Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion
Just Back From The Coco Reef
I have literally just returned from 2 fantastic weeks at the Coco Reef and when I left last night I have to admit that I shed a tear a two.
I will do a longer review when I have had some sleep.
Oh by the way Steve, I have some very different views from you on the children issue.
Eric sends his regards.
Just Back From The Coco Reef
Hi everybody! Well, probably 'cause I travelled in quite a different islands in the caribbean, but the Coco Reef simply did not seem to me 'the best resort in the caribbean', this is really an over statement.
I would give full marks to the staff, really friendly and very helpful, really really good on this and no complaints...but a part the wonderful pictures n the hotel walls and the flower arrangements, which were impressive (especially the pictures as it is usually difficult to find a resort which also has good wall pictures), the rest was quite poor and let me start from the beginning...
1) Rooms are ok, nothing special, toilet in our room was extremely noisy like a truck starting its engine and this is not nice, shower pretty poor but I am now used to this as most resorts I've stayed in the caribbean seem to have the same shower problem so...
2) 'Overlooking the sea' should be taken off the Coco Reef presentation, as the only rooms really overlooking the sea properly are on the 2nd floor only due to the thick vegetation in front of the others, and the best are the ones overlooking Store Bay.
3) Even understanding the reasons I still cannot approve the horrible looking stones wall built just in front of the hotel beach, this makes the small beach soo artificial, and the wall looks very very bad where everything supposed to be natural.
4) Statues, simply ridicoulous...the worst look you can have looking at the sea from the Coco Reef are these white statues in the middle of the sea, whoever decided to put them there should go back to school and learn design in an open space
5) Barbed wire...barbed wire? Yes somebody with a very 'open view' has nearly encircled the left and right side of the beach with barbed wire, they cannot be seen from the resort but they can be seens very well from Store Bay and from the sea if you are out snorkelling, or on a boat, and they give the resort that fortress look which is really bad, what they wanted to do become like the Pigeon Point? This also made me feel living in a prison, horrible feeling for me as guest, and I guess also for locals looking at this wire from the outside
6) Prices in the minibar, far too high for this place, mineral water about £2, peanuts about £5 plus taxes! Also imported goods when they could simply use local water, and local peanuts...
7) Swimming pool, well it is probably the smallest swimming pool seen in the caribbean, better they call it something else or they get rid of it, is far too small and when more than 5 people is a real crowd, need complete redesigned and definitely enlarged.
Unable to get a massage or a pedicure, as these services are booked weeks in advance, well management should realise that people might be there only for few days and still wanting a massage, may be having more people doing it???
So in the end even if the staff was really wonderful, sometime this is not enough from a resort claiming to be 4 stars or more, and I will not recommend this place and I will not return to this resort until drastically changed in design and organization.
Rooms At Coco Reef
Firstly I like to thank you for this website which has given me lots of useful information for booking our first holiday in Tobago. We are going to stay at the Coco Reef in November.
After looking at numerous brochures, lots of websites, we have what we feel is a good deal. Having saved some money by booking an Excel flight, we have decided to upgrade to a sea-view one bedroom suite at Coco Reef. My question is: we would particularly like a good sea view and a quiet room, and I wonder if anyone knows particular room numbers either to request or avoid. Also, how do the different room categories compare with each other.
Having lived in Antigua many years ago, where I saw two tarantulas in a year, I'm wondering about the likelihood of there being spiders and snakes actually in the hotel. Not that I'm scared of them, of course!!......
Gymnasium And Exercise Equipment 16 Oct 2003
Ian Gordon from Kent, England
Does anyone know if the Coco Reef has any fitness equipment?
Just so I can stroll past it with a sideways glance on the way to the beach!!
After booking an AI holiday back in March, it is now just over 2 weeks and I can't wait. I get the feeling Tobago really is something special.
By the way, I really am not interested in fitness equipment and apologies for the initial question to those of you who might be.
Best Scuba Diving Centres For Guests Staying At Coco Reef ?
My wife and I are planning to come to Tobago 14th Feb for 7 nights and are looking at .
My wife doesn't dive but I am an Advanced PADI diver and will want to do at least 4 days diving of a reasonably challenging standard.
I know place for diving but would rather stay in the other areas.
Has anyone done this and which dive centres did you use?
Is there plenty of diving within reasonable travelling of either Coco Reef or Blue Haven ??
Has anyone got any other hotel recommendations being the above in mind ?
Cheers all, this site is great !!