Ocean Club West
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... and letting my back heal. While he kited, I took a great nap.
Despite the fact that Brian was very tired, he agreed to go back to Grace Bay for a full moon walk on the beach. We parked at the Seven Stars resort (our usual Grace Bay starting point) and walked only a short distance. Brian was exhausted and he looked it.
We got back to our place and before going to bed, I set our alarm so we could wake up for ...
... his hips inspecting each available machine making "uh uh, uh hu" noises.
After five minutes of this I asked if I could help. "No, no, fella I got it" he said. "I've used these babies before."
Well, you could have fooled me. There was another ten minutes if him "uh,hu"-ing before he finally and miraculously got his laundry washing.
"Honey," he shouted into his ship board phone. (All rooms have two ship board phones which you are supposed ...
... sat and laughed at the crazy amazing twist our life together has taken, at one point so giddy I jumped up and a la Kevin Garnett yelled up to the deep blue sky "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!" hehe.
The next day Steven and I took the tender up to a deserted island and found our own private stretch of white sugar sand beach. We dove for sand dollars and enjoyed a walk with ice cold beers (I know shocking, more beers). We lazily wasted away the afternoon in the hot ...
... The water was actually quite warm, and without the burning sun, it was a very pleasant afternoon.
Dinner was at Mango Reef and was absolutely amazing. Brian had salmon, I had char-grilled snapper, and Alex had fish fingers. I've become a snapper fan on this trip. Both were delicious (especially the shrimp on top of the salmon). We overindulged, and Brian finished with the mango ...
... The taxi queue was organized chaos, as they organized passengers into destination-based groups. After checking in to my hotel, I went for a walk and ended up getting lost, but that's not the entertaining bit of my first day. I checked out the beach and settled in to my room in the evening, but later on decided to grab a quick drink in the little hotel bar. I ordered a kir from the bartender, who was having a glass of wine with another guy and speaking ...
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Ocean Club West
Stayed at OCW for 6 days over 4th of July weekend. The property, beach and water were spectacular. We had the smallest room category, and it was all tile, large bath with a full kitchen. We were extremely pleased with everything at the resort. There were always umbrellas open at the beach and pool, and plenty of towels. It actually seemed empty, but I think they were near capacity. Be prepared. The island is unbeliveably expensive, and there is little to do outside of water related activities. The sailing was reasonably priced,I scuba dove off the beach at Bight reef (See Matt at Coral Gardens dive shop), and the fishing was fun with j&b. Food was hit and miss, but expensive EVERYWHERE. Coyaba was great as was Gecko Grille. Anacona was beautiful, but not worth the price with poor service. Go there for a drink and and enjoy-forget about dinner.The infrastructure of the island is poor, but there is a lot of new construction. There is simply not alot to do, but relax and enjoy the crystal clear water. Again you cant say enough about the water and beach. If you are going to stay on this island, DO NOT go to allegro, Club Med or Beaches. These places stick out like a sore thumb, and were worn and trashy. No good comments were made by anybody who stayed there. Too loud, too crowded, and it really seemed to spoil the natural beauty of the island.Enjoy!!!
Honeymoon bliss at Ocean Club West
We just returned from our honeymoon at Ocean Club West in Provo. Two weeks 6/21 - 7/5. One word...WOW!! The beach is the most beautiful we've been to (yes, better than 7 mile beach in Negril, Jamaica and better than Nassau, Bahamas) awsome white sand and crystal turquoise water. Our junior suite was perfect with the full kitchen and pretty decor. We went to IGA and picked up stuff for breakfast and lunch and then had dinners out. The food at most restaurants (mainly other resorts) was absolutely fantastic..."must go's" are: Anacaona (our favourite), Gecko Grille, Coyaba, Seaside Cafe, Mango Reef, Bay Bistro, Baci, Lattitudes, Calico Jacks. The only one we didn't care for was Cuba Bella. Most of the food is pricey but worth every penny!! We found the staff and locals courteous and helpfull but not overly outgoing and friendly like some of the other Caribbean islands. The snorkelling was magnificent -- tons of beautiful coloured fish!! We also went to Little Water Cay (Iguana Island) which was kinda cool. Another fun little outing is the Conch Farm -- they give you a tour for 6 bucks. Provo is a fabulous and romantic R & R destination. Try another island if you're looking for the big party night life scene though. Strongly consider renting a car too!
Stayed at Ocean Club West from 6-28-03 until7-2-03. It was great. The first day was overcast and had us worried, but the rest of our stay until the day we left was great. Pros, not crowded at all, never had to hunt for a lounge chair at the pool or beach, fantastic beach, very friendly staff. Cons, very hot this time of year, food is pricey even at the IGA. Would definately go back, we bought groceries at the IGA the first day and ate breakfast and lunch in the room and dinner out on the town. Do take a snorkeling trip and wear sunscreen.
Most spectacular beach we've seen
My husband and I wish we would have come to T&C for our honeymoon five years ago. We stayed for a week mid-May at OCW in a one bedroom suite.
