Davy Jones Pumpkin

“Is Halloween celebrated in the Caribbean?” is one of the questions our concierge gets asked a lot at this time of year. The answer? “It’s complicated.” Halloween itself is generally not observed in Caribbean culture, which can be quite religious. More than 90 per cent of people in the Turks and Caicos identify as Christian,

The rush is on and our teams are working hard to finalize all the refresh projects and last-minute details in anticipation of your arrival. The resort is looking spectacular, and we are so excited to welcome you to our shores and to our award-winning resort. Although the last few weeks were a bit challenging, there

The Sands at Grace Bay is pleased to announce that it will be welcoming guests post Hurricanes Irma and Maria with its re-opening set for this Saturday, September 30th, 2017. Likewise, Hemingway’s Bar & Restaurant at The Sands will be re-opening on the same date. Located on Providenciales, the resort’s entire staff has been busy

We Are Ready! On Location from the Beautiful by Nature Turks and Caicos Islands! We are very pleased to share that through this unprecedented hurricane season, The Hartling Group Resorts; The Sands at Grace Bay, The Palms Turks and Caicos and The Shore Club Long Bay Beach sustained no major structural damages and the properties

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On September 7, Hurricane Irma passed by the island of Providenciales. It was a very intense storm that brought with it intense winds and rainfall, as well as a storm surge. Luckily, the Sands resort and beautiful Grace Bay Beach emerged relatively unscathed, and we’re on track to opening for the season as scheduled. While

Soon the lazy days of summer will be behind us. A distant memory of sunny days, picnics at the park, camping by the lake and the memorable sounds of the local ice cream truck circling the neighbourhood. For those of us living in colder climates prone to brisk, wintery conditions, the end of summer is

As GM of The Sands at Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos resident, and part of Team Hartling, I was thrilled to participate in the Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre Summer Camp Program that took place at The Palms Resort called “Hartling Girls Empowered” day. It was a special experience to mentor teenage girls from the

Come celebrate cocktails and the craft of mixology in the Turks and Caicos Islands with some great events during the first annual Turks and Caicos Cocktail Week from July 27 to July 30. The event is a partnership between Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) and TCI Wine Cellar. Bartenders from different establishments

Local Cuisine of Turks and Caicos

Renowned as a top Caribbean vacation destination, Turks and Caicos’ ivory white, powder-soft sand and crystal clear turquoise waters draw visitors from around the globe. The Islands also attract world class resorts and their entourage of critically acclaimed chefs who love working with fresh “catch of the day” seafood. While the beautiful beaches of this

Sands at Grace Bay Family Vacation Critic Favorite

Great News…The Sands at Grace Bay has once again been named a 2017 Family Vacation Critic Favorite! According to Family Vacation Critic, “Favorites” represent those that really go above and beyond. To achieve this status, our hotel has received a rating of 4+ from Family Vacation Critic’s editorial staff and at least 75% of family

— We’re Working to Keeping Guests Cool and Comfy In the Sun and Unveiling Amazing Savings of Up to 28% at Award-Winning Turks & Caicos Resort! — The Sands at Grace Bay is celebrating summer with the debut of its new “The Coolest Beach Care” offerings aimed at keeping guests cool, comfortable, and sunburn free

“How to plan summer vacation travel for children?” is the question parents dread the most at the start of the summer month. Planning, budgeting and providing your kids with some control over activities is the solution. To help you plan your summer vacation we have assembled the following tips. 1. Stop Buying the Cheapest Tickets

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Located 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, just below the Bahamas chain and to the east of Cuba and the island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), the Turks and Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays. Our island beaches are among the most popular and highest-ranking vacation spots in the world, all just

south caicos regatta

The Big South Regatta is a highlight of the year in this corner of the Turks and Caicos. There are classic yachts on display, music, dancing and plenty of opportunities to experience a quiet corner of the Caribbean. The “Big South” Of the eight inhabited islands of the Turks and Caicos, South Caicos – or

sands tripadvisor reviews

Wonder what our guests are saying? Here are some TripAdvisor reviews of the Sands at Grace Bay resort. “Great location” “We stayed in a one bedroom ocean view suite. Beautifully updated room with plenty of space. Lovely screened porch with comfy loungers for listening to the surf. The beach is amazing. Crystal clear water, soft

Taste of Tapas Culinary Event

Looking for a tantalizing treat for your taste-buds while you are in Turks and Caicos this month? Get ready for a delectable Turks and Caicos Island culinary event where you can dine on an array of delicious bites from many of the island’s leading chefs and restaurants at TASTE OF TAPAS. This exciting culinary event

We love all of our guests, fans, and friends – and enjoy so much when you share your fun photos from your time at The Sands! To show just how much, we are thrilled to invite you to participate in our #SandsKissBliss Challenge for the chance to extend your next stay by one night on

Turks Head Brewery has opened its doors to the public for a unique and fun beer tasting experience! Visitors get a birds-eye-view of the brewery’s facilities via the catwalk that spans the entire facility where it produces 4 varieties of beer and lager: Turk’s Head Lager, Turk’s Head Amber, Island Hopping Ale (IPA) and Turk’s

celebrity mansion turks caicos

Many celebrities, movie stars and other famous people vacation in Turks and Caicos. The sublimely beautiful combination of powdery white sand and turquoise sea is irresistible to anyone searching for a holiday in paradise, and that includes celebrities. On top of that, Turks and Caicos is still off the beaten track. It’s easy for celebrities to

Tips for Planning the Ultimate Family Vacation in the Caribbean Without Going Crazy Here are a few tips for how to plan a family vacation in the Caribbean. Tip: Find Someplace Close to the Beach When planning a Caribbean vacation, there is always a potential trade-off: save on your budget by selecting a hotel or

We are thrilled to share that The Sands at Grace Bay situated in Turks and Caicos on one of the world’s highest rated, white-powder beaches today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over

One of the questions we frequently get from our gets here at the Sands Resort: “Is it safe to touch coral?” Our typical answer: “Although it’s generally not safe for you to touch coral here in the waters of Turks and Caicos, it’s definitely not safe for the coral. With that in mind, we’d like

Just in time for Valentine’s Month, The Sands at Grace Bay presents its 2017 romance packages along with fun February events to enjoy! February Events on Turks & Caicos On February 6th from 8-10pm, the Chocolate Lover’s Showcase beckons with the sweetest of cocoa treats — all to benefit the Turks and Caicos Salvation Army.