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The Sands at Grace Bay Named a 2017 Family Vacation Critic Favorite

Great News…The Sands at Grace Bay has once again been named a 2017 Family Vacation Critic Favorite!

According to Family Vacation Critic, “Favorites” represent those that really go above and beyond. To achieve this status, our hotel has received a rating of 4+ from Family Vacation Critic’s editorial staff and at least 75% of family reviewers have recommended our hotel by giving us a 4+ rating in their review. Family Vacation Critic is published by online travel specialist The Independent Traveler, Inc — a subsidiary of TripAdvisor LLC. Thanks to our team at The Sands for making this recognition possible!

The resort is pleased to share some of the top reasons why families are raving about their visits to The Sands at Grace Bay – especially during these summer school vacation months:

1. Families Receive Significant Resort Savings During Provo’s Low-Season – Late spring and summer is known as the Caribbean’s low-season and is the time of year when families can receive resort discounts and deals, reduced airfare costs, and plan a much more affordable trip to the first-class destination of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. From May 1st through December 19th, families will receive their 4th Night Free or can stay 7 nights for the price of 5, plus they can take advantage of reduced low-season rates starting as low as $195 per night at The Sands at Grace Bay. To reduce vacation costs even further, the resort’s spacious 1, 2 and 3-bedroom suites are ideal for families who wish to share accommodations. Plus, the suites feature all the comforts of home including nicely equipped kitchens and dining areas that provide families with the convenience of enjoying self-prepped meals when they desire during their stay.

2. Free Added-Value Resort Amenities Offer Endless Opportunities For Having Fun Under The Sun – One of the greatest benefits mentioned by families who stay at The Sands at Grace Bay is the array of added value amenities that guests may enjoy during their stay including free use of watersports equipment, bicycles, a weekly cocktail party, three swimming pools, a basketball/tennis court that is lit for night play and more. To fully appreciate the resort’s Grace Bay Beach location, families with older children take advantage of the resort’s kayaks, snorkeling gear, stand-up paddleboards and Hobie Cats. Resort bicycles offer a fun way for families to explore nearby areas together. Families often bring the resort’s snorkeling gear to the nearby Coral Gardens snorkeling site, one of the most popular snorkeling areas for families in Providenciales. The shallow waters that can be accessed right from the beach, the diversity of fish, the clearly marked boundaries, and the safely roped off area make this a great spot to bring children and beginner snorkelers.

3. Free Family Friendly Events & Activities on The World’s #1 Beach and Around the Island – Families can enjoy an array of affordable and optional day excursions during their trips to Providenciales, including snorkeling and conch cruises, horseback riding along the beach, sunset glow worm tours, semi-submarine underwater adventures, kayak nature tours and much more. There are also fun, free kid-friendly attractions and events that take place around the island. Provo’s weekly Thursday night Fish Fry features freshly caught fish and seafood, local bands and entertainment, dancers and much more – for a fun night that celebrates all things “Turks & Caicos.” The Turks & Caicos National Environmental Centre is a free and informative way for families to learn about the wildlife, habitats and ecosystems found throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. And finally, the world-renowned beaches surrounding Providenciales are always a family favorite activity.

The Sands at Grace Bay’s 4th Night FREE and Stay for 7 Night for the Price of 5 promotions are valid for new bookings made on all room categories for travel April 22nd through December 19th, 2017. Travelers can book the resort’s promotions online at – 4th Night Free promo code is “4NF17”; Stay 7 Nights, Pay for 5 Nights promo code is “7FOR5-17 ” – or travelers can call toll-free from the U.S. (877) 777-2637; from Canada (800) 567-5327; or contact a travel agent for reservations.

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The Sands at Grace Bay Awards: We’re a “2015 Family Favorite Hotel”

A new addition to Sands at Grace Bay Awards – TripAdvisor’s family travel site, Family Vacation Critic, has once again named The Sands at Grace Bay a “Family Vacation Critic Favorite” 2015 hotel based on expert and consumer feedback. The resort was also recently named one of the, “Top 10 Caribbean Resorts For Families” by this leading family vacation website!

The Sands at Grace Bay - A 2015 "Family Favorite Hotel" by Family Vacation Critic
The Sands at Grace Bay – A 2015 “Family Favorite Hotel” by Family Vacation Critic

To be named a Family Vacation Critic Favorite hotel, hotels and resorts must have been personally vetted and visited by a member of Family Vacation Critic’s editorial team and must have been recommended by 75% or more families who have reviewed the property, with a four- or five-star review rating.

“The Family Vacation Critic Favorite winners represent hotels that truly excel as family-friendly properties. Because awards are only given to hotels that receive a high rating from both our team of experts and family travelers who have stayed at the property, the Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotels designation offers parents a credible stamp of approval to use when searching for the perfect hotel for their family.”

– Lissa Poirot, Editor-in-Chief, Family Vacation Critic

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There are many reasons why families continue to visit our award-winning Providenciales, Turks & Caicos resort, including:

  • Our affordable low-season summer and fall rates and 4th Night Free Deal (valid between May 1st through December 19th)
  • Our unbeatable location on Grace Bay Beach, the Caribbean’s #1 Beach according to TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards
  • Fun and family-friendly island attractions in Providenciales, named the World’s #1 Island by TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards
  • Free use of resort watersports equipment including kayaks, snorkeling gear, stand-up paddleboards and Hobie Cats
  • Complimentary resort bicycles available for guest use from daylight to dusk
  • 3 Free-form swimming pools that flow throughout a central garden courtyard and are connected by canals.
  • On-property dining out at the island’s legendary Hemingway’s Beachfront Restaurant that offers kid-friendly breakfast, lunch and dinners
  • The option to dine “in” using fully equipped kitchens and comfortable dining areas in our one, two, and three-bedroom suites that provide families the convenience of preparing home-cooked meals during their resort stay
  • Fun family friend excursions, ranging from snorkeling, horseback riding, semi-submarine underwater tours, glow worm sunset cruises, snuba and more

For more information on our family-friendly resort amenities, optional excursions, and island kid-friendly dining and attraction recommendations, visit our resort’s family page: