The Sands at Grace Bay
- What's Included
- 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.
I have stayed on the island 5 times, and this resort is a nice spot. The suites are a good size, and are nicely appointed. We received a daily cleaning service similar to hotel, and were generally pleased with the beach set up.The restaurant on the property is convenient located for a quick meal (note: that nothing on the island is quick, so my use of quick is "Island Quick"), but I would recommend venturing out of the resort for meals.The center of Provo's shopping district is about a 10.
The hotel was awful from dirty sheets on the bed, dresser drawers that don't close, ants in the coffee cups, old dirty rooms especially for boasting of a 15 million dollar remodel!!! I would highly recommend not staying at this hotel. We complained they promised a room upgrade in two nights to a newer room, two days later oops sorry can't do that, look elsewhere your family will be happy you did
We stayed for a week July 2016 and my main complaint is that we had a sliver of an ocean view. Hemingways is the only restauant on-site is outragously overpriced and the food is just ok. We made a couple of trips to a bar/restaurant name "Somewhere" and it was fabulous. Try to go at sunset...it is stunning. We got extremely lucky and found "Dan the Taxi man" after we got there. His contact info is (649) 244-8845 He would literally tell us he would be to pick up up in " 4 minutes" and he would be exactly on time. It was fabulous. Use him for everything...airport pickup/delivery, dinner, lunch, tours whatever you need!We had a two bedroom, two bath condo with a full kitchen, dinner table, livingroom w/washer and dryer. We had Dan take us to the grocery store and we purchased a few items but mostly we ate out which was extremely expensive (3 adults) The Sands at Grace Bay was gorgeous but you definately have to find things to keep yourself busy...or you can just sit on your enclosed balcony and do nothing but relax! It is a condo, not a resort.We went Parasailing with Miguel 1 (649) 347-1337 or (649) 345 8323 and SNUBA with Jodi Taylor at SNUBU TCI at 1-649-333-7333....just do it. I was the most fun we've had in our life. Not cheap, but worth it!!!
The beach and pool area was absolutely fabulous. There are several pools and a winding "stream", plus an adult-only Jacuzzi area. I love having an adult only spa. The kids tend to dominate the front pool which has a little kids' wading pool, and the smaller pools have areas nestled among the trees that feel private for adult sunbathing and quiet reading. During my stay they were having an issue with heating one of the smaller pools, but the large pool where they kids play was nice and warm. Big soft towels are available for pool, ocean and sunbathing. The ocean is also warm and swimming there is very nice. They have shade huts on the beach as well as lots of lounge chairs, and a nice lady comes around and takes orders and delivers beverages and food. The hotel has Hobie Cat sailboats to loan, along with sea kayaks and snorkeling gear. Our room was one of the smaller studio units, but still had a washer and dryer, which was really nice. Swimsuits could get a quick dry instead of putting on a cold wet suit. The room was well appointed with a fridge and microwave. This is an older property and there are a few minor maintenance issues, but nothing that was bothersome. The gardens are lush and beautiful, and the property is clean and comfortable. We enjoyed Hemingway's, the restaurant and bar, the food was good and drinks were really good. The staff was very friendly and took good care of us. We used Costco for the package, and there were some problems with the prepaid transfer company so we wound up taking a cab to the airport to get there on time, but everything else was fabulous. (The hotel is not responsible for the transfer company, that's a travel company issue. Once we decided to go ahead and take a cab, the hotel literally had someone there in less then 2 minutes).
I stayed in a studio room and it was a lovely stay. The room had a microwave and a mini fridge along with some dishes. The location was perfect right on Grace Bay (if there is a nicer part of Grace Bay I would say it's this stretch of beach). There was several pools and a hot tub which was actually hot! Something I've noticed in the Caribbean is that the hot tubs are just warm never hot but here was hot. There is a restaurant on site and many more walking distance. I have been to Turks and Cacios several times and I would highly recommend renting a car and visiting other parts of the island. My first couple times I was to scared to drive but once I did, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. This is a very nice place to stay and I will be back to visit in December.
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.
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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.
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