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The Sands Kicks-Off 25th Anniversary Year of Celebration with Resort-wide Renovations

The Sands at Grace Bay is announcing its 25th Anniversary Year of Celebration themed: Sparkling Sands, Shimmering Seas: 25 Years of The Sands, an Icon in Paradise – Now Better Than Ever! The celebration is being kicked-off with the unveiling of the resort’s extensive renovations that include a completely reimagined lobby and resort-wide refresh.

Dr. Stan Hartling, CEO of Hartling Group, expressed his enthusiasm stating, “We are delighted to inaugurate a year-long celebration marking the 25th Anniversary of The Sands at Grace Bay and extend our gratitude to our award-winning staff, as well as the champions and supporters who have been integral to our success over the past quarter-century. As we near completion of a major renovation to commemorate The Sands’ 25th Anniversary, this hidden gem and historical icon shines even brighter after 25 years of dedicated service to TCI.”

Preserving the inherent charm and elegance that defines the resort, The Sands’ renovation introduces enhancements across every facet of the guest experience, infusing modern amenities and stylish accents that captivate the senses. The newly reimagined open-air lobby welcomes guests into a contemporary ambiance, while meticulously refreshed guest suites boast updated furnishings and finishes, artfully adorned with decorative touches in cool blue tones and topped-off with crisp white linens. Beyond the chic room redesigns, the sleek new bathrooms feature oversized walk-in showers and frameless glass doors with rain-style shower heads, seamlessly blending coastal aesthetics with indoor luxury to provide an indulgent experience for guests.

Dr. Stan Hartling remarked, “This milestone celebrates the visionary inception and the pivotal role that The Sands played in the success we now witness in the Turks and Caicos Islands tourism industry.” Today, The Sands, The Palms, and The Shore Club collectively stand as a testament to the group’s stellar commitment, and the development of The Sands acting as the driving force to nearly $500,000,000 in Hartling Groups’ current value investment on the island. These properties not only redefine luxury living but also serve as significant employers, providing jobs for over 800 people in TCI.

#SandsationalSands25 Contest Kick-off
As part of the kick-off celebration for The Sands at Grace Bay’s 25th Anniversary, everyone is invited to participate in the #SandsationalSands25 contest! Past and present guests are encouraged to share their fondest memories at this iconic resort in a creative short photo story or video with a 25th-anniversary twist for a chance to win a 3-night getaway package to experience the magic of The Sands once again. Contest details can be viewed online at:

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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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The Sands at Grace Bay Announces Renovations and Upgrades Seasonal Closure

During what is normally a slow time in the Caribbean islands, Hartling Group announced Monday morning that it will close The Sands at Grace Bay resort on September 1 through October 14 and will utilize this time for some additional renovations and upgrades to theThe Sands at Grace Bay 2020 popular Grace Bay Beach resort.

“Our decision to close was not an easy one, said Karen Whitt, VP of Sales & Marketing for Hartling Group, however Hartling Group operates three resorts in the Turks and Caicos Islands, The Sands at Grace Bay, The Palms and The Shore Club, and this does provide some options. It is noted that The Shore Club will remain open for business as usual, and The Palms will offer an extended “long-term stay,” option for persons wishing to visit for 14 or 30 days with limited services. More details of that promotion will be shared in another release.”

The resort is currently contacting guests with existing reservations at The Sands with options for their stay. Clients can also contact our reservations department at [email protected] or call toll-free 877-777-2637.

The Turks and Caicos Islands re-opened their borders on July 22, and visitors have been enjoying the usual low-density, high level service and amenities that the TCI has become famous for. The top priority of Hartling Group has been the health and well-being of our guests, employees, and the community. We look forward to resuming normal operations and welcoming visitors back to The Sands at Grace Bay on October 15th.

The sands at Grace Bay Hobie CatThe Sands at Grace Bay is situated on the world-renowned 12-mile crescent of powdery white sand known as Grace Bay Beach. The Sands at Grace Bay continue to gain acclaim showcased by the many awards and positive guest reviews that our resort and dedicated employees continue receiving, including “Best Family Resort” in The Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2019; “Guest Review Award;” and Family Vacation Critic once again named The Sands as a “2019 Family Favorite Hotel.” The resort is proud to carry the acclaim as a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence property for the eighth year. Plus U.S. News & World Report has named The Sands as one of the 2019 “Best Hotels in the Turks and Caicos”– a commendation the resort has received since 2015.

