Coyaba Beach Resort Hotel

, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Coyaba Beach Resort Hotel

, Montego Bay
4 star

Rooms: 50

Mahoe Bay Ironshore - Montego Bay - 000 - Jamaica Hotel Website | | 876 953 9150
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10/10
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Submitted by: Gerry G. in 21/06/05
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Greece
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
It is a fantastic little hotel with a strong family feeling to it. Guests feel at home from the start, mostly because of the friendly staff. The problem is that it's difficult to get out and see the real Montego B. Just go.

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Perfect Place for a Wedding

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband & I were married at Coyaba on July 3rd, 2004. From beginning to end, everything was magical!! Coyaba is the perfect setting for a wedding because it provided us with the intimate surroundings that we were looking for. We had 58 guests, ages 3 - 84, and everyone had a blast!

The food was excellent. Lunch & dinner were best, offering the most variety. The service was also great. The bartenders Gladstone and Kaye took great care of us. There were a few days where we had to wait quite a while for lunch, but other than that, NO COMPLAINTS!

In terms of coordinating the wedding, the staff and owners were impeccable. All of the details were taken care of, enabling us to "relax" before our big day. The flowers were amazing. The wedding menu was AWESOME. The Steel Drum Band - unreal. The Accapella Singers - GREAT. The DJ - wonderful!!! From beginning to end, everything was perfect. Most of all, our guests had a fabulous time.

If you are planning a destination wedding we highly recommend Coyaba. It truly was the best day of our lives!!

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from A TripAdvisor Member
We just returned from our honeymoon at Coyaba on 6/18/04. The hotel was wonderful. The rooms are spotless and beautifully decorated. The staff can't do enough for you. The food was good. The only thing this hotel could improve on is more entertainment but, if you are looking for a quiet relaxing vacation then this is the place to be.

Friendly Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at Coyaba from 5/19/04-5/27/04.
I got married at the Round Hill on 5/23 but 57 of my guests (including myself) stayed at Coyaba. We were pleasantly surprised from the moment we walked into the lobby and greeted with cold towels and bottled water. The hotel is small with a wonderful Jamaican flare to it.

Here is a little rating scale that I came up with
Room: A
We stayed in room #314 and our view of the ocean from our balcony was amazing! We had a high wooden vaulted ceiling which made the room seem much bigger. There was a small seating area and a nice king sized bed (firm, but comfortable). Our closet was small and so was the sink area. Other rooms on the ground floor didn't have high ceilings, but bigger bathrooms and a much bigger closet.

Food: A-
For the most part, the food was good; not amazing like many people said, but good. The food at our Rehearsal Dinner (on the beach) was very good.
Breakfast-The french toast was good and the eggs were fair and the sausage was "suspect" at best. Lunch- Excellent with a great choices of salads, sandwiches and burgers (the fried calamari was excellent).
Dinner- Pretty good. Since we didn't get the all inclusive plan (which we should have), we ate at the Polo lounge most nights because it was too expensive for us in the main dining room. They did stop serving food at 9:30, hence the A-

Room Service: B+
Very fast service, but they stop serving at 10 PM.

Staff: A
Almost all of the staff were incredibly nice and accommodating. Gladstone, Kaye and Rolland were awesome! However, I found the men to be much nicer than the women. Just my opinion.

Pool: A
It looked nice and clean, but I'm a beach girl which brings me to my next rating

Beach: B
The beach is small, but I've seen smaller (Point Village in Negril). However it is long which is a plus. The beach seems to be man made and late one night, we actually saw a diver dredging up sand from the ocean. The beach is clean and taken care of. But watch your feet because under the sand, there seemed to be cement of some type. The water was calm but a bit murky. Some friends went snorkeling and there was not much to see. Of course there are day trips you can take for a much better snorkeling experience. All in all, I thought the beach and the water at Round Hill & even at Beaches in MoBay was a lot nicer.

Gym: B-
Be warned: there IS an air conditioner, but you just have to turn it on. It's up above a weight machine that you have to stand on to get that much needed air to kick in. Little did I know about the AC until I was done my workout pretty much gasping for some air. There's 2 treadmills, a stairmaster and a crappy elliptical machine. There's also free weights and a few other machines. On the walls, there are small naked photographs everywhere. Definitely random, but pretty motivating as you sweat your tuchas off during vacation.

Manicure/Pedicure: B-
Unless you have 2 hours to spare, I would say to steer clear. They are nice, but literally working on "turtle time" My friend got a massage in the spa and seemed to really love it. FYI: you can't charge any of their services to your room because the spa is independently run (even though it's located on the premises)

Night Life: F
Sorry to say, but if weren't for us speaking to the owner to keep the pool bar open (only $20 an hour for Gladstone to bartend) our guests would have been insanely board after 10 PM. No entertainment except for Wednesday nights on the pool deck which is seafood night. There is a Calypso band playing on the pool dock and they were pretty good. The Polo bar stays open until 12, but it's inside and kind of dark.

All in all, Coyaba was wonderful. Our guests really loved it and many plan on returning. I actually had a few friends stay at the Ritz and they "would never go back." They liked Coyaba's ambiance and food much better. If you're looking for a relaxing low-key vacation with a small and intimate feel, then this is the place for you.

I hope that this lengthy review helped.
:D CBM

My Little Piece of Heaven!

from Toomuch2c
My husband and I returned from our stay at Coyaba relaxed and refreshed. It is truly an oasis among the overcrowded resort offerings in the area. It is a small compound of several buildings interspersed with garden settings, gazebos, play yards, tennis court, dining areas and, of course, a private stretch of beach. All of this nestled in a beautiful array of lush foliage that is meticulously tended to by the courteous staff.

