Grace Bay Club Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Turks and Caicos Islands

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Pros

  • Quiet adult-only pool and Jacuzzi, as well as two family-friendly pools and one family-friendly Jacuzzi
  • On one of the largest and nicest stretches of beach on Grace Bay
  • Infiniti Bar is a favorite nightlife scene on the island
  • Great freebies: water, Wi-Fi, daily breakfast, fruit basket upon arrival
  • Free water sports, including kayaks, paddleboards, windsurfers, and snorkeling equipment
  • Beachside and poolside service
  • 24-hour butlers assigned to guests staying in penthouses and the Estates

Cons

  • Fitness center is a tad small, and less impressive than other amenities
  • Food and drinks at on-site restaurants are expensive
  • Nightly rates are among the highest on the island

Bottom Line

Opened in 1993, Grace Bay Club is Turks and Caicos’ original luxury benchmark. With essentially three different resorts offering three distinct accommodation styles, this 82-room beachfront property continues to raise the bar with lots of popular dining options, a 5,000-square foot spa, an impressive kids' club, and three pristine infinity-edge pools.

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 Scene

The original luxury resort on Providenciales continues to set the standard with a posh beach scene and amazing grounds

Beach at the Grace Bay Club
Beach at the Grace Bay Club

Grace Bay Club’s breezy sophistication comes in many forms. Whether at the airy lobby with white furniture, white walls, rich wood accents, and lamps repurposed from glass buoys, in the zen garden outside your Anani Spa treatment room, or at one of three serene pools, a feeling of understated exclusivity emanates.

With just 82 guest rooms spread across three oceanfront buildings, Grace Bay Club is the quintessential beach resort. Each building’s pool stretches as close to the beach as building codes allow, and infinity edges blur the distinction between resort and sea. Each pool offers lots of lounging options -- like the super-luxe private cabanas and breezy modern daybeds at the Estate Pool -- and cool details, like the glass-enclosed edge of the Hotel Pool.

It’s hard to imagine wanting to leave such stunning pools, especially with dining options and swim-up bars at arm’s length from each. However, Grace Bay Club’s beachfront is one of the finest along the world-renowned Grace Bay. Red daybeds and crisp white umbrellas dot more than 1,000 yards of one of the widest stretches of beach in the area. The beach service is doting, and tons of free water sports equipment is available.

Such perfection, of course, comes at a price, and Grace Bay Club is one of the most expensive on the island. And the spending doesn't end after you've booked your stay; many guests shell out for extras like exotic treatments at the Asian-inspired Anani Spa, inventive (and pricey) cocktails at the Infiniti Bar, and expertly prepared entrees at Anacaona.

 Location

A Turks and Caicos original, Grace Bay Club enjoys one of the largest stretches of the beach

Grace Bay Club was one of the first high-end resorts to come to Providenciales, and today it still lays claim on one of the widest and longest strips of the bay’s powdery sand. Noticeable for its red cabanas and white umbrellas, the resort’s 1,100-foot beachfront is arguably one of the best. The resort is just around the corner from shopping and restaurants, and a short drive away from the Provo Golf Club.

  • 20-minute drive from Providenciales International Airport
  • 1-minute walk to Grace Bay (property is located on the beach)
  • 15-minute walk to shops and restaurants at Regent Village and Salt Mills shopping centers
  • 5-minute drive to Provo Golf Club
  • 10-minute drive to the Caicos Conch Farm, the world’s only conch farm
  • 12-minute drive to Smith’s Reef for snorkeling
  • 20-minute drive to Da Conch Shack and Rum Bar

 Rooms

Huge, contemporary rooms with ocean-view terraces

Villas Junior Suite
Villas Junior Suite

The resort is divided into three distinct wings: the original Hotel, the family-friendly Villas, and the newer (and available for purchase) Estates. Even the oldest rooms, however, are clean and contemporary, with indulgent bathrooms, and all rooms feature ocean-view terraces or patios.

  • Private ocean-view terrace or balcony in all rooms
  • Excellent beds with feather-top mattresses and Egyptian cotton linens
  • 33-inch or larger flat-screen TV with CD/DVD player
  • Soaking tubs and separate shower, as well as his-and-hers marble sinks in all units
  • Elemis brand products in bathrooms
  • The entry-level unit, the Villas Junior Suite, is a spacious 600 square feet.
  • Rooms in the Hotel building range from Junior Suites to Two-Bedroom Suites, and start at 1,080 square feet. Each features an oceanfront terrace and kitchen or kitchenette.
  • The 22 rooms in the resort’s newest section, the Estates, range from a Junior Residence (800 square feet) to a four-bedroom Penthouse Residence (7,000 square feet). All feature ocean views and large patios or balconies, as well as full kitchens.
  • In the Villas’ 38 suites, upgrading from a Junior Suite to a Grace Bay One-Bedroom Suite will get you more than 1,000 additional square feet, an extra-large terrace, full kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, soaking tub, and living and dining room.

 Features

Three great pools and a wonderful spa

An Estate Pool cabana
An Estate Pool cabana
  • 1,100 feet of pristine beach with guest-only day beds, lounge chairs, and towels, as well as food and drink service
  • Quiet, adult-only (12 and over) Hotel Pool overlooking Grace Bay with a glass base and two Jacuzzis (one available for children and one for adults)
  • Large infinity-edge Villa Pool for both children and adults features a swim-up bar
  • A third infinity-edge pool, the Estate Pool, is family friendly and includes a children’s splash pool
  • Four reserve-only cabanas at the Estate Pool include stocked mini-fridge, private shower, shimmering tiled walls, two padded teak loungers and a bed, and personal butler.
  • Gym is small but includes several cardio machines, weight machines, free weights, and yoga balls
  • Tranquil Anani Spa, housed in its own building, with six spacious treatment rooms, relaxation room, and mani/pedi room
  • A kids' club with miniature rock climbing wall, tree house, arts and crafts playhouse, and off-site excursions ranging from kayaking and snorkeling to scuba lessons and visits to the flamingos on North Caicos Island
  • Cruiser bikes (free to borrow)
  • Two lighted tennis courts
  • A sizeable fashion boutique
  • A business center with two computer stations and a small library
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

 Food

A portfolio of sophisticated restaurants and bars draws guests from all over Grace Bay

Grill Rouge
Grill Rouge

The resort’s impressive dining scene -- including a casual grill, a swim-up and sit-down pool bar, an “infinity-edge” bar, a poolside café and bar, a trendy lounge, and a sophisticated dinner venue -- will inevitably be a part of any traveler’s visit, whether they're staying at Grace Bay Club or not.

All three meals are served on the deck of the open-air Grill Rouge next to the Villa Pool. Nearby is the Rum Bar, which includes swim-up and sit-down drink and food service. At the Estate Pool, Krave is another option for quick meals and afternoon cocktails, with a small bar and several teak tables. In the center of it all is the newly completed Lounge, the elegant Anacaona dinner spot, and the beloved Infiniti Bar. Though something of a gimmick, this sleek 90-foot bar (the longest in the Caribbean) appears to stretch into the sea and draws crowds from all over the island.

  • Daily breakfast included in the rate
  • Three restaurants, a lounge, and three bars, including a swim-up bar and the 90-foot “infinity edge” bar

 Bottom Line

Opened in 1993, Grace Bay Club is Turks and Caicos’ original luxury benchmark. With essentially three different resorts offering three distinct accommodation styles, this 82-room beachfront property continues to raise the bar with lots of popular dining options, a 5,000-square foot spa, an impressive kids' club, and three pristine infinity-edge pools.

Things You Should Know About Grace Bay Club

Address

  • Grace Bay Circle Road, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Room Types

  • Four Bedroom Beach Level Pool Residence
  • Four Bedroom Residence
  • Grace Bay Junior Suite
  • Grace Bay One-Bedroom Suite
  • Grace Bay Penthouse Suite
  • Grace Bay Two Bedroom Suite
  • Junior Residence
  • Luxury One-Bedroom Suite
  • Luxury Two Bedroom Suite
  • Penthouse Residence
  • Penthouse Suite
  • Three Bedroom Beach Level Pool Residence
  • Three Bedroom Premier Residence
  • Three Bedroom Residence
  • Villas Grace Bay One- Bedroom Suite
  • Villas Grace Bay Three Bedroom Suite
  • Villas Grace Bay Two Bedroom Suite
  • Villas Junior Suite
  • Villas Luxury Two Bedroom Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 82
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Address: Grace Bay Circle Road, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
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