It began early after TCI’s tourism reopening during the pandemic, with travelers drawn to the archipelago’s rare combination of sanctuary and seclusion, a spread-out, sand-filled fantasy.
Since the summer of 2020, Turks and Caicos has seen a wave of new visitors since the onset of the pandemic, reaching new levels as one of the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations.
Indeed, the last two years were a reminder of the Caribbean’s party piece: that endless natural beauty and all those unrivaled beaches, the kind without peer anywhere else in the world.
The centerpiece in Turks and Caicos is, of course, Grace Bay Beach, that blindingly-white-sand beach, wide and long, brimmed by sparkling turquoise and a collection of resorts.
And there’s one resort that really exemplifies the relaxed, serene luxury of Turks and Caicos: The Sands.
This legendary Providenciales resort is set on a prime slot on Grace Bay, with a total of 114 suites here, all either right at the edge of the beach or a short stroll away.
Like many resorts on the island, it’s a residential resort, meaning all of the units, which range from junior suites to two-bedroom units, all with great views and residential amenities: in the junior suites, that means mini-fridges, microwaves, coffee makers and kitchenettes; and in the other rooms, full kitchens.
Whether you’re here for a few days or a few weeks, it instantly becomes home, meaning you can stay in as long as you want or venture out every meal to sample Provo’s vibrant culinary scene.
If you stay on property, there’s Hemingway’s, the beloved beach bar and restaurant set right at the edge of the dunes and the beach, with some great rums and marvelous locally-focused food: fish tacos, fresh grouper and, of course, key lime pie.
There’s even the Spa Tropique, the on-site wellness center with two treatment rooms and a range of spa programs from manicures and pedicures to couples’ massages.
But the biggest amenity is the serenity: whether you’re sitting in one of the three pools, lazing under a palapa on the Grace Bay sand or sipping on a rum punch on your terrace, the only thing you’ll ever here is the beach itself: the soothing lap of Turks and Caicos surf, the soundtrack of an uncrowded coastline.
It’s what brought everyone here right when travel opened up again.
And it’s why people have always come here; and why they always will.
For more, visit Turks and Caicos.