I just this second got home after spending roughly two weeks at the Red Coconut with my girlfriend. And wow.
Warm, welcoming, and beaming staff were so accommodating after a long tiring trip to arrive in Borocay at 10pm at night. From there the place only got better. Superbly located, the Red Coconut is ideally placed smack-bam in the middle of the island. Almost EVERYTHING is within walking distance! And if it's not, you can MAKE it walking distance if you're able to push yourself that little bit.
Again, the staff are fantastic. So kind and friendly, nothing you have to ask of them is too much, and it just made it feel like a bunch of friends than a group of people catering to your every need - but let's face it - they did exactly that.
AND THE FOOD! Wow - if there is one thing you need to do at the Red Coconut it is splurge out on a big of room service. Their drinks are to die for - and we never even got around to the alcoholic stuff! (Not that we are big drinkers anyway ;P) But the fruit juices and the shakes are screamingly delicious, and they carve a great open sandwich, burger, pizza, and more.
The buffet breakfasts are always excellent with copious amounts of fried crispy bacon, various cereals, gorgeous fresh fruits and of course those delicious drinks again! Plus a fair copious quantity of omelette and waffle chefs ready to take your order.
Plus - one of the best things about the Red coconut is they go WAY out of their way to organise your entire trip - all the activities you could want to partake in during your stay - be it ATVing, Zorbing, Water sports you name it - they can all be booked right from the hotel's lobby. And let's face it, you WILL get swamped by random people in Borocay trying to sell you cheapo versions of these activities - but seriously, the company that runs through the Coconut is fast, efficient, and is dedicated to ensuring safety above all things. The booking is easy as picking up the phone and asking for the activities, and then a staff member will be in the lobby waiting for you at the appointed time. Sure it can be 500 pesos or so more expensive to book through the hotel, but seriously - what is this, like $12 bucks? Get over it! It's worth it for the piece of mind.
Okay so now I get to the bad bit. And again, they are few, and mostly centre around the fact that I am NOT much of a party-goer. The Red Coconut may be ideally located, but it is NOT the best place for a good night's sleep. The hotel's bar is open all day long, and starting from 4pm till midnight, the bar will be pounding out music to wake the dead. Great fun if you feel like getting sloshed, but if you actually want to sleep - don't expect to get any before midnight. Ouch - my aching head! X\
But seriously guys - that is IT. There is nothing else wrong with this place. I love it, I'd go back to it! In fact I'm already wishing I was back there right now!
P.S. Don't forget to try out the Coco Café right next door - according to my girlfriend, one of the best Halo Halos you can get! ;)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Coconut Beach Hotel remains the premier destination for informed travelers to our little island, Boracay. With world class amenities and personal service, you and your loved ones will have the vacation of a lifetime! Situated in the middle of the world famous White Beach, between station 1 and 2, we are steps away from the ocean, D'Mall, and other fun activities. Enjoy a cool tropical drink at our beach front bar or dine at our famous restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Coconut Beach Boracay
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