Category Archives: Things To Do & Excursions

Looking for things to do in the Caribbean? The Sands TC blog is regularly updated with fun activities for families, newlyweds or people who just want to explore this part of the world.

The Sands at Grace Bay resort offers an affordable and convenient option for travelers in town for the island’s 12th annual Turks & 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

Just a short drive away from The Sands at Grace Bay, The Provo Golf Club is a top-rated Caribbean golf course that has received a 4-star rating from Golf Digest and was listed as one of the “Top 10 Courses for Golf in the Caribbean” by Travel & Leisure. The course is known for its

Travel Weekly recently featured a “Great Beach Accessories” article with some terrific and functional travel products that are terrific for those heading to a Caribbean beach destination this fall or winter. Here are a few of the recommendations that we loved, that may be great optional accessories to bring with you to your Turks &

From sipping pina coladas along our incredible stretch of world-famous Grace Bay Beach and three pools to relaxing on our lush landscaped resort property that offers shaded areas with hammocks strung between coconut trees, travelers will enjoy plenty of coconut experiences during their Turks & Caicos trip and stay at The Sands at Grace Bay.

On Saturday, July 4th the 5th annual open water “Race for the Conch” happens right here off of Grace Bay Beach, and has been named, “one of the world’s most gorgeous Swim Races.” Olympic gold medalist and US Masters Swim champion Rowdy Gaines as well as world-class marathon swimmer, Yuko Matsuzaki, will be participating in

Located on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos’ pristine stretch of Grace Bay Beach, there may be no better place in the world to plan a Caribbean beach destination wedding than at The Sands at Grace Bay. Our two intimate and affordable beach wedding ceremony packages for 2015 are both under $5,000, and allow couples to plan

reef tours grace bay

In our last post, we introduced our friends at Caicos Dream Tours. Caicos Dream Tours operates a fleet of powerboats and catamarans that travel to some of the most spectacular places on the planet, right here in the Turks and Caicos. The big question is, with so much variety, what are the “must see places”

Caicos Dream Tours offers private charters giving resort guests of The Sands at Grace Bay the option to choose from their impressive fleet of power boats and catamarans to reserve for a half or full day. With boats that can accommodate up to 12 guests, there are plenty of sights to see and things you

Snorkeling in the Turks and Caicos

Explore coral reefs with your kids just steps from the beach In April, Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos became TripAdvisor’s 2015 pick as the world’s top island. Travel site TripAdvisor selects Travelers’ Choice award winners based on the quality and quantity of user reviews over 12 months. According to TripAdvisor, the beautiful turquoise waters

  The Sands at Grace Bay’s General Manager, Mona Beeson, was the featured guest speaker this week on the “Travel The World” online radio show, hosted by Community Digital News. Mona had the pleasure of chatting with the radio show hosts, Bob Taylor (who has previously stayed at The Sands at Grace Bay) and Jacquie

Kiteboarding in Turks & Caicos

Kiteboarding is an exciting watersport that allows you to take advantage of the constant east southeast trade winds and the shallow, clear ocean water that make Providenciales, Turks & Caicos an ideal Kiteboarding destination. Guests staying at Providenciales’ The Sands at Grace Bay often enjoy watching kiteboarders ride along the nearby Long Bay Beach, which is

The Providenciales Art Crawl is happening this Wednesday, March 11th starting at 5:00 pm. It’s a fun and casual night of wining and dining at local cafes and restaurants, including The Sands at Grace Bay’s Hemingway’s Restaurant & Bar, while browsing various art galleries in the Grace Bay Area. A map for the Art Crawl is

One of the most popular excursions offered by Caicos Dream Tours provides a terrific way for our resort guests to experience the third largest coral reef system in the world, that surrounds the island of Providenciales. This memorable four-hour snorkel and conch cruise excursion offers twice daily departures (9:00am and 1:30pm), seven days a week. You

A Luxury Travel Blog featured 5 experiences not to miss in Provo and we wanted to share these recommendations with our resort guests, as fun and optional day activities during your stay at The Sands at Grace Bay: Watch Mermaids Swim: The Undersea Explorer offers semi-submarine tours that allow kids to see a real life “Bella

An unforgettable full day adventure in Providenciales awaits with Caicos Dream Tours’ “Dream Day Getaway” excursion – the perfect way to spend a full day exploring the breathtaking island sights and vibrant underwater barrier reef ecosystem with your family, loved ones and friends while staying at The Sands at Grace Bay. The Dream Day Getaway charter

Holiday Travel Tips For Families

The Sands at Grace Bay is delighted to be named a “2014 Family Favorite Hotel” by TripAdvisor’s Family Travel Site, Family Vacation Critic. Family Vacation Critic recently compiled a helpful list of tips for families that are planning to travel over the busy holiday travel season, from the help of their readers. These tips are

This summer Travel + Leisure featured some cool new beach gadgets and gear that will help travelers in Turks & Caicos have even more fun in the sun. We wanted to share a few of these great beach gear suggestions with our guests, or for anyone visiting the Turks & Caicos Islands which are known

We often recommend that guests and families staying at The Sands at Grace Bay consider planning a visit to “Iguana Island” during their Turks & Caicos trip. Several Providenciales tour providers offer round trip boat rides and snorkeling excursions that include a visit to Little Water Cay – aka “Iguana Island” – a small, protected cay that

Caicos Tours provides a fun way for families to see the underwater world without getting wet, from inside a semi-submarine vessel known as the “Undersea Explorer.” This specially designed boat operates just above the surface of the water and allows passengers to sit and view the breathtaking Coral Reef, fish, turtles, and even a “real

This week the Caribbean Journal named the, “Best Caribbean Stand-Up Paddleboarding Destinations” and the Turks & Caicos Islands topped their list. The article stated that our, “turquoise seas are a haven for paddle boarders” and we couldn’t agree more. Guests staying at The Sands at Grace Bay are able to enjoy free use of our watersports

5 must-see’s near Grace Bay Beach

The island of Provo, while small and private, is also filled with interesting things to do and see. Here are our top 5: 1) Check out the National Environment Centre Close to Grace Bay Beach and the Sands resort, the National Environmental Centre (NEC), shows the natural habitats and ecosystems of the Turks and Caicos