The best off-the-beach snorkeling directly in front of Coral Gardens makes this resort and its large condo units a very popular spot. Each suite has floor-to-ceiling sliding windows that bring the beauty of the outdoors in, some with full sweeping views of the entire bay. Be sure to check their site plan when booking, as the on-site restaurant, Somewhere, partially blocks the view of several units, and late-night gatherings can create a less-than-peaceful atmosphere. With its close proximity to the ocean’s edge, it is amazing that the gardens and property have continued to look manicured and well taken care of over the years. All one- to three-bedroom condo-style rooms have bamboo-and-wicker furnishings with tropical prints; couches and beds are chosen for comfort. Throughout the resort, bathrooms include spacious showers, and the Ocean Club Grand suites have soaker tubs. There are two pools on the property, and guests have access to the fitness center and spa at the associated resort,
the Reef Residences. It is worth noting that the two resorts share facilities, even though there are separate websites and check-in receptions; be sure you know what you are booking when contacting reservations. There's a seven-night minimum during peak season, and a three-night minimum at other times.