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Turtle Reef Club

Reviewing: Turtle Reef Club Resort Hotel  |  Rating:
By matildathehun on
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The Turtle Bay Club is a resort hotel on Jensen Beach, a tourist spot on the coast of Florida. If you are at this resort, odds are that you are fairly old and fairly rich. If not, you have an elderly well-to-do relative who doesn’t mind guests for the weekend. In case I’m not making it clear: The Turtle Bay Club is a resort for the elderly and loaded.

Because of this, there just isn’t much for young people to do. There is a nice pool area with a bar that is closed most of the year, but that’s about it as far as the nightlife goes. You will probably spend a fair amount of your time vainly searching for things to do, to no avail. If you accept this early in to your trip, it’s actually kind of nice. It’s so remote and reserved that you will have no choice but to deeply relax, preferably by the pool with a drink. Worse things have happened.

The accommodations you will be relaxing in are pretty much generic condo conditions. Save some surprisingly nice flat-screen TVs in the living room, there isn’t anything much nicer then a Holiday Inn. That isn’t so bad, but for the price tag you might be expecting a little more. There isn’t much offered as amenities, either. The wireless internet doesn’t work in the rooms (only in the lobby) and there is no restaurant on the grounds. Be ready to stock your kitchen when you get there, because the grocery store is a good drive and you won’t want to deal with it every day.

There is one thing that Turtle Reef has going for it, and that is the ocean. Almost every room has a screened-in porch with a beautiful view of the water. You will probably spend hours on that porch sunbathing or watching storms come in over the water. There's also a lot of local wildlife to observe. The beach at Turtle Bay is worth the price if you’re a nature enthusiast, but it may not be for someone who is hoping for a little more excitement.

If you want a laid back week in the sun and you don’t mind doing your own cooking, Turtle Reef may be the place for you. If not, keep going south till you hit the Keys.