Coco Palm Resort
Travel Blogs from Gros Islet
... tropical rainforest, golden sand beaches, cascading waterfalls and astonishing geological features, most notably the towering twin Pitons - all awaiting our exploration.
Local yacht day-workers we met at the marina, Vision and Mishanna, offered to take us on a private tour of the island. The 5 of us packed into Vision's SUV early Friday morning and set out on the winding coastal highway that cuts across the mountains with hairpin turns and dizzying ...
... and they even had a type of fan system, powered by donkeys to cool the place down. More ammo for the 'Aliens from Outer Space Helping Earthlings Develop' camp. I'm a strong believer in all that.
Dinner was good fun. Phil the narcotics cop was telling us about ...
... city. Inside, there are several displays about various people who were important in St. Lucia history. If you're looking for that sort of thing, it's worth a few minutes, but if you're not really into history, there's not anything else at the site.
Downtown Castries, I saw the central park square and the church on the square. I was driving around to see some other things, but the traffic picked ...
... suddenly appear to fill it up. This took nearly an hour, but we decided to hang in, as it was part of the experience of the island.
Once we got underway, we climb almost immediately up the hills around the town and into cloud forest with good views back to the coast. Murray has the shotgun seat, so gets some good photos. The route takes right over the spine of the island, past the Grand Etang National Park, where we see a number of cruise passengers, ...
... and parts of the film set and some of the props remain along the shore including a Tudor style building facade, a hangman's scaffold and a large number of wooden coffins! Several of the locals were used as extras in the films and are very happy to recount their experiences.
We spent our afternoon exploring, although found that our dinghy outboard was not working properly and Rob contacted the agent to see about getting it repaired. Thankfully ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Coco Palm Resort Gros Islet
Great Location and great Staff!!!
I stayed at this property in October for 3 nights.
The property is great!!! The location is perfect if you want night life, beach and shopping.
The hotel staff was wonderful, after I checked in they walked me to my room and waited at the door to make sure everything was satifactory! The staff greated me everyday by my name and asked if there was anything further they do for me! The staff went above and beyond to make sure my stay was great!
The restaurant was nice, all outdoors...very tropical..good food!
This is a great property for families who may be traveling to St Lucia for a wedding and honeymoon couple is staying at one of the Sandals resorts...
Overall I would stay here again, it was great!
Everyone who travels can relate to the moment: the moment where the 4AM alarm wakeup, the bad airport food, the dragging the bags through a tiny airstrip airport, negotiating the taxi, the taxi drive through unfamilar country, etc; THE moment it all fades away...you are alone in the hotel room that took you 14 hours to get to-
Coco Palm saved my holiday!
We were moved to this hotel from the Almond Morgan Bay, due to it being incomplete. The Coco Palm is very simple bit very pleasing. Food was good, nice swimming pool, nice staff. Only a 5 minute walk from the beach, This hotel is a very good 3-4*, very pleasant. I think it only has 70 rooms or so, but they are really nice.
I was a guest at the Coco Palm from mid October to mid November 2005. I have stayed in many hotels and the Coco-Palm is one of the nicest. It is the fabulous staff that make it such a pleasant place. Although everyone was great, some of the ones who stand out in my memory are Aldrich at the desk, Miss Lynch (Cheryl) with security, and hosts Elina, Vikki, and Sylvia who made me feel right at home. The cleaning staff was professional and friendly. My second floor garden view room was always clean and neat and comfortable. The next time I visit St Lucia I will gladly return to the Coco Palm, and I am recommending it to everyone who asks about my trip.
My wife and I spent a week at Coco Palm, Rodney Bay in November 05 and can highly recommend this hotel.
My sister-in-law and I recently stayed at the Coco-Palm resort in Rodney Bay, St Lucia. We had a whale of a time. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this hotel whatsoever.
coco palm as a hotel resort is great. staff was very frendly and alwas aiming to please. hosts sylvia, vicki and anna were great! my husband and our adult family members vacationed 10-29-05 to 11-05-05. i have much to share with trip advisor members.
My husband and I spent a week here from 14-21/10/05 and had a lovely time. The 'tweaking' of the facilities mentioned by other reviewers was still ongoing at the time of our visit - the fountain outside reception wasn't working, the walkway to Coco Kreole was being re-paved, some rooms didn't have patio furniture etc. but as mentioned previously none of this detracted from the lovely hotel, excellent staff and great location.
The Coco-Palm is a new Hotel connected by a walkway to the original 'Coco-Kreole' so the benefits of the bars and restaurants of the Gros Islet area are equally as applicable to this hotel also. Make no mistake, the Hotel is so new that the final touches are still ongoing. On our arrival date of the 30th August minor work was still being done to the water feature outside of reception and a number of rooms were obviously in the process of being fitted out with furniture etc. (This was only apparant because the room doors themselves were open at the time, and not because there was any 'construction noise' attracting attention). I suspect by the time most people read this review much of the detail may even be completed. Our room was a ground floor 'pool access' room which is one of 5 to have private access to the very large pool(shown in pic). The room was well fitted out with an extremely comfortable bed/TV/stocked fridge/ceiling fan, modern coffee maker etc. and an a/c that was so efficient you felt there would be ice forming on any glasses of water you left lying around too long. No bath(tub) but a twin shower(with seat) and plenty of hot water. The pool itself is quite large but be wary of the footbridge that crosses at the narrowest point. As a swimmer there is barely room to go underneath without catching you head on it. Gardens are still in the process of being stocked, several mature palms have also been planted and though they are visibly 'new' I suspect that the year round growing season will ensure this doesnt last long. Continental breakfast is included and served outside in a covered area next to the bar which is also used for evening dining (which we didnt make use of).