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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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Joe Jo's is a delightful place, warm and friendly, comfortable and peaceful. David (manager) made sure our every need was met, and his lovely daughters Marielle and Cynthia cooked delicious meals and made us feel like part of the family. Kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkel gear were always available at no extra cost. The reef is a few steps away, so we could pop in out of the water whenever we felt like. It was like having a slope-side condo, with Caribbean seas instead of snow! All in all, it could not be more perfect.
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THis hotel is one of the most amazing places we have ever been to. This island is so tiny (you can swim or kayak around the whole island, walk from one end to the other in about 2 minutes...). The man who runs it and all of the staff are so great. They are friendly, kind and helpful. You walk out of your room and can immediately start snorkeling. They have glass bottom kayaks which are so fun, regular kayaks, snorkeling gear, paddle boards.... The food they make is so yummy! If you really want to get away from it all and go relax in a tropical paradise, this is the place to go!!
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Apr 6, 2019
We are so delighted to know that the setting and services here at Joe Jo's were so pleasing and relaxing to you.We do appreciate that you travel from so far away and that Joe Jo's was your choice.Please do remember us in those special moments and do not hesitate to return and replenish.Dave and Carmen send their Best Wishes. God Bless.
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What an amazing island experience!! The cabins are cute and literally a paradise for peace and quiet. The owner and his staff are very accommodating, professional and goes above and beyond to make you feel at home and welcomed! We spent a week and DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE! The food was delicious - especially Ms Carmen's Fried Jacks for breakfast!!! WOW!! I can't wait to go back! Jeff
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Apr 6, 2019
Thanks for choosing Joe Jo's and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us.You have left my Kitchen Staff,especially Ms Carmen,highly motivated to take her cooking to the next level.She seemed quite eager to hear your request each morning and it was a pleasure for her to get it done.Looking forward to your return.
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I wonder why there are no comments since July 2017.... Great island with beautiful beaches and great for snorkeling. Besides the rented out places are a number of very run down buildings away from the beach, you have to take this into account. People in general are very friendly, we just had a very bad surprise with Joe Jo’s, that a number of rooms we had reserved for a larger party were confirmed by the owner but were not available upon arrival. No apologies offered by the owner, we felt cheated and actually we were. Some of the guests came as far as Europe. The food served at Joe Jo‘s was very average. Some of the group were staying at Reef’s End, they also were great in helping out as we had the room problems at Joe Jo‘s. Reefs End I can highly recommended, the food is
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Response from LouisSwasey, Manager at Joe Jo's By The Reef
Responded Mar 28, 2019
Thanks again.This review was promptly responded to earlier.
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We greatly enjoyed our 3 night stay at Joe Jo's. The property was very peaceful and relaxing, and provided an excellent vacation escape. Carmen's cooking was really good, and she made a few meals with fresh fish. Meals included items such as fish/chicken, refried beans, homemade tortillas, fry jacks, eggs, fruit, homemade muffins/breads, and dessert. Hot tea and coffee were available at breakfast. The use of paddleboards, snorkeling gear, and kayaks is included in your stay free of charge. The property is located on the southeast side of the island, behind the reef. The waves crash onto the reef on this side of the island, and for me the sounds of the surf helped me to sleep deeply in the ocean view cabin. A stay at this property is best suited for those looking for some quiet
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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.