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Coral Reef Club

Coral Reef Club, West Coast

At a Glance


  • absolutely delightful in both appearance and atmosphere
  • beautiful suites with huge verandahs
  • delicious dining


  • few room TVs (if that matters)
  • narrow beach sometimes disappears, depending on the seasonal weather
  • no kids mid-January to mid-March

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Coral Reef Club Review

The upscale Coral Reef Club, with its pristine coral-stone cottages scattered over 12½ acres of flower-filled gardens, offers the epitome of elegance and style in a welcoming, informal atmosphere. The public areas ramble in and among the cottages and along the waterfront. Spend your days at the beach or around the pool, taking time out for afternoon tea. Garden rooms suit one or two guests and have a small patio or balcony; junior suites have sitting areas and larger patios or balconies. Luxury cottage suites each have a plunge pool, bedroom, and separate living room with a sofa bed, making them perfect for families. After 7:30 pm, however, kids are not welcome in the dining room. The five pricey Plantation suites and two villas have spacious living rooms, private sundecks and plunge pools, and stereos—and are the only accommodations here that come with TVs (though you can always get one for an added charge). Mingle at the bar before dining in the excellent terrace restaurant.

    Hotel Details

  • 29 rooms, 57 suites, 2 villas.
  • Rate includes breakfast, some meals.
  • Closed mid-May–mid-July and Sept.
Updated: 02-27-2014

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    OK Coral

    We last stayed at the Coral Reef Club twenty years ago, when it was half the size. The hotel has aged better than me. The increase in number of rooms has been well managed, new rooms are well appointed, the O'Hara family are still doing a great job with its beautiful gardens (you should sign up for the tour with head gardener Anthony on a Wednesday); its facilities, (such as tennis, scuba diving, sailing. Diving on wrecks and meeting turtles underwater was very enjoyable.); you can lounge in the sun or be as active as you like. It's an oasis of calm, but if you want to walk to Holetown and shop or eat, it's not far away. We found the other guests friendly. You could complain about a few minor things like the organisation of seating at dinner in the restaurant, but overall we enjoyed a relaxing and successful holiday at the Coral Reef and would go back again.

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