Speaking of staff ... they are simply the best. Polite, warm and friendly. Never intrusive, but always around ... they are a big part of Coyaba's appeal and we appreciated their dedicated service.

Our room was a junior ocean suite with a vaulted ceiling, balcony and separate seating area. The decorating theme was not typical resort-ish. No leaping dolphins or tropical fish patterns!!! The room was clean and tastefully decorated. We were very comfortable and found it to be quite cozy on the few rainy days we had.

We dined at the Vineyard most of the time. It is open and airy. We just loved the ambiance. The food was good with the menu changing nightly. The Native Night dining event on Saturday evening gave us an opportunity to experience THE best lobster we have ever had. Our breakfasts were off the menu and were also very, very good. The all-inclusive or breakfast/dinner plan is definitely the way to go.

The beach is small ... but so is Coyaba so it never felt crowded. There was ample space and plenty of privacy. On the overcast days my husband planted himself in a hammock and I in a basket that resembled a papasan chair suspended low to the ground. All day ... we just lay there and relaxed and swayed. Doing nothing ... it was wonderful!

We cannot wait to go back!

Trip to Coyaba, April 20-25,2004.

from A TripAdvisor Member
My wife and I just returned from Coyaba. Overall it was a nice vacation. Resort staff was friendly and accommodating, water was warm and food in Vineyard and Docks was excellent. Very interesting mix of international guests.
Service in the restaurants was very good during breakfast and lunch time. At the dinner time, it
was not as smooth as expected.
Just a word of caution - beach at Coyaba can be very windy. If you have low tolerance to the wind, it can really spoil your vacation. Also building 100, which has some GDN DLX rooms, is located very close to the road and traffic noise can be quite noticeable, especially in the morning. Also decor of this particular type of the room doesn’t feel very Caribbean - it’s a "Quality Suites Hotel meets Bombay Company Store". Ocean view suites at Coyaba are much better choice.
Coyaba belongs to the Small Luxury Hotel Group and it’s a good resort, but do not expect the same level of luxury service as in some other hotels from SLH.

Coyaba family trip April 22-26 2004

from hangovergirl67
My husband, soon-to-be two year old and I just returned from Coyaba. We had a great experience. The staff was wonderful. They made Walker's first trip to "Maica" a memorable one. The Robertsons have gone out of their way to make this a very family friendly place.

Having a two year old we took full advantage of room service-it's easier that way sometimes... A few things were forgotten here and there(usually at breakfast)-but nothing major-and the staff was more than accomadating when they were. The food was good. Especially the Jamaican night fare on Saturdays.

The beach and pool were clean, beautiful and quaint. We loved the the turquiose, cobalt and lime green adorondack chairs lining the dock.

Thanks again for making Walker's first trip to Jamaica a great experience!

Stephanie Flint

Wonderful and Relaxing

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I had an incredible and relaxing vacation at Coyaba in March '04. The grounds and our room were both beautiful- we had an ocean view with a balcony and a 25 foot cathedral ceiling. The food was great at the Vineyard and at Docks (we never ate at the Polo Lounge)and the service was always friendly and accomodating- the food at Native night was especially good and all the musically entertainment was fun too. I highly recommend this resort to anyone who needs to kick back and relax- Thanks Coyaba!

Perfect Honeymoon!

from A TripAdvisor Member
This review comes a bit late, but I have to Shout the praises of the Robinson family, they have truly brought Heaven to earth in the form of their Coyaba Beach Resort. Brian & I spent 4 sundrenched days honymooning in May '03. The resort has everything you need to enjoy a quiet relaxing vacation. Their cuisine is Top Rate and on a par with any fine resort in Europe. The service is second to none, the staff will do their best to make your dreams come true! A wonderful place to stay. We will return!

Had a Perfect Wedding!

from caningetta
My husband and I got married here in April of 2003. The wedding was perfect, down to the most minute detail. The food was OUTRAGEOUS.
Limited entertainment at night, but otherwise it was a fantastic experience.

Paradise

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband & I spent five days at Coyaba in April 2003. Coyaba, as a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, certainly lived up to its reputation. As a small resort of 50 rooms, you do not have to worry about over-crowding and the resort has a personal touch atmosphere. The grounds are lovely, and the pier is great for viewing the sunsets. The sunsets are amazing from here. The staff was friendly and efficient and the food was very good. The dinner menu at the main restaurant changed nightly which was a nice touch. The only drawback is that the beach is small, so walks on the beach are not something you can really expect to do. Overall, it is a great resort and I have no problem recommending the resort.

Top Local Tips for Montego Bay

Get out and about Many have a negative perception of the larger towns in Jamaica fearing crime and hassle. Do not let this put you off getting out of your all inclusive hotel. Most trouble is contained within the ghetto areas and tourists are not generally under threat. You will however be approached by persons offering goods and services. A polite 'no thanks' will generally suffice in declining these offers. A common sense approach to looking after money and valuables is advised. For example take no more cash and credit cards than you really need and leave the rest in your hotel safe. You will then not go far wrong.

Where to shop and why. Shop at actual Jamaican shops - not foreign run ones. It supports the economy, you get a better value for the dollar, and you get to meet some awesome friendly people.

Meal Plans It is so worth it to get the AI plan here

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  • coyaba beach resort
  • coyaba beach montego bay
  • coyaba beach hotel
  • Address: Mahoe Bay Ironshore - Montego Bay - 000 - Jamaica
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