The Coral Gardens is the resort we stayed at for our fabulous T & C vacation. It's a 4-star property with beautiful grounds, sparkling pools, comfortable accomodation (we has a Garden Romm at ground level for easy access in & out), very good food, especially in the Coyaba restaurant, and astounding views of the seemingly endless beach, ocean and sky. CG is also quite kid-friendly as it has baby-sitting services available, Internet service, and a safe beach for swimming and snorkeling. We loved it and recommendit highly.
Good luck! If you're located in Florida it should be pretty easy for you to get a flight to T & C, as it's not too far south-east of Miami. In your research, check out the resorts on Providenciales (aka Provo) because they generally seem to be the best and are certainly blessed by fantastic beaches and amazingly clear and sparkling waters.
Hi Disneygal. In Provo, we like to stay at Ocean Club east or West (we prefer West.) It is directly on the beach. The units range from a studio up to a three bedroom. We have stayed 5 times. We like the kitchenin the units. It allows us flexibility if we want to cook in. Each Ocean Club has a restaurant and a large swimming pool and tennis courts. It is quieter than beaches however, at certain times of the year, you might see more families. I am not aware of any childrens type of programs though. Hope this helps.
Hi bonniejoy03 and curtiejoe! Thanks for the responses. If you're staying in a condo-type place, do you need to rent a car? Lately, we've been enjoying the all-inclusive style resorts. On a trip to Aruba we were turned off by the high restaurant prices and the stress of deciding what to do for dinner, making a reservation, getting a taxi, etc. Want to avoid all that. Also don't want to do much cooking on vacation, but it would be nice to have a kitchen. So, if you have more info. on the restaurant situation, etc., I'd be interested. Curt, I'm actually in the Boston area, although family is in Florida. Pretty good access to flights from Boston though. Thanks again!
I'm with you all the way as far as "all-inclusives" go. In my experience, they're terrific in that they take out the hassles of finding places to eat outside your resort or hotel. However, you're always free to go outside if you know of a great restaurant based on tips from friends, the LL Community or other sources of great travel info like TripAdvisor.
Boston's Logan Airport's a terrific travel hub and as you say provides excellent to flights to a myriad of destinations. You're lucky to be located nearby.
Hi Curt - Happy New Year to you too! Yeah, we've donevery well so far with the all-inclusives. With enough research, I've beenlucky to have found some with very good food. I'll think I'll start a new topic asking for suggestions for the future.