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Coco reef and other beach hotels

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Coco reef and other beach hotels

More specifically than my general thread on beaches can anyone recommend Coco Reef or others from the perspective of being day visitors wanting a good beach experience and being prepared to pay an entry fee? I've read about some of the 'resorts' being run down but would like the option of a resort for a more 'looked after' beach experience. Are visitors allowed to use the pools also at these places?

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1. Re: Coco reef and other beach hotels

Never heard of Coco Reef charging day admission, but someone will know the answer.

Try Pigeon Point resort for day "liming", or forget the beaches and feel like a hollywood star for the day - buy lunch at the fabulous Villas at Stonehaven and they let you use their awesome infinity pool and loungers (bring own towels). Lunches are good and surprisingly affordable, plus you will almost always have the pool to yourself - since the villas have similar, albeit smaller, private pools. Enjoy.

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I can agree with Caribbean Beau (this time!), Lunch then a swim at Stonehaven villas is a great idea. The food is very reasonable and you will probably have the pool to yourself! The staff are actually very friendly and attentive as well. I don't think they'll be prepared to put oil on your back though!

Maybe try a day at Turtle Beach? The beach there is good and they may do a day pass in the hotel. Their pool is quite new though I seem to remember the pina coladas were rather weak......Otherwise you can get a beach experience at Castara's Little Bay, no hustlers and The Boathouse is right there for drinks and lunch ( not Saturdays ) as Sharon usually has a day off and goes to......guess where..........Stonehaven for lunch !

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You can get a day pass to Coco Reef (sorry can't remember how much it is but it's not cheap), but honestly you are probably better paying less to enter Pigeon Point, where you will still have plenty of facilities and more choice in terms of eating/drinking options (even cocktails from Basso's bar and a good sunday lunch from the same!). The pool at Coco Reef is also quite small, really the attraction is the larger, calm area of saltwater within the manmade breakwater. If you want to see what is there, go for a drink one evening and take a wander around.

Castara I would also second as a place where you have most things easily accessible without having to come off the beach, altho I would not bother with Turtle Beach as the beach is public and the hotel itself is nothing special.

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