Point Grace Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Turks and Caicos Islands

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Pros

  • Beautiful, remote location on the point of 12-mile Grace Bay beach
  • All rooms feature full kitchen and washer/dryer
  • Elegant bathrooms with bear claw bathtubs, ornate tiled showers, and high-end Asprey bath products
  • iPod-docking alarm clocks
  • Thalasso Spa is small but located in a spectacular, ocean-side setting
  • Beachfront food and drink service, as well as guest-only lounge chairs, umbrellas, and dome shades
  • Continental breakfast included in the rate
  • Transportation to and from the airport included in the rate
  • Free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout the property (though signal strength varies)

Cons

  • The only dinner restaurant on hotel grounds closed on Wednesdays
  • No nightlife or party scene
  • No minibar snacks or drinks in rooms
  • Quiet rules in the pool make the resort unsuitable for small children
  • No fitness facilities or tennis courts

Bottom Line

This luxury boutique is heavy on style and refinement, with British Colonial design and 28 huge multi-room suites (they start at 1,080 square feet) featuring kitchens, terraces, and high-end bathrooms. Property highlights include a lovely, tranquil pool, personal beachfront service, a small but spectacular spa, and one of the Providenciales’ most romantic dinner spots. However, its remote location on the point of the beautiful, 12-mile Grace Bay beach -- while peaceful and quiet -- makes it necessary for guests to rely on expensive taxis or car rentals to explore the island.

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 Scene

One of the island’s most serene resorts, with a feeling of exclusivity

Point Grace
Point Grace

It’s hard not to whisper when you arrive at Point Grace. From a personal in-room check-in policy to a pool sign that proclaims a ban on loud noise, splashing, and games, it is immediately obvious that those who come to this resort are looking for solitude and serenity.

Upon entering the resort, guests walk through a wrought iron gate emblazoned with a golden “PG.” From here, the captivating views are hard to ignore, with a sightline carrying your eye straight from the sparkling pool to the Caribbean Sea and open sky. Those who can’t resist the urge to head directly toward the views will find beachside service with fresh towels and refreshments, and padded teak loungers, cream half-dome shades, and even a couple of cabanas.

Back on resort grounds, four buildings house 28 one- to four-bedroom units. The style has a tinge of British Colonial, and the architecture ranges from authentic plantation home to Mediterranean villa. In the center of it all is the negative-entry pool, which is flanked by massive palm trees and adorned with sparkling golden tiles. Just at the water’s edge is a small bar and outdoor seating area, where cocktails and canapés are served daily between 5 and 6 p.m.

If you’re looking for service that fawns over guests, you might be disappointed, as Point Grace takes a more relaxed approach than some other properties (like Grace Bay Club). You won’t find many staff members wandering the property, but a few key players are in the right spots: at the reception, the poolside bar, and on the beach.

You may not find as many amenities at Point Grace as you would at some other resorts on the island (Beaches, for instance, has 16 restaurants and seven pools), but attention to detail is what truly makes Point Grace special. From the local Turks & Caicos brew packets next to the coffeemaker, to the choice of two different types of his and hers robes in the closets, everything appears to have been arranged by a friend with impeccable taste. For something extra special, arrange for your airport transfers to take place in the property’s classic Rolls Royce or vintage British taxi.

 Location

On the world-renowned Grace Bay, tucked into a quiet cove with no other resorts or restaurants nearby

Located at the Point (hence, the name) on Providenciales’ 12-mile Grace Bay, Point Grace is tucked away from the rest of the tourist racket. As a result, it is one of the few resorts at which you will not be able to see other resorts from your window, the pool, or the beach. The downside is that there is little, if anything, within walking distance, so a rental car or taxi is often a must.

