We (myself, my boyfriend, and his mother) spent 5 nights at the end of Feb 2012 at Cohune Palms and had such a great time there. I was a little worried after reading reviews about "shady management" but my fears were totally unfounded. Mike and everyone else is what made our stay there so great.
I can't say enough about Sobe's cooking (we never even tried a restaurant anywhere else during our time there) and we had great visits with her after dinner.
We also had very entertaining conversations with Mike who was extremely helpful with anything we needed. He arranged rides to town for us, dropped us off to go tubing in the river and gave us a ride to do the medicine trail tour. He also made sure to check with us each day if we needed him to book anything. We got him to arrange everything for us and the prices were never higher than what was posted in the offices of the tour companies. We did the ATM cave with PACZ and the Carocol/Rio Frio Cave/Rio On Pools with BZM. Both were great and like I said, the prices were no higher by getting Mike to arrange it for us. Mike's nephew (?) Teddy also took us tubing down the river.
As for the rooms and grounds we were perfectly happy with everything. We spent a lot of time out on our patio in the evenings and the deck/rope swing down by the river is a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon.
The location is also great. We were close enough to walk to the store in Bullet Tree which was handy, but far enough away that we still felt like we were able to relax and enjoy the river and the birds in the trees. It is close enough to town that you can hear dogs, roosters, music from the bar at night, and even evening church services but to get away from that I think you would have to go way into the jungle and be pretty secluded. The noise was never enough to keep us up at night or really bother us at all.
Regarding some of the concerns left by other reviewers: The prices of the rooms are clearly stated on their website (based on time of the year and occupancy) so there was no confusion for us concerning the cost of the rooms. As far as payment goes, we paid with credit card for our rooms in full before arriving (through emails with Bevin and the website). The tab balance we paid with cash the night before we checked out. We had planned ahead of time to pay with cash (as it seems most places prefer it) so I'm not sure if there would have been a surcharge to pay with cc. There were other places that charged extra for using credit cards (for example Tsunami Adventures on Caye Caulker) so even if they do charge extra for this it is not something exclusive to this particular establishment.
Personally, the laid back atmosphere and attitude of Mike (and everyone else) is what made our stay there so enjoyable. Its exactly what we look for when we travel. If you are looking for your typical 5 star resort type experience with 24 concierge service and people to wait on you hand and foot than this place may not be for you. If you want something different and more personal, I'd highly recommend it!
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