The Sands at Grace Bay

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Located only 80 minutes by air from Miami, this fantastic paradise retreat feels like a world away. The perfect beach, spectacular views, spacious and beautifully appointed suites make this hotel the perfect combination of seclusion and sophistication at a Turks & Caicos resort. Within a Caribbean P...

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Located only 80 minutes by air from Miami, this fantastic paradise retreat feels like a world away. The perfect beach, spectacular views, spacious and beautifully appointed suites make this hotel the perfect combination of seclusion and sophistication at a Turks & Caicos resort. Within a Caribbean Plantation style setting, everything at this hotel is tailored to ensure guests have a memorable stay. The accommodations have been designed to meet nearly every expectation of the most discerning travellers with luxurious Caribbean furnishings and incredible ocean or land views. Enjoying a fantastic...

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Another wonderful stay

Reviewed 14 november, 2021

We just spent another wonderful 12 days at the Sands at Grace Bay. This was our fifth visit and we will definitely return again next year. We noted some of the upgrades since our last stay in February 2020 including new room locks/access cards, updates to the kitchen and bathrooms and the new pool deck. The Sands is located on one of the best stretches of Grace Bay beach. The beach is wide and with no other hotels on either side, the beach is quiet and uncrowded. We enjoyed dinner at Hemingway’s twice, there is live music every Tuesday and Friday.

iplayazi

Beautiful beach and grounds, disappointing accommodations, subpar service

Reviewed 4 november, 2021

While the beach and the grounds are undeniably lovely, the accommodations and customer service fell short of our expectations. My husband called the resort a month before our arrival to request a room in building three with a king-sized bed and was told that the building assignment couldn't be guaranteed, but that we'd have a king-sized bed. When we arrived at the unit (3214) we discovered that the room had a queen-sized bed. And when we were getting into bed later that evening, we discovered that it was full of sand, which didn't instill a great deal of confidence in the overall cleanliness of the room. When housekeeping failed to leave clean towels during one of their visits, we called the front desk and were told that someone would bring them by shortly. My husband ultimately had to go to the front desk to retrieve them himself. We had a similar experience when we came back to the room one afternoon to discover that the toilet was clogged - we stopped by the front desk to advise the staff of the issue, were told it would be taken care of "right away" and had to go back to the front desk an hour and a half later because it wasn't. The temperature of the water in the shower never got warmer than tepid. The bathroom door was so warped that it didn't close or open easily, and the sink and toilet have both seen better days. It wasn't possible to open the oven door completely, since it was too close to the cabinets opposite, and the area under the kitchen sink was water damaged. In general, the unit looks very tired and is in desperate need of some updating. While I do understand that the photos on a resort's website are not necessarily representative of the actual accommodations, the disparity between expectations and reality in this case was just far too great. In hindsight, I wish we had heeded other visitors' warnings about the tired, dated rooms and booked elsewhere. We won't be returning.

U7621COdianes

Coming back to the best place on Grace Bay

Reviewed 6 october, 2021

Our room on the second floor of building 2 was freshly painted and very neat. Yes some of the furniture was ""older"" but we don't go to the Sands to stay in the room all day. The Staff was friendly at the front desk, when maintenance was called and all the interactions we had. Better, in my opinion, than previous trips and this was trip number four to the Sands. Housekeeping missed coffer a few times which is a minor deal for others but my wife's nickname is "instant human just add coffee" so that was an issue. The beach team clear what little seaweed there was and the palapas were organized each morning. The only resort on the beach with permanent shade and wider spacing. Servers came from Hemmingway's at lunch and in the afternoon so that was great timing for a drink. I do wish that the TV provider for the Sands would creep into the year 2021 as finding the channels, working the remotes and the entire TV experience was terrible. TV is not the reason for a beach trip but it would be nice not to get so angry as to consider teaching the remote to fly off the balcony.

John T

Best holiday ever

Reviewed 28 september, 2021

I stayed at sands for seven incredible days. From the moment I arived until I left all the staff where eager and willing to help me in anyway the front end staff were beyond helping I felt like family!!! The grounds keeping staff were so kind one morning early they were cutting the hedges and said they will come back didn't want to disturb my morning coffee. Now Hemingway's that staff was great great!!! Definitely eat there it is a must may I suggest eggs Benedict for breakfast fish tacos for lunch supper lobster penne or curry lobster or Gruber. Finish things off with a deep fried ice cream it is a necessity!!! Carolyn and her staff are all incredible even wearing masks you know you are greated with a smile.I am definitely going back to stay at the sands and I recommend that you do also!!

tichitron1970

Fabulous!

Reviewed 15 august, 2021

This place is incredible! We had the best experience at this resort, and I don’t know what else you could possibly need or want. Our room was absolutely stunning! We booked the Ocean Suite One Bedroom deluxe, right on the beach with mindblowing views. The beach, is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen and I’ve traveled the Caribbean extensively. The people, super friendly. The maid service, on point every, single, day. Pools at the resort, clean, impeccable with meandering lazy rivers. This resort is top drawer; great restaurant in hemmingways, great beach service under palapas, on the clearest blue green water in the world! I can’t say enough good things about the people and this resort. What are you waiting for?

Tvteacher50