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Tobacco Caye

Joe Jo's By The Reef

Tobacco Caye 00000 Belize
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Joe Jo's consists of 6 cabins of which 5 are on the Seafront on the edge of the great Barrier Reef or with great Sea/Ocean View,and 1Honeymoon Cabin over the water.Each cabin has a private verandah with a hammock, and with exception of the Honeymoon Cabin,the maximum accommodation per cabin is 3 persons. There are 3 Rooms on the first floor of the main building,also with maximum accommodation of 3 persons per room . On the second floor there are 2 Suites /Family Room with large living space and facilities for a wet bar with 2 coolers.Spacious Verandah for relaxing in a hammock or lounging, overlooking the Cabins and Ocean.All accommodation includes private bathrooms with hot and cold shower. Joe Jo's is not a Bed and Breakfast but is a Hotel/Resort and we seek that it be placed in its rightful category and be ranked accordingly.Kindly reclassify and advise accordingly.
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Tobacco Caye 00000 Belize
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Our family of 5 spent 3 nights at Joe Jo's on our way from Guatemala to Mexico. We visited Belize almost 20 years ago and felt that this time around we wanted a more family oriented option than Caye Caulker and Tobacco Caye seemed like a really good fit. Getting there is easy, we spent the nights before in Hopkins so it was a very short drive to Dangriga and catching the speedboat was no problem at all. Louis had provided us with the contact details to one of the captains in advance and we could park our rental car on one of the lots just next to the dock for a reasonable nightly price. The ride to the island was smooth and rather quick, you can probably hit some waves if you are unlucky with the weather but I think the reef protects quite well. Tobacco Caye is tiny, you will
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Mar 3, 2019
Thanks Johan,I want to thank you once more for making Joe Jo's your choice,and coming from so far away for your Family Vacation.We want to thank you as well for your kindness and understanding when we experienced a short failure in our Solar outfit and had to resort to our small gas operated Eco-friendly gas generators. Dave and Carmen enjoyed having you and your Family and we trust that the pleasant memories you have will last a lifetime,enough to bring you back here sometime in the future.Just remind us of your memorable stay and call on us for a 25% discount.Not a joke !! God Bless you and Your Family my Friend. Louis
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My Mum and I had a lovely stay at Joe Jo’s. The staff are so accommodating and Carmen’s food was delicious. They even kindly baked me a birthday cake which I was so grateful for! Thank you for a delightful stay ☺️
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The 5 of us had a great experience in this really tiny island. David & Carmen & children are excellent hosts, providing all support and delicious food, even to sometimes difficult kids... :-) For the 5 of us, those have been magic days, with plenty of snorkelling, boat trips, kayaking, reading and relaxing. Thanks a lot to all of you!
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Jan 17, 2019
Thanks Maurizio,you Guys left equally happy memories here with Dave and Carmen.So much so,they have petitioned for your return and that I give you a great discount on such occasion.Delighted that you had a great experience and enjoyed our hospitality and delicious food.Thanks for just being Good Natured Human Beings. Kind Regards.
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My family and I loved staying on Tobacco Caye at Joe Jo's. The island is right on the reef, and the reef itself is teeming with creatures, so we saw many interesting things right from the dock: stingrays, octopus, squid, giant hermit crabs, colorful fish, pelicans diving into the water, etc. We also saw many rainbows and water spouts (little tornado out to sea) which was totally cool. Snorkeling around the end of the reef was a highlight with tons of coral and fish. We borrowed some of our snorkeling equipment from Joe Jo's and it was very good quality, and we used their kayaks and paddle boards every day - another huge highlight as they are readily available, free to use, and so much fun. David and Carmen took excellent care of us. The food was great with fresh vegetables
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Jan 27, 2019
Thanks Lorelle and Ken for this comprehensive report of your stay with us at Joe Jo's.We are overjoyed by your compliment, which we value,coming from your extensive experience of travel.David and Carmen join in sending Best Wishes for the rest of the New Year.My short chat and exchange of emails setting up your reservation were indicative of First Class Guests coming our way,and you fell nothing short of that.We certainly look forward to another visit from you and promise you the Best we can offer. Kind Regards,
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We loved our stay for 5 days in January as a family of four. We stayed in two ocean front cabins and all spent many hours on our front porches reading and relaxing. The meals gave a rhythm to the day and food was very good. Our 8 year old loved ringing the dinner bell that calls everyone to the dining hall. Kayaks, SUPS and snorkeling gear were all in good shape and we used everyday. Have ‘Doggie’ take you out to the reef for amazing snorkeling-about a 10 minute boat ride. David and Carmen took excellent care of us during our stay. If you are not a fancy resort sort of person but just want a beautiful location with basic, clean accommodations with warm and friendly hosts, I highly recommend !!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Joe Jo's By The Reef
What are some of the property amenities at Joe Jo's By The Reef?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Joe Jo's By The Reef?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Does Joe Jo's By The Reef have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.