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Cocotal Inn & Cabanas
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Reviewed 27 July 2008

The Cocotal Inn exceeded our expectations. My wife and I stayed in the Beach Casita, the Garden Cabana and the lower unit in the Main House. All were constructed with Belizean wood and decor. The Beach Casita was our favorite because of its location right on the beach. The lower unit in the main house was the most spacious and best out-fitted for cooking.

The owner, Tanya, was of great assistance before our trip, helped with our travel arrangements while we were on Ambergris, and ensured we knew of all local happenings and hot spots. The staff, Fernando and Marta, were exceptionally warm and helpful. Fernando even spent an afternoon with us on the coral reef snorkeling and hunting for lobsters.

The Cocotal provided us bikes and kayaks during our stay. We used the bikes constantly; we biked into San Pedro several times and even to Portofino resort about five miles to the north.

We really like the Cocotal's location north of San Pedro. There were a handful of restaurants within a short bike ride or walk and San Pedro was about a 30 minute bicycle ride or an $8 water taxi . All though there are contiguous resorts on the beach, we felt much more secluded than San Pedro resorts would offer. Captain Morgans Resort is close by and offers all tours one could want.

We highly recommend this resort. Enjoy your trip.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2008

We spent a week at Cocotal Inn and Cabanas on Ambergris Caye in early June. There were nine of us and we rented the entire property. (There is an upstairs and downstairs unit in the main house and two cabanas.) We had a fantastic time and owner Tanya and her staff Marta and Fernando took great care of us. Marta cooked dinner for us one night and it was incredible. (Also the best deal on the island. It was $10 a person and that included the food and the cooking.)

The property was beautiful and we spent hours sitting on the screened porch talking, relaxing and sipping wine. It was also convenient. We were within walking distance of great restaurants and biking distance of downtown (five miles). The dive boat and tour boats came directly to the private dock on the property to pick us up. The water taxi had a regular stop at the dock next door.

It was a great time, a great property and I would recommend it.

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Reviewed 10 June 2008

From the time we stepped on the grounds we were amazed! My husband and I are true budget travelers so we really never know what we are going to get but now we are completely spoiled!!! Nando and Marta who are the grounds keepers are incredibly sweet and helpful and will do whatever it takes to make your stay comfortable and pleasant. The owner, Tanya, is fun and easy and even took us out for a night on the town on our last day. She can find you any resource you may need on the island. We planned on taking excursions around Belize but found the grounds to be so pleasant and accomodating, we spent much of our time hanging out around the inn. We rented the garden cabana which was extremely beautiful, clean and useful. We also used the bicycles constantly and even took a late night ride in to town for some nightlife which was great fun. The kayaks and snorkeling gear that are made available (free of charge) made for some great fun with only about a 1 mile kayak trip to the reef...it was beautiful! We did spring for some deep sea fishing which was a blast and ended up catching dinner for the week! The huge fish that my hubby caught was cleaned on the dock and Marta took some of the fish and cooked up a scrumptous meal while we napped. It was awesome to wake up from our afternoon nap and have cold beer and a delicious meal waiting for us!
If you desire to be close to town, this would not be the best local for you but if you like to get away from it all and still have the ability to hit the town, we HIGHLY reccomend this place. Out of all the resorts/hotels that we saw while we were on the island, there is none that we would have chosen other than Cocotal. Have fun and tell Marta, Nando and Tanya we say hey!
Dennis & Jana
Phoenix, AZ

Stayed: May 2008
2  Thank nannerbannaner
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Reviewed 1 March 2008

My husband and I just returned from Ambergris Caye last night (Oct. 9th, 2007) and could not wait to put this little place on the "trip advisor map." This little rental property is the perfect place to get away. Approx. 3 miles from town, which is a 15 minute bike ride on the beach. They offer four new bikes available for free. We stayed in the garden cabana; the little unit is brand new and has top notch furnishing. Our cabana had a full kitchen for someone who desires to cook themselves. The owner Tanya is energetic, helpful and so much fun. The property hosts, Marta and Nando, are such beautiful people and will do anything to make your stay perfect. Marta made us the most scrumptious home-made local dishes and delivered them to our cabana table upon request. She will also do laundry if you need her to. Nando works around the clock to keep the grounds in perfect shape. Everything is brand new and clean and well cared for. The property has it's own private pool which is refreshing after a hot day. We dove with Alonzo, at the El Pescador, which is a couple minute walk, right next door. (Alonzo's the best divemaster on the island!) The dock has a sheltered area on the end with hammocks to rest after a dive. We have traveled quite extensively, and this privately owned property is one of the best we've visited. If you're looking for a quiet place for rest and relaxation, away from town, but close enough to go there, this is the place for you. This would also be a great place to rent out for a group of friends or an entire family. Stay here!

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2016
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Room Tip: Las habitaciones que tienen vista a la playa, ya que la que esta cerca de la piscina, es un poco rui...
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2016
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Room Tip: Conocí las cabañas y son muy agradables.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2015
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Cocotal Inn & Cabanas

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 34 Speciality Lodging in San Pedro
Price Range: £105 - £228 (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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