Providenciales is one of the most popular isles of the Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean— mostly known for its stunning Grace Bay Beach– twelve uninterrupted miles of talcum-powder-white sand and flanked by calm, light turquoise waters.
Travelers can find as much or as little to do as they want, because this island locale is laid back with long, warm beach days– a perfect place to shuck off a hectic life, hit the sand and just relax.
Enter Sands at Grace Bay…
The Sands at Grace Bay is perfect for an affordable yet luxurious holiday. The resort is set on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos’ world-famous Grace Bay Beach. Its powder white-sand beach met by gin-colored waters was named the #1 Caribbean Resort in 2023 by USA Today’s 10 Best Awards.
The resort’s 1, 2 and 3-bedroom suites make for good options from couples on their honeymoon to families who wish to share accommodations to cut down vacation costs even further. Suites feature modern kitchens and appliances, dining areas and screened in balconies. Some of the 3-bedroom suites are 1,600 square feet and quite roomy for a large family.
There are a ton of adventurous and free hotel amenities which include, complimentary kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snorkel gear, Hobie Cats, bicycles, a weekday Manager’s cocktail party– check the resort’s activity schedule, three swimming pools, a tennis/basketball court, and more.
The resort is also the home of Hemingway’s Beachfront Restaurant and Bar – a local favorite that serves fresh island-inspired meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and some of the best cocktails on the island. Order their famous rum punch.
A couple of other restaurants on Grace Bay to check out:
Danny Buoy’s Irish Pub serves traditional Irish pub fare, as well as a selection of beers and cocktails and Da Conch Shack, which is a laid-back beachfront restaurant with a focus in conch dishes and other local specialties.
The resort never feels full during the high season, and there are plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas to spare. If you are looking to score off-season deals during the Caribbean low-season months between (May through December) check the website for offers.
What to do on Grace Bay:
Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos is a popular destination for beach lovers, offering a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages.
Take a walk along the stunning white-sand beach, soak up the sun and enjoy the crystal-clear turquoise waters. For a more active experience, try snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the vibrant coral reefs and see colorful marine life.
You can also take a kiteboarding or windsurfing lesson, go paddleboarding or kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a good book.
Other popular activities in the area include visiting the Caicos Conch Farm, horseback riding on the beach, or taking a tour of the historic sites on the island.
Did you know?
Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos is a 12-mile long beach with crystal-clear turquoise waters and soft white sands that is considered one of the world’s best beaches.
A little history:
There was hardly any attention paid to the Turks and Caicos islands until the 1700s, when some of the islands were used to produce salt. For the next few hundred years, salt became the backbone of the economy.
Still lying under the radar, the decade that first put Providenciales onto the map was the 60’s. At that time, Providenciales was inhabited by only a few hundred people, with few roads and no cars.
In 1984, a new resort popped up on the then-deserted Grace Bay Beach. It brought visitors from around the globe and put a spotlight on the area. Travelers seeking beautiful beaches and pristine waters, started taking note of Providenciales as a premier holiday location.