  • 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 Smith’s Reef for snorkeling
  • 15-minute drive to the Caicos Conch Farm, the world’s only conch farm
  • 20-minute drive to Da Conch Shack and Rum Bar

 Rooms

British Colonial style with a contemporary twist, and elegant details like bear claw bathtubs and mahogany wood floors

The Ultra Atlantic Suite
The Ultra Atlantic Suite

Point Grace's 28 one- to four-bedroom suites are decorated with a staggering attention to detail. Their specialized touches, like impressionist paintings in gilded frames, vaulted ceilings, engraved wooden patio furniture, and ornate lamps, are lacking at competing resorts like Seven Stars and the Regent Grand.

  • Suites start at 1,080 square feet, and come with full kitchens, dining areas, living room, and large patios with elegant furnishings.
  • Rooms in the plantation-style buildings have pool views and are ensured privacy with lush flora and fauna surrounding terraces and windows. All units in the larger, Mediterranean-style buildings enjoy expansive ocean vistas.
  • Espresso machines and coffeemakers
  • Elegant bathrooms with his and hers vanities, high-end bath products from the British company, Asprey, and separate tubs -- either a deep soaking tub or a classic bear claw
  • Large TVs (sizes vary depending on unit) with DVD player, but many are outdated tube TVs
  • Ceiling fans and bamboo window shades
  • Washer/dryers
  • Fluffy Frette towels, sheets, and robes

 Features

A gorgeous, ornately tiled pool, beachside and poolside service, and a one-of-a-kind European-style thallasotherapy spa

The pool
The pool
  • Quiet pool with padded teak lounge chairs, cocktail service, several cabanas, a bar and outdoor seating, and a sign banning music, splashing, and games
  • Small but amazing spa by Thalasso features two white-washed hut-style treatment rooms with private outdoor shower and serene ocean-side location
  • Beach loungers and umbrellas for guests only, as well as staff providing towels and taking food and drink orders
  • Elaborate gardens throughout the grounds overflowing with bougainvillea and hibiscus
  • Vintage Rolls Royce or classic London taxi available for airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Personal in-room check-in
  • Free Wi-Fi, though reception is spotty in many areas, like the Hutchings Restaurant and near the pool

 Food

Two restaurants -- one for casual breakfasts and lunches, another for romantic dinners -- provide a modern twist on Caribbean cuisine.

Grace’s Cottage
Grace’s Cottage

The plantation style restaurant, Grace’s Cottage, invites romance with private nooks and gazebos at the ready for candlelit dinners. Serving a mostly Caribbean menu, the restaurant is in superb standing with locals and features dishes like the swordfish steak with Portobello mushrooms and a tropical fruit salad, or the gilled foie gras served with a peach and banana chutney. Perhaps the only drawback at Grace’s Cottage is the fact that the restaurant is closed on Wednesdays, forcing resort guests to venture out into Providenciales for their dinners (or cook in the full kitchens).

Hutchings Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, but it's also a relaxation lounge, featuring an elegant grand player piano, comfy seating, a television, and a computer. Breakfast is included in the rate, and puts most other continental breakfasts on the island to shame, with massive fruit plates, croissants and pastries, and made-to-order eggs.

 Bottom Line

This luxury boutique is heavy on style and refinement, with British Colonial design and 28 huge multi-room suites (they start at 1,080 square feet) featuring kitchens, terraces, and high-end bathrooms. Property highlights include a lovely, tranquil pool, personal beachfront service, a small but spectacular spa, and one of the Providenciales’ most romantic dinner spots. However, its remote location on the point of the beautiful, 12-mile Grace Bay beach -- while peaceful and quiet -- makes it necessary for guests to rely on expensive taxis or car rentals to explore the island.

Things You Should Know About Point Grace

Address

  • Grace Bay Road, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Room Types

  • Atlantic Suite
  • Big Cameron Cay Suite
  • Cottage Suites - Pool Level
  • Cottage Suites - Upper Level
  • Cotton Cay Suite
  • Ocean Front Suite
  • Ultra Atlantic Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 28
Pool: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

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