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The Sands Announces 25th Anniversary Social Media Contest: #SandsationalSands25

Sparkling Sands, Shimmering Seas: 25 Years of The Sands, an Icon in Paradise – Now Better Than Ever!

Dear Sands Community,

As we celebrate The Sands at Grace Bay’s 25th Anniversary, we invite you to join in the festivities with our #SandsationalSands25 contest! Share your fondest memories at our iconic resort in a creative short photo story or video with a 25th-anniversary twist, and you could win a 3-night getaway package to experience the magic of The Sands once again.

How to Enter:
— Craft a creative short photo story or video showcasing your favorite memories at The Sands at Grace Bay. Incorporate our 25th-anniversary theme, “Sparkling Sands, Shimmering Seas,” to add a special touch to your entry.
— Share your entry on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok using the hashtag #SandsationalSands25 and tag @TheSandsTC.
— In the caption, share how you’ve seen The Sands evolve over the years and why you believe you should win the grand prize.

Contest Details:
— Photo stories should consist of a maximum of 5 photos, while videos should not exceed 1 minute in length.
— Entries must be submitted by May 30, 2024, to be considered.
— The winner will be selected based on creativity, originality, and adherence to the theme.
— By entering the contest, participants grant The Sands at Grace Bay permission to share their content on social media channels and marketing materials.
— The contest is open to all Sands guests, past and present, aged 18 and above.

The most captivating entry will win a 3-night getaway package at The Sands at Grace Bay, where you’ll experience our newly unveiled renovations, including a completely re-imagined lobby and resort-wide refresh. Indulge in the ultimate beachfront escape and create new memories at our iconic paradise resort.

Join us in celebrating 25 years of unforgettable moments at The Sands at Grace Bay. Share your story, and let’s make this anniversary truly Sandsational!

Best of luck, and we can’t wait to see your entries.

Warmest regards,
The Sands at Grace Bay Team

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Enter #SandsBestFan Photo & Video Contest!

Do you feel that you are the ultimate fan of The Sands? Tell us why! Share your photo and video memories gathered during your stay at The Sands at Grace Bay and tell us why you feel that you are #SandsBestFan in the caption of your post – for a chance to win a free 3-night stay in the #SandsBestFan photo and video contest.

Entering #SandsBestFan photo and video contest is as easy as 1, 2, 3. To enter you piece of social media gold, all you have to do is
1. Post your favorite photo(s) or video from your stay at The Sands at Grace Bay
2. Tag us with #thesandstc and #SandsBestFan
3. Caption your photo or video post with a couple of sentences of why you feel that you should be named #SandsBestFan

Video, or photo submissions should be posted on Instagram or Facebook using #SandsaBestFan as well as #thesandstc and will be accepted now through December 31, 2022 for a chance to win a free 3-night stay at The Sands. Photos and Videos will be evaluated based on creativity, quality, and storytelling – showcasing why you believe that you are the #SandsBestFan.

Possible Ideas for a Creative Photo:
— Take a picture swimming in our basking along our stretch of Grace Bay Beach
— Snap some shots or video enjoying one of our pools
— Grab some images paddle-boarding, kayaking, or on our Hobie Cats
— Send us a family or group photos or video having fun at the resort, beach, pools, hammocks, suites, or at Hemingway’s
— Take us on a resort tour of your suite or of your favorite spots at The Sands
— Click a pic eating delicious favorite foods or refreshing cocktails from Hemingway’s
These are just a few ideas … get creative to increase your chances of winning!

Official Rules – The Sands at Grace Bay Photo Contest

TIMING: The Sands at Grace Bay Photo begins October 18, 2022 and ends on December 31, 2022.

ELIGIBILITY: To enter this Promotion you must be 18 years of age or older. Employees of The Sands at Grace Bay, their advertising and promotion agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and any individual or company directly associated with the Promotion, and the immediate families of these entities (parents, children, siblings, spouse), as well as members of the respective households of these entities (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate.

ENTRY: The Sands at Grace Bay Photo Contest will take place on The Sands at Grace Bay’s page on Facebook, entries are also accepted on Instagram. To enter the Contest, “Like” The Sands at Grace Bay on Facebook at, or tag on Instagram @thesandstc, upload your favorite photo(s) or video from The Sands at Grace Bay along with a couple of sentences about why you believe that you are #TheSandsBestFan (250 words maximum). Participants may submit as many photos as they’d like. (If you do not have a Facebook or Instagram account, please email your photos to [email protected]. All entrants will be automatically eligible for the prize.

PRIZES: One prize will be awarded after the contest period. All photos submitted up until midnight of the designated seasonal date will be eligible for that prize.

CONTEST ENTRY CRITERIA: Each photo or video must meet the following content restrictions:

The photo must not contain material that violates or infringes on another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights or that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement; The photo must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous;

The photo must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; The photo must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Entry is created; and The photo must accurately reflect the subject matter as it appeared in the viewfinder. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (including but not limited to removal of dust, cropping and/or adjustments to color and contrast) will be disqualified. The Sands at Grace Bay reserves the right in their sole discretion to remove, reject or disqualify any Contest Entry or portion thereof (along with the Entrant who submitted them) at any time in the event it is determined by The Sands at Grace Bay that any aspect of the Contest Entry is offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with The Sands at Grace Bay’s image or if it is determined that the Entrant has not otherwise complied with any portion of these Official Rules.

Prize winners will be selected by The Sands at Grace Bay employees. Photos will be selected after the submission period ends and will be based on creativity, quality, and storytelling – showcasing why you are #TheSandsBestFan.

The winning prize photo will be posted on the Facebook and Instagram pages of The Sands at Grace Bay and the winner will be contacted via Facebook Messenger. The Photo prize winner will also be announced in the Announcements section of once the winner has been confirmed.

CONDITIONS: By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of The Sands at Grace Bay, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Promotion and waive any right to claim ambiguity in regard to the Promotion mechanics and implementation, or interpretation of these Official Rules. All Contest Entries will become the exclusive property of The Sands at Grace Bay, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Any winner’s entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for The Sands at Grace Bay to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state) on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation. By submitting a Contest Entry, Entrant irrevocably grants The Sands at Grace Bay and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, unconditional, gratis license and right to edit, modify, adapt, distribute, stream, post, publish, broadcast, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publicly display, exhibit, and or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) the Contest Entry and all elements thereof, in whole or in part, including any persons or likeness embodied therein (in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by The Sands at Grace Bay, in its sole discretion) in any way, and may use them in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without attribution, compensation, permission or notification to the Entrant, his/her parent or legal guardian, his/her successors or assigns, or any other entity, and without notice, review, or approval from Entrant or any other party. SUBMITTING AN ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ENTRANT’S IRREVOCABLE ASSIGNMENT, CONVEYANCE AND TRANSFERENCE TO The Sands at Grace Bay OF ANY AND ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST IN THE ENTRY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL COPYRIGHTS.

No transfer, substitution or cash value equivalent for any prize is available. All taxes, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Promotion is subject to all applicable local laws. By submitting a Contest Entry, Winners and Entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless The Sands at Grace Bay, its advertising and promotion agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective officers, and employees (the “Released Parties”), from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize offered, or participation in this Promotion. The Sands at Grace Bay reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any Entrant. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Promotion will be declared ineligible. The Sands at Grace Bay is not responsible for faulty, incorrect or mistranscribed transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind including any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any materials in connection with the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the Promotion.

The Sands at Grace Bay reserves the right to cancel or modify the Promotion if fraud, misconduct, or technical failures destroy the integrity of the program. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted online, and Contest Entries will be judged from among all eligible Contest Entries received prior to termination. The Sands at Grace Bay reserves the right to prohibit the participation/voting of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected or if the account holder fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules.

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Share the Love This Spring and Take the #SandsKissBliss Social Media Challenge Today

We love all of our guests, fans, and friends – and enjoy so much when you share your fun photos from your time at The Sands!

To show just how much, we are thrilled to invite you to participate in our #SandsKissBliss Challenge for the chance to extend your next stay by one night on a future visit to The Sands at Grace Bay.  We will also be offering surprise prizes throughout the month – so post your “kiss” pictures taken at our resort property and also show them to our front desk staff if you are onsite to get extra surprises while supplies last!

Post your kiss photo using #SandsKissBliss to The Sands’ Instagram or Facebook pages for a chance to extend your next stay at The Sands at Grace Bay!  Here’s how it works:

To Enter, Follow These Three Simple Steps:

  1. Snap a kiss photo at our resort property
  2. Post it onto our Instagram ( or Facebook ( channel using the #SandsKissBliss hashtag
  3. “Follow” us on Instagram (and Facebook) to receive winner notification

The #SandsKissBliss contest is happening now through May 30th. When the contest ends, one #SandsKissBliss photo taken on our resort property will be randomly selected from either our resort’s Facebook or Instagram account as the winner.  Photos must include the hashtag #SandsKissBliss in their photo descriptions to be entered. Those who enter must “follow” our Facebook or Instagram pages, to receive the winner notification. One winner will receive a gift certificate to extend their stay by one night on a future visit to The Sands at Grace Bay that can be redeemed within one year from date of award.

