Grace Bay Club
What We Love
- All rooms have balconies with views of the water
- No nickel-and-diming here: non-motorized water sports, movie rentals, board games, bike rentals, WiFi, afternoon tea, and phone calls (local and international) are all included
- The 90-foot Infiniti Bar and cozy lounge areas with firepits
- Free cell phone to contact personal butlers 24 hours a day
- Grace Bay Club gives back by supporting local schools or enhancing area parks
What To Know
- Reservations are required for Anacaona restaurant and the spa
- Meals at the resort can be pricey
- Children 12 and under are not permitted in the adult pool, and children under 5 are not permitted at Anacaona restaurant
- Eco-friendly; the resort uses 100 percent recycled wate
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Providenciales favorite on a prime stretch of Grace Bay Beach, with three pools, a wealth of dining options and topnotch service
Occupying 1,100 feet of prime oceanfront real estate on Turks and Caicos’s award-winning shoreline, Grace Bay Club is where the upper crust trades wingtips and stilettos for barefoot beach luxury. And with 11 acres to spread out over, honeymooning couples and rambunctious families all have space to call their own. The relaxation begins upon arrival, where guests are greeted with cold lemongrass towels in the handsome lobby, revamped by celeb designer Thom Filicia. Originally opened in 1993 as a 21-room boutique property, the Grace Bay Club now encompasses seven buildings: the Hotel for guests 12 and over; the Villas, which has family-friendly suites; and the Estate, a resort-within-a-resort with home-size spreads. All the rooms exude a modish contemporary cool, curving around cabanas, firepits and pools, and spa-like bathrooms that have two-person deep soaking tubs and Elemis bath products. A free cell phone is issued at check-in so guests can contact their personal butler, available 24/7. Three pools (one for adults only and another with a six-seat swim-up bar) provide welcome relief from the sizzling sun, while nearby cushioned nooks are just the right place for an afternoon nap. After which you’ll be ready for the wide array of activities offered on-site. Perfect your serve on one of the two floodlit championship tennis courts, explore the island’s shops by bike, or go sea kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding – it’s all included. Too much exercise? Retreat to the intimate Anani Spa and indulge in a deep tissue muscle massage (alas, not free). Grill Rouge, the casual bistro, serves a free full spread buffet breakfast each morning that includes made-to-order omelets, crepes and French toast. Come nightfall, everyone congregates around the 90-foot Infiniti Bar for tapas and drinks (margarita, anyone?) before sitting down at the refined open-air Anacaona restaurant for Euro-Caribbean fare, such as chili oyster steamed local grouper.
In the Area
Swing your clubs at the Provo Golf Club, the only championship option in Turks and Caicos located just half a mile from Grace Bay. Or, cast your line while bone fishing, bottom and reef fishing, or deep sea fishing for Marlin, Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo – the resort’s concierge can book the trip and the chefs in the Grill Rouge will prepare your catch of the day. Families with children can opt for the resort’s Kids Town Program, which offers half and full day off-property excursions and a range of other activities like kayaking the local eco preserve, nature hikes, catamaran rides and snorkeling. For off-resort fine dining, head to Coco Bistro where fresh local cuisine is served alfresco under a canopy of swaying coconut palms.
How to Get There
We’ve been all over the Caribbean, and finally made our way to Turks & Caicos’ Grace Bay Club for one of our best experiences ever. If you love deluxe accommodations, water sports, sailing and a friendly staff, you cannot go wrong here. It is located in easy walking distance to shops and restaurants (important because cabs are VERY expensive). It’s a big resort with a variety of accommodations, but I highly recommend the adult only Hotel Luxury Suite.
My husband and I recently spent 4 fabulous nights at Grace Bay Club. Our suite in the Estate section was lovely. The beach is incredible, the food is wonderful, but the staff of Grace Bay Club is the reason we look forward to returning. All of the staff we encountered went above and beyond to ensure that we were well taken care of. We noticed that many other guests were greeted by staff by their first names and seemed to be “regulars.” What a great place to be considered a regular?? We mostly spent each day on the beach where Amado and Yves were especially attentive. We hope to see them again when we return to Grace Bay Club!
Today is our last full day at Grace Bay Club. I know it’s hard choosing a place to stay especially when it’s the first time visiting the location. I am very satisfied with Grace Bay Club for many reasons. First, the location and beach are perfect. We have traveled to numerous islands and found the water/sand on Grace Bay beach is some of the best.
Second, the rooms (we stayed in the adult only hotel suites) are very large and nice enough. Rooms are kept clean with daily housekeeping service and nightly turn downs. Bed is comfortable and linens and towels are nice.
Third, the food on site is really good. Breakfast has so much variety and you can really fill up. The infinity restaurant is good, small menu tho. We loved the Infinity bar tapas menu, .delicious and lots to choose from. We ate offsite several times and found most of the menus are offering the same selections.
Pauline, the day bartender at Infinity, is the sweetest lady, great service, she makes great drinks. Chris at the adult pool is also the best when it comes to service. Some of the other employees are not as in tune with “service” and do not come across as hospitable.
Be ready to spend a lot of money here and bring tip money! It’s expensive but we expected that, so be prepared. Everything you buy is double of that in the US.
I have experienced both Grace Bay Club and Shore Club. Grace Bay Club was my favorite.
Grace Bay Beach was immaculate. The staff treated me like royalty 100% of the time. The concierge was fantastic. Arrival was extremely welcoming and luxurious. We got a free upgraded suite. We stayed in the Estate building which I recommend so that you have more to do, more luxury and solitude . Beautiful pools, best beachfront club in my opinion.
No jet skis allowed there though. You will have to travel to another beach to ride those (like Long Bay Beach). Complimentary breakfast every morning, free watersports such as catamaran, paddle boarding. You can ask about boating and fishing (not complimentary). They will pick you up right there.
We ate at Krave, Just Tacos, Infinity and Breakfast at the Grill. All good. A bit pricey, but it is equivalent to the other high end restaurants in Provo (everything is pricey on Provo)
Staff parked our car. We had our own parking spot just steps from our room. It was always available after we left and returned.
We were given complimentary breakfast daily, flip flops, a cute beach bag, and yummy snacks.
Our patio doors opened to a beautiful outdoor shower and eating area, steps from the adult pool and Krave, then the beach.
The scenery was beautiful, walkways were gorgeous. Staff always greeting us. Good Wifi as well throughout the entire resort.
The hotel has one of the nicest beaches in the area without having to drive off to a very remote beach spot, so you are feeling lucky while strangers pass you on your Lounger on the beach.
Staff are lovely and mostly helpful. Food and drinks are good, evening beachside bar is so relaxing.
I’d recommend getting a car and driving around the islands as there is so much to see. Good supermarket locally for snacks, and a walk into small local town for some good little shops. Although next time I’ll probably rent a villa for the bbq, peace and privacy.