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Negril Jamaica's Best Small Beachfront Resorts : Coco La Palm

Updated on February 28, 2013
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Coco La Palm Resort--Negril, Jamaica

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Why is Coco La Palm the Best Choice?

Some of us have visited Negril, Jamaica or hope to in the near future. While there are some very nice all-inclusive resorts to choose from, a few of us would rather stay at a smaller, less ritualized resort for several reasons. Coco La Palm is definitely one of the best of these beautiful smaller resorts located on the brilliant white beaches of Long Bay.

This writer's had the pleasure of staying at Coco La Palm each year for well over a decade and each time I am more impressed with the way this wonderful, non-all inclusive resort is managed and staffed. Coco La Palm always seems quietly exotic with its exquisite gardens filling the open spaces with color and bouquet.

The staff, though always cheerful and helpful, do not intrude upon the visitors sense of tranquility and well being. Anything needed or asked for is quickly handled by these familiar faces I always look forward to seeing each year. The known quality of Coco La Palm's management brings visitors back again and again. What better reason for staying there?


The view from the beach at Coco La Palm
The view from the beach at Coco La Palm | Source
Two pools to choose from.  This is the adult pool located right on the beachfront.
Two pools to choose from. This is the adult pool located right on the beachfront. | Source

Beautiful Scenery at Coco La Palm

Beautiful scenery at Coco La Palm
Beautiful scenery at Coco La Palm
Looking towards Booby Cay from Coco La Palm beachfront
Looking towards Booby Cay from Coco La Palm beachfront
Me, doing what I do best at Coco La Palm.
Me, doing what I do best at Coco La Palm.

Experience Tells At Coco La Palm

There are some very beautiful all-inclusive resorts in Negril Jamaica. Sandals. Riu, Hedonism II and others offer wonderful accommodations to those so inclined.

But for the returning visitors to this exotic locale, a smaller, less hurried and less expensive routine is often desired. Coco La Palm is the obvious choice for these types of returning “Jamericans.”

This writer has been approached on the beach many times by couples staying at one of the all-inclusive resorts wanting to know about the rates and service at Coco La Palm.

Because of the wide beach area belonging to Coco La Palm, it is only natural for them to notice the well kept resort with its picturesque villas and amenities.

Another reason is because of the beach life itself. Most all-inclusive resorts are so private one never gets to interact with the local people or to watch the never ending beach goings on, which to some of us is part of the real Jamaican experience.

Coco La Palm's Beautiful Beach Area

Relax on the beach or in the shade at Coco La Palms
Relax on the beach or in the shade at Coco La Palms
Great food and drinks at the Coco La Palm beach bar.
Great food and drinks at the Coco La Palm beach bar.
One of the great suites overlooking the main pool.
One of the great suites overlooking the main pool.

Accommodations at Coco La Palms

Having stayed in several different types of rooms at Coco La Palms, I can say they are all quite comfortable, and this includes the smaller ones too. Of course, the Junior and King suites are preferred by my wife and I, but sometimes we are on a budget when we escape to the island. Being offered a great deal on the smaller rooms helps us forget the extra luxury of the larger suites and we have a great time anyway.

Each room, no matter the size, has a fridge, TV, safe, AC, and a coffee pot with a supply of Jamaica’s world famous Blue Mountain Coffee. There’s nothing better to start a day in Negril with than a cup of this wonderful strong brew. Be sure to take some home with you from the duty free shops at the Negril Square in town. This coffee costs $50 or more a lb. in the US.

Coco La Palms also offers discount rates to returning guests, another reason for the “We keep coming back for more” slogan on the resorts own T-shirts. Coco La Palms also has periodic specials which can mean great deals on rooms all during the year. For more info on prices and specials it’s easy to contact Coco La Palms online.

The walkways wind through beautiful well-kept gardens of flowers and fruit trees.  Also a bird watchers dream in the early morning late afternoon hours.
The walkways wind through beautiful well-kept gardens of flowers and fruit trees. Also a bird watchers dream in the early morning late afternoon hours. | Source

The views from the beach

Artists and their wares
Artists and their wares

Amenities and Service At Coco La Palm

Just because Coco La Palm is not an all-inclusive resort doesn’t mean they do not offer many services to its guests. From rate exchange to arranging tours and drivers, they are happy to help you enjoy your stay on the isle. Ask at the front desk about which tours and sights to experience during your stay. Getting a well qualified and trusted driver in Negril is the secret to having a good time here.

But if relaxation is your motive for the trip, then do not worry. Bask on the beach or slumber in the shade of the almond trees, nobody cares. Loll beside either of the pools and watch the exotic birds flit through the trees and flowers. Ease over to the beach bar and grill to sample some really great jerked chicken. Or perhaps the nap might come after this particular pleasure. You make the call!

Monday night is the managers cocktail party with free drinks and food to enjoy while a local group of musicians furnish their own brand of entertainment. Always a fun time and a great way to meet the other guests and become acquainted with the longtime Manager William (Ferron) Vassell, and his excellent staff. All very fine and hardworking people who deserve the accolades given them by the guests.

Enjoy life at Coco La Palm

Great Package Deals and Specials at Coco La Palm

So if you are considering a smaller resort for your stay in Negril Jamaica, I promise you there is no better place to stay than at Coco La Palms. Considering a wedding in Negril? Ask the staff about planning your wedding on the beach. They will arrange everything including rooms for your guests at special savings to you.

It’s a great place to hold business conventions too! Soften them up in paradise, how could you go wrong in this place. Take it from someone who knows personally about Coco La Palms, this is a great place to enjoy yourself at an affordable price. I found I can take a vacation to Jamaica at a lower cost than in Florida. No contest!

