Category Archives: Turks & Caicos Information

Looking for information about the Turks and Caicos, such as currency, visa requirements, or even what the weather is like?

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

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Provindenciales in Turks and Caicos is regularly recognized as one of the best islands in the world. It’s a nice place to visit, and an even nicer place to live. In fact, in 2015 Providenciales, or “Provo” was recognized as the number one island in the world in the 2015 by the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards.

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

  The Turks and Caicos Islands lie in the Atlantic Ocean to the east of the Bahamas, and about forty minutes by plane from Miami and the North American mainland. The archipelago of 40 cays and islets sits on a sea mount rising up from the Atlantic Ocean. Each cay is unique and provides a glimpse

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

The Provo Art Crawl is Back in Spring 2016

The Art Crawl returns to Providenciales in Turks and Caicos this winter and in early spring. The Provo Art Crawl is a fun and casual night of wining and dining at local cafes and restaurants. It’s a great way to try out as many restaurants in Turks and Caicos as possible… including, of course The

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

New Turks and Caicos Flights

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This Month in Turks and Caicos (December, 2015) Non-stop flights between Chicago and PLS (Providenciales) United Airlines started nonstop Turks and Caicos flights this month! The flights depart from from Chicago (ORD) to Providenciales (PLS). These non-stop flights to Turks and Caicos continue throughout the busy winter and spring months, and end on April 30,

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

The Food and Cuisine of Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands lie in the Atlantic Ocean to the east of the Bahamas, and about forty minutes by plane from Miami and the North American mainland. The climate is warm and dry for most of the year, and this climate has influenced the kinds of foods people enjoy in the Turks and

Turks and Caicos News (December 2015)

New series about Turks and Caicos news In this new blog post series, we give you an idea about all the great things coming up on Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos over the coming month. To start things off we would like to take a look back at this past weekend and the always-popular

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

Ten Fun Facts About Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos is quickly becoming one of the most popular and trendy destinations in the Caribbean. How much about this chain of islands do you know? 1. The Turks and Caicos are located in the Atlantic, not the Caribbean With its beautiful turquoise waters, white sand beaches and tropical climate it would seem

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

Starting on December 19, 2015 United Airlines will offer non-stop flights from Chicago to Providenciales (ORD-PLS) for the winter and spring travel season. JetBlue also announced direct flights to Providenciales from Fort Lauderdale starting on November 19 (here is the most current list of airlines serving Turks and Caicos). To celebrate the arrival of our friends from Chicago

We offer three incredible locations for couples to select from when choosing where to wed on our Turks & Caicos oceanfront property, location on world-famous Grace Bay Beach. Here are 3 vistas that couples may consider, when planning their destination wedding at The Sands at Grace Bay: Grace Bay Beach: The Sands at Grace Bay

Pamper Yourself at Our Turks & Caicos Spa

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 visit to our Turks & Caicos spa and stay at The Sands

About.com’s Caribbean Travel Expert, Robert Curley, recently featured some beach travel tips and cool gadgets on his Caribbean Travel blog that can help keep your technology safe and secure when you take it to the beach. Here are some of the protective gear recommendations that would be perfect to pack in your suitcase before your next

Turks and Caicos Food Photos The island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos is a truly cultural crossroads. One of the benefits of this cross-pollination is fantastic food. Provo is blessed a variety of restaurants and open-air lounges offering everything from classic Caribbean drinks to fusion cuisine. To give you an idea of what

Chicago residents will soon enjoy direct flights to Turks and Caicos Islands with the launch of a seasonal, nonstop United Airlines flights from December 19, 2015, through April 30,2016 – just in time for the busy winter travel season. New Flights to Turks and Caicos Scheduled for Saturdays, the Boeing 737-800 will be United Airlines’ first