he Sands is a popular 114-suite Grace Bay Beach hotel, with an onsite spa, and Hemingway’s, a beachfront restaurant. The resort features a contemporary and upscale casual atmosphere, and spacious rooms, with a choice of studios, and 1 and 2-bedroom suites.
Rooms at The Sands are fully equipped with air-conditioning, cable television, in-room safes, and Wi-Fi. Except for a few junior studios, rooms have clothes washers and dryers. Junior studios have kitchenettes, and suites feature full kitchens.
The Sands features a great collection of amenities. Foremost is their free flowing pool, which centers the six buildings that make up the resort. Bridges cross the pool, and the winding design offers more privacy than the typical hotel pool.
Spa Tropique, a leading spa and beauty center with many locations on Providenciales, also has a location at The Sands, and offers a full menu of treatments, as well as mobile services when requested.
Hemingway’s restaurant boasts of an excellent beachfront location. This casual dining spot and bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a menu of international favorites and locally caught seafood. Both indoor and al fresco seating is available.
For activities, there’s tennis, an air-conditioned fitness center, and complimentary use of bicycles, Hobie Cat sailboats, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, snorkel gear, beach loungers, towels, beach palapas and umbrellas, and a Jacuzzi.
The resort concierge can also help with arranging offsite charters, golf, dining reservations, transport, and more.
Grace Bay Beach at The Sands
As most visit the Turks and Caicos for our spectacular beaches, it’s important to be on a perfect white sand beach.
The Sands ideally situated on a great stretch of beach and is bordered by undeveloped parcels, so the beach fronting the resort tends to be less crowded than what is typical at other hotels in the area.
The entirety of Grace Bay Beach is amazing, yet the coast does vary a little across its 3 miles (4.8 km). The Sands is located just west of Forbes Point (where Point Grace resort stands), a very slight peninsula, so the spot is often sheltered from the constant eastern trade winds, and consequently the water close to the beach is calmer than at other locations.
As is the norm for Grace Bay, and the adjacent Leeward Beach and Bight Beach, The ocean water is incredible, clear, and of course a breathtaking turquoise.
The Sands is located on the western side of the main Grace Bay region, yet does offer a bit more seclusion than many of the other hotels in the area.
The shopping and dining at The Saltmills and the Regent Village are a 7-minute walk away (1800 feet / 550 meters). These plazas are home to many boutiques, restaurants, and essential services.
Graceway Gourmet supermarket is a bit further away, at a 14-minute walk (0.75 miles / 1.1 km). Providenciales International Airport (PLS), which welcomes all international flights to the Turks and Caicos, is less than 15 minutes away by car from The Sands.