Category Archives: Just For Fun

Rubiks Cube Halloween Costume

With Halloween just around the corner, it can be tough for busy parents to find the time to brainstorm a creative costume. Often, it’s tempting to just head to a big box store and purchase a ready-made getup from off the shelf. However, Halloween expenses can add up, and store-bought costumes also can be kind

family vacation

Summer’s winding down, and it’s back-to-school season. If you have school-aged children, this can be the toughest time of the year for them. As school starts, it’s hard to get up in the morning and get used to a new schedule. We all have an inner scheduler called the circadian clock that helps you fall asleep

The Sandes at Grace Bay pool and beach

— Guests can book with confidence thanks to No-Hassle, 100% Refund Policy offered at The Sands at Grace Bay — The Sands at Grace Bay today announced the launch of its newly created No-Hassle, 100% Refund Policy, in the event of a Hurricane. Developed to offer guests the ultimate “peace of mind” guarantee, the new

Recently the world discovered that Providenciales is home to a stunning Caribbean hideaway belonging to the late singer Prince. The mansion in Turks and Caicos is an oceanfront property, features 10 bedrooms and a purple driveway, and went on on sale for $12 million following the singer’s death in 2016. And now, two years later,

Mom and Dad are taking a break, too.

Summer vacation is just around the corner. For children it typically means freedom from the day-to-day routine of school. However, for parents the words “summer vacation” tend to conjure up a dilemma: how to make sure devices and screens don’t fill every waking minute of every day for two months. Too much screen time has

Our North and Middle Caicos Adventure

— by Mona Beeson, General Manager of The Sands at Grace Bay A continuation of the Adventures of “Hartling Girls Empowered” ~ the exploration and sights of the Turks and Caicos Islands with GM, Mona Beeson and my special young teen friend from last year. This year as with previous years, I had the wonderful

Spring Break is a perfect time to enjoy clear blue skies and crystal-clear waters of Providenciales. Our island in the Caribbean is a family-friendly paradise promising a variety of beach holiday adventures. Here are just a few ideas: Go Snorkeling at Coral Gardens Also known as Bight Reef, the Coral Gardens snorkeling area is just

The Sands - Grace Bay Beach

Travel planning and booking site, TripAdvisor®, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for Beaches. Drum-roll please…Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos won the top honor as the best beach in the world this year, reclaiming its crown from 2016. According to TripAdvisor, the company has awarded 355 beaches overall, including the

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

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

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

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

Michael Phelps

The Rio Olympics have been amazing so far. Records have been broken multiple times, often by athletes who were already world-record holders such as Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps. How do these top athletes excel? And what lessons can be learned from them? To help you improve your own game, here are some training tips