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#2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Tobacco Caye
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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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Leonie wrote a review Jan 2019
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We absolutely loved our 6 days stay over Chrismas at the family run Joe Jo’s By The Reef. It is paradise! The small size of it its perfect to make you feel super relaxed and comfortable. Everyone working there is super helpful and friendly. Tobacco Caye is a very small island which was exactly what we were looking for. You can get fresh coconuts right from the tree. The snorkeling is great and very easily accessible and close to the shore. You can use snorkeling gear, SUP and kayaks for free. We saw many big stingrays and lots of colorful fish. My boyfriend even saw a sea cow. The food is very good and the three meals give you a very nice rhythm for the day. You can buy lobster from a fishermen next door and the kitchen will prepare if for you dinner. The sunset bar is great
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Date of stay: December 2018
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ragbrai-biker wrote a review Dec 2018
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To begin with we had to wait four hours for the boat to show up to take us to the island. There wasn't anything to do but sit in a cafe with questionable amenities. Not a great start. When we got to the cabin there was a lot of garbage and stinky seaweed in front of our cabin. My husband actually cleaned it up so we could enjoy the view. Not a great welcoming. The meals were at scheduled times. When I'm on vacation I don't want to have to get up early to eat or stop what I'm doing to be somewhere to eat at a specific time. And I didn't want to miss a meal because the food was good but not plentiful. And I agree with another person I'm not sure the owner is very honest. On the plus side the cabin was nice, the food was good, and the water was beautiful.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Dec 24, 2018
TripAdvisor note that your stay was in Mar 2018 and unfortunately we have no record of complaints recorded during that month of stays by which we can intelligently address your views. Nevertheless,fair to say that sargasso continue to plague our Island and mainland beaches as in most or all of the Caribbean.We have instituted daily clean up during the high tide and the Sargasso is swept away daily by the currents.I assume you were helping like most of our other Guests who scorns this plague and if that is so I thank you nonetheless. There are Guests who call for light serving and those who crave our caribbean delicacy.We please everyone.I regret that you did not make your case known to our very accommodating cook. On the matter of honesty,whether you are referring to Dave or myself,I am certain that you did not make any such accusation that has gone attended since 9 months ago. Thanks for your kind comments about our Cabins and good food and thanks to God that the water was beautiful during your stay. Your review will be as good as a 4 to those who read others before and after your review.We nevertheless welcome complaints and do all that is possible to improve. Please come again and feel comfortable when you are here at Joe Jo's. Kind Regards,and have a Happy Holiday Season. Louis.
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GoPlaces409212 wrote a review Dec 2018
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We had a wonderful stay at Joe Jo's! Very clean and cozy cabins on the leeward side of the island. Miss Carmen is a very good cook (we ate fresh and varied food every day) and both she and Dave are very friendly and helpful. If you want to refridgerate items you bring from the mainland they have a refridgerator that you can use. And while your on the island, don't miss out Pär's (swedish owner) bar at Reef's End! Sofie and Jonatan from Sweden
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from LouisSwasey, Owner at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Dec 24, 2018
Thanks Sofie and Jonetan for your good remarks.We will continue to work hard to improve every aspect.Sorry we could not satisfy your Bar recreation as we try to keep things tranquil at this end.But indeed Par has done a good job filling that void. Have a Happy Holiday Season ! Louis
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Mario Marsden wrote a review Oct 2018
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This was a return visit for us, and we very much enjoyed Jo-Jo’s by the Reef in a cabin directly in front of the reef, a few days ago. We stayed there for 3 days and had nothing less than a wonderful time. We rarely leave comments, or reviews on any hotel, but Carmen and Dave always made us feel special and went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. The cabin was clean and comfortable, environment refreshing and beautiful people. Our friends wanted to know how we seemed so happy and relaxed when we came back home.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Oct 29, 2018
We are happy to know that you had a wonderful and relaxed time at Joe Jo's on your return visit and thanks for your wonderful comments.Thanks as well for revealing to your friends the best kept secret. Regards, Louis.
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Joerg wrote a review Sep 2018
Germany17 contributions2 helpful votes
We, a family with two kids (10 + 12y) spend this summer four nights on Tabacco Caye. We very much enjoyed Joe Jo’s By the reef in a waterfront cabin. Watching the pelicans fishing and reading books in one of the hammocks. For two days we were the only people. Overall there maybe 10 on tourists on the island. It w as low season. There was only one bar open which was great for sunset. David, the manager of Joe Joe’s and his wife Carmen, the chef, were looking after us very well. Although we found it quite strange to have always set breakfast, lunch and dinner times. It felt a little bit back in being in a youth hostel. Overall we enjoyed it very much and we already recommended the place to several people. A very relaxing little paradise.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Sep 26, 2018
Thanks Joerg for spending your family vacation here with us.We are limping through the low and while we look forward to brighter times,we ensured that you got the most relaxing and personalized service.Thanks for passing on the secret to your friends and family extensions.We will look forward to treating them First Class as well.Dave and Carmen send their best wishes. Regards, Louis.
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