Coco Palm is colourful but calm with a great attention to detail

“A welcoming rum punch at Coco Palm Resort in Rodney Bay packed none of that fire power but it was welcome after a long journey up from the south. Oddly the punch paired up well with the resort’s Caribbean Christmas decorations to a soundtrack of ‘Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow’.


Ironic since it was 30º as we opened the French windows of our ‘Swim-up’ room to look out on the floodlit pool. Coco Palm may lack seafront access – it’s a 10 minute walk from the lovely white sand Reduit Beach – and rubs shoulders with the malls and bars of Rodney Bay’s lively strip, but it has a laidback haven feel.


We were keen to continue our culinary quest at the resort’s folky Creole Grill at the far side of the pool. ‘Creole’ is the island cuisine, linked loosely to the French influence but not to be confused with the gumbos and jambalayas of the New Orleans/Louisiana version of the term… and definitely not as spicy. Ingredients often have their roots in Africa, imported with the slaves.”


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