The Reef CocoBeach
Sat among the mangroves, the Reef Cocobeach Resort is a luxury, beachfront hotel near Playa del Carmen in Mexico. It has an outdoor swimming pool for guests of all ages, which has a smaller section for children. It offers water sports on the beach, including kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling. After a day on the beach, you can recharge with a drink from the bars. You can dine at the buffet restaurant or one of the three ‡ la carte restaurants, which offer Mexican, Italian and Japanese cuisine. The resort has whitewashed walls and a typically Mexican coconut thatched roof, along with coordinating wooden balconies. You'll find a similar theme inside, with brightly coloured furniture and tropical plants scattered around the building. Rooms have patio doors with views of the surrounding area. You can explore the leafy green mangroves surrounding the resort or discover the colourful coral reef in the nearby ocean. You'll be able to swim among fish in the freshwater pools of Cenotes Azul, which is within driving distance. You could take a day trip to the larger resort of Cancun, where you'll find white sandy beaches, shopping malls and archaeological sites containing Mayan ruins.
The Reef Cocobeach Resort is 1.4km from Playa del Carmen. This resort's 5th Avenue is a pedestrianised shopping area and market, which is known for its street food, craft stalls and local souvenirs, such as tequila and Mexican blankets. You can visit Mayan ruins near the resort. Further afield, you'll find the former fishing village of Puerto Morelos, which is 34km north of the hotel. You could swim in one of its underground caves, sip tequila at a bar or haggle at the local art market. The ecological Xel-Ha Park is 50km away, and here you'll find rivers, jungle trails and tropical-plant-filled nurseries.
You can dine indoors or al fresco at the hotel's four restaurants. The buffet offers international cuisine, plus fruit juices, soft drinks and alcohol at various times throughout the day. Between meals, you'll be able to grab a light snack or drink from the bars.
Children can join the kids' club and use the playroom, and there's a gym for adults. When the sun goes down, you can watch the evening entertainment.
On the beach below the hotel, the hotel offers guests free sun loungers and umbrellas.
Rooms at Reef Cocobeach Resort are airy, with natural light from a balcony or sun terrace. They all come with air conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi.
Distance to city centre 1km
Distance to airport 45km
Address: 529848772880, Región 6, Calle Flamingo Lt 1 Mz 7, S/N, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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It was one of the best holidays for us. The location of the hotel is very good, close to the beautiful beach and within walking distance to alive city. The rooms and hotel were tidy and clean. Friendly check in staff. The animators of the hotel speak English fluently and they are really funny. We saw many attractions in the area on the bike tour with Maya, had great time in the hotel with Borys and he served us with good hints. Highly recommended. Lovely time!
If you are traveling to Playa Del Carmen and like the idea of an all inclusive but also like going to 5th Avenue, I would recommend this hotel. The hotel is in a great location. The food was amazing, like something you would get in a high end restaurant in New York, very fancily decorated on the plate when presented to you. Breakfast buffet was good.
The rooms are why I didn't give this a 5 Star. They are dated, the cleaning personnel was awful (which I have never encountered in Mexico before) Our toilet wouldn't flush, we reported it to the front desk, they never fixed it, we finally would just fill it up with water to get it to flush. I don't know how the cleaning lady didn't notice if she was truly cleaning.
With that being said about the rooms, and maybe we just had a bad one. Do to the location and the excellent food, I would probably stay here again and just be a little more vocal on the room if it is faulty.
We spent 2 weeks at the Reef Coco Beach during Christmas time and it was such an amazing experience. The hotel is really well located, 5min away from the 5th Avenue. All the employees are lovely and friendly. And a big thank you to Boris, the best and funnier animator ever. We had such great adventures with him. We will definitely come back 😊