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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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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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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Sep 25, 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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If you expect a high rise hotel, a cold marble lobby, crowds, boring artificial sameness, carpeted floors and a swimming pool with screaming kids running around, you won’t find those here. What you WILL find is peace, tranquility, the slow sweetness of island time, the chance to wake up and greet the sun every day, the roar of surf to rock you to sleep and time to hang out and enjoy the company of friends and family and have real conversations, frigates, osprey and booby to spot, water toys to play with and a reef to explore. Carmen and Dave will take care of you as if you were family and every meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner is served family style and will please and delight you. In an over- digitalized world, Joe Jo’s is a magical oasis of timeless serenity where you can
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Sep 11, 2018
Thanks Irieas.We are delighted to know that you were able to tapped into our source of rejuvenation at Joe Jo's.Will pass on your complements to Carmen and Dave who work hard at upkeeping the quality and standard of our services.Please do come again. Regards, Louis.
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So did not know that this type of place exists where you can truly get a way from it all. After 30 minute boat ride from Dangriga we arrived at Tobacco Caye and after a 2 minute walk. Heaven pretty room over looking the reef with the sound of the water and cooling breezes coming into the room. The sunset was amazing and the sunrise must not be missed. Food was fresh and totally amazing. Did not want to leave.
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Sep 10, 2018
Thanks Randall for your short stay with us.You are now part of the Joe Jo's family,so just give me a call 6101647 when you want to get away from the stresses of this life.Do it again !! Regards, Louis.
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We just returned from a week at Joe Jo's on Tobacco Caye and it was a wonderful experience! Louis was very helpful in arranging all of our plans. We showed up with a family of 5 and Carmen and David treated us as their own family. We were there through two birthdays and they made us a great cake and a feast of a meal to celebrate. My boys are grown men who eat more than most and Carmen always made sure that we all had more than enough of her great home cooking to eat. The entire village is very peaceful and everyone is friendly. We checked out other accommodations while we were there just to see what they were like and Joe Jo's beat all of them hands down. Since the island is literally on top of the reef, fantastic snorkeling was only feet away from the room and diving
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Sep 23, 2018
Thanks Jim for spending time with us and for rating our services highly.you have motivated us to continue building on what we have to offer.Carmen and Dave enjoyed your company and we all will be looking out to your return visit.Thanks again and best wishes. Louis.
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I spent a week doing not much of anything at Joe Jo’s on Tobacco Caye with my two teenage daughters. It was really wonderful to spend the days being rocked in the hammock by the ocean breeze off the front porch of our cabin overlooking the sea, snorkeling, strolling around to the dock to see what the local fisherman caught that day, or taking the kayaks out. Of the several resorts on this small Caye, this is the most quiet and private. Carmen and David are the local couple who manage the resort. Carmen’s home-cooked meals made to order are the heart of Joe Jo’s, and David is super friendly and always helpful as well. We’ll be dreaming of our days at Joe Jo’s for a long time.
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Aug 13, 2018
Thanks Holly.We are happy to know that you had a pleasant time at Joe Jo's.Kindly feel free to drop us a line and let us know how we can improve any aspect of our services.Dave and Carmen enjoyed your company and send their Kind Regards to you and the Girls.Whenever you are ready to Relax and Unwind you will always be welcome as part of the Joe Jo's Family.Sorry that my travel commitments prevented our meeting,but hopefully we will next time round. Best Wishes, Louis.
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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.