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“Another Great Stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Sands at Grace Bay
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Grace Bay | PO Box 681, Providenciales   |  
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Ranked #25 of 44 Hotels in Providenciales
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“Another Great Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed this past February and had another great vacation. We actually ended up having the same room assigned to us that we had the previous year and we didnt ask for it. Had a 2 bed/2 bath ocean view, very roomy. Rooms are cleaned well each day, everyone we came in contact with was pleasant. Made use of the kitchen. Again the beach staff works very hard. Love all the water activities amenities. Love being able to get shade at the beach anytime a day, don't have to get up early to claim shade. Great location to many restaurants. Would recommend staying here to anyone. One of my favorite beaches in the world!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Midlothian
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Our family of four stayed at The Sands for a week in July. This was our first time in TCI. We really enjoyed The Sands and TCI. The resort is a very nice and affordable option for this island. We stayed on building 3 on the 3rd floor with an ocean view room, although I have reserved a garden view. The rooms are big and updated. The kitchen had everything you needed to cook a meal although we only had breakfast in the room. We had two big balconies with amazing ocean views. The beach is gorgeous and the color of the water unreal! There are empty lots on both sizes of The Sands so the beach is never crowded and we never had a problem finding an umbrella. The resort is within walking distance of several restaurants and shops and we used the bikes to go to the grocery store the first day before we rented a car. We used the kayaks, Hobie Cats and paddle boards all included with the resort. We also walked to the reef to snorkel; it is about a 20 minute walk away from the Sands after you pass the crowed Beaches resort.
We had most of our lunches and two dinners at Hemingway’s, the restaurant at The Sands. We enjoyed the food served for lunch more. We walked to Mango Reef and Lupo and we took the car to Somewhere and Flamingo for dinner.
We rented a car for two days. We took the ferry to North Caicos and rented a car there to visit Middle Caicos. Beautiful and secluded! We had lunch at Mudjin Bar and Grill which had incredible views and good food. We visited Daniel’s café for a drink and the Middle Caicos Co-op and bought three baskets.
The other day with the car we went to Taylor Bay during the morning and had a lunch at Las Brisas. Taylor Bay is gorgeous and empty!
We had a great stay at The Sands. We loved TCI. The islands seem flat and empty compared with Kauai or St John but Grace Bay and Taylor Bay are gorgeous. Mudjin Harbor is spectacular. TCI is all about the stunning beaches and water. It is really nice and relaxing to be able to stay in a resort and walk to very nice restaurants for lunch or dinner. Walking for miles on Grace Bay early every morning was an amazing way to start the day. The Sands was the perfect place to spend our family vacation.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager003_13, Front Office Manager at Sands at Grace Bay, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear Midlothianmidlothian,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us and your kind words about your entire stay in Turks and Caicos will be shared with our entire team.

We are pleased to know that you found us to be very nice and affordable from the resort amenities, Pool & Beach atmosphere and services to Hemingway’s Restaurant and so much more.

We were delighted to see that you enjoyed The Sands and more importantly that you explored even further to see some of Providenciales hidden beaches as well as other wonderful Islands of TCI. North and Middle Caicos are indeed very much unspoiled, beautiful and secluded. The views at Mudjin Harbor is definitely a sight to behold and just spectacular leaving you with a feeling of being on an remote Island and getting ‘away’ from it all and just a quick and affordable 25 minute ferry ride away.

Again thank you for your review and taking the time to let us know about your stay with us and the “Beautiful by Nature” Turks and Caicos Islands. We look forward to your return and to learn about the other Islands you will explore on your next trip!

With warm tropical regards

Barbara Rigby
Front Office Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

There were four of us, 2 teenagers, and we stayed on a 2 bdr OF. We truly enjoyed the time and felt that we were getting a good value for the near $600/day daily rent. The condo was great, in very good shape and nicely decorated. The restaurant was superb, best conch salad in the island served cervich style...truly amazing. The kids loved the burger. The Tropical spa (basically massage rooms) was also very nice and worth the money. Both my wife and I enjoyed our massages. the people were very friendly and we will go back conditional to the item below.

Areas of improvement: (1) More umbrellas....it is a fight in the morning to get an umbrella. If they don't fix this problem very soon, they will loose many repeat visitors. Next year we will ask: Have you added the number of beach umbrellas? if yes, we will come back, if no...here come Ocean Club West....lots of beach umbrellas there and basically the same facility.

Room Tip: I am not sure OF is worth the extra $$$s.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager003_13, Guest Relations Manager at Sands at Grace Bay, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear Clidinho,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at The Sands at Grace Bay. We appreciate the time you took to let us know of your experiences and that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We will certainly share your remarks with the entire staff.

Indeed, and as you point out, we are known for our clean and well-appointed rooms and amenities, resort facilities, pool and beach, and provide very good value.

We agree Hemingway’s is an excellent restaurant well known for its delicious menu items, service and friendly atmosphere. An excellent choice if you are looking for a beach front restaurant. Spa Tropique offers an array of treatments from their menu, and we are delighted to know you enjoyed your spa experience with them.

With regards to the beach umbrellas, let us reassure you we continuously look for ways to improve. Although we have over 25 beach umbrellas plus 18 beach Palapas we had already ordered additional umbrellas for the coming season that will be ready for your next arrival.

