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Bight Reef

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An underwater paradise of coral reefs.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 15, 2003

We actually stayed at the Beaches resort, not the Coral Gardens resort. Either way, both were close together. Anyway, the reef is truly amazing. We never saw any turtles or rays, but then again we only went out twice (we found out about it at...More

22  Thank NorthStar12302
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 5, 2016

What makes me mad is I often visit the reef and have video of several 7+ foot long bull and black tip sharks. I leave the water immediately and tell the staff up at Coral Gardens who are at the edge of the reef and...More

11  Thank lovethebeach648
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love snorkelling here, beautiful and full of life, beautiful beach as well and amazing accommodation very close by, we stayed in Blue Villa which is a few minutes walk away and loved the fact we could come here daily

Thank Corinna E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The # 1 place to snorkel. We saw lots of turtles, an Emerald Ray, Barracuda and of course lots of the "pretty" fish. Lots of corals to see as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a half day snorkel cruise which was really nice, but wanted to do some shoreline snorkeling. We debated between Smith's Reef and The Bight. Some reviews seemed to indicate Smith's was better so we went there. Unfortunately, at a slow time of year,...More

Thank Sybrash
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for beginning snorkeling! Easy to get too and plenty of parking at the Bight Children’s Park. Beautiful beach with gradually sloping beach even out into the water. The reef you want to view is to the left of the main...More

3  Thank L_and_J_WI
Reviewed September 26, 2018

It was worth the visit. we got to see tons of fish as well as a few sea turtles. You can snorkel to the reef right off the beach. It is a worthy stop especially if you don't plan on taking a snorkel cruise.

Thank SLPatterson2018
Reviewed September 20, 2018

This reef was just off the coast where we stayed and snorkeled several days. The fish were beautiful and a fairly short swim from shore.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We walked down to Bights Reef from the Alexandra Resort and frankly we didn't expect to see much given the close proximity to so many resorts and people, but I was pleasantly surprised by the number of fish (parrotfish, tangs, puffers) that we saw on...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This beach was very nice, hardly any people here! Make sure you take an umbrella to Sheila you from the sun!!

Reviewed September 15, 2018

My husband and I came to this place to snorkel two days in a row, we liked it so much! We pulled in to the street that says "Somewhere" on the Beach / Coral Gardens, and parked at the end of the little road. The...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018

Saw at least one turtle every time I snorkeled. 1 or 2 barracuda, a sting ray. Lots of varieties of parrotfish, blue tangs, wrasse, angelfish, Nassau grouper, squirrelfish, triggerfish, Foureye butterfly, and Sergeant majors. The reef was in worse shape than in 2012. A lot...More

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August 4, 2018|
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Response from mikechris2 | Reviewed this property |
If you are bring your own snorkeling gear Smith’s reef near turtle cove is best.
July 20, 2017|
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Response from vgcmd | Reviewed this property |
Free. You just have to bring your own gear. Most hotels on the beach supply it to you. There is a rental right in front but I don't know the costs.
April 21, 2017|
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Response from Brad P | Reviewed this property |
Coral Gardens and Windsong are right across from the reef. We have stayed at both resorts and had amazing experiences at both! Coral Gardens is nice enough, and very convenient, but is unfortunately right next to an... More