Our island is home to the world’s third largest living reef, and it awaits your discovery.
West Bay Club is located on the widest part of the famed Grace Bay Beach, and is perfectly located for snorkeling in Turks and Caicos. Outside our property is a rare natural feature, a walkout reef. Just a short stroll to the east of us is Coral Gardens Reef. About 10 minutes to the west of West Bay Club is Smith’s Reef. Both Coral Gardens and Smith’s Reef are a natural extension of the primary coral reef that surrounds the island and are part of the Princess Alexandra National Park.
Coral Gardens Reef is an excellent site for beginners as the reef starts right off the beach and is clearly marked and easy to access. The reef is in shallow water, so the main interior is roped off to prevent the coral from being disturbed. During the day, you may see large numbers of fish and small sea animals, along with some lobsters, stingrays and turtles.
You can reach both reefs from the shoreline. All you need is a mask and snorkel, which are complimentary at West Bay Club. We invite you to experience Turks and Caicos snorkeling, which is defined by the remarkable clarity of our water, the diversity of our sea life and the beauty of our surroundings.