Updated: Sep 28
The Reef Coco Beach is a small all-inclusive resort right in the heart of Playa Del Carmen along the Riviera Maya in Mexico. The resort offers only 202 rooms and the grounds, pool and beach area are not busy making for a more relaxed vacation destination.
The Reef Coco Beach is located right on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and has soft-powdery sand beachfront. It is also just a 5 minute walk to the famous 5th Avenue of Playa Del Carmen, where shopping, restaurants and nightlife take form.
The Reef has one buffet restaurants, an Italian restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, one snack bar and four bars. The main dining buffet, Italian and snack bar over look the ocean of this tropical paradise.
There is one large free-form outdoor swimming pool, three outdoor jacuzzis, a disco bar, fitness center, basketball and tennis courts and bicycles to borrow.
The beach if small, but there are adequate chairs and room to enjoy water activities. The pool was not crowded as it stretches nearly the length of the property, with some rooms having step-out access to the pool.
Dining Options at The Reef Coco Beach
The Miramar is the largest restaurant and serves as the buffet area for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is little rotation of food, but the food is delicious. The atmosphere here is great because the restaurant overlooks the ocean and the boats in the harbour.
Here you will enjoy the Italian cuisine specialties with a la carte service in a romantic atmosphere. The restaurant also looks over the ocean and Cozumel Island can be seen in the distance. Reservations are required.
The Restaurant Sabor Latino offers Mexican Cuisine specialties with a la carte service. The food here was tasty and service was great. Reservations are required.
The Reef Coco Beach was formally known as The Grand Coco Bay. In previous years it garnered bad press due to unfortunate fatal accidents and incidents.
Today, the newly renovated Reef Coco Beach is a great place to stay if you are looking for top-notch server, friendly staff and a small resort that you can enjoy quietly or with a family.
The resort location is perfect, allowing you to get to Cancun Airport in 40 minutes, walk to Playa Del Carmen and get excursions to destinations easily.
The beach sometimes has boats anchored out in the distance and to some reviewers this was bothersome, but it did not affect anything and in fact, simply added to the beautiful sunsets.
Being a small resort, you will get more personalized service and you will find that the price per night is also not that expensive. If you are looking for a quick get-away or somewhere to start your adventures in the Riviera Maya we recommend the Reef Coco Beach.
Overall Experiences: 77%
Maid Service 5/5
Friendliness of Staff 5/5
Activities & Amenities 4/5
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