What We Love
- The nods to colonial architecture throughout the property
- Romantic details in each suite, like a lavishly carved headboard or canopy bed
- Fresh Caribbean fare at Grace’s Cottage restaurant or poolside at the more casual Hutchings
- READ MORE: Turks & Caicos vacation guide
What To Know
- Use of some non-motorized water equipment (like Hobie cats and kayaks) is free; you can rent windsurfers for an additional charge
- There are thoughtful extras like free bottled water, twice-daily housekeeping services, and free bike rentals
- Point Grace is geared toward honeymooners and families alike
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
At Point Grace, there is plenty of space to get comfortable; all guest rooms are generously-proportioned suites, which range from one to four bedrooms. Details are the key here, with Frette linens, Indonesian teak furnishings, and Turkish Saturnia floors in every room. There’s also a dedicated Thalassotherapy spa that offers treatments like massage and body scrubs in seaside pavilions, shaded loungers for your use on the beach, and a colonial-style bar complete with whirring ceiling fans and eclectic antiques.
In the Area
The jewel in the crown of Providenciales island is Grace Bay Beach, regularly lauded as one of the world’s best. Point Grace is perfectly situated on its white sands and ideal for those who prefer to while away a week on property. It’s a short bike ride to the nearest grocery store, though a rental car will help restless types to make the most of the island, whether they choose to charter a sail boat, play a round of golf at Provo Golf Club, or explore historic sights like Wade’s Green, the redolent ruins of a former cotton plantation on North Caicos, which is accessible by ferry.
How to Get There
Just imaging, all of the beauty (weather, beaches, food, etc) of Hawaii only 2 hours from Atlanta.
1. Only 2 hours vs 12 hours.
2. No time zone change drag (they are CST)
3. $US currency
Point Grace is a wonderful Caribbean ocean-front resort. From the time you receive your welcoming Rum Punch, to your amazing views from your room, to the great food and drinks on site—not to mention many nearby quality restaurants—you will feel like you have truly “arrived”.
Free continental breakfast near the quiet relaxing swimming pool, “Grace’s full restaurant on site, pool side full bar with super friendly attendants.
For the more adventurous, a ferry goes from Providenciales (airport location) to North Caicos. No public transportation there, you’ll have to rent a car at ferry stop at Sandy Point in North Caicos where you can drive to Middle Caicos and East Caicos. Please keep in mind that there are no gas/petrol stations in Middle Caicos.
Arguably the world’s most beautiful beach (Bambarra Beach, followed closely by Mudjin Harbor), located in Middle Caicos. On Bambarra Beach you can easily walk-or snorkle-out to a small island that looks very clolse, but beware, it is at least 1,2 mile away. You will likely have the entire beach to yourselves. Personal VRBO-type cottages are available, very reasonable and very nice.
Also, for you SCUBA divers, the worlds largest and steepest barrier reef is located at TACI just of Providenciales where you will find “The Wall” as it is called. But BEWARE, the water is so clear you can still have good visibility down to as much as 200 feet or more. It is the only site in the world that a diving computer is required to keep you out of trouble!
I feel Ii could guarantee that you will have one of your most memorable and enjoyable vacations. Give it a try!
I got what i thought was a great deal for three nights as its summer as its kinda slow. The cottage obviously had not been updated since it was built, everything was old, worn, clean but outdated, there was only two place settings in the cottage so if you had someone over for a drink or dinner you would have to call front office for extra settings. I had arranged for flowers to be put in the cottage, the front office lady advised that they do not have vases and cannot supply one, it turned out to be ok as i got one from my home. Neverless it would have been nice to get one there !!
The staff was ok, but definitely not worth paying the regular room rate for. One time i was trying to get a glass of water from the pool bar but there were no glasses available, as all were stacked up in the sink dirty, he washed one for me, and went back on his phone to play whatever game he was playing, again i think i've had better service at Holiday INN . BUT there was a staff member that stuck out whom was super nice and seemed to do 5 peoples job and that was "Wendy", he was beach boy one minute then he would be pool boy then he'd be serving our lunch and on and on, We never saw him stop, he was super happy to please and always had a smile !!! A major downfall of Point Grace is that we never saw a Manager, in three days sitting by the pool area, we never say one and we were never greeted by one. This is obviously why the staff are so lapse in their duties. The weather was perfect, but other than that it will not be a return trip for any of my family.
