The condo was updated. The shower on the first floor was a huge plus. Did not need anything. Transparently, did not use the TV on the first floor nor the shower on the 2nd floor; however, having more people in the condo would have necessitated their use.
- Tyler and Verne were extremely helpful with check-in, reservations, taxis, and general guidance.
- Housekeeping was fantastic and invisible
- Jerome was fantastic with setting up our chairs with towels every morning
- Arnold and Nahome at the Somewhere Bar took care of us all week
In summary, the vacation was fantastic!
We had a wonderful stay in 2101/2102. The unit had everything we could need and was meticulously maintained as is the rest of the property. We loved the location which is swimming distance to the Reef. We wouldn't hesitate to stay at Coral Gardens and unit 2101/2102 again.
Tammy and Lynda
Everything about it was perfect—the view, the layout, the porch, the pool, the amenities, and the spa! You all made our year!
My sister has been battling serious cancer and she wanted to take a trip to see beautiful blue water. This trip exceeded our expectations! The accommodations were very comfortable! The whole trip was just perfect! What a blessing!
Dean, Melinda, and Carol
Stayed in unit 2102
We had a great time at Coral Gardens. The snorkeling right in front of the property was excellent, the staff was friendly and helpful, room was well-equipped and clean. Maybe you could leave a broom in the room for guests to sweep up the sand that inevitably gets inside but otherwise everything was perfect. We would stay there again!!
We had a lovely and relaxing stay at Coral Gardens. The condo was very spacious and well equipped. The views from the condo were spectacular.
Jerome was very helpful to us in settling us in a nice spot on the beach.
Vern and Tyler made all our reservations and were very helpful.
The cleaning staff were very friendly and did a very good job in our condo.
We look forward to returning..
Doug and Angela
Once again, we had a wonderful time staying at Coral Gardens. You guys feel like our second home! The penthouse was very nice with the best views, the cleaning staff was amazing in giving us a fresh start every day and of course, we love the proximity to Somewhere!
We stayed in the Ocean Grand suite. Absolutely beautiful condo. The view was beautiful
All the staff was excellent always helpful when you need something very accommodating
Snorkeling in front of the resort
Somewhere cafe has the best fish tacos and listen to music in the evening.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation we will be back again
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The view of the ocean and beach from the very large balcony is outstanding. The unit is very clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen is well equipped with most everything you need. The staff are wonderful, and nice to see many familiar faces. Jerome 1 and Jerome 2, and Maurice on the beach are very helpful, friendly and take good care of you, setting up chairs, umbrellas.. The housekeeping staff, Heidi & Francois, kept our unit very clean, and were easy to speak with and helpful. The office managers, Verne & Prince were great to deal with and very helpful. Always enjoy booking our reservation with Leanne & Jaya. It is a very easy process and they are very helpful providing information. The Bight Reef is in front of the condo and has great snorkelling. You can walk for miles. on the sandy beach. The IGA is a short drive/cab ride away, making it easy to pick up supplies. Somewhere Cafe is on the property which we enjoyed many pleasant lunches. Looking forward to when we visit again.
This is a smaller property, well maintained, right on the beach, exactly what we were looking for. We booked during the slow season, so the restaurants and bars were closed for remodeling or had shortened hours. Not a big deal, our reservation agent, Jaya, gave us a heads up and provided a long list of alternatives and transportation options. She did a wonderful job of selecting a room that met our needs. The general manager, Verne, greeted us upon a arrival, answered all our questions, and arranged most of our transportation and excursions. The COVID 19 testing for reentry to the US is done off property, but Verne kept the process pretty painless and took a minimal amount of time. We bought our food at the local IGA market, which is about a 5 min taxi ride away. One of the staff, Jerome, gave us some great suggestions for things to do and restaurants/bars that were within walking distance. All the staff we encountered were friendly, attentive and made us feel welcome. We will definitely go back.
We stayed in 4306 and it was even better than advertised. Beautiful kitchen, the view and balcony are gorgeous! The staff and housekeeping are wonderful. The beach is a few steps from the front door and it is beautiful. The reef is right off the beach and we snorkeled every single day. There is a little restaurant right next to the condos which was very good.
It was located perfectly at one of the best sports for snorkeling, has a restaurant right on the beach and a full kitchen in each unit, in case you want to stay away from people and be safe.
Bed was very comfortable, the unit was spacious, we had everything we needed there, Acs worked great and it was quiet and peaceful at night.
There was always a chair for us at the beach, the beach attending are all so sweet and helpful, and so was literally everyone else at this place. I couldn't recommend it more. WE LOVED IT.
Everything about the resort is great: location, beach with snorkeling, customer service, friendly staff, cleanliness. Kitchen was well equipped. Lots of fans and well working A/C. We never had a problem with beach chair and umbrella availability. Highly recommend staying here.
