We stayed at Coco from Sept 29th to Oct 8th, 2017. I have been going down to Negril since 1991 and my wife since 2006. This was our fourth trip to Coco. As many other "Jamaricans" who have frequented the island over the years, we have stayed all up and down 7-mile beach as well as in the cliffs. I can't tell you how many times this statement has come out of my mouth over the last few years.... "CocoLaPalm is the perfect blend of all-inclusive and rustic Jamaican". It took some years to find our perfect spot to vacation in Negril, and we're fairly confident we have found that very thing in Coco. Without writing a book of the things we love, I will point out the highlights.
The staff is simply amazing. They make the ultimate difference in our trip.... not the sand, surf, sun, palms, etc...... it's the people that keep us coming back. From the time we checked in until the moment we checked out, we received nothing by kindness and respect. From everyone at the front desk to beach security to housekeeping to restaurant and bar staff to the grounds crew, and last but not least, the management, ALL went over and above to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. I would also like to note that we really appreciated the patience everyone showed to members of our party. I took note of it from day one, and was humbled by it. Everyone is different in Jamaica and from somewhere else, and the staff at Coco clearly demonstrates that they welcome all comers, and can "move & shake" at the drop of a hat in an attempt to make everyone comfortable.
The property grounds are gorgeous. This is a hands-on managed resort. You can tell the owners and managers run a well-oiled resort and that attention is poured into it every single day. The area around the pool and hot tub is tenaciously manicured and so easy to unwind in. The beach is clean and breathtaking, and in a wonderful location in proximity to everything Negril has to offer. I dream about it when I'm back here at home.
The security is excellent. I have never one time felt like our safety was compromised or that our belongings were unsafe. This is a big deal for us, as it is to most other vacationers. The intention for our trip is relaxation, and to come home refreshed and reset. Constant harassment puts a dent in that goal, so having great security is invaluable.
The restaurant and beach front grill. Let's keep it simple.... it may be some of the best food and service in all of Negril. You want something special or have diet restriction? Simply have a talk with the wait staff and/or chef and you will very likely be pleased with what your dining options are. Marley's By The Sea, in fact, is one of my favorite places to dine, ever. No, it's not super fancy posh, but the relaxation vibe is off the charts, as is the food. Can't tell you how many outstanding meals we've enjoyed here, even while staying at other resorts in years past.
There are many, many other things we love about this resort.... I could write all day... if I only had the time!! If you are on the fence about staying at Coco, here's a long-timer that highly recommends this wonderful vacation spot. If you have any other questions, drop me a line. Enjoy my pics! ~B
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CocoLaPalm Resort was established in 1994 and is the largest of the small hotels in Negril, Jamaica. We are a family resort located on a beautiful expanse of Negril's 7-Mile Beach, with non-motorized water sports, mouthwatering cuisine and exciting entertainments for the convenience of our guests. We invite you to come and claim your spot at CocoLaPalm, we'll keep you coming back for more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cocolapalm Hotel Negril
- Cocolapalm Resort Negril
- Coco La Palm Resort
- Coco Palm Negril
- Coco La Palm Jamaica
- Coco La Palm Negril