Coyaba Beach Resort
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Jamaica is awfully fussy about letting you in the country considering there are only about 5 people in the immigration queue. Maybe, looking at the line, it's because they don't get to practice being strict with illegals. The officer gives us the run down of why are we there? Where are we staying? When are we leaving? But it doesn't last long …
... ate supper in the dining room but tried to eat lightly. Then we stopped at a watch sale and bought David a new watch.
Now it is time to prepare for tomorrow. We must be ready to leave at 7:30 in order to catch our glass-bottom boat excursion. Since we will be tendering in, they are taking those on tours first and then will send the boats back and forth all day. We're hoping to do both the boat tour and for David to snuba. However, we must be back on the ship by 3:30 in the ...
Sad to leave the beauty of the Jamaican people, the warm water on my feet, the gorgeous sunsets and the girls on this trip. Also, J our fearless leader. He kept us in check and made it fun. I don't want to go back to a Canadian winter. Not quite yet. ...
... gave me an explanation and a tour and then left. He called me at 7 to check and see if I needed anything.
I even managed to find my way around the resort, mostly. Lisa had a massive suite. Danielle had a swanky room also.
We hung out in her room for a bit. Not much happening there as it's couples only.
Tomorrow we leave for home. ...
After 1 1/2 hours of sleep: restless, fitful sleep, I dragged my suitcase to the car in the pouring rain and Steve and I picked up my travelling companion at her apartment. Her apartment which was flooding as the night wore on. Ouch. This was not looking good. She'd used up all of her towels, wrung them out, threw them in the washer on spin cycle and re-used them and they were all soaked again. Not ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Coyaba Beach Resort Montego Bay
Indeed this is heaven
My husband and I had our wedding at the Coyaba Beach Resort and Club, and it was the best week of our lives thus far. Our guests are still talking about the incredible time they had!
The resort is beautiful and very well maintained. The rooms are large and clean and the staff is friendly and efficient. Everyone from the onwers, to staff at the front desk, to the chef made sure us and our guests were well taken care of. We cannot wait to go back.
Best Hotel in Montego Bay
Just got back from the best vacation ever staying at the Coyaba in Montego Bay. The owners have given the resort their own personal touch. The staff, from the bell men, maids, waiters, lifeguards, cooks to the bar tenders they are the best you can find on the Island. This was my 7th trip to the Island and the most enjoyable. I can't say enought about this small hotel other then... see you next year!
First, I stayed at Coyaba . It is a very nice, small luxury hotel. Small, pretty beach. Pool and hot tub. The food was only average. The outdoor restaurant, for lunch, was better than the Vineyard-the"better" one offered. The tapas at happy hour, which is on Fridays only in the upstairs bar, are awful. This hotel, expensive as it is, does not provide robes for the guests. I was unhappy about this, given all the swimming and showering . We bought the all inclusive package, which cost and additional 300 per person for our four night stay, and was not worth it because the food simply isn't that good. Perhaps if we drank a lot,,,,,, The grounds are lovely, and the service was good. My daughter married at Sandals Royal Carribean and it was nice, but not special. I would not reccomend it. The best advice I can give is this: Montego Bay itself is dangerous. We were accosted -a party of 8 adults- by prostitutes on the"hip strip", after our wedding supper at a good restaurant. One of the men was pickpocketed. Men pushed the women into us, and in the resulting melee, thefts were attempted. I would never return to Montego Bay. Friends left the next day and stayed in Negril at Country Country, and loved it. I also heard of nice places in Ocho Rios. Just stay out of Montego Bay. There is nothing there you will want enough to put ;up with the garbage that will come your way. Everyone is out for the dollar-even the people who arrange your day trips will try to charge you for anything they can get away with. So always look for printed prices. Never get into a taxi without establishing cost first. My daughter parasailed and it was great.
Total R & R!
We just returned from Coyaba on 7/21/03 and hated to leave! Weather was beautiful, hotel was very good and well-tended, lovely beach/pool and the food was wonderful. Service was attentive. Room was nicely appointed. Beach, though stony in parts, was lovely with enough shade palms for the non-sun worshippers! Staff were always very helpful. Lively mix of Americans and Europeans made for interesting conversations. Above average MoBay resort and all-inclusive is the way to go. We'd go back!!
Found perfection, ideal place to unwind
Only recently found this review site, although it as been 2 years since I got married here I always seam to be reading the brochure, on their website or looking at holiday snap!If you like european holidays do not go here, after this place nothing comes close. We have been on two holidays which can never live up to the Coyaba, which ultimately leaves us disappointed.We will return, hopefully in 18 months time for my wife's 40th Birthday.
