We went to Coco Beach with another couple and absolutely loved it! We booked directly through their website as they had a deal running for low season and were very pleased with the customer service. They also set up our air transport through Tropic Air which was quick and easy. The arrival to San Pedro was smooth our luggage was taken over to the dock in a minivan and we all walked over to the dock and boarded a boat with our luggage.
Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcome drink, the key to our room, and told to check in at our convenience. Our luggage was quickly delievered to our 3rd floor penthouse suite. The rooms were spacious with modern decor and all the amenities of home (Toaster, Blender, Coffeemaker). There was not a dishwasher in our unit but the maid washed all the dishes daily. There is a hairdryer in the bathroom since someone wrote on here there wasn't one. The beds were very comfortable. The penthouse suites have 2 king beds with one attached bathroom and one non-attached bathroom. The porch in the front was huge with room to lounge or enjoy your morning coffee not to mention a beautiful beach view. (B5) from the back porch we could see the pool. The location was perfect for us! We like to have our quiet solitude and then we could easily travel to town when we wanted more action. As other members have said this is by far the best resort on Ambergris Caye: location, service, rooms, and pool. The resort and rooms were kept very clean at all times.
We had daily breakfast included in our booking at the Belizean Shores restaurant. It is a very short walk from Coco Beach. This was great food with a choice of 6 different breakfasts. Emerson was our server in the mornings, he was so polite and one of the best servers we have ever had on an island! Our first night we had the Grouper for dinner here and it was amazing! Coco Beach restaurant will be a great addition, but it looks like it still has a long way to go to be complete.
The pool at Coco Beach is, as everyone else said, spectacular! On most days the four of us had it all to ourselves of course it is the low season. There is construction going on, but you mostly hear the waterfalls and we brought some music that drowned out the rest of the noise. Plus, people across the pool could not hear our music because of the waterfalls. One day was a little chilly so we sat mainly in the hot tub in the middle. Other days when it was really hot out we enjoyed all parts of the pool. We ate lunch here twice and it was okay, one day we ordered our breakfast from our room to be delivered to the pool and that was delicious! They have a volleyball net in the pool and we played one day. We brought our insulated mugs from home so we could bring filtered ice water from our room down to the pool. There is sand volleyball at Belizian Shores but we never saw anyone playing probably due to it being low season.
LeRoi from Tuff E Nuff set up our excursion for a day of snorkeling and a trip to Caye Caulker. We negotiated a deal for the catamaran for the 4 of us. LeRoi was very helpful, seek him out to assist you! We went to Shark Ray Alley and Ho Chan - both some of the best snorkeling, we swam with sharks, rays, and saw several turtles up close.
Island Ferry passes - We chose to get the weekly Island Ferry passes ($40US) since they run a few late night ferrys (midnight and 2:00am) and we like to go out at night. Their schedule varies for pick up, there is a list at the dock where you turn on the green light to go to town.
Restaurants to try (Beaware the restaurants don't serve dinner after 9pm) :
For a romantic dinner try Mambo at Matachica - I made reservations ahead of time for a surprise and they set up everything including a private boat to and from Coco Beach. Definitely order the Molten Choc Cake!
Fidos- In Town -Great fish, jerk shrimp appetizers and conch/lobster fritters) great music after 9pm during the week (duet singing w/ acoustic guitar fantastic). The other band that played Friday night we did not care for.
Caliente- In Town- On Friday night had great taco night (chicken/pineapple and lobster were our favorites) and delicious Margaritas. Quick walk South on the beach in San Pedro.
Street Vendors in San Pedro: One of our friends from Belizean Shores Restaurant took us over to get some cheap tacos at the street vendor when we went to town after 9pm. We went to the one closest to the beach and they were good and safe to eat.
Pirates Pizza- We Ordered this to our room- it was decent
Big Daddy's - We hung out here and Fido's most nights and it was a blast meeting the locals. They really wanted to take care of us and watch over us. We always felt really safe if there were 2 or 4 of us.
We went to Sol Spa in the Phoenix- it was amazing! All 4 of us got massages, 2 at a time. They do not do couples massages in the same room. The therapists are all highly trained and you can tell! There is not really a "spa experience" with robes etc. but it was still one of the best I have had! They do have a quiet area to relax and wait.
*We bought some bottles of liquor at the Duty Free in the airport Houston but they do have one in Belize City (1 per person only is allowed upon entering Belize). We drove the golf cart to get mixers and beer at Captain Morgans little store. They have cocount and pineapple juice there and we made our own Pina Coladas. This save us a lot of $.
*Bring a head lamp or a flash light, these were very useful at night when it was pitch black.
*Ladies-No need to bring any high heels - with the docks and the beach it would be very difficult to wear them.
*Tips were really appreciated by everyone - Everyone is really nice here if you reach out first.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award winning waterfront Coco Beach Resort is located on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, 3.5 miles north of San Pedro Town and the island's only airstrip. Resort guests can expect a subtropical climate, Palm trees, Coconuts, and the island's most incredible free form swimming pool and swim up bar reserved for the exclusive use of our registered guests. Luxurious accommodations, great staff, complimentary kayaking, paddle boarding and weekday water aerobics, various food and beverage options, on call spa services, complimentary WIFI in public areas and onsite vacation planning/concierge service ensure an unforgettable vacation experience. A team of dedicated reservations professionals are available to plan your stay as well as your transfers from the Belize International airport to the resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coco Beach Hotel San Pedro
- Coco Beach San Pedro
- Coco Beach Resort Belize/San Pedro