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Coco Beach Resort
Ranked #11 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Union, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“What a resort should be!”
Reviewed 20 September 2010

CoCo Beach Resort is everything a resort should be. Beautiful, spacious rooms, huge pool and a pool bar! The pool is the central focus of the resort! The staff was very helpful and catered to our needs. Bartenders were very friendly and made good drinks! Food was good, but I suggest the ceviche! You can spend all day in the pool, but if you like, the resort offers paddle boats, kayaks and water bikes to take your fun to the beach and water. The resort is a water taxi or golf cart away from San Pedro. The grounds was very well kept as well as the rooms. The CoCo Beach Resort is great place for a couple, friends and family to stay. ENJOY!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Coronado, California
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights in September so it was low season and we got a great price. Starting with our arrival from the airport, we were pick-up and taken to the water taxi dock and taken to our hotel's dock (8 mins). We were greeted there by staff with a cool wash cloth to wipe our hands and face...first class service. They handled our luggage and escorted us to our room. Which i will say was very clean, smelled good, had the word "LOVE" in fresh flower petals. The service was great, we ordered food from the sister property next door several times for breakfast, lunch and dinner (no restaurant on site yet, its under construction) It was delivered in a timely fashion and always with a great big smile from the same young man. (didn't get his name) Our room was just steps away from the pool, so it was nice to walk right out and lounge in the tanning deck of the pool. We were able to rent a golf cart a couple of days from the hotel. The golf carts were in need of some repair and maintenance. I recommend either renting a golf cart for your entire stay from somewhere in town or if you plan on relaxing at the hotel most of your stay then just rent it from the hotel when you need it. We rented bikes one day,(from the hotel) but it's about a 5mile trip one way to town. At night it's very dark and felt a little unsafe since it's very isolated. Again it was slow season so a lot of the hotels along the way were closed. If on a bike the best route is on the beach. Golf carts are not allowed on the beach so you have to take a back road into town. By the way, the dirt road is bumpy with large pot holes so be prepared for a rough ride and if it rains you might get stuck in the mud.The other option is the water taxi which goes by about every hour, it's free to go into town, but the return trip to your hotel is $14 per person. It can quickly add up which is why the golf cart you can rent for about $60 per day. I wish the room came equipped with a small refrigerator for our water and drinks. I will return to Coco Beach resort in the future.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 14 September 2010

Coco Beach was just as pictured on Trip Advisor. A beautiful, romantic resort. Very clean and spacious. From Matthew's welcome to Myrtle's hospitality, we were pampered and well taken care of.

For anyone who didn't get there as they expected or if it was further from San Pedro than they thought, well you just didn't do your homework. We scheduled our flight from Belize City to the island on Tropic Air through the hotel's 800 number. When we got to San Pedro we were shuttled quickly to our waiting water taxi which took us to Coco Beach. The Tuff E Nuff guys were great.

Great swim up bar with WONDERFUL service (thanks Michael and Edvin) with daily drink specials (aka Panty Ripper). Very few kids, but the ones who were there were well behaved and having a great time!

Before you go ... use Trip Advisor and know what's ahead. Being the low season, some restaurants were closed and the water taxi was sporadic. But while in paradise, just go with it! Plenty of great restaurants and things to do. The Upper Deck (sister resort next door) had great food and super nightly specials and super service (thanks Alex).

We will absolutely return to Coco Beach, but next time instead of 4 days, we'll stay 7!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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tiburon
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Reviewed 5 September 2010

We picked this place soley based on reviews. And for the most part it was awesome.
Make sure you understand the transportation from Int'l airport to island resort. We didnt and took $40 taxi to municipal airport and waited 2 hours for plane and then paid $20 to get to resort with no greeting or welcome cocktail!
But. the resort is beautiful and like others said...some staff are amazing and some are average.
HOUSEKEEPING WAS spotty. Some days we returned at 4:00 to have our unit still untened to. WHICH is a drag when you've been in sun and wind and they tell you...'dont do dishes, the staff will wash' and you come back to dishes undone...JUST LIKE HOME!!! Why do I pay to come back to dirty dishes. They explained that there were lots of check-ins...but can't you plan ahead...I mean no one just drops in as a guest!!!
We had the 2 bdrm penthouse suite which was FABULOUS (sans the housekeeping)!!! I was isck 2 days and was grateful for the sattelite and big flat screen tv!
The hot water was spotty..hot then cold, but who cares when you're in paradise??? Well, I do!
Road to town...not as bad as described, totally do-able
And for me the major bummer was....THE LOAD kids at pools. I want quiet and romance and there were always kids splashing about. How about one pool reserved for families and one for adults trying to enjoy peace and quiet. Your kids are cute, sure, but I'm here for relaxing, not "mommy, mommy watch me jump and splash!". Most romantic award???? Get ride of the kids and YES!!!!!!
A great place for families!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 September 2010

