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.
Nearby and Dining
Despite not 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.
Five minutes away on the beach are the restaurants at West Bay Club and Wymara, which offer establishments that include Drift, Stelle, and Zest.