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... a beautiful home Norm and Ruth Williams have, so spacious and open. Ruth had a delicious lunch ready (Jonny cakes and cheese, fried fish, salad, fruit, pound cake and a fabulous ginger drink etc) and they patiently endured our many questions. They told us the road was closed at mile 3 due to flooding.
When we got to mile 3 we discovered the road impassable, with a line up of cars. A tractor soon arrived towing a ...
... from Baltimore to enjoy a cigar while I watched a movie. One of the nice parts of being on an island like this is you do get to know the other guests. Since there are only a few of us that aren't part of the big group from Texas, we sort of stick together.
Sunday was another beautiful day and we spent a lot of it in the water snorkeling around the island. We also took the kayak out to the far side of a reef and ...
... but on the 2nd floor. Although we're not in a cabana our place is huge! We havd a dining room table that seats 8 people and our huge porch has the same size table on it. It's got a full kitchen (wish we knew that, we'd have brought drinks with us) so clearly this isn't the usual room.
The weather was pretty grey and windy so definitely not a snorkeling day but we heard that tomorrow will be nicer. We checked ...
... of new music, I returned to Val's/ Dana's for dinner. Earlier in the day I had asked if Dana could make an extra portion of whatever she was making, so that instead of cooking something mundane myself, I could try some authentic Belizean food. The dish was delicious: stew chicken (jerk marinated wings in a thick, spicy gravy), rice and bean (boiled in half water, half coconut milk) and baked plantain (basically a big banana). Over dinner, the two of us discussed ...
... guide who showed us how they make drums from logs, Cassava and Hudut to eat, and where they do Dugu ceremonies in which a whole family get together for 7 days
to dance and play music. They do it to heal a member of the family who has been made sick by an ancestor and the ancestor then speaks through them at the ceremony (They go into self enduced trances like they do in some African ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Coco Plum Island Resort Dangriga
My wife and I have been planning for this trip since December of 2005 so we were anxious to get to Coco Plum Caye. The trip down was painless - direct from Atlanta to Belize City. Customs was quick and Tropic Air got us on a flight to Dangriga a half hour early, so we're already off to a good start. Once in Dangriga, Tropic Air called the local Coco Plum Cay office to let them know we were early and 5 minutes later we were met by the island manager, Salem, for the boat ride out to the island. If for some reason, you don't want to get your clothes wet, I would suggest asking to stop at the office to change clothes, because there's a good chance you'll get wet on the ride over. Personally, I didn't mind, but I know some who wish they'd not dressed so nicely. But the water was warm and the Belikin was cold, so I thought it was a pretty nice ride. Once on the Island, Robert (boat captain, bartender, tour guide and all around great guy) fixed us a Pina Colada while our bags were delivered to our cabana (Cabanakimi). Salem gave us a tour of this tiny, yet beautiful island, let us know when meal times were and introduced us to the rest of the guests and staff. Our first dinner was delicious (thanks Yvette) and served with a smile (Vanessa's a cutie). We talked with the other guests and after dinner got to know the others, including the staff, while drinking Belikins or whatever under the stars. It was a good first day. Subsequent days held their own adventure. Snorkeling at Tobacco Caye, Glovers Reef and Saltwater Caye. Scuba at Tobacco Caye (Reef's Inn). Hiking up Antelope Falls at the Mayflower Bocawina National Park. We also chose to lounge on the island for a couple of days. This place has lots of places to catch up on reading or simply catching a nap. It also has a private area with a gate and do not disturb sign where you can swim au natural if you so desire.
Having never written a review I feel compelled to write about Coco Plum. This was perhaps the best holiday we have ever been on. If you are expecting marble floors, 14 'high ceilings, crowds, buffet lines and 7 swimming pools, you're looking at the wrong spot. Coco Plum is VERY quiet. There are 5 cabanas, a dining room and a lounge area. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The amenities are basic but you have access to everything you need. They work very hard at keeping things clean and keeping their guests happy. There a 3 wonderful meals a day and yes...there was plenty of fruit. My wife became somewhat nervous reading one of the review on this site so sure enough, we had to pack snacks 1/2 way around the world and for what?? For nothing!
