Coral Sands Beach Resort
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... and I danced the night away with
everyone. We both had a great night and made some new friends.
Saturday morning was a slow start I think you can all guess
why…. Then the afternoon was one of the highlights of my life! Yes that’s right
Harry Potter world. OMG it was amazing. We saw so many sets, props, costumes
and I took that many pictures my phone died. Nick was happy about this as it
meant he could stop posing ...
... here, as did countless military ventures.
The Roman Palace at Fishbourne was the best in Britain when it was built 1900 years ago - it came to a fiery end, but is slowly being uncovered. Very interesting work going on in the lab with a 3500 year old tibia, from another site, being dusted off!
Chichester with its cathedral and olde town well worth the ...
And so, eventually we landed in Gatwick and stepped right into the 1960s. I had never been to Gatwick airport and so was previously unaware of the existence of a time portal which forced the main terminal to stay in 1965. After our virtually perfect European train experiences, our train into London was delayed for half an hour due to a signal failure north of Croydon, which was of little surprise to someone used to the British rail network. ...
... over to the elevators and we began the lengthy check-in process. Despite having weighed and re-weighed some of our luggage still came in overweight according to their scales. The lady checking us in said that was alright since we were paying for an extra bag that was allowed to be 32 kg. We had carefully read the website and were quite sure that it could only be 23 kg, but we happily unpacked some weight from our carry on to add to the extra bag. We requested a 2 seater at ...
... I guess I could live with that. It is such a shame that it is not flying today, it still looks so magnificent. I didn’t realise that it was taken out of service not because of the disaster in 2000 but because of costs. It did fly again after the Paris crash but retired in November 2003 due in part to 9/11. A lot of the businessmen who travelled on Concorde between New York and London worked in the twin towers and a lot of customers ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Coral Sands Beach Resort Christ Church
Coral Sands Beach Resort WONDERFUL!
My husband and I spent a week at the Coral Sands and we couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. It is very clean, very quite and has a wonderful island feel and is tastefully decorated. We stayed there from Feb. 23 thru March 2nd and even though they were mostly full, we had the feeling some days that we were the only guests there! The staff is warm and friendly & extremely helpful.
We did have a chance to chat with other guests at the pool bar and everyone was so down-to-earth and friendly!
We will definitely stay at the Coral Sands again upon return to Barbados!
Chuck & Linda
We, too, liked the Coral Sands a lot (we chose it on the basis of previous reviews.) It is very clean, very well maintained, the staff is competent, the rooms are quite large and the views--unless you're on the first floor--are wonderful (we were on the second.) The location is terrific: a block off the main street, near a really nice Starbucks/Subway imitator (the Cafe Blue), a supermarket, a (pretty grungy) fitness center, and lots of other stuff. It's also a very short walk from both St. Lawrence Gap and Rockley Beach, which have much fancier restaurants than Worthing does. A couple of caveats: despite the "quietness" others have mentioned, when we were there in late February there were a number of families with children who were decidedly not quiet; the hotel has limited amenities (virtually no one ever used the restaurant; the pool is small; there's no fitness center; and the hotel didn't provide any beach chairs for guests, although there was ample seating around the pool); and every room has two double beds (not even queen-size), which are kind of small, especially--I guess--for Americans. They ought to offer some rooms with the option of a king bed, which we would have loved to have had. Still, we had a great week, and would certainly return.
My husband and I just returned from our first visit to Barbados and have already marked our calendar for a return visit. Although we would have loved to have stayed at Sandy Lane, it just wasn't in the budget. We stayed at Coral Sands on the suggestion of a forum expert, as I would call her, because she was right on with her advice! Rooms were lovely and so very clean you could eat off the floor! All rooms are ocean front. We were on the 1st floor which is actually one above ground floor. Had a lovely view of pool and beach but stay on the 2nd or 3rd level if you want a total ocean view. Families seemed to love the ground floor as their rooms opened right onto the pool area but were still somewhat private due to various plantings. Beach was excellent and we felt no need to explore the island other than what was within walking distance or the occasional trip to Oistins for fish right off the boats and local festivities. Grocery market is a couple blocks away and St. Lawrence Gap is a short walk. The Restaurant at SouthSea is not to be missed. Unbelievable experience. Coral Sands staff is wonderful! They are professionals at making you feel welcome and we will not forget them and their kindness. My only problem with the room was the beds. They were a bit hard for my taste and the pillows were extremely flat. That's such a small gripe if one at all. I would recommend Coral Sands for total relaxation, as you can easily be social or just be by yourself.
This hotel completely met my high expectations...it's a gorgeous white building with a pretty entrance and lobby. The staff was very curteous and there was always someone standing at the front desk ready to assist...the pool area was intimate with comfy padded loungers and umbrellas (note: you don't have to get up at dawn and put your book on a chair, there are plenty to go around)...the bar was a cute octagonal area where they served drinks and meals too---it seemed they were there from 10am-8pm ish. We had lunch one day and it was good bar-food. Our room was just like the photos on the website....very clean and comfortable. And my favorite feature of Coral Sands Resort was the view and private balcony. We sat on our balcony numerous times and enjoyed the view of the sea (we were on 4th floor). Don't tell anyone, but I even sunned topless on our balcony! That's how private it was...The beach is amazing...the soft white sand seemed larger than other beaches with plenty of room to spread out. It was public, but that did not deter from it. The activity was fun to watch and it never seemed too busy. Also, the entire time we were there, I only noticed 4-5 airplanes. I'm sure there were more and they did fly pretty close, but not a nuisance at all. Not one vendor approached me while on the beach.
We just returned from a 5 night stay at the Coral Sands Beach Resort. We had a fabulous time. The hotel is beautiful and every room is ocean front with a large private balcony.
We stayed at Coral Sands Beach Resort Hotel for 14 nights 13-27 Dec 2004, on the suggestion of a Barbadian colleague.
Our friends joke with us because we travel so much. We can tell you about places all over the world. But pay special attention about this one. We had prior reservations at the Southern Palms. If you have ever been to a short stay motel in NJ, that is about a 5 star compared to that dump. We bounced around to a few other hotels and then accidentally "Thanks to trip advisor" stumbled on this one. We feel that this was definitely a diamond in the rough. The location is perfect (5 minute walk to St. Lawrence Gap) impecabley clean, all rooms have a huge balcony, lots of closets & storage, kitchens and a beautiful view of the sunset. This place is quiet, quante and right on one of the largest beaches on the south coast. Also, we did not see one bug.
My new wife and I have just returned from our honeymoon in Barbados and spent a few days at the Coral Sands Beach Resort after moving from our previous hotel. The hotel is situated in a great location on the south west coast and has direct access to a great stretch of beach. The beach is surrounded by a coral reef so the water is very calm and enjoyable for lounging. We also found that there are a number of great beach bars along the beach where you can enjoy a cold beer or good lunch.
If you're looking for a clean, quiet, nicely furnished hotel with a view of the Caribbean to die for, look no further. The Coral Sands Beach Resort was everything we'd hoped for and then some.
We have just returned from five days at the Coral Sands and give it very high marks. The hotel will be four years old in March and it is immaculate. Extremely well kept.This is a quiet hotel on a beautiful beach. There are no major activities at the hotel. The bar is open only for part of each day. On a crowded day, there were 8 people around the pool, the vast majority of whom were British.The rooms are lovely, all look out on the pool and the beach. Sandy Beach is a gem. Easily walkable, swimable with lots of small restaurants and bars close by. We ate at Pisces in the Gap, good food and a beautiful setting. Also the Cliff. Outstanding.Overall we give this hotel and its location an A and will certainly go back.