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The Sands at Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos resort, 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 Beach, one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches on Earth. It just doesn't get any better.
Located only 80 minutes by air from Miami, The Sands at Grace Bay feels like a world away. The perfect beach, spectacular views, spacious and beautifully appointed suites make The Sands at Grace Bay the perfect combination of seclusion and sophistication at a Turks & Caicos resort.
Within a Caribbean Plantation style setting, The Sands at Grace Bay comprises 114 suites in six, three story buildings embraced by lush tropical landscaping. The location of our resort is spectacular - on the shore of the famous Grace Bay Beach Turks and Caicos with more than 12 miles of white powdered sand and dazzling transparent turquoise waters.
There's always something to do in the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos activities are no exception. This British Overseas territory, located just a short distance by plane from Miami, is a natural paradise that appeals to lovestruck newlyweds, serious explorers, and families with children.
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 Beach, 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 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. Wireless internet access is provide in rooms as well as the hospitality area.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.
The Turks and Caicos are home to one of the longest barrier reefs in the world - it's over 125 miles long, and protects the north shore of the island of Providenciales. The barrier reef is and an ideal spot to observe humpback whales, and with underwater visibility exceeding 100 feet in most locations, the coral reefs, sea mounts and sea walls that surround the islands are perfect for encountering schools of tropical fish, sea turtles, eagle rays and even sharks.
The Turks and Caicos is a mecca for watersport. High-quality equipment is easy to rent here, especially when staying at a resort, and it's also possible to arrange for lessons, even if you're a beginner looking to learn the basics, or an accomplished master wanting to take it to the next level.
For some, golf is a way of life. There's no need to leave the links behind when you travel to the Turks and Caicos. Instead, you can look forward to playing on one of the top ten 18-hole golf courses in the Caribbean. The natural limestone outcroppings, carpeted in unique prickly pear cactus and scrub foliage make for a memorable experience. Try some golf-oriented shopping therapy at the clubhouse, and finish up your day with a drink followed by dinner on a terrace overlooking the golf course and the setting Caribbean sun.