The Tuscany on Grace Bay
What We Love
- Ideal for self-sufficient families; all condos have full kitchens, laundry rooms and enclosed balconies
- Sensational views of Grace Bay Beach and the Caribbean at sunset
- Good amenities for a condo hotel: private pool, small gym, shared tennis courts and use of cruiser bikes
What To Know
- Condos are privately owned, so expect a homey style and personal items in some units
- Location at the quiet northeast end of Grace Bay Beach means it’s a taxi ride to most restaurants and bars
- No restaurant on-site or 24-hour staff
- READ MORE: Turks & Caicos vacation guide
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Classically tropical, with nods to its Mediterranean name, a lounger-dotted pool is at the heart of the resort, surrounded by breezy open walkways and mustard-yellow buildings. Bursts of bougainvillea brighten the manicured lawns, aloe vera plants and stubby palm trees in the gardens, and you’ll catch come-hither glimpses of Grace Bay Beach between the two accommodation buildings.
Bed and Bath
Housed in two mirror-image five-story towers, all 30 suites have full kitchens (with every appliance and utensil imaginable), laundry rooms, living areas and furnished balconies enclosed by mosquito netting. All units have three bedrooms, but can be booked as one-, two- and three-bedroom suites — staff just lock off the bedrooms that aren’t in use. Condo owners have free rein over the decor, so interiors run the design spectrum from dark rattan furniture and citrus accents, to a beachy Miami style in soft pink and sea glass. Common throughout is an open-plan layout, a flood of natural light and a seashore soundtrack. All bedrooms have en suite stone bathrooms, with standalone showers or tubs in the Queen and Twin rooms, and a combo of both in the enormous master bathroom.
There’s no bar or restaurant here (though kitchens can be stocked in advance), and the staff clocks off in the late afternoon, but that’s all part of the appeal for the families and groups who return year after year. Use of the tennis court is shared with newer sister hotel the Venetian, just next door, and the lounger-dotted pool is a kid-friendly warmup to the real star of this show: Grace Bay Beach. Accessed via a palm tree–flanked catwalk, guests can make use of the loungers and small palapa-shaded tables, or just lie out on the white sand.
How to Get There
Our family just finished a seven night stay at The Tuscany. We've taken many beach vacations over the years and this will rank at the top! The condo and staff exceeded our expectations. The proximity to the beach and numerous water activity options was incredibly convenient. Even though they don't have a restaurant on property, a beach and poolside cabana with a great menu of food and drinks is literally steps away at a neighbor resort. Best of all was how quiet and not crowded the beach was! This was by far and away the best part of the experience for us. It was a great mix of families and couples of all ages. It just wasn't crowded which is saying a lot given our beach experiences in the states.
Just finishing up our weeklong stay at the Tuscany and it’s been fabulous.
The room (2 br, 2 bath, living room, dining area for 6, full kitchen with breakfast bar, large balcony) is spacious and meticulous.
Location is great for walking along the beach (it’s the last property on Grace Bay so less foot traffic), but still convenient to get places (very close to Opus, Coco Bistro and Jacks). Water sports will come to you on the beach.
Always chairs on the beach. Mats, boogie boards and pool noodles available.
And the front office staff is incredibly helpful, both before and during the stay. Polite and unobtrusive Daily cleaning service including fresh beach towels. They even provide a cell phone for your stay.
What you need to know:
- no restaurant on site and the closest one on the beach is awful service
- so you probably need a rental car
- sound travels easily so could hear dining room chairs on the floor when pulled out from master bedroom, etc
This is our second time staying at the Tuscany. If we can, we’ll come back again. Our ground-floor room was nicely laid out with large living room connected to an up to date kitchen. The screened patio was where we spent most our time, as the weather was lovely and the view of the ocean breathtaking.
The white sandy beach, always clean and not too busy, is just 100 feet from the building.The resort screened porches are all west facing, so you get nice sunsets every night.
There is not a restaurant at the Tuscany, which we do not mind. However, there are a number of nice restaurants along the beach – one just 100 yards away. One nearby restaurant does check for drink and food orders on the beach a few a times a day.
Housekeeping came daily to clean the rooms, clean the kitchen appliances, make the beds, etc.
The Wi-Fi service was fantastic (much better than 2 years ago). I was getting 45 Mbps download and 8 Mbps upload (with four devices connected).
Shawnemae and Coretta were very helpful and responsive with any issue or question we had.
For those wondering, we did not see any remaining damage from the 2017 hurricanes
I stayed in a 3 bedroom condo for a week. I've spent many nights on Grace Bay at different resorts and this is as good as it gets. 2000 sf, 3 bedrooms, screened in deck overlooking Grace Bay and a terrific staff taking care of the place and us. Every condo overlooks Grace Bay. They have beach towels, chairs, and clean your room every day. All the condos are 3 bedrooms but they can lock out one or two bedrooms to meet your needs. The master bedroom is huge, the living area and kitchen are a comfortable size plus you have the porch. There is a beautiful pool if that's what you want. If you are looking for a 1 bedroom on Grace Bay, and the price is equal to or lower than Seven Stars, I would go here. If you want a 2 or 3 bedroom unit, this is a no brainer. More living area and guaranteed Grace Bay view, The beach is very quiet and you are about 1 mile from the center of town so a rental car would be nice (taxis are very expensive because they charge by the distance for EACH passenger riding). Do not go anywhere else but Grace Bay if you are thinking of coming to Provo. Not Long Bay or Chalk Sound. Grace Bay is the best beach in the Caribbean. If you want to play golf, the golf course is right across the street and it is a wonderful test of golf. In closing, this is a real find.
There is a reason the Venetian and Tuscany are ranked number one. It is because those of us who know Provo know that this is the absolutely best experience on the island. This was our fourth time at the Tuscany and maybe our 11th time on Provo. We've stayed everywhere. Tuscany is hands down our favorite. We've had a different room each time at the Tuscany and ALL are outstanding. And of course there is the amazing staff. We will be back again in May. See you Soon!!