Editor’s Review of The Sands at Grace Bay
My first introduction to Turks & Caicos' Grace Bay was at the Sands at Grace Bay, and despite the number of larger properties along the beach, it remains a favorite. From the friendly, accommodating staff, to the home-away-from-home environment, the Sands at Grace Bay is a comfortable resort located directly in the beach and minutes from the island's attractions.
The resort houses 114 ocean and garden view suites in six, three-story buildings, all encapsulated by lush tropical landscaping. Suites accommodating up to eight in one- to three-bedroom configurations feature modern, full-sized kitchens, dining areas, living rooms, oversized patios or balconies, and washers and dryers. (Smaller studio suites are best for only two
travelers.) All suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors, for fantastic views.
A central garden courtyard surrounds two free-form pools connected by canals, and a third pool beckons near the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where most children want to spend their days building sand castles. The resort is not like its larger counterparts with kids' clubs, but here families find comfort in spending time together in the pool and on the beach, enjoying a snorkeling excursion through the resort's partner Ocean Vibes, swinging on hammocks with books, and just sitting around the table on the patio, taking in the views while eating fresh fruit and conch. The simplicity of the resort was not lost on me, as I prefer to avoid crowded pools and beaches and have more freedom for my kids to run free without fear of disturbing other guests. The Sands at Grace Bay will certainly remain a home away from home for us. less
Our Editor Loves
- Condo-style accommodations
- Ability to accommodate large families
- Located on Grace Bay Beach
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- DVD Player
- Family Room 5+
- Laundry Service
- Onsite Dining
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A condo-style resort with accommodations ranging from studios to three bedrooms, the Sands provide a home-away-from-home for families in a casual, beachy setting. Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors let in lots of Turks & Caicos light and provide views of the ocean and lush tropical gardens. Each room includes a washer and dryer (except Studio Courtyards), large balconies, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, TV with cable, and free Wi-Fi. One- to three-bedroom suites feature full-sized kitchens with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, silverware and more, while studios include a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and sink. Suites offer separate bedrooms and oversized queen sofa beds provide plenty of sleeping arrangements and are best suited for families.
Views and Capacity
Gardenview suites feature views of the gardens, oceanview suites feature partial ocean views, and oceanfront suites provide unobstructed views of the ocean. One-bedrooms can accommodate four people in a king or queen bed and queen sofa bed; two bedrooms can accommodate up to six with a king master, queen sofa bed, and second bedroom with king, queen or two twin beds; and three bedrooms can accommodate eight with a king master, a king or queen second bedroom, a sleeper sofa, and a third bedroom with queen sleeper, murphy bed or king bed.
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