Our room was on the 3rd floor and it had a vaulted ceiling. We were in the 3rd building away from the beach but still had a great view of the ocean. One of the best features was the screened-in porch. I noticed not all of the resorts had them. The mosquitos come out in full force at sundown (bring your bug repellant!) so it was nice to be able to leave the wall of sliding doors open even at night. We only had one complaint with our room...the maid didn't mop the floors well, so when our 10-month-old would crawl around her hands and knees would get filthy. The pool was nice and the beach was the most beautiful I've ever seen. The food was very expensive, but most of the restaurants were good. We enjoyed the Gecko Grill, Mango Reef, and Coyaba (excellent), but Cuba Bella was disappointing. We puchased the package with the meal coupons and found it to be a good deal.
The only con was they are doing construction next door to the OCW and our room was right next to it so every morning at 7am the noise began and lasted until 5pm even on Saturday. We couldn't really hear it from the pool or the beach, though.
Overall it was a nice place and we'd go back tomorrow if possible.
We stayed at ocean club west 6/3 - 6/10/03. We had a great time! We had the whole place including the beach to ourselves. The rooms are very nice and the staff was friendly. The food can get a little pricey but it also very good. The hotel only has 1 outdoor restaurant so be prepared to dine elsewhere. The taxis are also expensive, so be prepared there as well. The trip was definitely worth it. We will be going back in the fall. This was the first vacation we've been on where we didn't want to leave. The water is also the clearest and the most beautiful turquoise you would ever want to see.
A Great Vacation Venue
We just returned from a week-long vacation at Ocean Club West. Everything was excellent ... nice accomodations, great facilities, a superb location, very nice staff and locals, a surprising number and variety of very good restaurants, and the most beautiful, pristine beach and water we've ever seen.Although our little ones did not accompany us on this trip, we were pleased to see a fair number of families with children of all ages.All in all, we found "Provo" to be a real gem and OCW to be a very special venue.
4/23/03We had reservations at allegro and was so discusted my husband walked the beach and was lucky enough to get a room at Ocean Club West. Thank God only 2 days of our vacation was spoiled at allegro. When we got to OCW it was PERFECT. Clean, beautiful rooms, outrageous pool and beach. The dinner we got at the seaside cafe got better everynight. The pasta with lobster was out of this world! They had great specials everynight. We ate all of our meals there. The kids meals were great too! The resort was 100% ocupied and you would have never known. You always got a seat at the pool, always had towels, plenty of chairs and tables at the beach too. Everyone we came in contact with here was pleasent and helpful. We had an awesome time!
Little Slice of Heaven
What a treat to wake up in the morning to the sound of the ocean! Then, all we had to do to view magnificent Grace Bay Beach from the master bedroom of our two bedroom beachfront suite was open our eyes. Thanks to our lovely screened in patio, we were able to leave our three sides of sliding glass "walls" open all the time. Even inside we enjoyed the beach. Everything we could want or need was just steps away. The beach, the pool, the restaurant...all at our fingertips without the stress of a mega-hotel. No waiting, no fighting for chairs and towels...just a huge dose of carefree, easy living. Free tennis courts lit for night play...with complementary balls...kept our teenage girls happy. There are plenty of great places to eat on Provo...just bring your wallet....credit card, traveler's checks, or just take out a second mortgage on your house and you'll be fine! Okay, so the food is a bit pricey...but it truly was an A plus family vacation. Total relaxation and quality family time for all. Our only negatives at Ocean Club West...a rather grungy workout room, with two broken treadmills and a housekeeper with a bit of an attitude...not enough to keep us from returning to reclaim our beachfront piece of paradise!
A paradise on Grace Bay
My husband and I spent a long weekend at Ocean Club West in November, 2002. I had read many reviews of the resorts, and decided against the all-inclusive resort. We had a Jr. Suite room which had a nice kitchen w/ appliances, large bedroom and screened in porch with rattan furniture. I can't describe how beautiful the beach and water are! So crystal clear....I could look both directions and see very few people! We felt like we had the place to ourselves! One day we rented an open top Jeep and drove to the Conch Farm (don't miss that). We also went to the IGA and stocked up on beer, fruit and munchies. (which we took out to the beach with us...)That night we drove down to the marina to eat at The Shark's Tooth Bar and Grill---good food! Since our time was short we mainly spent it in the water and on the beach...the sand on Grace Bay is powder whites sand..not crushed shells or rough. I could not get enough of the beautiful water, beach or view. This resort is in good walking distance of the casino, and shopping plaza.We'd stay there again!
Better than our Honeymoon
Stayed 7 days at Ocean Club West in a 1 BD Jr. Suite with a full Kitchen and Washer/Dryer on the 3rd Floor with a screened in, furnished balcony.
Loved having coffee in the morning and a cocktail at night relaxing in shorts on the balcony overlooking the water. For a cold December in GA this was great.
The Island is peaceful, the resort is beautiful and the people are even nicer.
Wonderful beach and crystal clear water. Try a snorkeling or fishing trip with Silver Deep as they are great.
We are definitely going back
Some Tips: Pack light as you won't need dress up stuff and you have a washer/dryer. Go in the off season and get food at the IGA to save $$.
Also eat across the street at Calico Jacks (Ports of Call), good food, reasonable prices and fun people.