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... zone. You have to pass through this road that honestly is the worst road I've ever been on and I come from the country where dirt roads were an every day way of life. I really don't think I could ride through that every day. It takes so much out of you just to get through the bouncing and your insides feel like they are being stirred. I think if I lived here or owned a place here, I would stock up on everything I needed and plop myself ...
... eventually gave up the hunt and came back aboard. This time the guys didn't see too much, apart from the lobster and conch we had caught. Papa Joe pulled anchor and we set sail again for Tobacco Quay. After lunch was usually when we all read, drank, smoked, listened to music & occasionally chatted. Generally we would fall asleep in shifts, I was sitting on the edge of the boat with my feet dragging in the water, it was a real calming, relaxing feeling as the force ...
... reef where we snorkeled. The coral there was beautiful and the fish we saw were cool. We also snorkeled near the pier again since there were so many fish hanging around that area. Although some of the areas were churned up and a little cloudy, we saw some GREAT stuff there. Roger actually spotted a lionfish!
The highlight has been the organized snorkel trip out to the "Turtle Spot" on Saturday afternoon. This area ...
... the belt. It doesn't bode well for a smooth flight when you all have to be strapped in.
We stopped in Dangriga first and let a few passengers off but the majority of us were going to Placencia. The flight was fine but we moved around A LOT in the air and especially when taking off and landing. There were some roller coaster moments for sure but we made it! On the ground, we discovered that another couple ...
Left Guatemala and headed for the Belizean border, and with it, felt I had left the Central America I was (somewhat) used to, and entered a much more Caribbean country. Was met by a familiar face when I exchanged my surplus quetzales (Guatemalan currency) in order to get a taxi to San Ignacio, a town 10 or so miles in. Due to the early start, it was only 11.30 by this point and knowing that I needed to be in Placencia (town in the south part of the East coast) I thought ...
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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.