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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The Sands at Grace Bay is a great place for people looking to relax. It is a smaller resort and was therefore not crowded. With it being a smaller resort they only had one restaurant on the resort. The rooms were very clean and neat, however the bathroom was a little small in the one bedroom studio room which we stayed in. The staff was very accommodating. The staff at the activity desk provided us with towels, snorkeling gear, hobie cats, paddle boards, beach chairs, and umbrellas. We wanted to ride jet skis and they provided us with a company to do that. Overall this was a good resort and I would go back.
This is a small condo hotel directly on Grace Bay. The place is beautifully landscaped, has two pools, lazy river and a magnificent beach access with tons of umbrellas for the sun. The water is crystal clear and you can walk or borrow bikes to go into a small town that has nice restaurants and shops. Rooms are super clean. We had two condos this stay. Staff are friendly and remembered me from October. The restaurant is fantastic and locals even eat there. You can arrange water sports directly at the hotel and they will set up tours etc. I have been to almost every Caribbean island and return time and time again to Turks and Caicos. A relaxing, just enjoy family, the sun, the food type of trip. If you want peace and quiet come to the Sands. If you want insanity go to Beaches.
This is not a five start resort but it is a solid four with friendly staff nice gardens and lovely rooms/ apartments.
The grounds are well maintained the beach and lounge chairs with umbrellas are set up by friendly staff. Choices of pools and restaurant Hemingway’s.
Power outage on island to all resorts my only comment was there offer of tea light candles with matches made me think of the possibility someone not thinking could have a fire.
They did there best to help in a difficult situation.
Room was clean and well kept with wonderful screened in porch.
Fristly I would like to say thank you Sands, for treating us like kings and queens! The staff Trinee and Jermadia needs to get a bonus for such great hospitality.must go beach is very good pools is good rooms is good not complains!!!!! Speical thanks to the overnight guy!!! Well done! Notting better I can ask for.
Could not be happier with our experience here... The wife and I took a trip to TCI and chose the Sands - it is one of the oldest resorts here but has been very well maintained. It has a bit of a colonial vibe, is reasonably priced but has every single facility that we were looking for... Very courteous and helpful staff and location is right on the water. The beach is the prettiest that I have been to and the resort lends you gear for snorkeling, kayaking etc. Room was spacious and comfortable both with and without the AC. Spa, gym, hot tub, 4 pools, onsite restaurant, bars as well as being a family friendly spot... We did not cook but rooms with full kitchens were available and folks we met were able to prepare meals if they preferred to.