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Reviewed November 25, 2014

There is nothing like arriving on a secluded small island and leaving your troubles at the shore. Joe Jo's By the Reef offers just that experience with its authentically simple cabanas, welcoming staff and nicely kept grounds. We were welcomed with freshly cut coconuts filled with the most refreshing coconut water. The cluster of guest cabanas all have their own view of the reef and sea with just the right amount of privacy offered within each. Complete with a hammock and adirondack chair, the veranda on each cabana offers the ideal place to decompress, enjoy the breeze and experience the waterfront views. The bedroom and bathroom are well kept including crisp white sheets and bath towels. When you are ready to exprience the underwater world at your doorstep, Joe Jo's offers snorkel gear to borrow to view the living coral reef and marine life around you. I've been back on the mainland for less than 24 hours and the only thing I can think about it going back to Joe Jo's By the Reef.

Date of stay: November 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Reina C
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

This place is perfect for the price, it's on the quiet side of the island and the hosts are very loving and caring. There are no actual resorts on Tobacco Caye, but this is as good as you get on the island. It is by far the freshest food on the island and the best staff as well. Don't have high expectations for the rooms, they are meant for sleeping - that's it. They're clean and safe and located on the quiet side of the island.

Room tip: Ask for a room on the water, you can watch the sun rise from the hammock on your deck!
Date of stay: May 2013
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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2  Thank amross2
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

You dont go to Tobacco Caye thinking of it as a resort. You go there to get away from resorts. Its tiny and the cabins tend to funky. We were there over 10 years ago, but what i would say is the cabin we were in was tolerable, the setting is beautiful, but dont look at the garbage or the broken bottles they mix in with the conch shells as an erosion barrier. The food when we were there was fried and very salty, but definitely fresh and edible. The lady running then was nice by Belizean standards, which means don't expect fake McDonalds/Starbucks smiles. The guy who met our boat had a naked woman with an AK 47 Tatoo across his chest. But he was quite chill. The main thing was the snorkeling, which was fantastic and amazing. I will never forget it, and could care less about the trash. Go to some sterile resort and be happy there, this is not what its about. And it was cheap.

Date of stay: June 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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3  Thank Kanadukathan
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Myself and the family was out here for two days, although the rooms was OK, and my time out there incredibly awesome, i gotta comment about the food, it was off the chain!!!! the cook personality was outstanding and the dishes she prepared was exceptional, anybody that appreciate good food, go to Gaviota Coral Reef Resort!!!! I promise you an unbelizable time you will never forget!!!

Date of stay: February 2013
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4  Thank Blaine c
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had originally reserved a room in Lanas, another hotel in Tabacco Caye, but did not like the room and as Blue Dolphin had cabins available we were able to switch. It was much nicer being in our own little beach cabin with its terrace with deckchair and hammock, to a cramped room in Lanas. The cabin is basic but cosy....and as they are near the water, there is a nice breeze at night. The cost was US80 (USD40) each with 3 meals included....the food was ok but the portions were quite small, for breakfast we got 1/3 of an apple and banana and some small bread rolls. But the staff are friendly and there was generally a good atmopshere in the dining room. They also have a bar where prices are cheaper than in the islands main beach bar. The cabins near the waters edge are definitley the nicest! I don't think they have a website yet so the number to call to make a reservation is +501 6659837

Room tip: Cabins near the waters edge.
Date of stay: January 2013
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1  Thank Azurduyvive
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