If it’s cold outside, just imagine lying on a beach right now and worrying about getting sunburned. Check out the live web cam on Coco La Palms website to see what I mean. Wish I were there now! Check out their rates and be sure to tell them Randy sent you! Enjoy Paradise!

The family pool inside the resort grounds.
The family pool inside the resort grounds. | Source
A view from XTABI restaurant and bar atop the cliffs  just a short ride from Coco La Palm
A view from XTABI restaurant and bar atop the cliffs just a short ride from Coco La Palm | Source
Great places to snorkel at the cliffs just a few minutes away.
Great places to snorkel at the cliffs just a few minutes away. | Source

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    • Randy Godwin profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Godwin 

      4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Yes Kelsy, I have heard of Whistling Bird, but have not checked it out yet. I always have great plans to do things when there but when I get on the beach the plans suddenly don't seem so important anymore. lol!

      Thanks for checking out this hub and Respect Mon!. Yep, see ya there!

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      Kelsey Boydston 

      4 years ago from Boulder, CO

      You hit on some great points here as far as getting the full experience. You have to get out there, which cannot be done at RIU. Although it's a great choice for some, you just don't get the genuine Jamaica! Chances are we might run into each other one day down there on the beach. Have you heard of Whistling Bird? Great hub!

    • Randy Godwin profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Godwin 

      6 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Thanks for stopping by, MPM! I always have a great time at Coco La Palm as it fits my idea of a no-hassle small resort with a great beach and staff. I hope to return there shortly.

      SSSSS

    • manlypoetryman profile image

      manlypoetryman 

      6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

      I loved Negril...when we were there. Very informative Hub article. Appreciate the "heads-up" on Coco La Palms! Voted Up!

    • Randy Godwin profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Godwin 

      6 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Agreed, rulesforrebels! We always hit the two-for-one drinks every day and the dirty bananas are great! Not too fond of the food at the managers Monday night party, but the free drinks more than make up for it! LOL!

      We've stayed at other places and so have our friends, but for the money and the accommodations, coco La palm can't be beat. Yes, the staff are always so friendly and familiar each time we go and this makes a great difference in how comfortable you feel there.

      We stayed at the Beachcomber a few doors down the beach and it was okay, but nothing as nice as CCLP. Looking forward to going this year and can't wait to sample some of the local wares found on the beach.

      Thanks again for stopping in and let me know if you go back this year!

      SSSSS

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      rulesforrebels 

      6 years ago

      yeah love the staff only make it down once a year but every year they remember you and make you feel very welcome. love the two for one drink specials for happy hour dirty banans are the best. nice welcome party every monday i believe it is, appetizers and free drinks and some music. my gf really wants to check out that new spot sandy haven next door looks nice but I think i'll stick with cclp.

    • Randy Godwin profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Godwin 

      6 years ago from Southern Georgia

      The location and staff could not be better, rulesforrebels!

      I've stayed at Coco La Palms many times and it seems like my home-away-from-home because of the many nice people I've come to know in Negril.

      I highly recommend it for those looking for a great laid back vacation from reality!

      Randy SSSSS

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      rulesforrebels 

      6 years ago

      great article. i love coco la palm. probably one of the best locations on the beach adn cant beat the price, especially their summer rates. staff are super nice as well. i love smoking spliffs in the garden.

    • Randy Godwin profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Godwin 

      7 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Hello Janis. Yes, we have stayed in one of the honeymoon suites and it was very nice. The reefs aren't far off the beach and are beautiful to see and explore.

      A short boat ride, available for a low price, will take you there or else you may go with an organized group for a half day trip.

      A short taxi ride will take you to the cliffs, also great for snorkeling and exploring the caves. Of course, you may snorkel right from the beach as the water is crystal clear.

      Enjoy your stay at Coco La Palm and tell them Randy said hello!

      Thanks for checking out my article and feel free to ask about anything else you may like to know about Negril.

      Randy Godwin

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      Janis 

      7 years ago

      Hey We are planning a trip to Negril this summer and we are thinking of staying at Coco La Palm. Have you stayed in either the honeymoon ssuite of the beach front rooms? How close is the snorkeling? We have our own equipment. Is there anywhere within walking distance?

    • Randy Godwin profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Godwin 

      7 years ago from Southern Georgia

      @Rastamermaid- Xtabi is my favorite place to snorkel and have a few drinks. Beautiful place! We've thought about staying there but the beach is so much easier to access and we love the action there.

      I'll add a few photos of Xtabi to this hub! Thanks for commenting!

      Respect!

      Randy

    • Rastamermaid profile image

      Rastamermaid 

      7 years ago from Universe

      Awesome hub Randy,beautiful pics.

      I'll soon be returning to Negril,I've seen CoCo LaPalm on the beach,but I usually stay in the cliffs at Xtabi it's quaint also.Maybe I'll spend a night or two on the beach and check them out.

      Respect

    • Randy Godwin profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Godwin 

      7 years ago from Southern Georgia

      You would certainly love it there, Hello, hello! I know I do! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      Randy

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank for showing this beautiful corner of the world. I wish I could be there. It is just what I could do with.

    • Randy Godwin profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Godwin 

      7 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Good to hear from you, Fastfreta! Long time no see! You would love it in Negril, it's impossible not to enjoy the natural beauty and the residents.

      Thanks so much for stopping in and for the nice comments.

      Randy

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Even with California being as nice as it is today, I still wish I were there. I've never been, except that this hub makes me feel as if I had. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pics. Again Randy, nice, nice, nice.

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