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I spent Christmas 2010 In Negril Jamaica and it was wonderful!
I stayed at CocoLaPalm and the entire resort was decorated with Christmas lights.
Can you imagine palm tress with decorated lights even on the beach-beautiful! CocoLaPalm was a great place to stay. Rooms are not fancy but very clean, the staff are the absolute best and …
... journey. Maybe because this is my 7th trip &i know what I am gonna see..... I don't know....... So I arrive at the Ritz. Greeted by the bell man who takes everything I am carrying apart from my handbag & directs me to the Reception, The lobby is grand, gold and marble, Caribbean colours and friendly Ricardo greets me at the desk. Ricardo tells me he is blessed I have chosen his hotel, I ask him if it rained today, he replies with a pause ;) - ...
... can't eat the food...Well, let me just say, I wish I could live on this resort permanently! I think my digestive issues would be over!
SeaGrape and the Sports Bar were my saving grace! I had some of the best lunches at SeaGrape, and thanks to "Janet", and the lady at the Sports bar, I was in heaven..My favorites were the Fish tacos, Snapper sandwich, potato salad (some of the best I have ever eaten, and healthy), veggie burgers (yummy), and the sweet ...
... a standard work on the subject. When Ian Fleming was searching for a name for his now famous character, he looked on his desk, saw a copy of the book, and borrowed the name of the author for his character.
The beach has a continuous musical background. Earlier,
two guys walking along the beach from resort to resort stopped near us, and produced an approximate rendition of a few Bob Marley songs. But they have left, and in the meantime the bar of the nearby ...
... shallows, we were full on swimming! The horses are trained to swim in a circle with the rider and then along the shoreline. WOW FUN!
I was soaking wet and loving every second. Greg's horse was the loudest of all of the group's, snorting and baying like crazy. We couldn't figure out if it was playing happily or wishing we would get the heck outa there.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCocoLaPalm Resort Negril
This resort is located on 7 Mile Beach. The location is in the center of 7 Mile Beach and probably the cleanest and nice location on the entire 7 Mile Beach. The resort is not fancy but the rooms are exceptionally clean and well kept. The staff at the resort is what makes it stands out for me and why I would give a 5 Star Rating. They are so professional, courteous and go over and beyond to ensure that your stay is the best that it can be.A great referral for tours and transportation in and around Negril is Turner's Exquisite Tours-check out their website http://turnersexquisitetours.com The drivers, are professional, dependable and you will always will safe in Jamaica when traveling with them. They were referred to me by a friend and an excellent recommendation. Rates are very reasonable. I contacted them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Historical Traveler Reviews CocoLaPalm Resort Negril
Just got back from a week's stay at the Coco La Palm in Negril and it was fantastic! The grounds were beautiful and well kept and the staff (Leroy, Wesley and Gervon) were great. Very friendly. The rooms were very spacious and clean. And being located right on the beach was an added bonus. Being my first time in Jamaica I wasn't sure what to expect, but everything was so great, and the price was very reasonable, I will definately be returning in the near future.
Coco La Palm- A Real Steal
Due to the East Coast "Blackout" power outage conditions this summer, our vacation plans were unexpectedly put on hold. It was reassuring to know that Expedia was prompt and able to provide a partial refund--and likewise that American Airlines issued a full-refund of travel expenses. However, The Coco La Palm resort was not, and repeatedly stalled on any communication towards a resolution. Promises of "we'll look into it" remain, to the present day, unanswered.
Only if they go ALL-Inclusive
The only way i would return to Coco La Palm was if they were to go All-Inclusive...My wife and i have been to Negril the past 3 years,,1st year at Hotel Samsara, 2nd year at Legends Beach Resort, and 3rd and most recent (Sept 7-14 2003)Coco La Palm...On a financial note Samsara and legends were about $200.00 cheaper in price BUT WERE All-Inclusive....which equaled around $1,000.00 per week for two in food and drinks,,Coco La Palm does have a GREAT Staff, and Awsome rooms...but for me the saved $$$ allowed for more activities and FUN!!!!
We Be Jammin'
My husband and I were in JA August 4th-11th on our honeymoon. Coco La Palm was great. Very clean, the house keeping was generous (flowers on bed, swan made out of towels), and the staff very personnable and hospitable. The restaurants were efficiant, and good food. We were happy that we did not choose an all inclusive resort, b/c we got to explore other dinning and evening entertainment. We recommend RockHouse (on the cliffs), Kuyaba, Alfreds (breakfast and live Regea some nights), and Sun Beach (drinks). We went to Ricks, but it was very crowded and weird "coin" system for drinks. Jenny's up by the cliffs has great "Brownies". Have fun and relax! We'll be back, hopefully sooner than later.
Yah Mon! No Problem!
