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Cocotal Inn & Cabanas
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed at the Cocotal Inn Beach cabana September 2013. The cabana was comfortable and clean. The view of the ocean was perfect. The staff was very friendly and quick to help get you a bike to cruise in to town or a kayak to go snorkeling at a nearby reef. A short bike ride will take you into San Pedro for dining or stop at a hotel bar/restaurant on the way along the beach.

If you are looking for a quiet location far enough from town but close enough to ride a bike, this place is perfect. Next door there is a dive shop to set up a guide/boat for diving or snorkeling. Those guys were very professional and pleasant hosts.

During the rainy season, mosquitos come out at dawn. I recommend that you be inside away from the feeding frenzy or at a location that there is a strong breeze to keep them at bay.

If you like to Snorkel, be sure to visit Hol Chan and Mexico Rock. Both are great places to see a lot of marine life. Take a kayak and paddle out to a Buoy in front of the Cabana and snorkel on your own.

Room Tip: The beach cabana is the best for a couple.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed at the Cocotal for 9 days in the red cabana in September. Really we couldn't have asked for a better room or better service. This is a smaller boutique resort that specializes on making you feel like family. Literally, two months before going on our vacation I asked a general question "are there blow dryers in the room?" They said no, but they had on in the office I could use. Upon arrival the blow dryer was left in our room. That's the care they take in the guests. The owners were in town and were extremely nice. They took the time to ask us what they could improve on, what we liked and would improve on (ie., wifi in the rooms - improvement made and now there is wifi in the rooms). That is a owner and staff that really cares about excellent service and their guests. Love that! Rooms were clean, grounds clean, really we wouldn't have changed a thing.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

If you're looking for a fancy luxurious hotel, this isn't it. But if you want a nice secluded getaway away from crowded resorts this is perfect. The private cabins were amazing and service was excellent. And you can always go to the many resorts nearby (which all welcome guests) if you want to have a nice meal or want to party. Just be aware that everything on the resort side of the island is pricey!! It's best to go into town to eat, which is just about a 15 min bike ride. It was also nice having a full kitchen in our cabins so we could stay in and cook if we wanted. This place is perfect if you're planning a longer stay. Would definitely come back!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We stayed at Cocotal August 2013 and couldn't ask for a better experience! Wanted quiet, small, unique and comfortable accommodations and we found it at Cocotal. It was beautiful, convenient, and the staff were all so down to earth. We stayed in the one bedroom apartment with full kitchen on the bottom floor of the main house. It was perfectly situated right outside the pool, and just a few yards from the ocean. The resident dog Mara was so sweet and really watched out for us; greeting us every morning and walking us to the resturant down the beach for dinner nightly. We really miss her! Cocotal has a comfortable little outdoor honor bar with a grill and fully equiped kitchen that any resident can use. They have bikes and kayaks you can use free of charge, and of course they will set up tours or activities as you wish. We went fishing the second day after arrival and caught enough fish to cook all week! Yummy. The staff were all very nice and even helped us cook a special dinner on the grill with our catch of the day! Cocotal is central enough that you can walk either way a few yards to several different resturants and bars. We highly recommend the Cocotal Inn if you are like us and want more natural down to earth accomodations, top notch service and wonderful staff. FIVE STARS

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We traveled to Belize over my 30th birthday this year. Unbeknownst to me, my fiancé had coordinated to surprise me with a birthday cake with the staff. When we arrived they had decorated the room with flowers, along with a card and the cake. This level of hospitality extended throughout our stay. I can’t say enough about our experience.

Room Tip: Stayed in the Beach Front Casita, great view and privacy.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

My young lady and I became interested in Belize after seeing some vacation program on our local PBS station, and we decided to go. The only issue: I wanted to stay on Caye Caulker, a more rustic (for lack of a better word) island off the coast, and she was having none of it. We decided on Ambergris Caye (the country’s largest island). This is where we discovered Cocotal Inn & Cabana’s…and we never looked back.

Go look at their website…looks too good to be true right? Too clean, too perfect…no way this place is as nice as it says…well it is!

We went right at the end of the rainy season, taking a bet that the weather would hold, and for the most part it did. We took the beachfront casita, and it was glorious. Open those front doors and have your morning coffee as the local’s bike on the way to work. Get a sunny “good morning snuggle” from Mara (the TRUE owner of this establishment!), and let the day begin.

Bike riding, snorkeling & kayaking can all be done, and for free, right from the property.
If you’re looking for a quiet place, away from the crowds but close enough to join in if you’d like, I can’t think of a better place.

