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Amazing Pre-holiday Vacation

We're not experiences snorkelers and do not dive so I was a little hesitant about what activities we would be doing during our 6 day trip. (We travel quite often outside of the US but have never done a true beach vacation). Coral Gardens is the place to stay! The resort is right in front of the reef where you can literally swim out and see everything from reef sharks, turtles, eagle rays, gorgeous fish......we saw them all. Somewhere Cafe has the best fish tacos on the Island and if you like to have good conversation sit at the bar. All of the bartenders are awesome and if business is slow (which it usually is on Thursday nights because of the Fish fry) you can learn a lot about the locals and the islands. LOCATION The location is perfect. You can literally walk on the beach, each way for miles. We rented a car 3 of the days to go see the entire island. I would recommend doing so as to go out and see everything (Taylor Bay Beach- the most gorgeous beach we have ever seen), have lunch at Kalooki's or even check out the little shopping area at Salt Mills Plaza. FOOD We bought groceries the first day at IGA (which is so expensive) and ended up eating breakfast, lunch a few dinners in the room to save money. If you do rent a car, go to the local grocery store (SMART off of Leeward). We never felt threatened and if you respect the locals, you shouldn't have any issues. Mr. Grouper was the best fish sandwich we have ever had. Somewhere cafe- best fish tacos, Caicos Dream Tours- best conch. Bugaloos- was okay. It seemed a little touristy but the view was gorgeous. (we only at the conch fritters and had some drinks). Da Conch Shack- entertaining, didn't eat here but had the best rum punch on the Island. (on a side note, we ended up buying our own gallon of rum punch from SMART and just brought our own drinks down to the beach, its way cheaper). Froggies On Da Beach- best conversation with either the bartender or owner. She was amazing to speak with and so nice! BOOKING/CONCIERGE We booked through Leanne and had Jammy as our local expert, The experience overall was beyond amazing. There were a few hiccups in the beginning due to us originally going through Expedia. DO NOT DO THIS. If you can find out who the actually owner of the condo is and rent through them, do this instead.

-Abigail K