The Sands at Grace Bay
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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.
We spent our honeymoon at the Sands and the entire experience was unbelievable! We stayed on the 3rd floor in building 4 (4303) in a one bedroom suite with a screened in porch. My favorite part of the room was the large screened in porch which faced into the garden and pool area and had a view of the amazing Caribbean waters. We were close to the restaurant (Hemingways) and the larger pool, but far enough away to lessen excessive noise. The room was cooled nicely and offered two ceiling fans, one above the King size bed and one above the sitting area in the living room. There is a kitchen with all the amenities ie. fridge, microwave, coffee maker, blender, oven and your very own small washer dryer unit. Sands is located within Grace Bay which is beautiful within itself and in walking distance to more secluded areas or to the busier ones like the inclusive resort Beaches. I personally would never stay at Beaches as each time we walked the shore by that resort people were everywhere! We preferred the calm, relaxing atmosphere offered by the location of Sands and were able to find loungers and umbrellas to relax on nearly any time of day. Hemingways was a good restaurant, but nothing special. If you want to sit on the upper outside deck be sure to have a reservation as those book up fast. I would suggest you try a few other restaurants including Somewhere, Magnolia and Mango Reef. You will most likely spend about 80-100 bucks anywhere you go for a dinner for 2 without alcohol!We did not rent a car, but rented scooters and basically spent an entire day scootering around Providenciales. I would suggest you do this and rent from Rosa at Paradise Scooters. It is within walking distance from the resort as well as the local IGA grocery, Caribbean Outpost for t-shirts and killer dipped donuts at Turkberry. In fact, the SaltMills shopping area is a great place to window shop and pick up trinkets and such.As for excursions, I would suggest doing a snorkeling 1/2 day with one of the touring companies. You can do a lot of snorkeling on your own right in front of the resort, at Smith's bay and Coral Gardens. Coral Gardens gets busy so if you do it early you will be less crowded and see some cool sea life. We also did a sunset cruise and a paddle board excursion through the mangroves. We booked all of our excursions through Tripadvisor and I would do it again as you can read reviews and such before going. We saw the following sea life on our trip: barracuda, stingray, turtles, lots of tropical fish, Jojo the dolphin, his mate and baby dolphin...was amazing.
To celebrate our 15 year anniversary, we decided to visit TCI for the first time and stay at The Sands at Grace Bay. This tranquil resort welcomes you to its lush landscapes and uncrowded, breathtaking beaches. The rooms were spacious and pristine, filled with beautiful, fresh flowers handpicked from the resort. The staff was beyond amazing and made sure that your every need was met. The onsite restaurant, Hemingway's, had delicious food and was also easily accessible from the beach. Having complimentary paddle boards, kayaks and snorkel gear at your disposal was a nice perk as well. The Sands at Grace Bay is truly paradise by definition! We will definitely be visiting again sometime in the near future.
We traveled here the week of July 10th.. me, my husband and 2 teenagers aged 19 and 15. We chose the Sands based on reviews - type of accommodation (we needed 2 bedroom and wanted kitchen facilities) and in Grace Bay area. The Sands was awesome. We had a 2 BR oceanview suite, one of the bedrooms had 2 twin beds and the other a king. The room was clean and huge, and recently updated. Granite countertops, new furnishings, super comfy beds. And a huge screened porch with table and chairs as well as 2 cushiony loungers. It was in a perfect location - walkable to stores and restaurants along Grace Bay Road. We never felt unsafe, but we also were not walking around late at night. Everything closes early anyway - we were home before 9 every night. The beach was the most perfect and beautiful beach I've ever seen (and I've traveled to a lot of islands!). The guys who work the pool and beach were so friendly and accommodating... my daughter was given a conch shell on our conch cruise and one of the guys offered to take it and clean it up for her. He did a great job! We ate at Hemingways for lunch a couple of times - food was very good. Try a mojito! The only slight negative was that the desk staff wasn't too friendly (they were cordial but definitely not as welcoming as I've experienced elsewhere) and housekeeping was spotty. The room was cleaned sufficiently each day but some days we got 2 towels in each bath, other days we got 3 or 4. some days there were no hand towels or no bath mats. And there was nothing but paper towels in the kitchen (no 'dish towel') but they never replace the roll when it ran out. We were always on the beach when they came through so it's my fault for not asking for what we needed which is why it's just a minor thing as far as the review goes. All in all, we would stay here again in a heartbeat!
I have been staying at The Sands for several years now, and it never disappoints! I am addicted to Grace Bay Beach and although I've stayed in other resorts, we continually return to where we are guaranteed a beautiful and clean unit, outstanding service and a genuine caring attitude from the staff. Upon arrival we were assigned a ground floor unit which we had requested for our elderly mom, but it was in building one - closest to the reception area and furthest from the restaurant, pool and beach. The following morning the concierge, Pricila Cordero, offered us another ground unit which was just steps from everything. It was perfect! We very much appreciated this as it made walking much easier for my mom. I want to specifically thank Pricilla for her help and kindness, Gladyra for her help at all times, Howard who always made our nightly restaurant reservations, Yulissa who we know from our previous stays who always has a warm reception for everyone, and for Sandra who works so hard on the beach making sure all the guests have their drinks and meals served promptly and with her wonderful sense of humor and positivity. These are just some of the reasons we will continue to vacation in TCI and stay at our home away from home! THANK YOU, The Sands, for another perfect week in paradise!
Wonderful place!!! Hope to return sometime soon! Perfect location on the island. Could easily walk to restaurants on the island and grocery store was close by too. Restaurant on the property was really good and very convenient. Expensive but so is everyplace on the island.
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- 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
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Grace Bay PO Box 681, TKCA 1ZZ Providenciales
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