This 114-room resort offers accommodations in junior suites and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom suites ranging from 1,000 to 1,600 square feet, all of which combine comfort-focused amenities and spectacular natural surroundings. Suites also come with fully equipped kitchens appointed with stainless appliances, dining and living room areas, private balconies, washer/dryers and more. The Sands at Grace Bay is the home of Hemingway’s Restaurant and Bar – a legendary beach-side venue and local favorite. Spa treatments by Spa Tropique are also available by appointment.

For additional information or to book, visit – or call toll-free from the U.S. (877) 777-2637 or from Canada (800) 567-5327. Travel agents receive ten percent commissions for bookings made at The Sands at Grace Bay.


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Touring Grand Turk in Great Company – an Extension of “Hartling Girls Empowered” Day

As GM of The Sands at Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos resident, and part of Team Hartling, I was thrilled to participate in the Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre Summer Camp Program that took place at The Palms Resort called “Hartling Girls Empowered” day. It was a special experience to mentor teenage girls from the island. I learned that one of them had never been off of Providenciales so I decided to take her to Grand Turk to visit as many sights and attractions that we could see in a day. She would be “Tourist for a day,” learning about her country’s heritage, history, and facts via her own experiences and through her own eyes live and in person.

It was an amazing adventure that we shared and that she documented in a journal along the way.  Here’s a photo tour of some of the interesting and simply breathtaking sights that we visited together:

Flight to Grand Turk from Provo

Aerial view from the plane’s cockpit on our flight to Grand Turk from Provo

Learning about the Grand Turk Historic Lighthouse

Learning about the Historic Grand Turk Lighthouse

Built in London and shipped to Grand Turk in 1852, The Grand Turk Lighthouse

Built in London in 1852, the lighthouse was shipped to Grand Turk

Did you know that Grand Turk was the first landfall of Christopher Columbus in the new world?

Grand Turk certainly has beautiful beaches!

Flamingos on Grand Turk

Check out some of the exotic local resident flamingos

Don’t be surprised by the unique street signs…

Donkey on Grand Turk

You are sure to see donkeys along your travels on Grand Turk — and even a British-style telephone booth

The Mystery Wreck of Molasses Reef

It was fun to learn about “The Mystery Wreck of Molasses Reef at the Turks and Caicos National Museum, Grand Turk

Excavating the mystery wreck of Molasses Reef - Grand Turk

Dating back to the 16th century, it is the oldest wreck of a European ship in the Americas that has been scientifically excavated (Turks and Caicos National Museum, Grand Turk)

Check out some of the 16th century finds excavated in the ship wreck (Turks and Caicos National Museum, Grand Turk)

Replica of John Glenn's Friendship 7 on Grand Turk

We saw the replica of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft at the entrance to the airport. The original landed in the Atlantic near Turks and Caicos islands. The USS Randolph brought the capsule to the shores of Grand Turk, then it was transferred to Grand Turk dock via a small launch. From there it was secured and taken to Grand Turk airport for the return flight to Florida.

History of John Glenn on Grand Turk

Exciting and intriguing history greeted us including images of John Glenn after his lunar capsule landed off the waters of Grand Turk

Cruise ship in port of Grand Turk - Turks and Caicos

We even caught a great view of one of the many mega cruise ships that visit Grand Turk every week

mango smoothies at Bohio Resort on Grannd Turk - Turks and Caicos

We enjoyed lunch at Osprey Beach Resort, then we went for a dip in the ocean at Bohio Resort whilst sipping on their deliciously concocted mango smoothies, with our packed bag of snacks we made out well for our day of exploration!

Grand Turk 2017

With so much to see and do our day of touring Grand Turk was as splendid as the island is beautiful!

Stay tuned for some more great adventures that we look forward to sharing together in the future…and continue our mission of mentoring and empowering girls from our island home.

Mona Beeson, General Manager, The Sands at Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands, B.W.I.



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Spring Into Summer Rates & Our 4th Night Free Deal!