I don't normally write reviews, but I think my wife and I might have been at Coco Plum at the same time the previous reviewer was. I say this because the tone of her comments sounds very familiar.
Spent a week on cocoplum after many questions and conversations with joan who books the resort from the U.S.
I spent a week at Coco Plum and loved everything about it! The food was excellent with a nice variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, seafood, etc. We never had the same thing twice. The cabanas are very nice-loved the big front porch and hammock. Hot water and electricity are available 5 pm to 8 am. AC is available at night but we never needed it. The island never has more than 10 guests so it's peaceful and we met some wonderful people during the trip. The island itself is beautiful with gorgeous clear blue water all around. We never found ourselves bored and really liked having the option of some inland trips (highly recommend the trip to see the Mayan ruins) and snorkeling trips to the reef. Our snorkeling guide, Peter, always snorkelled with us and went out of his way to point out and identify what we were seeing-we spotted a 6 foot nurse shark on the first outing! The staff love to play volleyball if the guests are willing. Evenings were fantastic with most guests socializing on the deck, stargazing, looking for Eagle Rays right beside the dock, listening to some island tunes and drinking some tasty Belize beers (be sure to ask Byron to make you a pina colada). Pack plenty of sunscreen and bugspray. If you are looking for a remote location in paradise with some of the nicest people you'll ever meet (staff and guests), go to Coco Plum. You won't be disappointed. We definitely plan to go back.
CocoPlum was the most wonder experience! There is a lot of solitude, adventure, and relaxation in one. The island resort is small enough where you feel as if you are being catered to day and night. The staff is amazing! We were so sad to leave the beauty of the island/environment but we were even more sad to leave the people! There is no suprises, it is exactly what they say but better! The food was wonderful EVERY time and the drinks are to be miss when you leave. Bottom line... words/ pictures can not describe this place. What ever you want they will find a way to make it work! They were always saying "this is YOUR vacation". If you are debating on what resort to stay at(as we were) this is definitely the one! We got to go around and see the other resorts and were SO glad we went with CocoPlum. We can hardly wait to go back! Email me if you have any question I'd be glad to help!
We Loved Everything About It
My wife and I went to Coco Plum for our Honeymoon and spent a little over a week there. It is a beautiful island and the perfect environment for relaxing. If you want to be active there is also plenty do and see. We were extremely impressed by the staff and the quality of food. They couldn't have employed a nicer group of people. Having experienced the service on the mainland for a short time we defidently appreciated the staff at Coco Plum.
Normally at the end of vacations we are ready to return home. Not this time at all. There is so much more we want to do when we return again in the future. If you stop by give everyone a big hello from John and Michaelann
My husband and I recently spent out honeymoon at Coco Plum. We loved every minute of our stay there! The owners, Boss and Michelle, are great people and do a really good job running this place! They even stayed on the island a couple of days when we were there. Their staff were very attentive and made us feel very much at home. Mike, the bartender/snorkeling and fishing quide, was great. We hope he is still there when we go back next year!
We had planned to stay here 3 nights...thinking that any more solitude might drive us stark raving mad. We ended up bartering our pre-paid beachfront room at Jaguar Reef away one night at a time as we could, to, opportunistically, extend our stay on Coco Plum. When our luck ran out and we had to return to Jaguar Reef (after 6 nights), we paddled the Sittee River in the morning...and then took the 1:30 boat back to Coco Plum to see our friends and finish counting the zillions of starfish.
My wife and I spent 4 wonderful honeymoon nights on Coco Plum. Please, go look at the pictures on the website and remember that it is three times more beautiful in real life. It is truly a beautiful, deserted island in the Carribean, everything we wanted. And the price is amazingly affordable. But keep in mind it is not a five-star facility.