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“If you love noisy games by the pool you'll hate it here” 5 of 5 stars
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Coyaba Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   A1 | Rose Hall Main Road, Montego Bay 000, Jamaica   |  
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Ranked #16 of 63 hotels in Montego Bay
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“If you love noisy games by the pool you'll hate it here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We spent five nights here on a Living Social special deal. One of the best things is the 10 min. cab ride instead of the hour and a half bus ride to Ocho Rios. The resort is over 15 yr. old but very well maintained so the age doesn't show. We had an oceanview suite which was very large and clean with no bad smells. There are no elevators so if you hate stairs request a first floor room. The pool and beach are small but they aren't crowded. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Food and drink prices are somewhat steep if you're not on all inclusive. A glass of house wine is $6; breakfast about $18. Tipping is allowed but not expected. As mentioned at check in many guests are European and only agree to the 10% service charge added to all bills. I'd leave a bar tab open all day and when closing it before dinner I'd leave a $5 tip and the bartender seemed most grateful. Food was very good but not outstanding, but at least there are no buffets. The guests are mostly over 50 but there were some younger groups and some families with younger kids. There are few things to do on the grounds but if you just want to lie on the beach, read and drink Pina Coladas it's a great place.

Room Tip: Oceanview in Bldg. 300 is the best. Higher is better but no elevator.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The hotel staff are very fake they wear smiles but they try to get money from you every chance they get.
The food is terrible and the drinks are expensive and bad.
I hard some kind of parasite or food poisoning terrible cramps and diarrhea
I was told by a staff member to drink coke and put salt in it 2 glasses a day would help, It did a little but i was in agony.
The beach is extremely windy because of the location you cannot sit or lie on it. The pool is tiny.The gym is like being in a box too cramped!
They tell you to reuse your towel to cut expense to them...... very strange
The Entertainment nights which were rare were really poor
The place is dead at 10pm
What a waste of hard earned money Worst Vacation EVER!!!!!!

Room Tip: No refrigerators or cream for coffee in room . No ice machines Only 1 mobile ice holder for each bui...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Northern California
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3 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This was a nice all inclusive resort on the outer edge of Montego Bay. All of the items you want in a resort are here with a nice Jamaican vibe. They had a nice beach with a few different types of sea toys you can play with. You got to love a place that plays Bob Marley constantly and being that your in Jamaica, all good things will come to you. People are friendly and there are more foreigners here than in Ocho Rios. Only down side to this location, if you want to call it one, is that they only offer the all inclusive meal packages if you stay more than 3 days. If your not on the meal plan, the food is naturally expensive in the resort. There are a few local places to eat maybe 5 blocks away but you have to be willing to leave the resort, Taxi's will drain your wallet very fast and you have to be on guard for over billing. All in all, great for a couple & family who wants lots of pool and beach time without moving around a lot.

Room Tip: If you want a better ocean view then get 2nd or 3rd story room.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We just spent five days at Coyaba. It's our third visit. First time was our son's wedding -- awesome. Second and third times just for us. We sat on the beach everyday when we weren't in one of the restaurants. The staff here is just awesome! A special shout-out to Gladstone, but every single person is terrific. They even remembered we had been there before. Beautiful beach, beautiful rooms, great food and drink. We will be back again!

Room Tip: Go for an oceanside room and fall asleep to the sounds of the sea.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto,Ontario
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

we just returned from the resort. we enjoyed our time at coyaba. know that it is a small intimate resort, very casual with limited activities. the hotel premises are basically shut down by 10pm.

the food is very good, and the staff are very attentive. the watersports staff were great help-esp windsurfing. the yoga classes were good.

I wish they had a few evenings of entertainment -the dinner entertainment -Marlene - would be great for an after dinner event. there was never an issue of waiting for a table or getting a beach chair. I recommend this resort to anyone who likes a peaceful beach holiday.

Room Tip: room 305 & 304 are great rooms- accessible to the beach. AC noise.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I went on a Living Social voucher and was very pleased. The food was great and the staff very friendly. I loved the special little touches such as the beach bonfire to make smores or the free banana bread left for us as a welcome gift. It's right on the beach which was nice. It is a small beach but calm and quiet which is exactly what I was looking for for the few days I spent there. I would definitely stay here again for a low key vacation.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Quincy, Illinois
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stayed two nights at this resort at the end of our trip to Jamaica. This was our third trip to Jamaica. We've traveled to many places in the Caribbean and have stayed in little cheap hotels and fancy five star resorts. We enjoyed our stay at Coyaba. We had a deluxe ocean room which we loved (room 301). It was on the ground level which was great as it was directly across from the pool and had a balcony which we could walk out from to both the pool and the beach. Even on the ground floor we still had a nice view of the ocean. The hotel is small and very quiet. I'd say the average guest was around 40. This would not be my choice for a family/children. Because we stayed only 2 nights, the all inclusive option was not available to us. I think we actually spent less this way, even though the food prices are a little steep. Our room was very nice and large. The bed was on the hard side, however. The food was good (not great), and as I said, a little pricy. The service was good and staff were friendly. We did receive poor service one night in the Polo Grounds but that was simply due to a lack of staff, not a lack of effort. The beach is nice and we never had any problem with finding a lounger/chair. There is a reef about 300 yards out from shore. The water is very shallow in most areas walking out 100 yards or so. No rolling waves, etc. Okay for shallow swimming. We did see some fish, rays and crab in the shallow water. I did notice that beer bottles left by loungers at the beach from the day before were not picked up by the next morning. Speaking of beer, be aware that the bar doesn't open until 11am each day so if you want something before then, you're out of luck (key, it's 5 o'clock somewhere, right?) I'd recommend this resort for a short stay - no more than 3 nights. VERY quiet with not a lot to do. Small property. If you want a quiet place to relax and read by the water - this might be a good pick. As a note, the hotel is only about 10 minutes from the airport. The cab ride is $25(US) from the hotel (very expensive for the short distance). If you're brave you can walk across the street and grab a cab (red license plates) for around 200-300 (JD) each person (about three bucks each person). You'll probably be sharing the ride, however. Although we enjoyed our stay, we'd probably look for a hotel with a better beach and perhaps a little more going on if we returned to the same area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: A1 | Rose Hall Main Road, Montego Bay 000, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint James Parish > Montego Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Montego Bay
#6 Best Value Hotel in Montego Bay
#6 Business Hotel in Montego Bay
#9 Family Hotel in Montego Bay
#10 Spa Hotel in Montego Bay
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Montego Bay
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Montego Bay
#14 Luxury Hotel in Montego Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Coyaba Beach Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Coyaba Beach Resort is an intimate seaside hideaway directly on a private, calm beach. The resort offers 50 guestrooms, three restaurants, watersports, fitness, tennis, spa services, and the service & quality of a small luxury hotel. All rooms feature A/C, TV & VCR, private balcony, CD-radio, coffeemaker, hairdryer, mahogany furnishings, and choice of king bed or two doubles. Connecting rooms for families and handicap facilities available. Experience true Caribbean hospitality in an elegant beachfront setting. ... more   less 
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Coyaba Beach Hotel Montego Bay
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