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Image Courtesy Visit TCI

Located on Providenciales’ Grace Bay Beach – recently named the World’s #1 Beach by TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards – The Sands at Grace Bay is tempting spring and summer travelers with its 4th Night Free offer and reduced low-season rates starting from only $195 per night. Named one of the, “Best Hotels in Turks & Caicos” for 2016 by the U.S. News & World Report, a “2015 Family Favorite Hotel” from Family Vacation Critic and a recipient of’s “2015 Couples Choice Award”, our resort is leading choice amongst travelers of all ages seeking an affordable yet luxurious stay in one of the Caribbean’s most sought after beach vacation destinations.

In addition to offering some of the most affordable rates along Provo’s world-famous Grace Bay Beach, guests also benefit from the following free resort amenities during their stay: complimentary use of watersports equipment – including kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snorkel gear and Hobie Cats; bicycles for island exploration; a Tuesday Manager’s cocktail party; three free-form swimming pools; a tennis/basketball court, and more.

Our reduced low-season rates that start from only $195 per night are available for travel beginning April 9th through December 23rd, 2016. The resort-wide 4th Night FREE Deal is valid for new bookings of three nights or more, for travel between May 1st through December 23rd. The free night is not transferable or redeemable for cash, and is not applicable for groups. More resort information may be found online at – or by calling toll-free from the U.S. (877) 777-2637 or from Canada (800) 567-5327. Travel agents receive a ten percent commission for all bookings made at The Sands at Grace Bay.

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USA Today Spotlights The Sands at Grace Bay

This past month USA Today’s Melanie Reffes visited The Sands at Grace Bay and wrote an incredible article highlighting her stay at our Turks & Caicos resort! Below is the Seaside Splendor article written by Melanie Reffes, accompanied by her beautiful photo tour of The Sands at Grace Bay which can be fully viewed on the USA Today website: Seaside Splendor.

Less than two hours by air from Miami, Providenciales is the biggest island in the Turks and Caicos and a sunny escape from the winter winds at home. Seven miles from the Providenciales International Airport, The Sands at Grace Bay fronts the baby-blue sea on Grace Bay Beach; the finest talc white sandy stretch on the island. The resort marries Caribbean chic with a casual vibe in 114 suites and studios in six three-story buildings that stand no higher than a palm tree. Each one to three bedroom suite features with ocean or garden views and all of them are spacious — up to 1,600 square feet — and have modern kitchens, dining rooms, washers and dryers and screened in furnished patios and balconies ideal for an afternoon siesta or a cocktail as the sun sets behind the beach. Studios with ocean or garden views are cozy comfy with pull-out couches for guests (or small kids). Wi-Fi is high-speed and complimentary throughout the resort.


For the active-minded, gratis bicycles are perfect for exploring the island, tennis and basketball court is lit for night play and the fitness center stays open until 11 p.m. The Sands at Grace Bay is also a short hop from the 18-hole Provo Golf Course and a pair of marinas for those wishing to explore the island by boat. Caicos Dream Tours arranges paddle boarding, kayaking, Hobie cat sails, spectacular snorkeling and diving in the healthy barrier reef and tours around the island. If you’re lucky, you may spot JoJo; the playful dolphin who has called this section of the sea home since 1980. If you’re just looking to wind down, find your own lazy hammock in the Coconut Grove Garden, revel in a calming soak in the open-air Jacuzzi, plant yourself on a sun lounger by one of three pools or snag a shady spot on the beach under a thatched palapa. For a regal rubdown; massages at Spa Tropique or en-suite are blissfully serene.


A culinary ode to Ernest Hemingway, who fished in the sea surrounding the island, Hemingway’s is beachside dining perfection from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Perched on the shore with servers so friendly you’ll swear you’ve met them before, a table on the dune deck is where to greet the morning with a spicy Blood Mary, stack of crazy good almond pancakes or a yummy ’Ernest’ omelette with a dab of the local hot sauce called ‘Ghost Story’. Big salads are divine for lunch and for dinner; locally-caught frittered conch and a buttery South Caicos lobster tail are the order of the day. Save room for a key lime pie martini and a deliciously shareable fried ice cream served in a sweet tortilla basket sprinkled with cinnamon powdered sugar and chocolate sauce.


