Coco Reef Tobago
Travel Blogs from Crown Point
... with a Smile
I would not like to speculate as to what is detailed as 'job requirements' in order to work in any kind of customer service role in Tobago. However, if pushed, I would hazard a guess that "previously lobotomised", "Eeyore-like personality" or "derp" would rank high on said list.
I am not in any way doubting the competencies of any employee on this island - I am simply questioning their attitude. ...
... a bird. However, this is one of seemingly limitless and impressively beige factoids delivered to us during our recent tour of Tobago's rainforest preserve.
On setting out on our journey to the rainforest, I had anticipated some kind of fusion of Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park: that I would venture into uncharted territory, discovering masses of new and ...
... ability to be turned away from a fast food chain, thus attaining the status of the lowest rung on the ladder of society
- Demonstrate understanding of the feeling of still not having a clue how an audit works, despite being asked to complete your third within 6 months
- Demonstrate the feeling of intense jealousy of other students getting signed off after 4 weeks, despite the fact that you spend an average of 8 hours a week in hospital anyway
... into the water and begin the dive. This was not as straightforward as it first seemed: indeed despite hauling our heavy tanks and attempting to resemble the purposeful iconic astronaut walk-to-the-rocket scene from 'Armageddon', we instead looked like we were simply extremely overprepared for swimming.
It appears that my fears about the marine wildlife were misplaced, after all. Rather than a demonic scene from Jaws or Deep Blue Sea, the reef in which we swam was more like ...
... road trip', however, was a generous term, as this would imply that there is more than one functioning road in Tobago.
Driving along the coast, there were some picturesque views: all somewhat spoiled by the seemingly limitless numbers of goats roaming on the cliffs on the side of the road. These goats appeared to stare longingly over the cliff edges, as if life had just become too dull and monotonous, even for them. I wonder if I will end up like this after 8 weeks ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Coco Reef Tobago Crown Point
The Coco Reef is fantastic. I stayed there in October for 2 glorious weeks, my children had the time of their lifes. The staff were wonderful, food was scrummy in general the whole holiday was fantastic.
On the day we arrived home, we booked our next trip there.
We will be back !
We came here after seeing the resort on tv. Voted the best hotel in the Carribean in the past and having a World renowned Chef the food is excellent, Superb private beach and no beach vendors disturbing your peace. After travelling all over the Carribean as well as places such as the Maldives and Maritius, I have to say this is a special place.
The staff are friendly, the service impecable and the accomodation second to none. I guess you can say we loved it. If you want peace and tranquility this is the place to come.
Will it be the same 2nd time round ........? I think it will.
Pete & Hev
Coco Reef October 2003 50 plus
The Entrance is very grand with Beautiful tropical plants and flowers.
The staff are very polite and helpful and bow and shake your hands at any opportunity, I found this very annoying as you could see there bosses in the back ground watching every move, I found the staff was petrified of losing there jobs, and we brits love to complain about nothing. found that the rooms were small and the cellings very low, the sheets were grey instead of being white, or ocean view was tropical trees and plants.It's the perfect place if you have retired and want to see people in there late 50, but if you are 30 plus and has traveled to thecaribbean before no way, I checked into the hotel for 1 night and checked out to le grand courlan the next day.
Fantastic food and service, the best lobster I have ever had. A truly amazing experience!!! Please go and enjoy xx
After returning from a what can only discribe as paridise i felt i should let you know what you have missed out on if you have never been to Coco Reef ,the food is unforgetable the beach is well contained within the hotel with a beach service to supply endlese cool refreshing cocktails, to round the day of spent on the beach the accomadation is of a very high standard ensuring comfort and attetion to detail. highly recommended
From the moment my wife and I entered the gateway we felt as though we were in paradise...lovely grass ,flowers and trees gave us a welcome feeling. The lobby was absolutely breathtaking, breezy with a view of the ocean. The reception as well as the staff were very warm and friendly.Our room overlooked the garden and ocean and what a lovely sight it was, we felt relaxed immediately.The interior decoration of the room was distinctly a piece of paradise. This resort is ideal for families or couples of any age, it offers a wide range of activities from swimming in coconut bay to snorkelling in the nearby ocean, jet sking to just relaxing in a paddle boat.The food was great, again mention must be made of the staff and their professionalism. We are definitely going to return to this resort and highly recommend it.
Great place to stay and recharge the batteries
The beach is superb and the setting picture postcard. The food was very good in the more expensive restaurant and OK in the less formal one.
The staff were all very pleasant. The drinks were limited to two local beers unfortunately. It was great to hear the steel drums but got a bit much every night especially that they would play pop songs on the drums. Overall a great place to go and stay.
Most relaxing ever
i spent 10 very restful days at the above hotel. the room was lovely, overlooking the bay. the staff were absolutely fantastic - i don't remember being served so well. the only disappointment was the gym! treadmill facing the wall, no music and not very inspiring. otherwise i cannot recommend this hotel more.
Great for children
Definately the nicest, most characterful hotel on Tobago. Relaxed, laid back, but excellent food and lovely, immaculate rooms. The staff are a joy. Great place for children - very safe, shallowly shelving bay, very nice relaxed attitude towards them from everyone - but similarly I wouldn't come here without them as you'd be a bit overrun. If you are a parent used to the better hotels in the world, but want somewhere that will be easy with kids (without the excessive glitz of eg most deluxe barbados hotels) this is a great place to kick back and relax
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Coco Reef, it was an excellent choice, only 5 minutes from the airport, but hardly any airport noise (seems there's only about 1 flight overhead each day, if that). Rooms were cleaned daily, and it is well worth worth taking the all inclusive option, as the a la carte restaurant was excellent, and the lunch menu at the beach bar also very good (shrimps huge), the house wine was very drinkable and included, staff very friendly, helpful and polite. The beach was very clean, and the sea safe to swim in within the man made reef, with shoals of fish swimming around you, even in 18' or so of water (who needs a snorkel?). Outside the hotel, life appears quite hard on both people & dogs, although they seem to remain cheerful (there is little or no industry on Tobago.)Quite a lot of mosquitos, beautiful coloured birds & pelicans doing their fishing. Great holiday !