The Bight Reef is the most popular beach snorkeling site in the Turks and Caicos, and Coral Gardens is located directly at the reef. If snorkeling is something you’re interested in, it’s hard to find a better situated resort.
Starting right at the beach is a small reef system that is home to colorful reef fish, turtles, stingrays, eagle rays, coral, lobsters, crabs, and more. The marine life at the Bight Reef is quite used to snorkelers, so it’s easy to get a close up view of interesting creatures.
To the east of Coral Gardens is Grace Bay Beach, and to the west is the start of the Bight Beach, so there’s excellent beach, sand, and crystal-clear water to enjoy. The Bight Beach tends to be a little quieter than the adjacent section of Grace Bay, which is great if you’re looking for a little seclusion.
Free parking is available onsite for guests staying at Coral Gardens.
Nearby and Dining
Despite no being in the central
Grace Bay tourism region, several restaurants are within a short walk of Coral Gardens. Directly fronting the resort is Somewhere Café, which serves bar and grill fare.
Jojo’s Café and the counterpart Dune dinner restaurant is located at the adjacent Windsong resort, and offers a menu of seafood and international dishes.
A two minute walk away via the beach is the boutique
Beach House hotel, which is home to the gourmet Kitchen 218 and the casual Beach Deck restaurants.
Five minutes away on the beach are the restaurants at
West Bay Club and
Wymara, which offer establishments that include
Drift, Stelle, and Zest.
Coral Gardens resort is located on the far western side of Grace Bay, and on the exquisite snorkelling site of the Bight Reef. The dining and shopping of Grace Bay and Turtle Cove is a short drive away. More about The Bight →