And the service: Right before we were to leave, a hurricane was bearing down on the island, and we decided to stay at the inn ( as opposed to the mainland in a shelter). The staff put us up in the much stronger two story building deeper in the complex, made sure we had all we needed in case of outages, and treated us like family. Thankfully the storm veered off.

I can’t imagine a better place to stay!

Room Tip: -head lamps (flashlights that can be attached to your hand or word around your head -bug spray (as...
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

We just got back Marie and I from Belize/Ambergris Caye and we have enjoyed again every moment of our vacation we spend there. We arrived on July 20th and left on august 4th. This is the second year that we choose this destination and the second year we stayed at the Cocotal. Why the Cocotal ? For us; the Cocotal was perfect in every aspects. All the cabanas are extremely clean and has everything you need in it. It’s like a mini home…!!! We stayed in the red and orange cabanas last year and finally this year we had the beachfront casitas which was just like a little paradise ! Waking up in the morning and seeing the sea, feeling the breeze of the ocean on the front porch while taking our coffee was just something unbelievable. You just do not want those peaceful moments to end...!!!
Cocotal is located perfectly on the Island for the ones who are looking for something not too far from San Pedro where you can find pretty much anything you want but yet far enough so it is quiet and peaceful. It is only a 20-30 minutes bicycle ride along the beach to go to town. Most of the time you have a fresh wind from the sea so it is cooling you off a bit while riding. Please; do not expect much paved road or trails there since 90% are dirt roads and trails and I hope they'll keep it like this for as long as they can. The people at the Cocotal, such as most of the people on this Island, were extremely helpful and friendly. They have always gave us an outstanding customer service. Just as an example; this year during one evening in the beachfront casitas the air-conditioning stopped functioning. Since we have a hard time sleeping without air-conditioning when it is warm, Tanya, the owner, gladly offered us to sleep in the orange cabanas for one night. We were a little worry about how the air-conditioning was going to be fixed in the beachfront casitas since it was Saturday...!! The next morning Rambo went to San Pedro, bought new sensor and switch to the replace the ones broken and get it fixed quickly without affecting our vacation at all. A similar problem happened to us last year to us with a noisy refrigerator in the red cabana and the problem was also quickly fixed the next day by Raoul. Small little things like this makes the difference when people go over and beyond the expectations all the time.
Fishing: It is also very easy to catch some fresh fish (small snappers) under the dock with just a fishing line and a simple hook and bring it to some of the nearby restaurants such as Ak,bol or Aji or just even next door to the White Sand so they can have it cooked and served to us with rice & beans and some veggies for only $15blz dollar. What a nice experience...! Thanks to Calvin from The Cocotal for catching some sardines for us so we can use it as bait for fishing. Another day, we felt like drinking some fresh coconut water and of course we could go to town and buy it @ the grocery like we normally do back home but we have asked Calvin and Fernando and they have opened for us a few coconuts right from the trees so we can enjoy a fresh glass of it. Few things like this makes us really appreciated our stays at The Cocotal and, both time, they have exceeded our expectations ! Oh, I forgot to speak about diving...!!! We did 19 dives with the guys from the Belize Pro Dive Center in 15 days. We also took our Advance Open Water PADI certification with Ian the son of the owner of the dive shop. Those guys were fantastic. They were picking us up just from the White Sand dock next door and bringing us to multiple different dives sites which were all populated with extraordinary nice marine life living on or close to one of the nicest reef in the world. We saw all kinds of fishes, eagle spotted rays, nurse sharks, etc, etc, etc...! All those dive sites are just outside of the reef barrier which is never a very long boat ride.
The Cocotal offers also kayaks that you can take to go to the reef. With only your fins, mask and tuba; you'll see plenty of fishes and corrals.
Enough said; this was one more awesome vacation @ The Cocotal and we cannot wait to go back again !

Marie & Michel
Quebec, Canada

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Beachfront 2 1/2 Miles North, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 32 Speciality Lodging in San Pedro
Price Range: £95 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cocotal Inn and Cabanas is a beachfront hotel and vacation property located 2- 1/2 miles north of San Pedro. There are eight units available for nightly rental. Intimate and low key, Cocotal is still only a bike ride from town in a quiet area of resorts and private homes. Our units are well appointed with fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, cable TV, wifi and maid service. There is an in-ground pool, honor bar, BBQ, and free bicycles and kayaks for guest use - a beautiful property and a great value! This description is based on information provided by the specialty lodging. ... more   less 
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