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
Just completed a (too) short 6 days, 5 nights stay at the Tuscany. The water and beach were just beautiful!! The Tuscany resort was just as nice. Located at the east end of Grace Beach, away from the larger resorts (and subsequent crowds). The condo was large with 3 bedroom (although we just used one of them) that was clean, well maintained and well/tastefully decorated. All their 30 units are on the beach with fantastic ocean views! Even better was their screened-in porches/balconies which make being (and eating) outside great and insect-free! While they don't have a restaurant or bar on site, it takes two minutes (or less) to walk next door to get to one. In fact, we liked the fact it was set up this way, thinking it helped keep the Tuscany quieter and cleaner. The food was surprisingly good as well, even the Monday night buffet! The golf course is directly across the street. It took me just under 5 minutes to walk from the lobby to the club house. This was our first visit to TCI and it lived up to it's sterling reputation. Lots of restaurants in the area, from fine dining to burger joints. I'd recommend you try the "Thursday Fish Fry" for some local culture/atmosphere. The front-office service at Tuscany was great. They arranged for our dinner reservations, snorkeling and kayaking outings. Everything went off without a hitch. They also offered to stock the refrigerator prior to arrival. Is there anything to complain about? OK, they wouldn't give me late check-out (because we really didn't want to leave.) And the internet wasn't great. But if you have be unplugged at times, what a great place to do it!
We're already looking at when we can visit again But move fast, our preferred time, almost a year out, already has no availability.
We have stayed on the other side of grace bay previously but decided to try this end and chose the Tuscany. It was fantastic. The view, the staff, the location on the widest and quietest section of grace bay was perfect. In particular, we liked that there were always chairs at the beach and pool. It was very quiet....even when some bigger family groups came in. We were lucky enough to be on the 5th floor and think I could have just stayed on the balcony all day. We tried the restaurant at the ocean club for lunch a few times and coco bistro/cocovan was in walking distance. We had a car so used the fully equipped kitchen a few times as well. My only suggestion would be to include recycling info in the welcome letter. I was never sure on what could be recycled in Provo. Last note, the cleaning staff were fantastic as well.
Our first time staying at The Tuscany and we could not have made a better choice. Small private condo resort right on Grace Bay. The views from your screened in patio are fantastic. The staff was great to work with and the property is well maintained. Big kitchen so you don't have to go out to eat all of the time. There were always plenty of chairs and umbrellas on the beach and it never felt crowded. Really can't say enough good things about our stay.
Small 30 condo resort on Grace Bay. All condos have an wonderful ocean view! Great staff, great service, well maintained. If you are looking for on location night life and a wild time, this is not the resort for you! If you are looking for a vacation in paradise with great views and a wonderful beach this is it.
Everything at Tuscany was great. Room was gorgeous with big screened in patio, big kitchen and beautiful decor. And awesome oceanfront view. Staff was super friendly and helpful with dinner and activity recommendations. Beach always had open chairs and umbrellas. Beach is in a good spot for walking - go one way to see all the other resorts and people and go the other way for more secluded areas. Vibe is very laid back. We were a bit concerned there was no restaurant but the resort next door has one that Tuscany shares that is literally about 30 yards away, and was very good and fun, so that was never a problem. It all made for a perfect vacation.