CoCo Reef is a beautiful property. Upon entering the lobby, your jaw drops in amazement, the resort’s design looks first class and regal. Check-in with our day pass was easy and the front desk staffer was amazingly accommodating. She gave us towels and directed us to the pool area. We walked down a small set of steps and ended up on the restaurant level, which boast awe-inspiring views of the gorgeous South Shore. Down another flight of stairs, we sat poolside and warmed up under the Bermuda sunlight.
After some time by the pool, we went to the resort’s private beach. It was truly relaxing as there were no large crowds taking up space, stealing from the ambiance of this tropical refuge. The beach wasn’t lined with beach chairs and umbrellas. There was no one soliciting undesirable souvenirs or illegal drugs. Outside of me and my daughter there was a couple sitting far off along a rock wall just relaxing, and a woman jogging up and down the beaches shoreline performing what appeared to be her daily fitness regimen.
Our day pass included use of the resort’s pool, access to their private beach with a beach chair, and lunch. Beverages were not included with lunch. For lunch, we were presented a two course pre-fixed menu. The lunch menu had limited options. I had a fish cake that was oven baked on a corn & crab bisque, topped with a curry aioli, and crispy leeks. It was splendid. The taste was perfection. Rain had a BBQ pulled pork Cuban sandwich. I didn’t care much for Rain’s sandwich, but I was very happy with my fish cake. The fish cake was too small to be considered an entree, but the taste was beyond delightful.
For dessert we had fresh fruits topped with a berry sorbet. Although the weather was slightly cold, there were moments where we were sitting directly under the sun at Tamara’s Terrace and the dessert sorbet was a great way to cool off during the short, intermittent periods of overwhelming sunshine.
My experience at CoCo Reef resort was supreme. We were allowed access to the property from 9 am – 5 pm, but no one made a fuss about our presence or made us feel any different from guests who check-in for an extended stay. We never felt rushed out, we only felt welcomed.