Point Grace is one of the nicest resorts at which we have ever stayed. Some members of our family might say it was the nicest. I will try to be specific and comprehensive in this review because there was so much worth commenting upon.
First, our unit itself. We had a luxury 2-bedroom suite with an ocean view and if anything it surpassed our hopes and expectations. The view from the balcony was stunning as advertised, and the balcony itself was unexpectedly elaborate and impressive, with its columns and array of furniture. The unit was extremely quiet (and we're very fussy about that). The beds were extremely comfortable and provided terrific sleep - the best any of us had had for months. The rooms were big and spacious and the furnishings were all extremely nice -- they didn't skimp on anything; the kitchenware was all nicer than it had any right to be. The second bedroom was set off in a nice section of its own with its own beautiful bathroom. We even had a nice library of used books, and they were darn good books. If I hadn't brought my own reading I still would have been covered for a whole month.
The layout of the resort itself is also very impressive. The view from the entrance, past the pool and to the entrance to the beach, is a really lovely bit of architectural framing. Certain buildings flanking the sides are painted a cheerful yellow color. We never felt crowded there even though we did see other guests at the restaurants and at the beach. Rarely were there more than a few people in the pool, or walking the sidewalks. One had the luxury of a splendid spot seemingly all to oneself.
The beach of course was amazing and magnificent. Terrific view, warm and clear turquoise-colored water, and enjoyable to swim, snorkel, or kayak around in. Only thing that would have made it better would have been if other motorized watercraft weren't buzzing so close to our beach area and churning up the water.
Special mention goes to the little service touches that made our stay special. Upon arrival we were given a tour of the grounds and given a complimentary drink at the bar, and a complimentary box of cookies as well as bottled water were waiting for us in our rooms. (Btw, we chose fruit punch for our complimentary drinks and they were amazing, really got us in the vacation mood!) Occasionally fresh fruit skewers would be delivered to us at the beach or poolside. On check-out morning, our itemized bill was delivered to us, and it was all correct. The front desk not only called to see if we needed help with our luggage, but they had already called for a cab at the appropriate time to take us to the airport. They are really a top-notch operation when it comes to organized customer service.
This might be a good segue to the service available at the beachfront. They had some awfully hard-working hotel staff out there, ready to dig holes in the sand to hold umbrellas, position lawn chairs around them, bring snorkeling equipment or life jackets or other water gear out to you, and to bring buckets of ice filled with bottled water for your refreshment. We of course tipped readily for these services but it was still a lot of work for these guys to be doing on hot, sunny days. We saw them also delivering beverages from the bar to the beach as well.
The pool itself was lovely and, while relatively simple (no slides or diving boards or anything like that), was uncrowded and restful. The hotel bar was convenient to the pool, and the small numbers of guests meant that one could attention quickly. Also, the spa services were fine, though unexceptional.
We felt the restaurant experiences ranged from good to great. Grace's Cottage is a lovely setting and has some excellent food, but it's also very pricey and comfort is limited because it's outside and one must battle the heat and the flies to enjoy one's food at all. The casual poolside restaurant for breakfast and lunch offered other upsides. The complimentary continental breakfast was bountiful and impressive. Excellent fresh squeezed juices, including exotic healthful concoctions (spinach/pineapple juice is unexpectedly good!) and some really tasty scrambled eggs. Best part of the breakfast service was the wait staff, especially Larry -- Larry, if you're reading this, we love you! We loved your jovial, cheerful presence every day we saw you. And lunches really had some unexpectedly good food. The fish tacos were better than they had any right to be, with really delicious guacamole and sour cream to go with the fresh fish. Sometimes it was too hot to be comfortable eating at that restaurant outside, but the food was quite good for lunch.
Now, no place is perfect, even a place as luxurious and with service as attentive as Point Grace. Front desk service was erratic -- sometimes we'd call in with a request for something in our room and it would take forever to get it, or would seemingly simply be forgotten altogether. And not everyone up front seemed to have the same esprit de corps as the folks working on the beach and at the restaurants. And as mentioned earlier, the restaurants just weren't that comfortable in the heat. The A/C in the units was fantastic, but it was a shame no A/C was available to dine in.
Of course it was expensive but honestly, not THAT expensive for what you got. I actually felt we got great value for our money, that it was worth every penny. They really delivered, in terms of service touches, the space and contents of the rooms, etc. When you spend a lot on vacation you expect a lot, and I truly felt they provided good value.
Just writing this review is making me long to go back. I hope we will.