Share the love and post your kiss pics featuring you and your love, friends, family, kids, or your own kissy face today using #SandsKissBliss – for your chance to win.  The more likes your photo gets, means more entries for you so make sure to share your photo too!


Just For Fun

The Best Spring Break Ever in the Turks & Caicos

If you’ve had a tough semester at school or a hard grind at work, and you’re looking for total and complete relaxation, we get it. Since you’re planning to get away for the spring break, why not go on a trip you will remember for the rest of your life?

The Sands at Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands provides a family friendly paradise with every kind of beach holiday adventure you’ve ever dreamt; every kind of water activity, fabulous eating, astonishing adventure tours, or simply loafing on the beautiful white sands while you bake in the sun. Take it from those who have gone before you. Let them show you how it’s supposed to be done!

Interested in simply chillaxing? The Sands at Grace Bay was built just for you!

Take a relaxing float down the Lazy River just like Wanderlustry knows how.

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Have a smorgastic meal at Hemingway just like KCorbett1970 – just moments from your door as you walk to the beach.

#burrata #hemingwaysturksandcaicos #thesandstc #dinner #tcfoodie

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Or, try zoning out on the white sands and enjoy some “family time” like glowfitnesstci

For the physically active, nothing beats swimming in the warm, azure blue ocean. It’s a dreamy, relaxing experience. Need we say more?

Kayaking is an awesome way to get to really know the true beauty of the Turks & Caicos. You can take guided or self-guided excursions.

Are you up for something really physically challenging? Kiteboarding requires real core strength, so if you’re interested, start slow. You’re going to have to practice plenty to get as good as these pros.

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If that’s a little too sporty for you, don’t worry because adventures abound! Do you enjoy hiking? We suggest you take some time to hike the beautiful North Shore or check out the historical Crossing Place Trail – a path that was at one time an integral connected between communities in the North and Middle Caicos, and today offers beautiful views of Norbellis Coves coastline.

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Just be sure to wear shoes with soles, and don’t touch the Coral Sumac, also known as Poisonwood, which grows along many trails. These plants cause rashes and blisters, so best to avoid them.

If snorkeling, snuba or scuba diving is your thing, you have the option of setting out directly from the beach to places like the Coral Gardens just down the beach, or the harder to find Smith’s Reef near Turtle Cove (which doesn’t cost anything).

However, if you really want to experience what the best coral reefs of Turks & Caicos, consider taking a snorkeling or scuba cruise to one of the many beautiful offshore reefs. A cruise will bring you to clearer water, more impressive corral formations and an abundant variety of sea creatures. For experienced divers, a cruise will bring you to the astonishing diversity of life down a one-thousand-foot sea wall that you will never tire of exploring.

Are you convinced yet? Then hop onto your computer, or pick up the phone right now to make a reservation with The Sands at Grace Bay, book your flight and start a real spring break holiday you will remember for a lifetime!

Heck, if you get down here right now, you can even take a glow worm tour – something you can only do a night or two after the full moon.

Glow Worm Tour Details:

We’ll see you soon.

Just For Fun

Some of Our Favorite Guest Photos from Instagram!

#SandsFans Share Your Selfies


One of our favorite activities is seeing how much fun our guests are having while visiting The Sands! Social media has become an important tool for us to connect with guests, not only for their feedback but also to be able to see them having fun on-property! We read each and every comment posted on Facebook, every reply and retweet on Twitter and see every photo tagged on Instagram. Thank you to all of you for sharing your feedback with us!


Our Instagram account (@thesandstc) is an especially popular platform where we see tags, posts and comments daily from guests. Whether its relaxing on Grace Bay beach, sipping a cocktail at Hemingway’s or participating in a breathtaking beach wedding – we’re thrilled to see everyone’s photos and wanted to share some of them with you!


Be sure to follow us @thesandstc and tag us in your photos – there’s no better time than now to log on and share a throwback photo from your visit to The Sands! There were so many great photos, we had to choose just a few but will continue to share more with you soon. Thank you #SandsFans!

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