boxes available.
Would anyone know?
We cant wait to get back and enjoy some of the largest lobsters I have ever eaten.....blow the cholesterol for two weeks!!
Thanks for any help.
Visiting The Coco Reef 8th Sept
We are returning to the Coco Reef for our second time on the 8th September.
We cant wait as the first time two year ago was so good.
Can anyone tell me if the Lobsters in Tamaras are still as big and good value.
Lobster and chips there was the best followed by a soufle.
Can we expect to see any major changes would anyone know.
John & Chris