by Lissa Poirot
Grace Bay Club was Grace Bay Beach’s first all-suite hotel in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, founded in 1993. Spread out along 11 acres of groomed beachfront, the luxury resort has received accolades from Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, including Reader’s Choice “Best in the World.” While luxurious, the resort also remains family friendly, offering a variety of suites to accommodate families of all sizes, and children’s programs for kids’ to enjoy with or without mom and dad.
Our Editor Loves
- All-suite resort on Grace Bay Beach
- Kids Town kids' program for 5 to 12
- Full kitchens and room for large families
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Onsite Dining
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Grace Bay Club features 82 suites 600 square feet or larger, all featuring oceanfront views. The resort features four accommodation categories, each with distinctive touches. While The Hotel is the adults-only category, families can enjoy The Villas, The Penthouses or The Estate.
The Villas feature 38 suites ranging from 2,300 to 2,800 square feet. Situated along 50 feet of shoreline, the suites feature fully equipped kitchens.
The Penthouses, as expected, are luxury suites, 3,600 square feet in size. Situated along 100 feet of shoreline, the penthouses also feature 1,000-square-foot, oceanfront terraces. With two master bedrooms, a media room and private outdoor hot tub, the suites provide room for multigenerational travel or larger families to share, including fully equipped kitchens.
The Estate is the resort's hotel-within-a-hotel concept with 22 custom-designed suites. Guests of the Estate have access to all facilities on the property, but also have a private pool and restaurant not accessible to other guests. Accommodations range from 800-square-foot junior residences to the 7,000-square-foot penthouse and also feature outdoor showers.
All rooms feature ceiling fans, central air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, DVD/CD player, iPod docking stations, refrigerators with ice makers, and kitchens or kitchenettes.
by Timothy J
Rooms were great. Got an upgrade to a larger suite because it was the off season. Infinity restaurant food was OK. All the staff were excellent. Personal concierge on call to help with any activities. Complimentary cell phone to use while you are there.
Fantastic end-of-summer vacation at Grace Bay Club—our 2nd time here. We enjoyed two dinners at Infiniti, two room-service dinners on our beautiful balcony, and a phenomenal last dinner on the island at Coco Bistro (thank you, Adam, for making that happen on short notice!). Look forward to trying out the Grill on a future trip when it’s reopened for dinner service. Yves ensured we were set up on the beach every morning with a bucket of ice and water bottles and always seemed to know exactly when we were ready for drink and lunch menus (favorites were the delicious lamb tacos and seafood frito misto). Shaquon helped us take out a kayak one morning and Kadejah reserved our fantastic morning snorkel trip with Island Vibes (we snorkeled with dolphins!). The lovely breakfast buffet was served in the Grill area, and the orange-squeezing machine was a novelty for us. Watson always greeted us by name and even had half-and-half out for us after we requested it on the first day. We loved the newspaper and resort schedule that was distributed each morning at breakfast.
The family pool at the Villas was closed due to renovations, but the Estate pool was available to us instead and the kids loved all the rafts and playing in that top shallow level. By 5:30 or 6, we were often the only ones still in the pool and had it all to ourselves.
Maybe it’s because it’s the off-season, but the resort never felt crowded. There was never any trouble getting chairs at the beach and the shady umbrellas are plentiful.
Our eight-year-old enjoyed spending an hour here and there in the game room and loved sailing with the kids club one morning. The rollaway bed in the 1-bedroom villa worked out great for us.
This is a special place, and we can't wait to return!
Beach and Pool
The resort is situated along 11 acres of Grace Bay Beach. Only one of the three pools is available to all younger guests, who can access The Estate pool if they are a guest of The Estate. All non-motorized water sports, including Hobie Cats and paddleboards, are offered for complimentary use. The beach beds are available free on a first-come, first-served basis, and guests won't have to struggle to find beach chairs or umbrellas, as they are more than ample at both the pools and the beach.
Kids Town is the resort's supervised program for children 5 to 12, which runs daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A colorful "tree house" provides a cool place for indoor games and borders a sandy playground with rock climbing wall, but the majority of programs are held outdoors on the beach and the resort grounds, to connect children to the environment and give them the water fun they crave. Field trips to the Conch Farm are made weekly and kayaking and paddleboarding are part of the program, too.
Teen X-Treme Program
Teens age 9 to 12 are offered a number of excursions (for a fee) and social events. Onsite watersports, mocktail and bonfire parties, and a sunset reggae cruise will keep teens (and parents) happy.
Bicycles are provided by request and are free for daytime use.
With rooms equipped with DVD players, families can check out videos at the library, which also features books and board games, all provided for free.
A casual beachside bistro, the Grill Rouge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with breakfast included in room rates. A kids' menu provides popular selections for little ones, while those with a larger palette will enjoy sandwiches, salads, and grilled seafood. For guests who fish during the day, the restaurant will clean and cook a catch for the family.
The exclusive restaurant of The Estate, serves gourmet fare in a casual setting, including poolside and at poolside cabanas. Krave serves lunch and dinner and is open to all Grace Bay Club, including children. A children's menu is also offered.
Infiniti Restaurant and Raw Bar
The premier oceanfront restaurant is open for dinner form 6 to 9 p.m. Children are welcome and a kids' menu is available.
Many accommodations at Grace Bay Club are suites that feature full kitchens or kitchenettes so families can stock up at the local grocer and prepare meals in-room. Room service is also available during restaurant hours.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
As a family-friendly resort, hotel staff will be happy to provide childproofing prior to your arrival, per your request. Babysitting service can be arranged through the resort's Kid Town program.
Babysitting service can be arranged through the resort's Kid Town program. And the resort will also recommend a nanny service if requested.
The Art of Smart Timing
The resort's peak season is the Christmas holiday season. Ten-day minimum stays are required during this season. Spring Break is the second busiest period, when the resort is often sold out. Low season for the resort is during the summer and fall months. Although hurricane season, Turks & Caicos often remains free of weather woes during these months. Average daily temperatures remain low 80s throughout the year.
The resort is located on Providenciales and its international airport, which is serviced by Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia and Montreal and Toronto. Passports are required for entry to the island, which is a colony of the United Kingdom. The official currency is the U.S. dollar, and the official language is English.
It's easy to walk around the resort but a stroller may be a good idea for younger children.
For Mom and Dad
Parents can enjoy the adult-only Anani Spa, which features six treatment rooms, including a couples' room, as well as a nail salon and a relaxation room.
For golfers, the resort provides free transportation to nearby Provo Golf Course, an 18-hole, par-72 course just three minutes away from the resort.