The Sands at Grace Bay
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- All Inclusive Features
OverviewSet on spectacular Grace Bay beach, this beautifully appointed all-suites hotel is perfect for families and couples looking for a beachfront home away from home. Enjoy absolutely breathtaking views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the oceanview studios. The comfortable condo-style accommodation also features handy kitchenettes, and larger studios have a washer/dryer. There's an oceanfront cabana restaurant and bar on-site, along with a watersports centre.
Location: Directly on Grace Bay Beach, 10 min drive from the airport, Provo Golf Club nearby.
The location can't be beat and the property very pretty and low key. Though the hotel was fully booked, it never felt crowded. The accommodations (we had a one bedroom oceanview suite on the ground floor in building 3), were perfect and had a great view! It had a large bedroom, living room, full kitchen and huge screened patio which was the perfect place for our family because we could all gather in one apartment for breakfast, drinks, or just to socialize. -- Plenty of room. (We had 12 people in our group and all of us fit in one apt. for a family breakfast one morning.) The staff is friendly, and try hard to please. (Particularly front desk staff and water sports guys). It's expensive to eat at Hemingways on the premises or at some of the other nicer restaurants, but there are a ton of places off the premises that you can go for less expensive meals and most an easy walk. (Highly recommend Mr. Grouper's for Dinner very casual and great fun -- but that will be a cab ride away. Walkable places include: Bay Bistro for lunch (on the beach next door.) and Savy Cafe for breakfast or lunch (close walk, toward town) Also, to save money, we purchased a carton of eggs, cheese, milk, English muffin, cereal, yogurt and some snacks so we can make breakfast in our room/and snack. (We got butter and jams from the restaurant for free -- just ask). The Grace Bay Gourmet is a supermarket/upscale deli and only a 10 minute walk from hotel. (Walk, or ride one of the free bikes. A cab will cost your $5 per person, regardless of how short ride it might be.) -- If you want to splurge one night for a great dinner and atmosphere, walk over to Grace's Cottage for dinner. You won't be disappointed!
We recently stayed at the Sands for 5 nights. Overall, it was a positive experience. In terms of appearance, the room was pretty spacious and somewhat updated. The balconies are screened and have very nice chairs to lay on. The resort's gardening is also pretty great, which makes the balcony an even better experience. Housekeeping did an excellent job everyday and they were pretty friendly... Unfortunately though, it seemed like thinks kept going wrong with our room. From the start, the toilet handle was broken. After you flushed, the toilet would continue to make a whirring noise, which we later learned would only stop if we flicked the handle back up. One of the main shelf doors was broken and wouldn't shut. The safe was faulty, displaying "CLOSE" (even though it was already closed), not allowing us to program it. This was annoying because we didn't have a safe place to keep our passports, documents, cards, etc. The day before our departure, the door wouldn't open from the inside or out... It took maintenance a decent time to initially come... then even more time to get it fixed. This wasn't too big of a deal, as we were able to enter and exit via the sliding door. The resort's restaurant (Hemingway's) was generally a great experience. Aside from the overpriced drinks, the only negative experience we had was one particular waiter. He was overwhelmingly bland and rude and later on he was kissing and hugging several very young, intoxicated girls sitting at the bar (He must've been at least 40 and the girls were all later accompanied by their families so I'm assuming they were 16-18)... The hot tub has several signs that establish the fact that it's for adults only. I'm not uptight, so I didn't mind the children using the pool, until one woman sat there with her infant for hours, getting pieces of pringles and apple in the hot tub. Would I come again or recommend it to a friend? No. Did we have fun in Turks and Caicos? Definitely!
Loved everything about this property. It was clean, laid out well and our room was spacious and comfortable (thank goodness because I spend 2 days in bed sick). From what I understand it had been renovated and if you look closely you could see some of the furniture had been repainted but was crisp and up to date looking. We were there just before the start of the Thanksgiving holiday week so it was quiet and starting on Friday more families arrived. The beach is very nice, I'd return. Good value for the price and having the kitchenette helped with the cost of not eating out every meal. The staff was friendly.
We stayed at this property for 10 days. Great location and perfect beach. we had a two bedroom and two bathroom suite and there was plenty of room. we had ocean view but wouldn't pay extra for it. paid for ocean view and had a view of a parking lot. pool staff was helpful. this was our 4th trip to turks and caicos. we also stayed at the alexandra and i would probably pick that hotel over this one.
This was our fifth time at the Sands with 2 young kids. Arrived late due to flight delay and front desk kept telling me we had to switch rooms during our stay due to some messed up reservation. I was upset and can't fathom switching with 2 young kids and all the stuff. Bell boy Terry who knows us from previous trips put in a good word and all was sorted out. Room was 6301 - oceanview and was lovely, clean. Housekeeping was great this time around and ate at Hemmingways multiple times - each time excellent. Beach service was great. This was the week before Xmas and although there were enough families, it did seem to be less crowded at times. Check out was Xmas eve and it was bustling but they did a great job. This is the first time after checking out we stayed at another facility as Sands didn't have availability and it made me appreciate Sands so much. Great for families with young kids -crib and high chair in great condition.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Daytime tennis
- Manager's cocktail party
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Hobie cats
- 116 rooms
- A la carte restaurant
- 1 bar
- 3 pools
- Fitness Centre
- 1 lit tennis court
- Outdoor whirlpool(s)
- Casino nearby
- Dive shop
- 1 queen-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Cable television
- Clock radio
- Coffee maker
- In-room safe
- Internet access
- Iron and ironing board
- Kitchenette facilities including microwave, sink, toaster, dishes, cutlery
- Washer and Dryer
- Maximum occupancy of 2
- 1 queen-size bed or 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sofabed
- Kitchen facilities including refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer, sink, toaster, dishes, cutlery
- Maximum occupancy of 4
Wedding Packages - Are available. Please inquire for details.
Resort Location Map
The Sands at Grace BayProvidenciales,Turks And Caicos Islands
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Grace Bay PO Box 681, TKCA 1ZZ Providenciales
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
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