Alexandra Hotel convenient location?

Mar 2nd, 2008, 07:32 PM
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Alexandra Hotel convenient location?

My husband and I are planning a trip to T&C in early April and have found a pretty good deal at the Alexandra. We don't want to rent a car and plan to spend most of our time (4 nights) relaxing at the beach. However, I would love to be able to walk to a convenience store/grocery store and to some restaurants at night. I read somewhere on here that it is safe to walk along the beach at night. We are used to walking a lot (live in NYC) and I'd say 20 minute one-way walk is acceptable for groceries. What is the reality of staying at the Alexandra and not renting a car for an active couple??
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 05:40 AM
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hi sarah, you won't be able to walk to the grocery store. there are some restaurants in walkable distance. some resorts offer a shuttle for their patrons to the various restaurants. nothing is terrribly far away, so taxis are a viable option. the most convenient was the gecko shuttle (tiny public busses that went everywhere, but i just checked their site and they have apparently shut down).
and yes i would say you should be completely safe walking the beach at night.
perhaps you might choose to rent a car for 1 day so you can take a look around. in particular you should see chalk sound. amazing color of water! and 2 smaller but very nice beaches over there - sopadilla bay & taylor bay beach.
a fun less expensive rest. is tiki hut at turtle cove marina. a very expensive but very romantic dining experience is anacona at the grace bay club. if you don't do dinner at least go for apps and a drink at their brand new infinity bar.
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 08:05 AM
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From the Alexandra you can walk to either the Sibonne or the Sands to their restaurants. The Sibonne is, I beleive, is 2-3 hotels down the beach from the Alexandra. The Sands is next door to the Sibonne. The was an empty lot next to the Sibbone before the Sands, which there may be something built there by now.

You can also cut through the Sands parking lot and walk down the street to the Salt Mills Plaza and the Ports of Call. That's about all that is within walking distance that I know of.

To get to Turtle Cove it was $12.00 each way taxi fare. We paid $16.00 each way to get to Gecko Grill.

We didn't rent a car because we were trying to save money as we thought the rate was rather high, but after our trip we wished we would have. Just to get to restaurants and see more of the Island than we did.
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 08:18 AM
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There is also Parallel 23 at the Palms right next to the Alexandra and O'Soleil at the Somerset two resorts down to the right.Both resorts also have a bar and grill for lunches.
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Mar 3rd, 2008, 05:13 PM
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I'm pretty sure that the Sands has a small grocery store opposite it's lobby. I'm sure it's even more expensive then the IGA, but for a few items it might work.
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