Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
05/27/2006 4.95 Smith Cove and Bright Reef Turks and Cacos, Caribbean
It was like paradise staying at the Turks and Caicos Club, on Grace bay, which is next to the white reef. The beach is so quite with powdery white sand and turquoise waters. The reef is just opposite to Coral Gardens Hotel, and next to it is the high-end Turks and Caicos Club. You can walk to the beach and do a shore dive with a tank rented from the dive shop at Coral Gardens or just snorkel. We saw more fish just snorkeling along the reef buoys than on a boat dive. We saw a lot of turtles in the sea grass, and Nurse sharks, as well. Next to Coral Gardens is the Beaches Hotel, all inclusive. It's like a zoo there, and I would not go there if you wanted peace and tranquility. Grace bay is beautiful, but eating out is expensive. Not much night life on the island, although horse back riding on the long beach was fun, through Provo-ponies. The best thing to do is go to IGA (like Safeway) and stock up food, drinks and fruits. It's a good idea to carry some good wine when you travel to this island. Our Turks and Caicos Club room also had a full furnished kitchen.