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Pamper Yourself at Our Turks & Caicos Spa

From sipping pina coladas along our incredible stretch of world-famous Grace Bay Beach and three pools to relaxing on our lush landscaped resort property that offers shaded areas with hammocks strung between coconut trees, travelers will enjoy plenty of coconut experiences during their visit to our Turks & Caicos spa and stay at The Sands at Grace Bay.

However, resort guests may not be aware that our Spa Tropique offers tropical coconut and island-inspired spa services including a popular “Kookoo for Coconuts” kiwi and coconut body scrub treatment that was recently featured in a USA Today travel article and leaves your skin silky smooth with a radiant glow.

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Spa Tropique’s $80 ‘Koo-Koo for Coconuts’ body scrub treatment is a custom blend of organic essential oils, therapeutic herbs, exotic botanical extracts, vitamins and minerals to deliver optimal health benefits. The ‘Koo-Koo for Coconuts’ scrub uses Bali sea salts and edible coconut to leave skin glowing and silky smooth. Coconut hydrates and boosts your immune system while Kiwi, a well-known anti-oxidant, brightens the skin to give it a more youthful, healthier look.

The scrub is high in Vitamins A, C and E and helps to promote the absorption of iron. This aromatic salt glow formula is perfect for all skin types and leaves the skin absolutely lustrous.

Spa Tropique also offers an array of unique body treatment spa services that are inspired by fresh and local ingredients found around the tropical Turks & Caicos Islands, such as the “Caribbean Wrapsody” Papaya-Pineapple hydrating body wrap, the “Caicos Roll” detoxifying seaweed wrap, or the “Smooth Operator Sugar Scrub” complete with mango, passion fruit and loaded with antioxidants.

For more information on Turks and Caicos Spa Tropique’s services or to make an appointment during your next stay at The Sands at Grace Bay, visit:

About the Sands at Grace Bay

Experience an earthly wonder of sand and sea at our 114-suite luxury resort on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies.

Family-friendly, yet ideally suited for romantic getaways and wedding celebrations, The Sands at Grace Bay offers a harmonious balance of home comforts and sublime Caribbean elegance – as well as a picture perfect location on the sparkling shores of Grace Bay Beach.

If you are dreaming of a beach holiday in the Caribbean that gives you the flexibility of having your own fully-equipped suite while enticing you with fine dining, pristine grounds and sigh-inducing vistas, we look forward to welcoming you to The Sands at Grace Bay.








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Affordable Turks and Caicos Destination Weddings

Located on Providenciales, Turks & Caicos’ pristine stretch of Grace Bay Beach, there may be no better place in the world to plan Caribbean beach destination weddings than at The Sands at Grace Bay. Our two intimate and affordable beach wedding ceremony packages for 2015 are both under $5,000, and allow couples to plan their dream beach wedding that is within their budget in the increasingly popular Caribbean wedding destination of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos – named the #1 Island In The World by TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Our customizable packages provide couples with the basic elements for an elegant beach wedding ceremony for up to ten people, with the ability to invite additional wedding guests and based on your ceremony and reception desires. We have partnered with the very best local vendors – including Brilliant by Tropical Imaging, one of the top 5 Photography Studios in the Caribbean (also responsible for these incredible wedding photos that were recently taken at a wedding held at The Sands) – to offer special packages and pricing for couples to select from a variety of wedding day “extras” – including wedding photography packages, reception dining and rehearsal dinner packages, florists, entertainers, island excursions, hair and makeup artist and much more.

Our “Let’s Say I Do” Package is from $1,895 Per Couple and includes:

  • On-Site Event Assistance
  • Assistance to Obtain Marriage License and Marital Paperwork
  • Officiant for Wedding Ceremony
  • Witness, if needed
  • Bridal Bouquet and Groom’s Boutonniere
  • Wedding Cake (serves 10 people)
  • 10 Complimentary Wedding Chairs adorned with chair covers
  • iPod Docking Station
  • 4 Pole Beach Wedding Arch with White Sheer cloth
  • Special Welcome Amenity
  • Special Turndown Service on Night of Wedding

Our “Let’s Go For It” package, from $4,750 Per Couple, includes all the offerings from the “Let’s Say I Do” package, with the following additions:

  • Brilliant by Tropical Imaging Photograph Package, which includes:
    • A 2-hour shoot
    • Beautiful 10×10 Turks & Caicos book with 30 pages
    • All Digital Files
  • Spa Tropique’s “I Do” Bride & Groom Spa Package that includes the following His & Her Treatments:
    • 70-Minute Swedish Massages
    • Delicious Full-Scalp Massages
    • Fabulous Foot Massages

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Our wedding package prices are based on a 10 person wedding and do not include room accommodations or the resort’s 10% service charge and 12% government tax. For each additional wedding guest (up to 20 persons) an additional $25 per person charge will be applied to the total package price. For groups over 20, customized package pricing will apply.

