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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

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

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

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

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.

From the weekly fish fry and active family events to a chocolate lovers showcase and angling fun — there is so much for all to enjoy in Turks and Caicos every day. Check out some of the island’s upcoming events for 2017: Every Thursday Evening “Island Fish Fry” Every Thursday evening, the cultural explosion continues

Caribbean Journal recently released a new video of The Sands at Grace Bay featuring beautiful aerial shots of our Trip Advisor awarded #1 beach in the world — Grace Bay Beach in Turks & Caicos and Caribbean Journal video footage of the entire property that highlights some of the greatest things guests enjoy on their

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that a $4.5 million upgrade and refresh is well underway at the award-winning The Sands at Grace Bay resort and Hemingway’s restaurant! Guests are sure to enjoy the transformation that will take place throughout the resort’s 114 studio and suite guest rooms. Led by interior designer Rose

For guests of The Sands at Grace Bay or Providenciales visitors looking to explore the nearby Turks & Caicos Islands for a fun day trip, Caribbean Cruisin’ conveniently offers a twice-weekly 75-minute ferry service from Providenciales to South Caicos Island which departs on Friday and Sunday. Things to do in South Caicos: South Caicos offers

For guests of The Sands at Grace Bay looking to explore the nearby Turks & Caicos Islands for a fun day trip, Caribbean Cruisin’ conveniently offers daily ferry service from Providenciales to North Caicos and South Caicos Islands. The 25-minute ferry ride from Providenciales to North Caicos is offered several times throughout the day, every Monday

GoCaribbean.About.com recently featured a “Cool Caribbean Beach Gear For Your Spring Getaway” article highlighting some great beach gear product recommendations that we loved! Here are 3 products featured in the article that our guests may enjoy bringing to use during their stay at The Sands at Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos: Polk AudioSwimmer Duo – this

Thanks to all our guests who participated in our March #SandsSelfie photos – the photos you submitted on our Facebook & Instagram pages were simply outstanding and we loved seeing all your smiling faces! The results of our March #SandsSelfie Turks & Caicos photo contest are finally in –  and we’re excited to announce the

Located on Providenciales’ Grace Bay Beach – recently named the World’s #1 Beach by TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards – The Sands at Grace Bay is tempting spring and summer travelers with its 4th Night Free offer and reduced low-season rates starting from only $195 per night. Named one of the, “Best Hotels in Turks

For guests of The Sands at Grace Bay and visitors of Providenciales looking to explore the nearby Turks & Caicos Islands for a fun day trip, Caribbean Cruisin’ conveniently offers daily ferry service from Providenciales to North Caicos and South Caicos Islands. The 25-minute ferry ride from Providenciales to North Caicos is offered several times

The Sands at Grace Bay is kicking off another #SandsSelfie social media contest for the month of March – where both current and past guests who post a resort “selfie” photo onto the resort’s Facebook or Instagram pages, will be entered to win a future 3-night stay in a luxurious one-bedroom Oceanview suite. The contest

Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos has just been named the World’s #1 Beach by TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards! Of course, this comes as no surprise to those who have stayed with us at The Sands at Grace Bay and had the opportunity to enjoy our resort’s pristine stretch of Grace Bay Beach during their

The Sands at Grace Bay has unveiled its 2016 Turks and Caicos wedding and romance packages for couples seeking an affordable yet luxurious beach wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway in one of the Caribbean’s most sought after vacation destinations of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos – named the #1 Island In The World by TripAdvisor’s 2015

Every year from January through the beginning of April thousands of North Atlantic humpback whales migrate through the Turks Head passage that separates South Caicos and Grand Turk, towards the Dominican Republic for birthing. During this time of year, the whales can be seen and heard all over the Turks & Caicos Islands and can

The menu at Hemingway’s restaurant menu has been updated Happy New Year! We are looking forward to warmly welcoming both new and return guests this year and we’re excited for you to have the chance to experience our incredible and world renowned Grace Bay Beach location in 2016! Not only is our resort idyllically situated

USA Today Spotlights The Sands at Grace Bay

This past month USA Today’s Melanie Reffes visited The Sands at Grace Bay and wrote an incredible article highlighting her stay at our Turks & Caicos resort! Below is the Seaside Splendor article written by Melanie Reffes, accompanied by her beautiful photo tour of The Sands at Grace Bay which can be fully viewed on the USA

Enter for a chance to win a Turks and Caicos trip Stan Hartling, CEO of The Hartling Group – the developers of three award- winning Turks & Caicos properties including The Sands at Grace Bay – is the Honorary Chairperson for this year’s Salvation Army Kettle Drive in Turks & Caicos. The Sands at Grace Bay

This week The Sands at Grace Bay warmly welcomed local TCI Students from the Shining Star, Ianthe Pratt and Precious Treasures schools as Tourists for the day! The Sands was delighted to be a part of the Hello Tourist Program, a Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association initiative in conjunction with TCI Tourist Board’s Tourism

The Sands at Grace Bay resort offers an affordable and convenient option for travelers in town for the island’s 12th annual Turks and Caicos Conch Festival – a popular weekend event that celebrates the island’s most famous delicacy, unofficial mascot, and chief exporting product. Located on Providenciales’ world-famous Grace Bay Beach, The Sands at Grace