What immediately strikes you about the Coco Reef Resort & Spa is its tremendously stylish architecture — you arrive via a sweeping palm-lined driveway into a dramatic lobby with fountains, curving staircases and 30-foot bamboo palms. The air of tropical elegance is maintained in the 135 rooms and suites, where you find terracotta-tiled balconies or patios, custom-designed draperies, charming wall stencils and hand-crafted wicker furniture, all designed to look and feel genuinely Caribbean. The accommodation includes several villa suites and, for ultimate luxury and privacy, there’s the spectacular Sunset Villa, in a secluded spot among coconut palms.
Of the three restaurants, Tamara’s, overlooking the ocean, offers fine international cuisine made with local ingredients, while you can enjoy more casual dining at Bacchanal’s, a picturesque beach-side bistro and restaurant with wooden decks, serving snacks during the day, and Caribbean cuisine under the stars at night. The Gallery Bar and Lounge overlooks a spacious beach-side terrace ideal for afternoon tea, while Bobster’s Champagne Bar, with its unique decor featuring original murals of Caribbean entertainers, is the place to go for relaxing pre-dinner drinks. The hotel also arranges weddings, and is praised by wedding parties, and by guests in general, for its highly attentive standards of service.