My sister and I just returned from a five day visit to the Coyaba Resort. It was wonderful! We totally didn't know what to expect and were very pleasantly surprised. The resort is very small, but is private, secure, clean and well maintained. For the days that we stayed there, only a handful of people were around and thus we had our own private beach, private pool, private bar, etc.! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room was located 15 steps from the beach, with a balcony and a view - just gorgeous. The room was clean and there were no bugs or lizards or anything. The beach is small, so if you are looking for a seven mile beach walk it's not the place for you. But if you want a clean, beautiful beach that's private and quiet with no hassles, this is it!The food - overall very good. The lunch at Dock's Bar and Grill was always a hit, and our favorite was the Jamaican Cobb Salad. We had dinner at the Vineyard one night for "Native Night" - lots of yummy Jerk chicken, etc., worth the money. The one meal that we did not like was on Wednesday night's Seafood night outside, we had a Fettucini dish with lobster in a red sauce. Don't get it unless you like your marinara tasting like Heinz! (lots of fresh lobster though).On two separate nights we went into town to go out and had a blast. One night we arranged for the Boogie Bus to come pick us up at the hotel and drop us off - very cheap, only $5 pp RT. The next night we took a taxi from the hotel. The hotel has a very convenient taxi service to go anywhere, the rates are fare and the drivers are helpful.We didn't get the all-inclusive but certainly did not need it. It gave us the opportunity to go off the property if we wanted something different. We got a great deal on the room through Orbitz. Don't forget to ask Elliston the bartender for the best banana colada you've ever had!Overall a great trip and wonderful resort. We will be back!
My wife and I recently returned from a week at Coyaba Jamaica Resort and found it to be above our expectations. The grounds are extremely clean and continously mainatined by a very polite and friendly staff. The tropical courtyard is beautiful and very relaxing. We found the staff to be extremely friendly and personal. We knew everyones name by the second day and were treated like a friend. The food in the Vineyard Restaurant was excellent, but pricy. I would strongly suggest the all-inclusive on days you will not leave the resort. Drinks range from $3 for beer (Red Stripe) and $6-8 for tropical drinks. The rooms are beautifully decorated and provide a tropical atmosphere. The oceanfront rooms all have balcony's with beautiful views and French Doors that can be left open on cooler nights. The beach is small but the staff of Bobby, Roy, and Allie spend hours raking, cleaning, and making sure the guests are well taken care of.The location is very convenient...just 5 minutes from downtown MoBay and the Airport. They also have a large play area for children under 10. Coyaba is well suited for couples and families with younger children. I believe our teenage children may have been a bit bored unless they are avid watersports fans. Phone calls to the US are expensive (usually ~$8 per minute) but phone cards are available at many stores for ~$11 (20 minutes) and are the best bet. Cabs are expensive but the best mode of travel if you're not familiar with left side driving. If you like large properties, Half Moon and the Ritz Carlton may suit you better (Although very expensive). If you prefer a more personal experience at a small intimate resort, Coyaba is a great choice. Overall we would rate Coyaba a 9 (out of 10).
Man-made beach very small and crowded, little sand in most places. Most of the swimming area littered with rocks and seaweed. The beach cleaning staff oftentimes would literally rake the seaweed from under your chair while you were sitting or trying to sleep, that is, when they were not dumping wheelbarrows of sand around you in an attempt to replenish the beach. Food service for the most part was slow and indifferent, occasionally rude. Breakfast "buffet" often devoid of fruit and stale pastries. Lunch usually was best option, but expensive. Dinner entrees were mediocre, usually overcooked. Rooms otherwise were well-appointed. Front desk "forgot" to call a taxi on day of departure.
We spent 3 wonderful nights at Coyaba in September, 2002 on their all-inclusive program. Despite the fact that we had one day of moderately good weather and 2 days of absolutely pouring rain, we had a fabulous time. They had many movies and games to check out. The room was large, very clean and comfortable. The mattress on the bed was great, which is something I look for, since I have a bad back. The people at the hotel couldn't be nicer. The food was uniformly excellent, no matter which meal we had. I would definitely go with the all-inclusive package, as the costs of the meals otherwise are somewhat high. The drinks were "well-poured" as my friend liked to say. Never a wait, never a bother. A small, intimate, personal hotel. I'd go back in a heartbeat. Coyaba's definition is definitely appropriate. It truly is a bit of Heaven.
Coyaba - what a great place!
what a wonderful little place! The hotel is small and intimate, and you get a chance to get acquainted with the bartenders, staff, and other guests, if you so desire. Family owned & run...you even get a chance to get acquainted with the owner, or at least the owner's children, who are absolutely adorable!
This is the place to be for solitude, rest & relaxation. The food was great, albeit a little pricey for dinner.
After coming to Jamaica many, many times, I believe we have found our spot. We would definitely return to Coyaba again and again.