Parking is easy (highly recommend Ace rental cars). Office staff were super sweet and always big smiles with anything we needed. Beach chairs were a great perk and the guys at the beach got us snorkel rental. Ocean front restaurant Somewhere was always quick, delicious and reasonable. Drinks are SO GOOOD. We went to IGA nearby for snacks and groceries (and has very large liquor and wine selection) and did breakfast and a few lunches in the room. Dinners out were so yummie. Pools were beautiful, but didn't have an easy ocean view from the chairs, so we stayed at the beach the most. Room was super spacious, very clean with new towels and bedding. Would stay here again!
We could all congregate together each evening rather than the teens scurrying off to their hotel room to stick their nose in their phone. It was so convenient to grocery shopping. We chose to eat in for breakfast and lunch and eat out each night. Somewhere and Mr. Groupers were our favorite restaurants.
We booked direct with property manager Leanne (Leanne@CoralGardens.com), and splurged on the penthouse unit 1302. The 180 degree sunset views out over the crystal clear blue water from the wraparound balcony are breathtaking! The unit is open, airy, clean, beachy and had everything we needed. We like this end of Grace Bay, as it is quiet, less crowded, casual and very laid back. Somewhere Cafe on the property serves excellent Mexican and Casual food, and Coral Gardens is convenient to the Turtle Cove area, which also has a great selection of restaurants. Another unique and great feature of Coral Gardens is the actual coral reef DIRECTLY in front of the resort. Bring your snorkel gear and enjoy snorkeling as good as you'll find on most tours for no cost but your equipment. On top of it all, the staff are ALL super friendly and helpful. There are obviously lots of options for places to stay on Grace Bay, but we've found our favorite, and will definitely be back!!
We Stayed in the penthouse that is very spacious with an amazing view of the ocean. Directly outside is the best snorkeling ever! We swam with turtles and saw the most beautiful array of fish, stingrays, eels and coral. The staff was very gracious especially Prince, Jerome and Jaya. This rainbow we woke up to one morning says it all.
We stayed in a Grand Oceanfront 2 bedroom 2 bath room 2101/2102. On the way to the resort we stopped at the grocery store approx 5min away and loaded up on snacks and vacation food. When we first entered the room, the view and the color of the water took our breath away. The view was spectacular and the unit had large sliding glass patio doors that we had open all the time. We would go to the beach which had reserved seating/umbrellas for guests. Our schedule was wake up, grab some bfast, go to the beach, snorkel, jump in the pool, eat lunch at Somewhere Cafe, go to the room take a nap, then back to the beach, snorkel, jump in the pool, then shower up and go to dinner, then sit on the patio listen to the waves with an evening night cap. The only thing lacking was the lack of water park type amenities like slides and gigantic pools. We really did not miss any of those amenities since snorkeling was onsite and an activities booth is right on the beach if you wanted to get adventurous and parasail.
Booking with Leanne and Jaya was a breeze. Thanks Leanne for everything! Also, a big thanks to Prince and Verne who took care of all our needs and answered our many questions. We stayed in room 4205, a 950sf ocean view one bedroom suite equipped with everything you need. The view from our patio was amazing! We ate most of our meals on the spacious patio, listening to the waves and taking in the breathtaking view and warm breeze. On our second day we went to the Graceway IGA to load up on groceries. The prices were certainly more than the IGA in Canada, but had most of the same food. We had heard the tap water tasted bad, so we brought a Brita water filter with us so we didn’t need to buy plastic jugs of water. The water…
Booking with Leanne and Jaya was a breeze. Thanks Leanne for everything! Also, a big thanks to Prince and Verne who took care of all our needs and answered our many questions. We stayed in room 4205, a 950sf ocean view one bedroom suite equipped with everything you need. The view from our patio was amazing! We ate most of our meals on the spacious patio, listening to the waves and taking in the breathtaking view and warm breeze. On our second day we went to the Graceway IGA to load up on groceries. The prices were certainly more than the IGA in Canada, but had most of the same food. We had heard the tap water tasted bad, so we brought a Brita water filter with us so we didn’t need to buy plastic jugs of water. The water tasted great this way.
The beach did not disappoint. It was soft and pure white sand and super warm turquoise water. It was also really clean and not crowded at all. We loved walking for miles in either direction. There is a reef directly in front of the resort, but our favorite snorkelling spot was Smith’s reef, about a 30 minute walk down the beach. We saw turtles and tonnes of tropical fish (including a couple barracudas), but on one particular day four giant eagle rays and a nurse shark swam right past me! So cool! Please respect the delicate coral and do not touch it, and wear reef-safe sunscreen everyone!!! For an even better snorkelling experience I would recommend booking an excursion out to the outer reefs.
The grounds of the hotel were beautifully landscaped and clean. The Somewhere Cafe is the perfect beachfront restaurant. Great atmosphere both day and night. The fish tacos are so yummy and filling! I would also recommend Hemmingway’s (a 35min walk down the beach), another beachfront restaurant with amazing atmosphere and food.
We will definitely be returning to Coral Gardens. Tens days just wasn’t enough. Next time we will explore the island more, including a visit to Potcake Place, where you can walk some puppies and support the amazing work they do to help the puppies on the island. Already dreaming of my next visit!