The Sands

Resort Activities

Family-friendly resort amenities, optional excursions and island attractions await at The Sands at Grace Bay.

Our spacious suites offer all the comforts of home and are ideal family-sharing accommodations. Our complimentary resort amenities that range from water sports equipment, bicycles, three swimming pools and much more – offer plenty of ways for families to have fun under the sun. Our resort’s world-famous Grace Bay Beach location boasting pristine white-sand and warm, crystal-clear ocean water simply can’t be beat.

Families seeking an added-value Caribbean vacation experience and quality time together in the world’s leading beach destination, should look no further than The Sands at Grace Bay. Our top-rated resort caters to families of all types and ages, from new parents traveling with infants or toddlers, to families with school-aged children and teens, to grandparents traveling with their grandchildren, and even groups of families vacationing together for a special occasion or family reunion.

We invite you to explore our family pages for a brief overview of our family-friendly resort amenities, optional excursions and island attractions, kid-friendly dining options and more. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to our tropical paradise.

“Here families find comfort in spending time together in the pool and on the beach, enjoying a snorkeling excursion through the resort’s partner Ocean Vibes, swinging on hammocks with books, and just sitting around the table on the patio, taking in the views while eating fresh fruit and conch.” – Editor, Family Vacation Critic

Resort Amenities to Enhance Family Vacations

Enjoy many conveniences and amenities while staying at The Sands at Grace Bay.

In-Room Amenities: The resort’s accommodations feature all the comforts of home – complete with modern kitchens and appliances, dining and living room areas with comfy couches and a TV, screened-in balconies, and washer & dryers (in most units). For those traveling with infants or toddlers, the resort offers roll-away cribs, high chairs, and pack & plays that are available upon request.

Watersports: We offer a variety of exciting ways for families to enjoy ocean activities together during their stay. To fully appreciate our Grace Bay Beach location, we provide our guests with free use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, stand-up paddleboards, volley ball and Hobie Cats. This complimentary watersports equipment can be reserved at our Beach Hut, between 8:30am and 4:00pm daily. Our friendly Beach Hut staff will provide helpful tips for the use of all equipment.

Bicycles: Complimentary bicycles are available for guest use for nearby exploring from daylight to dusk. Bicycles can be reserved at the front desk on a first-come, first-serve basis. Our resort bicycles are a convenient and fun way for families to explore close-by island sights, beaches, and visit the local shops and restaurants during their stay.

3 Swimming Pools: Families have their choice of three free-form swimming pools that flow throughout a central garden courtyard and are connected by canals. The resort’s heated swimming pool offers stunning ocean views, and our 18-foot diameter children’s pool is ideal for small children. A cascading waterfall, a relaxing Jacuzzi, and small grottoes adorn our pools. Lounge chairs and towels are available poolside.

Tennis, Pickleball & Basketball: The resort’s outdoor tennis/basketball court are available from 6:00am to 11:00pm daily and are lit for night play. Racquets are provided when guests reserve their court time at the front desk, and tennis balls are for sale at our resort convenience store. A family game of tennis or basketball is a great way to help the kids burn off some extra energy before relaxing by one of our three pools or beach.

Babysitting: Our in-room babysitting services allow parents to enjoy a romantic dinner, a couples spa treatment, or quality alone time together during their family vacation. The hourly babysitting rates, with a maximum of three children per babysitter, are as follows: $12/hr for 1 child, $16/hr for 2 children, and $26/hr for 3 children. Please contact the resort concierge for more details and provide a minimum notice of 24 hours when requesting babysitting arrangements, as this is an independent contract service.

Games: Reserved for a rainy afternoon or for families looking for a fun game night with the kids, we provide a variety of board games that guests may sign out at our front desk during their stay. Some of these family favorite games include scrabble, dominoes, and Trouble. Please visit the front desk to view our complete game board selection.

DVD Players: We also offer DVD players compatible with our in-room TV’s that guests may sign out from the front desk. We do not offer movies, however, we encourage families to bring some of their child’s favorite DVDs from home. DVDs may also be rented from the nearest video store on the island.

Spa Tropique: Our on-property Spa Tropique offers a “Mommy & Me Little Mermaid Package” that was created with mothers and daughters in mind. It includes a Spa Manicure and Spa Pedicure for mom, a child’s Mermaid Manicure and Mermaid Pedicure, and Happy Hair Braiding or Wrapping. The Spa offers a variety of different packages and individual services including manicures and pedicures, massages, facials, and much more. Click for more about Spa Tropique for more details. 

Lay Back and Relax at Our Resort Spa

A divine jumpstart to your Caribbean holiday or wedding celebration.

With two treatment rooms conveniently located in at the resort, Spa Tropique promises a blissful escape to relax and revitalize during your Turks & Caicos trip. Choose from a range of spa packages which include pampering bundles such as facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, or customize your experience. 

Our trained aestheticians and massage therapists can guide you through the diverse spa menu to help select the treatment options that will offer you the most benefit. Massage offerings range from a classic Swedish and hot stone massage to a deep tissue and couples massage. Inspired by the tropical island of Turks & Caicos, some of the unique facial and body services include a strawberry or papaya face mask, kiwi & coconut body polish, a smoothing mango and passion fruit scrub, and a detoxifying seaweed wrap.

Spa Tropique Wedding Packages & Services

If you are planning a wedding in the Turks and Caicos, Spa Tropique offers a variety of special services and wedding packages to relax and rejuvenate brides and grooms before or after their big day, including the following:

·       “His & Hers” couples massages

·       Manicures & pedicures

·       Body polishes

The spa also offers special packages for bridesmaids, mothers of the Bride & Groom, and separate bride and groom relaxation packages.

Spa Hours – The Spa Tropique is open 7 days a week with treatments scheduled between 9am-7pm.

Reservations – For advance reservations please call 649-331-6060, or email at [email protected].

Spa Menu – Browse the spa menu by clicking on the link below:

Our Excellence

  • Hemingway’s Restaurant & Bar – oceanfront location serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • 3 swimming pools with waterfall connected via canals
  • Outdoor in-ground jacuzzi
  • Tennis court
  • Beach and poolside cocktail service
  • Tour and excursion desk operated by Caicos Dream Tours
  • On site massage therapy and spa treatments by Spa Tropique
  • Fully air-conditioned fitness center
  • “The Sand Dollar” Convenience store
  • Hospitality center
  • Coconut grove with hammocks
  • 18-hole championship golf course – less than five-minute drive
  • Concierge service for car rental, taxi, and all other reservations you may require.
  • Welcome drink upon arrival
  • Wi-Fi
  • Beach and pool lounge chairs & towels
  • Use of bicycles
  • Use of non-motorized water sports – Hobie cats, sea kayaks & snorkeling
  • Palapa beach shades