We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“very simple but nice”
Review of Coral Gardens

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Great Exuma
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Coral Gardens
Ranked #1 of 13 Great Exuma B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Very nice B&B. Peter gives you a lot of information about the Island, that's great!
By foot it is too far from the beach, since you can not go directly there but have to go to the Beach Access which is more far away.
Don't expect too much from the breakfast, but it's ok.

Room Tip: all rooms are good
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Mati3383
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (338)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

9 - 13 of 338 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2016

Peter and Betty many many thanks for helping to make our stay in the Exumas absolutely perfect. We kayaked, played in the most amazing water, ate fresh seafood almost every day, walked on unpopuled beaches, snorke

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Annie12801
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This location is pretty central so you have access to both ends of the island. Peter was wonderful and helped us set up all of our daily excursions while also providing a bit of history of the island. The studio is just perfect and is very comfortable - everything you need and nothing you don't need. We found it helpful to cook breakfast at the house in the mornings.

Must dos and sees on the island:
- Morning of kayaking on Hoopers Bay, kayaks provided at the house
- Spend a day at the beach just outside of Sandy Palms, you'll have it to yourselve
- Roberts Adentures: full day your to see iguanas, pigs, snorkeling lunch, sandbar in the middle of the ocean, beautiful beaches and the grotto.
- Car rental is available through Peter and worth it to see the island and explore. Just remember stay left ;)
- Little Exuma for beaches, Tropis of Cancer and lunch at Santannas is a must for lunch. So much food we skipped dinner.
- Day trip to the north to more beaches, lunch at Big D's Conch Spot. Fresh conch was caught right before we ate it. Stop at Exuma point for views and private beaches.
- Sunset at Catch a Fire. Just drinks menu is pricey.
- Dinner at LaFourchetre. Delicious meal and beautiful grounds. Food that made our tummies very happy.
- Lunch/Dinner at Shirleys. Food that makes your tummy happy.
- Star gazing on the beach right in front of Sandy Palms every night.
- The house is walking distance to liquor store, grocery (Smitteys) and a wonderful deli where you can get fresh rotisserie chicken and fresh crab salad. A place we visited a few times to have snacks at the house.

No complaints and 2 happy travelers a week later. Until next time...thanks Peter and Exuma for filling us up with everything we need to make it until summer.

Cheers,

Ginger and Guy

Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
4  Thank MonkeyLaLa23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Our family (2 adults and 2 children, 7 and 11 years old) wanted to go to Exuma to relax and see the famous swimming pigs. We didn't know much about this Island but already in the first correspondance with Coral Gardens we got loads of information from Peter and Betty.
The excellent service coral Gardens provide is amazing. They ordered a taxi to pick us up in the airport. When we arrived Peter had bought groceries for us to make it through the rest of the Sunday since the shops was closed. He took time to show us (by car) the beach access, the Smittys convienient store and some of the best restaurants nearby.
The apartment was very nice for small families. Clean and quiet. There is a car available to rent at all times for a fair price and we did that twice to Explore the Island.
Coral Garden have plenty of good advices of things to do in your holiday.
The Hoopers Bay beach is the nearest and it takes about 15 minutes for kids to walk. A very nice beach with turtles passing frequently by.
We stayed for one week and had an absolutely fantastic holiday. We visited the Stocking Island, Georgetown, Tropic of Cancer Beach, Sandals, a lot of beautyfull small lagoons and of course the full day trip with the swimming pigs, the Thunderball grotto, the Iguanas and swimming with nurse sharks.
The Exuma Cays are a warm, sunny and most of all very friendly and absolutely safe place to go as a family with kids. We will be back!

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
3  Thank FamilenLarsen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bahamasbliss, Owner at Coral Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2016

Thank you for your TripAdvisor Review about Coral Gardens & hope that we can welcome you again on a future occasion.

You were lovely guests & we are very glad that you got so much from your holiday to Exuma.

Best wishes

Betty & Peter

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Exuma isn't an easy place to find good accommodation at a reasonable price. There's Sandles ( if you don't want to see the island ) or some mid ranged, uninspiring small hotels. Coral Gardens offers a simple but charming place to base yourself, well located and has all you need for your stay.

The local beach is a hidden gem ( good luck spotting the turtles ), you can get into town in 5mins, and visit little exuma easily, which is well worth it by the way!

However, what we shall remember most, is our charming host, Peter. We arrived with ambitions to see plenty of the island - yet with no fixed plans, and Peter was nothing less than a superb concierge during our stay. Always conscious never to over impose, yet helpful, insightful and friendly, he appeared to genuinely care about our stay on Exuma, doing whatever he could to provide us with the information and the means to achieve our perfect Caribbean paradise holiday. Can't say thank you enough.

Highly recommend hiring a small boat from Minns for a day and sailing it over to Stocking Island. Have lunch at Chat n Chill - then find a remote beach or sand bar all to your self - just amazing.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Steve W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bahamasbliss, Owner at Coral Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2016

Hi both,

It was lovely to read your Review & thank you for your very kind comments about your stay at Coral Gardens. We are always very pleased to know how much our guests have enjoyed their visit to Exuma & hope we can welcome you again on some future occasion.

Best wishes,

Betty & Peter

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Great Exuma
4.2 km away
Club Peace & Plenty Exuma Island
5.1 km away
St Francis Resort
St Francis Resort
#2 of 2 in Stocking Island
175 reviews
15.9 km away
Grand Isle Resort & Spa
Grand Isle Resort & Spa
#1 of 6 in Great Exuma
950 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.0 km away
Hideaways at Palm Bay
Hideaways at Palm Bay
#1 of 2 in George Town
560 reviews
2.2 km away
Augusta Bay Bahamas
Augusta Bay Bahamas
#1 of 4 in George Town
307 reviews
15.7 km away
Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Coral Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Coral Gardens

Address: Garden Road | Hoopers Bay, 29239, Great Exuma
Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Great Exuma
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Great Exuma
Price Range: R1 272 - R1 647 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet hillside location with beautiful sea views. Convenient for airport & Georgetown whilst only a short walk to best beach on island. B&B with choice of 3 double/twin bedrooms or 2 self-catering apartments. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Coral Gardens Hotel Great Exuma

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing