The Turks and Caicos tends to be a very expensive destination, and accommodation rates are certainly not an exception. Much of
Grace Bay Beach features expansive and luxurious resorts, which have a price tag to match.
However, there are some great budget hotels on Providenciales, including some beachfront places to stay. Keep in mind that many of these resorts show here are popular, so availability can be limited. Specials do sometimes come up, yet it’s often best to make your reservations well in advance of your intended visit.
Another consideration are rental
vacation villas, which can be a great bargain for groups. It’s often possible to find a great beachfront property with per person rates comparable to a budget hotel for a party of a few guests. Check out
Budget Vacation Tips for information on more ways to save.
Club Med Turkoise on Grace Bay Beach.
Club Med Turkoise
Club Med is the oldest resort still operating in the Turks and Caicos, and the country’s first all-inclusive. This expansive resort was established when there was no other development on Grace Bay, and consequently had the choice of location, resulting in 2000 feet (610m) of incredible beach frontage on the calmest section of the world famous beach.
Club Med is adult-only, and has a wealth of water sports and activities. The rooms and a service amenities aren’t quite up to the standards of some of the other Grace Bay resorts, yet collectively, Club Med is one of the best values in accommodation on Providenciales.
It’s also possible to purchase a
day pass or evening pass to the resort, so guests stay elsewhere on the island can enjoy the water sports, boat cruises, and bottomless dining and drinks.
Sibonné offers one of the best values in a beachfront Grace Bay resort. This small and quaint hotel doesn’t have the most extensive rooms or widest range of amenities, yet can boast of an excellent location on the world’s best beach.
The resort is located on the western side of the Grace Bay region. The shops and restaurants of central Grace Bay are a 20 minute walk away, so most guests will want to rent a car for the duration of their stay.
Onsite at Sibonné is Bay Bistro restaurant, which has been a favourite dining spot for locals and visitors alike for decades.
An often overlooked beachfront accommodation is the boutique Northwest Point Resort, which is located on the remote north-western region of Providenciales and on the largest stretch of undeveloped beach on the islands.
Northwest Point Resort is a great choice for those seeking seclusion and tranquillity. To the west of the resort are two protected areas: the extensive
Northwest Point Marine National Park, and the
bird sanctuary of the Northwest Point Pond Nature Reserve.
It’s advisable that guests stay at this hotel rent a car for the duration of their stay. Central Grace Bay is a 20 minute drive away. Onsite is a restaurant, pool, kayaks, and paddle boards. The surrounding wilds and ocean also abound with wildlife.
Northwest Point is also amazing for stargazing. There’s very little light pollution in the area, so the stars and planets can be seen in their full glory.
Villa del Mar is a condo resort that’s located a short walk from one of the best stretches of Grace Bay Beach. This elegant retreat features a pool, lush landscaping, hot tub, poolside bar, and service and loungers at the beach.
Royal West Indies Resort is one of the less expensive of the large Grace Bay Beach Resorts. The hotel offers a great range of amenities, including the onsite Pelican Bay Restaurant and the complimentary use of non-powered water sports equipment including kayaks, paddle boards, and Hobie Cat sailboats.
Royal West Indies is fronted by a prime section of Grace Bay. Several restaurants are within walking distance, and the plazas of central Grace Bay are a very short drive away.
The Reef Residence in the Bight is within a very short walk of the beach.
The Reef Residence
The Reef Residence condominium complex is located at the Bight Reef, which is one of the most popular snorkelling spots on Providenciales. This accommodation isn’t beachfront, yet it’s only steps from the beach.
The shops and dining of Grace Bay and Turtle Cove are an easy drive from the Reef Residence.
La Vista Azul is a condo resort overlooking
Turtle Cove in central Providenciales. The accommodation is less than a ten minute walk from the beach at
Smith’s Reef, which combines both a great beach with colourful and interesting snorkelling.
The resort offers two pools, a Jacuzzi, a great view, and easy walking access to several great restaurants and tourism businesses.
The Inn at Grace Bay is a small hotel that isn’t beachfront, yet is located at a very convenient location. Grace Bay Beach is located 5 minutes away by foot, and there’s the largest concentration of dining and shopping nearby at the
Saltmills Plaza, and
Le Vele Plaza.
Ports of Call Resort in Grace Bay.
Ports of Call Resort
Ports of Call Resort is a popular hotel in central Grace Bay, and a counterpart to the small shopping and dining enclave of Ports of Call. The resort is located a quarter mile walk from Grace Bay Beach, and a complimentary shuttle service to and from the beach is provided for guests.
Ports of Call Resort can be one of the better choices for those looking to not rent a car during their stay. Within very short walking distance is the Graceway Gourmet supermarket, and the dining and shopping options of Ports of Call Plaza, Petite Place, and Caicos Café Plaza. The extensive collection of shops and restaurants at Regent Village and Saltmills Plaza are 10 minutes away on foot.