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“One of the best spots on Ambergis Caye!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Cocotal Inn & Cabanas
Beachfront 2 1/2 Miles North, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize   |  
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free bikes! free kayaks!
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Weyburn, Canada
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3 reviews
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“One of the best spots on Ambergis Caye!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We loved our time at Cocotail. We stayed in one of the Cabanas on the property and everything that has been said about them are true. They are clean, well equipped and have any and all necessities to make your stay pleasant and relaxing. We used the beach towels a lot especially when we would come in from Kayaking to the reef where we did some snorkeling. The added touch of the outdoor shower to rinse off the salt water before you jump in the pool was unexpected. We loved having Mara the resort dog come with us for sight seeing or our evening meal. She was a charming and accepting companion at all times. The staff were always friendly and the added touch of laundry service was soooo very nice. We met with Tanya the owner the night of our arrival. She provided us with a wonderful rum punch and excellent ideas for site seeing and restaurant choices. Ernesto was a god send! He helped us get over to Caye Caulker which was our next stop on our trip. Not just a normal water taxi trip but a Ho Chan and Shark Ray Alley catamaran trip to get there. Absolutely beautiful scenery and the grounds and cabanas were always well looked after. The use of the bikes was so very helpful with our many excursions to San Pedro. The Palapa Bar is a must see. Especially from the view in the inner tubes on the water. Paradise found!!!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Bere Regis, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The wooden chalets at Cocotal are very well appointed, with a kitchen area, cold water filter, air conditioning, TV and beach towels, as well as all the normal 'trimmings'. The Inn Office will book trips direct; we went snorkelling at Shark Ray Alley and had the boat and guide to ourselves, for a very reasonable price. It was cheaper than advertised in town with a group!

The Inn has a golf buggy which may be hired to go round the Island.

The owner, and apologies we have forgotten your name, is extremely helpful; she met us personally of the water taxi at about 21.00 hours to show us to our room - this was totally unexpected.

We really enjoyed our stay here and would not hesitate in booking again or recommending the ocotal to our friends.

  • 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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Cocotal Inn. The staff were friendly and very helpful. It is nice to have easy access to the bicycles and kayaks. Great place to stay. Every thing you read about this place is true and more. Must place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Northwest NM
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

What can we say? All the good things you have read about Cocotal are true! We spent five nights in the peach colored garden casita/cabana and had a fantastic time. Tanya, the owner, was there and she and her staff did an outstanding job of seeing that we enjoyed ourselves. The bikes and kayaks are great and there are plenty of eating establishments within walking distance. Aji is very romantic and the food is delicious. Palapa's is right over the water and even though it is more of a bar that a restaurant, the food was amazing. San Pedro is not too far away but far enough for Cocotal to be very peaceful and quiet. We highly recommend Cocotal!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Berkeley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Absolutely loved Cocotal!

The garden casita we stayed in was spacious and clearly built and decorated with skill and care.

The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to make small meals.

Beach towels were waiting for us in the room, in addition to bath towels.

Tanya and Ernesto were always available to answer questions, provide recommendations and share restaurant menus.

Taking a kayak out to snorkel at the reef was a joy - such a nice touch!

  • 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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Edinburgh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed in the beach front casita for 7 days. Our casita was immaculately kept which must be difficult with the amount of sand we seemed to "carry" from the beach! Lovely bed linen, beach towels provided. Fantastic setting. I don't think we've ever stayed anywhere where all the staff actually look happy at their work and the staff at the Cocotal felt more like a family. Ernesto is a star. Always smiling and willing to help. Had some lovely chats with Tanya the owner and were accompanied out in the evening by Mara the dog who sat patiently waiting for us to walk back home along the beach at the end of the night. Kitchen facilities were fine - not that we did much cooking but great for breakfast and lunch. Stopped off to pick up groceries on the way from the airport which was a godsend. Hired a golf cart for the day and then used one evening to head into town for something to eat. Used the bikes a fair bit.

Don't hesitate about booking this property - just book it, you won't regret it ;)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Cocotal is a great value and perfectly located - its far enough from San Pedro but not too far. We stayed in the beach front casita for 8 relaxing days! The accommodations were better than expected and the staff was exceptional. Ernesto, the manager is very professional and courteous. Let him book all your Ambrigis adventures and even your return flight to the main land - he's a pro. We cooked breakfast at the villa every day and enjoyed our coffee from the front porch about 20 yrds from shore. We used the complementary bikes to get around the first few days then we opted to rent a golf cart for a few days. By the end of the trip it was obvious that for trips south of Palapa Bar, the public water taxi was the most efficient and enjoyable means of traveling. Be sure to make a grocery list before you leave the States and do your grocery shopping first thing when you arrive in San Pedro. The interior roads north of the bridge are no bueno in a car! We really enjoyed snorkeling off of Cocotal's dock - there's a big Moray Eel in the rocks right under the dock - and we managed to catch a few snapper from the kayaks. Our room was thoroughly cleaned every day. I can't say enough good things about Cocotal - it’s pretty darn perfect for an extended stay on Ambrigis! We miss our guard dog Mara!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Beachfront 2 1/2 Miles North, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 Specialty Lodging in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cocotal Inn and Cabanas is a beachfront vacation property located 2- 1/2 miles north of San Pedro. There are seven units available for nightly rental. Intimate and low key, Cocotal is still only a bike ride from town in a great up and coming area. Our units are well appointed with fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, cable TV, wifi and maid service. There is an in-ground pool, honor bar, BBQ, and free bicycles and kayaks for guest use - a beautiful property and a great value! This description is based on information provided by the specialty lodging. ... more   less 
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