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
My husband and I just spent a week at the Tuscany, and it exceeded our expectations. It's our new favorite place to stay on Grace Bay beach. (We have stayed at LeVele and RWI in the past.)
Some highlights (trying to highlight a few things I didn't see in other reviews):
1) Uncrowded beach. Many days we would get down to the beach at 10 and would be the only ones there. (granted we are off season)
2) Beautiful views from the rooms -- even our ground floor room -- and the screened porches
3) No skimping on the amenities. There was a steady supply of the basics: abundant bottled water, good coffee, creamer, sugars, shampoo, soaps, lotions, dish soap, paper towels, laundry soap, dryer sheets.
4) Nicely equipped kitchens in great condition -- we were inspired to cook because it truly had everything we needed!
5) Nice touches: bathrobes, a high-powered hair dryer, nice linens on the beds
6) Friendly staff
7) Very very clean rooms
8) Great to have the Cabana bar next door for quick meals, snacks, or drinks
9) The pre-stocked grocery service is a dream. Worth every penny, especially for that first day when all you want to do is get to the beach!
10) Covered parking helped keep the car cool
11) Separate thermostats for living areas vs. bedrooms
Stay here, you won't regret it.
(Also, eat at Cocovan! New favorite spot!)
This is our second visit and it was superb. Shaquille was incredibly helpful making dinner reservations in advance. The staff are friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The three bedroom suite was beautifully furnished and our family of six adults did not feel on top of each other. There was ample room to come together for communal activities but also enough privacy to be alone. The washer dryer in the unit is also great so that wet bathing suits etc don’t hang all over the balcony. Daily cleaning staff did an excellent job. The beach at the Tuscany is beautiful and fresh iced water was left out daily . I highly recommend the Tuscany
Traveling with my Mom, Best Friend and 4-Year Old... our stay at The Tuscany was perfect. The pool area was quiet and still had a glimpse of the ocean off in the distance. The beach access was gorgeous with a palm-tree lined path and bridge into the white sand. The beach was setup with plenty of chairs and umbrellas, and buckets of toys available to borrow. The water was so clear and calm. Plenty of beach to walk in both directions.
For meals we pre-ordered groceries so we could make breakfasts, everything was stocked when we arrived. For lunch we ordered from the beach one day (server from neighbor property came takes orders on a busy day), and the other two days we just walked over and placed to-go orders. We also enjoyed dinner at that same beach front cafe next door on two nights - plenty of variety on the menu and food was really good. In our opinion the ease of walking next door coupled with an awesome view of the sunset was perfection.
At The Tuscany property, the staff was super friendly! They even performed two miracles for us on the last day. First was taking apart the bathroom pipe to retrieve my lost ring. Second was searching all of the laundry from the previous day to locate the missing stuffed animal that my son securely tucked into a hidden spot in his sheets the night before.
Our stay was great, and while we love checking out new beach spots... we all agreed that this is one that will be hard to top, so we might just have to repeat again next year.
I’ve been to Turks & Caicos twice prior to this visit, staying at the Ocean Club East (OCE right next door). Which is lovely but after experiencing the Tuscany, no comparison! Shaquell welcomed us with warmth and hugs. My 2 sisters & I were there for some healing time (we just lost our mother). Upon entry to our unit, I think all our jaws dropped! Wow! Beautifully appointed, fully equipped and just a huge space. We were on the ground floor but still had a gorgeous ocean view. I loved that the lanai could be locked and we were steps from the beach. Location was just what we desired...it was peaceful and serene. We ended up eating at the condo everyday because why leave? They provide coffee, creamers and sugars. We had done a grocery run at the Grace Gourmet Market (eggs, milk & bread) that was a quick drive away. Easy takeout at Cabana Bar & Grill next door at OCE. Call ahead and pick up in 20 min. One of my sisters and I treated ourselves to massages with Spa Tropique (OCE). WiFi & TV was enough entertainment though the very comfy sectional sofa led to long conversations and reminiscing among the three sisters! Truly a wonderful healing and bonding time for us...couldn’t have been at a more better place!
We just returned from our first trip to the Turks and Caicos, after hearing so much about it. We have recently been basing our first time trips on recommendations from TripAdvisor and we have been more than happy with the results.
The Tuscany is a quiet resort towards the end of Grace Bay. It's 2 buildings, each containing 15 units are ideally situated on the beach. We had a wonderful view from our apartment in 502E. The unit was very comfortable with plenty of room and was decidedly upscale.
We began our week at the Tuscany with a 'Hello Hug' from Shawnemae. She set the tone for all of the warm and friendly people that we would meet there. All of the many services provided were first class. Terria made sure to arrange for our fine dining experiences and she hit the mark on all of her suggestions.
We look forward to returning to the Tuscany next year and for many years in the future.