Increased Tax Announcement

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One Percent Accommodations Tax Increase Takes Effect for Turks and Caicos Islands Hotels and Resorts On July 1st, 2013

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (March 2013) – Effective on July 1st, 2013, all Turks & Caicos hotels including The Sands at Grace Bay will implement a one percent accommodations tax increase (raising the tax from 11 to 12 percent) for all new hotel bookings made for stays beginning July 1st, 2013. Due to this government mandated increase, the 12 percent accommodations tax will be reflected in the total room rate quote for all new reservations made at The Sands at Grace Bay for stays beginning July 1st and moving forward. The Sands at Grace Bay offers travelers affordable low-season rates, starting as low as $195 per night (excluding taxes) for stays between April 1st through December 21st, 2013. The resort also offers its popular 4th Night FREE promotion during this low-season travel period, valid for all room categories for bookings of three consecutive nights or more at this top Turks & Caicos resort. To offer travelers even more savings this spring, summer and fall, The Sands at Grace Bay provides guests with the following freebies during their stay: complimentary use of watersports equipment – including kayaks, windsurfing equipment, stand-up paddle boards, snorkel gear and Hobie Cats; free bicycle use for island exploration; a Tuesday Manager’s cocktail party; three free-form swimming pools, tennis courts, and much more.
For more information on the resort’s 2013 rates and to book a stay at one of the Caribbean’s top hotels, travelers can visit at www.thesandstc.com – or call toll-free from the U.S. (877) 777-2637; from Canada (800) 567-5327; or contact a travel agent for reservations.

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About The Sands at Grace Bay The Sands at Grace Bay is situated on the world-renowned 12-mile crescent of powdery white sand known as Grace Bay Beach. Named one of the, “Top 30 Hotels in the Caribbean & The Atlantic” by the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, this gracious, family- friendly 114-room resort offers accommodations in studios and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom suites ranging from 1,000 to 1,600 square feet, all of which combine comfort-focused amenities and spectacular natural surroundings. Each suite also comes with a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room areas, a screened-in private balcony, washer/dryer and much more. The Sands at Grace Bay is the home of Hemingway’s Restaurant and Bar – a legendary beach-side venue and local favorite – where guests can enjoy gourmet selections and island specialties seven days a week. Spa treatments by Spa Tropique are also available by appointment.

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