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
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.
I'm not sure where to begin. My husband and I decided to travel to Turks and Caicos after hearing from several friends how beautiful it is. After much research we decided to stay at Grace Bay Club. Our room was beautiful, but we wanted a little better view of the ocean. Our concierge team, Jose, Adam and Khadejah were on it. They connected us with the Christy (hope I spelled correctly), a front desk manager, who moved us the next day. She was so professional,sweet and resolved the room issue rather quickly. She also has awesome hair!!! Anyway, our concierge team was amazing. They followed up with us regarding excursion activities and dinner reservations, they were so responsive to all of our requests. The food and service was top notch. A few other people I'd like to mention who made it a fun trip was, Devon ( who is great at recommending drinks), Dayne, Merlin, Garth and Andre. They provided excellent service and such fun people to talk with. We loved it so much we booked (while still there) a return trip for March with our kids. We can't wait to get back to Paradise!!
We spent seven nights, and bar none, this was the best resort vacation we've experienced. The food and facility is amazing and what really makes it special is the staff. We actually hugged goodbye many who work there. There is no way you can go wrong with this special place. We are already planning when we can go back. Run, don't walk!
My wife and I spent 4 nights at GBC celebrating her birthday. First time on Turks, but we have been to many beach resorts and GBC ranks among the best. The staff and especially the concierge truly went out of their way to help make sure our stay was special. The beach was beautiful white sand, well groomed, with attentive staff helping make sure you have everything you need to enjoy a day in the sun. Our room was very clean, we could not leave for 5 minutes without the staff refreshing and cleaning again. We were concerned about bugs from what others had told us, but we did have one problem. Also could not have been happier with the quality of the food. Everything from breakfast, lunch at the pool, to wonderful dinner options, some of the best quality we have experienced on an island. Would be hard to not recommend GBC, thanks for a wonderful hospitality experience.
I have seen many beautiful beaches and waters but none as magnificent as this. Grace Bay Club is easy to get to and affords you every possible amenity you could desire.
They assign you private concierges and a personal cell phone to call them around the clock. Ours were Jose and Adam, two personable and professional young men who catered to our every wish.
Weather in February perfect with wonderful island breezes at night.
Every variety of water sport is available at your fingertips on the beach. Snorkeling excursion was loads of fun and fulfilling and we loved the private beach experience where they drop you off on a secluded island beach with chairs food and beverages.
Food in T & C is fabulous and the Infinity and Grill restaurants on site provided imaginative fare that would rival the best restaurants in the world.
The town is a close safe walk and very quaint and has tons of places to have a good drink and meet the local people.
Everyone at the resort and surrounding area are super friendly and courteous in a natural and not “put on for the tourists” way.
So before you book your vacation in paradise, take a close look at Turks and Caicos and particularly The Grace Bay Club.