We arrived at Coconut and were immediately served some rum punch and were shown our room. Having already read reviews here, I knew to request an Ocean view on the 2nd or 3rd floor.
I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND YOU CALL IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE THE SAME.
The other views are not as good and on the first floor you do not get the luxury of leaving your doors open at night to the fresh air.
We were lucky to get our request and had a fabulous view of the local area with the ocean in the background. We set up 2 chairs around a small table on our balcony and enjoyed many hours gazing over the trees towards the ocean. We could hear cows, goats, birds, the ocean , and the rumble of a passing motorcycle.
The room was fairly clean, but the furnishings were older. The chair and couch had plastic cushions, so we placed our towels on them to make them more comfy.
The bathroom needs upgrading, some tiles were chipped, and the pipes behind the sink were rusty. The taps were very old.
But- it all worked fine, and we aren't that picky.
The fact the room had no air conditioning also didn't bother us- we like the fresh air- plus there was a lovely cross breeze through the shutters, and there are ceiling fans.
I would have liked to have had better bedding with fluffy pillows, a small thing that would add volumes. But what we did have was clean and decent.
The pool was beautiful, the trees and foliage around it just lovely. The actual architecture of the building very nice with the curling staircase made it very picturesque.
The beach- though a 15 min walk away, we found rustic, and nice. We happily discovered another beach just a short walk east of the main beach. It was unattended and offered complete privacy. Because you are on the north side of the island it does tend to get wavy and windy.
We took advantage of the shuttle to town and saw the town of Cabarete, which has beautiful beach restaurants, pubs, and shopping.
We also went horseback riding along the beach where its an amazing deal, and you get to run your horse along the beach. Carlo was a great guide.
The food was delicious- although we only ate dinners there, and took advantage of our kitchen to prepare breakfast and lunches- which we ate on our balcony.
All in all, it was a great place because it was quiet, remote, and small. No hustle and bustle. Not fussy and stuffy.
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- Also Known As:
- Coconut Palms Hotel Cabarete
- Coconut Palms Cabarete