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.
Dear people of Provo:We prayed for your safety and hope you are all recovering quickly. It is hard to know how we can help from so far away.********We spent 7 days at The Sands in Provo for a mother/ daughter getaway just before Hurricane Irma. Like other reviewers, I have been reluctant to post my review because we don't want the secret to get out! We loved Provo and The Sands.Having read lots of reviews of many Provo oceanfront hotels we were prepared for:Bugs? we had very few mosquitos, but the weather had been dry. Perhaps less than clean units? our ENTIRE unit was spotless and fresh smelling with comfortable beds and furniture in excellent repair, crisp, clean sheets and plenty of towels daily. We tipped $10 a day for a large one bedroom unit and the housekeeping staff did a terrific job. (and I'm a fussy medical person!)The occasional apathetic employee? We didn't encounter any! Just about everyone was helpful and seemed to enjoy their work.Our oceanfront unit was worth every penny with breathtaking views and very upscale decor.The ocean was mesmerizing and so warm I could walk straight in. The beach was clean and we could always find an umbrella after lunch. Best time for towels availability is early in the day.There were the usual issues at a resort: Next door 3 party girls who were up til 2am loud and playing music, and other stuff. Loud excited kids up before 7...but the resort itself was quiet. Pools were a little smallish but we enjoyed the few times we took a dip.Hot shower water was inconsistent, sometimes only barely warm, but we never had to take cold showers. Hemingways had the most amazing fish tacos. We ate them most days! Breakfast was good and the fruit plentiful and fresh, but not many choices. Dinners were consistenly tasty, the servers were personable, and we were prepared for island prices, so we split a lot of dishes and kept alcohol to a minimum which controlled food costs. If you booked an inexpensive room or got a "great internet package deal " just be aware there are some rooms which are vey small. And some "ocean views" (very different than "ocean front")only give you a glimpse of the ocean if you are out on the terrace.Town is a 5 minute leisurely bike ride or 10 minute walk away for great coffee, and a chance to cuddle or walk a Potcake puppy at the adoption center. (Plan to arrive about an hour ahead of opening since long lines form and there are limited number of pups)For snorkling, be sure to check the weather ahead of time and choose a day with quiet winds and maybe low tide. Snorkling in a strong current may be too scary for some children or novice snorklers.Next visit, we plan to drive over to the neighboring island as it is small and easy to explore in a short day.
I really enjoyed my husband's birthday trip here. the beach was amazing, I could not get enough of it. the grounds and the rooms were kept clean. When we checked in, they gave us a ground floor and we had requested upper level, but I must say that the staff was very prompt and efficient in helping fix this issue. Thank you guys! I want to shout out the Security guard, we wanted food late at night and he assisted us in finding restaurants that were open! the rooms were kept clean. Our safe was not working and the security came to look at it and in the morning they followed up. I would suggest that Hemingway should consider improving their menu because it was all American food and no island food for breakfast or lunch- we wanted a taste of the island. Overall, my husband and I enjoyed our stay despite the fact that a hurricane happened over 2 weeks ago.
I feel bad writing this after only 2 weeks ago they were hit by a hurricane. But we had trip insurance and could have cancelled but we called and made several inquiries about their status. We were assure minimum damage and everything was fine.We arrived at this beautiful Island and were taken to the reservation desk where they told us we had no reservations. We showed them our booking confirmation and later said it looked like we cancelled she said. We told them we never cancelled in fact we were assured everything was fine only days ago. She then comes back and says for some reason our reservation was never put in system (2 different stories) I said can we please just have our room it’s been a couple hours sitting here. They finally give us a room that was not cleaned or open, in other words room was a complete mess. They move us again but will take a few hours.We later only learned that this place just re-opened the day before we arrived and only partially opened. I just wish we knew ahead of time and would have made other arrangements for our 20 year anniversary.People here in the Grace Bay Area are very friendly and helpful. They even told us that the Sands should not have open till all repairs complete.
My husband and I have stayed here twice and each time we have had wonderful service, clean rooms, great housekeeping, polite service and wonderful food! The beach is clean, sand white, blue clear water and a dream. We will be returning in the near future.
We stayed in July, so I'm late in writing this. While my wife and I appreciate a five star hotel our children (8 and 13) don't really care. This hotel was very nice and we got a great deal for a week's stay. The grounds are meticulously maintained and the maintenance guys will even get some coconuts down for you and chop the top off so that you can enjoy the milk. The room was very clean and spacious and deck was nice. Proximity to shops and restaurants was great. We got up early and took bikes down for breakfast. They even had a kid size cruiser for my 8 year old. The watersports were nice and beach never felt crowded, although you still have the towel hoarders. Eddie, the beach attendant, is the man! We ate at some very nice restaurants in Provo and our favorite was Hemmingway's, which is right on the property!Do get a car and go explore. You are close to Smith's reef and the Bight Reef at Coral Gardens for some really good snorkeling. Don't hesitate if you are considering the Sands and don't want to pay $10K for a nice place. The sands is a great property, especially for families.
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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