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Coconuts Caribbean Hotel - then and now #68384
05/14/03 07:06 PM
05/14/03 07:06 PM
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San Jose, CA USA
Gela Offline OP
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Gela  Offline OP
Back in December 2001, I posted my experience at Coconuts Caribbean Hotel. I recently returned from my third stay. A lot has changed since my first visit so I feel compelled to post an update for those who may be interested.

NEW EMPLOYEES
Deona, Jasmine & others - front desk
(very sweet and helpful)

Shelby & Marlon - bartenders/tour guides
(great addition to the bar)

STILL THERE AND BETTER THAN EVER
Ada and Margie ("Bar Tender Ladies")

BACK THEN:
Free Bicycles
Free Continental Breakfast
Room tax was included in room price ($60US low season for single room tax included)

NOW:
Fee for bicycles (hourly charge I believe)
Michael's Arch Angel Restaurant offers breakfast at reasonable prices
Room and service tax is 10% and added to room rates ($100US low season single room plus tax)
Update: As I was leaving AC, new rates were being established which are not reflected in their web site. I believe that new rates were determined for low season leaving current rate for high season and 25% more for Holiday season.

HOTEL ADDITIONS:

4 more rooms and 2 suites (third floor was added which also includes owners quarters)
New furniture, telephones and cable television in every room

Above ground pool
Takes up the majority of the area between the hotel and old bar and has cement stools for enjoying cool libations without leaving the water

Large Bar named "Lucifer's Lounge"
(old bar now stands as support for second story walk way to 3rd story suites)
Has live music many nights and Sunday afternoons
Has "theme nights": Beer drinking contest, kareoke, body shot night, etc.
Update: Rumor also has it (unconfirmed source) that there will be a special photo shoot "Wrap Party" for the magazine "Mystique" in June.

THEN AND NOW:
The Barge is still a great source of entertainment

CONCLUSION:

Coconut's "Lucifer's Lounge" is a great party place, just about any time.

Coconuts Caribbean Hotel is not the quiet laid back place it once used to be. If you want that atmosphere, you need to stay some place like Mata Rocks.

Cheers! laugh


Gela's AC Motto: "All Roads Used to Lead to BC's - Now They Lead to Hurricane's!"
Re: Coconuts Caribbean Hotel - then and now #68385
05/15/03 01:53 AM
05/15/03 01:53 AM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 2,509
Belize
Short Offline
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Hi Gela (the cat), happy to hear you liked your stay at Coconuts! It was great to meet you in San Pedro. Keep the Island-Junkie-spirit up!
Short.


Live and let live
Re: Coconuts Caribbean Hotel - then and now #68386
05/15/03 02:09 AM
05/15/03 02:09 AM
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Posts: 2,976
bedford tx usa
rickcheri Offline
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We too saw the changes there and did enjoy a wonderful dinner there. The place is quaint and loveable. And the pool and bar are a fantasic!!
Soon the barge will be gone and all of that area will be clean up and no noise. Let the party's to begin!!! Great Job guys!!! Was very impressed!!
Rick

Re: Coconuts Caribbean Hotel - then and now #68387
05/16/03 01:05 PM
05/16/03 01:05 PM
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Posts: 2,133
San Jose, CA USA
Gela Offline OP
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Gela  Offline OP
Hi Short (the Bart) - it was great to meet you too!

Rick, I'm afraid the quiet, quaint Coconuts has been replaced by the big bar scene. That's not bad if you plan to party hearty, but not so good if you want a quiet place to relax. That experience will be found at Mata Rocks, the Tides or similar.

They have threatened to move the barge for several years now - it's actually still a great form of entertainment and not bothersome at all.

There's a place for every taste on AC! laugh


Gela's AC Motto: "All Roads Used to Lead to BC's - Now They Lead to Hurricane's!"
Re: Coconuts Caribbean Hotel - then and now #68388
05/17/03 01:56 AM
05/17/03 01:56 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,976
bedford tx usa
rickcheri Offline
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Hey Gela,
You are correct,
The barge never ever bothered us, but it did some people... It is supposed to be gone by August??!!
who knows!!!
Thanks for you imput, but we really loved the new remoldle!!!!
Thanks, Rick laugh wink


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