COVID-19 Travel Advisory: Stay up to date with the latest on the coronavirus pandemic.   Learn More >


Old Jun 14th, 2003, 01:48 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 29


I have to make a final decision... I finally have it narrowed down between Coral Gardens and T&C CLub - Any opinions would be greatly appreciated. Howard loves Coral Gardens yet I have others who have come away with a negative opinion. Any of you that have been to T&C I would love to hear what you think. Any Pro's and Con's regarding the above properties...
let me know your thoughts. I am drivng myself nuts

INFINITYRJ is offline  
Old Jun 14th, 2003, 04:20 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 83
Hello there!!

I don't think you can go wrong with either property; they are both on stunning Grace Bay.

One thing you should know about Coral Gardens, however, is the coral reef they have right in their beach front. It is wonderful for snorkeling, don't get me wrong, but it is so wonderful that you have A LOT of people that come to this beach front to snorkel the reef. Thus, you have crowds.

Coral Gardens is famous for the reef, and if you love to snorkel (even if you have never been before it is great for a beginner..very shallow) it can't be beat. YOu don't have to pay $$ for a snorkeling excursion (alothough this is worth it to see the beautiful waters of Provo!!).

But like I said, be aware that this section of the beach can get crowded. We walked to Coral Gardens from Allegro where we stayed, and it wasn't mobbed, but it was the second busiest section of beach, Beaches Resort being the busiest.

Another thing I noticed when we were at Coral Gardens, other tourists that were snorkeling and not staying at Coral Gardens would use the chairs and loungers which would have annoyed me to no end if I was a paying guest at COral Gardens.

Good luck in your search. LIke I said, I don't think you will be disappointed in any place you stay, especially with that gorgeous beach!

Love2Travel is offline  
Old Jun 15th, 2003, 03:33 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 162
I agree with the previous response, on how CG can get crowded because of the coral reef. It certainly is a plus for the property, but at the same time takes away from.
I was up in the air between choosing between CG and The Sands...after visting and choosing The Sands, I could have not been more pleases.

We visited CG 3x to snorkel in the morning, and ate there three times. Once at Coyaba and the other 2x at the beach bar. Neither were impressive. I hear that the rooms at CG are gourgeous...and I can not attest to that. However, what I can tell you is that they property is not impressive at all. Their pools are basic, olympic size pools. The grounds are nothing that takes you away.

I do want to say one last thing, Coyaba...many, many people we met though it was I do sometimes feel bad saying that we did not enjoy...but to us not impressive at all.

With all this said, I would go with T&C Club...or even The Sands...which is highly recommed by us!!!
truppidavies is offline  
Old Jun 15th, 2003, 04:03 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 83
HI Truppidavies,

I was glad to see your positive comments about the Sands. We are going July 1-8 and staying at the Sands. We are in a gardenview studio suite.

Any tips or info about the Sands that could be of benefit to us?


Love2Travel is offline  
Old Jun 17th, 2003, 06:26 AM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 162

Relax & enjoy...simply put.

If you have specific questions, feel free to ask...but too open ended - and such a good experience, I would not know where to begin.
truppidavies is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Caribbean Islands
Jan 8th, 2010 02:55 PM
Caribbean Islands
Jan 24th, 2003 06:06 PM
John from NJ
Caribbean Islands
Sep 20th, 2002 05:21 AM
Caribbean Islands
Aug 27th, 2002 06:34 AM
Caribbean Islands
May 25th, 2002 07:52 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information