I so wish we could turn the clock back on Grace Bay circa 2005, or even 2010....
I honestly don't think much has changed in the immediate area of RWI. Walk a bit to the west of RWI, and if you haven't been on the island since 2005, you'll really see the changes.
It has been a dramatic change since 2005. Several 7 story buildings and now a 12 story one under way. Easily twice as many people on the beach. But we still like RWI and stay there on occasion, so I would still go.
Yes X 2. Dr. JimEdited: 14 May 2018, 12:36
I don’t real do the main bit of GB seems a little like everyone likes to sit next to one another when 90% of the island beaches are empty
I have been coming since 2005, you will notice busier roads and a few more restaurants, the beach hasn’t changed it’s still stunning
It is more developed over the years.
Our first visit was in 2004 and we have witnessed the growth over our return visits.(26x)
More resorts and tourists,,,,,but it still is our favorite beach vacation destination. (2x) on the books
Thanks all! Will do more research and plan our return!
Another question, we read years ago that the Mango Reef had moved from the RWI to Turtle Cove Marina. We enjoyed many excellent dinners there when it was located at RWI, still one of the best T-bone steaks we've had. Is that restaurant still very good? And Pelican Bay at RWI has so so reviews - any experience with that restaurant? Any other favs?
We had breakfast at Pelican Bay on our last trip and wouldn't recommend it. Breakfast was expensive for what we got (which is to be expected) but service was pretty bad - they were so disinterested in serving us, it was almost comical. I must prefer Hemingway's for breakfast.
I'm trying to decide if we should go to Pelican Bay on our next trip for the Lobster buffet night. Not sure if it's worth it or not and the reviews aren't helping much...
2005 would be nice to return too. 1999 would be better. As long as we're time traveling.
As you got a glimpse of in 2005, when buildings were going up left and right. Well sad to say that continues today. You be the judge, would be interested in your impressions after your return.