Coco Beach has the best staff ever! They were so helpful in so many ways and always had a smile on their faces. While we were a little far from town, we enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle, because we came to relax, not to rush around! The only thing I would change would be to stay longer, because Coco Beach and Ambergris Caye are heavenly!
The pool was the best, and the room we stayed in (we had a private Casita) was amazing as well. I would go back to Coco Beach any day and would recommend it to anyone thinking about Ambergris Caye.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Glen Ridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 25 August 2010

This is what I imagine beautiful hotels on Hawaii to look like (I am an experienced traveler but haven't yet made it to Hawaii!!). We had a two bedroom condo on the beach with a large balcony overlooking the ocean and a fully-loaded, updated kitchen. The bathrooms are also luxurious, the Master having two shower heads. In the center of several of these buildings is a beautiful three tiered pool with a swim-up bar and embedded hot tub, also overlooking the ocean. The pool is even surrounded by mini beaches with comfortably padded lounge chairs and umbrellas. Behind this pool is another pool with a structure in the middle that is actually a slide (but does not look like one). I went with friends but wished my boyfriend was there because it was very romantic. It was also family friendly. There is a restaurant next door and a company that can arrange your tours. You can borrow laptops that have Internet access. You can also rent bikes or golf carts to get into town (about 3.5 miles south). If bikes and golf carts don't appeal to you, there are water taxis. While there might be less expensive accommodations, Coco Beach Resort is known to be the best on the island and it certainly exceeded my expectations.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 19 August 2010

We spent six days in Coco Beach in early August. We had booked a two-bedroom pool view, and had been upgraded to an ocean view apartment - it was spectacular, with a fantastic view, excellent furnishings, a very well equipped kitchen, and as others have noted, VERY comfortable beds. It seems no expense was spared in building and equipping these units, they are luxurious!

We have a 4-year-old, so we wanted to ensure that we stayed in a place that would provide plenty to keep her entertained. We were thrilled with the fantastic swimming pools - definitely a wonderful place to spend lots of time for adults as well as a beginning swimmer! The beach was nice as well, and we took advantage of swimming off of the Belizean Shores' dock, as well as the complimentary kayaks, several times.

We had decided to economize and took advantage of eating in our apartment most of the time - we had the groceries provisioned by Lagniappe (http://www.lagniappe-belize.com/) and the service was excellent - everything was already there upon our arrival! The only local restaurant we sampled was Capricorn, which was efficient, friendly, and delicious.

I guess the only gripe with service would be that we sometimes received incorrect or incomplete information regarding services offered - we were directed to the possibility to rent the kayak that is available on the Coco Beach pier, but weren't told that there were free kayaks available at Belizean shores (which we discovered by chance). Also, we were told at the front desk that there were golf carts available, only to return 20 minutes later to be told (by other staff) that the carts actually weren't available (well, they said "they are available but they don't work."!!!). Seems to be some problems with messaging and communications with the front desk staff.

A larger issue that is not unique to Coco Beach is the large amounts of trash on the beaches (we only walked in the areas neighboring this facility, but I suspect it's an issue all over San Pedro), and we felt that if places like Coco Beach even spent a small fraction of the time they spent clearing sea grass from their beach on picking up litter and trash in some of the rest of the beachfront, the whole destination would benefit!

Overall we had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend to families with children big and small, couples, and those seeking a ton of activities or just a great place to relax!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Coco Beach Resort
Address: PO Box 1 | San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye xxxxx, Belize
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Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Pedro
#6 Business Hotel in San Pedro
#6 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#7 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#10 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Coco Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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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