We just recently returned from a very wonderful vacation at Coco La Palm Resort. Everything was perfect! The resort is very lovely with gorgeous gardens and immaculate rooms. Everyday, I looked forward to a beautiful flower arrangement left on my bed by the cleaning staff. The beach is simply too beautiful to put into words. Best of all, I'd have to say was the awesome staff. They truly treated us with THE BEST JAMAICAN HOSPITALITY!! We will definitely be returning next year!! Yah Mon! No Problem!
Coco La Palm Truly Paradise
My wife and I just recently stayed at Coco La Palm from July 19-26th 2003. This was our first vacation alone together since we've been married. We saw the advertisement on the Internet and as everyone knows what you see might not be what you get. Everything looked nice but we were still a bit nervous. When we arrived at the airport a driver from one-stop tours picked us up and took us to Coco la palm. He was very nice. He gave us some history of the towns that we were passing through on the way to the resort. When we arrived at Coco la palm, we could not believe our eyes. It was absolutely beautiful. Everything was clean, and the flowers were amazing. The staff were so nice and everyone was willing to go out of there way to make sure that everything was perfect for us. I would like to say much respect to Dr. Rock he mixes a mean coconut Rum & Pineapple juice. Much respect to our security guard Mr. James, all the beautiful women at the front desk and to Donavan you do great woodwork. We were surprised to find that nothing was over priced. It was truly paradise. The food was great and the atmosphere was intoxicating. We had the time of our lives and we will definitely be back. Thanks for an unforgettably time Pam & Richard
Coco LaPalm resort
My wife and I just got back from Negril Jamaica and stayed at the Coco LaPalm. FANTASTIC!!!! We were looking for the oppurtunity to experience a more cutural Jamaican trip while still being able to enjoy a nice resort. This trip successfully accomplished both. Negril is still Jamaica as it used to be, not a tourist trap or big city... Coc LaPalm is a wonderful resrot with beautiful beach and an extremely freindly staff. Michelle at the beach grill makes a great drink and O'Neal at the restuarant provides great service Already looking forward to our next trip.
Great small resort for kickin' it
We just returned from a week at CocoLaPalm and I would recommend it over any of the other small inns of Negril. The grounds were beautiful and the staff was attentive and well-trained. Lots of other small inns around it were run-down looking. Others must agree as most of the resorts had far fewer people on the beach than Coco. The one problem was the food. The prices are far too high for the quality, which was mediocre at best. We had a package with a continental breakfast included, which was not bad. For any other meal, my suggestion is to go out. A walk in either direction will lead to dozens of jerk huts and restaurants. There are lots of very nice restaurants on the beach and the cliffs. For a nice dinner, I would recommend Kuyaba, Rockhouse, LTU, Xtabi, Charela Inn, Cosmo's Seafood, to name a few.
Coco LaPalm was the greatest
Coco LaPalm in Negril was the greatest!! Immaculcate grounds, well maintained facility, great restaurant, big pools, huge spa, nice people. (Our maid folded towels to form a swan and left hibiscus on its back on the middle of the bed) The rooms are new or updated. The beds are high quality and comfortable. Good quality furnishings. Owned and operated by a family in Minnesota, who seemed to know, instinctively, what we liked. Don't buy souvenirs the first couple of days. You'll get taken. On a budget, go into town and buy fruits, drinks etc and use fridge. We saved a bundle. Lonely Planet's Jamaica tour book was very helpful on this trip. We travel a lot but rarely go back to the same place, simply for the variety. I'm afraid we'll have to break that rule in the case of Coco LaPalm.
Go, Go, Go
We could not have been more pleased with this fabulous hotel! If you take the harried trip on land from Montego Bay to Negril, you may become wary by the looks of many hotels. However, as soon as you arrive at Coco La Palm, you know you will be very happy. We stayed in an upstairs Jr. Suite, with 2 queen beds. The vaulted ceiling with fan is breath taking. The HUGE balcony fits a table and 2 chaise lounges. The wood balconies and fixtures are stained and well maintained, the white tile floor feels cool on hot feet, and the bathroom is to die for; a shower large enough for two people with shower heads on opposite ends! Service at this hotel is the best-- our room was always clean when we returned, complete with fresh Blue Mountain coffee, and aloe vera gel for sunburned skin. Towels are always available by the beach (although next time I will bring my own-- they are a little stingy and will only provide one towel per person). The staff is so friendly and willing to bend over backwards if you are a pleasant person. The restaraunt is nice, but not spectacular. Check guide books-- we found most recomendations to be great. Get to the beach early if you want a decent chair. We learned our second day, you have to play the game-- get up, get your towels and toiletries, put them on the chair of your choice, and then have breakfast, and get ready. Otherwise, you probably will not get a good beach chair or spot on the beach. I give this hotel a 5-star rating overall.