Less than 600 miles southeast of Miami, the idyllic Turks and Caicos Islands beckon sophisticated travelers. The Sands Providenciales resort sits on the sugar-sand shores of the Island of Providenciales, outlined in azure blue, the simple pleasures of island living mesh seamlessly with the contemporary luxury of The Sands at Grace Bay.
The Sands at Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos offers the discriminating traveler a degree of luxury and quiet privacy rarely encountered. All aspects of the resort suites suggest a warm, relaxing atmosphere where there is an emphasis on superior amenities and friendly personal service.
Each Turks and Caicos suite at The Sands at Grace Bay has been designed to capture the incredible oceanviews and lush tropical scenes of Grace Bay, one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches on Earth. It just doesn't get any better.
You are invited to soak in the scenery with floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors opening out to the sea or gardens. Oversized and beautifully furnished in a traditional Caribbean flavor, each suite comes complete with amenities that provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience, from an in-room washer and dryer (except Studio Courtyards) to large, fully-furnished balconies.
The One-, Two- and Three-Bedroom Suites are equipped with both modern kitchens and comfortable dining areas to provide added convenience for private dining and entertaining. The smaller studio accommodations are perfect for one or two guests, featuring a Queen-size bed, bathroom and separate sitting area and kitchenette with a microwave, refrigerator and sink.
Additional conveniences included in every room are luxury air conditioning, television with cable, clock radio, telephone, ceiling fans, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, washer and dryer (except Studio Courtyards), hair dryer, and amenity basket. Dialup internet access is provide in rooms, and wireless internet access is available in the Hospitality area
Complimentary activities and amenities include non-motorized water sports, tennis, beach-access, fitness facility, and bicycles.
Swimming - The theme of water is reinforced at the resort by 3 free-form pools flowing throughout the central garden courtyard connected by canals. The pools are adorned by a cascading waterfall, a relaxing Jacuzzi and small grottoes. An additional circular swimming pool is beachside. Guests can also enjoy the turquoise waters surrounding the white sand beaches at Grace Bay at this beachfront resort.
Water Sports and Biking - Guests have the opportunity to experience a multitude of water and sport activities courtesy of The Sands at Grace Bay. To fully appreciate what Grace Bay Beach has to offer, The Sands at Grace Bay provides free use of kayaks, windsurfing equipment, snorkel gear and Hobie Cats between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All water equipment can be reserved at the Beach Hut. Bicycles are available from 6:00 a.m. until dusk and can be reserved at the front desk.
Scuba Diving - Providenciales is world-renowned for its scuba diving. The healthy barrier reef surrounding the island, the third largest of its kind in the world, is home to millions of corals, tropical fish and other underwater companions - dolphins, hawksbill turtles, manta rays, nurse sharks, and many more. Scuba diving excursions by Ocean Vibes are available and can be arranged directly at the tour desk.
Tennis - Tennis is played on an all-weather court from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is lit for night play. Racquets are provided when guests reserve their court time at the front desk. Tennis balls are for sale at the resort's convenience store. Private lessons are available to guests who want to improve their game.
Indoor Fitness Gym - Guests who want to stay in shape during holiday can visit the fitness gym daily between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. The gym houses step machines, stationary bikes and treadmills.
Golf - The Sands at Grace Bay is ideally located within a ten-minute drive to the 18-hole, 72-par championship course at Provo Golf Club. The Club has a reputation as one of the best and most challenging golf courses in the Caribbean. A four-tee position system ensures that this course is a challenge for golfers of all calibers. Golf lessons can be arranged by appointment. Twelve-acres of inland lakes and marsh, West Indies-style clubhouse, Fairways Bar and Grill and a Pro Shop make this Club a must-see for avid and curious golfers.
Guests indulge in an array of classic spa specialties such as massages, facials and body wraps. Experienced in various massage techniques including Swedish, Therapeutic, Reflexology and Hot Stone, patrons can choose from existing spa packages and add enhancements to tailor treatments. Couples massage and private treatments in-room are also available. The spa treatments rooms are open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week and treatments are by appointment only.
A boutique-size conference room is available on-premise for small meetings. Audio and visual equipment is available for rental.
Airport transfers are available for a fee via taxi. Shuttle service and other forms of transportation are available for a fee to reach the nearby marinas, golf course and other points of interest. Grocery shopping is made easy with shuttle trips to IGA Grocery Store leave the resort at 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at the concierge desk for restaurant dining.
Car rental and Tour Desk
Roll-away cribs and high chairs
Laundry / valet
Complimentary WiFi in rooms, restaurant and lobby
Computers available in Hospitality Suite
Welcome Drink Upon Arrival
Beach & Pool Lounge Chairs & Towels
Weekly Rum Punch Party
Complimentary Bicycle Use
Complimentary Non-Motorized Watersports (Hobie Cats, Windsurfers, Sea Kayaks & Snorkel Gear)
Palapa Beach Shades
Complimentary WiFi in rooms, restaurant and lobby
Perched on the scenic shore of Grace Bay Beach, Hemingway's beachfront restaurant offers a casual atmosphere and elegant open air dining, complemented by a menu full of choices that are anything but ordinary.
Resort guests and morning beach-walkers are drawn to the beautiful view on the deck and enjoy breakfasts including cinnamon raison French toast or huevos rancheros with fresh black bean salsa on a lightly seasoned tortilla. There's also everything in between from fresh fruit to traditional eggs benedict.
Hemingway's is equally irresistible for lunch, serving an array of gourmet sandwiches, entrée salads and specialties such as soft fish tacos, mango shrimp salad and Caribbean jerk chicken & chips. Sweet tooths will be tempted with choices ranging from key lime pie with a graham cracker crust to fried ice-cream with cinnamon powdered sugar and chocolate sauce.
A dinner favorite is the fresh grouper - lightly spiced and pan seared, served with a tequila sauced veggie salsa with charred onions, black beans, corn, carrots and red and green peppers. For another seafood choice, try the exquisite lightly sauteed shrimp with delicious pesto cream over penne pasta. For the gourmet palate, try the filet mignon grilled with a fragrant red wine mushroom sauce. Also ask your server about the Catch of the Day.
Delicious appetizers include Conch (pronounced "conk") fritters, Conch chowder, and Cuban black bean soup.
Hours of Operation: 8am - 10pm Daily