CocoNotes – Spring 2022


Happy Spring!
As we end our winter season we want to thank all our faithful guests for staying with us again this year. Although business was not quite back to pre-pandemic levels you helped us recover significantly. We had several dates over the winter when we were full! THANK YOU!
Despite the pandemic, we have continued to improve every single aspect of the hotel to ensure our guests’ satisfaction. My job is to keep improving our product whether it is the room, food or the overall facilities.
On the Octagon side of the property all the Junior Suites have been furnished with new furniture, bedding and drapes. By June 30, 2022 we will complete all the Deluxe and Superior Rooms as well. with new bedding, drapes and furniture. (See pics below)
On behalf of the entire management team I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all our employees and customers.
 “Life is an attitude and it’s best to have an optimistic one”.
William “Ferron” Vassell
General Manager

Room Renovations

Superior Room

Deluxe Room

Junior Suite

We strongly recommend that you check the government sites listed below for the most current information on travel requirements.
·      U.S Citizen and Legal Permanent Resident who are fully vaccinated or unvaccinated will need to present airlines with proof of vaccination if you are vaccinated and a negative COVID-19 test taken within one(1) day of travel to the United States.
·      All non-immigrant, non-citizen, foreign national air tavelers to the United State will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding flight to the United States.
We strongly recommend that you check the government sites listed below for the most current information on travel requirements.
All travelers to the US must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within one (1) day of travel or a positive COVID-19 test accompanied by a letter of verification that isolation requirements have been met. All US travelers must also complete an attestation form which will be provided at the airport.
Please see for further details on US requirements. Note, all non-US citizens must be vaccinated to enter the US.
Proof of vaccination and travel documents must be saved through the ArriveCAN traveler profile before any planned travel.
Fully vaccinated travelers
Pre-entry tests are not required for fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada by land, air or water. You must still use ArriveCAN within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada.
Unvaccinated travelers
At this time, all unvaccinated travelers 5 years of age or older entering must provide proof of one of the following accepted types of test results:
·     Proof of a professionally administered or observed negative antigen test taken outside of Canada no more than 1 day before your scheduled flight or entry to Canada.
·     Proof of a valid negative molecular test taken outside of Canada within 72 hours of your scheduled flight’s departure time to Canada.

Please see for further details on Canadian requirements. All non-Canadian citizens must be vaccinated to enter Canada
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Knowing what to expect when traveling will help to dispel some of the anxiety. 
We suggest having the hotel arrange private transfers through our taxi desk for you and your family to and from the hotel.  Our drivers are trained and follow very stric Covid-19 safety protocols as outlined by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Buses are sanitized after every trip.
Please Note: We strongly recommend you check the government site listed below for the most current information on travel requirements. Information provided is subject to change.
Vaccination: Not Required
COVID-19 Test: Not Required
Gov. Website:
OUR GUESTS EXPERIENCEs   Have you seen the guest’s reviews on TripAdvisor?   New to Coco LaPalm Reviewed by Michael S  Have been to Negril many times and this March decided to stay at Coco LaPalm for this trip. Did an 8 night stay In a standard king room which was perfect as it was used mainly for sleep and showering. Room and the bed were very comfortable. The room was on the second floor with a small table and chairs to enjoy. The Location to the beach is great and the whole the resort was fantastic. Breakfast @ Marleys was a great way to start the day And then off to explore. It was an excellent stay and will definitely spend more with them     Spring of 2022 Reviewed by Mary H Right from getting off the bus at the start of our stay we were impressed. We realized quickly that my husband’s suitcase had been left on the bus and it was gone, CocoLaPalm greeter Dennis helped us quickly figure out to call the bus back and our suitcase was returned. The tropical walk to our room was beautiful. The room was very clean as was the entire property. The food was great and so were the wait staff. We were impressed by their honesty in finding discrepancies in charges and correcting them always. The location of the resort was great for walking the seven-mile beach as it is pretty much in the middle. Will definitely go back!     “Can understand why so many repeat visitors! Reviewed by Chirp172 We chose this resort based on so many good reviews and advice from people on the Trip Advisor forum. We had originally booked at the Azul and are so glad we switched to Coco. As a matter of fact we probably spent more money than at an AI but had so much fun being in the middle of 7 mile and experiencing different restaurants and bars, meeting locals and other guests. We were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a junior suite on the 2nd floor with 2 queen size beds, a huge bathroom, fridge with bar sink and counter top, a massive balcony and a lovely Jamaican feel with a wooden vaulted ceiling. The resort is small and so close to the beach which we loved. The grounds are lovely and very well maintained. The majority of the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. We ate at the restaurant a few times and the food and service were excellent. We enjoyed the happy hour from 5 to 7 every day. There was lots of shade on the beach and plenty of sunloungers. Coco is on a great section of the beach and we enjoyed walking both ways on the beach every day. We met people who were staying at Charela Inn and Sandy Haven that typically stay at Coco but couldn’t because it was full. However they continued to eat there. Great to know that tourism is finally picking up for Jamaica! Would highly recommend Coco la Palm and would go back for sure! If on a budget you could definitely reduce expenses by eating the Continental breakfast included, drinking your own alcohol, having a patty for lunch and eating at Best of the West for dinner. We did all those things and so much more!


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Their love story…..

Brittaney and Javair Reid were married on our beach on

February 23rd 2022. The lovely couple knew exactly what they wanted and were convinced CocoLaPalm Hotel was the place for their special event. It was a very lovely celebration of their love and we wish them a lifetime of happiness.   


Please meet Romaine Lewis
 Romaine Lewis has been employed at CocoLaPalm Hotel in the Food and Beverage Department for past two years and five months. He is passionate about his job and helping people.   
He enjoys meeting people and learning about their culture. Romaine is extremely friendly and professional.  


Tequila Sunrise


1 ½ Oz Tequila Gold

3 Oz Orange Juice

¼ Oz Grenadine


1.In a highball glass filled with ice, pour in the tequila and

orange juice.

2.  Slowly pour the grenadine into the glass over the back of a

spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass, allowing it

to settle at the bottom

3.  Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry  Chillax & Enjoy!



12 ounces fettuccine

¼ cup Olive oil

¼ cup squash (julienne)

¼ cup zucchini (julienne)

2 tsp. Fined diced garlic

¼ cup fined onion

3/4-pound large chicken breast (cut julienne)

Freshly ground black pepper

Salt to taste

Jerk Seasoning to taste

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter

1 cups heavy cream


·      Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously.

·      Add the pasta, and boil according to package directions until

al’dente, tender but still slightly firm.

·      Strain, and toss with a splash of oil.

·      Season chicken breast with Jerk seasoning.

·      Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of

the butter.

·      Add garlic & onion and chicken sauté for 3 minutes,

·      Add remaining vegetables, cream.

·      Allow simmer then add pasta and toss then season to taste with

salt pepper to taste.

Now try to make your own.