Coco Reef Resort - Reader Reports & Opinion

Coco Reef 29/11-6/12   

Liz M

Just back from a mixed week in Tobago - wonderful island, lousy weather! Mixed experience, too, at Coco Reef. We had booked a one-bedroom suite and requested one on the first floor. We were shown to Room 135 - a dark and depressing room, with a small lounge area, plus a minute triangular balcony, overlooked by similar small balconies on either side (set in the right-angle of two wings of the hotel). Not a good start after an 11 hour flight. However, we were moved the next day to 253 (already reviewed here) which was excellent, even though we had been promised it would be ready by 2 and didn't get into it until 4 - a waste of precious time when we only had a week.

Our room was looked after and cleaned wonderfully. We asked for a kettle (several times) and eventually they provided not only a kettle but all the necessary for making tea and coffee for the whole week - a real bonus for us.

Beach - excellent provided we were down there by 7 to claim our shady spot! The breakwater, while not exactly beautiful, enabled us to do some very safe and easy snorkelling. Definitely a plus.

Service - first class and very friendly. Management only seemed to respond when one moved from a polite request to getting angry.

Meals - we were just b&b and the breakfasts were excellent. Had a few lunches in Baccanals - OK. Only one dinner in Tamaras which we found disappointing but we were definitely in the minority - most people seemed very happy with the food. (Opinions about other restaurants elsewhere.)

We got the impression that there were quite a few complaints about maintenance and rooms - this may have been exacerbated by Enormous amounts of rain which could make guests more easily annoyed by small things! The drive got seriously flooded on several occasions and the roof in the lobby leaked!

Overall, 7 out of 10, I guess. We'd certainly return to beautiful Tobago, but not Coco Reef - too many other beautiful places to go and see.

Noisy Room At Coco Reef?   

Miranda Lubbock

We stayed at Coco Reef in January of this year and enjoyed it so much that we have booked again in a month's time (15th Jan for a fortnight). This year we were overlooking Store Bay (Room 246) and for January we have requested a room overlooking Coco Beach (same wing but the other side of the corridor, i.e. 249 or similar). However, I read a posting recently in the Forum about noise coming from a new Night Club on the road to Pigeon Point, mostly on a Friday or Saturday night. My husband is completely allergic to noise after 11 pm and we certainly had no problem staying in the hotel last time. Can anybody give me a recent update on the noise situation and whether it will affect our holiday and should request our old room back, or whether we should take a gamble ...

Coco Reef Resort   

Deborah Bluestone

Has anyone stayed at coco reef resort recently. I've read some 2002 reviews that suggest the resort needed some update...true? Also is it possible to get a non-inclusive meal plan? Are rooms relatively quiet? Thank you.

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Coco Reef And Children..a Perfect Combination.   

Steve Dover

we have just returned from 2 wonderful weeks at coco reef.throughout our stay our 2 year old daughter was welcomed by staff and guests alike including everyone in tamaras restaurant! the beach is ideal for young children and unlike others on the island gently sloping and sheltered from rough if you are thinking of visiting the resort please dont be put off by some of the other comments on this site.coco reef is an ideal hotel for people with young families.

ps if you venture up the leeward coast of the island visit parlatuvier.the shrimps served by gloria joseph at the riverside restaurant are amazing,much better than the food at jemmas in speyside which seemed a bit of a tourist trap. one word of advice to those of you who hire a car....charlotteville really is as far as you can go....dont be tempted to take the dirt track on to pirates bay...there's been a landslide about 1/4 mile along the track and as breathtaking as the views are,reversing a 4wd back along a narrow road half way up the hillside is quite an experience!

for those of you about to go have a wonderful time...coco reef is an amazing hotel....and say hullo to bernecia and liz from little lucy.

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Beach/pool Towels   


I wonder if anyone can tell me whether beach/pool towels are complimentary or provided at the hotel. They are such a bulk to put in the suitcase and other All Inclusive hotels we've stopped in recently have provided them daily ie we've collected them from a hut near the pool area and taken them back at the end of the day. It would be great to have that bit extra room in the suitcase for other things.

Thanks in advance for any replies - just over 5 weeks to go - can't wait!


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