Just come back from 2 weeks all inclusive at Coyaba.
Firstly this was not just a typical holiday for us, it was where we have just married and spent our honeymoon.
We booked it as part of a wedding package last year and I had done my research on Tripadvisor before choosing this resort.
Hotel is clean, gardens idyllic and staff were very friendly and anything we wanted or asked for was met. We were there 5 days before marrying and the wedding coordinator Sandra helped us sort our documents before the ceremony. There was a problem with the hairdresser the hotel provided so Sandra helped me find another girl to do my wedding day hair and she didn't disappoint. I was able to choose the type of bouquet I wanted and we also met with the head chef who designed a special wedding day dinner for us based on our likes/dislikes. Again everything was perfect and the staff knowing we were getting married made it extra special for us. We married on the beach and the other holidaymakers and staff all came to watch, champagne was brought to the beach to share with our new friends and a yummy cake was provided which we gave to the guests and staff that evening. Next morning we had champagne breakfast in our room.. lovely. During the stay my husband fancied some fresh coconut and after chatting to one of the hotel gardeners he brought some in from his garden the next day for us.
The beach is perfect with a few hawkers but they didn't pester you after you said a firm no thanks. Neither of us had any dodgy tummies which tells you what the standard of food was like. 2 restaurants, one casual and one more formal for the evening but you could eat the same menu at either restaurant, it just boils down to whether you want to wear casual or dress up.
Food was lovely with afternoon tea provided at 4pm daily with some biscuits/sandwiches. The pool was ok with a swim up bar serving cocktails and soft drinks all day. You could take a drink away with you and onto the beach if you liked to.
Nice clean bedrooms with comfy beds and pillows cleaned daily. After we married we asked if we could swap to a ground floor room nearer to the beach which they agreed, again nothing was any trouble.
A good fitness room there which my husband used most days and it was nice just to stand inside and cool off when it was humid outside!
We hired a car for a couple of days, it was delivered to hotel and the paperwork completed in 5mins. There are plenty of excursions to choose from but we decided that hiring a car and seeing the sites ourself was better for us with no time constraints and you could just go where you wanted in your own time. Drove to the north of the island and only needed to put about £20 petrol in it. A drive through the rainforest a must and we visited Concorde Falls.
By the second week some of the evening meals had become a little repetitive.
Hardly any evening entertainment apart from a steel band once a week and a very good singer mid week.
We both felt that the managers Tuesday night cocktail party was a bit of a let down. We arrived and couldn't wait to meet the owner and tell him we had just married at his hotel the day before but he didn't seen that bothered. He asked us where in the UK we are from and that was it really. His reaction disappointed us a bit and he was keen to move on and say hi to other guests. We felt it was just a public relations exercise and nothing more. It would have just been nice for the owner to have been a little more happy to know that we had chosen his hotel to marry at considering there are plenty of other places in the world we could have chosen. Lastly I got eaten alive by Mosquitos and had to get the doctor out 2 days before flying back as they got infected. About 20 bites on 1 leg, 15 on the other and that was after using over 50% deet in the repellant and other strong stuff. I didn't use perfume as that also attracts them and wore loose clothing to stop them getting trapped.. Little blighters still bit me!! I think the they got into the restaurant at night as its open air and they must just like my blood although husband got bitten second week and
he doesn't normally get bites. It could be the time of year as it is going into their rainy season. Maybe hotel could spray something around the gardens which may not attract them as much, I know some hotels do this.
We met lots of return guests who had been there several times before and for value for money I think it was great. If we return to Grenada again ( hope we will) we'll definitely go back to Coyaba but I'll check out best times for not being eaten alive by the Mosquitos!!
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