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The Sands at Grace Bay Voted #1 Caribbean Resort in 2024 USA TODAY 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards

The Sands at Grace Bay proudly announces that it has been voted the #1 Caribbean Resort in the esteemed 2024 USA TODAY 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards! This prestigious accolade underscores the unwavering commitment to excellence and unparalleled guest experiences that define The Sands at Grace Bay.

Expressing heartfelt gratitude to the cherished guests, loyal fans, and dedicated team members, Mona Beeson, General Manager of The Sands at Grace Bay, remarked, “Thank you to all of our beloved guests, fans, and friends for voting! We are thrilled to share this celebration with you all and with our team, who work diligently to welcome our guests with stellar service every day – this award is for all you do.”

The Sands at Grace Bay invites both returning and new guests to savor every moment at its award-winning resort, promising an unforgettable experience amid the breathtaking beauty of Turks & Caicos.

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The Sands at Grace Bay Voted #1 Caribbean Resort in USA TODAY 10Best Awards

The Sands at Grace Bay is thrilled to announce that it has been voted #1 Caribbean Resort in the USA TODAY 10Best Top Ten Caribbean Resorts Awards as chosen by a panel of Caribbean travel experts and voted by readers as the best in the region.

Commenting on this preeminent award, The Sands’ General Manager Mona Beeson said, “This outstanding accolade naming The Sands as the 2023 Best Caribbean Resort is the direct result of a comprehensive and collective team effort across all areas of our resort. When we heard that we had been nominated we felt honored and now that we have been voted #1 Caribbean resort we are simply overjoyed and enthusiastic to express our gratitude! To add to this fabulous news, Hemingway’s Restaurant situated oceanfront here at The Sands was named Best Restaurant in the Caribbean, garnering the #1 spot on the list of Top Caribbean Restaurants. We look forward to celebrating all the year through and will continue striving for excellence in every aspect of our guests experience. 

Thank you to each and everyone who voted. The overwhelming response from our valued past guests and Sands’ fans is ultra-heartwarming and profusely appreciated. We graciously thank you for your support. It’s the perfect time to come for a visit and be part of the celebration!”

Click to read the USA TODAY 10Best “Best of the Caribbean for 2023” that shares the top winners in all categories. The Sands at Grace Bay is honored to be in such distinguished company.

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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.