Sands At Grace Bay
What We Love
- A welcome rum drink is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Direct beach access with palapa-style huts
- Free non-motorized water sports and bicycles
- Napping in the hammock-filled coconut grove
- Bathrooms were renovated in 2012
What To Know
- A 10 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected at checkout on Jetsetter
- The resort is popular with families; babysitting services can be arranged for a fee
- A 10-minute walk to downtown Providenciales’s shops and restaurants
- No full-service spa, but there’s a treatment room
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located on award-winning Grace Bay Beach, this affordable resort encompasses six three-story buildings that house 114 plantation-style suites with views of the manicured grounds, tropical flowers and gardens. Check in with the friendly staff at the open-air reception desk, drop your bags in your room and sip that welcome rum punch on a beach lounger shaded by a palapa, and you’ll see just how easy it is to adjust to “island time” at the Sands at Grace Bay.
Bed & Bath
Couple-friendly Studio Rooms have kitchenettes, tropical-inspired prints and views of either the gardens or the ocean. For more room, upgrade to a One-Bedroom Oceanfront Suite, which is 1,028 square feet and features a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, a living area with striped white and seafoam-green seating, and pastel yellow walls with crown moldings. Some suites have a washer/dryer, and all have screened-in balconies or patios. Bathrooms were renovated in 2012 and feature Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
If you get tired of beachin’ it, there are three lagoon-style pools to choose from, and the coconut grove filled with hammocks is the perfect spot for an afternoon snooze. You can work on your backhand at the tennis court, shoot some hoops at the basketball court or explore the island using one of the resort’s free bicycles. The open-air dining room overlooks Grace Bay Beach, and it serves a simple but tasty menu of dishes such as curried shrimp wrapped in a banana leaf with a side of white rice and vegetables. And don’t leave without trying the island favorite: conch fritters and conch chowder.
In the Area
Swing your clubs at the Provo Golf Club — just five minutes from the hotel, the challenging and beautifully landscaped course is the only one in Turks and Caicos (look out for flamingos in the lakes). Or hit the water with a sail/snorkel excursion with Ocean Vibes, the hotel’s on-site tour operator. Hungry? Hit Da Conch Shack, which, while a bit on the touristy side, is a must for mollusk-lovers with such offerings as conch salad, conch fritters, conch chowder and more. When it’s time to relax, visit the hotel’s Spa Tropique, which offers hot stone massages, facials and full body treatments.
How to Get There
My husband and I stayed her to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We were greeted warmly by the front desk. When we entered our room, they had put rose petals all over the bed and had two towel swans. Later, we were given a bottle of wine with an anniversary card. All wonderful touches!! The room was very large and had everything we needed. We were on the ground floor, we asked to move to a higher floor but nothing was available. So, I would recommend to optimize your view ask for an upper floor. The hotel is meticulously maintained the landscaping is beautiful!! The beach and pool area was lovely. Though the pool water was super chilly : ) ! All in all, a wonderful stay!!!
I love this hotel but it lacks activities, there is absolutely nothing to do once you get here. The taxi are a complete rip off. This place is 5 miles from the airport but it costs $36.00 to catch a cab here from the airport. The mosquitos are really bad, please bring some off. The store that they have for us right outside will rob you blind, it actually cost $14.00 for some orange juice. I love the island but to me its pretty boring with not much to do and just absolutly expensive on everything from a cab ride to food!!!
They have an amazing staff and management, been going for 12 years and they were up and running in 3 months after the storm and it looks better than it ever has! The beach and water are beautiful and if they run out of Tiki Huts on the beach, they'll be happy to put up an umbrella for you!
Can't say enough about the accommodation and the staff. Our new second home. Food is awesome and so are drinks. Clean. Friendly. Perfect vacation for family. Beach and water is pristine. Pools are the best.
We booked a 2 bedroom ocean front condo, but they upgraded us to a three bedroom ocean front condo. We had a bottom floor with a huge porch overlooking the beautiful blue waters. The place was clean and housekeeping came everyday to freshen things up. We also had a washer and dryer in our unit which is a huge plus for a family of 5. My husband and I would start our day sitting on the porch and enjoying the view. Our entire family got a massage at the spa and it was the best stone massage I had ever gotten. We ended up hiring a taxi driver for the week to take us around, but some people said it was better to rent a car. We enjoyed checking out the bikes and using them to run up to the salt mills. It was so close we bikes their once a day. Again the location of this resort was great. We even walked down the beach and caught a boat that took us snorkeling and to iguana island. The beds are comfy and the beach isn’t crowded. They have snorkel gear, kayaks, hobbie cats and paddle boards that you just sign out. The pool has little coves around it with loungers and tons of plants so it is private and you can relax in your own little space. A great place all around.