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CocoLaPalm Resort
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

This was our third time in the Caribbean but our first time in Jamaica mon! We had gone all inclusive previously in Aruba and Cuba, but this time we opted for the mid range Cocalapalm resort hotel and booked a Superior room for our 11 night stay.

The friendly welcome at reception after our almost 11 hour flight from London was really very nice and the room was ready and waiting. This resort hotel is really very good value in almost all areas though the superior room was very dated. The electrics were especially ancient and the fittings and drawers etc were also from a bygone age! But the two queen beds were large and comfortable. The room was quite clean and serviced daily with clean sheets and towels. The air conditioning worked fine (which was good as it was 28C every day we were there) and there was also a large celing fan.

We used the room fridge to store our red stripe and rum and coke as the drinks at the bar were quite expensive. Better to take a taxi into Negril and shop at Hi Low supermarket (the taxi guy will wait for you and it costs around 12 dollars round trip) but there are also a couple of beach shops (shacks) and one or two supermarket style shacks on Norman Manley Boulevard which runs behind all the hotels.

We were surprised at just how poor the majority of Jamaicans are, some of the areas behind the town and hotels are very poor and a little like shanty towns...but the Jamaican people are fantastic, they are so friendly and chilled out and a pleasure to talk to even the beach sellers. With being there 11 nights we got to know quite a few of them and bought things daily like Patties for lunch from the Beach Bike man and Fresh Orange and Pineapple juice from Gary and Pineapple pieces from the older Fruit lady.....it was hard getting off the sunbeds but well worth the effort to enjoy the local produce.

The hotel beach at Cocolapalm is probably the best strip (quite wide and long) along seven mile beach and it is very safely watched over by the security guards especially the "stickman" (hes the thin guy) who never missed a trick. A lot of the beach sellers would ask you if you wanted any smoke/weed/ganja but a firm no would always work (unless you wanted to buy some and a lot of people did!) but the stickman would always send them packing....

The breakfasts were excellent, several well cooked choices inc continental breakfast were available - but you had to get used to the slow service, once you were as relaxed as they were, then all was fine.

We ate at the cocolapalm rest once or twice but after being there all day it seemed silly not to go out and about and try other places to eat at night.

You can actually just walk up and down the beach and get to several places in just a ten or 15 min walk along the edge of the surf.....we ate at Margharitaville for great burgers, Ginos for an Italian Pasta and Fish, Breezes for delicious Pizza (also try the Italian Place on Norman Manley Boulelvard just near the Times Sq Mall). We also got a taxi and went out to the LTU Pub which is next to Ricks Cafe on the Negril Cliffs. Lovely sea views from the cafe terrace.Good place to go after you watch the sunset and the amazing cliff divers at Ricks.

Negril is a really safe and friendly place and the perfect beach holiday. It was all so chilled all the time, shorts and teeshirts and flipflops were the only dress code needed day or night. Amazing white sand beach that goes on and on, beautiful blue and translucent and very clean sea (blue flag beach) where the fishes come up and swim round you - almost no need to go snorkelling!

The coco resort hotel was a good place to stay and overall the staff were quite good. The grounds and gardens and paths and public areas very well maintained and the pools and beach were spotless. Only one small downside was the sheer numbers of Minnesotans that were at the hotel for the first week of our stay. Very loud and always with a drink in their hands - they were there to party no doubt about that! There were some nice quiet Minnesotan folks too of course....all in all a great holiday. Would probably upgrade to a suite if we came back to the coco, or even try one of the boutique hotesl on either side of the coco, they looked lovely!

First time in Jamaica but wont be the last..Respect to the locals and Irie Mon!

Room Tip: Try for a junior suite near the pool if the funds will stretch....the superior we had could do with a facelift..
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank frenchroverite
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Just had our tenth stay at the CocoLa Palm. Just can't stop going back there. We were there for a birthday celebration and were pleasantly surprised with an upgrade to a beachfront room. The staff there is wonderful. Grounds are very well maintained. The beach is the best. The staff is very accommodating and friendly.

