palapas on grace bay beach in turks and caicos
Palapas on Grace Bay Beach at The Sands.

How The Sands at Grace Bay Resort Defines the Turks and Caicos Vacation 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - April 13, 2024

You’re right on Grace Bay Beach, one of the best in the world. Your room is spacious and comfortable, with every amenity you need and the ingredients for any vacation you choose.

This is the essence of the Turks and Caicos vacation: living in Turks and Caicos, not just staying in Turks and Caicos. 

Venturing out to CocoVan or Parallel 23, Blue Water or Da Conch Shack. Or staying right at the resort and dining on the beach at one of our favorite restaurants in the Caribbean: the inimitable Hemingway’s, savoring out-of-this-world seafood by torchlight. 

The main pool at The Sands, with Hemingway’s Restaurant in the background.

You have the choice, and that’s what The Sands is all about, in the heart of one of the most beautiful settings in all of Providenciales. 

There are a total of 114 suites in a low-rise, relaxed layout and configurations from junior suites to two-bedroom suites. Even the junior suites have kitchenettes, with mini fridges, dinnerware and washers and dryers. 

The two-bedroom suites are, in a word, huge, with full kitchens and screened-in terraces, perfect for groups or families or just having that extra degree of space.

pool with palm trees on grace bay
It’s perfect for every kind of vacation, from the family trip to the couple’s getaway.

Every time we’ve stayed here in the past, we’ve found new ways to enjoy the resort, whether you’re wading through the lazy river or spending the day under a palapa on Grace Bay’s marble-white sands. You just know the moment you walk through the lobby that you’re entering somewhere different.  

That’s the beauty of this place, where the service is warm and friendly, the housekeeping is outstanding. It’s the feel, the ambience they cultivate.

It’s a place that caters to every kind of Turks and Caicos trip: the couples’ retreat, the family getaway. There’s just a delicious feeling here, of the kind of serenity most resorts can only dream of; the sort of relaxation you don’t always imagine possible. 

terrace with blue water in background and chairs
Screened in terraces in the suites.

But it’s not just about the relaxation: you can sail or kayak or paddle to your heart’s delight, take in a massage treatment at the spa; swim in one of the trio of pools; or get out on the pickleball and tennis courts for a match; or grab a bicycle and wheel around the village. And the excellent Royal Turks and Caicos Golf Club (a course we called the “best kept secret in Caribbean golf”) is just a short car ride away. 

chairs along the sand
It’s one of the best beaches in the world, and you’re right on it.

This is one of the best beach resorts anywhere, and the one that defines the Grace Bay experience. 

It’s the essential Turks and Caicos vacation. 

For more, visit The Sands at Grace Bay.

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