For more information on our affordable wedding packages and for more information on weddings in Turks & Caicos, visit or call toll-free from the U.S. (877) 777-2637 and ask to speak with our wedding coordinator.

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Private Turks and Caicos Tours With Caicos Dream Tours

Plan Your Perfect Day In Providenciales

Caicos Dream Tours offers some of the best Turks and Caicos tours. Private charters give resort guests of The Sands at Grace Bay the option to choose from their impressive fleet of power boats and catamarans to reserve for a half or full day. With boats that can accommodate up to 12 guests, there are plenty of sights to see and things you can do during your private charter excursion including snorkeling the Barrier Reef, bottom fishing, exploring secluded islands and private beaches, sightseeing around the cays, tubing, conch diving and more. Caicos Dream Tours will help you customize your perfect half or full day trip based on your specific interests and group size. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two, a family reunion, a wedding party or a fun trip with friends, the fully equipped boats and professional Caicos Dream Tours staff and boat captains will help make your special occasion even more spectacular.





Half-Day Private Charters:

Half-day charters are offered for a 4-hour reservation time period with both morning (9:00am) and afternoon (1:30pm) departure options. The charter includes complimentary gourmet sandwiches, freshly grilled fish and lobster (when in season), conch salad and light snacks and refreshments including beer, rum punch, soft drinks and water. The private half-day charter costs $1,100 for up to 12 guests, with an additional charge of $89 per person for groups of more than 12 people.

Full-Day Private Charters:

Full-day charters may be reserved for an 8-hour time period, with 9:00am departure times. The full day charters include a beach BBQ complete with chicken and freshly grilled fish and lobster (when in season), conch salad and light snacks and refreshments including beer, rum punch, soft drinks and water. The full-day charter costs $2,200 for up to 12 guests, with an additional charge of $179 per person for groups of more than 12 people.


Guests of all ages and abilities are welcome on this tour. Children under two years of age are complimentary. Persons with limited mobilities are welcome but please provide Caicos Dream Tours with prior notice so they may arrange special transport to the marina and provide extra assistance and/or accommodations as needed. For cancellations or to reschedule a tour: call a minimum of 24 hours prior to your tour to avoid cancellation charges. Credit card information is required to reserve your spot on this excursion but guests will not be charged until after the excursion takes place.

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The Sands At Grace Bay Is Named A “Family Favorite” Hotel By Family Vacation Critic

TripAdvisor’s family travel site, Family Vacation Critic, has just released its first annual hotel awards and The Sands at Grace Bay received a “Family Vacation Critic Favorite” 2014 Award based on expert and consumer feedback. We are honored that our resort was named one of the Top Caribbean Family Resorts & Hotels by this leading family vacation website! More information on this Family Vacation Critic award is below (taken from a Vacation Family Critic press announcement):


“Every hotel listed on Family Vacation Critic has been hand-chosen by our editors as being appropriate for families, so this award really highlights those that go above and beyond,” says Lissa Poirot, editor of Family Vacation Critic. “Finding a true family-friendly hotel can be challenging, but these hotels have received a seal of approval from real families, and can truly identify themselves as places that family travelers have rated the best.”

To be named to the list of Family Vacation Critic Favorites, hotels must have met the following criteria:

o Hotel must have been personally vetted and visited by a member of Family Vacation Critic’s editorial team, and receive either a four- or five-star editorial rating.

o Hotel must have been recommended by 75% or more families who have reviewed the property, with a four- or five-star review rating.

The elite group of hotels meeting the requirements represent the top 12 percent of hotels listed on the Family Vacation Critic site.

For more information on the winning hotels, visit 2014 Family Vacation Critic Favorite Hotels.