We love the Coco and everything about it. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Today wraps up my second visit to CoCo LaPalm, and it won't be my last. Friendly staff, clean rooms, and the nicest spot dead center of Seven Mile Beach make this a perennial favorite. We did loose hot water for the last two days, but I hardly even noticed. For the price you won’t find better than this place.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Doctor_Vacations
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

We stayed in a deluxe room primarily to have a veranda and a wet bar.It was close to the main pool and the office nearer the street. Booked our hotel and flight on Hotels.com and that worked out just fine. this is our second trip to Jamaica after about 20 years. The trip from the airport on the bus service was uneventful and took about 1and 1/2 hrs.

I think the best way to approach this is just to list our likes and dislikes at the hotel.

Likes
Clean room
Grounds and pools are very well kept up
Beach, as others have said, seems to be one of the best after walking down the beach in each direction
Landscaping at the hotel is very nice
No problems with shower or water and we did drink the tap water to some extent
Staff at the hotel were very nice and we had no problems with the vendors. (front desk staff not so much)
I would have to rate the restaurant as average. Seems like the spice has been decontented to appeal to the average Minnesotan that frequents this hotel. Sevice and breakfast was good.
Dislikes
We like to drink wine, but wine selection here and at other restaurants we went to were outrageously priced. example a six or seven dollar bottle of yellowtail in the US was as much as $35
It is very noisy in the am as the staff starts trundling their carts down the concrete sidewalks and hollering to each other as they go about their duties. So forget sleeping in.
We love to drink coffee in the am and the web site said BM coffee in the rooms, but we were disappointed to find this was not the case and the 4 cup coffeemaker ran loudly for about twenty minutes to make horrible undrinkable coffee so head to the restaurant
The room furnishings and tv were pretty dated, but worked well enough
Beds were just ok like staying in a cheap motel stateside.

All in all it was an enjoyable stay. If we were going back to Negril I would consider this place, but we probably will not be returning to Jamaica anytime soon.

Room Tip: Rooms near the street are pleasant, but noisy in the am so sleeping in is tough
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank DBball
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

This was our second time at Coco La Palm and for thr most partit didn't disappoint.. My main gripe is that when we trying to book the stay on the website, it showed there were standard rooms available. However when I called to inquire, I was told that they only had a standard room available for the first 3 night and after that, there were only deluxe and above and we would have to switch rooms. But it wasn't a deal breaker especially since the said she upgrade us for free and we wouldn't have to pay anything additional. Anyways, so we get there.. And when they say standard room, I mean boy is it standard!! Old furniture, needed a new paint job, old janky half rusted safe, tiny bathroom, flukey air conditioner, no ceiling fan... On top of that, ANTS!! I mean, it sounds worse than it was.. It wasn't that big of a deal, it served our purposes plus had a nice little porch and table outside.... That is, until we switched to our new room! I mean, it was like night and day.. Beautifully furnished, new air conditioner, new(er) TV, new safe, ceiling fan, fresh paint job, MUCH bigger bathroom w/ storage space, etc etc.. I just thought it was kinda messed up that they would have that much of a difference between standard and deluxe..

But outside of that fiasco.. I still like the resort, the people are friendly, food and drinks are good and reasonably priced, the beach in front is very nice.. I just wish they would step their game up. 1) They need to have beach service. It sucks always having to go the the bar and come back w your food/drink 2) They should put some speakers so you can hear the music on the beach, not just at the bar/restaurant 3) the one night they were having some sort of 'staff talent show' before a music act.. WTF? Staff talent show?? I felt like I was at some corny all inclusive resort in Ocean City, MD.. I just feel like they need to strive for a more upscale atmosphere to match their prices as this resort is not exactly cheap.. The whole vibe just seems a little stale, they need to spice it up, do something.. There are other places on the beach that have a much hipper, saucier-kind of vibe.. I understand they may be trying to cater to a more mature crowd but it shouldnt be like staying at a retirement home either.. Sorry AARP

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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