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Joe Jo's By The Reef

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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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Based on decent reviews and cheap price, we booked two nights at Gaviotas. I was expecting minimal (a bed in a shack) but it was dark and stuffy and icky. The people were fine and the food was decent, but as the only guests at Gaviotas that day the dining hall was lonely. The old sheets were mismatched, worn thin and dingy. The fan didnt work. The shared bath was as to be expected and we didnt brave the shower. Some white paint and white sheets would go a long way to making the room seem breezier and cleaner. I also was thankful I got a tetanus shot before the vacation as I cut myself on the rusty slide bolt used to lock the door. The hammock circle was nice and offered a breezy place to read and talk, but the ocean shore at Gaviotas was full of garbage. There also seemed to
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arrived on Tobacco Caye and headed for Gaviota, they do have a boat transfer service which is excellent if you book ahead- but we just took the one at the dock as it was unplanned. We had a great hut at Gaviotas with a double and a bunkbed which was fine for two girls sharing. The island is a pure relaxational place, which is good for anyone, just to appreciate the beautiful surroundings. How anyone could complain is beyond me! Swim, snorkle, bathe, dive -non of these are outstanding -but the fact that there are no shops is a dream and you would find it hard to not be happy on this peaceful laid back island! If you are a couple you'd be pushed to find anywhere more romantic to just lie in the hammack, sand or waters undisturbed. Furman - the owner of Gaviota is very nice, and
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I have to disagree with the other opinion. We, a family of five with three teenagers traveled all around Belize and also went to Tikal. After we left Gaviotas we went to San Pedro and were all wishing we could snap our fingers and be back at Tobacco. If you are looking for fancy food and lots of entertainment than this is not the place for you but if you are looking for peace and quite and relaxing in hammocks until the meal bell rings, this is your place. It was cheap and safe and we LOVED it. To walk to the beach that you can snorkel off of was a minute or two at most. We could let the kids fend for themselves and they met a local who showed them baby turtles and hermit crabs at night and we played volleyball everyday with palm trees and beach surrounding us. It was so
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We stayed at Gaviota's out on Tobacco Caye in early January, and my best advice would be...don't bother. The island in general is very small and crowded. There is lots of garbage and none of the accomodations are very nice. The price you're paying is probably mostly for the meals that are included, because almost all the accomodations on the island are shacks. They need to clean up all the garbage on this island, but I can't see that happening any time soon. The claim to fame for Tobacco Caye is that you can snorkel right off the island, which is true, but it's nothing special. We tried many different spots and couldn't find anything great. Gaviotas was decent in that the owner was friendly, and the meals were O.K. but again nothing special, and if you don't like what they're
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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.