Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
A quiet, friendly hotel that attracts repeat visitors in search of beach relaxation
This small hotel is not for the young party crowd. It tends to attract older repeat guests who want to read a good book by the ocean. In fact, a book-exchange shelf is provided near the lobby for guest use. The lobby and common areas are spacious and bright, with large windows and beachy decor. The indoor restaurant serves breakfast daily (and sometimes dinner) but is rarely busy because every room has a kitchenette.
Outside areas remain uncrowded and include a good-sized pool with lounge chairs, and a poolside bar and patio overlooking the ocean. To get even closer to the waves, a side door leads to an alley, and within just a few steps guests are walking onto a spectacular natural beach area that is by far the best part of the hotel. It is the kind of perfect beach that guests dream about after they leave -- and the kind of beach that keeps bringing them back.
A south coast property tucked away on beautiful Worthing Beach
Coral Sands is on the lively south coast, yet its quiet side-street location keeps the property free from traffic and crowds. St. Lawrence Gap or “The Gap” -- a one-mile-long area of restaurants, shops, and bars -- is within walking distance. The most notable part of Coral Sands' exact location is Worthing Beach, a beautiful spot that sees more sea turtles than people.
These self-catered studio units come with kitchenettes and ocean views
All studio rooms have two double beds and are similar in layout, size, and decor. The kitchenettes are bigger than expected, and come equipped with all the necessities (minus an oven). The main bedroom areas are spacious, and white walls are accented with bright yellow or green comforters, and flowered curtains. Each studio has a balcony, and every room -- even those on the first floor -- has a view of the ocean.
An outdoor pool, bar, and lounge area that overlooks Worthing Beach
A small indoor restaurant is open daily for breakfast and occasionally dinner
Coral Sands' restaurant serves a hearty breakfast, though it can be pricey. In-room delivery is also available. Dinner, depending on demand, is sometimes served.
This quiet 31-studio property opened in 2000 after renovations were made on the former guesthouse. Prices are reasonable, and each room layout is the same with two double beds, a kitchenette, and ocean-facing balconies. Rooms are clean, but decor is a bit dated with bright colors and tube televisions. The location is a perk -- on the south coast and walking distance to grocery stores, and numerous restaurants along “The Gap.” The beautiful beach is the best amenity here, but an outdoor pool, lounge, and bar are added bonuses.