Again thank you for taking the time to write to us. We look forward to seeing your return to The Sands.

Sincerely yours,

Adrian Archer
Duty Manager
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Our family of 4 truly loved our stay this past week. We are on our way home now after 6 nights at the sands! We had a 2 bedroom and it was fabulous . We used the kitchen each day and loved being on the first floor as it was so easy to walk out to the beach. Our kids 17 and 11 loved it as well. Beach staff Delroy and Anthony were so happy and nice each day setting up our chairs. Housekeeping was so friendly as well. Loved that there were people there but never felt crowded like Beaches looked when we walked down there . Would highly recommend Sands and wod stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager003_13, Guest Relations Manager at Sands at Grace Bay, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear wanttogo,

Thank you for your recent feedback regarding your stay at The Sands at Grace Bay. We appreciate the time you took to let us know of your experiences and that your family “loved” the stay and had a great time with us. Also, we were delighted you found Delroy and Ainsley helpful and the Housekeeping staff friendly. We will certainly share your kind words with them and our entire team.

You are right, Grace Bay Beach is truly spectacular with its soft sand and clear waters many guests have told us "It’s like heaven on earth". This is one of the many reasons why Trip Advisor has named Grace Bay Beach #1.

Again, thank you for taking the time to write to us. We all look forward to your return and the opportunity to welcome you back.

Sincerely yours,

Adrian Archer
Duty Manager
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It has been a dream of mine for years to visit Turks and Caicos and after lots of researching and checking various websites we decided to include it with our visit to Orlando/Miami in July this year, we flew over from Orlando for 6 days. I chose the Sands based on cost, star rating and reviews on trip advisor.

We had a standard courtyard room and although i would have loved an enclosed balcony i cant say i was disappointed with the room at all, it had all we needed, it did not have a full kitchen but it did have a microwave and fridge which was all we required as there was only 2 of us, we did have table and chairs outside the room and a great view of the pool and lazy rivers so we sat outside and had a couple of glasses of wine before getting ready to go out for dinner at night and that suited us.

The hotel grounds are well kept and lovely and plenty of swimming pools which are usually quiet, we didnt go to these often though usually just around 4 for a swim to cool off before going up the room, for the most part we where at the beach which is absolutely outstanding, the most gorgeous beach i have ever seen on our travels on this planet of ours and im glad i seen it for myself at least once in this lifetime.

Everything else has more or less been covered in all the other reviews, however i have to say Danny Bhoys was a great restaurant, definitely our favourite. If you're looking for paradise then Grace Bay as far as we're concerned is as close on earth as youre going to get.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Could not have asked for anything better. Great service by everyone at the hotel. Our room was a one bedroom in building 3 (request building 3 or 4). If you are interested in sunrise and sunset ocean views then we can't say enough about 3707. Full kitchen was perfect for prepping simple breakfasts (supermarket is 5 minute bike ride). Washer and dryer were incredibly convenient to have and detergent gets restocked. Hemingway's was so convenient for lunches. The beach was clean, incredibly spacious (take a walk to Beaches if you want a small beach and ridiculous crowds with line ups to use the amenities). On site there is a great lighted tennis court that was rarely in use. Also on site were beach volleyball, multiple kayaks, a Hobie (the beach attendants were great about taking us out and giving lessons) and bikes were available for use throughout the day. The hotel location was super - numerous great restaurants were just a walk or bike away - Lemon Cafe, Mango Reef, Somewhere, Seven, Thai Orchid, Jimmy's Dive Bar, Danny Buoy,s among others. We would return to Sands in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Building 3 or 4 are the best for ocean access. 3707 was a perfect room
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GeneralManager003_13, Front Office Manager at Sands at Grace Bay, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear Katesr,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us and your kind words regarding your stay and of our staff, product and services. We will be certain to share them with our entire team.

We are thrilled that you enjoyed the view from your room and all of the various amenities we offer. You are correct when you say “ The hotel location was super” being in the heart of Grace Bay makes it so very convenient to get to just about anywhere in the area, but also having a great stretch of beach is right up there on the top of the list too.

Again thank you so much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Providenciales.

With warm Tropical Regards

Barbara Rigby
Front Office Manager
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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My family and I just returned from Turks and Caicos on 8/1/13. Our stay at the Sands at Grace Bay was absolutely wonderful. We had a two bedroom/two bathroom suite that was just perfect. We had a full kitchen with everything needed to do your own cooking. We had breakfast and dinner at Hemingway's which is the restaurant located at the Sands. The breakfast ladies were attentive, helpful and very friendly especially Sandy. We would definitely return to the Sands again. We ate dinner at two wonderful restaurants - Bay Bistro and Bella Luna. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We had a great time in Turks and was sorry the vacation had to end. We'll be back though!!!

Room Tip: Corner room on first floor of Building 4 was large and very close to Hemingway's and the beach.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Grace Bay | PO Box 681, Providenciales
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Location: Caribbean > Turks and Caicos > Providenciales
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Providenciales
#15 Spa Hotel in Providenciales
#18 Luxury Hotel in Providenciales
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Providenciales
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Hotel Class:4 star — Sands at Grace Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 118
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